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The Best Hotels in Seoul

Buddhist temples and grand palaces meet neon skylines in Seoul. The city’s hotels are just as varied, ranging from design properties with no-fuss amenities to over-the-top luxury resorts with Michelin-starred cuisine. Here are some of the highlights.
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11 Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Gwonnong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Amass Hotel may be located in the heart of one of Seoul’s most traditional neighborhoods, but its interiors are modern and industrial. Black-and-white rooms are compact yet comfortable (think heated floors); opt for a quad room for double the...
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527-2 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
In the center of Seoul, the natural haven of Mt. Namsan and its namesake tower rising over Korea’s capital is the focal point of the city. Nestled amid the trees yet overlooking the sprawling urban landscape is the exclusive Banyan Tree Club &...
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10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Located on Yeouido Island in the middle of the mighty Han River, the Conrad Seoul is a relatively new addition to the South Korean capital’s futuristic skyline. Opened in 2012, the hotel is situated in the bustling Yeouido business district (aka...
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Saemunan-ro, Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The Four Seasons earns its five stars for everything from its location—smack in the middle of Seoul’s most-visited palaces and landmarks—to its detailed amenities, such as customizable mattresses. Rooms overlook Gyeongbokgung...
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14 Uisadang-daero, Yeoui-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Equal parts design and business hotel, Glad Hotel has simple, modern rooms that maximize small spaces with open shelving and separate showers and have cushy amenities such as bathrobes, a selection of pillows, and Bluetooth speakers. A traditional...
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13 Myeongdong 7-gil, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Cinema buffs will find plenty to love at boutique-style Hotel28 in Myeongdong, from the antique movie camera in the lobby to the custom Hermès furniture and photographs of Korean film icons in the Director’s Suite. The hotel is the...
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South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Nonhyeon 1(il)-dong, Bongeunsa-ro, 155
The Hotel Cappuccino may look like another Gangnam skyscraper hotel, but guests here will find a refreshing emphasis on value—and not just the monetary kind. Among the thoughtful surprises are the Angel Elevator, which makes a clean-water...
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527-2 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Situated along the bustling, tree-lined avenues of Gangnam, Hotel La Casa is a concept hotel created by one of Korea’s most popular lifestyle and furniture stores, Casa Mia. Known for clean lines and modern touches, the brand is the South...
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South Korea, Seoul, Yongsan-gu, Hannam-dong, 737-32
Despite its rather staid name, the Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel (not to be confused with its nonboutique, five-star cousin in Gangnam) has a fresh and fun approach to design, from the green vinyl swings in the lobby to the colorful pop-art...
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279 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno 6(yuk)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Travelers looking for upscale accommodations in the bustling shopping district of Dongdaemun will be rewarded with postcard-worthy views of the ancient East Gate at Seoul’s second JW Marriott property. In fact, the spacious rooms have plenty...
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300 Olympic-ro, Sincheon-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Literally the height of luxury, Signiel Seoul opened in April 2017 in the 1,821-foot Lotte World Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings. Sleek rooms feature murals of cherry blossoms on the walls and Diptyque bath amenitites, plus...
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606 Teheran-ro, Daechi-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Standing tall in Gangnam—one of Seoul’s most exclusive neighborhoods—is the glass-encased structure that is the Park Hyatt. The hotel’s east-meets-west atmosphere was created by the Japanese design firm Super Potato, using elements of wood, stone,...
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South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Gahoe-dong, 계동길 49-23
Meaning “a place where one can enjoy the traditions of times past and rest one’s soul,” Rak Ko Jae certainly lives up to its name. Styled after a Chosun Dynasty–era house, the 130-year-old hanok (traditional Korean house)...
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130 Yanghwa-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Why we love it: Cool style and plugged-in amenities in the Hongdae neighborhood  

The Highlights:
- On-the-pulse energy and style
- Custom bathrobes and complimentary face masks in each room
- A rooftop bar made for dancing  

The Review:
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71 Sambong-ro, Susong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The Shilla Stay hotel in Gwanghwamun opened in fall 2015 with the business traveler in mind. Designed by Lissoni Associates, minimal and matte decor projected a calm and Eurocentric vibe throughout the hotel. Onsite, you can find common work...
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6 Namdaemun-ro 9-gil, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
A smart little art hotel in the buzzy Myeongdong area, Small House Big Door has 25 tidy rooms sandwiched between a bistro and gallery and a rooftop lounge. Each is a blank canvas for your vibrant K-pop adventures with stylish white-on-white...