Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Namsan
What We Love
- A sleek, well-connected hotel in the heart of Seoul, with sweeping views of the cityThe beautiful view of the city's sparkling skyline from the room
- Taking a quick train ride to the famous Dongdaemun Market for a round of shopping and a taste of Seoul street food
- Staying in a hotel that's so well-connected to the rest of Seoul
What To Know
- Located right next to the train station
- Get a jump start for the day at one of the coffee shops downstairs
- Free WiFi
Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Namsan is conveniently situated in the heart of Yongsan-gu, in central Seoul, making it a perfect gateway to this dazzling destination. Just a 10-minute walk through a linked underpass will get you to Seoul Station, which connects to the rest of the city. From there, you can visit Seoul Tower or Namsangol Hanok Village, or even take a hike through Namsan Park. Getting to the hotel from the airport is easy too, with the Airport Express Train located at Seoul Station.
This modern and sophisticated hotel shares a building with a small shopping center, so you’ll never go hungry in the middle of the night. In the morning, pop down to the Lotte Mart or Starbucks for a quick coffee fix to prep yourself for an exploration of the vibrant city. Be sure to come prepared to shop at Dongdaemun Market and Namdaemun Market, two of Seoul’s most popular shopping districts, just a few stops away from the hotel.
How to Get There
I would most likely stay here again because of the location.
Location - Picked this place because it was very close to Seoul station so that I could easily get to the airport. This hotel had an underground tunnel to easily access the subway and go to Seoul station without using stairs which was great.
Rooms - The rooms are a bit small in my opinion but doable. I noticed that the light right above where I laid wasn't working and I didn't want to call the front desk to have them send someone to fix it since I was already unpacked and didn't like the idea of some random person stepping on top of the bed that I would be laying on. The room was a bit dark compared to other hotel rooms I've been in even if I turn on all the lights.
Staff - The staff were nice and friendly. The one person that really left an impression on me was the lady that was cleaning all the rooms in the morning on my floor. I stayed in room 2925 and I would see her every morning/afternoon when leaving and she would always greet me. One time I asked for some water before leaving and she handed me some and asked if I wanted my room cleaned since I didn't get it cleaned once during my stay. Just her presentation and friendliness was awesome.
We redeemed Marriott points 17,500/n for 3 nights at this hotel. Was very good value. It's close to the Seoul station. We did research before, and walked to exit 12, and continued several underground blocks to get to the elevator of the hotel. Would've be nice if there is "disable" button to open the door and hold, so we with our luggages can get in the door easier.
The hotel reception is on the 17th floor. At check in they need to see passport. I asked if we (as Gold) get any upgrade. Yes, we were given a corner K room on the 27th floor. The window glass goes all the way and we could open the curtains at both corners to see the Nansam Tower to the north, and streets to the east. (not viewing the streets and Seoul stn to south)
The room was a bit small. The AC vent opening was on top of the bed, blowing directly to the working table/chair. So when I'm on the laptop, it felt cold. I had to wear extra. The rest of the room was alright, clean.
A friend arranged to meet us at the lobby. But there is no lobby on the ground floor. In fact there are two front entrances one facing the streets by the Seoul station, and another one floor up, facing the other side of the hotel with a lane into the hotel for shuttle pickups. We signed up tours with hotel pickup, and it was on that laneway for pickup. To meet our friend, we had to have my wife one one level and me on another level, to make sure we didn't miss our friend.
The hotel has breakfast buffet that you can pay in advance by 9pm the previous night by cash, 38720 krw for 2 (about Cad$22/p, or it would've be almost double. We paid cash in advance for breakfast one morning. You also don't earn Marriott points for this breakfast purchase. It was decent for that cash price but wouldn't be worth the full price.
I tried to use the computer/printer by the reception. The printer did not work, and the front desk confirmed that. A bit disappointing. Oh, there is a scale by the front desk which was handy for us to check the luggage weight, and allowed us to shift stuff between our luggages.
Overall pretty good, but short of a 5 *
I'm Platinum at SPG/Marriott, and my wife and I got the standard room for two nights. No upgrade availability during our stay (I checked online, and indeed, hotel was fully booked). The standard room was quite small. About a foot between the right-hand-side of the bed and the wall. A desk and a chair. No couch.
The location is good if you are staying for a conference at the Millenium Hilton Seoul, it's just a couple blocks away up a hill.
Breakfast venue is in a big room with a section that has nice views of the city. There is enough variety of food, for Western, Chinese, and Korean tastes, but a lot of it is deceptively cold. If you book this hotel, you're not going for the breakfast, trust me. In other words, if you are looking to save some money, if you can get $10-$15 off the price by skipping breakfast, that's not a bad thing. There's a Starbucks just next door.
Taxis regularly drive by the hotel; a trip to Gangnam will set you back only 10k KRW or about $10.