Looking for a convenient place to stay in South Korea’s capital? Set your sights on one of the best hotels near Seoul Station. Located in the heart of the city, Seoul’s main station puts the entire city at your fingertips. From budget guesthouses to top-notch luxury accommodations, find the perfect room for your South Korean vacation with this complete Seoul Station hotel guide!
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Four Points by Sheraton Josun, Seoul Station
Connected directly to Seoul Station via a (not-so-secret) passageway, the Four Points by Sheraton Seoul Namsan puts all of Seoul at your fingertips. This stylish and modern 4-star hotel doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to giving you a comfortable stay in Korea’s capital.
Rooms at the Four Points by Sheraton Seoul Namsan shun the usual tight Seoul/East Asia standard, providing a ton of space to multiply your relaxation. Large windows shine in big city views and further brighten up the airy contemporary room decor. From the work desk to the modern bathrooms, there’s a ton to love about the accommodations here.
Besides the comfortable rooms, the Four Points by Sheraton Seoul Namsan features an on-site restaurant, The Eatery. The restaurant serves up local Korean and international dishes among marvelous city views. Even if you’re not keen on eating hotel food, the free shuttle to Myeongdong should get your tastebuds jumping for joy.
Hotel Manu Seoul
Set among an otherwise mostly bland cityscape, a uniquely modern façade welcomes you to the Hotel Manu Seoul. Self-described as resembling a “goblin’s magic club,” the exterior isn’t the only thing that stands out in this 4-star hotel.
From outside to in, the design at Hotel Manu Seoul is well thought out. The natural wood grains and soothing earthy colors found throughout are purposeful. They add to guests’ comfort as they move from the busy streets of Seoul into the calm of their accommodations.
There’s hardly a better feeling than returning to the Hotel Manu Seoul in the evening to enjoy its amenities. Relax with a massage in the on-site spa, or get some fresh air and realign your chi in the 24-hour rooftop garden.
Hotel Manu Seoul is located within a 10-minute walk of Seoul Station, where you can scoot around the city in a flash. The top-notch shopping area of Myeongdong and the cultural neighborhood of Insadong are similarly not so far away.
Aloft Seoul Myeongdong
For trendy travelers, it’ll be love at first sight when you enter the Aloft Seoul Myeongdong. Throughout the world, this mid-range luxury hotel chain has made a splash. Aloft crafts each of its hotels in lively urban cultural centers with a focus on trendy designs.
The Aloft Seoul Myeongdong follows their philosophy to a tee. Trendy guest quarters impress with hip and colorful designs that shatter the notion that most chain hotel rooms are painfully bland and boring.
Following the cue from the rooms, the common areas at Aloft Seoul Myeongdong also break from the sober stylings of most hotels. It’s one of the funkiest and most über-modern in-house lounges you’ll find anywhere.
The location of Aloft Seoul Myeongdong is also superb. This 4-star hotel is located in lively Myeongdong, just two stops from Seoul Station, and is within a stone’s throw of some of the city’s best activities.
Majung Haus Seoul Station
The colorful façade of Majung Haus Seoul Station surprises in a city whose accommodations offerings are, at least from ground level, mostly dull and monotonous. And the charms of this small guesthouse don’t end at the bright blue bricks and firetruck-red doors & awnings.
The rooms at the Majung Haus Seoul Station are clean and comfortable. They provide guests with excellent value, even if they’re a little spartan. What truly dazzles, though, is the delightful rooftop terrace. Relax here to the lights of Seoul under the shadow of Namsan; it’s the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening in.
Fraser Place Central Seoul
For something more reminiscent of home, set your sights on Fraser Place Central Seoul. In these well-appointed and spacious apartments, you’ll find everything you need for a self-catering stay in South Korea’s capital, from a fully-functional kitchenette to laundry facilities.
But don’t confuse the Fraser Place Central Seoul with your run-of-the-mill Airbnb rental. The suites are fully serviced. They offer extra amenities like a luxurious indoor pool and a fitness centre. Travelers serious about their relaxation will dig the chance to soak in the suites’ spa hot tub or sweat out some soju in the sauna & steam room.
Even without the Korean delights of Namdaemun Market within quick walking distance, you’ll never go hungry at Fraser Central Seoul. The in-house restaurant, First Floor, features both Western and local Korean dishes. Spice up your evening even more by dining in the shadow of Namsan on the outdoor terrace.
Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun
A relative newcomer to the Seoul accommodations scene, the Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun features luxurious digs in a prime location. The hotel spotlights inspiring views of Namsan and N Seoul Tower to jolt you awake from your travel slumber.
And the rooms’ charms go well beyond the vistas through their tall and wide windows. Dark wood grains accent the flooring and feature walls for an exquisite look that surpasses most chain hotel rooms. The modern marble countertops and deep soaker tubs in the bathroom equally echo the luxuriousness.
Like most mid-range luxury hotels of its kind, the Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun throws down extras like a 24-hour fitness centre and both an on-site restaurant (MoMo Café) and bar (MoMo Lounge & Bar) where you can grab a snack or relax with other guests before retiring to your room for the night.
Best of all, the Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun is just steps away from some of the best experiences in the city. Both Namdaemun Market and Myeongdong, where you can eat and shop to your heart’s content, lie within five minutes of the hotel by foot.
Fraser Place Namdaemun
You’ll encounter more than a dash of elegance when you first check into your room at Fraser Place Namdaemun. The guest rooms at this 4-star hotel are anything but cookie-cutter. They’re all outfitted with modern furnishings and designed with a exquisite attention to detail.
The extra space in the rooms is as appreciated as the extra amenities thrown in for guests’ comfort. An on-site spa with dual hot tubs and a fitness center provide the perfect excuse to forego a trip onto the streets of Seoul, even if for just one evening.
Besides the elegant rooms, Fraser Place Namdaemun also sports an excellent location. Just 3 minutes by foot from the hotel, you’ll be able to stuff yourself with Seoul’s finest Korean street food in Myeongdong, one of the city’s most interesting corners.
Kyoung Dong Hotel Myeongdong
Finding better value in the center of Seoul than Kyoung Dong Hotel Myeongdong is a Herculean task. A combination of an excellent location, clean rooms, and fabulous service puts this 3-star hotel firmly on the map among the top budget hotels in Seoul.
Located just one stop from both Seoul Station and Myeongdong, Kyoung Dong Hotel Myeongdong features uncomplicated rooms with simple amenities like air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and heated floors. A beautiful garden terrace offers plenty of opportunity for relaxation to unwind after a day of hopping around the city.
The biggest bonus of staying here, though, is the chance to find peace within the city chaos at Namsan. Within minutes from the hotel, you’ll be able to wallow in the greenery of Seoul’s most popular urban hiking getaway. The iconic N Seoul Tower, where you can scope out incredible evening views of Seoul, is just 10 minutes uphill from the hotel.