Concierge.com's insider take:
Mamaison isn't quite as central as Moscow's top-end hotels, such as the Ritz-Carlton and Ararat Park Hyatt, but it is more affordable. Mamaison claimed the title of Moscow's first all-suite hotel when it opened in 2007, although standard rooms, called Junior Suites, are really one-room studios with a seating area and a minibar. For a full apartment, you'll have to bump up two room categories to a one-bedroom Junior Suite Deluxe, which includes a full kitchen (you'll want to skip the subpar—and pricey—buffet breakfast). All rooms are decorated with wood floors, modern furniture, Art Deco accents, and bright pops of color; the best in all room categories overlook Ulitsa Pokrovka, one of Moscow's busiest, prettiest old streets. The spa, opened in 2008 as Russia's first Algotherm facility, has a Turkish hammam, Moroccan rassoul, and 14 treatment rooms.