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Fraser Place Central Seoul
8.4 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,028 reviews
8.4

Featuring views of the city, Fraser Place Central Seoul is situated in Central Seoul. It features complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an indoor pool, and is within a 10-minute walk of the Namdaemun Gate.

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
8.1 Excellent

2.4 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,474 reviews
8.1

Situated a short walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3), Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is an ideal base while visiting Seoul. Popular features at this 3-star property include a roof terrace and complimentary wireless internet.

Hostel Stay Now Jongno-Fortune Hostel 
7.8 Good

2.5 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

GoodBased on 13 reviews
7.8

Situated in Central Seoul, Fortune Hostel Jongno is within a 10-minute walk of the Jongmyo, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongno Tower. Rooms are air conditioned and a Wi-Fi connection is provided free of charge.

Blue Mountain Myeongdong
8.1 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

ExcellentBased on 672 reviews
8.1

Blue Mountain Myeong-Dong is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi access during their stay.

Sungdo Motel

1.5 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Located in Central Seoul, this motel is within a five-minute walk of Namdaemun Market. It also offers free Wi-Fi.

ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong
8.2 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

ExcellentBased on 758 reviews
8.2

Located in Seoul, Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeong-dong offers stylish, 3-star accommodation close to Myeongdong Cathedral. It also provides a rooftop terrace, a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

Seoul 53 Hotel Insadong
6.0 Good

2.5 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

GoodBased on 437 reviews
6.0

This hotel is located in Central Seoul, and features a ticket service, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage. It is situated a short walk from the Jongmyo, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongno Tower.

J mini Hotel Jongno Insadong
7.5 Good

1.9 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

GoodBased on 263 reviews
7.5

J mini hotel Jongno Insadong is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

L7 Myeongdong By Lotte
8.9 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,500 reviews
8.9

L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE is situated in Seoul and features free wireless internet. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Sejong Hotel
8.1 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,150 reviews
8.1

Sejong Hotel is situated in Seoul and features free Wi-Fi. It is set amongst a variety of popular eateries and is moments on foot from Myeong-dong Subway Station (Line 4).

Tips for booking a Gwanghwamun hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Gwanghwamun:C$ 137/night
Absolute cheapest price found:C$ 13/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Saturday
C$ 74 - C$ 199
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
C$ 95 - C$ 164
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Top Hotel And Residence Insadong
8.4 Excellent

2.4 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Situated less than a 10-minute walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3), Top Hotel & Residence Insadong provides guests with an ideal base while visiting Seoul. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking.

2
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
8.1 Excellent

2.4 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Situated a short walk from Anguk Subway Station (Line 3), Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is an ideal base while visiting Seoul. Popular features at this 3-star property include a roof terrace and complimentary wireless internet.

3
Makers Hotel
8.9 Excellent

2.3 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Situated in Central Seoul, Makers Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of the Jongmyo, Cheonggyecheon and Jongno Tower. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

4
Nine Tree Premier Hotel Myeongdong 2
8.8 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is a five-minute walk from Myeongdong Cathedral. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.

5
First Stay Hotel Tawny Owl
8.3 Excellent

1.6 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Within 20 minutes' walk from Myeong-dong Subway Station (Line 4), First Stay Hotel offers guests a convenient base while visiting Seoul. It offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

6
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong III
8.4 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is within five minutes' of Myeongdong Cathedral. Featuring views of Myeong-dong, it also provides a variety of facilities, including luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and a safe.

7
Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower
9.2 Excellent

1.6 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Situated in Central Seoul, Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower is within a 10-minute walk of Cheonggyecheon, Deoksugung Palace and Myeongdong Cathedral. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and an executive floor.

8
ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong
8.2 Excellent

2.5 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a sauna and a coffee bar.

Cheapest hotels near Gwanghwamun, Jongno-gu

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Bong Backpackers
5.2 Okay

3.6 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Bong Backpackers is located in Seoul and is close to Gyeongbokgung Palace. It provides free Wi-Fi and is steps from Daehangno and well-known attractions.

C$ 13
Avg. per night
Step Inn Myeongdong 1
8.8 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Located a short walk from Euljiro-1(il) ga Subway Station (Line 2), Step Inn Myeongdong 1 is a convenient base when visiting Seoul. It offers city views and free Wi-Fi.

C$ 15
Avg. per night
Sieoso Hotel - Hostel
6.7 Good

1.5 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is a 10-minute walk to Myeongdong Cathedral and Cheonggyecheon. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and a rooftop terrace.

C$ 25
Avg. per night
K-Guesthouse Namdaemun
8.0 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

This guest house is set in Central Seoul, a quick walk from Namdaemun Market. It is within a short walk from the Namdaemun Gate.

C$ 30
Avg. per night
Seoul Jongno Hotel
5.9 Okay

2.6 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Located in Central Seoul, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Changdeokgung Palace and the Jongmyo. It also provides free Wi-Fi.

C$ 30
Avg. per night
J mini Hotel Jongno Insadong
7.5 Good

1.9 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

J mini hotel Jongno Insadong is situated in Central Seoul, just 35 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

C$ 32
Avg. per night
Hotel Biz Jongro Insadong
7.6 Good

2.3 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Hotel Biz Jongro is situated in Seoul and is within a short walk of nearby sightseeing spots, including the Jongmyo, Jongno Tower and Cheonggyecheon. It offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

C$ 33
Avg. per night
Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong premier
7.4 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Seoul Show on map

Located in Central Seoul, Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong Premier is close to Myeongdong Cathedral. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a rooftop terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

C$ 37
Avg. per night

Hotel prices near Gwanghwamun

2 stars or below

C$ 46 - C$ 96

#1 Most popular

Makers Hotel
8.9 Excellent
C$ 47
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

C$ 96
Avg. per night

Best value

Calistar Hotel
8.0 Excellent
C$ 46
Avg. per night
3 stars

C$ 37 - C$ 137

#1 Most popular

C$ 52
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

C$ 76
Avg. per night
C$ 37
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

C$ 70 - C$ 369

#1 Most popular

C$ 73
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

C$ 191
Avg. per night

Best value

Hotel President
8.4 Excellent
C$ 70
Avg. per night

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Where to stay near Gwanghwamun

About Gwanghwamun

Dating back to the Joseon dynasty in the 1300s, Gwanghwamun is the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace and is symbolic of Seoul’s rich history and fascinating royal traditions. After being mostly destroyed in the 16th century, the gate was reconstructed in 1867 and now showcases a unique wooden structure and stone base.

This iconic structure is the focal point of a three-way intersection and is renowned for the pagoda atop the stone base. Along with its photogenic architecture, Gwanghwamun offers a fascinating Changing of the Guards ceremony, which occurs every hour between 10am and 3pm. These guards are adorned in traditional garbs and carry weapons used by South Korean warriors of old.

A visit to Gwanghwamun can be combined with an exploration of other structures within and around Gyeongbokgung Palace, such as the historic Jagyeongjeon Chamber and elaborate Heungnyemun Gate. You can also easily walk to the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts from Gwanghwamun.

Getting there

Gwanghwamun is about 40 minutes north of the centre of Seoul, best reached by using the 401 bus and alighting at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. You can also get there in just over two hours from Incheon International Airport using the 6005 bus.

Gwanghwamun travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels near Gwanghwamun?

    Gwanghwamun is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Tmark Grand Hotel Myeongdong, which has a current rating of 8.8. For other potential stays, consider The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection and Lotte Hotel Seoul, which can also be great places to stay near Gwanghwamun.