Unveiling ‘Moxy Seoul Insadong’: Authentic Reviews from Korean Travelers and an In-depth Price Breakdown!

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Moxy Seoul Insadongg (★★★ 3 Star), situated in Jongro, 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:

Some readers might find it strange that the hotel name includes ‘Insadong’ but is introduced as being in the ‘Jongro’ area. However, this is not a mistake. The ‘Insadong’ area is included within Jongro-gu, Seoul, so a specific distinction is not necessarily required. (In this post, we’re using Agoda’s standards to denote it as the ‘Insadong’ area)

Moxy Seoul Insadong

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 ‘Moxy Seoul Insadong

‘Moxy Seoul Insadong’ is ranked 1st in the Jongro area among the Top-Rated Hotels in Seoul as analyzed by HB. (For those intrigued, don’t forget to peruse HB’s previous post, ‘[A Local’s Insight] Discover Top-Rated Hotels Across All of Seoul’.)

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of Moxy Seoul Insadong.

Source: Agoda

Set in a bustling neighborhood, this trendy hotel is less than a block from a subway station, a 19-minute subway ride from Gyeongbokgung Palace and 20 minutes by subway from Myeongdong shopping district.

The streamlined rooms feature Wi-Fi, smart TVs and Netflix, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add city views, and suites provide sitting areas with dining tables.

Amenities include a hip rooftop bar/lounge that has views of the city, plus a 24-hour cafe and a gym. Breakfast is available.

Source: Google Maps

‘Moxy Seoul Insadong

  • Grade: ★★★ 3 Star Hotel
  • Address: 37 Donhwamun-ro 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.marriott.com
  • Telephone: +82-02-758-1700
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
Moxy Seoul Insadong: highlights

Moxy Seoul Insadong: facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at Moxy Seoul Insadong.

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 1,013 reviews

Moxy Seoul Insadong: ratings on Agoda
Moxy Seoul Insadong: ratings on Agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated ‘Moxy Seoul Insadong’.

Moxy Seoul Insadong 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.

LocationMoxy Seoul Insadong is conveniently located for most guests, with a subway station, numerous cafes, restaurants, and shops within walking distance. It also provides easy access to major tourist destinations such as Insadong, Bukchon, Euljiro, and close to Gwangjang Market, Jogyesa Temple, and Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Room Rooms are generally rated as clean and comfortable. However, some guests expressed dissatisfaction with the cleanliness, particularly regarding the smell from the bathroom and the state of cleaning.
BreakfastThere are not many comments about breakfast, but a few reviews rated the Moxy Seoul Insadong’s breakfast favorably.
FriendlinessMost guests rated the hotel staff as friendly. However, some guests expressed dissatisfaction with some staff members who they perceived as unfriendly.
FacilitiesSome reviews rated the Moxy Seoul Insadong’s facilities, especially the rooftop bar, favorably.
PriceSome guests considered the hotel to have high value for the price, while others rated it as low value for the money.
OthersSome guests expressed dissatisfaction with noise issues, especially noise from the surrounding area at night.
Overall
Opinion
The major strengths of this hotel are its location and the friendliness of its staff. On the other hand, the main complaints are about cleanliness and noise issues.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.7 / 10, based on 654 reviews

Moxy Seoul Insadong: ratings on Booking.com
Moxy Seoul Insadong: ratings on Booking.com

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘Booking.com’ rated Moxy Seoul Insadong.

Moxy Seoul Insadong bagged a fabulous score of 8.7 out of a possible 10, excelling notably in areas such as ‘Staff’ and ‘Location’.

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.

