Location & Directions

Marriott Courtyard Center West / Pushkin Hotel

Nearest metro: Sadovaya, Sennaya Ploshchad, Spasskaya

The Marriott Courtyard Center West / Pushkin Hotel is in a part of St. Petersburg to the south-west of the Mariinsky Theatre not normally much frequented by visitors, despite its attractive streets lined with 19th century apartment buildings, the convergence of several canals, and some beautiful historic churches.

The main disadvantage of the hotel's location is that it is not currently within comfortable walking distance of a metro station. To help with this, the hotel runs an hourly shuttle bus to/from Sennaya Ploshchad (where there are three interlinked metro stations) throughout the day, and around St. Petersburg's most popular visitor attractions at weekends. If you prefer not to wait, its also very easy to catch public buses and trolleybuses from Ploshchad Turgeneva, only a couple of minutes' walk from the hotel, which will take you to the metro at Sennaya Ploshchad in around ten minutes, or on to Nevksy Prospekt and the very centre of the city in around 20 minutes.

The drive to St. Petersburg's mainline railway stations will take around 15-20 minutes for Vitebsk and Moscow Stations, and 30-40 minutes to Finland and Ladoga Stations. Pulkovo International Airport is just under 20 km from the Courtyard by Marriott, and the drive will take around 45 minutes.

Local Sightseeing

The main visitor attraction within walking distance of the Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Center West / Pushkin Hotel is the Mariinsky Theatre, which rivals Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre as the finest venue for ballet and opera in modern Russia, and has an even richer history. It takes around 15 minutes to walk to the theatre from the hotel.

On the way to the theatre, you pass two fine historic churches, the Neo-Byzantine Church of Ss. Isidor and Nicholas, which was built in the 1900s for St. Petersburg's Estonian Orthodox congregation, and the sublime baroque Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, built in the reign of Empress Elizabeth and considered the spiritual home of the Russian Navy.

Although it's not easily spotted from the street, your path will also pass St. Petersburg's Grand Choral Synagogue. Some of the finest architects and artists of the day contributed to its ornate design, and the eclectic building, mixing Byzantine and Moorish styles, was consecrated in 1893. It is the second largest synagogue in Europe.

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