Our KLM flight arrived on time, but we spent 1 1/2 hours in line for passport clearance - not sure why our line moved so much slower than the one next to us, but one poor guy was in there for over 30 minutes. I overheard folks being asked to name all the airports they had just flown from, but we switched to a different line at the last minute and were quickly sent through by a nice young lady who didn't ask us any questions. Luckily the nice air conditioned Mercedes our hotel sent for us waited patiently. I was so relieved to see that sign with my name on it! BTW - everyone is right - only passport clearance has a long wait - the green light for customs is just a walk through if you have nothing to declare.
Love our hotel - Corinthia Hotel on Nevsky Prospect. Our driver answered all of our questions about St Petersburg, his life and all the statues we passed with a smile! At checkin we received glasses of champagne, juice and water. Our room has a nice view and we love the cute little bed they set up for our girl! Rather jet lagged after 2 days on planes, so a hot bath and bed time were the thing for me!