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JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

279, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, 03198 Seoul, South Korea Access

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul is designed for the sophisticated traveler. Whether you're visiting South Korea for work or for play, you'll be thrilled with our picture-perfect location in the city's lively Dongdaemun neighborhood, close to high-end shopping and entertainment and near some of Seoul's most notable attractions. Every hotel room is brimming with 5-star amenities, such as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, luxurious bedding, a mini-bar, a coffee and tea maker and a marble bathroom, while our immaculately appointed suites provide access to our hotel's stylish Executive Lounge. In addition, you can take advantage of a cutting-edge fitness center, a wealth of restaurant options including a steakhouse and a chic rooftop bar, a heated indoor pool and a tranquil spa. Select our hotel to host your wedding or business occasion here in South Korea; we showcase modern, versatile venues and expert planners, as well as a stunning Grand Ballroom. 5-star luxury abounds at JW Marriot Dongdaemun Square Seoul.

Accessibility

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
279, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, 03198 Seoul, South Korea

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE Internet access
  • FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    FREE parking
  • Motorcycle parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Car rental
  • Concierge desk
  • Concierge floor
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front desk
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Business services
  • Translation services
  • General
    Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Hotel service
    Currency exchange
  • FREE newspaper in lobby
  • FREE shoeshine
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Valet cleaning
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Bookstore
  • Florist
  • Hairdresser/Barber
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Green facilities
    Low carbon footprint control

Recreation

  • Pool
    Indoor pool
  • Pool
  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Whirlpool
  • Fitness
    Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
  • Gym

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    Buffet breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Full american breakfast
  • Hot breakfast
  • Special attention
    FREE in-room coffee/tea
  • Services
    24-hour room service
  • Executive floor
  • Room service
  • Room service - full menu
  • Outlets type
    Cocktail lounge
  • Cocktail lounge with entertainment
  • Cocktail lounge with light fare
  • Coffee shop
  • Food and beverage outlets
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Restaurant

Breakfast

  • Continental breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Hot breakfast
  • Full american breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
Cancel policy may be more restrictive based on rate / room booked, season, special events

Travel with others

Children policy
1 kid ages 1 or under stays FREE

Payment type

    

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 11
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 170
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 6975 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 600

Parking

  • Accessible parking
  • FREE parking
  • Motorcycle parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Valet parking

Amenities

  • Copier
  • Fax machine
  • Mobile/cellular phone available
  • Business center
  • Telephone
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • Computer
  • On-site business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Voicemail

Environment

Property's Green Action

We set goals and policies to reduce energy and water consumption, catalyze our progress and review our performance. We also collaborate with suppliers to provide products that conserve energy, reduce and divert waste and are comprised of more sustainable materials. We encourage sustainability in our kitchens through actions such as purchasing organic and responsibly sourced food, planting herb gardens, sourcing cage-free eggs and sourcing seafood caught in a sustainable manner and recycling cooking oil.


  •  Low carbon footprint control

Certifications

LEED Gold

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standard, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. It certifies that green buildings meet standards of energy efficiency, conservation, and community sensitivity.

LEED-certified buildings reduce energy and water by as much as 40%. LEED certified buildings save resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.

USGBC's rating system has four levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Green Building Councils in other countries have similar programs.

Most helpful reviews 9 19 reviews

Christian Burks
2 years ago – Google

10

Excellent service! Outstanding hotel. You get greeted by the very professional staff when entering and leaving. Highly recommend staying here as well as eating at their restaurant. Delicious food with highly trained chefs. Thank you for being wonderful hosts.

mightymouse3858
2 years ago – Google

9

Great hotel with an excellent lounge, pool, gym, and optional spa. The views from the rooms of the gate are great both day and at night. Shopping, restaurants, a museum, and and outdoor walking area along a canal pathway are all within a half mile of the hotel. Staff was polite, helpful, and went out of their way on several occasions to make sure my group was taken care of. Truly recommend it.

