The 13 Coolest Hotels in Kyoto
Jan 17, 2020
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of the coolest hotels in Seoul. Bon voyage!
Updated Dec 26, 2019
“Modern and trendy hotel located in Seoul's artsy buzzy Hongdae district. Great coffee shop downstairs and superb rooftop bar upstairs. Amazing experience!”
RYSE, Autograph Collection is located in the bustling Hongdae district, 300 m from Exit 9 of Hongik University Subway Station (Line 2, Airport Railroad and Gyeongui-Jungang Line). Free WiFi, valet parking and 24-hour room services are provided at the hotel.
Each room here is fitted with a flat-screen TV, Bluetooth speakers and a safety deposit box. Private bathroom comes with a walk-in rain shower and bathrobes.
Staying guests can freely access the on-site fitness center, business center and library. There also are meeting rooms which can be used upon reservation.
Daily breakfast is served at Long Chim, where Thai cuisine is featured for lunch and dinner. Coffee and snacks are available at Tartine. In the evenings, guests can enjoy music and alcoholic drinks at Side Note Club.
From the hotel, Itaewon is 4.7 mi and N Seoul Tower is 5.6 mi away. Gimpo International Airport is a 20-minute subway ride, while Incheon International Airport is a 55-minute subway ride away on Airport Railroad Line.
“If you want to try something new and different this place is amazing! Superb design with victorian and gothic vibes. I will never stay in another place in Seoul.”
L'Escape Hotel is situated in Seoul and has a fitness centre and a bar. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Free WiFi is at guests' disposal.
All guest rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, fridge, a coffee machine, a bidet, free toiletries and a wardrobe. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom.
A continental breakfast is available every morning at the property.
Popular points of interest near the hotel include Namdaemun Market, Noon Square and Seven Luck Casino.
“Great value for money. Only 2 minute walk from the subway station. Many restaurants in walking distance. The room was clean and super comfortable and soundproofed.”
Boasting a bar, Hotel NewV is set in Seoul, 1.2 km from Seven Luck Casino Seoul Gangnam Branch. The property is around 2.4 km from Cheongdam-dong and 6 km from Garak Market. The property is non-smoking throughout and is located 7 km from National Museum of Korea. Complimentary handy Smartphone is provided in all rooms.
The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, fridge, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a desk. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer. Guest rooms have a wardrobe.
A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Guests can dine in the in-house restaurant, which specialises in American cuisine.
Guests can make use of the business centre to work or head for a sightseeing trip organized by the tour desk. Staff are available to help at the 24-hour front desk.
Munjeong-dong Rodeo Street is 7 km from the hotel, while Olympic Park is 7 km from the property.
“A minimalist’s dream! Each room offers its own spin on the traditional Korean home. Natural finishes are championed throughout: locally sourced wood, Italian marble and granite blend the luxurious surfaces with the down-to-earth.”
Located in the Gangnam-Gu district, Owall Hotel features a relaxing accommodations in the city with luxury design inspired by the nature. Free WiFi and free parking are available at this 3-star hotel.
Featuring wooden or marble flooring, all rooms offer a flat-screen TV and a tea/coffee maker. Some rooms come with a balcony. The private bathroom includes a bathtub and free organic toiletries.
The hotel provides a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage service for guests' convenience.
Owall Hotel is located about 0.7 mi from Gangnam Station. Boasting the latest fashion with boutiques, Sinsadong Garosu-Gil district and Cheongdam-dong are located within 2.2 mi from the accommodations.
“Very stylish hotel at amazing location right by the Hongdae subway station. Modern, clean, the beds are comfortable, breakfast has everything you might want before starting your day and everyone I met, from receptionists to waiters, spoke English. Highly recommended!”
Situated in Mapo-Gu district of Seoul, L7 Hongdae by LOTTE features various facilities including a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar. Free WiFi is available.
Seasonal rooftop pool is available at an additional cost.
All air-conditioned rooms have a kettle, a fridge and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Private bathrooms come with a bidet, a hair dryer and free toiletries.
A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.
