A little information about accommodations:Many hotels have western style rooms which include a bed. But most hotels, pensions, and motels we've stayed in are typically without. For this reason, the cost of running a hotel seems cheap compared to back home. Koreans just require a lot less when they aren't staying at home. And most all of the places we've stayed have had a very nice and helpful owner/managers for most of your needs.
This is a swanky ski resort we just visited during the off season. There were still plenty of people around, but we got a kickin room with a kitchenette. Many times, it's just a square room and a TV.
I love that most everywhere you have to take off your shoes. This eliminates all the mud, water, and misc crap that you can drag into your home. In fact, I was teaching a storybook to my kids, and a picture in the book showed a little kid playing in his bedroom. One of my students asked why he was wearing shoes in the house! It was so funny - and when I told her why, she looked incredulous.
"But, it gets dirty!"
It does indeed. I used to hate taking my shoes off at other people's houses. But I have reformed my ways and now I am a true believer.
Most all rooms will have a small closet or a wardrobe which include your bedding. Fancier places have floor mats and blankets, but most places just have a heavy and or light blanket. Most pillows are hard so your head is propped up when you're rolling around on the floor.
To think of it in a business sense, if I could market this style of motel in the states, my start up costs would be NOTHING! hahahahahaha! Of course, I haven't looked into this seriously........YET!