Jim Mansfield
2 years ago – Google

10

Great choice for stays in Seoul. Excellent concierge lounge for breakfast, coffee, and drinks. Rooms have great views. Also the gym in this hotel is huge and features everything you would want.

Devin Ramdutt
2 years ago – Google

10

Definitely a hotel more on the luxury end, although fairly typical of a few I have stayed at in Seoul. The rooms are slightly on the small side, but the beds are very large and amazingly comfortable. The bathrooms are huge however and part of the reason the remainder of the room may seems small. The gym is definitely one of the best points of the hotel. Very large with every piece of equipment you can imagine. There is also a 25 m lap pool and hot tub.

Alessandro Gadotti
2 years ago – Google

10

Very nice hotel, great service, great rooms, especially the suites with a view on the Dongdaemun gate. Location is great, even if the district around is a great textile market. Rooms are spacious and well appointed, the executive lounge is full of nice food both for breakfast and for the happy hour, beds are comfy and service is great. One of the best i've tried in Seoul.

Dirk Trossen
2 years ago – Google

10

Very nice rooms and breakfast. The room controls are funny although the fully opening curtains when entering its weird

Doc Bearss
2 years ago – Google

9

It is a beautiful hotel with an attentive staff. The facility is very clean, and beautifully decorated. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The front desk people were especially helpful in showing us fun events that we would like to do.

Chris Pankhurst
2 years ago – Google

9

We dropped by at 1am for a nightcap before ending the night. The bar closed at 2am but the staff were still very friendly and accommodating. The drinks were fantastic and choice exceptional. Ultimately a great night if your willing to pay the high end prices.

damany
2 years ago – Google

6

fairly new. good location. rooms can be better.

Andrew Mineo
2 years ago – Google

9

This hotel is beautiful. Just starting out coming into the lobby is very attractive and modern looking. All of the staff are friendly and so far could speak a fair amount of English. Some rooms have a beautiful view of the city others are a bit more restricted. The hotel is in a very safe and fun area. Lots of shopping and close to public transportation. You can also schedule a shuttle (limo) to and from the airport for $45USD per person which we thought was well worth it. The amenities including pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, and others are remarkable. The gym is massive with all new equipment. Highly recommend staying at this hotel.

Shaun P
2 years ago – Google

7

Just checked in into this property, which is the world's smallest JW Marriott in the world. We arrived before the check-in timing and the hotel staff was nice enough to let us use the lounge to rest and have a cup of coffee. After going out for an hour or two to tour the area near the hotel (Kwang Hang Market, Dongdaemun, etc.), we came back to the hotel and we're pleasantly surprised that our room is ready despite it not being the check-in timing yet. The cosy room offers a very nice view of the city and the hotel is conveniently located to a few markets which tourists like myself can explore. Looking forward to a pleasant stay here!

Brian Shniderman
2 years ago – Google

10

I stayed at this property for 5 days, and I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with a hotel. The staff (a shout out to Eddie and the amazing concierge) was the most sincerely, caring, helpful and friendly I’ve ever experienced. The room was one of the best I’ve ever stayed in. And the food and concierge lounge were simply outstanding. I’m a hard grader, but this hotel deserves the top rating for sure! Outstanding job to the owner and management team! Stay here if you visit Souel, you won’t be disappointed!

Ed Abbott
2 years ago – Google

9

I’m a Marriot fan because wherever I travel I receive excellent service and the JW Marriot in Dongdaemun is no exception. The guest experience begins before you arrive if you’re an individual with the App. I made a few pre-selections before I left the hotel. When I arrived the desk staff greeted me informing me that my requested items had been prepared in the room and ensuring there was nothing else I needed that night. Looking to have a bit of a different experience this past weekend I inquired about getting a seat in the N Grill of Seoul Tower which Kevin the concierge arranged in its entirety to include transportation. My room had all the additional amenities I was seeking in additional two very warm hand written note from the GM welcoming us to the hotel. Over the next two days I received astounding customer service at every step. The SPA staff was warm and welcoming with the message therapist going over the steps of the treatment and tailoring them to fit the needs of myself and my wife. I had the opportunity to speak with the GM who was gracious enough to talk us through the finer points of the special Mattel Strawberry event going on in the hotel (Highly recommended / Very delicious) and pointed me to a great spot to find some choice toys in the nearby shopping district. I had a great experience at this hotel and I intend to stay here again for future Seoul trips.

