Where To Stay In Seoul With Family
Looking for the best hotel in Seoul for your family? Wondering where to stay in Seoul with family? Are you looking for hotels with family rooms in Seoul?
Seoul is an excellent destinations for a family vacation. The city is very safe, public transportation is excellent and stroller friendly, there are things to do for young and old and the city is very affordable. Read on to find out more about where to stay in Seoul with family.
- Things To Know About Visiting Seoul With Family
- Where To Stay In Seoul With Family
- Comparison For The Best Hotels In Seoul For Family
- Best Hotel In Seoul For Family
- Frequently Asked Questions
Things To Know About Visiting Seoul With Family
- Things To Do – There are lots of things to do in Seoul with kids, from museums to theme parks and cafes.
- Subways & Buses: kids under the age of 7 can use public transport in Korea free of charge. This special discount is limited to one child per adult. Adults traveling with multiple children have to pay an extra transportation fee. Use a T-Money card to pay for the bus or subway in Seoul.
- Entrance Tickets: entrance tickets for major attractions are cheaper when purchased online in advance. Sites like Klook and Trazy offer the biggest discounts for foreign travelers.
- Strollers: If you’re not bringing your own stroller, you can rent one for your holiday upon arrival at Incheon Airport. Book your stroller here.
Where To Stay In Seoul With Family
Picking the right area when looking to stay in Seoul is vital to having a successful trip. To most travelers, we would highly recommend to stay in the historic center, like Myeongdong, Insadong or Gwangwhamun area. These areas are within walking distance of the main travel sights like Gyeongbokgung Place, Bukchon Hanok Village and Myeongdong. On top of that it is easy to get to your hotel from Incheon Airport or from Seoul Station. Anywhere close to one of these areas is the best place to stay in Seoul for family.
If you’re interests are shopping, entertainment or nightlife then it is recommended to stay in the Dongdaemun or Gangnam area. If you are traveling with older kids, who like to venture out on their own then these areas are a good place to stay.
Other areas suitable for families are Hongdae, for families interested in modern K culture like K Pop, shopping and themed cafes. Or Jamsil area for those looking to spend time at the Lotte complex like Lotte World, Lotte Aquarium or Lotte Tower.
Comparison For The Best Hotels In Seoul For Family
|G2 Hotel Myeongdong||Myeongdong||$$||Click Here|
|ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun||City Hall||$$||Click Here|
|Orakai Insadong Suites||Insadong||$$||Click Here|
|Best Western Premier Hotel Kukdo||Myeongdong||$$||Click Here|
|L7 Gangnam By Lotte||Gangnam||$$||Click Here|
|Bonum 1957 Hanok and Boutique||Bukchon||$$$||Click Here|
|Acube Hotel Dongdaemun||Dongdaemun||$||Click Here|
|Gangnam Family Hotel Seoul||Gangnam||$||Click Here|
Best Hotel In Seoul For Family
Listed below are the best hotels in Seoul for families. These hotels all have big family rooms and most of them are located in the historic center of Seoul close to all the main tourist attractions.
1. G2 Hotel Myeongdong
In the heart of Myeongdong lies the G2 Hotel, a high rated family friendly hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of the following subway stations: Euljiro 3-Ga, Chungmuro and Myeongdong Station. The hotels where up to 4 people can sleep in, perfect for families with younger kids who need to sleep in the same room as the parents.
Even though the hotel lies in the busting Myeongdong area, it lies a bit away from the main shopping and restaurants streets, therefor won’t be any bothering street noise.
The rooms in this 4 star hotel are modern and extremely clean, on top of that they are rather spacious compared to other hotels in Seoul. The reception desk is open 24/7 and it is possible to wash your clothes in one of the washing machines in the basement of the hotel. Getting from Incheon airport to this Myeongdong hotel is very convenient using public transport.
2. ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun
This hotel is located between Seoul Station and the Seoul City Hall. ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun has rooms that can fit up to 5 people, which makes this the perfect family hotel in Seoul. The closest subway station is City Hall, which is only a 1 minute walk away. This 4 star hotel lies in a quiet area and many restaurants or shops can be found within 10 minutes walking distance of the hotel.
The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable with in the bathroom both a bath tub and shower. Most rooms have a small kitchenette and washing machine. The staff is extremely friendly, always ready to help and they speak English rather well.
