Tucked discretely off the chicest stretch of Madison Avenue in Manhattan's Upper East Side, The Surrey has served as a celebrity hideaway for nearly a century (JFK and Bette Davis are among many notable past guests). It's in an ideal spot for those who came to the Big Apple to shop -- labels like Christian Louboutin, Carolina Herrera and Missoni are literally around the corner. Just two blocks away are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, the Whitney and the Neue Galerie, and there are free Bobbin Bikes for guests to explore the city.
Listed as a New York Magazine Critics' Pick and securing places on the Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure top hotels lists in 2013, The Surrey has a refined style and a killer art collection -- characteristic of the posh townhouses that dominate this upscale pocket of Manhattan. Its location one block from Central Park is a key selling point, but the hotel also has its own plot of greenery -- a 2,200-square-foot private rooftop garden and bar that is accessible only to guests and members of its exclusive Patrons Club (open May-October).
Also on the premises is the Michelin-starred Café Boulud, run by celeb French chef Daniel Boulud. Reservations are recommended, or meals can be ordered via room service. The heavenly Cornelia Spa is also worth a visit, where guests can sip tea with artisan honey in a dreamy lounge, before slipping into one of the five treatment rooms for further pampering.
Guest rooms, which the hotel calls 'salons', have a sophisticated uptown décor with fine linens, a Duxiana bed, custom furniture and an all-marble bathroom. Select rooms come with a fireplace, terrace or soaking tub. The suites all have a separate bedroom and living room, and some include a kitchen and dining area.
From the press:
"The Surrey emerged from a $60 million makeover in November
2009... While the exterior of the 17-floor property remains unchanged, the
six-foot-high Chuck Close tapestry in the lobby of a wild-eyed Kate Moss is the
first tip-off that things here are decidedly not Upper East Side
business-as-usual" -- New York Magazine
"The Surrey has all the makings of one of Manhattan’s fine hotels and gets a boost because of its attractive location" -- New York Times
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Internet access (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Children and additional guests
Children ages 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using
existing bedding on request. Children 12 and older will be considered as adults.Cribs are not available. Extra bed available on request: $40 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be
added to your bill at the hotel.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $100 (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The flat rate for a cab from JFK to Manhattan is approximately $50, plus tip and tolls. The journey should take around 45 minutes. It is 20-25 minutes
from LaGuardia by car (in good traffic).
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You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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