California Hotel

California Hotel

164, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06125 South Korea
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3.5
#312 of 516 hotels in Seoul
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value

If you’re looking for a budget friendly hotel in Seoul, look no further than California Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Seoul, California Hotel is located a short distance from Gangnam Style Horse Dance Statue (0.5 mi) and Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb (0.8 mi).

Rooms at California Hotel offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and newspaper are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. If you are driving to California Hotel, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Sum Cafe, Cafe Dior By Pierre Herme, and Line Friends Cafe Garosu-gil, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out Garosu-gil (1.1 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

The staff at California Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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164, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06125 South Korea
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Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 88 out of 100
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Gimpo Intl Airport
21.6 km
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Incheon Intl Airport
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Sinnonhyeon
9 minSeoul Metropolitan Subway
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Antonio M wrote a review Oct 2019
Roma74 contributions77 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable place in Seoul that has everything that is needed for a visit-trip or for a work-trip since it is located also to the business area. There is also a subway station nearby.
Personel is very friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sushitravel wrote a review May 2013
Shanghai, China15 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked the room through booking.com for a cheap price. Overall it was quite ok and clean, there was a desktop in room which could be quite useful. Not close to subway or near any commercial center. No restaurant or fitness center in the hotel, and there wasn't anything that I should complain about.
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Date of stay: December 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Francis Lee FLAC wrote a review Apr 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia245 contributions51 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Its a love hotel meant for couples on short term (couple of hours) stay in the morning till evening, mostly local people. Its quite secretly located and neatly placed at the junction and joining by another smaller hotel too.Found other tourists amazed with the hotel cleanliness and also proximity to food and transport. Nightclubs a plenty and its very busy during the night.
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Date of stay: April 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Take the offer from Hotel a cup of free coffee and 1 piece of muffin for breakfast, of course you...
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Jessie M wrote a review Aug 2013
Santa Clarita, California4 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came here visiting Korea with a friend. I was a little worried at first that it was far from the subway but it wasn't too bad (maybe 10 mins from Sinnonhyeon Station). It was also in a safe neighborhood (which was good because we were all girls) and on the main road. There was also plenty of night life in Gangnam Station area as well (a sort of times square feeling). But the hotel was far enough away from it that it was quiet.
The hotel was a great price and if I were to come back to Korea, I would definitely come back.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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travelwise2010 wrote a review Dec 2012
Manila, Philippines58 contributions60 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our first trip to Seoul Korea and we had joined a budget tour. We had earlier been told by friends that seoul was an expensive city to live in and that their hotels had small rooms so we were not expecting much. The guide told us that we were getting an upgrade and that our room would be bigger. That was good news. The downside was that this hotel was not centrally located. And to get there you would have to pass thru the gangnam area which was the in place nowadays and endure the two hour traffic or worse. The hotel's lobby and reception area was small with just one or two sofas to sit on. There were no bell boys and, as is the case in most areas of seoul you are on your own to carry your luggages and all your belongings (manpower in seoul was expensive).
The room they gave us was smaller than in other Asian countries (except maybe for Japan) but the beds were big. There was purified water dispenser for both hot and cold water, a ref, the usual amenities like toothbrushes, shampoos,and get this- moisturizers, astringents, lotions, perfume.only in Korea, a place well known for beauty products can you see this in hotels for free. They also had a computer which you can use for free inside the room. The thing I like most is the wooden flooring which is warm. Heating here is thru the wooden floor. Great in cold winter days.
The toilet and bath area needs remodeling. There was an enclosed shower area but the floor was that clean. Well it didn't bother me that much since we were out most of the day on tour anyway and got back really late.
Most of the group was upgraded to better rooms than ours. They had suites with a receiving area with living room, big beds, 2 toilet and bath and a jacuzzi although I was told the jacuzzi was malfunctioning and their tv remove didn't work. I think it would have been a better hotel if things worked fine.
