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Fraser Place Central Seoul
Fraser Place Central Seoul
8.5 Excellent
78, Tongil-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.0 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 1,093 reviews
8.5

Featuring views of the city, Fraser Place Central Seoul is situated in Central Seoul. It features complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an indoor pool, and is within a 10-minute walk of the Namdaemun Gate.

Grid Inn
Grid Inn
9.0 Excellent
9-6, Jong-ro 18 Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.9 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 617 reviews
9.0

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is a 10-minute walk to the Jongmyo and Cheonggyecheon. It also offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

Calistar Hotel
Calistar Hotel
8.0 Excellent
4F, Artnouveau Centum, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 693 reviews
8.0

This Seoul hotel is situated within a 10-minute stroll of City Hall Subway Station (Line 1 & 2). It is located a brief walk from Jongno Tower, Myeongdong Cathedral and Cheonggyecheon.

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, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 1,822 reviews
8.6

New Kukje Hotel is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Hotel Skypark Myeongdong II
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong II
8.6 Excellent
22, Myeongdong 9-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 276 reviews
8.6

Hotel Skypark Myeongdong II is located in Seoul and is close to the area's popular attractions. It is a short stroll from Cheonggyecheon, and showcases views of Myeong-dong.

Hotel Amare
Hotel Amare
7.7 Good
7, Supyo-ro 22-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.1 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
GoodBased on 215 reviews
7.7

This modern motel in Seoul offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a 24-hour reception. It is ideally located for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Seoul Myeong-dong
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Seoul Myeong-dong
8.6 Excellent
48, Myeongdong-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.3 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 426 reviews
8.6

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Seoul Myeong-dong is situated in Seoul and is close to local landmarks, such as Cheonggyecheon. Guests can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.

Tmark Grand Hotel Myeongdong
Tmark Grand Hotel Myeongdong
8.8 Excellent
52, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.1 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 2,159 reviews
8.8

Featuring a swimming pool, Tmark Grand Hotel Myeongdong is located in Seoul and provides comfortable accommodation. It is also set within a five-minute walk of the Namdaemun Gate.

Stay 7 Hostel Myeongdong
Stay 7 Hostel Myeongdong
8.4 Excellent
35-9 Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.2 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 1,196 reviews
8.4

Providing a shuttle service to Gimpo International Airport, plus free wireless internet, Stay 7 Hostel Myeongdong is a convenient base in Seoul. It is close to Myeongdong Cathedral, eateries and shops.

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
8.2 Excellent
71, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.4 km from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 2,665 reviews
8.2

Situated a short walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3), Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is an ideal base while visiting Seoul. Popular features at this 3-star property include a roof terrace and complimentary wireless internet.

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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Gwanghwamun:S$ 143/night
Absolute cheapest price found:S$ 14/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Saturday
S$ 77 - S$ 209
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S$ 99 - S$ 171
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Top Hotel And Residence Insadong
Top Hotel And Residence Insadong
8.4 Excellent
14, Samil-daero 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.4 km from city centre, Seoul 

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
8.2 Excellent
71, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.4 km from city centre, Seoul 

Situated a short walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3), Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is an ideal base while visiting Seoul. Popular features at this 3-star property include a roof terrace and complimentary wireless internet.

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Nine Tree Premier Hotel Myeongdong 2
Nine Tree Premier Hotel Myeongdong 2
8.8 Excellent
28, Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.4 km from city centre, Seoul 

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is a five-minute walk from Myeongdong Cathedral. It also offers a safe, a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.

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Grid Inn
Grid Inn
9.0 Excellent
9-6, Jong-ro 18 Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.9 km from city centre, Seoul 

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is a 10-minute walk to the Jongmyo and Cheonggyecheon. It also offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

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

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 safe.

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Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower
Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower
9.3 Excellent
30 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.6 km from city centre, Seoul 

Situated in Central Seoul, Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower is within a 10-minute walk of Cheonggyecheon, Deoksugung Palace and Myeongdong Cathedral. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and an executive floor.

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

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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Mayplace Seoul Dongdaemun
Mayplace Seoul Dongdaemun
8.2 Excellent
179, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.8 km from city centre, Seoul 

Established in 2014, Mayplace Seoul Dongdaemun is set in Central Seoul. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

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, 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.

S$ 16
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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.

