Top location on St. Petersburg's grandest boulevard, Nevsky Prospect, within walking distance of the Hermitage
Tucking into dainty cakes and pastries at the hotel's Viennese café
Dostoevsky set much of Crime and Punishment on this very site
What To Know
Travelers will need to apply for a tourist visa prior to departure; the current fee is $80 for U.S. citizens
A $6 city tax (for non-Russian guests) per person, per stay, will be collected by the hotel at check out
Expect business travelers; the Grand Ballroom is the largest meeting space in any hotel in the city
Parking on site
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Historic haunt on St. Petersburg’s main drag with a Viennese café, two bars and a top-notch restaurant
On bustling Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's grandest boulevard, the Corinthia is an opulent five-star hotel that stretches an entire block. Housed in three converted 19th-century buildings with a striking stone façade, it's a historic haunt with dramatic interiors. The lobby features soaring marble columns topped by a lead panel ceiling and leads to a glittering DJ-helmed lobby bar. A soothing color scheme of creams and grays runs through the property, with burnished mahogany accents and artworks from the London gallery Artefact.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms have a dignified modern look, with wall-spanning wood and leather headboards, a muted palette of cream and chocolate, and such mod cons as WiFi, flat-screen TVs and a pillow menu. The off-white sofas and amethyst chaise longues are most welcome after a day of museum and palace hopping. Closets are the walk-in kind, as are the large glass-fronted showers. Bathrooms are sparkling white marble and are stocked with Bulgari toiletries. Upgrade to a Suite for access to the Executive Club Lounge for free breakfast, all-day drinks and spectacular views of the city.
Tuck into Mediterranean dishes at the Imperial restaurant, considered one of St. Petersburg’s finest. Nab a table by the window for the best views of Nevsky Prospect, or opt for light bites and dainty pastries at Café Vienna, a traditional Austrian coffeehouse. The DJ-helmed lobby bar is a stylish spot for cocktails, or you can sink a Russian vodka at the Nevsky Bar. The fitness center is open 24 hours, and you can relax on the terrace post-workout.
In the Area
Despite all the in-house comforts, you’ll want to get out and stroll to the nearby monuments of what may be Russia’s prettiest city — especially during summer’s White Nights, when the Festival of Classical Music and other cultural events are in full swing. Any time of year is perfect for taking the short walk to the mind-blowing Hermitage Museum (founded by Catherine the Great in 1764), St. Petersburg’s vast main plaza, Palace Square, with its Winter Palace and Summer Garden, and the fairy-tale-like Church of the Resurrection. At night take in a play at the Maly Drama Theater or an opera or ballet at the famous Mariinsky Theater. Architecturally, the Metro is a cut above almost every other public transport system in the world. It’s also the world’s deepest subway, so be prepared for the vertiginous view from the top of the escalator.
Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg
Nevsky Prospect, 57
St Petersburg, Russian Federation
How to Get There
Flights are available to Pulkovo Airport (LED), via connecting flights from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from LED, about 11 miles away, are approximately $97, each way, in a BMW 5 Series for up to three people, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from LED are approximately $60, each way.