The building is right on the Fontanka Embankment, blocks from Nevsky Prospect and the Anichkov Bridge. I don't know how any other reviewer could complain about the distance: I walked from this hotel to the Church of the Saviour in under 20min (with a 9yr-old). The room was clean, although a little tight, and the glass wall between the shower and the main room took some getting used to. The 'king-sized' bed turned out to be two singles put together. The patio restaurant had tasty, well-priced food. The breakfast was also tasty, but four days of 'free' breakfasts for three people somehow became 13 breakfasts on our bill. Since they forgot our wakeup call, and we were nearly late for our flight out of Russia, we didn't have time to argue about breakfasts. So, a couple of hiccups, but, overall, a great place at a good price.
Room Tip: Ask for a canal view.