REVIEW IN PICTURES. MY FAVORITE COURTYARD- COURTYARD SEOUL NAMDAEMUN

After a “quick” 15 hour flight from ATL-ICN, decided to take a bus from the Airport to a drop off near the hotel. This was pretty easy and was able to buy a ticket via a machine right outside the bus terminal at the airport. There was a line to talk to a person and use a credit card, but I already got some cash out via an ATM and was able to buy a ticket using cash from a machine. The bad thing is this was almost a 2 hour bus ride on a Friday night. (usually 80 minutes) The hardest part was being dropped off and then trying to figure out which direction the hotel was. But it was only about a 5 minute walk from that station.

This hotel runs around $150 a night. Its a category 3 hotel with Marriott. I had some Cat 1-4 certificates expiring this year so I decided to use one of them at this hotel. Not the best value redemption, but I was on a mileage run so I decided to burn it here.

The overall location was great. While I didn’t have much time here, there was plenty to walk around and see.

 

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Outside of Courtyard by Marriott
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Check in Counter is on the second floor. Was upgraded to what they called a junior suite, but was a typical suite in the US. Very Very nice, with some great views. As well as got access to Exec Lounge for being a Marriott Platinum member.
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1st stop was lounge on 22nd floor since they would stop serving alcohol soon. I just got a quick beer and took it back to my room.
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Drinks in lounge.
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I missed the appetizer spread, but they still had some small snacks.
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Welcome gift in my 20th floor room. Don’t typically get this in a US Courtyard.
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Sitting area in my suite.
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View of sitting area with TV.
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King size bed with large TV that had a few US cable stations.

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Bathroom was huge with double sinks, Good amenities, and bottled water in bathroom.
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Separate tub and shower.
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Shower
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View from 20th floor bedroom.

 

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View from 20th floor bedroom.
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Nightstand next to bed. Lots of charging options, as well as all the rooms lights could be turned off and on from here.
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Fridge to put anything you want in, as well  as storage for the tea and coffee items.
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Tea and Coffee pot.
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Entrance way into the suite.
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Closet with safe, ironing board, and a scale.
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my room
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Looking down into the lobby.
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Very nice and large 24 hour workout room.
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Nothing like working out at 5am…
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Lots of treadmills.
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MoMo restaurant, but never went in there.

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Bar n lounge area on the 2nd floor by the lobby.
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Up to the executive lounge for breakfast. Laid out very nice to get your morning energy food. As a plat member, I got lounge access which included breakfast. I was not able to get free breakfast in the restaurant.
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Exec lounge business center
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Exec lounge seating area.
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Lots of food options, both western and eastern. Better than offering in US lounges.
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Exec lounge breakfast.
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Exec lounge pastries
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Exec lounge drinks and cereals.

 

 

Upon leaving, I ended up taking a cheap taxi to Seoul Station to catch the express train. I walked past Seoul Station about 5x the night before while wondering around, but didn’t want to wonder around while trying to get to the airport.

Overall this was a great stay. An upgrade and great lounge for a platinum member always helps that.

 

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