The Surrey, New York Hotel
The Surrey, New York is a 5-star boutique hotel that’s rated as one of the top business hotels in the city. Located on the Upper East Side, it’s the only Relais & Chateaux hotel in the city, offering attentive service on all levels. This includes a Michelin-starred restaurant, a full-service spa, a private rooftop garden with butler service, and a pet-friendly policy. It’s an ideal choice for Upper Manhattan travelers who are willing to pay a premium for a more intimate setting in a residential neighborhood.
Built in 1926, the Surrey was modernized in 2009 while maintaining the integrity of the original hotel. This includes their own collection of modern art, which goes well with the surrounding museums.
The Surrey features 189 guestrooms that include standard rooms they call salons, which range from 330 to 570 sq feet. Regular and penthouse suites, on the other hand, are up to 1,375 sq feet in size. The room rates include a nightly turndown service, in-room dining, and even a private cocktail experience, courtesy of Bar Pleiades. For a good night’s sleep, they also offer a pillow selection of Buckwheat, Body, Hypo-allergenic, Duxiana® Spring, Duxiana® Hypoallergenic Down, and Tempurpedic®.
On-site dining is limited to Café Boulud which serves French cuisine. As a first-class dining destination, it has been awarded one Michelin star and a 3-star review in The New York Times.
Other hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center with Technogym cardio equipment, and a Hotel Bike Share Program, where guests can rent Bobbin bikes to enjoy Central Park or the uptown at its best.
The Surrey is also a place to come for Cornelia Spa. It’s a retreat of its own, featuring face and body treatments, massages, manicures, and pedicures, as well as waxing and shaping.
That said, being situated just a block from Central Park and a few hundred feet from the Museum of Modern Art, the Surrey is an excellent choice for couples and solo travelers with a pet.
Upper East Side (1 block from Central Park)
20 East 76th Street, New York City, NY, USA, 10021
Hotel: public parking, Michelin-starred restaurant, rooftop garden, spa, and salon services, fitness center, business facilities, accessible features, concierge, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, express check-in/check-out, ticket service, multilingual staff, and pet service.
Room: free WiFi, pets allowed, non-smoking, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, wake-up service, minibar, room service, nightly turndown service, bath or shower, bathrobe, bath amenities by Diptyque, laptop safe.