The Surrey

Top-rated Relais and Chateaux hotel near Central Park

One of New York’s top-rated hotels, The Surrey offers understated luxury in a prime upper East Side location just a block from Central park. This prestigious hotel started out in 1926 as a residence hotel and was home to many famous names including JFK and Bette Davis before enjoying a trend-setting renovation in recent years under the sympathetic guidance of trend-setting designer Lauren Rottet. Experience the serene joys of the private rooftop garden, stay fit with the fitness centre and Bobbin Bike hire scheme or indulge at the spa before finishing your day with a meal at the unmissable Cafe Boulud. This is New York done right.

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Hotel highlights

  • Prime location one block from Central Park
  • Relax in the spa
  • Experience life at the top with a private rooftop garden
  • Dine in style at Cafe Boulud
  • Artistic and refined interior design
  • Historic and iconic hotel dating from 1926

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  • 190 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18

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  • Room Only

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The Surrey

2364 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1650
  • Very Good 372
  • Average 189
  • Poor 90
  • Terrible 63

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Mar 21, 2020

A charming hotel

Helsinki, Finland

A charming, art deco style traditional beautiful hotel. Beautiful rooms, mine had widows to three directions. Very good service. Style! The only criticism could be that the bar was, at least on Saturday night, both very noisy and very dark, not comfortable for an old-fashioned person. And of course, the location is perfect. Most certainly, I want to be back! One more piece of information: A very nice restaurant, particularly for breakfast but also other meals just round the corner on Madison, Three Guys.
Mar 14, 2020

Never wanted to leave

New York City, New York

What an amazing stay at the Surrey the past few weeks. From the moment I checked in with my dog, we were warmly greeted and the warmth continued throughout the stay. The entire team was attentive and accommodating. Thank you to Vicki, Jessica, Lilly and the rest of the front desk staff. Georgina and I were sorry to have to leave and can’t wait to stay with you all again soon!
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