The Surrey

20 East 76th Street | New York, NY 10021 [See Map]
#18 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1154 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 190 rooms, 17 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Traditional, Modern, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

This art deco-beaux arts boutique sits on Manhattan's posh Upper East Side, tempting travelers to indulge in mouthwatering cuisine at Café Boulud bistro, stroll around its private roof garden and sleep soundly in its cozy, intimate accommodations. Each of The Surrey's salons and suites comes appointed with extravagant extras, such as iPod docking stations, sleek flat-screen TVs, deluxe Sferra bedding and even fireplaces and private terraces (in select rooms). Most recent visitors say that The Surrey's location and ambiance exudes a true New York experience, rather than a touristy one. Guests also say the high nightly rate is well worth the cost, highlighting the hotel's plush guest rooms and gracious staff as compelling reasons to return. Frequent guests invited into Relais & Châteaux's exclusive Club 5C may receive complimentary perks, such as free upgrades for choosing to stay here.

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Critic Reviews


“Along with the Beaux Arts grandeur of the building, the rooms and public spaces are adorned with art by Jenny Holzer, Richard Serra, and William Kentridge.”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended


“After a $60 million renovation in 2009, this 190-room hotel on the Upper East Side is ready to pull guests away from the nearby Carlyle with room service by Cafe Boulud, a private rooftop garden with butler service, and some of the most comfortable hotel beds in New York.”

The New York Times

“The Surrey has all the makings of one of Manhattan’s fine hotels and gets a boost because of its attractive location. However, the service in some areas could use improvement.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

The Surrey has luxury guest rooms that feature hand-painted armoires, oversized desks and sitting areas. Each room is decorated in a minimalist black and gray color scheme.

  • Duxiana beds and custom Sfera bedding
  • Bathrooms with oversized glass-enclosed showers

Standard room size:

330 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1154 guests have reviewed the The Surrey, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1154 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, The Surrey is close to Madison Avenue shopping, Central Park and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

  • Located in a quieter, residential area
  • Longer distance to restaurants than some high-end competitor hotels
  • 24-hour valet parking ($65 to $75)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


Café Boulud is a Michelin-starred restaurant featuring the French cuisine of Chef Daniel Boulud. Bar Pleiades, located next door, features the signature cocktails of bartender Darryl Chan and an extensive wine list.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
  • French cuisine
  • Two private dining areas each seat 18 people

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:



Michelin Star, AAA/CAA
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast



The Cornelia Spa offers facials, massages, body treatments and a line of luxury skin care products and specialty teas.

  • 30-minute versions of several of its therapies and treatments can be requested
  • Customized treatments available on request

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


A special family package with continental breakfast for four and special family programming is available, starting at $1,300.

  • Family package includes two complimentary passes to a family program at the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Package also includes movie night with a family film favorite of your choice
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The gym on the hotel's second floor is available to guests 24 hours a day. It features cardio equipment and offers personal training opportunities.

  • Yoga and Pilates classes available
  • Private sessions can be arranged
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


There is a fee to use the business center's two computers, and printing services are available, also for a fee. Meetings and cocktail receptions can be arranged in the Penthouse and Presidential suites.

  • Presidential suite can host up to 75 guests
  • Private dining rooms are also available

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Surrey’s Posh Pets program offers dog cuisine and amenities, as well as pet-sitting services. Food and water bowls are provided for pets.

  • Curated biscuit menu and box of treats from Bocce's Bakery
  • Monogrammed dog beds available in two sizes
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The Surrey has three options to accommodate weddings: Its rooftop terrace, the Penthouse Suite or the Presidential Suite.

  • Concierge can arrange custom requests
  • Custom menus catered by Café Boulud are available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Surrey

20 East 76th Street | New York, NY 10021 [See Full Map]