The Arbat Nord is a very nice, spotless hotel. The staff members were attentive, going out of their way to track down theater tickets which were to be delivered to us via the hotel. The breakfast was excellent (we especially liked the porridge ladled from a giant kettle!) This hotel is steps away from the Church of the Transfiguration, site of some of the finest Orthodox choral music in the city. The Arbat Nord is within walking distance of every one of our destinations.