The Surrey Hotel – Upper East Side Hotels

Nestled in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, The Surrey hotel is both a familiar destination and an unexpected delight. You’ll find authentic service, cultural inspiration and singular experiences at every visit. Exceptional moments at The Surrey extend well beyond your accommodations. Whether you prefer entertaining in the private roof garden, indulging in a relaxing massage at the Spa or dining at your favorite table at Café Boulud, personality and personal preferences inform the hotel’s service from the moment you make your reservation. Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities over the years. JFK. Bette Davis. Claudette Colbert. Famous faces who recognized the allure of exceptional, discreet service. In re-creating The Surrey, we collaborated with acclaimed interior designer Lauren Rottet and paid special attention to maintaining the integrity of this history while modernizing what has become New York’s most intimate address. Rottet’s inspiration was a New York City townhouse passed down through the generations, the keeper of a lifetime of memories.

Features and Amenities

Classic character. Classic charm. The Surrey salons range from 330 to 570 square feet and include hand-painted wardrobes, oversized desks with built-in vanities and tranquil sitting areas. Select salons feature fireplaces, private terraces and soaking tubs. Step into your well-appointed salon and feel at home. Each salon is outfitted for ultimate comfort with a Duxiana bed and custom Sferra bedding. Bathrooms feature oversized glass-enclosed showers, Waterworks fixtures, luxurious Pratesi robes and exclusive toiletries by Laura Tonatto of Milan. For a better night’s sleep, the hotel offers the following selection of pillows: Buckwheat, Body, Hypo-allergenic, Duxiana® Spring, Duxiana® Hypoallergenic Down and Temperpedic®. The salons at The Surrey offer Samsung 37″ LCD TVs, iPod docks, private bars and electronic safes.

Luxuriously appointed and soothingly welcoming, the 605 – 660 square foot one bedroom suites are designed to exceed your standards of comfort and ease. With separate living rooms, many suites also include sleeper sofas, small kitchens, dining tables, soaking tubs and private terraces. Each suite is outfitted for ultimate comfort with a king size Duxiana bed and custom Sferra bedding.

The crown jewel at The Surrey is the penthouse. Passing through a stunning brass and copper door preserved from the original Surrey hotel, Penthouse Suite guests will experience the feeling of entering a sophisticated private residence. The 1,200 square foot suite offers extended luxury with ample living and dining areas, full kitchen and a 1,100 square foot private wraparound terrace. Located on the top floor of the hotel, the loft-like suite is ideal for entertaining, featuring stunning views of Central Park and the Upper East Side. The Penthouse Suite features a gracious seating area situated around a striking marble fireplace, an elegant dining room table with seating for 6 and a modern kitchen outfitted with GE appliances – perfect for entertaining on any scale. The oversized bedroom includes a private sitting area, wardrobe and a spacious master bath with glass-enclosed shower and soaking tub. Both the master bath and the half bath for guests feature Waterworks fixtures, luxurious Pratesi robes and exclusive toiletries by Laura Tonatto of Milan. Guests will enjoy additional residence-inspired luxuries such as a well-curated library and a Sanyo recessed projector with an 80” x 45” retractable screen. Outdoors, a generously appointed and fully furnished private terrace awaits. Your very own rooftop oasis also includes exclusive access to The Surrey private rooftop garden.

Perched peacefully on the 17th floor overlooking the Upper East Side and Central Park, the private rooftop garden at The Surrey is a true oasis. A tranquil, elegant setting for relaxing, a romantic evening or for business entertaining, the seasonal garden features butler service for beverages, and anything else you may require. The Gym, located on the second floor, is a fully equipped fitness center open to guests with room key access twenty-four hours a day. The center features state-of-the-art Life Fitness® cardio equipment with individual video screens and headsets for a more private workout experience. The gym also offers yoga, pilates and personal training session. The Surrey Hotel also boasts a 24/7 concierge, a state of the art spa and is pet friendly, even going so far as to provide luxury pet beds!

When it comes to dining, the options at The Surrey are all run by Daniel Boulud. Inspired by Chef Daniel Boulud’s unique twist on time-honored French cuisine prepared with fine seasonal American ingredients, Café Boulud celebrates New York’s café society with award-winning results. The restaurant’s accolades include a star in the Michelin Guide and a 3-star review in The New York Times. The restaurant’s menu reflects Boulud’s four culinary muses: la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, the flavors of world cuisines.

Offering the perfect place to meet, entertain or simply people-watch on Madison Avenue, Bar Pleiades is the newest addition to the Café Boulud family. Named for the beloved French restaurant frequented by Manhattan’s art world elite of the 1970s and 80s, Bar Pleaides combines the elegantly attentive service of a fine hotel bar with the distinctive cocktail menu of a talented mixologist. Bartender Maura McGuigan has earned a reputation for working with seasonal market ingredients and house-brewed accents. While classic in spirit, her signature cocktails take their direction from the renowned Café Boulud just next door. The bar and lounge décor – inspired by both fashion icon Coco Chanel and the elegant lines of a 1930s Art Deco bar cart – features black and white lacquer finishes, French doors and quilted walls, inviting seclusion in intimate niches. Settle into a banquette and simply relax.


The museums. The landmarks. The shopping. Experience the very best of New York, easy walking distance from your home away from home on East 76th Street. Explore the galleries, upscale boutiques and restaurants on famed Madison Avenue. Stretch your legs in the natural beauty of Central Park. Take in a new exhibit at the Met. Endless options—all conveniently located in one of Manhattan’s most exclusive neighborhoods. The Upper East Side has long been known as the home for Manhattan’s wealthiest inhabitants, and for good reason. The homes are stately, beautiful, and expensive, and the area is one of the cleanest and quaintest neighborhoods in the city. Whether you’re looking to stroll along Museum Mile or take in the shopping on Fifth Avenue, The Surrey Hotel’s Upper East Side location is the perfection place from which to do it.