All about ‘The Westin Josun Busan’: Real Reviews from Korean Travelers & a Comprehensive Price Breakdown!

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at theThe Westin Josun Busan (★★★★★ 5 Star), situated in Haeundae, Busan, 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:

The Westin Josun Busan

This luxury hotel is no stranger to my blog. In fact, I’ve previously featured it in my post titled ‘Insider’s Guide to Busan’s Best 5-Star Hotels: Real Reviews Analyzed’.

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 ‘The Westin Josun Busan

Before we delve into the detailed analysis, allow me to present a quick overview of The Westin Josun Busan

The Westin Josun Busan
The Westin Josun Busan
Source: Agoda

Overlooking the expansive Haeundae Beach along the East Sea, this neat hotel is conveniently located just a 14-minute walk from the subway station and a 21-minute subway ride from Busan Museum of Art.

The clean rooms and suites are equipped with TVs, Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffee makers. Some rooms feature lounge areas or offer sea views. A 24-hour room service is also available for your convenience.

Amenities include a gift shop, gym, event spaces, hot tubs, and two indoor swimming pools – one of which is dedicated to children. For dining options, there’s an Irish pub, two restaurants, a bakery and a café-cum-bar on-site. Breakfast and valet parking services are also available for guests.

Source: Google Maps

The Westin Josun Busan

  • Grade : ★★★★★ 5 Star Hotel
  • Address : 67 Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae, Busan
  • Official Website:
  • Telephone : 82-051-749-7000
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
The Westin Josun Busan: highlights
The Westin Josun Busan: facilities

2. In-depth Analysis of Global Guest Reviews

Let’s dive into a thorough analysis based on real guest experiences at The Westin Josun Busan.

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’, ‘’, and ‘Google Maps’.

2.1. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Agoda

Agoda Ratings: 8.7 / 10, based on 2,151 reviews

The Westin Josun Busan: ratings on agoda
The Westin Josun Busan: ratings on agoda

Here’s how users who booked through ‘Agoda’ rated The Westin Josun Busan.

The Westin Josun Busan has earned an excellent score of 8.7 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.

LocationThe Westin Josun Busan is located right next to Haeundae Beach, receiving excellent reviews for its stunning views and proximity to local attractions and shopping. However, some users pointed out that The Westin Josun Busan is slightly away from the center of Haeundae.
Room Overall, rooms were rated as clean and comfortable with particularly high praises for beach-view rooms’ scenery; yet some users felt that rooms were a bit small or outdated.
BreakfastThere were few mentions about breakfast in general but there was a positive review about enjoying breakfast while looking out at an expansive beach view.
FriendlinessThere were mixed opinions regarding staff service; while some praised staff’s kindness and assistance, others expressed disappointment with service levels.
FacilitiesPositive evaluations existed for on-site restaurants, spa facilities and swimming pool etc.
PriceVarious opinions exist regarding price competitiveness; although it might be expensive according to some users they also acknowledged that time spent here was worth it.
OthersMinor issues such as lack of baby facilities in public areas along with perfect stays were pointed out.
‘The Westin Josun Busan’ received excellent ratings in terms of location, facilities and services; especially views from ocean-facing rooms , friendly staffs ,and location adjacent to the beach are representative experiences this hotel offers; however room conditions and staff services were also mentioned by some users as areas that could be improved upon.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘ Ratings: 8.5 / 10, based on 608 reviews

The Westin Josun Busan: ratings on
The Westin Josun Busan: ratings on

Let’s take a look at how users who booked through ‘’ rated The Westin Josun Busan.

The Westin Josun Busan bagged a very good score of 8.5 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.

LocationThe Westin Josun Busan’s location is frequently praised, with its proximity to Haeundae Beach and Dongbaek Island being highlighted. Many guests enjoyed the easy beach access and stunning views.
Room The rooms received mixed reviews. While some guests appreciated the comfortable beds and spaciousness, others mentioned outdated interiors and poor soundproofing. Cleanliness was generally well-regarded.
BreakfastThose who commented on breakfast found it satisfactory or excellent, praising both its quality and variety.
FriendlinessMost guests found the staff friendly and professional, although there were a few mentions of unhelpful staff members.
FacilitiesThe recently renovated swimming pool was particularly well-received by guests, along with other amenities like restaurants within the hotel.
PriceSome guests felt that despite the high price point, it was worth it due to its location and services offered while others disagreed, mentioning that they found certain aspects such as room size or interior not up to par for the price they paid.
OthersA common critique was about outdated facilities in need of renovation or replacement (e.g., bathroom fixtures). Some also noted occasional unpleasant smells in certain areas of The Westin Josun Busan.
Generally speaking, most guests had a positive experience at this hotel due to its prime location, good service from staff members and excellent facilities like swimming pool and restaurants; however some mentioned that improvements could be made regarding room interiors as well as better soundproofing.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.4 / 5, based on 4,400 reviews

The Westin Josun Busan: ratings on google maps
The Westin Josun Busan: ratings on google maps

Moving on to our next platform for reviews – ‘Google Maps’. Out of a potential perfect score of 5, The Westin Josun Busanhas 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 familes and couple guests awarding The Westin Josun Busan with their top ratings of 4.3.

