What We Love
- Proximity to Central Park and many of the city’s top museums
- The “jetlag renewal” treatment at the hotel’s Cornelia Spa
- A 24/7 room service menu from the hotel’s Michelin-starred French Café Boulud, and seasonal cocktails at the charming Bar Pleiades
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Some rooms are interior-facing
- Pets are permitted, but fees apply
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Refined Upper East Side classic with a roof garden and restaurant by Daniel Boulud, steps away from Museum Mile
This renovated Beaux-Arts hotel feels more like an art lover’s elegant townhouse, with an understated sophistication befitting its Upper East Side address. The Lauren Rottet–designed space — done up in the black, white and sepia tones of the classic photography that inspired it — is a fitting home for the Imogen Cunningham and Chuck Close prints decorating its walls. Paintings, sketches and other works from modern artists, including Richard Serra, Mel Bochner and Jimmie Martin feel particularly apropos given the location, steps away from the Whitney Museum and Gagosian Gallery.
Bed and Bath
The Surrey’s Salon and Suite guestrooms, decorated in a handsome, neutral palette in line with hotel’s public spaces, include such upscale design details as hand-painted wardrobes and oversize desks with built-in vanities. Select rooms feature soaking tubs, fireplaces and private terraces, while all include exclusive toiletries by Mitchell and Peach and plush Pratesi robes, perfect for lounging around with a cocktail from the in-room bar, which is stocked with full-size bottles and garnishes.
Sample some of New York’s top French fare at Daniel Boulud’s Michelin-starred Café Boulud. During the warm months, snag a table on the sidewalk for excellent people-watching opportunities, or find respite from the bustle of the city at the hotel’s 2,200-square-foot private roof garden, which offers snacks such as charcuterie and sliders from the café, as well as fresh muddled lemonade and cocktails. After hours, settle into a booth at the hotel’s Art Deco Bar Pleiades and sip bartender Darryl Chan’s artfully mixed cocktails.
In the Area
Window-shop along Madison and Fifth Avenues, home to big name designer brands including Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and Chanel. Head east to Lexington Avenue for mom-and-pop boutiques locals swear by, such as Pan American Phoenix, which sells top-quality crafts, from silver cuff bracelets to butter dishes designed by William Spratling. For iconic outdoor New York, visit Central Park spots like Wollman Rink, for ice-skating in winter, or the Boathouse Restaurant for alfresco waterside dining followed by a row around the Lake.
How to Get There
Our stay was complemented by the excellent service of your Hotel.
Ms. Vanessa Garcia specially makes our stay at The Surrey an unforgettable experience, her interest in helping us in whatever we might need is alway met with professionalism, efficiency and courtesy.
Her care for us is outstanding! Ms. garcia definitely makes the Surrey a better place to stay.
Great location close to Central Park. Staff was super professional and friendly greeting me every morning as I left for the day and when I returned back from my daily activities.
Concierge recommendations were all spot on for food and activities. Even gave us complimentary 3 day passes for the Met museum which is within walking distance along w several other museums and attractions.
Beds were very comfortable w multiple pillow options. Which is nice!
Blackout shades make it easy to sleep in if you’d like.
Rooftop bar has an excellent view of the city and is private so it doesn’t get too crowded.
I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a hotel in NYC.
I have stayed at the Surrey many times, w asked for a late check out (1:45) so we could go enjoy a lunch and was told only till 1 pm was the best they could do. I explained that we did not arrive until 10 pm the eve before after a long travel day and wanted a relaxing day after....she seemed to not care. There are so many other options in the this area and would not stay at the Surrey again.