Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from new york

Friendly hotel close to all sights.

Posted Oct 11, 2014
Pros: Safe, comfortable, staff is friendly and speaks English.
Cons: Cannot think of anything. It met all my needs.
Location: Near all sights. Nevsky Prospect, Church on the spilled blood, boats to Peterhof, Summer Garden, Russian Museum and the Hermitage.
The hotel is on one of the major canals near all sights. The staff is very helpful, friendly and speaks English. This is a plus because not everybody in St. Petersburg does. The rooms are comfortable and clean. It is also a very safe location and the hotel itself is safe. The only drawback is that it is on the 4th floor and there is no elevator but I always travel light, with just a carry on so it you are in decent shape it is no problem. It had everything I needed because I don't care for paying for a view since the whole idea is to be out as much as possible. The breakfast was also very good.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location, close to sites

Posted Sep 5, 2014
Pleasant and helpful staff, good breakfast,safe area close to sites, poor internet
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London & New Zealand

Quiet hotel near St Petersburg sites

Posted Aug 26, 2014
Hotel Griffon is good location close to sites. Hotel opens onto canal near Griffon Bridge which felt safe. We had a room at the back which was unusually quiet. The staff were friendly and spoke good English. They kindly produced a special early breakfast (5.50 am) the day we left.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Clare from London

Good location, but beware of hidden charges

Posted Jun 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
Bit more like a b&b than a hotel. Good location, friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms. Just a note to add: we were charged an additional 250rubles per person for a "registration fee" on arrival despite having prepaid with the website. There was no clear mention of this on the site.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Anastasia from Moscow

Close to main attractions. Historical place.

Posted May 13, 2014
We liked it very much. Good combination of price and quality.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Excellent choice in St Petersburg

Posted Jan 6, 2014 on Hotels.com
It was 6th time to St Petersburg and second in Hotel Grifon. And for sure will stay there in the following visits too! Excellent location, very friendly service and cozy atmposphere. I was there with a friend for New Years Eve, which is a very celebration in Russia. The hotel organized a small celebration and we ended up chatting quite a bit with one of the ladies working there at the reception. She gave us not only good tips on where to spend the rest of the evening, but also told us quite a lot about life in Russia and in Soviet times. On the negative side there isnt much really. Only thing to mention is that there is no elevator and doors can be a bit heavy to open.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by couple from Manchester, uk

Good location

Posted Oct 5, 2013
Great location 15 min walk to most attractions. There is a nice restaurant, Leica, a few doors away from the hotel. Try chicken liver with mash and the traditional drink ,Mors, in there. Be prepared to carry your case up four floors as there is no lift. Breakfast isn't amazing, but just ok. Be prepared for microwave sussages or eggs. The rooms are warm, very dated, fairly clean. Don't miss Marinsky theatre. We watched a fabulous ballet for £25, for two people. On top of the Saviour of Blood cathedral, Summer garden and Naval cathedral are two other places that you shouldn't miss.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by James from Indiana

Good Location, friendly and helpful staff

Posted Aug 5, 2013
Pros: Expedia Search engine
Cons: Updated furniture and bathroom fixtures
Location: Close to Nevsky Prospekt, Kazan Cathedral, and the main shopping hub of the city; also just a few blocks from the heart of the city, Palace Square.
Located right off the main route through the city, close to plenty of shopping, eateries, and sites to visit. Friendly and helpful staff that caters to their guests and makes you feel welcome and gets you headed in the right direction. Older rooms that could use some updates and is several flight up steps in an older building. Good place for the Price.
2 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Will not be coming back

Posted Jul 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel did not have consistent working AC. The stairs make it very difficult to manage up and down with luggage and have a very bad smell. The staff was friendly and serviceable in particular one young lady who was in training. Her name is Elizabeta "Liz" and she more than made up for the hotel shortcomings. She was very attentive, pleasant, professional and really went out of her way for the guests. Definitely a very hard working young lady.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Michael D from Las Vegas

Convenient location!

Posted Jun 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good central location to the tourist spots. But, that is about where the good news ends. Overall the staff was friendly. But, the young girl working when we got there was either not a happy person, or simply did not like me and my Son. Either way it was not comfortable. The Hotel is on the 5th floor with no elevator. Let me say that again, "no elevator". If you are a tri-athelete, you are good. Carrying all your luggage up 93 steps in your mid 50's? Well, you get the picture. But, I highly suggest experiencing that part of Russia. Alot of History, alot of tradition.