For somebody who is planning a trip to Moscow it is critically important to find a decent location to stay at. It is not an easy task to find a good hotel room within a reasonable distance from downtown. The demand is huge, and this also drives prices above the roof. This is why even in case you are able to find a decent room, the price you will have to pay may not appear to be what you would count on to spend on just a hotel room. More affordable options may also be available; however the conditions suggested for the price may not be something a European or American tourist is used to. Certainly there are decent hotel rooms which are easy to access by Moscow taxi within a half an hour and some of them are offered at reasonable prices. However, such value for price ratio is very hard to come by in Moscow unless it is summer time. Not too many people desire to visit Moscow during summer months. This is why if it has always been your dream to visit Moscow, but you could not really afford it, summer may be just the right time for you.
When planning your trip and looking for good hotel rooms, do stay away from the hotels with bright advertisements, fashionable locations and famous inns. Staying in such is not a tourist or an average businessman is after. The price is certainly going to shock you. Meanwhile, much more affordable options are available.
Some people leave it all to chance and ask Moscow taxi drivers about available options. There is a belief, that Moscow taxi drivers will know all ins and outs. However if you want to have good experience staying in Moscow, if you want your stay to be secure, comfortable and affordable, it is highly recommended that you should plan your stay well in advance, while there are available rooms for the dates you need. However, if you have missed the chance of getting decent rooms at a decent price, there is a little trick to keep in mind. In Moscow it is oftentimes less costly to rent out an apartment within Moscow taxi reach from downtown area. In an apartment you can even further lower your expenses in case you travel with your friends, business companions or relatives. A big apartment will cost slightly more, than a one-bedroom studio. This is why renting a three bedroom apartment is a reasonable thing to consider. This way your expenses per person will be very low. At the same time in an apartment you can enjoy more autonomy. This is why those who oftentimes travel to Moscow prefer to rent out an apartment at a short notice. Have a Moscow taxi bring you to your apartment right from the airport, and in just an hour after your arrival you will be able to have a nice rest in home-like atmosphere.