Which is the best Hyatt in Seoul? Park Hyatt vs. Grand Hyatt vs. Andaz Seoul Gangnam? If you are traveling as a couple, a family, or on business, which is the best choice?
The Andaz Seoul Gangnam is the newest Hyatt opening in Seoul soon and will be another contender for earning and redeeming your World Of Hyatt points.
Book the Park Hyatt Seoul, Andaz or Grand Hyatt Seoul with our luxury travel concierge and you will get the following free Hyatt Prive benefits as well as your usual World Of Hyatt points and status benefits:
- Daily full breakfast for 2 per room
- Welcome amenity
- 100 USD property credit per stay
- Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
- Room upgrade priority
The Park Hyatt is the most luxurious of these three hotels but is in a bad location for tourists. The hotel is located in a business district, so to get to tourist places like Jongno, Myeongdong, Hongdae will take you around 40 minutes on public transport.
The Grand Hyatt Seoul is in a lovely central location and offers great city views as it is perched on the wooded slopes of Namsan Park, above the busy streets of the Itaewon district. The surrounding area of Itaewon is lively with loads of restaurants and shops. While it feels vibrant, it lacks an authentic Korean feel, so this area may or may not work for you.
Andaz Gangnam Seoul is conveniently located in the heart of Gangnam with direct access to the Apgujeong metro station in Seoul. Just a short stroll from affluent Cheongdam and Apgujeong neighborhoods where you can explore Korean Chic with luxury fashion and beauty, art museums, and culinary delights.
We think the location of the Grand Hyatt is best.
The Grand Hyatt wins (or loses depending on your perspective) with 601 rooms and suites, half of which have views of the city and the Han River, and the other half have park and mountain views. Always try to book the city/river view rooms. The lobby is grand with a triple-height ceiling, the entire place is massive.
The Park Hyatt rooms are larger and more luxurious. Very “Park Hyatt”. The Grand Hyatt offers rooms with nice earthy tones, pine furnishings, and a small but functional bathroom, although I wouldn’t call this a luxury bathroom due to its size, basic design, and the fact that there is no walk-in-shower here. Instead, you have to climb into the bath to get under the jet. The Park Hyatt rooms have a much better bathroom.
The Grand Hyatt is the best. The views from the rooms at this hotel are something else. Really incredibly, so do be sure to book a room with a city view for the vista.
The Grand Hyatt is best, the Park Hyatt doesn’t have a club, and the Andaz hasn’t opened. You can find out what we consider to be the best club or executive lounge in Seoul. The elevator opens directly into the lounge at the Grand Hyatt, and the lounge offers great sweeping views of the city. The breakfast spread is good, with continental, full American, and Korean items. Loads of smoked salmon, bread cheeses, cold meats, cereals, plus a hot breakfast section included 2 hot western breakfast dishes; an egg dish plus something else like bacon alongside Korean options like seaweed soup.
There is an afternoon tea service and then evening canapés (which are small bites, not really enough to fill you up) and cocktails from 5:30 – 7:30 pm with desserts after that.
Children 12 years old and younger are not allowed in the Grand Club Lounge at this Grand Hyatt after 6:00 pm.
The Grand Hyatt hotel is best with one of the nicest Korean spas in the city.
The huge fitness center at the Grand Hyatt offers outdoor and indoor swimming pools (plus tennis courts, a gym, an aerobics room, and even an ice skating rink in winter (December-February)). The Park Hyatt has a stylish indoor pool on the 23rd floor with floor-to-ceiling windows. It is a super pool, but there is only one, and it’s not large, hence why the Grand Hyatt pools are best.
The kids’ play area at the Grand Hyatt is an adventure wonderland of slides and climbing frames and is another reason to stay here. The Park Hyatt doesn’t have a play area.
The Park Hyatt is the more expensive but take advantage of our free benefits above, and you might consider this hotel as a contender because of the value of our free benefits.
If you are redeeming points, the Grand Hyatt costs 21,000 World Of Hyatt loyalty points per night for a club room or 15,000 World Of Hyatt loyalty points per night for an ordinary room. The more luxurious Park Hyatt is a category 6 property and 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night.
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