Russia

Hotels in Russia

Elegant interiors (parquet floors; white marble bathrooms), opposite St. Isaac’s Cathedral and within walking distance of the Russian Museum. 

Room to Book: Request a room looking out on St. Isaac's Cathedral.

Doubles From $1,050.

Spend the night in one of the 60 new suites at the Taleon Imperial Hotel, a favorite of Russian high rollers.

A luxurious refurbishment of a stalin-era villa, the 40-room Rodina is set on manicured grounds with a private beachfront in the year-round resort town of Sochi.

This 19th-century behemoth, one in a series of palatial Baroque and Neoclassical buildings—and actual palaces—lining the city’s famed main thoroughfare, reopened in 2009 after a $135 million refurbishment.

The Most serves a novel kind of Russian cuisine in czarist-dream surroundings. Black bread comes with an exotic fruit-and-olive chutney. Beets appear in a surprising, sublime cold soup with pistachios. This is central Moscow now, refined and elegant as it hasn't been since the era of Pushkin.

Russia’s aristocratic past and hungry-for-luxury present collide at the Ritz, a posh addition to Moscow’s hotel lineup.