Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall is excellent at all the essentials. You’ll never lose touch with the world when we’ve got high-speed WiFi and 24/7 support to help you navigate your way through the pulse of the city. We’re always a doorstep away to public transportation, and within walking distance to shopping haven at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Street Market.
With 129 rooms, a bathtub to relax to and massage chair to chill at, we’re here to bridge the past and the present during your stay.
Whether you’re here for work, play or long stay, don’t stress it – Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall is your home away from home.
From Incheon International Airport
Take a taxi from the available taxi stand in respective arrival terminals. The journey will take a distance of 61 km, or approximately 55 minutes.
Take route #6701 toward City Hall in respective arrival terminals. Alight at Plaza Hotel A 3-minute stroll will bring you to our hotel. The journey will take approximately 1 hour.
From Gimpo International Airport
Take a taxi from the available taxi stand in respective arrival terminals. The journey will take a distance of 23 km, or approximately 55 minutes.
Take airport express subway towards Hongik University Station. Switch to Subway Line 2 and alight at City Hall Station. Take exit 7 and a 7-minute stroll will bring you to our hotel. The journey will take approximately 46 minutes.
Getting around the city
City Hall (Line 1, Seoul Metro), Exit 7
Key in 22 Sejong-daero 16-gil, Bukchang-dong, Jung-gu, Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall
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Myeongdong Shopping Street
One of Seoul's primary shopping districts, Myeongdong shopping street, is a hive of activity with tourists and locals flitting from store to store, bustling and buying. Bright neon signs beckon and call at all hours of the day in every season. It is a true shopping mecca.
Packed with shops featuring popular Korean brands, you can find every cosmetic product under the sun along this shopping street. The Korean beauty industry has now garnered worldwide fame, a trend reflected in store after store selling Korean skincare and cosmetic products. Other than beauty products, brand-name shops, and fashion apparel stores also line this street, making it impossible to come and leave empty-handed.
Food stalls also have their place in this shopping street. Local snacks such as spicy fried chicken, rice cakes, meatball skewers, omelette burgers, stir-fried noodles, and banana pancakes are served piping hot. Cool drinks and cold desserts are also widely available – perfect for a quick refreshment if you're there shopping on a warm summer's day.
Tips: While there are so many foods in Myeong Dong, you can’t miss local’s favorite Kalguksu, knife-cut noodles with rich broth.
How to get there
Drive from Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall: 700 m, or a 10-minute drive
Address: Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Seoul City Hall
Located at the heart of Seoul and a proud architectural monument, Seoul City Hall is a historical and architectural marvel. The building was first constructed in 1925 as a city hall until a new, modern structure was added in 2008. The historic building now houses the Seoul Metropolitan Library, while the new building is home to the city government.
The newly constructed city hall is now an eco-friendly, contemporary building. Be wowed by one of the world’s largest vertical gardens – aptly named the Green Wall – as well as Metaseosa Seobeol, a symbolic art piece representing South Korea’s history and journey as a nation.
You can also take the Seoul City Hall’s glass elevator to see the complete extravagance and beauty of the building. It will then take you to the eighth floor, where you can enjoy a serene afternoon at the Sky Plaza Gallery, host various art exhibitions. Located directly in front of Seoul City Hall is the charming old City Hall home to a majestic library for a relaxing, quiet me-time.
Seoul Plaza is also situated within proximity to Seoul City Hall. This plaza comes to life during the night as it hosts events and enchanting performances in the summer. When cold and chilly winter days arrive, it calls for some fun on the outdoor skating rink on a beautiful winter wonderland.
Tips: Be sure to check out for some events and performances held in the city hall!
How to get there
Drive from Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall: 200 m, or a 3-minute drive
Subway: City Hall Station
Address: 110 Sejong-daero, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-731-2120
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Closed on weekends)
Standing proudly amongst gleaming, modern buildings is the Deoksugung Palace, a majestic reminder of Seoul's storied past.
A royal residence with over 500 years of history, Deoksugung Palace has maintained a few of its earliest structures while adding new buildings and extensions within its grounds. Today, the building embraces a unique but harmonious blend of medieval and modern architectural styles. Deoksugung Palace means "Palace of Virtue and Longevity," an inspiring namesake as you take in the elegance and intricate beauty of the palace infrastructure.
