There is no place in Manhattan with more luxury hotels per neighborhood than the Upper East Side. If your dreams of a NYC vacation conjure images of strolling Museum Mile, views of Central Park, shopping along the famed Fifth Avenue, rubbing elbows with socialites and celebrities and dining at some of New York’s best restaurants, then Luxury Hotels Upper East Side are exactly where you want to book. Keep reading to find out more about famous hotels like The Surrey, The Pierre, The Carlyle, The Mark (no, I don’t why they all start with "The"), Plaza Athenee, The Lowell and more.

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Luxury Hotels Upper East Side

Central Park Views, Museum Mile, Fifth Avenue World-Class Luxury Shopping and Dining:

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  • The Surrey – private rooftop garden, Café Boulud (photo)
  • The Pierre – favorite of the Vanderbilts, Astors, Chryslers and E.F. Hutton
  • The Carlyle – Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotel

Read on for more 5-star Luxury Hotels Upper East Side like The Mark, Hotel Plaza Athenee, The Lowell and Loews Regency.

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The Mark Hotel

The Mark Hotel includes a state-of-the-art gym, spacious guest rooms, The Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges, large soaking tubs and many more top of the line luxuries. Reviewers say, "From the bell man to to the front desk and concierge, they were all very hospitable and helpful. Their Tesla house car was a very nice perk too."

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The Pierre Hotel

The Pierre, on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, recently completed a $100 million renovation to create new guestroom and bath interiors and reconfigure first floor public areas to include London’s classic brasserie, Le Caprice and Two E Bar/Lounge. Staff outnumber guests by a ratio of three to one. The Pierre’s history is as rich and deep as that of the Vanderbilts, Morgans, Astors, Chryslers and E.F. Hutton, all famed guests of the original restaurant, and much like these names, The Pierre Hotel is a New York City icon.

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The Pierre, on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, recently completed a $100 million renovation to create new guestroom and bath interiors and reconfigure first floor public areas to include London’s classic brasserie, Le Caprice and Two E Bar/Lounge. Staff outnumber guests by a ratio of three to one. The Pierre’s history is as rich and deep as that of the Vanderbilts, Morgans, Astors, Chryslers and E.F. Hutton, all famed guests of the original restaurant, and much like these names, The Pierre Hotel is a New York City icon.

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The Carlyle

A recipient of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotel in New York award, The Carlyle Hotel has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society and the arts since its debut in 1930. Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side overlooking Central Park, it is a true New York City landmark — a showcase of great art, a purveyor of privacy and a sanctuary of luxury and refined taste. Café Carlyle, the piano bar, hosts stars like Woody Allen regularly.

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The Surrey

The Surrey Hotel NYC

The Surrey offers a seasonal (and highly coveted) private rooftop garden, Café Boulud (very popular restaurant), divine bed linens, a spa and luxury bath amenities. They claim to be "New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel."