‘The Westin Josun Seoul’ Detailed Review: From Finding the Best Deals to Real Guest Experiences!

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the  The Westin Josun Seoul (★★★★★ 5 Star), situated in Myeondong, 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:

The Westin Josun 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 ‘The Westin Josun Seoul

‘The Westin Josun Seoul’ is ranked 22nd in the overall Seoul area and 7th in the Myeongdong 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 The Westin Josun Seoul.

Source: Agoda

In a bustling downtown area, this upscale hotel fronted with a colorful pagoda is a 4-minute walk from a metro station, and a 17-minute subway trip from Gyeongbokgung, a 14th-century royal palace.

Refined rooms have city views, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add living areas, and some provide separate living rooms. Room service is offered.

Parking is free. There are 5 posh restaurants, including Cantonese and Italian eateries, as well as an elegant lobby bar. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a sleek gym with floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also a business center.

Source: Google Maps

‘The Westin Josun Seoul

  • Grade: ★★★★★ 5 Star Hotel
  • Address: 106 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Official Website: https://www.marriott.com
  • Telephone: +82-02-771-0500
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
The Westin Josun Seoul: highlights

The Westin Josun Seoul: 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 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: 8.9 / 10, based on 3,310 reviews

The Westin Josun Seoul: ratings on Agoda
The Westin Josun Seoul: ratings on Agoda

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

The Westin Josun Seoul 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.

Location‘The Westin Josun Seoul’ is positioned very conveniently for tourists. It is located right in front of Seoul City Hall, close to Lotte Department Store, the main street of Myeongdong, and major tourist attractions are within walking distance.
Room Most guests mentioned that the rooms were clean and luxurious. However, a few guests raised issues regarding the cleanliness of the rooms.
BreakfastGuests expressed positive opinions about the breakfast, expressing satisfaction with the variety of food choices.
FriendlinessThe friendliness and professionalism of the hotel staff were highlighted by many guests.
FacilitiesFitness center, swimming pool, sauna, etc. were satisfactory to the guests. However, a few guests expressed dissatisfaction with the rules of using the gym facilities.
PriceMost guests were satisfied with the price, but a few expressed the opinion that the price was expensive.
OthersSome guests mentioned inconveniences such as noise issues and the narrowness of the parking lot.
Overall
Opinion
‘The Westin Josun Seoul’ was mentioned for its major advantages such as location, friendliness of staff, and luxurious rooms. However, there were also complaints about some cleanliness, pricing, and facility usage regulations.

2.2. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Booking.com

Booking.com Ratings: 8.7 / 10, based on 1,288 reviews

The Westin Josun Seoul: ratings on booking.com
The Westin Josun Seoul: ratings on booking.com

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

The Westin Josun Seoul bagged an excellent 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.

LocationThe Westin Josun Seoul is close to Myeongdong shopping street, and the airport bus comes right up to the hotel, making it conveniently located. It also has good access to major tourist attractions.
Room Most guests mentioned that the rooms were spacious and clean. However, a few guests raised issues regarding the cleanliness of the rooms.
BreakfastGuests expressed positive opinions about the breakfast, especially the one in the lounge. However, some guests expressed the opinion that there could be more variety in the food.
FriendlinessMany guests mentioned the friendliness, professionalism, and excellent English skills of the hotel staff.
FacilitiesThere were many opinions satisfied with using facilities such as swimming pool and sauna. However, some guests complained that the rooms and some facilities are a bit old.
PriceMost guests were satisfied with the price, but a few expressed the opinion that the price was expensive.
OthersSome guests mentioned inconveniences such as the narrowness of the parking lot.
Overall
Opinion
‘The Westin Josun Seoul’ was mentioned for its major advantages such as location, friendliness of staff, and luxurious rooms. However, there were also complaints about some cleanliness, pricing, and facility usage regulations.

2.3. Comprehensive Reviews from ‘Google

Google Maps Ratings: 4.5 / 5, based on 5,690 reviews

The Westin Josun Seoul: ratings on google maps
The Westin Josun Seoul: 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 Seoul’ 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 and business guests awarding the Westin Josun 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.

LocationThe Westin Josun Seoul is located right next to Myeongdong and Lotte Department Store, and it has good accessibility to major tourist spots. Many opinions that the airport bus operates to the front of the hotel were convenient.
Room Many users expressed the opinion that the room was spacious and comfortable, but some users suggested that the room was old. In addition, there were some complaints about the cleanliness status.
BreakfastThe evaluation of the Westin Josun Seoul’s breakfast was diverse. Some users were satisfied with the quality and diversity of breakfast, but some complained that the breakfast place was narrow and the waiting time for users was long.
FriendlinessThere were many opinions that highly evaluated the kindness and professionalism of the hotel staff. However, some users suggested that the staff in certain facilities (e.g., swimming pool) were rude.
FacilitiesThe Westin Josun Seoul’s gym received high praise from users, and some users expressed satisfaction with the swimming pool. However, some users complained about the aging of the facilities.
PriceUsers’ satisfaction with the price was different. Some users suggested that the price was expensive, but some suggested that the quality of the service far exceeded the price.
OthersSome users emphasized the luxurious atmosphere and traditionality of the Westin Josun Seoul. In addition, some users were satisfied with the food quality of the hotel’s restaurant.
Overall
Opinion
‘The Westin Josun Seoul’ received high reviews centered on location, staff friendliness, and facility quality. However, some users complained about the aging of the facilities and the inconvenience of breakfast service.

3. Showcasing Top-tier Reviews from Korean Guests

Being situated in South Korea, it’s no surprise that The Westin Josun 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: “The Westin Josun Seoul: A Staycation with Swimming Pool and Breakfast Experience”

Summary of the Blog Post

As Christmas is approaching, how about enjoying a staycation at the Westin Josun Seoul? Currently, Myeongdong is full of Christmas atmosphere, and department stores are lighting up the streets with shining lights. The Westin Josun Seoul Hotel is located 3-5 minutes walk from Myeongdong, making it easily accessible, and it has quite a reasonable price range for a 5-star hotel.

The hotel rooms have a classic atmosphere but are well decorated and cozy. The window view desk is wide, making it suitable for a business hotel, and although the bathroom is small, all necessary amenities are provided. Most 5-star hotels in Seoul generally have swimming pools, and the Westin Josun Seoul is no exception. It has a well-lit indoor swimming pool and fitness center that guests can use for free.

In addition, the breakfast buffet is provided at the Aria Restaurant of the Westin Josun Seoul, offering a variety of menus such as bakery, salad, fruit, udon, and smoked meat. Therefore, it is recommended for those who want to feel the Christmas atmosphere, those who are looking for a delicious breakfast buffet, those who are looking for a 5-star hotel with a reasonable price range, and those who want to feel the city view of Myeongdong and the traditional beauty at once.

Source: https://blog.naver.com/foresten/222582139426
The Westin Josun Seoul

The Westin Josun Seoul

The Westin Josun Seoul

The Westin Josun Seoul: room

The Westin Josun Seoul: room

The Westin Josun Seoul: room

The Westin Josun Seoul: bathroom

The Westin Josun Seoul: amenities

The Westin Josun Seoul: swimming pool

The Westin Josun Seoul: swimming pool

The Westin Josun Seoul: breakfast

The Westin Josun Seoul: breakfast

The Westin Josun Seoul: breakfast

Source: https://blog.naver.com/foresten/222582139426

(* 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
Accessibility
  • Access all room by interior corridor
  • Accessibility for all meeting spaces
  • Accessible concierge desk
  • Accessible public restrooms
  • Accessible registration desk
  • Accessible route to the registration desk
  • Accessible vanities in some rooms
  • Adjustable height hand-held shower wand some rooms
  • Alarm clock telephone ringers in all rooms
  • Audible alarms in all guest rooms and suites
  • Audible alarms in all public hallways
  • Bathtub grab bars in all rooms
  • Braille and tactile signage
  • Deadbolts on all guest room and suites doors
  • Electronic room key
  • Elevator
  • Entirely Route to accessible guest rooms
  • Lever handles on all guest room doors
  • Lowered electrical outlets in all rooms
  • Main entrance
  • Mobility accessibility in some rooms
  • On-site accessible restaurants / lounges
  • On-site accessible self parking
  • Room windows that open
  • Safety chains and/or latches on all guest doors
  • Self-closing doors on all guest rooms and suites
  • View ports in all guest room and suites doors
  • Visual alarms in all public hallways
  • Visual alarms in some guest rooms and suites
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Yoga room
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
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • 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
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • 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
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Mini bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries

4.2. Location

Adress : 106 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Airports
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 15.8 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 48.4 km
Public transportation
  • Euljiro 1(il)-ga Subway Station 300 m
  • City Hall Subway Station 420 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Coco Pharmacy 390 m
Shopping
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 250 m
Convenience store
  • CU 20 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 250 m
  • Namdaemun Market 600 m
  • Insadong 1.2 km
  • N Seoul Tower 1.6 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 1.7 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 1.7 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 2.0 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea 3.2 km
  • National Museum of Korea 4.5 km
  • Lotte World1 2.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Sogong Underground Shopping mall 40 m
  • Hwangudan Altar 40 m
  • O’Kim’s 50 m
  • Lotte Young Plaza Myungdong 70 m
  • Embassy of Guatemala 150 m
  • Lotte Cinema 170 m
  • Lotte Duty Free 190 m
  • Grevin Museum 200 m
  • Lotte Department Store Main 220 m
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 250 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 Seoul: lowest price on Hotels Combined

After searching through ‘HotelsCombined’, the best deal I found was $253 when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

5.2. Price Comparison via ‘Sky Scanner’

The Westin Josun Seoul: lowest price on Sky Scanner

The lowest price on ‘Sky Scanner’ is $300 for a 1-night stay when booking through ‘Trip.com’.

5.3. Price Comparison via ‘Trivago’

The Westin Josun Seoul: lowest price on Trivago

The lowest price on ‘Trivago’ is $265 for a 1-night stay when booking through the official website of the hotel.

5.4. Official Website of ‘The Westin Josun Seoul

The Westin Josun Seoul: lowest price on the official website of the hotel

I also explored prices directly from the The Westin Josun Seoul official website. The lowest price on the official website was KRW 343,000. Applying the exchange rate at the time of inquiry, which is KRW 1,321 per dollar, the calculated result comes out to be approximately $260.

Our analysis reveals that out of all four sites considered, the ‘HotelsCombined’ offers the best deal at USD 253 for a stay at the ‘The Westin Josun Seoul’ when 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 The Westin Josun 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!


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