Review: JW Marriott Hotel in Dongdaemun Square, Seoul, South Korea


I stayed at this Marriott Location for a week while on a business trip with my family. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the people and the facilities. From the moment we checked-in to the moment we checked-out, everyone made us feel SO welcome. Our two year old daughter even got the royal treatment from staff with treats, gifts and playmates while my husband and I were figuring out the layout of the hotel, eateries and hotel facilities.

We had a few free days and Denny helped us to figure out where to go, what to do, what routes to take and what food/shopping we could do nearby. Stephanie printed out places we could go that were toddler friendly in order of what she thought would be best for us. They were SO SO helpful and they went above and beyond. Our trip wouldn’t be as comfortable or memorable without them.

The room we stayed in was incredibly spacious for our family, the executive lounge had the most incredible breakfast/dinner options, the coffee there~ to die for~, and the fact that the venue was connected to the mall, subway station, subway shopping, AND bus station was SO CONVENIENT. For the first two days we explored all of the things connected with the hotel and was able to make it back to the room if our daughter was feeling tired/fussy.

The restaurants connected to the hotel are all delicious. You can get fancy restaurant style on the 11th floor of the mall or you can go downstairs into the subway station area for authentic, less expensive eats.

The location of this hotel is also in the heart of Seoul so anywhere you want to go it’s only about $10-$15 away. I always asked the person outside how much a cab fare would cost from A to B just in case the taxi driver was shady. The fare was ALWAYS spot on from what the Marriott Staff member said it would be.

The hotel also does currency exchanges for you, so it’s SUPER easy and they don’t take a fee for doing so like at the airport or bank. There is also an ATM near the front desk/elevators where you can pull Korean Won out at anytime, usually for a 3% fee. SO EASY, SO CONVENIENT.

Our family had the BEST experience at this hotel. I cannot say more nice things about Denny or Stephanie at the concierge desk, as well as all of the staff we encountered. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Seoul, I HIGHLY recommend the Marriott for your one stop shop experience.


One comment on “Review: JW Marriott Hotel in Dongdaemun Square, Seoul, South Korea
  1. e says:

    hi love!
    I think the location you stayed at is just called “Seoul” — not Dongdaemun Square! (It was at the Express Bus Terminal Stn)
    I looked it up, but maybe could you double check? 🙂

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