4.5
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul is in the heart of Seoul, walking distance from Doota Mall and Pyounghwa Market. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Migliore Mall and Dongdaemun Market.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 170 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LED televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a hair salon.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. This hotel has 5 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
279, Cheonggyecheon-ro
Seoul, 110-126 Korea

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1158 Reviews
The Place to stay while visiting Seoul
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has an intimate feel to it, as it is not a mega hotel. The location is interesting, as there are quite a few shopping malls and outdoor stands as well. It was our 50th wedding anniversary and the staff went out of their way to help us celebrate it. Special thanks to Sujin and Cindy in the Executive Lounge, and to the young men working at the concierge desk. Alwayys so ready to help. The gym is awesome and the pool was nice, although a bit on the cool side. A great say in a great city.

An Absolute Must!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit that our hotel stay was one of the best, if not the best, we have ever had. We will undoubtedly return back here on our next trip to Seoul. The many reviews truly convey its excellence.

To preface, my wife and I were in the process of having our wedding in Korea and we decided to stay at the JW Marriott Dongdaemun several days before and after our wedding day. The staff were highly responsive, truly endearing and provided the best service I have seen in many years. Staff during our trip left personal messages for us in our room, provided a welcome gift (personalized pillow!), upgraded our room, helped reserve taxis everywhere in the city, provided any and all information we required. We informed them of our wedding and they helped in every way possible to make the process less stressful.

Beyond just the staff however, the property itself was quite amazing with a great Executive Lounge (breakfast and cocktails during the evening), and modern interior. We were graciously upgraded to a suite and it was absolutely spectacular (see the pictures). The property itself sits near many shopping locations (Doota, fashion markets), main subway lines and bus routes. It was so convenient to get around the city, especially when the staff would route a taxi for you (the hotel will speak with the taxi driver, no need to explain in korean).

In all, planning a wedding is difficult and organizing it in a different country is even harder. There are so many things that could have gone wrong or made our trip much worse, but the JW Marriott exceeded all of our expectations and helped provide a great experience for both the wife and I. Towards the end they helped reserve a transport limousine to the airport as well! Special shout out to: Claire Kim, Brendan, and the many others who we got to know over out 10 night stay. We will be back!

TL;DR:
This hotel is worth it and lives up to the reviews. 1) Staff: They are highly trained, responsive and endearing. 2) Location: Right in the heart of Dongdaemun with a subway right beneath the hotel. You can get to all major sight seeing venues within 3-5 stops. Doota is literally one block away and there are many markets and street foods nearby. 3) Property: High class JW amenities and overall a very well designed modern hotel. Great views of Dongdaemun!

Good view of the Dongdaemun Square and great location
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very well located and just a walking distance from all the shopping centers and the dongdaemun local market. Starbucks is just a walking distance. The hotel has some good views from the room of the square. The lounge on the top floor has a good ambiance and view.
The Pizzas were simply amazing - one of the best i have had !
Being a Marriott gold member i got an upgrade and early check-in - i appreciate the front office team for accommodating my reuquest.

location location location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful hotel close to historic sites, the lantern walk along the canal, government offices and the markets. ate at the restaurant one night and it was decent. rooms are large with big tubs and amenities. service hospitable and kind. good spot for biz or vacation. oh and the pool is cool.

Love it!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on a quick get away for Thanksgiving. Starting from check-in with Max to finishing with Andrew the executive lounge manager, the entire experience is impeccable. I especially love the executive lounge. It made me feel like I’m away but still at home with the decor and open kitchen set up. The breakfast buffet was excellent. This is in comparison to the Intercontinental Grande buffet. The room was slightly smaller in comparison to previous experience at the Four Seasons Seoul but still beautiful. The location is perfect if you are into shopping. I had a wonderful time here! Thank you everyone at this hotel!