Alex Catarinella

The Surrey

New York, New York

by: Alex Catarinella

  • Why

    Because I’m worth it.

  • When

    August 2017

  • Who

    Me and my soulmate.

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Highs + Lows

  • SO SO into the Diptyque products, especially the body lotion.

  • Heavenly bathtub. And rain-forest-head shower with strong water pressure.

  • I could hibernate for every season in that bed. Mattress/pillows/sheets sent down from slumber gods. Also, no noise at all from the other rooms.

  • Heavenly Instagram-friendly city views from the room and the rooftop garden bar.

  • Fantastic customer service. (Thanks for the complimentary fruit plate and wine!!)

  • Everything was beautiful. Chic and hip. So much marble!

  • If you’re gonna stay in the UES, then this is the perfect location. It’s more residential, so there’s not many tourists. The hotel has a very VIP vibe.

: 47/50
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  • Amenities

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxe boutique hotel with a tiny sprinkle of downtown vibes. AKA Kate Moss art.

  • Vibe

    Rich and relaxing.

  • Location

    The Upper East side. Just a few steps from Central Park!

  • Rooms

    190

  • Music

    If I recall, there was a vibe-y soundtrack in the lobby at night.

  • Year Opened

    It was built in 1926 (guests include JFK and Bette Davis) so it still has that old school vibe, but re-opened and re-imagined a few years ago.

  • Designed By

    Interior designer Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio. According to the hotel’s website, her inspiration was a “New York City townhouse passed down through the generations.”

  • Pool/Gym

    No pool, yes gym. And Cornelia Spa.

  • Restaurant

    The one Michelin star and very $$$$ Café Boulud.

  • Bar

    Yes, more of a dim-lit cocktail lounge. Bar Pleiades.

  • Minibar

    A nice snack selection.

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Please no!

  • Price

    Pricy but it’s a luxe boutique hotel on the UES, so makes sense.

In the Area

A block away!

Central Park

Central Park, New York, NY, United States

A block away!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Gagosian are in walking distance.

Museum Hop

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Gagosian are in walking distance.

I’m not a vegan, but Candle Cafe is so so yum. It’s hip and it’s chill.

Candle Cafe

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I’m not a vegan, but Candle Cafe is so so yum. It’s hip and it’s chill.

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