JW Marriott Hotel Seoul

Seoul’s Central City retreat

There’s beauty in simplicity, and JW Marriott Hotel Seoul embodies that with its spacious, tranquil feel. Once you step through its front door, the pulsing energy of Seoul’s street melts away into a soothing cocoon of dark-paneled wood, low lighting and a sprinkle of interesting art that blends in with the chic, minimalist aesthetic.

The simple yet elegant Central City stay prioritizes style over substance to luxurious effect. The beautiful buffet breakfast offered in the Executive Lounge is well-curated. Rooms aren’t overly adorned, but every single space is meticulously clean and marvelously minimalist. A handful of onsite restaurants offer just enough variety to keep your mouth watering, while a spacious indoor pool provides respite from the bustling city streets outside — though a glass ceiling lets the sun shine through. But if you want to get outside, wander through the garden or sip a cocktail at MOBO Bar’s lush terrace.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Business travelers and vacationers alike marvel at the sheer size of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul’s three-story gym. Leisure seekers can unwind in the sauna or by the sprawling indoor pool, while fitness buffs can take advantage of the plethora of cardio equipment, weight machines and even a jogging track that encircles the complex.
  • Spacious by Seoul standards, all 379 accommodations boast luxe marble bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs, hardwood floors and cozy settees. For the best views, request a room on the 15th floor or higher.
  • While JW Marriott Hotel Seoul is located a touch off the beaten path for tourists, its Gangnam District location is ideal for those craving a South Korea-style shopping spree. The luxury hotel is connected to a department store and a subway and bus terminal for easy transport in the city.
  • Seven dining and drinking venues provide plenty of flavorful fodder for hungry travelers, including morning espresso, afternoon tea and a multi-course steakhouse feast.
  • Upgrade to accommodations with Executive Lounge access. Taking up the ninth floor, the lounge offers its own check-in and checkout and business services (including computers and printers and a complimentary meeting room). It also serves a light breakfast and in the evening, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, cordials and desserts.

The Restaurants

  • Surrounded by a lush European-style garden through wall-to-wall windows, The Margaux Grill radiates an elegant ambiance for flame-grilled fare paired with a well-curated wine list.
  • Dine on a traditional kaiseki multi-course meal surrounded by shoji walls at Tamayura. Sushi, teppanyaki and classic Japanese teas are among the flavorful offerings.
  • Bountiful breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are on offer all day every day at Flavors. Savor international delicacies like fresh seafood at the raw bar, European meats and cheeses and freshly prepared ramen.
  • Fuel up for a day of exploring the vibrant Gangnam District with an on-the-go breakfast or picnic lunch from the Seoul hotel's Patisserie or Cafe One. Sweet pick-me-ups are also on offer.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Getting There
176 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 06546
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