The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
What We Love
- Panoramic views of Red Square from the rooftop 02 lounge
- Nouveau Russian fare in the understated (for Moscow) elegance of Cafe Russe
- Ayurvedic-influenced treatments and illuminated indoor pool at the soothing ESPA
What To Know
- Club-level rooms cost more but include access to breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner—and stellar Kremlin views
- Rooms on the inner courtyard are quieter but lack views of Red Square
- Children under 16 aren’t allowed to use the spa
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
If you like superlatives, this is the place—its 334 rooms and suites are arguably the largest in Moscow, at what might be the closest proximity to Red Square (less than 500 feet away). Add to that contenders for the city’s best sushi (prepared by chef Seiji Kusano at the 02 Lounge) and the largest Russian collection of Macallan Single Malt, on offer in the Lobby Lounge (where you can also get traditional afternoon tea) and, just maybe, the best views of Moscow’s spires and steeples from the rooftop bar and the top floors in this 11-story tower. The rooms spoil with dark cherry, burl wood and marble imported from Portugal and the Altai mountains.
In the Area
This hotel is so centrally located, the concierge measures the distance to museums, sights and shopping in the minutes it will take you to get there. That’s 30 to the thrilling views from Sparrow Hills, 15 to Tsvetnoy Central Market, 10 to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, 4 to the Bolshoi Theatre, 3 to Red Square (where the hotel can arrange for a private tour of the Kremlin’s Palace of the Facets), and 2 to the 19th- century Alexandrov Gardens.
How to Get There
Very excellent hotel. Centrally located and very nearby to most of the attraction in moscow. Most important Kremlin is just walkable distance from hotel. Rooms are very nice and service is excellent. Beautiful city view from terrace restaurant.
Wow. We stayed at the Ritz as a family of four. It was one of the greatest experiences we have ever had. It has now made staying at any of our normal hotels painful. We just keep saying, “The service was so much better at the Ritz!” Everyone there was exceptional, especially sweet Daria (sp?) in the bar/lounge area. Honestly, everyone in that hotel made that trip the greatest we have ever had, and we travel constantly. The rooms were gorgeous, every detail considered. I love the espresso machines in thee rooms. It was very hard to leave the hotel, but then it is in the ideal location in Moscow, basically right outside the Kremlin and Red Square. We went to the Bolshoi one night, and it was maybe two blocks away, and a beautiful area to walk. We booked an excursion through the Ritz, with Lydia who took us on a tour of the amazing Metro stations. We came away amazed at the history and artistry, and excited about the personal stories we had learned from sweet Lydia.
Stay there, you will not be sorry, except when you check in to the next mediocre hotel after your stay and you just won’t be able to stop thinking, “This isn’t the Ritz.”
Well done Ritz Moscow, well done.
Wonderful location and a beautiful hotel. There was always someone right at your elbow to help you. The view from the top floor patio was fantastic! Every amenity I have ever experienced was at my fingertips. The breakfast buffet on the top floor was excellent with many international dishes. Not sure I wanted caviar for breakfast, but it was there!
The location could not have been better. All the main sites were within walking distance. The staff was helpful and everything was clean and beautiful.