The 9 Best Hotels in Moscow

5th January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb



Hotel National has remained as much of an historical landmark throughout the 20th and 21st centuries as The Kremlin and Red Square, both visible from the hotel.

Built by the famous Russian architect Alexander Ivanov in 1903, the hotel has been the choice of Royals, foreign dignitaries and celebrities for more than a century. The National’s interior is splendidly adorned with artifacts from the Tsar’s palaces and aristocratic estates, and the suites contain many rare Russian antiques; so much so that’ll feel like you’re actually staying in a palace. The on-site Moskovsky Restaurant is a fantastic dining option with its blend of Russian, French and Italian cuisine. Along with the Alexandrovsky bar, both venues are a popular meeting place for Moscow business elite. Ideally located and packed full of modern amenities that perfectly complement the classic Russian luxury on offer, the Hotel National will be the number one choice for elite travelers for years to come.


PRESIDENTIAL SUI TEWhy we love it: The Presidential Suite at the Hotel National seamlessly blends Old World opulence with modern technology to create a hotel experience worthy of elite travelers. The antique furniture and precious artwork on display gives the suite a unique atmosphere, complemented by the fine views over The Kremlin and Tverskaya. The signature luxury king-size bed waits invitingly for tired sightseers, who have the option of a soak in the marble clad bathroom amid rejuvenating massage jets. The impressive living area with armchairs and custom upholstered sofas, antique table with reading light and rare antiquities provide exclusive and intimate surroundings both for meetings and leisure. A roll call of previous celebrity occupants includes: King Juan Carlos of Spain, Princess Birgitta, Prince Michael of Kent, Bill Gates and Jack Nicholson.




  • Square footage: 914
  • Nightly rate: $2,517

Oleg Skorlukov, General Manager

+7 495 258 7000

15/1 Mokhovaya Street, Moscow 125009