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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Gwanghwamun:$150/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$14/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$81 - $218
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$103 - $179
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated hotels near Gwanghwamun

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Top Hotel And Residence Insadong
Top Hotel And Residence Insadong
9.0 Excellent
14, Samil-daero 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.4 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Situated less than a 10-minute walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3), Top Hotel & Residence Insadong provides guests with an ideal base while visiting Seoul. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking.

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Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
8.1 Excellent
71, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.4 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun provides 3-star accommodation in Seoul. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a ballroom and a rooftop terrace.

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Makers Hotel
Makers Hotel
8.7 Excellent
33, Donhwamun-ro 11-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.3 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Situated in Central Seoul, Makers Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of the Jongmyo, Cheonggyecheon and Jongno Tower. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

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Hotel Skypark Myeongdong III
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong III
8.3 Excellent
139, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.0 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is within five minutes' of Myeongdong Cathedral. Featuring views of Myeong-dong, it also provides a variety of facilities, including luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour business centre.

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ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
8.1 Excellent
31, Samil-Daero 30-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.5 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a sauna and a coffee bar.

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Line Hotel Myeongdong
Line Hotel Myeongdong
8.1 Excellent
36, Myeongdong 3-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Set in Central Seoul, Line Hotel Myeongdong is an ideal base with Myeongdong Cathedral, Cheonggyecheon and Jongno Tower all accessible on foot. It also offers complimentary wireless internet.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
9.2 Excellent
97, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.4 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Located in Central Seoul, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul offers 5-star accommodation and an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and a sauna. It is close to Sejong Center, eateries and shops.

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LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
8.7 Excellent
362, Samil-Daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.7 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 

Set in Central Seoul, LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong is a stone's throw from Cheonggyecheon. Some of the popular features at this 4-star hotel include free Wi-Fi and an all-inclusive meal plan.

Cheapest hotels near Gwanghwamun, Jongno-gu

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Step Inn Myeongdong 1
Step Inn Myeongdong 1
8.7 Excellent
15th F, 7-1 Myeongdong1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.4 km from city centre,  

Located a short walk from Euljiro-1(il) ga Subway Station (Line 2), Step Inn Myeongdong 1 is a convenient base when visiting Seoul. It offers city views and free Wi-Fi.

$19
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Sieoso Hotel - Hostel
Sieoso Hotel - Hostel
7.1 Good
11, Eulji-ro 12-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 km from city centre,  

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is a 10-minute walk to Myeongdong Cathedral and Cheonggyecheon. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and a rooftop terrace.

$28
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Hotel Daewoo Inn
Hotel Daewoo Inn
7.3 Good
22-2, Sejong-Daero 14-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 km from city centre,  

This comfortable motel in Seoul offers free wireless internet, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and a safe. It is located a short stroll from the Namdaemun Gate, Deoksugung Palace and Namdaemun Market.

$29
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B Motel
B Motel
8.2 Excellent
28-1 Saemunan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.5 km from city centre,  

Located in Central Seoul, this motel is a 10-minute walk to the Seoul Museum of Art, Deoksugung Palace and the Gyeonghuigung. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

$37
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Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong premier
Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong premier
7.2 Good
9, Myeongdong 8na-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Located in Central Seoul, Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong Premier is close to Myeongdong Cathedral. It also offers a rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$37
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Air Hostel Myeongdong
Air Hostel Myeongdong
8.9 Excellent
35-20, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.2 km from city centre,  

Air Hostel Myeongdong is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. Those staying at the property can also make use of free wireless internet during their stay.

$39
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New Kukje Hotel
New Kukje Hotel
8.6 Excellent
 12, Sejong-Daero 22-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.0 km from city centre,  

New Kukje Hotel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Seoul. It is close to the area's tourist hot spots and is within a 10-minute walk of City Hall Subway Station (Line 1 & 2).

$39
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Hotel Icon
Hotel Icon
6.4 Good
20, Samil-Daero 32ga-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.6 km from city centre,  

Located in Seoul, Hotel Icon Seoul is within a 35-minute drive of Gimpo International Airport and provides a rooftop terrace. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$39
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Hotel prices near Gwanghwamun

4 stars +
The Westin Josun Seoul
No. 1 most popular

The Westin Josun Seoul

106, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

8.7 Excellent
$237

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Lotte Hotel Seoul
No. 2 most popular

Lotte Hotel Seoul

30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

8.8 Excellent
$265

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The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection
Best value

The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection

119, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

8.8 Excellent
$195

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Where to stay near Gwanghwamun

About Gwanghwamun

Serving as the main gate to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun stands as a legacy of Seoul’s role as the Joseon Dynasty capital. Originally constructed in 1395, it was destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion of 1592 and wasn’t reconstructed until 1867. It was destroyed again during the Korean War, with the latest restoration completed in 2010.

Marvel at the triple-arched design of Gwanghwamun, with the centre used exclusively by the king and the outer arches by the crown prince and royal officials. Its granite walls are topped by a two-tiered wooden tower rising high above Gwanghwamun Plaza, a sprawling public space featuring statues of Admiral Yi Sun-sin and King Sejong the Great.

Coincide your visit with the changing of the guards outside Gwanghwamun, which takes place every hour between 10 am and 3 pm. The gate is a short stroll from the Sejong Center, a performing arts complex that encompasses several auditoriums, galleries and one of the biggest pipe organs in Asia.

Getting there

Gwanghwamun is a 20-minute train ride from Seoul Station and is easily accessed from the Gyeongbokgung and Gwanghwamun subway stations. Incheon International Airport is 1.5 hours by train from Gwanghwamun.

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  • What are the best hotels near Gwanghwamun?

    The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection (8.8/10 from 426 reviews), The Westin Josun Seoul (8.7/10 from 1,275 reviews), and Migliore Hotel Seoul Myeongdong (8.0/10 from 1,373 reviews) are all highly-rated places to stay near Gwanghwamun.