L7 Hongdae by LOTTE also offers a business centre and a 24-hour front desk speaking English and Japanese.
“Beautiful modern decor, luxury aesthetic, art collection, spa complex, knockout breakfast, and always available friendly staff. A perfect stay!”
Located in the business and commercial district of Gangnam, Le Meridien Seoul offers free parking, 5 dining options and a gym. Its modern rooms feature city views and flat-screen TVs.
Korea Exhibition Center and World Trade Center is a 10-minute drive away from Le Meridien Seoul. Sinnonhyun Subway Station (Line 9) is just a 5-minute walk away from the hotel.
Le Meridien Seoul’s rooms offer 24-hour room service. Private bathrooms offer bathrobes, hairdryer and free toiletries.
The hotel features an indoor pool with sundeck, a sauna and aerobics studio. Yoga classes and an outdoor golf driving range are available. Massage services are available.
Featuring a terrace, Chef's Palette serves buffet and a la carte meals. Elements restaurant offers Korean, Japanese and Chinese cuisine.
“Awesome vibe. Great service. Spacious and nice room. Free mini-bar. Located in the heart of Seoul’s cultural district close to the metro and with tons of nice places to eat nearby. Would definitely come here again!”
Designed with a cinematic theme, Hotel28 Myeongdong is Korea's first hotel to be a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World Ltd. This boutique hotel is located in the center of Myeongdong, a popular shopping area. Free private parking is available upon reservation.
All rooms are equipped with an air purifier, a flat-screen TV, a free mini-bar and an espresso machine. Private bathrooms includes a free-standing bathtub, an electronic bidet, and free toiletries. Every floor displays film-inspired artworks.
The property offers convenient facilities such as a rooftop garden, a restaurant, a library and a fitness center.It also has a gallery featuring artwork by emerging local artists.
Hotel28 Myeongdong is located within a 7-minute walk from Myeongdong Station (Line 4) and Euljiro 1-ga Station (Line 2). The hotel is about 3-minute walk away from Noon Square Mall and Myeongdong Art Theater. Incheon International Airport is an hour's drive from the accommodations. There is an airport limousine bus stop, located 80 m from the hotel.
“Very modern, clean and cozy. Everything I like in a boutique hotel. From the decor to the food it exudes elegance in its simplicity. Highly recommended!”
Situated in Seoul, 6 km from Mario Outlet, Handpicked Hotel & Collections features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a shared lounge. Each accommodation at the 3-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a garden and to a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a kids' club and currency exchange for guests.
All rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle.
Handpicked Hotel & Collections offers a continental or buffet breakfast.
Guests can make use of the business centre, rent a car to explore the area, or buy a gift at the souvenir shop.
I'Park Mall is 6 km from the accommodation, while The National Museum of Korea is 7 km from the property.
“Very comfy and super minimalistic. Nicely located in downtown Seoul, just a few steps away from a subway station and hidden in an alley between skyscrapers. Despite of the busy location, the room was very quiet.”
Within a minute stroll from Euljiro1ga Subway Station (Line 2), Small House Big Door offers brightly designed rooms. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the hotel.
Each room finished with a minimalistic touch is fitted with a large double bed and a small desk. Rooms are air-conditioned and are equipped with a flat-screen TV and cable channels. The dining area includes a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
At Small House Big Door, guests can enjoy refreshments and eatery at the on-site bar and bistro. Fax/photocopying up to 5 pages are available for use free of charge.
The popular Myeongdong area and Cheonggyecheon Stream are both within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Seoul City Hall Station is only one subway station away. Incheon International Airport is a 65-minute drive and Gimpo Airport is a 40-mintue drive from the hotel.
“Situated on top of a hill overlooking the Han River. The view is amazing. The venue is spacious and the hotel feels modern.”
Exuding style on the slopes of Acha Mountain, the Vista Walkerhill Seoul presents a heated indoor pool, a full-service spa and views of the Han River.
Fitted with elegant designer furnishings, all rooms are equipped with a large flat-screen TV and comfortable 400-thread-count bed sheets. En suite bathrooms come with either a relaxing rain shower or a bathtub.
