Upper East Side

Surrey Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Ultra-posh boutique pad is just one block to Central Park
  • On-site Michelin-starred French restaurant and a heavenly spa
  • Private rooftop garden and bar for guests and select club members
  • Free Bobbin Bike rentals to explore the city

Map & Directions

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).

Rooms & Rates

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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



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Internet access (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

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: 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.

Fees: Effective August 29, 2017, all new guest bookings are subject to a Hotel Facilities Fee of $35 (plus tax = $38.11). This fee will be added to your bill and includes:

  • Morning Tea & Coffee offerings served in the lobby daily
  • $10 daily food and drink credit to our in-room mini-bar*
  • Unlimited high speed Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel for unlimited devices
  • Unlimited local and domestic long distance calls
  • Les Clefs d’Or concierge services
  • 24/7 access to our state-of-the-art Fitness Center
  • Daily turndown service & bottled water
  • Overnight shoeshine services
  • Newspaper delivery throughout the entirety of your stay
  • Unlimited use of the house car within 10 blocks of the hotel**
*Must be redeemed daily, credit may not be rolled over
**Based on availability
***Fee is exclusive of service gratuities

Cancellation: 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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