Hotels in Seoul offer incredible glimpses onto a city known for its popular music and television dramas, its exceptional restaurants, its expansive land area and its cosmetics industry. The hotels in Seoul found below are well-located and exceptionally rated. Rest assured knowing that you are discovering the finest in Seoul luxury. When traveling abroad or domestically it is fulfilling to stay comfortably, and we can say that we are quite pleased with the findings. Before we get you to these hotels in Seoul, let’s take a look at some background information on the city to help you along the way.
Seoul, the capital and largest metropolis in South Korea, has a population of around 10 million people. Founded in 18 BCE, the city sits along the Han River and is surrounded by mountains and hills. Built in the 14th century, the Gyeongbok Palace served as a royal residence until 1592. In its early years the city was surrounded by a gigantic stone wall that would be opened and closed each day to ward off attacks, thieves and wild animals. In the 1945 the city officially became known as Seoul. After Korean War operations had ceased and circa 1972, the city expanded rapidly, becoming the cultural, economical and political capital of South Korea, hosting the 1988 Summer Olympics as well as the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Seoul’s five UNESCO Heritage sites include Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. With a GDP at about $636 billion, the city ranks as the 4th largest metropolitan economy, trailing only Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. Seoul’s high temperatures range from around 85 degrees Fahrenheit in August to around 35 degrees in January. Other major points of interest include Gangnam, Yeouido, Lotte World Tower, Sungnyemun, Deoksugung, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, National Museum of Korea, National Palace Museum of Korea, Gyeongbokgung, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bukchon Hanok Village, Namsangol Hanok Village, War Memorial, Seodaemun Prison, Seoul Museum of Art, Ilmin Museum of Art, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Myeongdong Cathedral, Namsan Park, Hangang Park, Lotte World, Seoul Olympic Stadium, Seoul World Cup Stadium and Jamsil Baseball Stadium. Seoul’s major international airport is Incheon International Airport, which has been ranked as the world’s best airport for nearly 15 years, and it’s fast speed train system is known as the KTX. Popular food items include bibimbap, which is a Korean rice dish, bulgogi, also known as “fire meat”, samgyetang, a type of ginseng chicken soup and tteokbokki, or stir-fried rice cakes. Drinks include soju, a sweet spirit, bokbunja ju, a type of fruit wine, banana milk and various types of tea. Now that we have a little background information on the city, it’s time for hotels in Seoul that are sure to leave you amazed.
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul features city views, 5 dining options, a fitness center, saunas, modern and stylish rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen LCD TVs, remote-contolled drapes, 24-hour in-room dining, indoor 3-D golf, free WiFi and free parking. Angelinus (cafe), Hollys (cafe), Starbucks and Rosebud (cafe) are in the area.
From here Homeplus Express Gwanghwamun is within feet, Dongwha Duty Free Shop, Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin and Gwanghwamun Station are 0.1 miles, Jogyesa Temple is 0.4 miles, Gyeongbokgung Palace is 0.6 miles, Namdaemun Market and Myeongdong Cathedral are 0.8 miles, Myeongdong Station is 0.9 miles, Jongmyo Shrine, Seoul Station and Changdeokgung Palace are 1.1 miles, National Museum of Korea is 3.2 miles and Gimpo International Airport is 9.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $470
Lotte World Tower Mall
Signiel Seoul offers panoramic city views, a champagne bar, a Michelin-starred restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, banquet facilities, free WiFi, mini-bars, coffee machines, safety deposit boxes, flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, slippers, electronic bidets, a spa, sauna facilities, luggage storage, valet parking, concierge services and dry cleaning, laundry and ironing services. Nearby you’ll find Lotte Mart, Paris Baguette, Red Mango (restaurant), Lotteria (restaurant), Haagen-Dazs (ice cream shop) and more.
You’ll find Seoul Sky and Lotte World Tower Mall within feet, Seokchon Lake, Lotte World Aquarium, Jamsil Station, Hard Rock Cafe Seoul and Samjeondobi 0.1 miles, Songpa Naru Park 0.2 miles, Lotte World, KidZania Seoul and Lotte World Folk Museum 0.3 miles, Monchontoseong Station 0.6 miles, Olympic Park and Han River 1.2 miles, Garak Market 1.5 miles, Garden 5 2.7 miles, Gangnam Station 4.2 miles, Jongmyo Shrine 7.3 miles and Gimpo International Airport 17 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $5,039
Dongguk University Seoul
With 6 dining options, a full-service spa, free shuttle service, warm colors, air conditioning, TVs, safety deposit boxes, tea and coffee machines, mini-bars, free WiFi, a gym, an indoor golf range, a walking path through a sculpture garden, yoga and aerobics classes, The Shilla Seoul is located in the Jung-gu Central Business District.
