The best football hotels in Russia this summer

Sports & Fitness

Accommodations closest to all the big venues around Russia featuring in this summer’s football extravaganza.

Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

To be just 15-minutes' walk from Luzhniki Stadium, check into Blues Hotel

To be just 15-minutes' walk from Luzhniki Stadium, check into Blues Hotel

Just 15-minutes’ walk from Luzhniki Stadium, Blues Hotel is a hotel where the suites are painted pastel colours, decorated with fresh flowers and fitted with jacuzzi bathtubs. It’s also only a couple of minutes’ walk from Sportivnaya Metro Station, should you want to go further afield in Moscow, and there’s even a free buffet brunch on weekends including sparkling wine.

Otkritie Arena, Moscow

Stay just 10 minutes from the Otkritie Arena at the Boutique Hotel Pechora – Komi

Stay just 10 minutes from the Otkritie Arena at the Boutique Hotel Pechora – Komi

The Boutique Hotel Pechora – Komi is only 10 minutes from the Otkritie Arena on public transport, five minutes’ walk to the beach and located between a forest and a nature reserve, while also boasting convenient connections to the centre of Moscow and classic decor.

Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

You only have to walk 20 minutes to this stadium through Krestovsky Park from Parklane Resort & SPA

You only have to walk 20 minutes to this stadium through Krestovsky Park from Parklane Resort & SPA

Just a 20-minute walk to the stadium through the greenery of Krestovsky Park, Parklane Resort & SPA provides contemporary accommodation in a subdued colour palette, with marble bathrooms, a fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

Kaliningrad Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Walk home from Kaliningrad Stadium to the swimming pool bar at Kaiserhof Hotel

Walk home from Kaliningrad Stadium to the swimming pool bar at Kaiserhof Hotel

A short walk from Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaiserhof Hotel has a fitness centre, sauna, five steam rooms, swimming pool and even a pool bar to keep you occupied in between matches. Located on the banks of the Pregolya River in Saint Petersburg, most suites have balconies over the water and a view of the Konigsberg Cathedral.

Kazan Arena, Kazan

Close to Kazan Arena, The Riviera has a spa, cinema complex, night club and more

Close to Kazan Arena, The Riviera has a spa, cinema complex, night club and more

Just a 20-minute walk from Kazan Arena, The Riviera is a luxurious hotel with plenty to keep you entertained. Generously-sized suites fill this 26-storey hotel, and there’s also a spa, cinema complex, night club, bowling alley and even a water park.

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

The grand, high-ceilinged suites at Nikitin Hotel have beautiful views of the Volga River as well as only being 20 minutes’ walk from the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Tuck into the hotel’s full English breakfast for the perfect start to a day of football.

Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

The City Hotel enjoys panoramic views of Volgograd as well as a short walk to the arena

The City Hotel enjoys panoramic views of Volgograd as well as a short walk to the arena

Push the boat out and book yourself a few nights at the luxurious and futuristic City Hotel, with panoramic views of Volgograd and a short walk to Volgograd Arena. Or opt for the budget-friendly and bright Formula 1, located just opposite the stadium.

Cosmos Arena, Samara

Have breakfast in bed in your big, airy room before the match at Dubki Hotel, close to Cosmos Arena

Have breakfast in bed in your big, airy room before the match at Dubki Hotel, close to Cosmos Arena

Just down the road from Cosmos Arena, Dubki Hotel has big, airy rooms and a huge breakfast spread – though taking the room service option and feasting in bed after a big night out might be an even better option.

Mordovia Arena, Saransk

Park Hotel, a 25-minute walk to Mordovia Arena, has views over the centre of the city

Park Hotel, a 25-minute walk to Mordovia Arena, has views over the centre of the city

There aren’t many hotels in the immediate vicinity of Mordovia Arena but Park Hotel is one of the closest, being a 25-minute walk away. It also has a fitness centre and daily continental breakfast, and enjoys an enviable location in the centre of the city, within the historic lime tree avenues and waterways of Pushkin Park.

Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

Stay close the to Rostov Arena at the plush, riverside Vysokii Bereg Park Hotel

Stay close the to Rostov Arena at the plush, riverside Vysokii Bereg Park Hotel

On the banks of the Don River, this plush hotel is super convenient for football fans, being a 12-minute walk from the Rostov Arena. The suites are enormous, as is the outdoor pool, while the steam baths, manicured riverside gardens and spa provide a perfect post-football oasis.

Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

The castle-like Bogatyr Hotel is only a 13-minute walk from Fisht Olympic Stadium

The castle-like Bogatyr Hotel is only a 13-minute walk from Fisht Olympic Stadium

The turreted, castle-like Bogatyr Hotel is a 13-minute walk from Fisht Olympic Stadium, through Sochi’s Olympic Park. Looking out towards the Black Sea and backed by the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains, it’s a 5-minute walk to the beach and is conveniently located to take in the next door amusement park and various other attractions.

Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

Mini-hotel Piligrim on Popova 33A is practically opposite Central Stadium

Mini-hotel Piligrim on Popova 33A is practically opposite Central Stadium

Practically opposite Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg, Mini-hotel Piligrim on Popova 33A is an attractive apartment block hotel just a short walk from the football. It’s also minutes from the nearest metro station, should you want to explore more of the city.

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