We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
279, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03198 South Korea
Lowest prices for your stay
Hotel direct offer!Unlock Member Rates!
Hotels.com
US$224
View deal
Booking.com
US$224
View deal
Reserve now, pay at stay
Vio.com
US$209
View deal
Expedia.comUS$224
JW MarriottUS$222
Agoda.comUS$224
View all 18 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (1403)
Room & Suite (490)
Dining (197)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

About

#69 of 720 hotels in Seoul
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice
Experience luxury unsurpassed at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul. Located in the heart of Seoul, South Korea's most popular shopping destination and home of our national treasure the Great East Gate, JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul provides 170 guest rooms, including 15 Sky Suites with glass-encased private verandahs, 14 Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. Relax and rejuvenate at our fully-equipped Club 501 Fitness Center, Provence Spa by L'OCCITANE and designer 25-meter in-door lap pool. Business meetings or social events are simply spectacular in our pillarless Grand Ballroom (745sqm) or a choice of 7 meeting rooms and Seoul's only built-in UHD Media Wall (100sqm). The CBD is only 5 mins. away via taxi or Dongdaemun Subway Station internally connected to the hotel. From Incheon airport, you may take the KAL Limousine 6702 which stops directly in front of the hotel.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Bowling offsite
Kids pool
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Luxury
Languages Spoken
Korean
Hotel links
Special Offer:Unlock Member Rates!

