In the historical center or in a new residential area? This is the question everyone who is planning their first trip to St. Petersburg asks themselves.
We definitely recommend that you choose a hotel in the city center, because only here you can experience the rich history and beautiful architecture for which millions of tourists visit St. Petersburg every year.
However, we decided to look at the pros and cons of both accommodation options to help you make the right choice.
Hotel in the center of St. Petersburg
Among the advantages of living in the center are:
- proximity to main attractions;
By renting a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg, you will be in close proximity to the main tourist sites such as the Hermitage, Palace Square, Nevsky Prospekt and others. This will allow you to easily get around all the popular tourist locations on foot.
- convenient transport accessibility;
The city center has a developed transport infrastructure, which allows you to quickly reach any area of St. Petersburg. There are metro, bus stops and taxis here. Public transport in St. Petersburg operates until late at night.
- large selection of hotels and hostels;
A large number of hotels of various categories are concentrated in the city center. Here you will find both five-star hotels and budget hostels, and you can choose the option that suits your preferences and budget.
However, there are also disadvantages, but they are all conditional:
- high price;
Accommodation prices in the center of St. Petersburg are usually higher, especially during popular tourist seasons. However, this disadvantage can be easily avoided if you book a hotel room several months before your intended trip.
- noise and bustle;
If you prefer a calm and quiet holiday, then the central areas may not be suitable for you. In the evening and at night it can be noisy due to active city life. Therefore, choose a hotel in the center with good sound insulation.
Hotel in new areas of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is not only about pre-revolutionary buildings, granite embankments, palaces and bridges. The city also consists of ordinary industrial and residential areas.
In this part of the northern capital there are also hotels and inns, and here are the advantages of staying in them:
- low cost;
Booking offers in remote areas are indeed lower than the center. But such a difference in price is not felt if you have to spend your time and money on public transport every day.
- peace and quiet;
In residential areas there is less noise and fuss.
Now let's talk about the cons:
- distance from the center;
The sleeping areas, especially the new ones, are too far from the historical center of St. Petersburg. Therefore, when choosing a hotel here, you will spend a lot of time on the road every day.
- limited choice;
There are not many hotels in non-tourist areas, and daily apartment rentals are most common here.
Choose the Teatralnaya Ploshchad hotel in the historical Admiralteysky district of St. Petersburg. We are located within walking distance from the main attractions of the northern capital, but at the same time we offer competitive prices for room reservations.