7 Cool Hotels in Gangnam For Your Seoul Adventure

If you’re looking for glitz and glamor on your Seoul trip, spend your nights at one of the best hotels in Gangnam. As one of the city’s wealthiest districts, Gangnam is a prime spot for a luxe getaway in South Korea’s capital city. From great mid-range accommodations to some of the city’s most luxurious lodgings, find your perfect place to stay with this quick & easy Gangnam hotel guide!

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Park Hyatt Seoul

606 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

+82 2-2016-1234

Craving a little luxury on your Seoul vacation? Book yourself into the delightful Park Hyatt Seoul. One of the top five-star hotels in Gangnam—and in the city—this top-notch hotel offers luxurious accommodations to make every guest feel at home. Each room has stylish furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city.

Room Park Hyatt Seoul

Besides the luxurious rooms, the Park Hyatt is packed with excellent amenities. Enjoy authentic home-style Italian at Cornerstone, the hotel’s on-site restaurant. Sweat it out at the on-site fitness studio or release all your holiday stress at the Ocelas Spa at Park Club. Or get bathed by the city lights through floor-to-ceiling windows as you swim around the hotel’s striking infinity pool.

Located on one of the district’s main roads, Park Hyatt Seoul provides close access to some of the top things to do in Gangnam. You’re just a five-minute walk from COEX Seoul and Seven Luck Casino. It’s also a short drive or bus ride from Gangnam Station and Lotte World, allowing you to cross multiple sightseeing items off your itinerary.

Andaz Seoul Gangnam

854 Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

+82 2-2193-1234

Another five-star hotel with a great location, Andaz Seoul Gangnam stands out with its stylish modern décor. Although the rooms are smaller than luxury travelers might expect, they’re spacious by Seoul standards with a layout that adds some roominess. The interior design charms with sleek lines and bold colours that draw your eyes toward the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Room Andaz Seoul Gangnam

The Andaz also has a wide range of amenities to keep you busy after exploring Gangnam’s fashionable streets. Unwind at the large and colorful indoor pool, soak in the hot tub, or workout in the fitness center.

Attack your food cravings at the on-site restaurant Jogakbo, specializing the meat & seafood. Besides lunch and dinner, the restaurant is also open in the evenings for snacks and cocktails.

Andaz Seoul Gangnam is located at the north end of the district. It’s a short walk from the famous Apgujeong Rodeo Street. This popular fashion street contains multiple department stores and upscale restaurants, matching the luxury of the hotels in the area.

Dormy Inn Seoul Gangnam

134 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

+82 2-548-5489

For mid-range travelers, there’s hardly a better choice in the area than the Dormy Inn Seoul Gangnam. Although the decor isn’t as eye-popping as the district’s most luxurious properties, this 4-star hotel is well-priced, with a handful of extras that visitors will love.

Room Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam

The guest rooms inside Dormy Inn Seoul Gangnam are well-furnished, providing a relaxing spot to rest your head at night. While the rooms are a little small, the neutral colours and natural wood furniture create a cozy atmosphere.

Start a day of sightseeing with a Korean breakfast at the on-site restaurant. Unwind with a soak at the on-site public bath & spa, including sauna facilities.

Located further from the action, Dormy Inn Seoul Gangnam is on the west side of the district. It’s still within walking distance of some of the area’s top sights, including Gangnam Station and Lotte World.

Aloft Seoul Gangnam

736 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

+82 2-510-9700

With its stylish decor, Aloft Seoul Gangnam swoops in as one of Gangnam’s hippest boutique hotels for travelers. Each room shows off unique urban stylings, from colorful wall art to sleek modern furniture. Upgrade to one of its “River” rooms to enjoy scenic views of the Han River through floor-to-ceiling windows.


After settling in, tackle your food cravings at one of the Aloft’s restaurants and bars. Fuel up with a breakfast at Artichoke or enjoy BBQ at the seasonal Re:fuel Garden, from spring until fall.

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center

610 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

+82 2-6474-5000

Located inside a massive convention center, GLAD Gangnam COEX Center is a top choice for those looking for convenient public transportation. You can hop on the bus or subway within seconds of leaving the hotel. The center is directly across the street from COEX Mall, containing dozens of shops and restaurants.

Room GLAD Gangnam COEX Center

The small rooms in GLAD Gangnam COEX Center are the one drawback to this location. Luckily, the nearby subway station and bus stop ensure that you can spend more time exploring the district. Several department stores are a short trip from the hotel, while Bongeunsa Temple and other attractions are just one or two stops away.

The main reason to choose this hotel is the connected convention center and its various exhibits, including COEX Aquarium. The large aquarium offers endless hours of fun, with thousands of marine animals from hundreds of species.

Hotel NewV

6 Seolleung-ro 85-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

+82 2-740-5000

Boasting affordable rates and a convenient location, Hotel NewV is great choice for travelers on a tighter budget. The hotel is located near the center of the district, a short walk from Bongeunsa Temple and Gangnam Station. You can easily visit some of the top attractions in the area without walking more than a few blocks.

Room Hotel NewV

A medium-sized three-star hotel, Hotel NewV doesn’t have a lot of amenities, but it does have a bar and a breakfast buffet. There are also several upscale restaurants on the street outside of the hotel, so you never need to travel far for food or drinks.

Surprisingly, the rooms here are more spacious than at some of the area’s high-end hotel. Staying here, you get a comfortable place to stay in a great location for a fraction of the price.

Hotel Entra Gangnam

508 Dosan-daero, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

+82 2-500-1500

Another three-star hotel in Gangnam, Hotel Entra Gangnam is a top recommendation for budget-conscious travellers. It includes many amenities and spacious rooms with dining areas and sofas. You’ll never want to leave the comfort of the hotel room thanks to the stylish décor and comfortable beds.

Room Hotel Entra Gangnam

If you love to shop, Hotel Entra Gangnam has you covered. The hotel is right around the corner from Cheongdam Fashion Street. Walk out the doors of the hotel and cross the street to discover a wide boulevard filled with luxury shops.

While many visitors stay at this hotel to reach Cheongdam Fashion Street, it’s also near one of the main subway stations. You should have no problem reaching any other part of the district within one or two subway stops.


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