Location

Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
111Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
28Attractionswithin 0.5 km
1337Reviews132Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 984
  • 219
  • 62
  • 34
  • 38
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
MyDestiny2024 wrote a review 20 Nov
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia22 contributions47 helpful votes
Location: Lots of shopping malls, nearby to some historical places & very near to subway Line 4. There is an exit directly link to the hotel bakery shop at the basement. Room: We stayed at 5th floor & got a view of Dongdaemun Square. Water pressure is very good. Bathtub is of old design but it function well. It comes with bath mineral. Facilities: indoor heated swimming pool. For gym lover, you must be very happy to see the fitness centre is fully equipped. There is also Loccitane Spa in the same location. Do try it for a total relaxing experience. Breakfast: Good but it is almost the same food throughout our 5 nights there. Overall, we are happy with our stayed & will be back again if we want to stay in Dongdaemun.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Choi Eddie, 마케팅 at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Responded 1 week ago
Dear MyDestiny2024, Thank you very much for taking time to share your wonderful review with us. i will share your feedback with our culinary team if we could improve the menu sections. Again, thank you very much for sharing your recent experience with us. Have a great day. Best regards, Eddie Choi JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bogie400 wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York199 contributions109 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
I stayed for 9 days at the JW Marriott Dongdaenum in Seoul. The location is excellent for shopping, visiting historic sites, and also taking long walks to people watch. There is a stunning historic gate right outside the Hotel (visible out the window from my room), a stream that traverses the city in front of the Hotel, a few Metro subway stops nearby, as well as numerous shopping centers within walking distance. The staff service was excellent and very attentive. There are 2 major restaurants on the premises, including BLT Steak, if you are in the mood for Western food. I rate the Hotel overall as excellent with just a few items on the downside: the fitness center was not open (due to COVID...), which was disappointing considering other major Hotels in the area had their fitness centers open. Some of the staff seemed a little "green", not being fully aware of the services available at the Hotel. For example, we were told that the jazz club on the top floor of the Hotel, named The Griffin, was not opened at all. As it turns out, it is only open on weekends, which wasn't made clear to us. We would have liked to go there, but missed out. There were other small items, but overall, the service and staff knowledge (as well as their English), is excellent.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022
Value
Location
Service
Room Tip: try to get a room that overlooks the Dongdaenum Gate. It is spectacular.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Sustainable-me wrote a review 8 Nov
Manchester, Vermont59 contributions63 helpful votes
Unsatisfactory front desk service over charged 1000usd still no refund Hotel excuse Korean holiday Room sub standard no view Cracked tiles in bathroom Had to wait for club lounge as over sold by hotel No service in breakfast all self service tea coffee Ect No bell person had to carry own luggage No way flyover star JW MARRIOTT standards Slow response over my overpayment still no refund then sent documents in korean that are untranslatable Shocking Marriott you should be downgraded to a courtyard Totally poor service waited hours to check in Titanium Marriott status Absolutely terrible
Read more
Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Choi Eddie, 마케팅 at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Bossman72, Warm greetings from JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your previous stay with us. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during our guests’ travels, but we have unfortunately fallen short of that goal for you. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences experienced about the payment. We will certainly look into your comments and contact you with additional detail about the payment. Again, thank you very much for sharing your experience. Sincerely, Eddie Choi Director of Rooms JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Nordique2016 wrote a review 7 Nov
Raleigh, North Carolina447 contributions59 helpful votes
+1
My wife and I decided to visit Korea this fall vacation, so we stayed at the JW Marriot Seoul Dongdaemun hotel. Our main objective was to celebrate a special occasion, so we chose the JW Marriot. The hotel's location is central; the metro station is below the hotel, making it very convenient and practical. Traveling by subway in Korea is safe, easy, cheap, and worth it if you are a tourist. Due to this, it is a plus that the hotel has a direct entrance to the metro station. The hotel is very close to some main attractions, such as palaces, DDP, and Seoul tower. Very convenient as you can also walk and find many exciting things to do. Due to health circumstances, we needed to have two bathrooms. Mister Choi was able to provide us with connecting rooms. The rooms assigned to us were spacious, with plenty of sunlight, two bathrooms, and two desks which was very convenient for carrying out office work; the main room had a bed and a comfortable mattress to sleep on. The stay at the hotel was enjoyable. The attention they gave us was exemplary, one of the most friendly and pleasant we have had. Mr. Eddie Choi (assistant director of rooms) was in charge of helping us and guiding us. I have a severe allergy to nuts, which makes it very difficult for me to travel to Asian countries because their typical foods contain nuts in almost everything. However, Eddi organized a special menu for me and ensured everything was perfect. I am highly grateful for your hospitaliry and effort to make my visit pleasant and safe. It is worth mentioning that the hotel has a buffet for breakfast which my wife was able to enjoy, with various dishes for all tastes. I recommend the hotel amenities such as the swimming pool, jacuzzi, and spa. It also has a lounge and a beautiful view of the mountains and the city. I recommend this hotel for the quality of service, friendliness, location, buffet, and amenities. Thank you, JW Marriot, for making our stay an unforgettable memory.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Choi Eddie, 마케팅 at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Nordique2016, Thank you very much for taking time to share your wonderful review with us. I already shared your review with our culinary team that you had a great time with us because of their preparations. Again, thank you for allowing us to have a new experience. Hope all your family have another great day with good health. Warmest regards, Eddie Choi JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Agape10 wrote a review 5 Nov
Hong Kong, China289 contributions177 helpful votes
I would like to express my special thanks to the very helpful concierge team at JW Marriott. I was not staying at the hotel and did a bit of shopping today at Dongdaemun. I was not able to hail a taxi as it was a busy time. I walked up to Andrew at the concierge team today and asked him to assist me with booking a taxi. He promptly did so for me and also offered to help me with my bags which I kindly declined as I have troubled him enough. He then went to the street to direct the taxi in and then opened the door and wished me a good day. Well done to JW Marriott for having such a fantastic employee. Truly an asset for the hotel. He needs to be commended for being so helpful and courteous. Great testimony to the hotel and the Marriott group. Keep up with the great work!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2022
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Choi Eddie, 마케팅 at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Agape10, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to recognize our Concierge Team, and I hope we have a chance to look after you again very soon. Warmest regards, Eddie Choi Director of Rooms JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Lori P wrote a review Oct 2022
Virginia USA31 contributions62 helpful votes
