A little more luxurious than the usual Holiday Inn, this property just outside the city center adds some European glamour to a classic American staple. From the atrium Cafe complete with grand piano to the 25th-floor restaurant with views over Moscow, the Holiday Inn Sokolniki injects some elegance into this tourist class hotel. Located in a residential zone next to Sokolniki Park and directly opposite the metro station, this property is more affordable than its inner city counterparts, and offers complete ease of transit into Red Square -- the metro ride takes 15 minutes at most. When all the sightseeing is done, Sokolniki Park provides a picturesque backdrop for walks in summer or for ice-skating in winter. On the way back to the hotel, guest can refuel with some Russian fast food from one of the stalls near the park entrance.