Don't miss visiting the Seokjojeon Hall, which stands out due to its unique and elaborate western-styled architecture, as well as the "Jeonggwanhen," which translates to "place from which to watch the garden silently." This serene place was where the late Emperor Gojong would visit to unwind. While smaller than the other four palaces in Seoul, the Deoksugung Palace is a historical and architectural gem that is not missed.
Tips: Don’t miss out on watching the famous Changing of the Royal Guards ceremony located at the front of Daehanmun that has been happening since 1996.
How to get there
Drive from Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall: 300 m away, or a 1-minute drive
Subway: City Hall
Address: 99 Sejong-daero, Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Closed on Monday)
Namdaemun Street Market
First opened in 1964, Namdaemun Market is one of the oldest and the largest traditional markets in South Korea, bustling with more than 10,000 retailers, vendors, and sellers.
Pulsating with a vibrant, lively atmosphere, Namdaemun Market is both a shopper’s haven and a foodie paradise, home to a maze of stores and stalls covering more than 66,000 square metres. This market is the antithesis to the glitzy sameness of major modern malls, with its eclectic and dizzying array of products – from fashion items, jewellery, luggage, toys, carpets, stationery, hiking gear, fresh flowers, and electronics, as well as an extensive collection of Korean souvenirs. Be prepared to haggle – that’s half the fun of shopping at Namdaemun!
Street food is another huge draw here. Stalls selling local food is almost everywhere you turn. Spicy rice cakes, plump and juicy Korean dumplings, piping hot noodles, and other enticing local delights are offered here. Head down for a day of shopping and eating like a local.
Tips: The market is open 24/7 so take your sweet time when visiting!
How to get there
Drive from Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall: 400 m away, or a 1-minute drive
Address: 21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
LOTTE Department Store
An elegantly imposing building, the LOTTE Duty-Free Shop rightfully holds the title of being the world’s third-best duty-free mall with its mind-boggling array of retail brands under one very beautifully constructed roof.
With limitless options available at LOTTE Duty-Free Shop, this mall has become a heaven for shopaholics! Whether Korean make-up products or high-end designer goods, LOTTE mall is full of options at various price points. The bonus? The mall gives tax-free claims for overseas visitors!
Tips: Head to the basement for a massive food court offering local snacks, luscious pastries, and gorgeous, intricate desserts.
How to get there
Drive from Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall: 300 m, or a 5-minute drive
Subway: Euljiro 1-ga
Address: 81 Namdaemun-ro, Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Gwangjang Market is a heaven for foodies out there – as seen on Netflix’s Street Food, or 2014 blockbuster Running Man. One of the largest and biggest, this famous traditional street market is a roof to the local products and delicacies, ranging from quality silk goods to vintage clothing. However, nothing beats the gastronomic beauty of assorted Korean dishes with people eating in just every stall, leaving no one feeling hungry heading off the market!
– Mayak gimbap
– Kalguksu: You should try Cho Yonsoon’s Korean handmade knife-cut noodle and dumplings stall, just as featured at Netflix’s Street Food series.
How to get there
Drive from Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall: 3 km, or a 15-minute drive
Subway: Jongno 5-ga
Bus: 103, 262, 201
Address: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno 4(sa)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Since 1966, Miseongok has been serving traditional Seolleongtang, a Seoul specialty dish made by boiling ox bones for hours until the broth turns soft and milky. Don’t be surprised if it comes a little under-seasoned because you are supposed to season it yourself to your liking. All the needed seasonings are available at the table, such as salt and green onions. The restaurant itself is a little difficult to find in the alley, with signage is in Korean, but it is famous around the locals. The best part about the restaurant is that it is open 24/7, available anytime you need a hearty meal to fill your tummy.
– Boiled Pork Slices
How to get there
Walk from Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall: 800 m, or a 12-minute walk
Train: Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station
Address: 25-11, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lin Heung Tea House has been serving traditional dim sum for nine decades. A favourite among locals and tourists alike, it is one of a few dim sum places that continues to serve dim sum on traditional trolleys. Whether you come early or late, the place is always packed and sharing a table has become a norm in the restaurant. Once the dim sum ladies arrive in your table, it is a matter of the fastest runner and fastest hands to get their wish list. So yes, do come all prepared!
Must order: Lotus Seed Paste Bun Steamed Chicken Bun Cheong Fun
How to get there Walk from TLCH: 750 m or 10-minute walk
Train: Sheung Wan
Bus: Wellington Street; Queen’s Road Central
Address: 160號 Wellington St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.