This massive hotel, formerly the Nevsky Palace Hotel, is one of the most prominent buildings on Nevsky Prospekt, particularly at night, when the building is backlit in order to give it a golden glow. It's an excellent choice for a stay in the historic city, since it's within walking distance of pretty much all the major sites, as well as many bars, restaurants and clubs. Rooms are what you would expect from a long-established European chain like Corinthia—they are tastefully decorated, with velvet furniture in muted colors and dark wood. You can pick your choice of pillows from the hotel's pillow menu, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The service is always friendly and attentive, and the breakfast buffet is excellent.