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Petro Palace Hotel
Petro Palace Hotel

14 Malaya Morskaya Street, St. Petersburg 190000

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4.3 out of 5 (1,555 reviews)

Opened in 2005, this city center hotel is housed in a restored, handsome 19th century building, typical of old St. Petersburg.

£158
Kempinski Hotel Moika 22
Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

22, Moika River Embankment, St. Petersburg 191186

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4.6 out of 5 (231 reviews)

This family-friendly St. Petersburg hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Palace Square, …

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The Taleon Imperial Hotel
The Taleon Imperial Hotel

59 Moika Emb, St. Petersburg 191186

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4.6 out of 5 (122 reviews)

This family-friendly St. Petersburg hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of General Staff …

£191
Majestic Boutique Hotel DeLuxe
Majestic Boutique Hotel DeLuxe

Sadovaya, 22, St. Petersburg 191023

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4.7 out of 5 (78 reviews)

This family-friendly St. Petersburg hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Vorontsov Palace, …

£97
Herzen House
Herzen House

Bolshaya Morskaya 25, Floor 4, St. Petersburg 190000

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4.4 out of 5 (126 reviews)

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Admiralty Building and St. Isaac's Cathedral. …

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Sonata at Nevsky Ave.
Sonata at Nevsky Ave.

Nevsky Prospect 11, app 6, St. Petersburg 191186

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4.5 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Admiralty Building, Palace Square …

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Casa Leto
Casa Leto

34, Bolshaya Morskaya street, St. Petersburg 190000

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4.6 out of 5 (47 reviews)

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mariinsky Palace and State Hermitage Museum …

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Avrora apartments Malaya Morskaya 16
Avrora apartments Malaya Morskaya 16

Malaya Morskaya 16-26, St Petersburg

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4.3 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Admiralty Building, Palace Square, and …

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Belletage Hotel
Belletage Hotel

Lomonosova Street, 14, St. Petersburg 191025

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4.1 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater, Kazan Cathedral …

£57
Nevsky Forum Hotel
Nevsky Forum Hotel

69 Nevsky Pr, St. Petersburg 191025

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4.4 out of 5 (267 reviews)

Located in Nevskiy Prospekt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stockmann and State Russian Museum. Church of the Savior o …

£91
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Pocket Guide: St. Petersburg Palace Square Hotels

In between the sprawling Nevsky Prospekt and Palace Bridge, the vast Palace Square was once the centre of imperial St. Petersburg, and one of the city’s most iconic buildings still occupies the northern end of the square: Winter Palace and State Hermitage Museum. The distinctive pale-green Baroque palace was the home of the Russian royal family since Catherine the Great’s reign in the mid-18th century, right up to the 1917 revolution.

The Winter Palace now houses the fascinating collections of the State Hermitage Museum. It can take a couple of days to get round the museum’s 360 rooms of antiques and artworks from around the Western world, which include pieces from Van Dyck, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. The original wooden palace created for Peter the Great is accessible through a tunnel from the main Hermitage building, believed by many historians as the site of the Tsar’s death.

Hotels Close to St. Petersburg’s Palace Square

The area around Palace Square features some of St. Petersburg’s most exclusive and sought-after rooms in stately five-star hotels. The central location places visitors within walking distance of the majority of St. Petersburg’s renowned sights and attractions. Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s busiest boulevard, is minutes away on foot, and studded with a range of restaurants, bars and many architecturally significant buildings.

Things to Do around Palace Square

Just along from Palace Square on the wide embankments of the River Neva, the Bronze Horseman is a popular statue of Peter the Great, the city’s namesake, and attracts many tourists as well as being a favourite spot for locals’ wedding pictures. On the other side of the River Neva, Vasilyevsky Island has a hub of renowned museums, including the anthropological collections in the Kunstkamera and the nearby Zoological Museum.

While the golden spire of the Admiralty Building is visible all across St. Petersburg, you can get up close to the many statues of famous Russians dotted around the building’s well-pruned garden. Many people walk through the gardens on their way to Palace Square. See if you can find the statue of 19th-century explorer, Nikolai Przhevalsky, with a metallic camel.

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