Hotels by class
St. Petersburg's Luxury Hotels are the properties that fully conform to international 5-star standards for accommodation and service, with a full complement of leisure, fitness, meeting, and fine-dining facilities. They also boast historic or designer interiors, and exceptional levels of comfort in guest accommodation. All St. Petersburg's luxury hotels are located in the downtown area, close to the city's top historic attractions.
The hotels in St. Petersburg we classify as "deluxe" include the best 4-star hotels and some more modern 5-star properties. Deluxe Hotels may offer more modest accommodation than Luxury Hotels, or may not offer a full range of business and leisure facilities, but are guaranteed to provide 4-star accommodation and have efficient and amiable English-speaking staff. This category includes the best of St. Petersburg's small hotels.
St. Petersburg's Superior Hotels are mostly large 4-star properties offering a wide range of business and leisure facilities, but the individual character or comfort of more highly-ranked hotel. We have also included some smaller hotels without star ratings for the quality of accommodation and service, even when they lack a full range of amenities. Superior Hotels are either located in St. Petersburg's historic centre or are close to the metro and convenient for other essential destinations.
What we classify as Standard Hotels in St. Petersburg may not be luxurious, but they do offer international-standard 3-star accommodation, and many offer reasonable facilities for business and leisure. Some may even qualify for four stars under the Russian state system. Among the Standard Hotels featured here are several of the better-quality "mini-hotels", offering inexpensive accommodation in the city centre.
Our Budget Hotel are the cheapest hotel accommodation in St. Petersburg that we feel is of a quality level to our users. This can be found at older Soviet-era hotels, some of which offer aging economy-class rooms as well as more comfortable renovated rooms, and at some new "mini-hotels", most of which have better locations and more friendly staff, but which lack all but the most basic facilities for business and leisure.