This placid five-story hotel on the grounds of the Orthodox Danilovsky (St. Daniel) Monastery feels like a cross between a monastic inn and a Soviet-era hotel...more
St. Petersburg's luxury hotels often feel like extensions of the palaces you come here to visit—the more gold plating and brocade, the better. But...more
One of Moscow's first "boutique" hotels, the Hotel Sretenskaya opened in 2000 in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood (usually called Sretenka) two subway stops...more
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...more
Converted from a Soviet relic on the Moskva River (to the tune of $300 million), the Radisson Royal Hotel quickly became the status address of Moscow after its...more
The Astoria's neighbor got a total makeover in 2003, courtesy of Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco Forte and designer of his divine grands. That's because Sir...more
The Park Hyatt hotel is in a terrific location—around the corner from the Bolshoi Theatre and within a few minutes' walk of Red Square and the...more
This echt palace from the czarist era opened its doors in mid-2003 as a luxe hotel, having already established a following among the moneyed and reckless with...more
Anton Chekhov once stayed in this 19th-century building, but the sophisticated European tourists, visiting executives, and celebrities (Christina Aguilera,...more
The advantage of staying in a hotel built in 2003 in this city is that everything works—from broadband and Wi-Fi to satellite TV and AC. The drawback is...more
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