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

2341 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1635
  • Very Good 369
  • Average 186
  • Poor 89
  • Terrible 63

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Jan 21, 2020

Perfect birthday weekend!

Illinois, United States

This hotel has it all-location, style, great food! The rooms are nice sized with a lovely decor. But the most important thing of all is the people. Everyone I dealt with from the front desk staff to the concierge to room service was friendly, helpful and responsive. And the special touches like champagne and macarons for my birthday were the icing on top. I have stayed at many hotels in NYC over the years. This is one of the best! I’m stunned that it isn’t listed in Trip Advisor’s Top 50 NYC hotels. In my opinion it should be.
Jan 20, 2020

Great stay!

Enjoyed my stay at the surrey. Front desk was super friendly, Victoria was very, very professional, knowledgeable and made my stay more memorable. I had a great stay and will be definitely visiting again.
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