Travel and Leisure magazine came out with their annual “World’s Best” awards today, and among the many categories that were ranked was the Best Hotels in New York City. The winner? The Surrey Hotel on the Upper East Side, which seems to have won out based mainly on its prime location “It’s hard to imagine a better-situated hotel in New York City than The Surrey—if you’d rather feel like an Upper East Side resident than a Times Square tourist, at least.”
The ranking is based on a user survey that Travel and Leisure made available to readers from November 2015 to February 2016. Among the other categories studied were the World’s Best Islands (Palawan, Philippines), the World’s Best Cities (Charleston, South Carolina surprisingly enough — New York City did not make the list) and the World’s Best Hotels (the Nihiwatu in Sumba, Indonesia).
The full list of New York City’s best hotels is below.
1. The Surrey Hotel
2. The Greenwich Hotel
3. The Knickerbocker
4. Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
5. Refinery Hotel
6. West Hotel
7. St. Regis New York
8. The James New York
9. The Lowell
10. The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel