In a sprawling city like Seoul, choosing a place to stay is often a daunting task. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few of the best hotels, guesthouses, and even traditional Korean housing options for you to consider as you plan your next trip. Happy travels!
For the luxury traveller – Westin Chosun Seoul
Overlooking Seoul’s City Hall is The Westin Chosun Seoul, a hotel frequented by business and luxury travellers, as well as being a popular wedding venue! The hotel is just a five-minute stroll to the buzzing shopping district of Myeongdong, but the actual hotel and gardens are a peaceful escape from the city. You’ll have a hard time using all of the facilities during your stay – there’s plenty to see and do within the hotel itself!
Nearby: City Hall, Seoul Museum of Art, Myeongdong, Deoksu Palace
Facilities: Swimming pool, spa, gym, business center, an Irish pub, 9 restaurants and bars, 24hr room service and more!
For the mid-range traveller – JW Marriott Dongdaemun
Located close to the theatre district, Daehakro, the JW Marriott Dongdaemun is a luxurious hotel that attracts visitors and locals alike. From their cafe (which is currently offering a Hello Kitty brunch) to their rooftop bar, this trendy spot is perfect for relaxing after a long day of travel. It also happens to be in a great location, with Dongdaemun being one of the hottest shopping districts in Seoul, where Fashion Week is held twice a year.
Nearby: Dongdaemun, Changdeok Palace, Naksan Park, Cheonggyecheon Stream
Facilities: 15 suite rooms, swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, full service spa, over 5 different restaurants and more!
For the budget traveller – L7 Myeongdong
This budget hotel is right in the center of Seoul’s busiest and most colorful district, Myeongdong. L7 Myeongdong reflects that fun and lively atmosphere with its signature yellow color, stunning views of N Seoul Tower, and a rooftop bar to help you appreciate the city lights. Plus with a breakfast buffet, how can you go wrong?
Nearby: Myeongdong, N Seoul Tower, Namdaemun Market
Facilities: Breakfast buffet, wifi, rooftop bar, suite rooms and more!
For the traveller with a family – Courtyard Seoul Namdaemun
The Courtyard Seoul Namdaemun is right in the heart of Seoul, nestled between Seoul Station and Myeongdong’s busy shopping streets. This is perfect for a family looking to see as many sights as possible but is also a comfortable and convenient place for business travelers. Be sure to request a room with a stunning view of N Seoul Tower!
Nearby: Namdaemun, Myeongdong, N Seoul Tower
Facilities: 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool, cafe and restaurants, executive lounge, and more!
For the traveller seeking uniqueness – Dalzip Hanok
For a different hotel experience, Dalzip Guesthouse offers rooms in their traditional Korean home, called hanok. This is not suggested for more than a night or two for some travelers, as you’ll be sleeping on the floor and the walls are thin, but spending one or two nights in the hanok village is truly an unforgettable experience! Plus, the owners (and their dog) are super helpful and speak English!
Nearby: Bukchon Hanok Village, Gyeongbok Palace, Insadong
Facilities: Chef-prepared breakfast, common room, wifi, shared bathroom, AC/Heating, tea service.