Looking for a hotel in Seoul for a family of 4?
If you ever searched for a hotel to sleep 4 pax in Seoul, you would probably
get a mixed bag of hotels.
There will be a combination of 2 separate rooms, a room with 3 beds and if you
are lucky enough a 2 bedroom hotel. The latter would usually be smaller at
about 200-300 sqft and comes only with 2 double beds. The double beds are
usually 137 x 191 cm smaller than a typical queen-size bed at 152 x 190cm.
This can be a tight squeeze if you sleep with 4 full-size adults/teens.
Hotel President Quadruple Room is a whopping 685 sq feet with not 2 but 3 beds consisting of 1 extra large double bed and 2 double beds. If space and affordability is what you are looking for, you have to check this out.
For our recent trip to Seoul, we found a room with 2 Single Size beds and 1
large double bed (similar to king size) at Hotel President. Hotel President is
right in front of Seoul Plaza, next to Lotte Hotel.
|Close to everything|
The hotel is within walking distance of 2 subways, City Hall and Euljiro 1, and
about 7 minute’s walk to the Myeongdong shopping district. The hotel is in a
good location with a convenience store next to the hotel, eateries around the
corner and major Seoul attractions within walking distance.
|Check in Counter|
We arrived early in the morning. Check-in time was at 3pm. However, we could
leave our bags at the concierge before check-in.
|Hotel President Lobby|
There is a waiting area and a cafe should you wish to wait. The cafe prices
are a tad pricey, so it may be better to head out to the nearby coffee shop
for a drink instead.
Our room was a quadruple room and was meant to accommodate 4 adults. The room
size is about 678 feet², and it is probably the largest 2-bedroom hotel you can find in Seoul.
|Quad Room Hotel President|
The room is interesting. It technically has 2 rooms.
|Living and Large Double Bed|
Upon entrance, you will have a large room with a large double-size bed, a
sitting area with couches, a coffee table, and a flat-screen tv. This is
useful and provides a space to eat and interact with the family.
There is a half toilet in this room.
There is also a coffee/tea counter that comes with a fridge.
The other room is only accessible through the main room. It comes with 2
comfortable size super single beds.
There is also a work table and chairs on the other end with a separate
The room has an attached bath and a make-up area.
|View from the room|
You get a city view with the street heading up to Myeongdong and Isadong as
On the side, you can also see the N Seoul Tower.
|Daily Room Service|
There was daily room service to clear up the room. We find the room spacious
and very comfortable during our stay. It felt very homely to return to a hotel
where everyone has personal space. This is great, especially if you are
travelling with teens.
During winter, the hotel offers a cooling/heating system. Depending on your
need, you can opt for a warm or cool room. The decor may be a little dated,
but it was fine with us. The hotel does provide smaller renovated rooms.
The price of our rooms was around $200 per night. It was not the cheapest, but it was affordable compared to getting 2 separate rooms for the 4 of us.
|Mini Bakery / Cafe|
The hotel has a mini bakery/ cafe, a business centre and a few restaurants.
Our package does not include breakfast and is available for about $27 per pax.
There is a gym for you to work out too.
Around the hotel
There are plenty of things to do around the hotel. Attractions, eateries and
subways are a few minutes’ walk away.
Lotte Department Store (5 mins walk)
Lotte Department store is just next to Hotel President. There are shops as
well as a basement supermarket and food court.
Myeongdong Shopping District (7 mins walk)
|Myeongdong Shopping District|
This is the place to shop for cosmetics, eat street food and chill. It’s an
easy walk from the hotel
Namdamun Market (10 mins walk)
A sprawling market that sells clothes, souvenirs and household items. Great
for bargain hunters
N Seoul Cable Car (15 mins walk)
|N Seoul Tower|
N Seoul Tower is an iconic landmark. You can walk to Namsan cable car station
from the hotel
Desoksugung Palace ( 5 mins walk)
Desoksugung Palace is just a 5 minutes walk from the hotel. It is one of the 5
remaining palaces in Seoul.
Gwanghwamun Square (10mins walk)
Gwanghwanmun Square is where you will see two iconic statutes of South Korea.
Admiral Yi Sun Sin and King Sejong statue stands guard at the square.
Gyeongbokgung Palace (15 mins walk)
The biggest and most famous palace in Seoul. You can catch the changing of