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Old imperial capital, Saint Petersburg surely has a lot to offer. Amazing museums, classical European architecture and Russian grandeur are all invited to the party.
As a consequence, a mass of tourists is drawn to the city. This sadly leads to hiked up hotel prices.
Additionally, the city is filled with not so nice hotels that can easily ruin what could have been a great holiday.
But no need to worry! Our team of experts has taken the matter in its own hands and put together this guide to the best hotels in St Petersburg to spare you a bad surprise and make your time in the imperial capital of Russia one to remember.
Without further ado, here are our top rated hotels in St Petersburg.
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Classical Russian luxury in the heart of St Petersburg
Our top choice for the best hotel in St Petersburg is the Four Seasons Lion Palace. Its lavish rooms are decorated in a Russian Empire style and all come with a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub.
Fine dining options at the Four Seasons are available on site, with an Italian and an Asian restaurant. Free wifi, telephone lines and air conditioning are provided in the rooms.
After exploring the city all day, you will love indulging in a spa treatment at the Four Seasons or just relaxing at the stunning swimming pool.
Luxury hotel near Pulkovo airport
The Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya is the nicest hotel in St Petersburg near the airport. The shuttle provided by the hotel will take you to Pulkovo airport in less than 15 minutes. Alternatively, if you are going to Terminal 1, you can just walk there thanks to a covered walkway.
Before your flight, relax at the Park Inn’s spa or at the stunning indoor swimming pool. A coffee bar, restaurants and a hair salon are also available on site. The rooms are comfortable and all offer air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.
The perfect home in the heart of St Petersburg
With a 5-star rating, the Kempiski Hotel Moika 22 is one of the best luxury hotels in St Petersburg. All the rooms are tastefully decorated with antiques and some of them overlook the Palace Square and the State Hermitage Museum. A fabulous buffet breakfast is served for guests every morning. You will also be able to relax at the in-house spa which offers a hammam, jacuzzi, sauna and massages, or enjoy a cocktail at the bar.
Family-friendly hotel to explore St Petersburg
Pushka Inn is the best hotel in St Petersburg for families. The hotel is fitted with family rooms which can welcome up to 6 people. In addition, it is located within walking distance from the main sights of the city, such as the Winter Palace and the Palace Square.
The Inn’s rooms are non-smoking, have air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Some of them also have a balcony overlooking either the river or the city.
Stylish pet-friendly retreat in St Petersburg
Located in the city centre, SO Sofitel St Petersburg is one of the nicest hotels in St Petersburg that allows pets. With your furry friend, you will be able to enjoy spacious and comfortable rooms, designed in a modern style.
You can relax at the SO Sofitel’s swimming pool or the spa after a long day out exploring. Major sights of the city are within walking distance of the hotel. All rooms have a private bathroom with a large shower or bathtub and are soundproof.
Affordable comfort in St Petersburg
Mops hotel and Spa is the best cheap hotel in St Petersburg. It offers a concierge service and a tour desk, as well as a 24-hour reception. All rooms feature a private bathroom, air conditioning, free wifi and a flat screen TV.
Some of the Mops’ rooms also feature a city view. A continental breakfast is served every morning and massage services are provided at an additional charge. The staff is friendly and can speak English and Finnish.
A shuttle to the airport from Mops is available on request.
19th-century Russian elegance
The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel is for sure one of the best luxury hotels in St Petersburg. 24-hour room service is available, and breakfast can be taken in the room. Couples will enjoy the honeymoon suites including a sofa, an extra large bed and a marble bathroom. Some suites also have a terrace.
The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel is located in a beautiful 19th-century mansion and boasts the original atmosphere of the Hermitage museum. A shuttle to the museum is available.
Wonderful address in the heart of the city
The Belmond Grand Hotel Europe offers a luxury setting in the heart of St Petersburg. Located close to the State Russian museum, it is the perfect base to explore some of the city’s best landmarks.
All rooms at the Belmond are fitted with a private bathroom with a bathtub and provide slippers, bathrobes and toiletries for extra comfort.
A delicious breakfast is served daily at the Belmond, and guests can enjoy relaxing times at the indoor swimming pool. Some of the rooms have views over the city and its landmarks.
Boutique hotel near the Nevsky Prospekt
The Majestic Boutique Hotel Deluxe is the best boutique hotel in St Petersburg. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Nevsky Porspekt, the main shopping street in the city, it is the perfect place to stay in if you are planning on indulging in some Russian fashion.
Shops are also available in the hotel itself. All of the Majestic Boutique Hotel Deluxe rooms have air conditioning, flat screen TV, a private bathroom and views of the city. Family rooms are available, and a buffet breakfast is served daily in the restaurant.
Simple charm near the Peter and Paul Fortress
The Traditional Hotel is the nicest hotel in St Petersburg near the Peter and Paul Fortress, which is located just a short walk away. It offers charming and cosy rooms featuring air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a minibar.
