When I booked this hotel, it appeared from the map that it was a long, but reasonable walk to the conference center using a route through what looked like a park of some kind. Wrong. It is not a reasonable walk, and there is no obvious shortcut.
However, it is an inexpensive taxi ride (about 5000 won) and I found that the owners/managers provided rides in the morning for a group going to the same conference. Nice!
The hotel is not upscale, but then again, the cost isn't upscale either. I found my room clean and tidy. It was spacious (queen and twin) and airy. The breeze felt great. There was an unexpected kitchenette with working gas stove, sink, and a suitable array of cook- and dinnerware, none of which I actually needed. The bathroom is smallish, Korean style, but functional.
Overall, I found the place comfortable and very pleasant. It is located a bit out of the center of town, but it's quiet with little traffic. There is a convenience store across the street for minor needs, and a simple restaurant. I didn't explore much down the coast, but went on nice runs in that direction.
Even considering the distance, I would go back and would recommend it to friends. It has some charm that many places lack, even at higher prices with more swag.