The Surrey is the best hotel in the U.S.

By Jess McHugh
July 12, 2017
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With so many amazing properties in New York City, it can be hard for a hotel to stand out. But this year's best hotel in the U.S., for the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards, does just that.

The Surrey, in Manhattan, combines the charm of a small hotel with the ease of big city luxury. Located on the Upper East Side in a 17-story Beaux Arts building, The Surrey came in first for New York City hotels for the second time in a row, while also earning the top spot for U.S. hotels overall for the first time.

Readers this year raved about the “fabulous and attentive staff” and the “luxuriously appointed” rooms, calling the hotel “the height of urban elegance.”

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Close to Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a host of eclectic Upper East Side eateries, The Surrey is perfect for visitors to the Big Apple as well as locals looking for a relaxing escape from day-to-day life.

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Lauren Rottet led the $60-million restoration that took place before the hotel reopened in 2009. Luxurious details adorn every aspect of the hotel, from quilted walls (inspired by a Chanel handbag) to Pratesi bathrobes.

The 2,200-square-foot, private rooftop garden and Cornelia Spa are also not to be missed.