Hotel National Moscow, a Luxury Collection Hotel: A Room with a View!

Hotel National Moscow is a 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Moscow. Location, exceptional customer service, amazing views, and beautifully decorated rooms will ensure that your stay in Moscow is one you won’t forget!

Hotel National Moscow

Hotel National (гостиница Националь)

Hotel National Moscow, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel National (гостиница Националь) is over 100 years old! The entire hotel reflects this – not in condition, but in décor. The hotel and all rooms are decorated with 19th-century Russian antiques and furniture. Each time I step into Hotel National,  I feel like I have stepped into a museum, but one with a lot of modern amenities. It’s a perfect combination of new and old.

The hotel has over 200 rooms, including 55 suites. When making reservations I usually select a studio room, but upon check-in, I always get a free upgrade. On one visit I was upgraded to the Presidential Suite. I was amazed at the size and beauty. It was awe-inspiring! That suite is something like $900 a night! On my most recent visit, I got an upgrade to a Kremlin Suite, also way above the rate of a studio room!

Location: 15/1 Mokhovaya street, building 1, Moscow, Russia
Whether visiting Moscow for business or pleasure, this hotel is suitable for both. If visiting for business, you will be able to see a famous part of Moscow without taking up much time or effort. Just across the street is the Red Square, the Kremlin, GUM, St. Basil’s Cathedral, several museums and underground shopping center, Okhotny Ryad.

Mokhovaya street intersects with Tverskaya street, a busy and lively street running through Moscow.

Tverskaya Street

Mini-market on Tverskaya, just down the street from the hotel.

On Tverskaya street, you will find mini-marts, coffee shops, and restaurants.

The metro stop, Okhotny Ryad is right next to the hotel. Making it very convenient to use the metro. Depending on your destination it can be faster, more convenient, and much cheaper to use the metro.

Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo International airports are about 20 miles from Hotel National. Domodedovo Moscow Airport is about 30 miles from Hotel National. You can arrange transportation upon arrival at the airport, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I have heard of people being charged over $100. You can have Hotel National arrange a transfer for you which will cost $40-$60. The best option is Uber. It’s safe, convenient, and affordable. Taking Uber from any of the airports will cost around $17-$20.

Check-In
The check-in process is quick, and the employees are very friendly and helpful. You will have to provide your passport – they will need to make a copy and complete a registration card for you. They will also need to see a method of payment (you pay at check-out).

Lobby area for check-In

Check-in starts at 2 PM, and check-out is 12 PM.


Room
Upon finishing with check-in, I was offered assistance with my luggage, which I declined and made my way solo to my room.

I made my way upstairs (there is an elevator). Everything in the hotel is ornate and embellished, even the staircases.

As I approached my suite, I was sure I wouldn’t be disappointed with the room.

Kremlin Suite

As usual, the suite didn’t fail to impress me. The suite was made up of two rooms. The first, a living /working room had chandeliers made of Bohemian glass, original artwork, custom upholstered furniture, and antiques.

Living/working room

The living/working room overlooking the Kremlin.

The living/working room was separated from the bedroom by doors that provide complete privacy. Like the living/working room, the bedroom was no less impressive.

The bedroom was spacious and comfortable. However, the room was sweltering; it made it very difficult for me to sleep. All rooms have A/C, but I don’t think they work in the winter. Despite turning the heat all the way down, it was still too hot. I had to open the windows. This is a problem I have run into at many hotels in Russia, not just Hotel National.

I had an impressive view from my bedroom, especially in the evening.

View from my bedroom window

One of my favorite things about Hotel National is the bathrooms. I love the heated floors. Even though the room itself was too hot, standing on the heated floors in the bathroom after a long day on your feet feels great! The bathroom doesn’t match the decor of the rooms; they are shiny and modern!

Hotel National provides a lot of toiletries as well as robes and slippers, water bottles, and a hairdryer.

Amenities
All rooms include a flat-screen (with satellite) TV, free water bottles, in-room safe, a small mini-bar, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, lots of toiletries, and Wi-Fi. There is 24-hour room service. They also offer parking, laundry services, airport transfers, and have a business center.

Hotel National also has restaurants on site as well as a fantastic hall with a daily breakfast buffet. The breakfast is pricey, but it’s worth trying. The buffet is in the Moscovsky Hall and offers a great selection of food/drinks and, an even better view!

Mosckovsky Hall

The breakfast buffet offers typical Russian breakfast food items, as well as the standard American/Western fare.

There are many different drink options to choose from including Champagne!

You can get a smaller (and less expensive) breakfast on the first floor in the Alexandrovsky bar.

Alexandrovsky bar/restaurant

The hotel has a beautiful pool and jacuzzi on the 7th floor with great views of the city.

Heated pool

Jacuzzi

Sauna

Besides a pool, there is a fitness center, a beauty salon, and meeting rooms. The attached cafe, Dr. Zhivago has an ATM that guests can use.

Overall
I recommend staying at this hotel during your visit to Moscow. A standard room will be about $150-200 which is very reasonable for a 5-star hotel in Moscow. The price is also great considering that the hotel is near many major tourist sites. Plan a visit to Moscow now and book your stay at Hotel National with Travelocity to find the best possible deal!

Hotel National is part of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program. I like the SPG program because you can transfer points from an SPG account to a Marriott Awards account.

Let us know if you have stayed at Hotel National and what you thought of it.

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