Today St. Petersburg is a popular center for tourism and recreation attracting more and more tourists from all over the world and able to meet the most diverse interests.

St. Petersburg Government pays great attention to the development of tourism. It was adopted a special program of St. Petersburg as a tourist center for 2011-2016.

Tourism Flow Inbound in St. Petersburg in 2013 reached the level of 6,2 million people (3.2 million Russians and 3 million foreign visitors), increasing for about 10% compared to 2012 (5.5 million people including 2.9 million Russians and 2.6 million foreigners).

St. Petersburg has wide hotel chains of various classes, which are constantly growing.

Hotel Complex Structure St. Petersburg in 2013

Hotel category Hotels, units Hotel room capacity, rooms
5 stars 14 2,483
4 stars 42 8,019
3 stars 116 9,159
2 stars 130 4,887
1 star 70 1,276
mini-hotels (up to 15 rooms) 271 2,407
Total 643 28,231


The structure of international hotel chains represented in St. Petersburg in 2013

International Operator Number of hotel facilities Hotel room capacity
Kempinski Hotels 1 197
Rocco Forte Hotels 2 381
Orient Express Hotels Ltd 1 275
Domina Hotels & Resorts 1 108
CHI Hotels & Resorts 1 388
Marriott Hotels & Resorts 3 589
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel group 5 2,627
Sokos Hotels 3 910
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide 1 137
Four Seasons Hotels, Inc 1 177
Intercontinental Hotels Group 5 1,348
Accor 2 454
Azimut Hotels 1 1,037
Cronwell Hotels & Resorts 2 167
Total 29 8795


The city has a network of health resorts constituting a modern multifunctional complex for year-round treatment and rest.

Foreign tourists have a great opportunity to stay and travel for a 72 hours since the moment of coming to the St. Petersburg in voyages, most of all we have a modern seaport “Morskoy Fasad”, which can provide anchorage of 7 cruise liner simultaneously.

In St. Petersburg are created excellent conditions for convention and exhibition events.

St. Petersburg has a network of 11 information offices and halls of St. Petersburg MRM "City Tourist Information Office" located within the city transportation hubs and near the major attractions in the center. Tourists can get here the answers to their questions and information materials to explore the city.

For the tourist comfort in St. Petersburg are organized "Service of Angels" and "Contact Center".

"Service of Angels" mainly engages young people under the age of 18 who work in the city center and suggest tourists (in Russian and English) how best to get to their place of interest, distribute promotional materials about St. Petersburg, help in emergency situations (call "emergency" and riot police, etc.). Contact Center is a free hour telephone referral service for tourists, phone 300-33-33. The information is provided by Russian and four foreign languages.