Moscow: Hotels and Apartments

Moscow Hotels:

“To Moscow”  is a hotel guide that searches for hotels near specific Metro stations.

Aqua Marine Hotel is a small and reasonably priced hotel near the centre of Moscow.

Art Hotel: Moscow’s “art” hotel–across the street from Red Square & the Kremlin, you will be amazed by the location! This is a new hotel opened in the summer 2009 and fully renovated.  It is housed in the historical former Central Bath House of Moscow, built in 1891 with 3 floors in reserved for the hotel including the upscale bar “Archie Bar”, the second floor is the bohemian art club “Masterskaya” which has live concerts 3 to 4 nights per week.  The hotel rooms occupy the third floor.

The rooms of the hotel have been completely renovated and designed by a different Russian artist, so each room is unique.  Each room has it’s own individual bathroom and is rather spacious with either 2, 3 or 4 bed private rooms.

Beta Hotel at Izmailovo is a solid choice for comfortable economy. Located in the large Izmailovo complex with competing hotels, and lots of dining choices, the famous Izmailovo Kremlin sits just across the parking lot.

Cosmos Hotel: The Cosmos is located just 200 meters from the VDNKh Metro station and is on one of the main city streets, Mira Prospekt. The centre of Moscow is just 15-20 minutes away and the hotel has an adequate reputation for accomodations and service.

Hotel Bega: This four star hotel is in in the centre of Moscow, not far from Sadovoe Koltso between Belorusskaya and Begovaya subway stations. Just two bus stops from the hotel to the popular and busy Tverskaya street and the Belorussky railway station is within easy walking distance. The name of the hotel comes from the historical vicinity to the Moscow Race Course (Bega means “Races”).

Hotel Tourist: Hotel Tourist is a lovely tourist class hotel situated in a very green area of Moscow. The hotel opened for its first guests in 1955 and from that time on the hotel has served more than 5 million people. The hotel consists of 6 buildings and 520 rooms. The hotel also has its own park which is a great place for guests to stroll and relax. There is a cafe in each of the hotel´s buildings where delicious breakfasts are served. The hotel also has its own Georgian restaurant. The hotel is also only half a km away from VDNH – one of Moscow´s largest exhibition centers.

Intourist Hotel Kolomenskoye: is near the Kolomenskoe Metro, and the famous Kolomenskoe Park. On the main road leading from Domodedovskaya Airport to the centre of Moscow.

Molodezhnaya Hotel: The Molodezhnaya Hotel is located in the north of Moscow, not far from Timiryazevskaya metro station and only 15 minutes from the centre of Moscow. Near the hotel are shops and restaurants. The hotel was built for the 1980 Olympics and was last renovated in 2004. The hotel offers cozy rooms equipped with modern amenities and a wide choice of hotel facilities including a restaurant and bar.

Orekhovo Hotel: the free transfers from Domododevo Airport and the free WiFi make this an attractive option for travelers. Clean and convenient in southern Moscow.

Ostankino Hotel: Only 3 minutes from Metro station Vladykino and close to the Botanical Gardens, the Ostakino is located at Botanicheskaya Street., 29.

Park Inn by Radisson: not only is this hotel within walking distance of Sheremetyevo (SVO) Airport, but the manager is an avid fan of American NFL football–a true rarity in Russia! Very nice for this upper economy standard.

Petrovka Loft: a very unique and personal boutique hotel located on fashionable Petrovka street in the heart of central Moscow. Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre are only a few minutes walk. Housed in a Stalin period building, the premises used to be a large Soviet communal apartment which has been completely structurally and cosmetically renovated to create the Petrovka Loft.

Sevastopol Hotel: 2 star accommodations in building one, and 3 stars in building two. Close to two metro stations in the southern region of Moscow.

Tsaritsino Hotel: the hotel is convenient to the Moscow Metro system in southern Moscow and close to the major Tsaritsyno Park attraction.

Vladykino Hotel: an apartment-hotel complete with kitchenettes and living areas. In European style there are spacious one-, two-, and three-room suites. Kitchens are fitted with a two-cabinet refrigerator, an electric stove with an oven, a microwave, coffee-maker, dish-washing machine, and utensils. There is a washing machine and a dryer with iron too.

Vnukovo Green Palace Hotel: just 5 minutes from Vnukovo airport and within convenient access to regional attractions such as Stalin’s Bunker Museum and the sprawling Arkhangelskoye Estate park.

Mid-Luxury Hotels

Danilovskaya Hotel sits inside the ancient Monastery of Saint Daniel of Moscow. In ancient times in Russia there was a tradition to build hotels in monasteries for the convenience of guests, many who traveled from great distances.

Hotel Gamma/Delta: this Izmailovo (Gamma-Delta) hotel offers 2000 comfortable rooms of various categories: from cozy standard rooms to elegant suites. In two side-by-side buildings, the Gamma is a 3+ star and the Delta offers 4+ star luxury.

Hotel Vega (Best Western): located in the beautiful historical district of Moscow – Izmailovo. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel are historical monuments, the Izmailovo Park with scenic ponds, the church founded by Peter the Great, and the Izmailovo Kremlin.

Paveletskaya Plaza Hotel: is just a two minute walk from the Paveletskaya railway station and Paveletskaya metro station. The hotel offers a restaurant and bar, 24 hour room-service, transfer, parking lot, free Wi-Fi, business services, laundry, luggage storage, courier service, and flower delivery. There are many restaurants and fast food cafes within close walking distance.