Some of the Traditional Hotel rooms are also more spacious, with a coffee table and an armchair to relax. The friendly staff can help you book a table at a restaurant or buy tickets to some of the city’s best landmarks.
A trolley bus stop is located within 200m of the Traditional Hotel.
Here we end our list of the top 10 hotels in St Petersburg. But if nothing has caught your eye yet, we have put together something a little more extensive to suit your taste. Just pick your favourite!
4-star service in a central location
Hotel Ekaterina is conveniently located near the Winter Palace and is the perfect base to visit St Petersburg, the old Russian imperial capital. The rooms feature comfortable beds as well as a free wifi connection, air conditioning and a safe.
You will also have the opportunity to indulge at the beauty centre and the hair salon at Hotel Ekaterina, and room service is available. The breakfast served daily is highly rated by the guests.
Nice hotel close to the Neva River
The Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge is one of the best luxury hotels in St Petersburg. It offers unique features like 8 different saunas, indoor golfing, and a gym located in a vaulted cellar.
The Solo Sokos has amazing on-site dining options, including Dans Le Noir, a place where you eat in complete darkness. Rooms are comfortable and offer 5-star service for a relaxing and memorable holiday.
The city’s main attractions are accessible by crossing the bridge over the Neva River.
The Akyan St Petersburg is located in a historical building in the heart of the city. Just a 10-minute walk away from the nearest metro station, the hotel is a good base to go explore all the Russian imperial capital has to offer.
The Akyan features a 24-hour restaurant serving European and Russian cuisine. The rooms are comfortable and fitted with a private bathroom, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. A complimentary bottle of water is provided every day.
Modern hotel in a convenient location
Domina St Petersburg is one of the nicest hotels in St Petersburg. All rooms are comfortable and are decorated in a modern style. They are fitted with a desk, air conditioning and a private bathroom.
Free wifi is available around the property and all rooms are soundproofed. Some rooms offer a river view.
Guests can enjoy a drink at the Nova bar where a live piano is played, or have a good meal at the Italian restaurant at the hotel.
Fabulous hotel in the city centre
Wynwood Hotel St Petersburg is definitely a top rated hotel in St Petersburg. Located just a short walk away from the Nevsky Prospekt, it has a great location to go shopping and explore the city’s architectural and cultural sights. The building is an old factory, giving each room a unique look. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, as well as fitted with a private ensuite bathroom and toiletries. A wardrobe is also available for your comfort. Some of the rooms feature a landmark view.
A quiet, central hotel
Petr hotel is a great family-friendly hotel located just a short walk away from St Petersburg’s main attractions and sights. Family rooms are available to welcome up to 4 people. All rooms have a classical decor and feature a private bathroom. Some of the rooms have a garden view.
The Petr is fitted with a quiet and relaxing courtyard that guests can enjoy during the warmer days. All rooms are soundproofed, offering a very quiet environment in the heart of a bustling city and setting the scene for a restful sleep.
19th-century boutique hotel in St Petersburg
The Rossi Boutique Hotel and Spa is one of the best boutique hotels in St Petersburg. Settled in a 19th-century mansion, each room has been carefully decorated in a classical Russian style. The spa features a fitness centre, massage services, a steam room and a sauna. The stunning swimming pool is located in a vaulted, brick-walled room and will definitely help you relax after a long day out. You may also want to indulge in a drink at the bar, which you can enjoy either inside the hotel or outside on the terrace when it is warm outside.
Minimalist affordable hotel
Are you looking for a friendly, no frills hotel in St Petersburg? Then the Friends Loft is for you! Every room is decorated with minimalist wooden furniture and have a private ensuite bathroom. The hotel features a communal kitchen where you can enjoy a meal while getting to know other guests and make new friends. Conveniently located near the Nevsky Prospekt, the Friends Loft is the perfect place to start exploring the city.
Here goes our insider’s guide of the best hotels in St Petersburg. By picking any address on this list, you will be set up for a relaxing, comfortable and memorable holiday in this magnificent town.
Families, pet-owners or couples on their honeymoon will be able to find something to suit their taste.
Still undecided? For us, the nicest hotel in St Petersburg is the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace. Its stunning breakfast will have you ready for the day, after a good night of sleep in the absurdly comfortable beds. Like to know more about the neighborhoods in St Petersburg? Check out our no stress guide to the best neighborhoods in St Petersburg.
If you found something you like better, let us know in the comments! St Petersburg has plenty to offer and it would be a shame to skip it. Enjoy your stay!
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Emma Johnson lives to travel! Born in Washington D.C., Emma is a hotel connoisseur and a staff writer at Hotel Jules. An army brat, Emma got the travel bug early and has never been able to stop. Now, she has proudly visited 70+ countries and plans to visit every country in the world! Passionate about her ukelele (obviously) and her family, Emma eventually wants to retire in Thailand and write a book about all of her travel experiences.