In summer 2017, my wife Jessica and I took a trip to Europe. For our final stop in Europe, we went to Moscow for 21 hours. I decided to check out The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya for our one night stay. It is a category 4 SPG hotel with paid rates of ~ $320 per night. With points, we had the choice of 10,000 points per night or 5,000 points plus $75. I decided to do the points plus cash option. Using 10,000 points would’ve given me a value of 3.2 cents/point (320/10000). The points plus cash option gave me a value of 4.9 cents/point ([320-75]/5000).
The hotel is a 30 min drive from the airport and is in a very central location right next to the Red Square; 10 min walk. You can request the St. Regis Bentley for airport transfers which cost 18,000 Russian Rubles (~$300) each way!! We opted for the $30 taxi.
The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya has a very old-school luxurious type of feel, but it is definitely very nice. I mean check out the dome in the lobby!
The seating area in the lobby felt a bit too crammed with chairs and couches.
The check-in process felt a bit long for some reason. We had stood at the check-in counter for at least 25 mins. After that, we were on our way to the 6th floor to our room.
Once you enter the room, the bathroom is to the right. Very fancy, with a nice standing shower and bathtub.
There’s a desk and a chair with an ottoman by the window. The room has ridiculously high ceiling.
The king bed was very comfortable.
The hotel has a small indoor pool, which I checked out briefly the next day before leaving for the airport.
The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya is definitely a hotel that I’d come back again. The hotel is very close to the center of Moscow, so it's quite convenient for travelers. We were next to a lot of the cool places with just walking distance. The room is very comfortable and luxurious with a great price, especially when using points plus cash.
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