Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: A Reality Check via Global and Korean Guest Reviews and Price Analysis – An Ideal Getaway or A Letdown?

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam (★★★★ 4 Star), situated in Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea? Or perhaps you’ve already secured your reservation? Then you’ve landed at the right place on my blog!!

I, HB (Hotel Boy 😎), am committed to providing you with the most comprehensive reviews of Korea’s finest hotels, unrivaled by anyone worldwide!

In this post, I have compiled the following information:

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam

This luxury hotel is no stranger to my blog. In fact, I’ve previously featured it in my post titled “Experience Affordable Luxury: Best Four-Star Hotels in Seoul Loved by Koreans”.

As a hotel guide residing in Korea, I’ve prepared an objective and insightful analysis based on numerous reviews from both local and global guests, all through a uniquely Korean lens. This aims to engage all your senses and assist in making an informed decision for your unforgettable stay in Korea.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

1. About ‘Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam
Source: Agoda

In the upscale Gangnam District, this high-end hotel in a sleek, contemporary building is a 4-minute walk from a metro station. It’s a 32-minute bus ride from the sprawling Starfield COEX Mall and 45 minutes away by public transit from the National Museum of Korea.

Polished rooms with city views offer Wi-Fi and TVs, plus minifridges, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and safes. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas; suites have separate living rooms.

There’s a stylish restaurant, a gym and an outdoor pool, as well as a business center and meeting space. Breakfast is available.

Source: Google Maps

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam

  • Grade : ★★★★ 4 Star Hotel
  • Address : 253 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.hilton.com
  • Telephone : 82-02-580-8500
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 11:00 AM
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: highlights
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam.

Remember, these reviews encompass perspectives not just from Korean guests, but also those hailing from various corners of the globe. Our forthcoming review draws heavily upon data gathered across platforms like ‘Agoda’, ‘Booking.com’, and ‘Google Maps’.

2.1. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Agoda

Agoda Ratings: 8.9 / 10, based on 1,918 reviews

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: ratings on Agoda
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: ratings on Agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam. The hotel has earned an excellent score of 8.9 out of a possible 10, shining particularly in areas such as ‘Cleanliness’, ‘Location’, and ‘Service’.

What follows is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews, with our main focus on recent comments to maintain both relevance and freshness.

LocationMost guests positively evaluated Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam’s location, noting its convenience due to proximity to Yangjae station and closeness to Gangnam as major advantages.
Room The majority of reviews praised the rooms for being clean and spacious. However, some guests expressed dissatisfaction with housekeeping service on their second day.
BreakfastOpinions on breakfast varied with some guests enjoying it while others were disappointed by repetitive menus.
FriendlinessMany guests gave positive feedback on staff friendliness and professionalism, although there were a few complaints about staff attitudes or service.
FacilitiesHilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam’s facilities received positive reviews for being new and clean, particularly mentioning the gym and swimming pool as highlights.
PriceConsidering room size, cleanliness status, location etc., many customers showed satisfaction in terms of cost-effectiveness.
OthersThere were comments indicating improvements needed such as issues occurred in laundromat use or lack of parking facilities.
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam scored high in terms of location, room cleanliness, and staff attitude; several customers indicated their willingness to revisit it while some pointed out areas requiring service improvement.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.7 / 10, based on 415 reviews

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: ratings on booking.com
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam. The hotel bagged an excellent score of 8.7 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’, ‘Comfort’, and ‘Cleanliness’.

Next up is an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. Just like with Agoda, we’ve concentrated on recent comments to ensure that our insights stay timely and relevant.

LocationHilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam is located near Yangjae Station, providing good subway accessibility. However, reviewers mentioned that it was somewhat inconvenient to access most of the city’s points of interest either by public transport or taxi due to traffic. Nevertheless, some guests positively evaluated the location of this hotel.
Room Most reviews highlighted that the rooms were spacious and comfortable. The facilities in the room were excellent and cleanliness was highly satisfactory as well. However, one reviewer pointed out a minor aesthetic issue with the wallpaper in the room.
BreakfastWhile breakfast was generally satisfactory, some guests pointed out a lack of variety in the breakfast menu.
FriendlinessThe staff received generally positive reviews for their service and friendliness. However, there was a suggestion for improvement regarding English proficiency from one guest.
FacilitiesThere were several positive reviews about well-equipped facilities such as swimming pool and gym.
PriceSome guests positively evaluated value for money aspect but one guest pointed out that room service prices were excessive.
OthersThere was a review mentioning issues with waiting times during check-in and check-out process.
Overall, Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam received high ratings for its spaciousness and cleanliness of rooms as well as staff friendliness. In particular, there were many positive comments on comfortable beds, cozy atmosphere and good facilities such as swimming pool and gym etc.. Yet there were also suggestions for improvement on aspects like hotel’s location convenience to major attractions in city , variety in breakfast menu items ,and waiting

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.4 / 5, based on 756 reviews

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: ratings on google maps
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnamhas impressively clinched a rating of 4.4. What’s intriguing is that unlike other review platforms that categorize scores by specific features or services, Google Maps rates hotels according to guest types. Here we see family guests awarding the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam with their top ratings of 4.4.

