The Surrey Hotel New York City
Nestled in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, The Surrey hotel is both a familiar destination and an unexpected delight. We offer our guests 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 our 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, 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.
With white walls, white bed linens, a white TV armoire and sheer white pull-down shades, decorative serenity figured large in our room’s DNA. And it worked. If comfort is the ultimate luxury, our Deluxe “salon,” ie a room that isn’t a suite, had luxury in spades, with soft Sferra sheets, thick Pratesi robes, coffee table books stacked in the bedside tables and, the ultimate luxury, a king-size Duxiana bed that was truly heavenly. The luxury didn’t extend to space.
Though not small, at 330 square feet the room wasn’t especially large and felt full with a sleek ebony desk, slightly scuffed, a comfortable club chair with footstool, a TV armoire/bureau and that bed eating up the space. The closet, billeted in a handsome build-in wood hutch that included a bar, was also less than large, but we liked the mirror insets on the doors.
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