The Surrey

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Address: 20 East 76th Street, New York City, 10021, United States

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.3

Upper East Side opulence at its finest.

The Upper East Side is my least favorite neighborhood in all of New York City. It tends to be too stuffy and boring for me. But then I discover a gem like The Surrey hotel, which alters my perception of the neighborhood. Once a home away from home for Hollywood icons such as Bette Davis and Claudette Colbert, the hotel has it all: beautiful rooms, impeccable service and great dining. And it's far from the maddening tourist throngs that plague much of the city. 

Location
2.8
90%
Eating/drinking
4.8
90%
Leisure facilities
3.9
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
3
90%
Bedrooms
4.2
90%
Public areas
3.5
90%

Location

On a quiet, tree-lined stretch of the Upper East Side. You won't find much nightlife here but you'll certainly be able to get a good night's sleep.

Bedrooms

The rooms, AKA salons, are elegantly appointed in whites and muted grays with Duxiana beds, Pratesi linens, beautifully decorated wardrobes, plush carpets and brocade pillows. Some salons have terraces and fireplaces. The suites have living areas, terraces, marble soaking tubs, terraces and cozy kitchens.

The penthouse suite has a small foyer, larger kitchen, marble fireplace, a retractable screen for movie viewing and a wraparound terrace with stunning views of Central Park. Check out the private garden that only you are allowed access to. Pets get to sleep on their own Lauren Rottet–designed pet bed.

Public areas

The marble lobby is elegant but not sterile with a gray chaise, white orchids and candles lining a wall.

Eating and drinking

World-renowned chef Daniel Boulud operates the Michelin-starred Café Boulud. Boulud is a virtuoso when it comes to modern French cuisine. Even if you don't stay at the hotel, you have to dine here. Bar Pleiades is an Art Deco bar and part of the Boulud empire. 

Leisure facilities

The Surrey Spa is, like the rest of the property, truly elegant, an oasis in the city. Head here for fabulous customized treatments.

Service

Service is beyond impeccable. I truly loved the warm welcome. Porters are always on hand to help.

Who stays there

Couples, mature travelers, honeymooners. 

Price advice

The hotel runs various promotions throughout the year.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Romance
  • Chilling out
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Elegant rooms
  • On a quiet tree-lined street
  • Price
  • Far away from the action
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