10 Best St Petersburg hotels

Overthinking travel is the wrong start.

The main pre-trip planning you really need to do when choosing tours to St Petersburg is to pick the right hotel that will give mood and tone to your whole travel experience.
We collected 10 outstanding hotels in St Petersburg designed to enhance your Russian adventure and get you into the local spirit.

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Photo: Red Stars Hotel

Astoria Hotel

About hotel

Atoria Hotel is what you would dream of when you dream of luxury in St Petersburg. If you ask anyone “What is the most famous hotel in St Petersburg?” the answer will be definite: it’s Astoria Hotel. This 5-star hotel was built in 1912 and since that time it is considered one of the best in St Petersburg. It has stylish and elegant interior and high-class service.

Many celebrities and famous people choose Astoria as their place to stay in St Petersburg. The hotel met George Bush, Alen Delon, Matthew Bellamy, “Rolling Stones”, “Depeche Mode”, Linkin Park”. When Madonna planned her tour to St Petersburg staying in Astoria Hotel was the main condition of her visit!

Location

Astoria Hotel is located in the city center just in front of St.Isaac’s Cathedral – one of the most beautiful St Petersburg monuments. In 10 mins you can reach the main square of the city – Dvortsovaya Square (Palace Square) with Hermitage, the most popular street – Nevsky Prospect with its shops, restaurants and cafes and other sights.

Rooms and facilities

The hotel offers 168 rooms of different levels: from classic rooms to presidential and royal suites. There are restaurants with Russian and European cuisine, lounge zones, bars, beautiful winter garden, swimming pool and SPA.

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Photo: Astoria Hotel

Grand Hotel Europe

About hotel

Built in 1875 the hotel has a reputation of one of the best 5-star hotel in St Petersburg. You will be amazed with its stylish and fascinating interior and design which were created by talented designers and architects.

The hotel has a rich history. Since it was opened it met people from all around the world. The hotel has been chosen by Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Joe Cocker, Claudia Schiffer, David Copperfield. Elton John and Whitney Houston were singing in this hotel.

Location

The hotel is located in the heart of St Petersburg – on Nevsky Prospect, in front of Kazansky Cathedral and the most famous shopping center – Gostiny Dvor. In 10 mins you can reach Dvortsovaya Square, Hermitage, Summer garden, beautiful Church of Savior on Blood; in 5 mins – Anichkov Bridge, Mikhailovsky Castle and park.

Rooms and facilities

The hotel will surprise you by the variety of rooms. Like every hotel it has standard rooms, suites, presidential suites. But the highlights are unique historic suites which are individually named after famous people and have its unique historic interior and design. For example, you can live in Dostoyevsky suit, Faberge suit, Mariinsky suit designed as the famous theatre or Stravinsky suits. It’s a great chance to feel the atmosphere in which legendary people lived.

The other highlight is avant-garde suites which are also individually named after famous artists, for example Malevich or Kandinsky, and decorated with their paintings. The hotel is also proud of its Terrace suites with breathtaking views if St Petersburg. Grand Hotel Europe has its own shopping gallery with exclusive shops. There are also restaurants and bars and a unique caviar restaurant where you can taste famous Russian dainty.

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Photo: Grand Hotel Europe

The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel

About hotel

The main conception of this 5-star hotel is based on its connection with the great Hermitage museum. The interior and decoration reproduce the Hermitage rooms. Here you can see copies of famous artworks kept in the museum and even doormen are dressed in clothes of Russian Empire times. Every detail here makes you feel like you are living in Hermitage. That’s why this hotel is absolutely unique.

Location

The hotel is located in the city center from where you can walk to almost all main sights. A walk to lively Nevsky Prospect will take you about 10 minutes. If you want to visit Hermitage you can also walk and enjoy the city views or you can use a free bus offered by the hotel.

Rooms and facilities

As you understood every room in this hotel is really luxury and pretends to be a piece of art. There are rooms of different categories: from premium-class rooms to presidential suit, imperial suit and even imperial residence. Every room is decorated like rooms in Hermitage, mostly in baroque style. You will feel like VIP living in Russian Empire.

Here history combines with contemporary technologies to make your stay comfortable. In the hotel there are many shops where you can buy exclusive Russian jewelry and elite souvenirs. There are also high class restaurants with Italian and European cuisine, a restaurant with a great city view. And if you want to enjoy dishes which were in menu of Russian emperors you have a unique opportunity to do it in the restaurant “Ekaterina the Great”.

Radisson Sonya Hotel

About hotel

Founded in 2010 this 4-star hotel quickly became popular among tourists and city guests. The hotel is unique because of its conception. The hotel designers were inspired by famous Russian writer Dostoyevsky and that’s why the interior is based on his masterpiece “Crime and Зunishment”.  There are also elements of Russian traditional style. The hotel has many awards for its interior design.

Location

The hotel has a great central location near all main sights. It will take 5 mins to get to a beautiful Neva Embankment or Summer Garden. In 10 mins you can reach famous Tavrichesky palace or Nevsky Prospect.

Rooms and facilities

There are 173 rooms in the hotel and every room is unique. There are different details from “Crime and Punishment” and copies of Dostoyevsky’s personal belonging, for example in one room there is a copy of his desk. There is also stylish wallpaper in every room. Don’t forget to visit the hotel restaurant to taste traditional Russian cuisine.

