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
- 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
What a fantastic experience I went to the 02 rooftop bar. The cocktail menu was extensive and the food amazing the views from the bar of Red Square was second to none. We had a fabulous time, the service was top notch.
Stayed for 4 nights at one of the Executive Suites looking at the inner patio. The room clean and with enough space for 3 (including a rollaway bed we used).
Overall service is better than average, I had great experience with their concierge both previous to our arrival via email and then at the hotel.
AMAZING terrace at O2 Lounge, must see! Very complete buffet breakfast as well.
Nice SPA as well went swimming with my son to their inner pool.
I have also stayed at the Kempinski but consider the Ritz a better hotel. I did not stay at the Four Seasons but looking at the lobby and location seems as good or even better than the Ritz.
Would recommend and would return.
This is one of the best hotel in Moscow. Great location - in front of the Kremlin. Smiling staff . At the entrance of the hotel you will see huge bunch of flowers and smiling lady will welcome you and guide to reception desk . Receptionist Polina always smiling and really happy to assist. Thank you
I liked staying there for the location and public rooms but the room, luxurious though it looked, was hardly bigger than the bed. Small for the price.It was really cramped. I chose not to stay a second time/
Beautiful view, fantastic place!
The service on the other hand ruins it all.
50.000 RUB minimum spending on our a table so you would expect something... Waited 45 minutes for a bottle of champagne ( warm!!!) and now it’s been a half hour while waiting for the second round and it’s not even busy...
Nice for the view but can’t recommend spending an afternoon here.