Jangchungdan Park, The Shilla Duty Free Shop Main Store, Supyogyo Bridge, Statue of Yi Jun, Statue of Yu Gwansun and Monument of Oesol Choi Hyeon-bae are 0.1 miles, Jangchungdan Monument, Jangchung Arena and Dongguk University Seoul are 0.2 miles, Bangsan Market is 0.9 miles, Dongdaemun Market and Gwangjang Market are 1 mile, Myeongdong Station and Myeongdong Cathedral are 1.1 miles, Changgyeonggung Palace and Jogyesa Temple are 1.8 miles and Gimpo International Airport is 11.3 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night: $390
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Featuring free WiFi, valet parking, room service, flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers, safety deposit boxes, walk-in rain showers, bathrobes, an on-site fitness center, a business center, a library and meeting rooms, RYSE, Autograph Collection Marriott is found in Hongdae district.
From this hotel Trickeye Museum Seoul, Love Museum, Hongdae Shopping Street, ELCUBE, New Balance and Hongdae Blue Light Church are 0.1 miles, Shinsegae Park, Family Dental, Hongik Park and E-Land are 0.2 miles, Hongik University Station and Hongik University are 0.3 miles, Han River is 1.2 miles, Ewha Womans University is 1.5 miles, Seoul Station is 2.7 miles, Yeongdeungpo Station is 2.8 miles, I’Park Mall is 2.9 miles, Myeongdong Cathedral is 3.7 miles and Gimpo International Airport is 6.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (director room): $277
Cost per person (four people): $70
National Palace Museum of Korea
Hide and Seek Guest House provides air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, a restaurant, a shared kitchen, a shared lounge, free WiFi, a bar, electric tea pots, hairdryers, kitchenettes, a terrace, laundry service and business facilities.
A Bomb Shell is 0.1 miles, National Palace Museum of Korea, Michael Catholic Cathedral, Gyeongbokgung Palace and Sejong Catholic Cathedral are 0.2 miles, Sajikdan, Gwanghwamun Gate and SeoulNTour are 0.3 miles, Gwanghwamun Square is 0.4 miles, Jogyesa Temple and Dongwha Duty Free Shop are 0.6 miles, Changdeokgung Palace is 1.1 miles, Namdaemun Market is 1.3 miles, Gwangjang Market is 1.5 miles and Gimpo International Airport is 9.6 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (family suite): $185
Cost per person (six people): $30
Providing high ceilings, mini-bars, desks, flat-screen TVs, a fitness center, an in-house restaurant and bar, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, GLAD Mapo can be found directly in front of Gongdeok Subway Station.
You can find Gongdeok Station, Hyosung Harrington Square and S-OIL Head Office within feet, Hyosung Corporation 0.2 miles, Charm & Charm 0.3 miles, Mapo Station and Kim Koo Museum 0.4 miles, Hyochang Park and The Tomb of Kim Koo 0.5 miles, Hyochang Park Station 0.6 miles, I’Park Mall 1.2 miles, Seoul Station and Ewha Womans University 1.3 miles, Hongik University 1.5 miles and Gimpo International Airport 8.4 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $85
Gyeongbokgung Palace Seoul
A Bomb Shell and Gyeongbokgung Palace Seoul and National Palace Museum of Korea are 0.3 miles, Baewha Women’s University, Sajikdan, Sejong Catholic Cathedral, National Folk Museum of Korea and Michael Catholic Cathedral are 0.4 miles, Gwanghwamun Gate and Kukje Gallery are 0.5 miles, Jogyesa Temple is 0.7 miles, Dongwha Duty Free Shop is 0.8 miles, National Museum of Korea is 4 miles and Gimpo International Airport is 9.5 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night: $92
Lotte Department Store Seoul
The Classic 500 Pentaz offers spacious and modern suites, free WiFi, a seasonal outdoor pool, city views, flat-screen TVs, safes, wine cellars, large seating areas, washing machines, a fitness center, a sauna and spa, indoor golf, massage services and luggage storage. Nearby you’ll find Songhwasan City (restaurant), Konkuk University, The Booth Gundae (bar), Mix Lounge (cocktail bar), Fiesta 2 Swingdance Bar, Kaleo Coffee (cafe), Breeze V’s Cafe Konkuk Store, Mouse Rabbit Coffee, Bistco Health (gym), Starbucks and more.
