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

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

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The Surrey

2289 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1605
  • Very Good 362
  • Average 176
  • Poor 88
  • Terrible 58

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Nov 10, 2019

Great Hotel! 5 STARS!

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.
Nov 10, 2019

poor customer service

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.
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