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Stanford Hotel Seoul

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Handy to transport - free shuttle to/from DMC railway Station which is not far north of Seoul central. Clean, comfortable rooms. Great breakfast with good range of western style foods e.g. fresh fruit, juices, variety of cereals, breads, yoghurts, hot food such as scrambled eggs, hash browns baked beans small number of tasty pastries etc. Some asian style breakfast foods. range of cofffees from espresso machine. Very helpful staff, good free wifi. Lots of eating out options, cafes in nearby (walking distance) vicinity. Some very interesting city street sculptures and architecture in walking distance. Well equipped, modern free gym, small clean pool (fee).

We came here with a tour group so the hotel was fine for us. However it is a long way from the city centre. The rooms however were very clean and the beds comfortable so we slept well. The central air conditioning was set at a very agreeable level too and the television worked well which was a rarity in Korea. I would stay here again.

We stayed two nights here on a group tour. While the rooms were lovely and beds comfortable the air con did not work, it only got down to 25.8 degrees and we sweltered, even with the windows open. When questioning the staff they said it would be turned on by the time we came back from dinner, but it was not... the worst part was they kept lying to us about the aircon. By the second day they had managed to get it down a bit to at least it was comfortable and to the hotels credit they did send us an apology letter with a bottle of wine and cake.....whilst a very nice gesture and we did appreciate it, it did not fix the aircon. We notice from previous reviews this has been a problem since 2012, so not sure what the go is here! Food here was great, lovely breakfast and the grill downstairs has a fantastic all you can drink and tapas for a reasonable price.

This hotel has everything you need but is far from downtown if your coming to play tourist. More convenient to the airport as it is about 30 minutes on a great highway with little traffic. Lots to offer in the buffet for breakfast but simple if your not into testing new foods. Service was adequate but not like in North America where they work for tips. Nice simple restaurant in lower level not a big selection but good. Room quite small and closet hardly big enough to hold a weeks worth of clothes.

I was a part of a group of 12 on business in South Korea. This hotel was next door to our intended destination. We spent a week. The rooms are small but not too small in my opinion. Everything on the Asian continent is smaller than in the Western hemisphere (where I am from) BUT it was quite enough space for me alone. Nothing to complain about. They used the space impressively (see pics). Bathroom was very comfortable (this was my first experience with heated seats....that was common place even in the public bathrooms in South Korea). You are in a "city" type area so the views are just of other buildings (I've uploaded pics). You are 20 mins walk from the Train Station and 25 minutes from the World Cup Stadium. I ran to the stadium every morning - pretty nice. Free WiFi is available however the setup is not the best. You have to connect to whatever access point is closest to you. Sometimes it's on the floor above you OR beside your room. I had WiFi problems in the bathroom. The hotel was kind enough to quickly fix that by putting a WiFi router in my room. I had to reset the router but it worked quite fine after that. The gym is HUGE and they have an indoor swimming pool (costs extra) and an indoor virtual golf range (see pics). Spa is available for regular prices. Gym opens at 6am. Breakfast was included - you get a breakfast ticket to claim breakfast. Includes a mix of Korean and American/European offerings. Breakfast was the EXACT SAME everyday! Maybe except for 1 or 2 days but it's basically the same. I had lunch there one of the days - it was quite enjoyable. There is a 7/11 nearby...and MANY MANY restaurants with 5-20 mins walk. From Pizza, to Thai, to Japanese, to authentic Korean and many more. McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, a Cafe....simply too many to mention. Hotel staff was helpful when requested. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel and taxis are cheap. Bus services run on time and are predictable and train can take you to the other popular areas of Seoul.

We stayed here for about 1 week with my wife & 2 kids during our stay in Seoul while visiting family and friends. It is located in a quiet area (although, there were a lot of developments going on at the time) with 24Hr convenience stores on every corner for all your necessities. It's a little out of the way from the CBD area but still very easy to travel to & From as the trains are very frequent. Very modern hotel (no pool though) close to Digital Media Station only 10 minutes away. They offer a free shuttle bus service to & from the station (Gate 2 at the station from memory). The hotel lobby is welcoming & the staff and service was very good.(they do speak english here). Modern furnishings and decor throughout and all the hotel staff are very attentive. Good for business trips if you need to be in the area not far from the Olympic stadium. I would recommend and would return here again. There is also a fried chicken restaurant around the corner from the's a must try. (Sorry, didn't catch the name of the place). Youc an get take away & bring it back to the hotel room.

Not the first time staying here but just discovered the development of the neighbour. Hotel is simple. Room is not big. Facility is normal; carpet & bed is a bit old. Not very close to subway. Staffs are nice. However, it is very close to all major TV companies (MBC, JTBC, YTN, KBS, SBS) are just round the corner. And, the food around here is not expensive here. Chicken soup outside may cost KWon 17,000 & here is KWon 10,000 only. And, want to recommend a small coffee shop opposite; try their cold drop. Also, fruit juice. Very nice.

We stayed here as part of a tour group. The lobby was welcoming and our room was clean and tidy but a little on the small side. But fine for just sleeping in! The bathroom was clean and functional! The buffet breakfast had a very good selection with Asian, European selections, as well as fruit, pastries, cheeses and cold meats. Also make your own cappuccinos and juices! Would go back!

Rooms are good size. The breakfast is definitely worth the money! With so many eating establishments near by I thought maybe it would be cheaper to go out but the food was really good. I wish I could recall his name but one of the front desk staff (UNLV) was incredible. The others perfunctory. We had a room with a very strong mildew smell. They helped us move when we realized we could not live with it any longer. If you are a tourist then you probably want to be downtown but if it is business in Digital Media City then this is good. Only 3 metro stops from Seoul Central. Definitely use the shuttle to the metro, every 30 minutes. They drop you off and pick up and it is first rate. If you don't want to wait, taxi only $3 to metro. Lots of food places to walk to. Even close to main bus routes if you decide to use them. Never got to use the gym but it was first rate also.

Good hotel but some distance from sight seeing opportunities and limited dining opportunities nearby. Nice bar within the hotel with very reasonable salad deal which also includes a stir fry type dish and free drinks for a couple of hours Rooms are a bit tight but comfortable and recommend you only have one suitcase.

15, World Cup buk-ro 58-gil, Mapo-gu Seoul Seoul

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Stanford Hotel Seoul places you within a short distance of popular sights such as Seoul World Cup Stadium. This 239-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Haneul Park and Trickeye Museum are also near this Sangam-dong hotel.


Enjoy dining at Manhattan Grill and Bar, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 239 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Stanford Hotel Seoul, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a health club, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for KRW 10000 per person one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, a business center, and wedding services.

Room options

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Double Room (with Breakfast for 1)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 188 reviews