3. Orakai Insadong Suites
One of the best hotels in Seoul for families. The biggest room in the Orakai Insadong Suites can fit up to 4 people and each room has its own kitchenette and washing machine. The closest subway station to the hotel is Jongno 3-Ga which is only a 5 minute walk away.
In the hotel you’ll find an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, indoor playground, meeting room and a restaurant which serves a good optional breakfast every morning. An airport shuttle is available upon request and for an additional charge, but when traveling with kids and a lot of luggage it might be worth booking this. If you want of comfortable stay for you and the kids and don’t know where to stay in Seoul with family, then this place will be one of your best options.
Apart from this hotel in Insadong, there is another Orakai Suites south of the river in Seocho-gu.
4. Best Western Premier Hotel Kukdo
Hotel Kukdo, which is part of the Best Western Premier group is an excellent family hotel in Seoul. It is located in the Jogno area, just outside subway Euljiro 4-Ga station and withing walking distance of Euljiro 3-Ga. This area is rather quiet but is still close enough to Myeongdong or Insadong to enjoy the restaurants, shops and cafes.
Rooms at the front of the hotel all look out on Namsan mountain and tower. The biggest room can fit up to 5 people, perfect for a family with 3 kids. All of the the rooms are really spacious and beds are super comfy.
Staff at the hotel speak different languages and are always happy to help you with any questions you might have about traveling around Seoul and beyond.
5. L7 Gangnam By Lotte
Located in the heart of Gangnam is the L7 Gangnam By Lotte hotel. The closest subway stations are Seolleong and Samsung Station. The biggest room can fit up to four people. Staying in this area is especially good for families with older kids which want to go out in the evening or go shopping by themselves.
On the 10th floor of the hotel is an Italian restaurant and cocktail bar. Breakfast is optional in restaurant of the hotel. Each room is provided with private bathroom, mini fridge and coffee maker. A coin operated laundry room is available in the hotel. Apart from the L7 hotel in Gangnam, there is one in Myeongdong and Hongdae too.
6. Cheong Yeon Jae Hanok Hotel
An stunning hanok hotel in the heart of the traditional Bukchon hanok village. The biggest room at Cheong Yeon Jae Hanok Hotel is for 3 people, but if your kids are old enough they can share their own room. Staying here is a unique experience as in the morning you’ll a traditional Korean breakfast and you’ll have the chance to dress up in a traditional hanbok and take pictures on the grounds of the hotel.
This hotel is the highest rated hanok in Seoul and is absolutely gorgeous. We stayed in winter and and the rooms were very warm and cozy. We stayed in the smallest room as the rest of the hotel was fully booked, that was a bit tight, but the big rooms are super spacious and have huge beds.
If you let the hotel know that you’re traveling with a young child or baby, they can prepare a special breakfast for you kid and even take care of your baby while you are eating.
There are not as many facilities in the area as in Myeongdong or Insadong, so make sure to have dinner before heading back to the hotel.
7. Acube Hotel Dongdaemun
Dongdaemun, THE shopping district of Seoul. This area is perfect to stay in for those looking to focus on shopping instead of the historic sights. Acube Hotel Dongdaemun is located within walking distance of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park station.
The biggest family room can fit up to 5 people and an Incheon airport shuttle bus is available upon request. The hotel is relatively new and all the rooms are spacious and equipped with modern and comfortable furniture. Optional breakfast is delicious and has local and western food to pick from.
In the area you’ll find many street food stalls and restaurants which stay open till late in the evening. Even though the hotel is very close to the busy streets, it’s located in a quiet area, so there won’t be any street noise nuisance.
8. Gangnam Family Hotel Seoul
This hotel located in Gangnam is quite a bit cheaper than the other hotels mentioned above. The Gangnam Family Hotel Seoul has rooms that can fit up to 4 people, and most of the family rooms have one big double bed and one bunk bed for the kids.
Each room has a kitchenette, a huge fridge and washing machine. There is no breakfast in the family hotel but it is available in GN restaurant of the Best Western Gangnam Hotel which is located just next door.
The staff at the front desk is extremely helpful and will assist you with any problem or question you might have during your stay at this hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is recommended to stay in the central area of Seoul, around Myeongdong, City Hall, Gwanghwamun, Seoul Station or Jongro. These are easily accessible and close to touristic highlights.
Yes, it is very easy and safe to travel to Seoul with a family. There are little dangers and public transport is equipped with elevators so you can easily get around using a stroller.