Vista Walkerhill Seoul is only 1.4 km from Gwangnaru Subway Station (Line 5). It is just steps from Walkerhill Casino and 15 minutes' drive from Gangnam Business District. Incheon International Airport is about 74 km away. Parking is free.
Guests can soak in the outdoor Hinoki tub at Away® Spa, join a yoga class at Sweat® Fitness Centre, or enjoy a scenic run on the 2 km jogging track. The multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk are at hand to assist guests with car rentals and concierge services.
Continental breakfast buffet and Italian cuisine can be enjoyed at Del Vino, while authentic Japanese dishes are served at Moegi. Other dining options include healthy food at Tonic and drinks at Re:Bar.
“Modern rooms with extremely comfy beds. Excellent service and great location in Seoul’s fashion-conscious Gangnam district with a close walk to shops and restaurants and transportation.”
Glad Live Gangnam is a modern 4-star hotel conveniently located 200 m from Eonju Subway Station (Line 9). It houses on-site restaurants, a café and banquet rooms. WiFi is accessible free of charge in all areas at Glad Live Gangnam. Private on-site parking is also available.
Each room here is finished with wooden furnishing and floor-to-ceiling windows. All rooms have both a work desk and a coffee table. Cable channels are available on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and guests can enjoy music via a wireless speaker in the room. Private bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower and a toilet with an electronic bidet.
The hotel has a front desk/lobby area on the 4th floor. The property also offers a 24-hour fitness and business center for guest’s convenience.
From Glad Live Gangnam, the main strip of Gangnam area is one subway station west and COEX Mall is two subway stations away east. The popular Garosu-gil, full of restaurants and shops, is a 10-minute drive away.
“This majorly eco-friendly hotel in fashionable Gangnam looks like the vintage loft of your artsy best friend: 18 stories of floor-to-ceiling windows, reclaimed wood and exposed piping. The rooftop bar was a nice bonus!”
Located in Seoul, Hotel Cappuccino offers free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar. Private parking is available on site at an additional charge.
All rooms include a TV and a tea/coffee maker. Some of the rooms are pet-friendly. Private bathrooms come with a hair dryer and free toiletries. The hotel provides centrally controlled heating and air conditioning system.
Hotel Cappuccino offers a 24-hour front desk, a business center and a gift shop.
The hotel is located 1.6 mi from Cheongdam-dong, well known for upmarket shopping and COEX Convention Center, which includes a large shopping mall. The nearest airport is Gimpo Airport, 13 mi from the property.
“Great value! Truly is a hidden gem in Seoul, not like other hotel chains in Gangnam district. Spotless room with nice Parisian-like decor. Loved the tasty breakfast at its hip restaurant.”
Hotel Crescendo Seoul managed by Accor & Ambassador features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and garden in Seoul. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.
The units will provide guests with a fridge.
Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast.
Hotel Crescendo Seoul by Accor offers a terrace.
The accommodation also provides a business centre and guests can use the fax machine and photocopier at Hotel Crescendo Seoul managed by Accor & Ambassador. Speaking English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical information on the area at the reception.
Bongeunsa Temple is 1.2 km from the hotel, while Lotte World Tower & Lotte World Mall is 6 km away.
“Clean and modern hotel for a great price. The room was spacious and the location very convenient. Friendly staff at the front desk.”
Hotel Peyto Samseong is located a 5-minute walk from Exit 5 of Samseong Subway Station (Line 2), across the street from Hyundai Department Store and City Airport Terminal. The modern hotel offers on-site parking and WiFi access.
Finished with hardwood flooring, each room here is air-conditioned and has a seating area. You will find a flat-screen TV, safety box and a minibar in the room. Private bathroom comes with a shower, bathrobes and free toiletries.
The hotel offers 24-hour front desk services including currency exchange and luggage storage. Business centre is open for guest free of charge. There is an in-house buffet restaurant.
From the hotel, COEX Mall and convention centre, Korea World Trade Centre and Seven Luck Casino Seoul are all within a 5-minute walk. The famous Bongeunsa Temple is 800 m away.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Dec 26, 2019