Their breakfast wasn't free but being a big group they provided us with simple breakfast of sausages and buns/rice.
If I do go back to korea on a tour I would,stay here but if I go on my own with friends I would rather stay somewhere nearer the malls.
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Date of stay: November 2012Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jeanchuah2012 wrote a review Oct 2012
singapore28 contributions15 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Book this hotel through agoda.com. Review in agoda is v good. But disappointed with the hotel. Room is clean but not in good condition. Kinda old. Hotel also far away from subway about 15mins walk. Breakfast not provided. Need to find your own breakfast elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2012Trip type: Travelled solo
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Stodds73 wrote a review May 2012
Toronto, Canada146 contributions128 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After reading many reviews calling it a "love Hotel" I was a little worried about what it would be like. I was very happy with my stay, the rooms were very nice and clean, nicer then many other non- love hotels I've stayed it in Korea. The Hotel was also very near the subway which made it very easy to get anywhere in the city. I would book at this hotel again.
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ritzcee wrote a review Nov 2011
Toronto, Canada19 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was a very nice surprise. I had read virtually nothing of the hotel and suspected that it was a love hotel. Though I still think the hotel may double as a love hotel (the hotel gives an amenity package that includes a condom), it's really great for the business traveller. The service is pretty much non-existent in the hotel but the hotel is in Kangnam, about a 5-7 minute walk to Shin Noonhyeon station (Line 9) and about a 7-10 minute to the heart of Kangnam. The room is a little bit dark and the windows are small but the room comes with a jacuzzi and a computer so if you can stomach the idea of the hotel being a possible love hotel, it's great value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Try to find a room that faces the street so you don't get stuck with a window that gives you...
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ChrisG wrote a review May 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The double bed was great, very hard, so don't leap onto it when you get in your room as you'll bust a hip :) Room cleaning was all fine, though towels were a bit old, and put my finger through one, but asked for a new one and it was there when i returned. Coffee only as b'fast item but it's help yourself all day, plus there's kettle in the room for byo teas etc. Wi-fi, AC, shampoo/body wash all good quality and cost was $43/night and as I only booked last minute. Stop 2min walk for 6016 airport bus and 2-3min walk to subway make this a great choice. There's much better food etc other parts of the city and the general area is fine, so I didn't pretty window views as I only use my hotel room for sleeping. So much to do in Seoul
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Date of stay: May 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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kaw27 wrote a review Jun 2018
Brisbane, Australia600 contributions43 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 4 nights. Very convinent coz walking distance from bus station from airport. Bed is big and clean. Aircon was working. Fast wifi. Staff are very helpful even because of the communication barrier.
Only problem is the sink when u turn on the tap, water goes straight on the floor. Note that this is an old hotel. Bathroom fixtures are outdated. So dont expect much.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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yi870207 asked a question Feb 2018
Halifax, Canada
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Lightning wrote a tip Aug 2017
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"get a twin instead of double"
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Hungry Mongoose wrote a tip Jun 2014
Madison, Wisconsin55 contributions25 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Note that environmental controls can be controlled by the remote control. Took a bit to figure that out but was nice to control the A/C and fans remotely."
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Francis Lee FLAC wrote a tip Apr 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia245 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the offer from Hotel a cup of free coffee and 1 piece of muffin for breakfast, of course you have to help yourself."
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Ritzcee wrote a tip Nov 2011
Toronto, Canada19 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to find a room that faces the street so you don't get stuck with a window that gives you a view of a building or parking lot."
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67
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Frequently Asked Questions about California Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to California Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Seoul Escape Room - GangNam 1 (1.0 km), Smurf Magic Forest (0.5 km), and Smurf Magic Forest (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at California Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Is parking available at California Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to California Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jangseng Geongangwon, Yang Good, and Paris Baguette Gangnam Station.
Are any cleaning services offered at California Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to California Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Namsangol Hanok Village (6.7 km), Sungnyemun Gate (7.7 km), and Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun) (7.4 km).
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