I stayed at JW Marriott Dongaemun Square Seoul. In September 2022. This was the best visit. The staff was excellent. Friendly, professional and very courteous. I Started my visit missing my phone I thought It was lost at the airport. From the moment my driver told the manager that my phone was lost everyone jumped into action to help me find my phone. I have to say to my embarrassment the phone was in one of my bags. The rest of my stay was fantastic. Breakfast provided many options for foreign travelers. Next visit I would love to try the spa. Thank you to the entire staff.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The hotel gets crowded during Korean Holidays but still worth staying.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Choi Eddie, 마케팅 at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear MLori, Thank you very much for your warmest review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to recognize our fantastic associates, and I hope we have a chance to look after you again very soon. Warmest regards, Eddie Choi Director of Rooms JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TinaTravelstheWorld wrote a review Oct 2022
United States432 contributions128 helpful votes
+1
Wonderful Stay! My room was comfortable, spacious and well-appointed. The bathroom amenities were as expected. The view was fantastic. Wonderful Staff - (most) just couldn’t do enough for their guests! Nothing was too much trouble. One staff member, Jessica, went way above and beyond her duties to help me with with different issues on multiple occasions. I would come back to this hotel, simply for the thoughtful and professional service provided by Jessica and some of the other staff members…(Marriott management - I really hope that you realize Jessica’s value to your property and to your brand!) Wonderful food - buffet breakfast in main restaurant had a vast variety of Korean dishes (yes there were Western dishes too - but we are in Korea) ; they rotated different dishes in and out so there was variety too. I especially want to mention the sea weed soup, which was really, really tasty! The executive lounge provided a small, happy hour. There were 2 different time slots to sign up for on the busy nights. There were 3 or 4 hot dishes like soup and a noodles or rice dish and bulgogi beef, also a few cold dishes - same with dessert. Honestly, a few more dishes (especially hot dishes) would be most welcomed. The spinach soup here needs to be mentioned: very good! Outside seating on the patio is best if you can snag a table there. Wonderful location - a plethora of shopping is steps away. For a nice long walk…. Walk along Cheonggyecheon canal on the pedestrian walkway headed west until it ends. Turn right (north) and walk a few more blocks to Gyeongbokgung Palace and beyond that The National Folk Museum of Korea. (Be sure to time your visit to Gyeongbokgung to see the changing of the guard!) I will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Seoul
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Choi Eddie, 마케팅 at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Tina TravelstheWorld, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to recognize our fantastic associates, and we will be sure to congratulate her for her efforts. I hope we have a chance to look after you again very soon. Warmest regards, Eddie Choi Director of Rooms JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
CF wrote a review Sep 2022
Los Angeles, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommend the JW Marriott Dongdaemum Square for its service, location and dining. I had several occasions to interact with the Concierge staff during my five day residence in September. Although the entire staff provided exceptional service, Concierge Kimi (who seemed to never go home) was my main contact and her friendly professionalism and willingness to be of assistance quickly makes one feel at ease. The opportunities to tour and travel easily in Seoul (especially during the typhoon!) were only made possible by her commitment to service. The location is ideal, as the local hop-on-off tourist bus kiosk (located right outside the Dongdaemun Design Plaza) is only a 4 minute walk away, the subway right next to the hotel, while hiking trails (Fortress Wall of Seoul) and shopping malls are almost right out the door. The Tavolo 24 restaurant, which provides views of the “Gate of Rising Benevolence” (one of 8 gates in the fortress wall of Seoul), offers a diverse selection of breakfast options - the hot oatmeal, was one of my favorite. For lunch or early dinner, the Seoul Baking Company (located lower level) has freshly make vegetarian sandwiches.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022
Value
Cleanliness
Service
Room Tip: For an awesome view - rooms with a view of the “Gate of Rising Benevolence” (one of 8 gates in...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Choi Eddie, 마케팅 at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 266jf, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to recognize our fantastic associates, and we will be sure to congratulate her for her efforts. I hope we have a chance to look after you again very soon. Warmest regards, Eddie Choi Director of Rooms JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Jason Y wrote a review Sep 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia26 contributions
Stayed 3 nights in this hotel and had a very pleasant experience. Room was big and nice, comfortably furnished with plush bed and pillows as with Marriott standards. Located in the heart of Dongdaemun, wholesale shopping haven. Train station right below the hotel and myeongdong just 3 stops away. Only gripe there wasn’t any convenience store next to hotel. Service was fantastic and helpful, particularly staff named Joanne. I’d accidentally left my iPhone in the taxi and Joanne was very helpful in calling the taxi driver and retrieving my phone whilst I waited in my room. Certainly went above and beyond. Thank you Joanne, you saved me from the disaster of losing my personal phone in a foreign land, for that I can’t be thankful enough. All in all, very pleasant stay made more memorable by the staff. Will definitely go back. Kamsahamida!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Choi Eddie, 마케팅 at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear JasHazKay, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to recognize our fantastic associates, and we will be sure to congratulate her for her efforts. I hope we have a chance to look after you again very soon. Warmest regards, Eddie Choi Director of Rooms JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
eewern wrote a review Aug 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota14 contributions16 helpful votes
Very very disappointed at the hotel. Front desk check customer service super disappointing and bad. Arrived early and had booked a suite and another room and both with lounge access. Checked in at 10 am but room not available. After traveling overnight, was expecting the front desk would offer earlier lounge access but he kept on insist that we can’t use the lounge as it’s too early. After telling him that we had a elderly that travel with us, we really hope that we can use it for him to have a rest while waiting for another 4 hours for check in. He reluctantly said ok. I thought there must be a lot of people on lounge that made him so reluctant. When we went up to the lounge; there’s only one or two people with only coffee and water.I really don’t understand why can’t he offer that as that’s what usually what other hotel would have done if early check in couldn’t be honored if the room is included lounge access. Really not expecting it from jw marriot as a gold member! Disappointing !
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Kang Jennifer, 마케팅 at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Responded 28 Aug 2022
Dear eewern, Thank you for your sharing your experience with us. I apologize that we failed to meet your expectation. I will certainly look into your comments, and try our best to improve our service. Sincerely, Eddie Choi Front Office Manager JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
US$238 - US$307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South KoreaSeoulJong-ro / Dongdaemun / Sindangdong / Jongno-gu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
170
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

JW MARRIOTT DONGDAEMUN SQUARE SEOUL (R̶M̶ ̶2̶,̶1̶6̶0̶) RM 1,114: UPDATED 2022 Hotel Reviews, Price Comparison and 1,729 Photos (South Korea) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Which popular attractions are close to JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul?
Nearby attractions include Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) (0.4 km), Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (0.4 km), and Dongdaemun Shopping Complex (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kyochon Chicken Dongdaemun 1, The Griffin Bar, and Tavolo 24.
Are there opportunities to exercise at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace (3.0 km), Changdeokgung Palace (1.8 km), and Seoul City Wall (0.9 km).
Does JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.