CJ Phelps
2 years ago – Google

10

Top notch staff, well appointed rooms, very comfortable beds, excellent restaurants and onsite deli, convenient location

The Selfieking
2 years ago – Google

5

Room are kinda of expensive and quite tight for me(3 people in a room)

Kevin Lim
2 years ago – Google

9

This place is lovely! I loved their buffet, it was not only pretty and have a nice atmosphere the food was really good too! And a nice view at the south gate! I can only recommend this place! It deserved the 5 star ! And oh the service was so good too! Nothing to complain about. Korean quality!

Luke Lee
2 years ago – Google

10

The rooms are very nice. The bathroom is large with a nice shower. The spa fitness center are top notch.

Michael Vosatka
2 years ago – Google

10

Fantastic hotel in Seoul. Great location close to the historical sites and the shopping districts. Doesn't get much better than this in terms of luxury hotels.

gary phelson
2 years ago – Google

10

The best Marriott hotel i have ever stayed at. Customer service, quality, and respect are huge here. I will definately come back when visiting Seoul again. Cindy, and jessica are the best employees there!

Meng Yang Ng
2 years ago – Google

10

I had a really good stay at this Hotel with a nice sky view room of Dongdaemun gate. The room was well equipped although oddly there's a joint door for the toilet and shower. Subway station is also 5 min walk away, and close to various tourist locations.

Min Liang Chia
2 years ago – Google

10

Great service and location. Gave a very nice room upgrade for my wedding anniversary. Highly recommended.

Andy Ho
2 years ago – Google

10

Professional and helpful staff. I feel exceptionally welcome here. Comfortable rooms, nice chilled views of the activity at the traffic junction below if you have the corner room. So comfortable it's hard to step out.

Jonas Wennberg
2 years ago – Google

10

Central location, friendly staff and a very welcoming atmosphere. Nice bar on top floor and a great pool is the glacing on the cake.

Albert Rapp
2 years ago – Google

10

Nice hotel in the fashion district. Right above a subway station for easy commuting. Great amenities!

Blanca Madrigal
2 years ago – Google

10

The Nespresso Lounge is very comfortable and the staff is friendly. Great for taking a coffee and big windows to enjoy the outside.

Hyungtaek Shim
3 years ago – Google

10

Truly living upto the name. Very decent gala dinner

Anne Wylie
3 years ago – Google

9

The staff was very friendly and professional. They always greet my family and I with a kind smile. They were also very knowledgeable about the area and knew where we could find certain souvenirs. I highly recommend this hotel :).

Peter Kam Fai Cheung
3 years ago – Google

8

I was there in September 2014 with my wife. The look and feel of the hotel were good and the room view as depicted in the photos made a difference. It took about 5-10 minute walk to the bus stop going to the Airport.

Matthew Mulvihill
3 years ago – Google

10

One of my favorite hotels in Seoul. Excellent staff, fantastic location, clean spacious rooms, and a wonderful fitness center.

Paul Lindsey
3 years ago – Google

9

JW Marriott is a quality brand and this hotel is no exception. Super high end and luxurious, all of the hotel amenities are excellent. I went to the hotel for dinner since there were no restaurants I knew in the area were any good. Went to the BLT Steak and it was delicious. Tender, perfectly cooked steak with perfect service. Wine selection is the best I found on Seoul.

