The Surrey

Upper Eastside (Manhattan), New York, United States of America

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Summer or winter, rain or shine, there's always great stuff going on in New York, so when you're planning a trip, there's no real "best" or "worst" time to go. Weather wise fall and spring are the best times in New York. From April to June and September to November, temperatures are mild and pleasant, and the light is beautiful. Summers can be hot and humid while winter snowfalls are not uncommon.

September to December is conference season in New York, and we would advise booking early for travel during this period.

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Description

The Surrey is a sophisticated and glamorous luxury design hotel with cool interiors and immaculate facilities, providing a perfect Manhattan base for shopping till you drop and culture-vulturing along Museum Mile.

Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side a mere block from Central Park, and within easy walking distance of many of New York’s famous museums and most stylish stores and restaurants, The Surrey is a beautifully designed luxury boutique hotel that caters to the most discriminating travelers.

Originally built in 1926, this historic hotel used to be a bolthole for celebrities such as JFK and Bette Davis, who valued its discreet and exceptional service, and its recent makeover has preserved these traditions while subtly updating the interiors to modern sensibilities, with original modern art works dispersed throughout the hotel.

The hotel’s 190 salons and suites exude cool, calm class with interiors of cream, black, grey and sepia, along with plush carpets, lacquer finishing and wonderful tiled bathrooms. Many of the rooms have fireplaces, a welcome and warming touch if you are in New York in the winter.

Glamorous touches such as the spectacular private roof garden, with superb views across Manhattan, and the Coco Chanel-inspired Bar Pleiades, are great places to sip a cocktail, while the acclaimed Café Boulud is a superb informal fine dining restaurant where seasonal French-inspired delicacies are served.

The hotel’s ‘Spa at The Surrey’ is one of New York’s finest, and offers personalized treatments in an intimate setting - the perfect place for some pampering and relaxation after a hard day’s shopping or museum-hopping, for which the knowledgeable concierge will be delighted to help arrange assistance.

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Accommodation

The Surrey has 190 rooms and suites with flat screen TV, iPod dock, minibar and Laura Tonatto products The Ultra Deluxe Salon comes with a fireplace and a soaking tub.

Childcare

Children are welcome, with free cots and extra beds for $40. Art-loving, culture-keen older children and teenagers are particularly well catered for given the location. Babysitting can be arranged for $25 an hour (based on a four-hour minimum; there will be an extra charge for the babysitter’s transport to the hotel). The Ultra Deluxe Suites have kitchenettes with microwaves, fridges, hobs and sinks. There’s also space for cots and day beds.

Facilities

Gym, superb spa, gardens and WiFi (local charge applicable); the rooftop garden, overlooking Central Park and the Upper East Side on the 17th floor, is served by a butler who’ll happily serve you drinks up here. The restaurant Café Boulud has been styled by a Parisian artist and a NY-based architect, and the decor (wood panelling, plush upholstery, neutral hues, pendant lamps with rice paper shades, coral leather chairs and white linen-dressed tables) reflects this. The menu is shaped around four concepts: tradition, the season, the vegetable garden and travel. The hotel's Bar Pleiades is inspired by Coco Chanel and the 1930s, with leather quilted walls, black and white lacquer finishes, French doors, banquette seating and plenty of nooks and crannies, and is a great place to enjoy a Manhattan or two.

Experiences

  • Baseball Game

    Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy a night at the ballpark. For a great evening out and an experience so quintessentially American, there’s little better than going to a baseball game to watch the Yankees or Mets.

  • Bike Brooklyn

    Get off the beaten path in Brooklyn and see the city through the eyes of a local on these fun and friendly cycling tours through one of New York's coolest neighborhoods, getting insider tips on the city's best-kept secrets.

  • Bike Manhattan

    A fun and friendly introduction to New York City, a bike tour will take in the highlights of Manhattan, stopping at local foodie favorites along the way. Tuck into cupcakes and sip on artisan coffees in between pedalling NYC's iconic streets.

  • Catch a show on Broadway

    Whether you’re a Jet or a Shark, there’s nothing quite like going to a Broadway show to get your toes tapping. Ask us about tickets for anything from Matilda, Blue Man Group, Newsies to The Book of Mormon.

  • Heli NYC

    Witness the grandeur of Manhattan's iconic skyline from above on this helicopter adventure, a fun and unforgettable way to take in some of New York's key landmarks and a real bucket-list item for the first-time visitor to the Big Apple.

  • Manhattan Adventure Boat Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy the spectacular sights of New York by boat and experience a personal adventure sightseeing tour of over 40 sights, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and many more.

  • New York City Pass

    Providing entrance to six of New York's biggest attractions, the City Pass is a great way for the first-time visitor to The Big Apple to save money on entrance fees and skip many of the main-entrance ticket queues, giving you more time to enjoy!

  • One World Observatory

    The One World Observatory is located on floors 100-102 of One World Trade Center and offers phenomenal views over Manhattan. The Sky Pod lifts are an attraction within themselves, taking you on a virtual thrill ride of NYC's rapidly changing cityscape.

  • Professional photography experience

    Create lasting memories of your vacation with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family vacation or honeymoon.

  • Staten Island Ferry

    A New York institution, the Staten Island Ferry links Manhattan with Staten Island, transporting 70,000 passengers a day across on it's free service. This 15-minute journey is a fantastic way to see the Manhattan skyline so jump aboard for a free ride.

  • The Empire State Building

    For the Quintessential New York vista, a ride up the Empire State Building is a must - however many times you see it, the New York Skyline never fails to thrill. Go early in the morning or after 6pm for the best views!

  • The Statue of Liberty

    To most, she's the symbol of New York, so why not take a ferry from Manhattan across to Ellis Island and visit the Statue of Liberty, enjoying the views of New York from a different viewpoint. For visits all the way up to the crown, do book early!

  • The Top of the Rock

    Quite simply the best views of New York City. Visit during the day and see the skyline in all its brilliance or go up at night and witness the city sparkle. And yes, the views are better than the Empire State Building!

  • Unique Tours of New York

    This quirky look at the Big Apple has something for everyone. Choose from a Sandwich Tour of Hell's Kitchen, Tour of the Bronx from Hip Hop to Yankees Glory, Sports History of NY through to biking tours. Tours from 2-8 hours.

Location & directions

Upper Eastside (Manhattan), New York, United States of America

The Surrey is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, on the corner of Madison Avenue and East 76th Street, New York.

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