JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: Experience Luxury! Quick Overview, Lowest Price Analysis, and Honest Global & Korean Guest Reviews

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul (★★★★★ 5 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:

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul

This luxury hotel is no stranger to my blog. In fact, I’ve previously featured it in my post titled [A Local’s Insight] Discover Top-Rated Hotels Across All of Seoul”.

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!

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1. About ‘JW Marriott Hotel Seoul

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of ‘JW Marriott Hotel Seoul’.

Within a minute’s walk from a metro station, this polished high-rise hotel in the Gangnam District is also 5 km from the bustling Yongsan District.

Featuring city or river views, the bright rooms with marble bathrooms and free Wi-Fi provide flat-screens, sitting areas and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking equipment. Upgraded quarters add private-lounge access with breakfast and refreshments. Room service is offered 24/7.

Amenities include upscale dining and 2 sleek bars, as well as a spa, a gym and an indoor pool. There’s also a business center and meeting facilities. Breakfast and free parking are offered.

Source: Google Maps

‘JW Marriott Hotel Seoul

  • Grade : ★★★★★ 5 Star Hotel
  • Address: 176 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.marriott.com
  • Telephone : +82-02-6282-6262
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: highlights

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at JW Marriott Hotel Seoul.

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: 8.8 / 10, based on 1,251 reviews

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: ratings on agoda
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: ratings on agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated ‘JW Marriott Hotel Seoul’.

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul has earned an excellent score of 8.8 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 gave positive reviews about the location of the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul. In particular, many commented that its central location in Seoul made it convenient for shopping, dining, and accessing public transportation.
Room The reviews about the rooms were generally positive. Many guests were satisfied with the cleanliness and spaciousness of the rooms, although a few mentioned that the cleanliness was not up to the standard of a 5-star hotel.
BreakfastOpinions about the breakfast varied among guests. Some guests praised the breakfast as delicious, while others felt that the variety of the menu was lacking.
FriendlinessMost guests were satisfied with the friendliness of the staff. In particular, several guests emphasized that the staff were very helpful.
FacilitiesThe opinions about the facilities were generally positive. There were many positive comments about the fitness club in particular. However, some guests expressed dissatisfaction that the use of the sauna was not free.
PriceOpinions on value for money varied among guests. Some guests felt that although the price was on the high side, it was worth the value, while others felt that the value for money was lacking.
OthersSome guests raised issues such as the lack of free Wi-Fi, inconvenience in using the parking lot, and dissatisfaction with the checkout time.
The advantages of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul include its excellent location, friendly staff, and good facilities. However, issues such as cleanliness, lack of variety in breakfast, and lack of free Wi-Fi were pointed out as disadvantages. Based on the reviews of the guests, JW Marriott Hotel Seoul excels in location and service, but seems to need improvements in some facilities and services.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.7 / 10, based on 399 reviews

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: ratings on booking.com
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: ratings on booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated ‘JW Marriott Hotel Seoul’.

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul bagged an excellent score of 8.7 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘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.

LocationMost of the guests expressed satisfaction with the location of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul. In particular, they had positive opinions about the convenience of transportation, proximity to the city, and convenience facilities such as shopping malls located nearby.
Room Opinions about the room are somewhat mixed. Some guests expressed satisfaction with clean and spacious rooms and comfortable beds, but some guests expressed dissatisfaction that the room was old or had cleanliness issues.
BreakfastThe evaluation of breakfast is mainly positive. Many guests expressed satisfaction with a variety of delicious menus, but some guests expressed discomfort about the price or crowded situation.
FriendlinessThere are many opinions expressing a very high level of satisfaction with the kindness and service of the staff. In particular, they pointed out the meticulous service and quick response of the staff as the strengths of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul.
FacilitiesThe evaluation of the facilities is mainly positive. Guests who used the executive lounge, swimming pool, sauna, etc. expressed satisfaction, but some guests expressed the opinion that the facilities were old.
PriceSatisfaction with value for money is somewhat mixed. Some guests expressed the opinion that the price is appropriate considering the luxurious facilities and services and convenient location, but some guests expressed dissatisfaction that the facilities were old or the service was inadequate compared to the price.
OthersSome guests expressed discomfort about the check-in process, room cleaning, taxi reservations, etc.
Pros include convenient location, friendly service from staff, and comfortable rooms, while cons include outdated facilities and discomfort in some service processes.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.4 / 5, based on 5,373 reviews

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: ratings on google maps
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘JW Marriott Hotel Seoul’ has 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 Business guests awarding JW Marriott Hotel Seoul with their top ratings of 4.6.

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.

