We will be in St. Petersburg in early April. Does anyone have a hotel recommendation? We are hoping for a budget hotel with an elevator and close to public transportation. Thank you.
Everything you want to see in St Petersburg will be walkable especially if you stay near Nevsky Prospekt...except Catherine's Palace in Pushkin. Read reviews carefully before choosing hotels. We've been to St Petersburg twice and have had 2 really bad hotels and 1 mediocre hotel. I've always wanted to stay at the Hotel Helvetia - maybe you can give it a look.
Becky , we stayed here in Autumn 2015 - going back next fall , excellent hotel , very convenient location , this was about $155 USD / night , full breakfast included . very attentive and helpful staff . https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/st-petersburg/ledly/hoteldetail
I spent 4 nights at the small Tradition Hotel in the summer of 2012. A 10-15min walk across 2 bridges from the Hermitage, it offers great value with a fabulous breakfast and terrific staff. Bus, tram and metro all close by, as is Peter & Paul Fortress.
We can't delay the trio by 6 months, as our 3 year visa ends mid April. We feel very lucky that this will be our fourth trip to Russia. Becky
Consider an apartment; they are really really cheap. We stayed in one in October 2015 for 9 nights for about $40 a night (paid in Rubles, it was about 60 if we had paid in dollars). We were near Nevsky Prospekt by the Kazan Cathedral and could literally walk everywhere we needed to go. We find the public transport poor for tourists -- the metro is great but not useful for a km or so around the center and the buses and trams are miserable. My husband whom I have been nagging for 20 years now about pickpockets managed to get his credit card stolen this fall in Petersburg on a tram; they had put 20K on the card by the time we noticed and reported it two hours later and we had no use of that card for the next 9 weeks of our trip. Luckily my nagging meant he only lost one card and his transport card rather than an entire wallet filled with everything. If you are central you really can walk to most everything. We walked to the Mariinsky for example from our apartment one evening as well as many times to the Hermitage; Petersburg is a beautiful walking city.
Hi! I have been in St.Petersburg with my friends and we've stayed in the "Boutique Hotel", for 1 week the price was about 100 euros per person. Really cozy hotel with free breakfast. What is more substantial it's location. Sadovaya street, city center, so, basically, this hotel is surrounded by sightseeing places, particularly Nevsky prospect (main street), Russian museum, Kazan Cathedral, Summer Garden, Hermitage. And it's in 2 mins by foot from the subway station Gostiniy dvor. Moreover, it's really easy to find a place for dinner/cozy bar/good night club (if you are interested in it). I can recommend "Tsar", "Little Italy", "Gosti", "Zavist Cabaret-bar" and more, one more time, it is really easy to find smth, plus in city center in almost each public place stuff is able to speak English fluently.