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

LocationThe Westin Josun Busan is adjacent to Haeundae Beach and Dongbaek Island, boasting a wide-open view and a great location for walking. In addition, the direct access to the beach was mentioned as a strength.
Room Overall, the rooms were clean and well-maintained according to many reviews. However, some reviews pointed out that the room size was small or facilities were old.
BreakfastReviews on breakfast varied widely. Some guests praised fresh and delicious food while others mentioned limited variety of food or need for service improvement.
FriendlinessGenerally positive evaluations were given for staff service and friendliness with several reviews highly rating the concierge team’s service in particular.
FacilitiesReviews indicated satisfaction with in-hotel facilities such as swimming pools and saunas.
PriceSatisfaction in relation to price varied among individuals – while some guests felt it was expensive, others considered it worth considering good location and services.
OthersSome guests praised its 1-minute distance to the beach whereas others suggested improvements on inconvenient parking facilities.
Generally speaking, The Westin Josun Busan demonstrated high satisfaction due to its optimal location where one can enjoy Haeundae Beach at a glance, friendly staffs, well-maintained rooms etc.. However there were also criticisms regarding some outdated facilities, high prices or services needing improvement – suggesting that addressing these issues would enable them to provide even better services.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that The Westin Josun Busanplays 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: “Maximizing the Club Lounge Experience at The Westin Josun Busan in Haeundae, Busan: An Executive Room Staycation Recommendation

Summary of the Blog Post

Hello there! This is Genie and today I’m going to share my staycation experience at The Westin Josun Hotel in Haeundae, Busan. My husband and I took a day off from our busy schedules to relax here and it was an absolutely delightful experience that I’d recommend for anyone looking for the perfect staycation in Busan. We booked an Executive Room which gave us access to the Club Lounge.

The Westin Josun Busan is conveniently located right in front of Dongbaek Island and our room was recently renovated with a clean and bright interior design that we found very appealing. Especially, the room we were assigned had two windows which allowed plenty of light into the room and gave it a very open feel.

The lounge offered a variety of food and drinks during the daytime and happy hours, while breakfast was also filled with delicious menu items that made for a hearty start to our day.

While we didn’t make much use of The Westin Josun Busan’s attractive swimming pool, we did take leisurely walks around Dongbaek Island and Haeundae Beach instead.

Overall, our staycation at The Westin Chosun Hotel was very satisfying. I highly recommend this place for those seeking comfort coupled with diverse services!


The Westin Josun Busan: room

The Westin Josun Busan: restaurant

The Westin Josun Busan: restaurant

The Westin Josun Busan: sea view


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

3.2. Best Review 2: “Review of the Suite Room at The Westin Josun Busan: A Staycation Accommodation in Haeundae”

Summary of the Blog Post

During my trip to Busan, I enjoyed a staycation in the Suite Room at The Westin Josun Busan in Busan. Located near Haeundae Beach and close to Dongbaek Island, it was great for strolling around the area.

The suite room was spacious and clean with a special ocean view that was truly impressive. The bathroom was also very large and an extra bed in the living room provided comfortable accommodation for three people.

Inside The Westin Josun Busan, there were facilities such as a renewed swimming pool, lounge and buffet restaurant where we enjoyed various seafood and grill menus while overlooking the sea. Overall, with its spacious rooms, excellent amenities and fantastic ocean view made this staycation experience very satisfying.



(* 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
  • Access all room by interior corridor
  • Audible alarms in all guest rooms and suites
  • Audible alarms in all public hallways
  • On-site accessible self parking
  • Secondary locks on some room windows
  • Self-closing doors on all guest rooms and suites
  • Visual alarms in some public hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Swimming pool [kids]
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Pool with view
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Tours
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • 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
  • 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
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

4.2. Location

Adress : 67 Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae, Busan

  • Gimhae International Airport (PUS) 19.0 km
  • Ulsan Airport (USN) 52.0 km
Public transportation
  • Dongbaek Subway Station 850 m
  • Haeundae Subway Station 980 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Monarijapibuseonghyeong Clinic 320 m
  • Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City 2.6 km
Convenience store
  • Buy the way 2.0 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Haeundae Beach 30 m
  • Gwangandaegyo Bridge 2.4 km
  • Gwangalli Beach 2.8 km
  • Haedong Yonggung Temple 7.3 km
  • Yongdusan Park 12.6 km
  • Taejongdae 12.9 km
  • Jagalchi Market 13.0 km
  • BIFF Square 13.0 km
  • Gamcheon Culture Village 14.6 km
  • Beomeosa Temple 16.2 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Haeundae Beach 30 m
  • Dongbaek island 160 m
  • The Bay 101 Yacht Club 250 m
  • Monarijapibuseonghyeong Clinic 320 m
  • Dongbaekseom Island 420 m
  • Gonggan Hwarang Haeundae 430 m
  • Nurimaru APAC House 430 m
  • APEC Naru Park 450 m
  • Haeundae Cinema Street 450 m
  • Gallery Elsa 640 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’

The Westin Josun Busan: lowest price on Hotelscombined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, I discovered the best deal at $180 across a variety of platforms, including the likes of ‘Expedia’, ‘’, and ‘Priceline’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

The Westin Josun Busan: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $218 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘’, ‘’, and ‘agoda’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

The Westin Josun Busan: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $168 when booked through ‘’.

5.4. Official Website of ‘The Westin Josun Busan

The Westin Josun Busan: lowest price on the official website

I also explored prices directly from the The Westin Josun Busan official website. The lowest price confirmed on the official website was confirmed to be KRW 230,850. Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which was 1335 won per dollar, the lowest price was calculated to be $170.3.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, ‘Trivago’ offers the best deal at USD 168 for a stay at the The Westin Josun Busanwhen booking through ‘’. 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 The Westin Josun Busan, 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!