You get a nice view of Smolny cathedral across the river from some of the rooms of this modern hotel, and though St. Petersburg's main attractions and the metro are some distance away, a hotel shuttle bus runs to Nevsky prospekt and the Moskovsky train station. Service is unusually friendly, and the reasonable rates include a buffet breakfast. Marble and chrome punctuate the interior and the public areas are cheery and bright, if a bit generic. Imported furnishings and pretty flowered wallpaper decorate the clean rooms. Most have balconies, but only suites have full bathtubs. The hotel has good last-minute deals and discounts for those staying three or more nights.
4 Bolsheokhtinsky pr., St. Petersburg, 195027, Russia