LocationJW Marriott Hotel Seoul is highly rated for its excellent accessibility, being located right next to the express bus terminal and Shinsegae Department Store. The connection to various places such as the express bus terminal, underground shopping area, and Shinsegae Department Store provides a lot of convenience, and it is also praised for its convenient use of public transportation.
Room The rooms received many positive reviews for being clean and comfortable. However, some guests experienced discomfort with room service, and there were reviews that the sound of rain falling on the roof on a rainy night was loud enough to disturb their sleep.
BreakfastThe reviews about breakfast were mainly positive. In particular, it was praised for offering a wide variety of choices and being delicious. However, some guests pointed out that it was inconvenient due to the lack of halal food.
FriendlinessMost guests acknowledged the friendliness of the staff. However, there were opinions that some staff members were a bit inconvenient because they talked too much about regulations.
FacilitiesJW Marriott Hotel Seoul’s facilities such as sauna, gym, and spa were rated as excellent. In particular, there were many positive reviews about the lounge and executive lounge.
PriceMost of the guests were satisfied with the price considering the hotel. In particular, many guests suggested that the price was reasonable considering the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul’s services, facilities, and location.
OthersJW Marriott Hotel Seoul’s parking facility was rated as complicated, and the elevator waiting time was long on weekends. Also, some guests left positive reviews about the changes after the hotel’s remodeling.
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul received positive evaluations in various aspects such as location, facilities, and services. However, some guests suggested that improvements are needed in areas such as room service, parking facilities, and elevator waiting times.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that JW Marriott Hotel Seoulplays 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: “Seoul Staycation Recommendation: JW Marriott Hotel Seoul Lounge, Pool, and Breakfast Review”

Summary of the Blog Post

On May 5, 2023, I visited the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul for a staycation. Conveniently connected to the Express Bus Terminal Station and a shopping mall, it’s perfect for shopping enthusiasts. The room I used offered a city view, but there are also rooms with a Han River view for more options. The room was spacious and comfortable, well-equipped with a minibar and wardrobe. The bathroom was particularly convenient with a separate shower booth and bathtub.

The Executive Lounge on the 9th floor offered evening cocktails and breakfast. The variety of food and drinks was satisfying. The following morning, I visited the swimming pool located on the B2 level. It was great that the operating hours were relatively early.

Breakfast was served at the lounge and, although the variety wasn’t as extensive as a buffet, it was still enjoyable. The JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, with its spacious rooms and convenient location for shopping, is a highly recommended hotel for a Seoul staycation.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/80sunjin/223237503612

Source: https://blog.naver.com/80sunjin/223237503612

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Access all room by interior corridor
  • Accessibility for all meeting spaces
  • Accessible concierge desk
  • Accessible registration desk
  • Accessible route to the registration desk
  • Accessible vanities in some rooms
  • Adjustable height hand-held shower wand all rooms
  • Audible alarms in all guest rooms and suites
  • Audible alarms in all public hallways
  • Bathtub grab bars in some rooms
  • Deadbolts on all guest room and suites doors
  • Electronic room key
  • Elevator
  • Entirely Route to accessible guest rooms
  • Entrance to on-site business center
  • Entrance to on-site spa
  • Lever handles on all guest room doors
  • Lowered electrical outlets in some rooms
  • Lowered view ports in some guest room doors
  • Main entrance
  • Mobility accessbility in all rooms
  • Non-slip grab bars in some bathrooms
  • On-site accessible restaurants / lounges
  • On-site accessible self parking
  • Parking spaces for cars self-parking facility
  • Safety chains and/or latches on all guest doors
  • Self-closing doors on all guest rooms and suites
  • Toilet seat at wheelchair height — some rooms
  • Transfer showers in some guest rooms
  • Van parking self-parking facility
  • View ports in all guest room and suites doors
  • Visual alarms in all guest rooms and suites
  • Visual alarms in all public hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Mini golf course
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Squash court
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • 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
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast service
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]
  • 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]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi [free]

4.2. Location

Adress : 176 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 19.2 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 49.2 km
Public transportation
  • Seoul Express Bus Terminal 260 m
  • Banpo Subway Station 790 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Seoul St Mary’s Hospital Gangnam 100 m
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 6.9 km
Convenience store
  • GS25 2.0 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • National Museum of Korea 3.1 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 4.3 km
  • N Seoul Tower 5.5 km
  • Namdaemun Market 6.6 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 6.9 km
  • Insadong 8.0 km
  • Lotte World 8.3 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 8.4 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 8.5 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 8.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Seoul St Mary’s Hospital Gangnam 100 m
  • Gangnam Best Clinic 130 m
  • Shinsegae Gangnam 150 m
  • Central City Mall 200 m
  • Goto Mal 260 m
  • The Catholic University of Korea Seoul Saint Mary’s Hospital 260 m
  • Seoul Express Bus Terminal 260 m
  • Hyeon Gallery 420 m
  • The National Library of Korea 730 m
  • Kaodio Mart 730 m

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’

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $310 when booking through ‘Booking.com’ and ‘Expedia’, ‘eDreams’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $378 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Hotels.com’ and ‘Agoda’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $313 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Expedia’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘JW Marriott Hotel Seoul

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul official website. The lowest price confirmed on the official website was confirmed to be KRW 411,600.

Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which was 1,323 KRW per dollar, approximately $311 was calculated.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘HotelsCombined’ offers the best deal at USD 310 for a stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul. 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 JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, 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!