S$ 26
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Myeong-Dong New Stay Inn
Myeong-Dong New Stay Inn
7.3 Good
4-5th Floor, 14, Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.1 km from city centre,  

A short walk from Myeong-dong Subway Station (Line 4), MyeongDong New Stay Inn has a accessible location, making it an ideal base while in Seoul. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free wireless internet during their stay.

S$ 32
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Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
9.2 Excellent
31-8, Jong-ro 16-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.8 km from city centre,  

This guest house is located in Central Seoul, and offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature. It is situated a brief walk from Myeongdong Cathedral, Cheonggyecheon and Jongno Tower.

S$ 32
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K-Guesthouse Namdaemun
K-Guesthouse Namdaemun
8.0 Excellent
Level 3, 31, Namdaemun-ro 1-Gil, Seoul, South Korea
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1.4 km from city centre,  

This Central Seoul guest house is located in an area popular with tourists and is in close proximity to Deoksugung Palace, the Seoul Museum of Art and the Bank of Korea Museum. It is within a short walk from the Namdaemun Gate.

S$ 36
Avg. per night
Beewon Guest House - Hostel
Beewon Guest House - Hostel
8.6 Excellent
77-4, Donhwamun-ro 11ga-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.7 km from city centre,  

Situated a short walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3), Beewon Guesthouse is a convenient base while in Seoul. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

S$ 36
Avg. per night
City Park Hotel Jongno
City Park Hotel Jongno
8.1 Excellent
89, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
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2.7 km from city centre,  

This Central Seoul motel is located in an area popular with tourists and is in close proximity to the Jongmyo, Changdeokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. It is situated a brief walk from Changgyeong Palace.

S$ 36
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Hotel Mido Myeongdong
Hotel Mido Myeongdong
8.1 Excellent
20-3, Toegye-ro 10-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.0 km from city centre,  

Within 20 minutes' stroll from Seoul Station Subway Station (Line 1 & 4), Hotel MIDO Myeongdong provides guests with a convenient base while in Seoul. It offers free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a rooftop terrace.

S$ 38
Avg. per night

Hotel prices near Gwanghwamun

2 stars or below

S$ 50 - S$ 168

Stay 7 Hostel Myeongdong

No. 1 most popular

S$ 89
Avg. per night
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong II

No. 2 most popular

S$ 102
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Calistar Hotel

Best value

Calistar Hotel
8.0 Excellent
S$ 50
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3 stars

S$ 36 - S$ 175

Hotel Skypark Central Myeongdong

No. 1 most popular

S$ 115
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Aloft Seoul Myeongdong

No. 2 most popular

S$ 90
Avg. per night
K-Guesthouse Namdaemun

Best value

S$ 36
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4 stars and up

S$ 56 - S$ 389

The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection

No. 1 most popular

S$ 213
Avg. per night
Nine Tree Premier Hotel Myeongdong 2

No. 2 most popular

S$ 70
Avg. per night
Migliore Hotel Seoul Myeongdong

Best value

S$ 56
Avg. per night

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Where to stay near Gwanghwamun

About Gwanghwamun

Dating back to the Joseon dynasty in the 1300s, Gwanghwamun is the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace and is symbolic of Seoul’s rich history and fascinating royal traditions. After being mostly destroyed in the 16th century, the gate was reconstructed in 1867 and now showcases a unique wooden structure and stone base.

This iconic structure is the focal point of a three-way intersection and is renowned for the pagoda atop the stone base. Along with its photogenic architecture, Gwanghwamun offers a fascinating Changing of the Guards ceremony, which occurs every hour between 10am and 3pm. These guards are adorned in traditional garbs and carry weapons used by South Korean warriors of old.

A visit to Gwanghwamun can be combined with an exploration of other structures within and around Gyeongbokgung Palace, such as the historic Jagyeongjeon Chamber and elaborate Heungnyemun Gate. You can also easily walk to the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts from Gwanghwamun.

Getting there

Gwanghwamun is about 40 minutes north of the centre of Seoul, best reached by using the 401 bus and alighting at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. You can also get there in just over two hours from Incheon International Airport using the 6005 bus.

Gwanghwamun travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels near Gwanghwamun?

    One of the most popular hotels near Gwanghwamun is The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection, which has been reviewed by 479 users and currently has a rating of 8.7/10. Other top-rated locations include Migliore Hotel Seoul Myeongdong and Nine Tree Premier Hotel Myeongdong 2, which have received 8.0/10 and 8.8/10 ratings from our users, respectively.