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Where to Stay in Moscow – Editor’s Picks

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Whether it’s the Kremlin’s imposing towers or a heaping plate of fresh blini, there are plenty of reasons to visit Moscow.  However, Moscow is not known for reasonably-priced accommodations. Recently, Moscow has made efforts to welcome tourists with a wider range of hotel options. Now, with a little searching, visitors on any budget can locate rooms – from luxurious suites to fun, funky dorms.

Where to stay in Moscow:

Luxury Hotels in Moscow

Hotel Metropol
Over 100 years old, the 5-star Hotel Metropol is a living museum. The Metropol offers an experience of old-world Russian luxury, from the art-noveau architecture to period furniture to a gilded dining room. The hotel is centrally located near Red Square. The Metropol has 362 rooms, ranging from smallish singles to sumptuous suites, decorated with candelabras, plush rugs, and fine art.
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2 Teatralny Proezd, Moscow
Metro: Ploshchad Revolutsii / Teatralnaya

Ararat Park Hyatt
Contemporary design and views distinguish the Ararat Park Hyatt. It has a prime location in central Moscow; some rooms look out onto Red Square, the Bolshoi Theater, and the Kremlin.  The hotel has a spa with baths, gym, and beauty treatments. With luxuries like heated floors in the bathroom, the Hyatt earns its 5-star rating. For business travelers, most rooms have convenient wifi-equipped workspaces.
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4 Neglinnaya Ulitsa, Moscow
Metro: Kuznetsky Most

Golden Apple Boutique Hotel
The Golden Apple is all about design. Sleek and contemporary, the hotel is a relative newcomer to Moscow’s luxury scene. Some guests have complained that the 5-star hotel is still getting its bearings regarding guest services. However, the central location and stylish decor make Golden Apple a desirable luxury destination. Conference and meeting rooms are available. The artsy Golden Apple Bar & Restaurant has gained a name quickly; it serves European and Russian cuisine, as well as creative cocktails.
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11 Malaya Dmitrovka Ulitsa, Moscow
Metro: Pushkinskaya

Mid-Range Moscow Hotels


Sretenskaya Hotel 4-star
The Sretenskaya hotel strives for a homey, traditional atmosphere. Decorated in an old-fashioned style, the Sretenskaya nevertheless has modern amenities like a fitness center, pool, and some wifi access. The restaurant serves traditional Russian food, and a breakfast buffet is included in the room rate.
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15 Sretenka St., Moscow
Metro: Sukharevskaya

Katerina City Hotel 4-star
The Katerina City  business hotel is a comfortable place to spend a few days. Light wood, Scandanavian minimalism, and clean, modern decor betray the hotel’s Swedish creators. Although they advertise themselves as convenient to several business centers, Katerina City Hotel also sits within easy distance of Moscow’s tourist attractions. All rooms have free and fast wifi. The 4-star hotel has a fitness center with Turkish and Finnish baths.
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6 Shluzovaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow
Metro: Paveletskaya

Peking Hotel 3-Star
Drab and cold are often the words used to describe Soviet architecture, so its refreshing to find a hotel that joins comfort with Soviet-era design. The Peking Hotel was once a former haunt of KGB officers. If you’re like me, that’s enough to lend the entire edifice some mystique. The prices are fairly reasonable for Moscow, and it’s comfortable and conviently located near a metro station.
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5 B. Sadovaya St., Moscow
Metro: Mayakovskaya

Budget Hotels in Moscow

Moscow’s self-proclaimed “best-known hostel” Godzilla’s is a good choice for backpackers and those on a budget. Laundry, lockers, onward travel and visa registration services can be handled by the English-speaking staff. The hostel’s location in the Kitay Gorod neighborhood means that it has access to tourist attractions, as well as the clubs and pubs that backpackers crave.
6 Bolshoi Karetnyy, Moscow
Metro: Tsvetnoi Bulvar

Written by Caitlin Dwyer for

Henry Williams

Wednesday 28th of September 2011

that metropol hotel is a beautiful building

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