Best Hotels in Seoul, South Korea

We list the best hotels in Seoul as recommended by the most popular travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Seoul, or officially the Seoul Special Metropolitan City, is the capital of South Korea and the largest metropolis of South Korea. Together with some surrounding metropolis and province, Seoul holds almost half the population of the country, making it the most important city in the country.
Seoul is a city with a rich history which is why its city center has five UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Changdeok Palace, the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, Hwaseong Fortress, Namhansanseong and the Jongmyo Shrine.
In modern times, Seoul has become a city more associated with major modern landmarks and architecture that includes the N Seoul Tower, the famous 63 Building, the Lotte World Tower, Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, Parc1 Tower and Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Futuristic designs like the aforementioned structures are the reason why Seoul was named the 2010 World Design Capital.
Seoul is also popular for being the birthplace of K-pop, a genre of music that is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and the Korean Wave. Seoul is one of the top tourist destinations in the world; it is among the top ten most visited city in the world and among the largest earners in tourism.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul Hotels
4.4 Park Hyatt Seoul

Hotel Park Hyatt, Seoul

New York Times

“The 185-room Park Hyatt Seoul occupies a 24 -story glass-and-steel building in the central Gangnam district. Floor-to-ceiling windows, warm wood finishes and granite baths outfit its spacious, modern rooms.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Seoul.

4.0 IP Boutique Hotel Seoul

Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel, Seoul

New York Times

“The IP Boutique Hotel is conveniently situated in Itaewon. It has a colorful facade that matches the 132 comfortable rooms within: think lots of white with splashes of Pop color.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Seoul.

4.2 Le Meridien Seoul

Hotel Le Meridien, Seoul

CN Traveler

“With its unbeatable location, understated luxury aesthetic, art collection, spa complex, and knockout breakfast, this is a cultured alternative to the area’s business hotels, and a great place to indulge for vacationers.”

Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List

4.4 Small House Big Door Seoul

Hotel Small House Big Door, Seoul

Lonely Planet

“Down a narrow street in downtown Seoul, this suave little art hotel is quite the find. Its white-toned rooms all feature locally designed, handmade furniture and beds, and maximise the use of space with ingenious slide-out desks and TVs.”

4.1 Ibis Ambassador Seoul

Hotel Ibis Ambassador Myeongdong, Seoul


“Among budget hotels, the Ibis Myeongdong’s selling point is location. The hotel itself is basic, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There’s nothing lacking; the 280 rooms are clean and have free Wi-Fi.”

4.4 Westin Chosun Seoul

The Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul


“The recently renovated Westin Chosun has Seoul’s best location for the business traveler or first-time visitor. The Lotte Department Store and Myeong-dong shopping district are a few steps away, as is the Euljiro-1-ga subway station.”