Bohemian Moscow

Hotels on and near Ulitsa Arbat

Ulitsa Arbat, which runs between the Boulevard Ring, just west of the Kremlin, and the Garden Ring, is one of Moscow's most famous streets. A fashionable address in the 19th century, in the time of the Khrushchev Thaw it gained a reputation as the centre of Moscow's burgeoning Bohemian community of writers, artists and bards. Today it is mostly pedestrianized, with a permanent array of street performers and souvenir stalls, as well as a large number of bars, cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating. Centrally and uniquely characterful, Arbat is one of the most attractive areas of Moscow for visitors.

12, Plotnikov Pereulok, Moscow, 121002, RussiaShow on map 2.29 km
Nearest metro: Smolenskaya
Luxury Arbat Free Wi-Fi Business centre
This standard hotel on a side street just over five minutes' walk from Ulitsa Arbat is run by the Presidential Administration which means that, while rather formal, service is very efficient and professional. Standards are also high in their own fashion, providing very clean and surprisingly cozy accommodation, all of which has recently been renovated. The Arbat Hotel caters mostly to business travelers, with a good range of support services on offer, but has a great location for sightseeing, too. »»»
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8, Smolenskaya Ulitsa, Moscow, 121099, RussiaShow on map 2.79 km
Nearest metro: Smolenskaya
Budget Expo Arbat Station
Across the road from the Golden Ring Hotel, the Belgrad occupies an identical tower block but is a world away in terms of fittings and facilities. Standards here are very basic, but the combination of a superb location (both for exploring Ulitsa Arbat and for the convenient metro links to the Kremlin and throughout the city) and dirt cheap rates by Moscow standards make the Belgrad worth considering for travelers on a tight budget. Just don't expect too much in the way of creature comforts or personalized service. »»»
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Good 4.20
4 reviews
5, Smolenskaya Ulitsa, Moscow, 119121, RussiaShow on map 2.81 km
Nearest metro: Novokuznetskaya
Arbat EXPO Free Wi-Fi Gym Business centre
Offering on average the best value five-star accommodation in Moscow, the Golden Ring is a large deluxe hotel at the western end of Ulitsa Arbat, opposite the imposing Stalinist skyscraper of the Ministry of the Interior. The hotel provides an extensive range of business and leisure facilities, as well as spacious and comfortable accommodation. While not the most modern five-star hotel in Moscow, it is well worth considering for reasonable rates and an excellent location also very close to the metro. »»»
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Very Good 5.00
8 reviews
Building 2, 8, Novinskiy Bulvar, Moscow, 121099, RussiaShow on map 2.43 km
Nearest metro: Smolenskaya
Business Luxury Expo Arbat Free Wi-Fi Pool Gym SPA Business centre
Among the very finest of Moscow's luxury hotels, this modern property from the Korean hotel chain Lotte is located about five minutes' walk from the western end of Ulitsa Arbat on the Garden Ring. As well as sumptuous and stylish accommodation, the Lotte Hotel Moscow boasts comprehensive and extremely luxurious business and leisure facilities, as well as a location convenient both for exploring the downtown and for major destinations including Crocus Expo, which can easily be accessed by metro. »»»
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