LocationMoxy Seoul Insadong is located in a traditional Korean village called Ikseon-dong, close to local restaurants and cafes. There are also many delicious restaurants and shops nearby. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located right in front of the Jongno 3-ga subway station.
Room The rooms are generally rated as clean, but some guests felt the rooms were smaller than expected. Some guests reported a smell from the sewer or drain flies in some rooms.
BreakfastThere were few reviews about breakfast, but some guests felt it was expensive.
FriendlinessThe staff were generally rated as friendly. However, some guests reported that the staff didn’t smile often.
FacilitiesFacilities such as a rooftop terrace and laundry room were appreciated by guests. There were also lockers for guests and a luggage storage area in the basement, which was convenient.
PriceThe value for money received mixed reviews. Some guests felt the price was high, while others were satisfied with the value for the price.
OthersSome guests mentioned noise from the surrounding bars and restaurants. There were also comments about the lack of complimentary water, coffee, or tea.
Overall
Opinion
The major strengths of this hotel are its location, friendly staff, and convenient facilities. On the other hand, the main complaints are about noise in the rooms, cleanliness, and lack of smiles from some staff.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.3 / 5, based on 418 reviews

Moxy Seoul Insadong: ratings on Google Maps
Moxy Seoul Insadong: ratings on Google Maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, ‘Moxy Seoul Insadong’ has impressively clinched a rating of 4.5. 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 solo guests awarding Moxy Seoul Insadong with their top ratings of 4.5.

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.

LocationMoxy Seoul Insadong is located right in front of a subway station, making it convenient for transportation. Many guests also appreciated the abundance of restaurants, cafes, and shops nearby. However, some guests found the surrounding environment noisy or unpleasant.
Room Most guests found the rooms to be clean. However, some guests felt the rooms were smaller than expected, and there were reports of a sewage smell in some rooms.
BreakfastOpinions about breakfast varied. Some guests rated the breakfast very highly, while others did not.
FriendlinessMost guests found the staff to be friendly and helpful. However, there were also some differing opinions.
FacilitiesGuests appreciated the convenience of facilities such as the laundry room and fitness center. However, some guests felt that there were not enough washing machines or dryers.
PriceGuest opinions varied. Some guests felt Moxy Seoul Insadong offered good value for the price, while others disagreed.
OthersSome guests appreciated Moxy Seoul Insadong’s trendy and modern interior. However, there were complaints about noise and cleanliness issues.
Overall
Opinion
The main strengths of this hotel are its convenient location, friendly staff, and convenient facilities. On the other hand, the main complaints are about noise in the rooms, cleanliness, and dissatisfaction with some staff’s service.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that Moxy Seoul Insadongplays 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 1: “Family Staycation with Kids: A Review of Moxy Seoul Insadong Suite Room and Breakfast – The Joy of a $90 Experience”

Summary of the Blog Post

While living in Insadong for a week with Princess Two Months, we chose to stay at Moxy Seoul Insadong. Located right next to Jongno 3-ga station, it was very convenient for transportation, and the hip exterior design of the building made it a great spot for taking photos too.

The check-in counter is located on the 16th floor, and the rooms are from the 3rd to the 15th floor. The family suite room we stayed in was 50㎡, 2.5 times larger than the standard room, providing enough space for our family of three. The bedroom, living room, and bathroom were arranged sequentially, making it convenient to use.

One of the most satisfying points about Moxy Insadong was the free parking for guests. This is a given service at 5-star hotels, but not at 3-4 star hotels.

The room was equipped with a table, sofa, and vanity, making it convenient to use. Especially, Princess Two Months made good use of the sofa table.

The condition of the bathroom was also very satisfactory. Shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel were provided in large quantities, and body lotion was provided for single use. Also, a dental kit (toothpaste + toothbrush) was provided, making it convenient to use.

Breakfast is free for Ambassador, Titanium, Platinum tier members who choose breakfast among the three welcome gifts. As I had eaten everything at Park View the day before, only my wife and Princess Two Months enjoyed the breakfast.

