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The Surrey vs Hotel Plaza Athenee

Both properties are recommended by travel writers. On balance, The Surrey ranks significantly higher than Hotel Plaza Athenee New York. The Surrey comes in at 92 with praise from 20 sources like DK Eyewitness, Travel + Leisure and Zagat.

The Surrey
8 / 10
20 E. 76th Street, New York City, NY 10021
From $473 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide
"The interior is a showcase for contemporary design; standard “salons” (rooms) have been beautifully furnished with ornate carpets, hand-crafted wardrobes and funky, modern desks."
Michelin Guide
"The Surrey's location may be knee deep in the old-monied world of the Upper East Side, but its quietly elegant flair is as new as a spring lamb."
Frommer's
"Set among town houses between Madison and Fifth avenues, the Surrey has always reeked of classic Upper East Side elegance." Full review
Concierge
"The suites, while very large, feel corporate."
Lonely Planet
"This steely Upper East Side gem – literally, everything is decorated in silvery shades of grey – is all about luxury." Full review
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Hotel Plaza Athenee
8 / 10
37 E 64th St, New York City, NY 10065
From $399 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"This hideaway in New York's most elegant neighborhood (the stretch of Madison Ave. in the 60s) is elegant, luxurious, and oozing with sophistication." Full review
Concierge
"The quintessential Upper East Side residential nest, this collection of 149 rooms and suites is decorated with Asian and European silks, framed prints, and striped drapes."
Fodor's
"Positioned unobtrusively by Central Park on the Upper East Side, the Plaza Athénée... makes stellar service a priority." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"One of the few independent hotels left in Manhattan, this 142-room bijou is cherished by Europeans (and savvy celebrities) for its intimacy and attentive staff." Full review
Star Service
"More than a quarter of the rooms are elegant suites and studios, with the decadent and panoramic Terrace Suites among the city's most sought-after accommodations. " Full review
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