Approximate cost per night: $308
Cost per person (five people): $62
Featuring an indoor pool, a fitness center, a spa, a cafe, free parking, lounge areas, flat-screen TVs, fully-equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, a mini golf course and a kids room, Marriott Executive Apartment is found close to Ssangdaepo (Korean restaurant), Bath Burger, Lamousine Yeouido (mutton barbecue restaurant), Tenuto (cocktail bar), Bar Glenwood, Republique (bar), MarkT (cocktail bar), Jubean Coffee and more.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom executive suite): $405
Cost per person (four people): $102
Yongsan Electronics Market
With yoga and Pilates studios, a fitness center, an indoor golf range, fully-equipped kitchens, a breakfast buffet and various entertainment venues, Grand Mercure Ambassador Hotel and Residences Seoul Yongsan is 5-star, pet-friendly hotel that can be found in the vicinity of Soothe (Chinese restaurant), Boombox Beer (bar), Neat Bar, Paik’s Coffee (cafe), The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Roji Coffee, Oats Coffee, Fritz Coffee, Ediya Coffee Mapo and more.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe two-bedroom suite): $425
Cost per person (four people): $107
COEX Convention Exhibition Center Seoul
Oakwood Premier Coax Center has 5-star accommodations with an indoor pool, indoor screen golf, a golf center, fully-equipped kitchens, open bar counters, washing machines, a lounge, dry cleaning services, a business center, a 24-hour front desk, free parking and free WiFi. Nearby are Table 34 (French restaurant), Hakone (Japanese restaurant), Grand Kitchen (buffet restaurant), The Brasserie (restaurant), Louis Bar, Tiger Lair (cocktail bar), Tokyo Jazz Club (live music bar), The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, The Korean Traditional Crafts School, Megabox (movie theater), SM Town Theatre and more.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom superior apartment): $357
Cost per person (four people): $90
Boutique Hotel Loft has a private restaurant, free WiFi, air conditioning, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, complimentary beverages, a 24-hour front desk, a tour desk, luggage storage, dry-cleaning services, free laundry service and airport shuttle services. Close you’ll see Tamna Fish Market (restaurant), Souppure (restaurant), Dan San Salon (bar), Longtime No Sea (bar), El Cafe Coffee Roasters and more.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $382
Cost per person (six people): $64
Tapgol Park Seoul
Offering fully-equipped kitchens, satellite TVs, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, sauna facilities, spacious apartments, wooden flooring, washing machines and central air conditioning and heating, Orakai Insadong Suites is located near Osegye Hyang (vegan restaurant), Hangwachae (vegan restaurant), Indoro Restaurant (Indian restaurant), Brew 3.14 (bar), Goose Island Brewhouse, Peulaenjeu (bar), Nest of Goose (bar), JJOCCO COFFEE and more.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom deluxe apartment): $207
Cost per person (four people): $52
Seoul City Wall
With a sun terrace, air conditioning, free WiFi, hairdryers, a shared lounge, a shared kitchen, an on-site coffee house and daily breakfast, I’m Green Boutique House sits close to Dining in Space (modern French restaurant), Kail (Indian restaurant), Persian Palace Restaurant, 22100 Bistro (sake lounge), Mix & Malt (bar), German House (bar), The Griffin Bar, Charles H. (bar), Cobbler (cocktail bar), La Bar, La Cle (jazz bar), Live Jazz Club, The Lounge and more.
Approximate cost per night (maisonette): $250
Cost per person (ten people): $25
Jamsil Sports Complex
Hotel the Castle Jamsil-Sene has free WiFi and free private parking and is found 0.6 miles from Jamsil Sports Complex, 0.8 miles from Lotte World Folk Museum, 0.9 miles from Seoul Medical Center Gangnam Branch, KidZania Seoul and Lotte World, 1 mile from Jamsil Station, 1.1 miles from Samjeondobi, Lotte World Tower & Lotte World Mall, Songpa Naru Park and Trade Tower, 1.2 miles from COEX Convention Centre, 1.4 miles from Bongeunsa Temple, 2.1 miles from Garak Market, 2.3 miles from Olympic Park and 15.9 miles from Gimpo International Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $99
So there they are, hotels in Seoul that are perfect for your South Korea trip. We hope you have found this information valuable and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in Asia!