Spaghetti sauce on the countertops, laundry piled up high and dishes on the counter—all of that can become too much and even though you want to be with your family, you just don't want to be with them in the same ol' space everyday. These are the best family hotels in Seoul and they can come to your rescue when you're in town. Offering child-friendly activities without losing out on luxury, they are a home away from home (minus the dirty laundry).
Perfect hotels for a family vacation
As Korea’s top five star hotel, The Shilla combines traditional Korean beauty with a modern touch. These qualities make it a popular venue for diplomatic guests and global celebrities. The building’s 23 floors are filled with 464 rooms that range from traditional suites to hanoks (rooms with a traditional Korean style décor).
Located in the heart of Namsan, the view alone is reason enough to stay here. With hands down the best panoramic view in Seoul, there’s also a trail leading straight to the mountain and a fully utilized outdoor space. The space doubles as a swimming pool in the summer and an ice rink in the winter, both consistently ranking high on Seoul’s best to do lists.
The Conrad is the top premium hotel named after the hotelier who founded the Hilton chain, Conrad Hilton. The luxury business hotel opened its doors in 2013 and boasts spacious rooms (48m²) as well as a beautiful location. Located in Yeoido’s IFC office tower, it sets a new benchmark on the largest rooms in Seoul. Even the standard deluxe room is incredibly luxurious and affords guests unbeatable perspectives of the Han River.
The destination hotel for families, actresses and newlyweds-to-be, the Mayfield Hotel not merely a hotel, but a well-rounded venue dedicated to guests, tourists, and once-in-a-lifetime moments. To call Mayfield a hotel is almost unfitting, as the building resembles a Scottish castle with its emerald green and beige pillars. Imagine the secret garden of Madame Proust or better yet, a scene from “My Love from the Star”, cause you are not mistaken—the K-drama was filmed here.
Situated in the peaks of Achasan Mountain, the hotel is nestled inside a beautiful, lush forest. Set off from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seoul, the hotel is perfect for city dwellers looking for a quick getaway from the concrete jungle or for tourists seeking an extravagent stay. Although the deluxe rooms are on the smaller side, they are clean and well-kept as a result of recent renovations. The hotel itself also has amazing views of the Han River.