The State Hermitage Museum is the largest, most famous and most visited museum in St. Petersburg. It can take a few days, perhaps even months, to go through all the halls of the Hermitage and see all the exhibitions.
The Winter Palace, in which building the Hermitage is housed, is located in the very centre of the city — on the Palace Square. This is the heart of St. Petersburg, the place desired by all tourists visiting the Northern Capital. Therefore, hotels located near the Winter Palace are so attractive to tourists.
Hotels located close to the Palace Square, provide guests with a unique opportunity to walk around the most beautiful places of St. Petersburg. A well-developed transportation system makes it quick and easy to get to any part of the city.
For walkers to stay at the hotel located near the Winter Palace is a chance to see the whole historical centre without need to use transport. Leaving the hotel, you will immediately be able to enjoy spectacular views of magnificent St. Petersburg and get easily to the major attractions. You will certainly have time to visit such symbols of St. Petersburg, as St. Isaac's Cathedrals, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, Bronze Horseman, Admiralty — they will surround you. You can walk through the night Petersburg, not being afraid of missing the subway or bus. Pros of the hotels located near the Hermitage can be listed endlessly.
Fortunately, within walking distance of the Palace Square, there are hotels of various categories — from luxury five-star hotels for the most discerning guests to small cozy hotels for economic travelers.
Choosing from the five-star hotels, the Kempinski Moika 22 Hotel is the closest one to the Palace Square. Within walking distance of the Winter Palace there are such elegant 5 star hotels as Astoria, Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel, Grand Hotel Europe, Taleon, W St.Petersburg, Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge and Domina Hotel St. Petersburg.
The optimal choice in terms of price, quality and location for guests of St. Petersburg will be four-star hotels, situated close to the Palace Square. Pushka Inn and Petro Palace are located next to the Hermitage, Angleterre and Rossi hotels — not far from this famous museum.
But even if the budget is very limited, you still have the opportunity to live close to the Hermitage. St. Petersburg offers a wide selection of mini-hotels and hostels in the city centre.
Next to the Palace Square you can very economically stay in theNevsky Aster and Nevsky Grand mini-hotels. The thrifty travelers can also choose the small cozy hotels such as The Old Vienna, By the Hermitage, Deluxe, Central-Inn, and many others.