Andreea Barsan
3 years ago – Google

10

Helpful staff and good amenities. The only thing which we didn't like was the fact that the bathroom was not a closed environment. No privacy for uaing the toilet!

Abdulrahman Bashaikh
3 years ago – Google

10

Every thing about this hotel was excellent. The room, technology, cleanness, club floor, balcony view, health club, location, you name it. Only problem is that most Taxi drivers didn't know it. I guess this is because it was new at the time I've been there, 2014

seongrak kim
3 years ago – Google

10

swimming pool is very good for baby&children. room condition is good.

Charlene Williamson
3 years ago – Google

9

Good location, good service, nice room, good breakfast. Will recommend to all.

Saad Abdulrahman
3 years ago – Google

10

It's located in the best area near the shopping malls which opening 24h Quite hotel Staff friendly Price is little bit high.

Philip Han
3 years ago – Google

7

New and modern hotel with considerably, well made facilities. I recommend the BLT steakhouse in the hotel for a good supper meal. Only turn off is its surroundings: the neighborhood is not the prettiest in Seoul.

Brittany Parrish
3 years ago – Google

9

Great service, lovely rooms

sook hee Seo
3 years ago – Google

9

This hotel is located near by Dongdaemun(Korean traditional Gate) and cheongaecheon(artical stream?). very good place to stay. It is the place that you can have a chance to know real Korea.. The staff are all kind, professional. clean room. delicious food.. And it is a Marriott.... There are reason to recommend. It is good...

Tirupur Clothing
3 years ago – Google

9

Easy access to the market and the other necessary locations. great experience of comfort.

Greg Martin
3 years ago – Google

9

The Griffin Bar was really nice. Staff were good and service was slick

Courtney Squires
3 years ago – Google

10

Very nice hotel. Staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and attend to your needs. Be sure to check out the pool. It's a beautiful environment to exercise in. Not sure what they're thinking with the Barbie themed cafe on the lobby floor but can't fault the coffee. They make an excellent Macchiato

Alex Chan
3 years ago – Google

10

I love everything about this hotel, the location, the room, the architecture and most of all, immaculate service. Their exec lounge is small but truly amazing. It just feels so elegant.

Nick Kotakis
3 years ago – Google

9

Nicest hotel room I've ever stayed in. Lovely concierge lounge with breakfast and dinner hors d'oeuvre. Wish I could have stayed longer.

Edward Chin
3 years ago – Google

8

Nice hotel with convenient location. It's close to the metro and many scenic spots.

Yeong Jo
3 years ago – Google

10

It's a brand new five star hotel in Seoul on historical place. It's a relatively affordable five star hotel. I recommend the buffet restaurant. Its name is Tablo. It cost ₩98,000.

