Excellent Location. Affordable. Comfortable.
The New Seoul Best Western is very conveniently located close to transportation and downtown sightseeing. It is about four blocks away from the City Hall subway station and easy walking distance to the Gyeonbokgung and Deosugung Palaces. There is a shuttle bus direct to the airport (separate fare) one block away. The rooms were clean and comfortable, decorated in a simple, modern style with a flat screen TV, coffee-pot, mini-fridge and free wi-fi. The rate was very affordable (as Best Westerns tend to be). There is a dining room but we ate out. Although in the heart of the city, the location is nonetheless tucked away in a quiet spot. One item to note: there are a dozen stairs leading up to the lobby so you may need to lug your bags up as there is no ramp and no bellboys. On the plus side, there are easily a half dozen of South Korea’s ubiquitous coffee shops (Tom N Toms, Caffe Bene, Starbucks, Angel in-us) for you to choose from within two blocks of the hotel. less