Luxury Hotels

Alfa Hotel: in the massive Izmailovo complex, surrounded by other hotels of economy standard. This beautiful hotel is across the parking lot from the popular Izmailovo Kremlin and boasts excellent restaurants.

Crown Plaza: at the Moscow World Trade Center (12 Krasnopresnenskaya emb.,  +7 495 258 2222  +7 495 258 2222 ) Located downtown and within walking distance to the historical heart. Newly renovated. Especially good for the business traveler. Features spacious rooms, friendly staff and wide range of dining options.

Golden Ring Hotel: (Smolenskaya ulitsa, 5, Moscow 119121) The hotel is also attached to a casino and is a 5 minute walk to Arbat Street and the Foreign Ministry building). Views from the rooms are fantastic, and the hotel is located near all the main tourist sites. However, as the large majority of their clientele are business travelers, they would do well to implement Wi-Fi access, (no free Wi-Fi at the hotel).

Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow: (ul. Balchug, 1,  +7 (495) 230 5500  +7 (495) 230 5500 ) Checkin: 15:00; checkout: 12:00. Hotel is located facing the Red Square and St.Basil’s Cathedral. It features spacious rooms, good service and a buffet-breakfast.

Hotel National: (15/1, bld. 1 ul. Mokhovaya,  +7 (495) 258 7000  +7 (495) 258 7000 ) Traditional Art Nouveau-style hotel located in city center ideally located next to the Red Square. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, with plasma TV’s, minibars and more. Internet use is extremely pricey though at 16 rubles a minute.

Hotel Ukraina (the Radisson Royal): this historic hotel dates back to Soviet times, and the building itself is one of “Stalin’s skyscrapers.” Today it has been restored to magnificence and sits along the banks of the Moscow River.

St Regis Nikolskaya Hotel: located in the centre of Moscow and close to Red Square, the Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre, etc.

Ritz-Carlton: (Tverskaya ulitsa 3/5, Moscow). For one of the top hotels in one of the world’s most expensive cities, be prepared to pay at the Ritz Carlton. Although only completed in 2007, the 19th century styling looks authentic with an old world style, look and feel. The staff is fluent in English and is helpful and professional. The astonishingly high rates for this hotel though, do not feel justified.


Basilica Hotel/Hostel is a good choice for those who wish to be near Red Square and are on a budget. There is a handy kitchen and living area shared and then several types of room choices, each on a budget. Tel: 7 (910) 420 3446 Email:

Godzilla Hostel is in central Moscow and also has a location out in Moscow’s “Golden Ring” area in the historic town of Suzdal, a prime tourist spot.

Hostel-Moscow is centrally located in the Arbat area and that means you’re close to lots of attractions and cafes/restaurants, too.

Hotel A La Russe is a hostel & mini-hotel.

Napoleon Hostel. It takes some brass to name a hostel after the French General who tried to burn Moscow to the ground, but hey, Russians can be forgiving.

Suharevka Hostel: The Suharevka is a “mini hotel” and when you the size of the rooms you’ll understand what we mean! However it is comfortable, clean and the prices are mini too by Moscow standards. This is a great place to stay when you need comfort, but plan to spend most of your days out and about sightseeing Moscow. The Sukharevka is located in the historical area of Chisty Prudi in the center of Moscow, two minutes walk from the Metro Suharevskaya and within walking distance to Red Square and the Kremlin. We cater for the business and cultural visitor to Moscow who is looking for something more atmospheric and individual. The mini-hotel occupies the entire fourth floor of a historical pre-revolutionary building offering all the amenities of a regular hotel and more, including a full kitchen for your use. Rooms do not have individual bathrooms but the shared bath facilites are spotless.

Trans Siberian Hostel is near Metro Kurskaya.

iVAN hostel has a quality score from travelers of 9+.

Moscow Apartments:

Without hesitation our favourite apartment service is Airbnb.  Just type in the name of the country or city and you’ll have plenty of reliable options that are often nicer and usually less expensive than some of the short-term apartments so frequently advertised online. We’ve used the service in Moscow with great satisfaction.

Many readers have also used the WayToRussia group’s apartment services. Just click on the link.

Apartmentres is a service for finding apartments in many former Soviet cities.

EnjoyMoscow is a respected family owned apartment search business of an American living in Moscow.

kvartira-gostinitsa is a Russian language website for short-term apartment rentals.

Moscow Star is a respected apartment search for visitors to Moscow. This is one of the more expensive options for a short-term Moscow apartment.

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Staying in a Russian Hotel or Apartment

When traveling to Russia, North Americans should remember that Russia uses 220 volts standard electricity. That is double the 110 back home so to keep from burning out your phones, cameras and other appliances you’ll need to bring a voltage converter. As Russia also uses the Northern European type C plug, you’ll need an adapter too.

We recommend this one called the “Walk About” as it adjusts voltage as needed, includes surge protection and has a USB plug that makes it possible to charge more than one thing at once.

The Walk About electric converter with USB.

This unit already includes the type C plugs for Europe that you’ll need when traveling in the former Soviet Union. Here is what a standard plug looks like:

Standard outlet plugs in Northern Europe and the EU, type C.

Enjoy your trip!

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