St. Petersburg is one of the most visited cities in the world and rightly bears the proud name of the most visited city in Russia. It is not a surprise that the tourism industry is booming, and a range of accommodation is booming with it. From the luxury statement hotels with impeccable service to affordable hostels for young travelers, this article offers you a choice of the best hotels in the city.
The Official State Hermitage Hotel | Courtesy The Official State Hermitage Hotel
The Official State Hermitage Hotel
The Official State Hermitage Hotel is located in an old 19th century mansion in the city center. This luxurious hotel offers a Premium Suite, Suite and a Hermitage Suite, both equipped with exclusive interiors and en-suite bathrooms, decorated with marble. The rooms feature all the necessary amenities of TV, free Wi-Fi and a mini-bar. Inside the hotel you will also find a modern indoor swimming pool, a bar, the Italian boutique restaurant Michelangelo, and the Russian restaurant Catherine the Great, where meals are prepared according to recipes from the menu of the Winter Palace.
Luxurious, imposing and high-end – these words perfectly describe Rossi Boutique Hotel & SPA, which incorporates the best elements of classic style. The exterior of the hotel reminds visitors of a bygone era, when St. Petersburg was defined by the clatter of horses, ladies in dresses with crinolines, and gentlemen in tuxedos. The typical architecture of the hotel allows you to experience the mood of ancient St. Petersburg but with all the modern amenities of the metropolis. From the entrance, Rossi Hotel captures visitors with its unique atmosphere, and offers an incredible experience enhanced by comfortable and elegant interior details.
Domina Hotel St. Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg | Courtesy Domina Prestige St Petersburg
Domina Prestige St Petersburg
Located on the embankment of the river Moika, Domina Prestige Hotel presents a unique concept of providing excellent service, genuine hospitality, and the hotel’s contemporary design. The philosophy of the hotel is to combine luxurious facilities with art: Domina Prestige frequently arranges creative workshops, film screenings and exhibitions. The hotel features several room categories: mansard, superior suites, lifestyle rooms and junior suites. On premise is the Arcobaleno Restaurant, which specializes in using local seasonal products and presenting daring Russian dishes.
Abracadabra Hostel provides budget accommodation for young people. Located in the central area of St. Petersburg just a short walk from Nevsky Prospect, the hostel can accommodate up to 18 people. There are only seven rooms: one general dorm and six separate ones with a double bed or two single beds. Abracadabra Hostel is located conveniently and within walking distance of St. Petersburg’s main cultural and historical attractions, such as the Russian Museum, Kazan Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Blood.
Location Hostel is located in the cultural hub Loft Proekt Etagi, neighboring the permanent art exhibitions and lecture halls. Location Hostel provides beautiful modern accommodation with excellent service and hospitality. The hostel is a member of Hostelling International, which means that it meets all international standards and requirements. There are 25 spacious and bright rooms which can each accommodate up to 10 people. All rooms feature a simple, creamy interior, and the walls are decorated with the works of Loft Proekt Etagi. The hostel is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, with easy access to famous sights including: Palace Square, the Winter Palace and the Hermitage.
Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 | Courtesy Kempinski Hotel Moika 22
Kempinski Hotel Moika 22
Situated in the heart of the city on the Moika River, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 occupies the space of a former 19th century aristocratic mansion. Expect exceptional service at Kempinski Hotel Moika 22, with the focus placed on offering a personalized European service. The ninth floor of the hotel is taken up by the panoramic Bellevue Brasserie restaurant, which is one of the most significant and magnificent places to dine in St. Petersburg. Bellevue Brasserie serves a delicious blend of French and Russian cuisines in a modern arrangement. The elegant Tea Room and two high-end bars, The Wine Cellar 1853 and The Von Witte Bar, offer the most exquisite dining experience while you are casually checking your email. Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 offers a high end service, including the Relaxation Centre with Thai spa treatments, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a jacuzzi.
Renaissance Baltic Hotel | Courtesy Renaissance Baltic Hotel
Renaissance Baltic Hotel
This five-star hotel is situated in a restored 18th century building, and is easily accessible location close to St. Petersburg’s historic center, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theatre and Nevsky Prospekt. The Renaissance Baltic Hotel offers deluxe rooms and suites with the stunning views of the city center or St Isaac’s Cathedral. All rooms are spacious and feature a high standard of equipment, including climate control, a mini-bar, satellite TV and free Internet access. The luxurious hotel also features a fitness center, two saunas, 24 hour room service and two modern restaurants. Canvas Restaurant is the real pride of the Renaissance Hotel and serves traditional Russian and European cuisine; meanwhile, the 6th Floor Terrace is a cocktail bar from which you can admire stunning views of St Isaac’s Cathedral.
AZIMUT Hotel is the tallest hotel in St. Petersburg, and is located in the historic center of the city on the picturesque banks of the Fontanka. The hotel offers 581 rooms, including 322 new generations rooms with SMART system – conceived to focus on the functionality of the space, to provide the most comfortable stay and create a cozy atmosphere that is maintained through neutral interiors and modern technology. All visitors are welcomed in the recently reconstructed lobby with modern, stylish interiors and an upgraded air conditioning system. AZIMUT Hotel features spa services, a library, a restaurant and a bar, as well as the Sky Bar on the 18th floor with panoramic views of the city.
The Grand Hotel Europe is one of the oldest, most elegant hotels in St. Petersburg. Some of the famous guests have included: Tchaikovsky, Rastropovich and Bill Clinton. The hotel is located in front of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and offers 275 modern rooms, including premium, deluxe suites with the view of the Ploschad Iskusstv, historic rooms, junior suites with a terrace, and presidential suites. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning systems, mini bars, satellite TV, telephone and internet. Located on site, Restaurant Europa is one of the most famous restaurants in the city, providing international gourmet cuisine and a breakfast buffet every morning.
Hotel Ibis is a three star accommodation conveniently situated in St. Petersburg’s business heart, Ligovskiy Prospekt. Ibis offers 221 rooms, the Sud & Cie Restaurant, a bar and an underground garage. Ibis is an excellent choice for travelers who value convenience and central location. Ibis provides a free breakfast buffet for guests of the hotel, where you can taste a wide range of Russian and international dishes, which will load you with energy before you start your day.