Without a car, the hotel is not the easiest place to get to. But the weekday price is not bad for the ocean view (although partial) and being able to see the sunrise from the room was nice (can also go on the building's rooftop). Check in was super fast. The wifi was so weak it was pretty much useless and the room was cold and we were not able to adjust heating from the room. There are scores of cheap places near the train station, but this place has one of the better views in town.
The hotel is lovely - rooms have kitchen/diner, nice bathroom and bedroom with computer and tv. Microwaves and filtered water dispensers are in the hallways! Amazing view over the harbour. Id imagine much better value for money than the neighbouring Sea Cruise hotel. The only problem is if you do not have your own transport! It is at the top of a BIG hill and a 40 minute bus ride from Gangneung (the hotel is actually at Jongdongjin).