St Petersburg Mini Hotels can be an interesting option to expensive 4 or 5 stars hotels.
That's true! If you're a low budget traveler or just want to save some money, Mini-Hotels can be a really good alternative, sometimes even better than hotels and hostels.
According to data from the Committee for Tourism and Hotel development there are more than 100 Russian Mini Hotels in Saint Petersburg today. They all have begun to play a major role since a decade ago, and the number is still growing.
Their distinctive features are a location in some quiet corner of the city, close to the main attractions or restaurants, and a high standard of service. Of course you shouldn't expect to have a restaurant or a huge buffet breakfast; probably you shouldn't expect to have your bed linen changed or your room serviced on a daily basis. But in general you're sure to cover all your basic needs and get a clean and comfortable room at an affordable price.
However, even if there are some small downsides often these small private family hotels provide the best-value accommodation in the city, and can be a really pleasant place to stay, if you keep your expectations low.
To help you navigate through the large number of Mini Hotels available in the city, we made a hand-picked list of St Petersburg Mini Hotels that we believe offers great services, comfortable rooms, and a truly personalized welcome. Read on below!
Browse through our list of top-rated St Petersburg Mini Hotels below. Get inspired, compare prices, and save by booking on-line.
"A small cosy hotel on Vasilievsky Island".
Located in downtown you can find Prestige Hotel, an intimate and simple 3-Stars hotel run by a Russian family. The hotel offers basic accommodation at a competitive price in a home-style atmosphere. It can be an ideal option both for business or leisure travelers looking for a quiet and fashionable place to stay. The Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Palace Square and Hermitage, and 3-minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt so a great choice for travelers interested in history, architecture and museums.
"Romantic Decor and Refreshing Strolls".
For those who enjoy city strolls, Art Hotel is one of the most romantic St Petersburg Mini Hotels, so the best choice for a couple travelling on a limited budget. The hotel is located 10-minute to Nevsky, 13-minute to the Metro, 8-minute to the Summer Garden and a pleasant walk to many attractions. Concealed in a residential neighborhood and hard to find at first, it's advisable to arrange a hotel transfer if arriving by air. On foot, go north of the Academy of Dramatic Arts and look for a small left entrance leading into a courtyard parking lot. Locate the “Art Hotel” sign on the building, enter at left and go up the stairs to the door marked “A.” Inside awaits a hidden treasure.
"Honoring Russia's Artistic and Literary Greats".
The Old Vienna Hotel is set in a vintage building where Russian composer, Tchaikovsky once resided and is a monument to Russia's prominent poets and writers who frequented the local during its former days as Restaurant Vienna. For this reason, this is one of the most interesting St Petersburg Mini Hotels to book. The atmosphere preserves the décor and spirit of past times with the freshness of modern amenities, clean accommodations and popular breakfasts. Located in a prime location 2 blocks to Nevsky, the River Neva and the Hermitage, it's a little hard to find, so look for the sign “Residence” on the side of building 13. Beneath is a small plaque that reads: “Old Vienna.”
"In a Hidden Courtyard on the Moika River".
Located in St. Petersburg's historical center across from the Moika River, Arkadia hotel is tucked in a hidden courtyard behind buildings fronting the canal, so it's secluded, but easily accessible. The quiet setting within walking distance to major sites and downtown attractions is appealing to those seeking a restful place near a variety of authentic Russian restaurants. This cozy hotel offers a great breakfast buffet, clean, comfortable accommodations, attentive staff, secure parking, swimming pool and sauna, and also welcomes pets and provides special beds for small children. There's no elevator, but staff are always on hand to happily assist with luggage. Definitely among one of the best St Petersburg Mini Hotels.
Written by Davide C.