8 Cool Hotels in Insadong For Your Seoul Getaway

If you’re looking for the traditional Seoul experience, there’s no better place to stay than at one of the best hotels in Insadong. Located in the heart of the city, Insadong is a hotspot for traditional Korean culture. Even with its traditional bent, the neighborhood is jam-packed with modern accommodation options that make a fantastic base for any Seoul adventure. From budget guesthouses to luxury hotels, find the perfect room with this complete Insadong hotel guide!

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Grid Inn Hotel

9-6 Jong-ro 18-gil, Jongno-gu

+82 2-2265-2250

Holed up in an eye-catching brick high-rise, Grid Inn Hotel is blocks away from the heart of Insadong. The hotel drops a quintessential modern urban accommodations experience like no other property in the area.

From their economy singles to deluxe doubles & triples, the rooms at Grid Inn Hotel stand out. They feature simple designs that incorporate contemporary furnishings & fixtures.

Grid Inn Hotel

Elsewhere in the hotel, you’ll love the hip, laid-back atmosphere of the on-site GRID INN cafe & pub. Enjoy the delectable lunch menu to kick-start an afternoon of sightseeing in Insadong.

Best of all, the Grid Inn Hotel is a short walk to top Insadong attractions like Tapgol Park and Jongmyo Shrine. It’s also close to the atmospheric alleyways of Insadong. Planning an adventure further afoot? The nearby Jongno 3-ga Station puts the rest of Seoul within reach, too.

Makers Hotel

33 Donhwamun-ro 11-gil, Nagwon-dong, Jongno-gu

+82 2-747-5000

Feel a rush of nostalgia when you set foot in Makers Hotel. These delightful yet budget-friendly accommodations charm with their unique historical design. Walking in, you’re whisked from the sidewalks of a bustling modern Asian city to a mid-20th-century Anglo-European hotel lobby.

Makers Hotel

The rooms at Makers Hotel are well-appointed, drawing from both modern and vintage influences. (Although for some travelers, they may feel a tad smaller than in other spots in the area at a similar price range.)

The location isn’t to be reckoned with either. The hotel is wedged between the ancient graces of Jongmyo Shrine and the traditional delights of Insadong. Makers Hotel also provides the perfect escape route to dig into all Seoul has to offer as it sits beside Jongno 3-ga Station.

Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul

26 Insadong 7-gil, Jongno-gu

+82 2-730-3451

For excellent mid-range accommodations in Insadong, look no further than the Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul. This stylish 3-star hotel checks off all the boxes. The Sunbee offers warm & spacious rooms in a prime location off of Insadong’s main drag.

Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul

The rooms at Sunbee Hotel Insadong Seoul are decorated simply. They’re beset with soothingly neutral colors and modern design flairs, inviting a comfortable and relaxing stay in Insadong.

As an added bonus, the hotel serves up a tasty breakfast that won’t break the bank. Don’t get too zealous, though. Save room for lunch. The area around Sunbee Hotel teems with some of the tastiest street food in Seoul by day and night.

Amid Hotel Seoul

38 Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu

+82 2-731-1000

It’s all about “Location! Location! Location!” when booking a room at the Amid Hotel Seoul. The top Seoul tourist attractions peek out in every direction from this hotel, formerly known as the Centermark Hotel Insadong Myeongdong. Bukchon Hanok Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Changdeokgung Palace are all nearby. Aside from Seoul’s grand palaces, this elegant 4-star hotel sits near the heart of Insadong.

Amid Hotel Seoul

The selection of luxury hotels in Insadong is sorely lacking. The mid-range Amid Hotel Seoul fills in a much-needed gap. Besides delivering spacious modern accommodations, the hotel locks down health-nuts staying in Insadong. The hotel is home to an excellent fitness center.

Need more reasons to stay here? Chow down on delicious kalbi at the on-site Korean restaurant. Or plow through yummy Japanese seafood at Eodam. Either way, it’s not a challenge to enjoy a pleasant evening out close to your temporary Seoul home.

Mini Hotel Insa

26 Insadong 14-gil, Jongno-gu

+82 2-733-1355

Looking to fuse modern with traditional? The Mini Hotel Insa is bound to leave an impression. This charming boutique hotel is juxtaposed between traditional alleyways and big city life. It’s stashed away on a quiet side street, yet not far from the pedestrian throngs of Insadong.

Mini Hotel Insa

Mini Hotel Insa greets guests with a lovely wooden façade. The building reminds of the Seoul of yesteryear. It’s a graceful glimpse back to an era that’s slipping away with the city’s rapid development.

The rooms at Mini Hotel Insa are decidedly minimalist, stripped down to all but the bare essentials. For a budget-friendly yet relaxing stay, they’re perfect.

With two of Seoul’s most famous grand palaces within earshot, the location is superb, too. And for exploring all of Insadong’s highlights—from art galleries to teahouses—you’ll already be in the thick of it.

Orakai Insadong Suites

18 Insadong 4-gil, Jongno-gu

+82 2-6262-8888

Finding high-end luxury accommodations is difficult around Insadong. The self-catering apartments at Orakai Insadong Suites are about as close as it gets.

Every unit at this 4-star aparthotel is spacious. Each features a well-appointed kitchenette and sleek modern decor. You’ll also enjoy extra amenities like DVD players & washing machines. All combine to give a sense of home to travelers passing through Seoul.

Orakai Insadong Suites

Besides the units, guests will love the shared facilities of the Orakai Insadong Suites. Chill out in the expansive indoor pool area. Sweat out soju in the well-equipped gym. Or let your stress melt away in the on-site sauna. For a luxury Insadong accommodations experience, these suites can’t be beat.

Hotel Venue-G Seoul

117 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu

+82 2-2223-6500

For a change of scenery from the usual Insadong ilk, lay down your head at the elegant & contemporary Hotel Venue-G Seoul. This 3.5-star hotel delights guest with spacious rooms bathed in warm colors and equipped with a slew of modern amenities.

Hotel Venue-G Seoul

Hotel Venue-G Seoul also occupies a prime location, peering down upon the lovely Cheonggyecheon Stream. Staying here, you can enjoy the bustle of nearby Jonggak Youth Street. Or, if relaxation is on your agenda, grab a coffee at the on-site café, Soave.

Either way, Hotel Venue-G is perfectly situated for exploring Seoul with gusto. Just blocks away, you’ll wallow in the timeless tradition of Insadong. Seoul’s consumerist heart of Myeongdong also lies only 10 minutes south by foot.

Moxy Seoul Insadong

37 Donhwamun-ro 11-gil, Jongno-gu

+82 2-758-1700

Looking for a dash of style for your stay in Insadong? Book yourself a night at the Moxy Seoul Insadong. This trendy hotel is one of the newest additions to the Insadong accommodation scene. It offers one of the neighborhood’s coolest escapes, jam-packed with hip, modern decor with retro touches.

Moxy Seoul Insadong

Although more subdued than the common areas, the rooms at the Moxy feature comfortable modern furnishings and amenities like flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and work desks. Before retiring to your room, set aside time to chow down on international & Korean cuisine at the hotel’s rooftop bar & restaurant Bar Moxy. Enjoy wine, beer, and signature cocktails to beautiful panoramic city views.

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