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Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun

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Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
Living area | 40-inch TV with cable channels
Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, iron/ironing board

Overview of Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
71, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGyeongbok Palace13 min walk
  • Popular LocationMyeongdong Street14 min walk
  • Popular LocationNamdaemun Market19 min walk
  • AirportSeoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.)80 min drive

Room options

About this area


Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is located in Jongno, a neighborhood in Seoul, and is near a metro station. Gwanghwamun Plaza and Sejong Cultural Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Jogyesa Temple and Cheonggye Plaza. Lotte World and Seoul Grand Park are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Jogyesa Temple - 1 min walk
  • Sejong Cultural Center - 5 min walk
  • Gyeongbok Palace - 13 min walk
  • Myeongdong Street - 14 min walk
  • Namdaemun Market - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Jonggak Station - 6 min walk
  • Suseo Station - 17 min drive
  • Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN) - 80 min drive


  • Gwanghwamun Ichungjib - 3 min walk
  • Seorin Nakji - 4 min walk
  • Balwoo Gongyang - 4 min walk
  • Saint Augustin - 5 min walk
  • Imun Seolleongtang - 5 min walk

About this property

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun

4-star hotel in the heart of Jongno
At Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun, you can look forward to dry cleaning/laundry services, a bar, and a health club. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a business center and a restaurant.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and a front desk safe
  • Free newspapers, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage
  • Smoke-free premises, an elevator, and a computer station
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff, overall condition, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun include comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee and electric kettles
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and tubs or showers
  • 40-inch TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, daily housekeeping, and phones


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of CESCO (S. Korea)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (KRW 10000 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 6:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends: KRW 28000 for adults and KRW 16000 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • 40-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Refrigerator


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The listed parking fee includes one exit from the garage per stay. Each additional exit from the garage will incur a KRW 5,000 fee in addition to the listed per-night parking fee.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: KRW 28000 for adults and KRW 16000 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: KRW 10000 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

National rating

For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Property is also known as

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Hotel Seoul
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Hotel
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Seoul
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Hotel
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Seoul
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun Hotel Seoul

Frequently asked questions

Is Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun?

As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun on Oct 16, 2022 start from $87.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun?

Self parking is available for KRW 10000 per night.

What time is check-in at Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun located?

Located in Jongno, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jogyesa Temple, Sejong Cultural Center, and Gwanghwamun Plaza. Cheonggye Plaza and Gyeongbok Palace are also within 15 minutes. Jonggak Station is 6 minutes by foot and Gwanghwamun Station is 8 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun and receive a full refund?

Yes, Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 624 out of 1308 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 419 out of 1308 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 156 out of 1308 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 72 out of 1308 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 37 out of 1308 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property is very near two major subway lines. The rooms are rather small but appropriate to the low price. It is very near to Insa Dong, a nice shopping area for arts and souveniers.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sook Jin
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Best location- short walking distant to everywhere and comfortable bed and bedding
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great staff
Stayed 9 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Stephen, APO
Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great area.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 5 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Amenities
This hotel is the first choice when we stay around Jongno. I remember staffs were kind and pleasant to stay all the time. But this time I didn't get that much of welcome feeling. It doesn't mean we were not happy to stay. Just feeling.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I specially love the buffet breakfast. The front desk services are extremely exceptional, above and beyond.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022