The Best Hotels in Incheon, South Korea
From boutiques in the Business District to traditional Korean-style dwellings, we’ve covered every inch of this coastal city in South Korea to bring you the best hotels. Book your stay now with Culture Trip.
Chances are, you’re primarily coming to Incheon for its glossy international airport – the gateway to capital Seoul, only a short train ride away. But there are plenty of reasons to extend your stay – to explore the vast Incheon Complex Fish Market, say, or book a boat tour along the coast. And, whether you’re visiting for just a night or a while longer, you’ll want a characterful place to rest your head after taking in the sights. Welcome to our pick of the best hotels in Incheon.
Benikea the Bliss Hotel
4.3/5 (217 Reviews)
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Now from $50 per night
Steps from blue coastal waters, and tucked among the Wolmi Amusement Park – a favourite with families for its 115m (377ft) Ferris Wheel – the Benikea shows off Incheon’s fun side. Large windows let the light, along with those sparkling sea views, spill into the white-and-wood rooms, some of which sleep up to four people. Staff at the 24-hour front desk are fluent in English, and vending machines are on hand for any impromptu snack cravings.
Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel
4.4/5 (937 Reviews)
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Now from $134 per night
It’s in the heart of Incheon’s Business District, Songdo, and the surroundings are rather green – there’s tree-lined parkland with ponds for exploring right on your doorstep. But, despite all that, with a pool, fitness centre and fully decked out spa with Ayurvedic treatments and fragrant body scrubs, you might find that you don’t feel like leaving the Sheraton at all. Four dining options mean you can eat every meal onsite, too, whether you fancy Chinese at Yue or an international buffet at Feast.
R Lee Suite Hotel Ganseok
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An easy hop from Incheon City Hall, this stay comes with flashes of design, such as mid-century modern-style coffee tables and chairs, metallic pendant lights and exposed brick walls. You can hire the contemporary rooms not only for the night but for blocks of five or six hours at a time, too, which means, if you’re only after a quick kip before your flight or a meeting, you can save some cash. Freestanding bathtubs in some rooms let you enjoy a long soak after a busy day exploring.
Nest Hotel Incheon
4.3/5 (1000 Reviews)
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You’ve got the best of both worlds at Nest: sweeping waterside views and an easy hop to Incheon International Airport, only a few minutes’ drive or train ride away. Bright rooms – think floor-to-ceiling windows – with crisp white sheets and, in some cases, sofa seating spaces, join a fine-dining restaurant with views across the water. Morning coffees and boozy nightcaps alike are taken in the lobby Kunst Lounge, lined in books, where convenience meets culture.
Gyeongwonjae Ambassador Incheon
4.7/5 (230 Reviews)
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Now from $181 per night
Craving some proper Korean vibes? This unique hotel is set across a number of traditional-style buildings, complete with tiled roofs, wood-beamed ceilings and old-school wall frescoes. Tucked within the green Central Park in Incheon’s Business District, it’s a welcome throw-back among all the glossy modernity, where you can sample authentic dishes at Sura restaurant or enjoy tea at low tables. Despite all that atmosphere, all the facilities for modern business travellers are on hand, including events spaces and meeting rooms.
Orakai Songdo Park Hotel
4.1/5 (964 Reviews)
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Now from $81 per night
Big floor-to-ceiling windows and a skyscraper-style vantage point mean you’ll love the city views from your room at the Orakai. Unwind in your contemporary spaces – dressed in neutral tones and complete with button-back headboards – and take in the vistas of the shimmering buildings in Incheon and manicured Songdo Central Park. For the best views, though, you’ll need to head to Level 19 restaurant, for a Korean and international buffet munched in view of the twinkling city lights.
Hotel the Designers Incheon
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With its moody hang-out spaces, tropical plant-studded restaurant and eclectic bedrooms styled in monochrome or warm woods, this aptly named hotel in central Incheon puts design first. It’s a great choice for couples who like their hotels to come with a cool, urban vibe and spaces for coworking or drinks. If you’re driving yourself around South Korea for a cultural tour, do take note that there is free parking in a garage, too.
Hotel Seattle Incheon Airport
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You can’t get much closer to the airport than Hotel Seattle – you’re right in the airport “town square”, and there’s a complimentary shuttle to ferry you to your flight. But, even if you are only booking in for a quick stay before take off, this place lets you enjoy your time in comfort, with fresh, neutral rooms, a concierge and a restaurant serving up an array of Western and Korean dishes. Family rooms, with two double beds, are available if you’re travelling with tots in tow.
These recommendations were updated on July 30, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.