Following this, we present you an exhaustive analysis of guest reviews. – just as with Agoda and Booking.com cases – we’ve prioritized recent comments to keep our insights relevant and timely.

LocationHilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam is located in the Gangnam area and is close to Yangjae Station, which provides convenient access to public transportation. Many reviews mentioned that there are numerous restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions in the vicinity of the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam.
Room Most reviews praised the rooms for being clean with a modern design. However, some guests expressed that they found the rooms to be small. Despite this minor issue, overall satisfaction with room facilities and cleanliness was high.
BreakfastWhile breakfast was generally satisfactory for most guests, some pointed out a lack of variety in the breakfast menu. Despite this criticism on variety aspect , quality of breakfast received high ratings from guests .
FriendlinessThe staff received overwhelmingly positive feedback for their service and friendliness . Especially their professionalism and willingness to help were often mentioned by guests.
FacilitiesSeveral positive comments were made about well-equipped facilities such as rooftop swimming pool and gym etc.. But there were also few suggestions regarding pool usage times or restrictions .
PriceSome guests positively evaluated the value for money. However, one guest pointed out that the price was excessively high compared to the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam services.
OthersThere were mentions about other issues such as parking problems. In addition, some guests emphasized the cleanliness and quietness of the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam.
Overall, this hotel received high ratings for its clean rooms, friendly staff, and excellent location. However, some guests suggested improvements in room size and variety of breakfast menu.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnamplays host to a significant number of Korean guests. In my quest for understanding guest experiences, I’ve come across a plethora of reviews penned by Koreans. Allow me to share some of these standout reviews with you.

3.1. Best Review: “A Value-for-Money Staycation Spot in Seoul’s Gangnam: Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam”

Summary of the Blog Post

Today, I’d like to introduce you to the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam as a recommended value-for-money staycation spot. This hotel is part of the Hilton chain and is located near Yangjae Station. It’s a four-star hotel with clean facilities and good room conditions that make it suitable for both business travelers and long-term guests.

I was assigned to a Deluxe King Room which had separate living and sleeping areas – it was spacious and satisfying indeed! The bathroom was also quite large with ample space around the sink for toiletries.

Breakfast is served at the Garden Bistro restaurant on the second floor where various foods are prepared making it great for breakfasts – I particularly enjoyed their Korean food options.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to enjoy a staycation in Seoul, I highly recommend the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam located near Yangjae Station!

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yerini95n/223212281012

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: restaurant

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yerini95n/223212281012

(* For a detailed review, I recommend visiting the original article.)

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Wheelchair accessible
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast service
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Snack bar
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car power charging station
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
For the kids
  • Family room
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Pool with view
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapter
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fitness club privileges
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service

4.2. Location

Adress : 253 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 22.3 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 51.5 km
Public transportation
  • Yangjae Subway Station 200 m
  • Gangnam Subway Station 1.4 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Banobagi Plastic and Aesthetic Clinic 1.9 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 9.7 km
Convenience store
  • On-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • National Museum of Korea 6.2 km
  • Lotte World 6.5 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 7.4 km
  • N Seoul Tower 8.3 km
  • Namdaemun Market 9.5 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 9.7 km
  • Insadong 10.7 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 11.0 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 11.1 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 11.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Yangjae Subway Station 200 m
  • Electricity Museum 390 m
  • Hanjeon Plaza 390 m
  • Diplomatic Archives 410 m
  • Te Mart 560 m
  • Gold Spa (Hwanggeum Oncheon) 920 m
  • Seocho Gallery 990 m
  • Yerim Hwasil 1.1 km
  • Hyundai & Kia Motor Company 1.3 km
  • Maebong Subway Station 1.3 km

5. Diving into Price Analysis

Finally, let’s delve into arguably one of the most critical categories in hotel reviews – pricing.

To pinpoint where you can get your money’s worth, I’ll be comparing rates from renowned hotel comparison platforms like ‘HotelsCombined,’ ‘SkyScanner,’ and ‘Trivago.’

Our criteria for this low-price hunt? A one-night stay from Wednesday to Thursday for two guests in a single room—breakfast excluded (as it often significantly bumps up costs).

5.1. Price Comparison via ‘HotelsCombined’

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: lowest price on HotelsCombined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $132 when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $144 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’ and ‘Vio.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $82 when booked through ‘roomxXXL’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam official website. The lowest price confirmed on the official website was confirmed to be $137.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘HotelsCombined’ offers the best deal at USD 132 for a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnamwhen booking through ‘Trip.com’. You might want to keep this information handy while booking.

★ Do bear in mind, these rock-bottom prices are subject to change based on your stay dates and when you’re conducting your search.

★ Also crucial to remember – today’s best deal doesn’t necessarily promise future savings.

★ Consider this ‘Lowest Price Analysis’ as a guiding light rather than an absolute rule.

★ For savvy hotel booking, I’d recommend revisiting these comparison sites during your accommodation planning phase – you never know when you might stumble upon an even better deal!”

And with that, we wrap up our review of the Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam, seen through a distinctly Korean lens.

Yours truly, HB – your trusted guide to best hotels in Korea. Stay tuned for more insightful reviews on Korea’s hospitality gems!