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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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1.3 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 1,151 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.

L'Escape Hotel
L'Escape Hotel
8.9 Excellent
67 Teogye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 512 reviews
8.9

L'Escape Hotel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Seoul. Guests also have exclusive access to the SPA by BEAUTÉ BR and Fitness Center.

Calistar Hotel
Calistar Hotel
8.0 Excellent
4F, Artnouveau Centum, Seoul, South Korea
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0.9 mi 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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1.2 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 1,823 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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0.9 mi 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.

Tmark Grand Hotel Myeongdong
Tmark Grand Hotel Myeongdong
8.8 Excellent
52, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 2,201 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.

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
8.2 Excellent
71, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.5 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 2,818 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.

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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0.7 mi 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.

Blue Mountain Myeongdong
Blue Mountain Myeongdong
8.1 Excellent
2F, 19-27, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.8 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 671 reviews
8.1

Blue Mountain Myeong-Dong is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. It provides free Wi-Fi and is a stone's throw from Myeongdong Cathedral and well-known attractions.

The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection
The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection
8.7 Excellent
119, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.1 mi from city centre, Seoul, South Korea 
ExcellentBased on 492 reviews
8.7

Located in Seoul, THE PLAZA Seoul Autograph Collection provides stylish, 5-star accommodation close to Deoksugung Palace. Guests also have exclusive access to the The Belle Spa and Indoor Swimming pool.

Tips for booking a Gwanghwamun hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Gwanghwamun:$136/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$11/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$47 - $357
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$80 - $357
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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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1.5 mi 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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57 Myeongdong Hostel
57 Myeongdong Hostel
8.2 Excellent
13/F, 24-28 Chungmuro 1(il)-ga, Seoul, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre, Seoul 

57 Myeongdong Hostel is set in Central Seoul and is a short stroll from Lotte Duty Free Main Store, Namdaemun Market and Myeongdong Cathedral. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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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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1.5 mi 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.

4
Makers Hotel
Makers Hotel
8.9 Excellent
33, Donhwamun-ro 11-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.4 mi from city centre, Seoul 

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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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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0.8 mi 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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L'Escape Hotel
L'Escape Hotel
8.9 Excellent
67 Teogye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre, Seoul 

L'Escape Hotel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Seoul. Guests also have exclusive access to the SPA by BEAUTÉ BR and Fitness Center.

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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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0.6 mi 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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1.0 mi 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.

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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0.8 mi 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.

$13
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Hotel Icon
Hotel Icon
7.0 Good
20, Samil-Daero 32ga-Gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.6 mi 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.

$24
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Daeyoung Hotel Seoul
Daeyoung Hotel Seoul
8.9 Excellent
20-8, Toegye-ro 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Located a short walk from Seoul Station Subway Station (Line 1 & 4), the hotel provides guests with an ideal base when in Seoul. A short walk from Namdaemun Market, it provides modern rooms equipped with a refrigerator, slippers and free wireless internet access.

$25
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Philstay Myeongdong
Philstay Myeongdong
8.9 Excellent
17F 55, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.8 mi from city centre,  

This hostel is located in Central Seoul, only a five-minute walk to Myeongdong Cathedral. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$26
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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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1.0 mi 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.

$26
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Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong premier
Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong premier
7.3 Good
9, Myeongdong 8na-Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

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

$27
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City Park Hotel Jongno
City Park Hotel Jongno
8.1 Excellent
89, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1.7 mi 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.

$27
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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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0.9 mi 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.

$28
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Hotel prices near Gwanghwamun

2 stars and under

$30 - $53

Hotel Skypark Myeongdong III

#1 Most popular

$40
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Calistar Hotel

#2 Most popular

Calistar Hotel
8.0 Excellent
$37
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57 Myeongdong Hostel

Best value

$30
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3 stars

$34 - $128

ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong

#1 Most popular

$52
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Ena Suite Hotel Namdaemun

#2 Most popular

$58
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New Seoul Hotel

Best value

New Seoul Hotel
8.0 Excellent
$34
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4 stars +

$42 - $296

Lotte Hotel Seoul

#1 Most popular

Lotte Hotel Seoul
8.8 Excellent
$195
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The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection

#2 Most popular

$152
Avg. per night
Migliore Hotel Seoul Myeongdong

Best value

$42
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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?

    Lotte Hotel Seoul (8.8/10 from 2,339 reviews), The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection (8.7/10 from 492 reviews), and The Westin Josun Seoul (8.8/10 from 1,179 reviews) are all highly-rated places to stay near Gwanghwamun.