Aaron Miller
3 years ago – Google

10

This is an incredible hotel! We stayed here 6 nights as a leisure traveler. I can't say enough how attentive and friendly the staff are, including the General Manager. We were in the lobby one morning and as we were reviewing our plans for the day, he came up to us and introduced himself inquiring how our stay was and what we had planned. He was kind enough to offer some suggestions. Its that personalized attention not only by him but other staff that made our stay enjoyable. ROOM The hotel has a modern and elegant design. Our room was a nice size and so was the bathroom. The bathroom has a separate tub an shower. And yes, it has a rain shower! The hotel rooms have a unique feature that I have not seen in other properties. Next to the bed, at least in this room, was a touch screen to operate the lights, air conditioning/heat, drapes and other functions. One challenge I face staying at hotels is that each have a different temperature control. Some of which are difficult to work unless you play with it a few times. The temperature control using the touch screen is simple and easy. BREAKFAST Breakfast was by far, excellent! Again, the attention is personalized and after a few days of getting to know us, we were seated at the same table near the window each day. Instead of bringing us a cup of coffee each time we requested it, they brought us a pot...brewed fresh. Yes, each cup is freshly brewed. There's a coffee bar that added a classy touch to the restaurant. In addition to the coffee bar, there are a number of different food bars offering a variety of fruit, yogurt, pastries, cereals, juices, omelettes/eggs, french toast, pancakes, cheese, bread, pastries, grilled vegetables, oatmeal, soups and other Asian specialties. If it's still being made, you have to try the pumpkin oatmeal! FITNESS CENTER The fitness center is one of the largest I've seen. There's a variety of cardio, strength training and free weight machines. Up a few stairs is a separate stretch area with swiss balls. Each cardio machine has a TV monitor with various channels. Headphones, water and a hand towel are provided. There's also a trainer on staff to assist with your workout or to offer suggestions. LOCATION If you plan to use public transit, Seoul's metro is superb and the hotel sits on top of the Dongdaemun Square station. Take exit 8 which will bring you to the front of the hotel. There's also a direct entry from the station to the hotel without going outside. You'll see the name of the hotel posted on the exit signs after exiting the gate. Separate from the metro, the hotel is located in an area I wouldn't expect to see a JW Marriott. I imagine to see JW's in the financial center of major cities. This is a boutique hotel and maybe thats why this hotel doesn't appear to be in the financial center of Seoul. The area is surrounded by clothing stores and outlets. Also, if you're looking for western style restaurants walkable from the hotel, this will be a problem unless you eat at the hotel or take a taxi or metro to another district. THE END Check-in/out was efficient. If you haven't used the Marriott app to check-in/out or chat with staff about requests/questions, you're missing out! it's fast and efficient. Please give it a try!

김상덕
3 years ago – Google

9

Best equipment, kind staff. This hotel is in michelin guide 2017 Seoul

Nickole Lau
3 years ago – Google

10

Beautiful room, great location and excellent service crew

Brian Reams
3 years ago – Google

8

I attended a banquet dinner here and the food was excellent but that is really all I can speak to. The wait staff was attentive and quick. This level of service is expected at any hotel in Seoul, so it's not above and beyond the call of duty but certainly still quite good.

G Kuo
4 years ago – Google

10

Beautiful hotel with great amenity. Very clean and delicious breakfast with lots of options. You won't get bored of breakfast even if you stay for a week.

Paul SeungYup Ryu
4 years ago – Google

7

Beautifully located in the center of Seoul, great restaurants as well

Comax Lau
4 years ago – Google

10

Great hotel with great location and view

Peter Ognenovski
4 years ago – Google

10

Very friendly staff and great service. The rooms are fantastic, roomy and clean.

CC Mo
4 years ago – Google

9

This is the best JW Marriott that I ever been to. The service is excellent, the lounge and suite is outstanding. Their fitness centre and swimming pool is eye dropping gorgeous. Can't wait to go back again.

Mansik Johng
5 years ago – Google

9

A high end boutique hotel in the heart of a bustling Dongdaemun shopping area. Service is impeccable and other hotels should take note.

YoungJoo Moon
5 years ago – Google

9

넓은 디럭스 객실. 편안한 침구. 멋진 동대문뷰 훌륭한 타볼로조식

Conscilliah Ellen
5 years ago – Google

9

Totally worth the stay. Close to subway and shops. The Seoul Bakery also serves really delicious hot chocolate.

Yehseul Ahn
5 years ago – Google

10

Good service and nice swimming pool. Wanna visit again!

몽돌
6 years ago – Google

7

메리어트 동대문의 경쟁력과 시설현황... 부티크럭셔리 동대문스퀘어서울 화려하지만 cheap하지 않고 우아합니다. 입지나 규모 등 핸디캡도 있어 보이긴 하지만 하드웨어는 국내 어디에 내 놔도 손색이 없어 보이는군요... 객실은 독특합니다. 부티크의 면모를 확인할 수 있고요, 레스토랑도 여러면에서 괜찮아 보이지남 club 501은 놀라울 정도... 웨딩의 그랜드볼룸도 400명 적당한 규모, 시설도 uptodate... 자세한 정보는 '정보'란에..