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67 out of 100

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JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

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8.7

Good (5,829 ratings)

Seoul, South Korea - 

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Nearby Cheonggyecheon

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350 m Doota Mall

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350 m Heunginjimun

Hotel Overview

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul is a luxury hotel that has received a lot of positive attention from its guests. It is renowned for its excellent location, outstanding service, and high-quality amenities, making it a favorite among travelers visiting Seoul.

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Hotel highlights

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Property

Location

  1. Exceptional Location: Situated in the heart of Seoul, offering easy access to famous landmarks, shopping areas, and dining options.
  2. Superior Service: Staff are praised for their professionalism, friendliness, and attentiveness to guests' needs.
  3. Stunning Views: Many rooms offer breathtaking views of the city, providing a memorable experience for guests.
  4. Luxurious Amenities: Featuring high-end amenities, including a well-equipped fitness center, spa, and indoor pool.
  5. Comfortable Room: Rooms are well-maintained, spacious, and equipped with modern comforts, ensuring a pleasant stay.
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Area for improvement

Parking

  1. Price Point: Some guests find the hotel to be on the expensive side, affecting its overall value perception.
  2. Room Availabilty: Due to its popularity, finding available rooms, especially during peak seasons, can be challenging.
  3. Pricey Dining: On-site dining options are sometimes considered overpriced, compared to nearby alternatives.
  4. Limited Parking: Limited parking facilities can be inconvenient for guests traveling with their own vehicles.
  5. Internet Speed: A few guests have expressed concerns about the Wi-Fi speed, which can be slow at times.

Amenities

Kids pool

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Spa

Parking included

Parking included

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Gym

Gym

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Score icon8.7

RateScore

Total 5,829 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.8

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8.3

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8.8

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4.3/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

675 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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booking

342 Reviews

8.3 / 10

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expedia

1,000 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

2,452 Reviews

4.3 / 5

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tripadvisor

1,360 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Service

Property

Location

Breakfast

Food

Bar

Fitness

Amenities

Cleanliness

Pool

Atmosphere

Restaurant

Parking

Bathroom

Sleep

Couples

Transit

Family

Gym

Wellness

Spa

Business

Accessibility

Nightlife

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Kitchen

Entertainment

Air Conditioning

Hot Tub

Safety

Service was mentioned 276 times

15% Negative80% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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aisha aa6 months ago
5/5Google icon

I had a delightful one night stay. Concierge was amazing and helpful! From checkin staff to the housekeepers this was a great team!

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jonathan m8 months ago

I stayed at the Dongdaemun JW Marriott, Seoul in May while on business in May. I was greeted by the guest services manager, Chris Park|(박동휘 지배인). He remembered me from over ten years ago when I stayed at the Renaissance Seoul. Once Renaissance Seoul was sold to another company, Mr. Park came to the JW Marriott. He was exceptional and even remembered my room preferences. Due to time constraints I reserve other rooms for my family to stay while we visit. Because one of my family members is a well known actress privacy is very important to us. Mr. Park understood our situation and went out of his way to help us again. He put us in very quiet corner rooms on the top floor next to each other and made sure everything was all right.|At the concierge lounge, the duty manager, Mr. Kevin Park (박건우 지배인) and Anna remembered me and my family from last year and again saw to it that we had our privacy and made our comfort their priority. They gave us the same secluded area. They even informed us when it would be too busy and advised us on the best time to come to the lounge on Saturday. I was exceptionally impressed at their language skills. Prior to arrival in Seoul, I was in Tokyo and at one point had lived in Tokyo. I overheard Kevin help some Japanese people with perfect Japanese. That was the same case with the other front desk manager Jessica Kim.|We had multiple reservations for multiple days, both under my name and my wife's. There was some confusion on the check out dates. I was on business meeting and could not check out and back in. While my wife was in a state of panic, Jessica and Chris took care of the situation, efficiently and smoothly without me being present.|Finally on the last day, due to delayed meetings, I was very late for the dinner reservation from 5:30-7:30 at the Tavolo 24. I arrived close to 7:00 The restaurant manager came out of her way to make me feel comfortable and informed me that I could stay longer and told me to take my time. |Being a lifetime Titanium, and my wife a lifetime Platinum member we have travelled extensively around the globe. This hotel is by far the best, all around from the front desk, executive lounge, cleanliness to the restaurant Tavolo 24.|The managers have all gone out of their way to help us. I look forward to going back in a week there again.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 170

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Number of floors 11

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Year Built 2014

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

7

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186

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88

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Cheonggyecheon

Nearby

Doota Mall

350 m

Heunginjimun

350 m

Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

490 m

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

630 m

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Getting around

Dongdaemun Station

Nearby

Seoul Station

6 km

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Airports Nearby

Gimpo Intl. Airport (GMP)

26 km

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Restaurants

BLT Steak

Nearby

타볼로 24

Nearby

초이라멘

350 m

Executive Lounge

Nearby

J. Hidden House

420 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

82 out of 100

Very Safe

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Nighttime safety

74 out of 100

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Seoul safety index

Safety

Crime

67

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

67 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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73

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Physical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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48

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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53

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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73

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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57

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

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Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

25 out of 100

Property crime severity

Low

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Mugging or robbery  21/100

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Car theft  17/100

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Car break-ins  19/100

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Home break-ins  21/100

Violent crime severity

Low

22

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Physical attacks  25/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  25/100

Other crime severity

Low

23

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Insult or harassment in public  28/100

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Corruption or bribery  34/100

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Drug problem  20/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.5 - $1.7

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Coffee

$2.7 - $4.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.7 - $4.1

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$4.8 - $12.3

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.9 - $1

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.5 - $1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$25.7 - $82.1

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.3 - $27.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$4.8 - $6.2

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1 - $2.3

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Public transport, monthly pass

$37.6 - $44.5

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.4

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$24 - $54.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$20.5 - $102.7

Weather In Seoul

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Precipitation In Seoul

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Air Quality

Unhealthy

PM2.526

PM1048

66

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Poor air quality affects health. Recommended to limit outdoor activity.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets

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