Best hotels in Seoul, South Korea

Here you'll find a list of the best hotels in Seoul which have been recommended by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and many more. All hotel recommendations are referenced with customer reviews from several booking platforms and all listed hotels have a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

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.

4.4 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.”

4.5 Shilla Hotel Seoul

Hotel The Shilla, Seoul


“One of the fanciest, if not the fanciest hotel in South Korea, The Shilla has the prices and luxurious details to prove it. The luxury hotel is now one of the few in Seoul that actually houses a high-end Korean restaurant, La Yeon.”