This is where I wrap up the review of a staycation with kids, a suite room and breakfast at Moxy Insadong. If you’re looking for a good value hotel, I recommend Moxy Seoul Insadong.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/chc3536/223187942073

Moxy Seoul Insadong: lobby

Moxy Seoul Insadong

Moxy Seoul Insadong: room

Moxy Seoul Insadong: room

Moxy Seoul Insadong: room

Moxy Seoul Insadong: room

Moxy Seoul Insadong: room

Moxy Seoul Insadong: bathroom

Moxy Seoul Insadong

Moxy Seoul Insadong: breakfast

Moxy Seoul Insadong: breakfast

Source: https://blog.naver.com/chc3536/223187942073

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

3.2. Best Review 2: “Exploring Jongno: A Value-for-Money Staycation at Moxy Hotel Seoul Insadong – Room & Breakfast Buffet Review”

Summary of the Blog Post

I had a staycation at the Moxy Seoul Insadong Hotel, a value-for-money hotel located in Jongno. This 3-star hotel is part of the Marriott chain and is characterized by its hip vibe, targeting the MZ generation. The hotel has limited parking spaces, so it’s recommended to use public transportation.

The room was spacious with an open view through the large windows. The bed was a comfortable, large king size. However, the bathroom was a bit small and lacked a door separating it from the room, which was a minor inconvenience.

On the 16th floor, there is a rooftop bar where you can enjoy wine and cocktails. Snacks are available for take-out, allowing you to enjoy them comfortably in your room.

The breakfast was composed of a variety of foods and there was a live cooking corner where you can enjoy freshly prepared dishes. The breakfast buffet was as satisfying as the reviews said.

Overall, with its clean room condition and diverse breakfast buffet, I would like to recommend the Moxy Seoul Insadong Hotel.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yerini95n/223054121286

Moxy Seoul Insadong: rooftop terrace

Moxy Seoul Insadong: breakfast

Moxy Seoul Insadong: breakfast

Source: https://blog.naver.com/yerini95n/223054121286

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

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Korean
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Couples only
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout curtains
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • 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
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • A la carte breakfast
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast service
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Getting around
  • Car park [nearby]
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Game room

4.2. Location

Adress : 37 Donhwamun-ro 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 16.6 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 49.4 km
Public transportation
  • Jongno 3-ga Subway Station 330 m
  • Anguk Subway Station 580 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Pharmacy 290 m
Shopping
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 1.1 km
Convenience store
  • GS2 530 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM 540 m

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Insadong 440 m
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 760 m
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 810 m
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 1.1 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 1.4 km
  • Namdaemun Market 1.8 km
  • N Seoul Tower 2.4 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 4.3 km
  • National Museum of Korea 5.5 km
  • Lotte World 11.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Common 30 m
  • Goose Island Pub 120 m
  • SA.CHOOM Theater 120 m
  • Ten-story Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple Site 130 m
  • Nakwon Musical Instruments Arcade 140 m
  • Nagwon Instrument Arcade 140 m
  • Tapgol Park 150 m
  • Caligari Brewing 160 m
  • Ikseon-dong Hanok Street 160 m
  • Alive Museum Insadong 190 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’

Moxy Seoul Insadong: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $122 when booking through ‘Agoda’, ‘getaroom’, and ‘priceline’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

Moxy Seoul Insadong: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $133 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Booking.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

Moxy Seoul Insadong: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $122 for a 1-night stay when booking through the ‘official website of the hotel’ and ‘Agoda’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘Moxy Seoul Insadong

Moxy Seoul Insadong: lowest price on the official website of the hotel

I also explored prices directly from the Moxy Seoul Insadong official website. The lowest price on the official website was KRW 156,800. Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which is KRW 1,320.5 per dollar, the calculated result comes out to be approximately $119.

Our analysis indicates that among all four sites under consideration, the ‘Official Hotel Website’ provides the most appealing deal for a stay at the ‘Moxy Seoul Insadong’ at USD 119.

While the hotel’s exchange rate might fluctuate, and the lowest price listed on other accommodation platforms may not significantly deviate from the official website’s rate, it’s crucial to keep these factors in mind. I would advise securing your reservation after a comprehensive comparison from multiple perspectives. 😊

★ 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 Moxy Seoul Insadong, 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!


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