If money is no object
39 Bolshaya Morskaya ul.
$230. City center, near St. Isaac Cathedral, see above. The very place for VIP. Reopened in 1991 after major reconstruction, actually two hotels: It interconnects with the old Angleterre. Originally built in the Art Nouveau style in 1910-12, the Astoria was one of St. Petersburg's most renowned hotels before the 1917 Revolution. The splendid interiors have been decorated using antiques retrieved from various museums. Adding to the hotel's attraction is its convenient location in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, directly across the street from St. Isaac's Cathedral and a 10 minute walk from the Hermitage. Among the top three hotels here, this one is the least expensive. 400 guest rooms. 3 restaurants, 2 cafes, bar, pool, exercise room, sauna, nightclub, business services, travel services.
|GRAND HOTEL EUROPE
1/7 Mikhailovskaya ul.
|$340-385. City center. This hotel is without question the finest in town. Reopened in 1991 after extensive renovations, it offers the elegance of pre-Revolutionary St. Petersburg along with every modern amenity. Its stunning Baroque facade has been carefully restored, and the Art Nouveau interior, with its stained-glass windows and authentic antique furniture, brings back its past glory. If money is no object, this is the place to stay. 300 guest rooms. 211 rooms with bath, 17 junior suites, 18 terrace rooms, 23 penthouse suites, 26 two room suites, 4 executive suites, 2 deluxe suites. 4 restaurants, bar, cafe, sauna, health club, nightclub, meeting rooms. Transit stop: Metro: Nevsky Prospect, Gostinny Dvor. Credit cards: AE, MC, V.|
|NEVSKY PALACE HOTEL
57 Nevsky Prospect
| $300. City center. Transit
stop: Metro Mayakovskaya.
Sister to the Palace Hotel in Moscow and owned by Sheraton, this modern and spacious five star establishment was refashioned on the site of an old building but is completely new. The top-notch service caters to the business elite who are looking for no fuss and serious comfort. Well situated not far from the Moscow Rail Station, it's accessible to everything you're likely to want to see. 300 rooms with bath. 3 restaurants, 2 bars, coffee shop, sauna, shops, business services, meeting rooms, service bureau. Credit cards: AE, DC, MC, V.
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