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Photo Radisson Sonya Hotel

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Red Stars Hotel

About hotel

It’s a modern, stylish and bright 4-star hotel. It has graffiti-styled design: all the walls are painted with graffiti. Each floor has its own style and is names as famous capitals: New York, Tokyo, London, Rio. But the hotel is famous not only for its design, the quality of service here is also very high. Everything here is made to feel you comfortable.

Location

After leaving the hotel you will find yourself on the river embankment with great views, couldn’t be a better location for a boat tour in St Petersburg. From this hotel you can walk to all city sights and famous places. You can walk to Vasilievsky Island with its famous columns, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Yusupov Palace.

Rooms and facilities

There are 54 rooms of 4 categories from standard to suites. Every room has its own bright-colored design connected to one of the world famous cities. Visit a stylish bar or restaurant where you can enjoy Russian and European food. The hotel also offers to organize your meeting or date on the hotel roof to enjoy city views.

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Photo: Red Stars Hotel

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Photo:L Red Stars Hotel

Demetra Art Hotel

About hotel

This 4-star hotel is a unique combination of history and modernity. From one hand it’s a contemporary hotel with new technologies founded in 2011. From the other hand it is located in historical building and hotel conception is made to show you St Petersburg history. Every floor here has its own interior and style. Two floors are designed in classic style of 18th century, two floors – in 19th century baroque and other three floors – in 20th century Art-Nouveau.

Location

The hotel has a great location in city center just next to Tavrichesky palace and garden. In 10 mins you can reach famous Smolny Cathedral, Summer Garden and Voskresenskaya embankment. It will take 15 mins to walk to Hermitage or Nevsky Prospect.

Rooms and facilities

There are 57 rooms to satisfy all tastes. You can choose a room with big or small balcony, open-air balcony or bow window, even a room with window in the bathroom cell. All rooms have best-quality Italian furniture and interesting interior details. The hotel service always provides anything you need. And if you want to visit a modern and stylish restaurant with great delicious food you don’t need to go far because there is a great restaurant in the hotel.

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Photo: Demetra Art Hotel

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Photo: Demetra Art Hotel

Apartments №4 Ginza Project

About hotel

Ginza Project is a modern Russian project which unites creative people who do their best to open new stylish and contemporary places. Project deals mostly with restaurants but recently they founded the 3-star hotel in St Petersburg. The hotel was opened in 2014 but it has already met many guests and got an exceptional score on Booking.com.

Location

From this hotel you can walk to any monuments and city sights. Peter and Paul fortress is located just near the hotel. It takes 5 mins to get to St Petersburg zoo and 10 mins to get to Dvortsovaya Square and Hermitage.

Rooms and facilities

The hotel has a homely atmosphere that’s why there are only 3 rooms there. Every room is very clean, stylish and decorated with nice paintings. The hotel service is very high for 3 stars and the staff will provide whatever you need.

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Photo: Apartments №4 Ginza Project

Dostoyevsky’s House

About hotel

This 3-star hotel is famous by the fact that in this house from 1861 to 1893 was living one of the greatest Russian and world writers. So if you like Dostoyevsky it will be very exciting for you to live in this place and feel the atmosphere of the place where he lived and created his famous works. The hotel has a modest classic interior but there are many interesting details connected with literature and famous writer such as his books, portraits, paintings with scenes from his books.

Location

Obviously, the man who was in love with St Petersburg chose a great place to live. The hotel is located on the embankment of Griboedov channel, 10 mins from Nevsky Prospect, Kazansky Cathedral and Dvortsovaya Square.

Rooms and facilities

There are only 10 rooms in the hotel. All of them have modest classic style. You can have free tea and coffee during the day. The hotel has “bed and breakfast” conception but nevertheless the service is great for a 3-star hotel.

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Photo Dostoyevsky’s House

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Photo Dostoyevsky’s House

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View from the windows. Photo Dostoyevsky’s House

Jazz Club Hotel

About hotel

A small hotel with a cozy atmosphere. Its name is connected with Jazz Philharmonics which is located in front of the hotel. Built in 2014 this hotel is new and stylish. There is jazz theme in contemporary interior and you can see pictures of famous jazz musicians and singers, different posters and vinyl records.

Location

The hotel is located in a quiet place near park and Jazz Philharmonics in the city center. Close to Fontanka Embankment and St Petersburg Oceanarium. Nevsky Prospect is 15 mins away from the hotel.

Rooms and facilities

The rooms are new and very stylish, each has individual design. Guests can have free breakfasts in “Troyka” café which is famous by its delicious desserts. Moreover the hotel has its own kitchen. Great place if you are looking for a St Petersburg food tour.

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Photo: Jazz Club Hotel

Racing Paradise Hostel

About hostel

This hostel has 9,6 score on Booking.com. Guests love this place for its cleanliness, style, comfort and friendly atmosphere. It has a unique and very colorful design based on racing theme with cars and roads. This hostel gives a chance to have a great stay in St Petersburg and save money at the same time.

Location

The central location gives an opportunity to walk and see all the sights. Just in front of hostel on the opposite bank of Neva river there is Peter and Paul Fortress and St Petersburg zoo. In 5 mins you can reach Tavrichesky Palace and Park, Summer Garden and Smolniy Cathedral. Nevsky Prospect and Hermitage are 15 mins away from the hostel.

Rooms and facilities

You can live in double or triple room or go for a bed in rooms for 6 or 8 people. All rooms are very bright and have its own design. At any time you can use hostel kitchen and have free tea, coffee and desserts. There is also a big lounge zone with TV and different games.

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