17 BEST HOTELS in Kuala Lumpur [July 2020]

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Malaysia’s largest and more important city, Kuala Lumpur boasts some amazing architecture, delicious food, and one of the most unique cultures in all of Southeast Asia!

If you are planning to travel to KL, then you’ll be pleased to know there are tons of accommodations options, and to help you we’ve put together this guide to the 17 best Airbnb’s and best hotels in Kuala Lampur!

Our guide will help you find a great hotel or Airbnb – no matter your budget!

Let’s jump right into it…

Note – Here at Hotel Jules we LOVE Airbnb’s, and KL has some amazing options. Airbnb’s are affordable, safe, and a more memorable way to experience a city. If you haven’t stayed at an Airbnb before, you should book one today! 

Quick Answers – Best Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

At A Glance: Best Hotels in KUALA LUMPUR

BEST HOTELS IN KUALA LUMPUR
htjltbl-table__image Best overall Airbnb in Kuala LumpurBest overall Airbnb in Kuala LumpurAdmire Deluxe Marble Walls at a High-Rise Resort Home
  • Pool
  • Airbnb Plus Experience
  • Wake up to views of the Petronas Twin Towers from the bedroom window
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htjltbl-table__image Best Airbnb for couples/solo travelersBest Airbnb for couples/solo travelersWalk to Twin Towers from a Chic and Modern Condo with a View
  • Pool, Gym
  • Exceptional hospitality
  • Always fully equipped
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htjltbl-table__image Best overall hotel in Kuala LumpurBest overall hotel in Kuala LumpurTraders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
  • On-site bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Enjoying direct access to Suria KLCC and Petronas Twin Towers
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htjltbl-table__image Best budget hotel in KLBest budget hotel in KLA&R Boutique Hotel
  • 24-hour front desk
  • On-site restaurant
  • Berjaya Times Square reachable within 10 km
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htjltbl-table__image Best Airbnb for large groupsBest Airbnb for large groupsRefined Apartment in an Artsy Complex in the Golden Triangle
  • Pool
  • Always fully equipped
  • One-of-a-kind details
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htjltbl-table__image Best value hotel in Kuala LumpurBest value hotel in Kuala LumpurDoubleTree By Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  • Wifi
  • On-site swimming pool
  • Very good fitness centre
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#1 – Admire Deluxe Marble Walls at a High-Rise Resort Home

Best overall Airbnb in Kuala Lumpur

Admire Deluxe Marble Walls at a High-Rise Resort Home

Admire Deluxe Marble Walls at a High-Rise Resort Home is our pick for the best overall Airbnb in Kuala Lumpur

– $$$$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 4 guests

– Airbnb Plus Experience

The most beautiful apartment on our list, this Airbnb is perfect for anyone who wants to see KL in style while also being within walking distance to the city’s best sights! This luxury apartment features gorgeous decor, modern appliances, large rooms, as well as an on-site pool and on-site gym.

Sleepaway the morning in your cozy bed, relax and watch TV in your spacious living room, or cook up a light breakfast in your kitchen before a day of exploring. Also, be sure to check out pics of the bathroom – the shower is awesome!

 

#2 – Walk to Twin Towers from a Chic and Modern Condo with a View

Best Airbnb for couples/solo travelers

Walk to Twin Towers from a Chic and Modern Condo with a View

– $$$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 2 guests

– Airbnb Plus Experience

Located in the heart of downtown Malaysia, this beautiful apartment is the perfect Airbnb for a couple or solo traveler. The decor is modern and cozy, as the apartment features new appliances and a lovely full kitchen – perfect for cooking breakfast before exploring the city!

Guests love the impeccable cleanliness of the apartment, as well as the amazing hospitality of the hosts. Some extra perks – wifi is fast, there is an on-site gym, and the views from the bedroom and living room are amazing.

 

#3 – Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Best overall hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur is our pick for the best overall hotel in Kuala Lumpur

– $$$$

– Free breakfast

– On-site bar

– Fast wifi

If you are the type of traveler who prefers to be pampered at a luxurious hotel, then you are going to love Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Some of our favorite features include the on-site spa, 24-hour fitness area, and a rooftop swimming pool + bar combo!

Rooms in Traders Hotel KL are gorgeous. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the beds are comfy and cozy. But the best part of the rooms has to be the floor-to-ceiling windows and their amazing views. Be sure to try and book a room that has a view of the Twin Towers.

 

Need more specifics? Find out where to stay in Kuala Lumpur based on what you want to do there!

#4 – A&R Boutique Hotel

Best budget hotel in KL

A&R Boutique Hotel

A&R Boutique Hotel is our pick for the best budget hotel in KL

– $

– On-site restaurant

– 24-hour reception

– Free wifi

Kuala Lumpur has tons of great budget hotels, our favorite being A&R Boutique Hotel. Located in a more local part of town, this boutique hotel is impeccably cleaned and offers its guests tons of value.

Guests love the comfy beds and pillows, as well as the modern and clean bathrooms. Rooms are equipped with flatscreen TVs, air conditioning, and free fast wifi. While the main sights of the city are a 15-minute Grab ride away, there are plenty of great bars and cafes within walking distance.

 

#5 – Refined Apartment in an Artsy Complex in the Golden Triangle

Best Airbnb for large groups

Refined Apartment in an Artsy Complex in the Golden Triangle

Refined Apartment in an Artsy Complex in the Golden Triangle is our pick for the best Airbnb for large groups

– $$$

– 3 bedroom/ 2 bathrooms

– Sleeps up to 10 guests

– Airbnb Plus Experience

One of the most beautifully designed apartments on our list, this Airbnb is ideal for larger groups who want to enjoy a luxurious apartment. While the kitchen is a bit small, we love the spacious living room – it’s a perfect place for you and your group to hang out and relax, and the bedrooms are very comfy and cozy.

The location is quiet which is great for a good night’s rest, but it might be a bit out of the way for some. Extra points for the indoor fireplace, pool, and on-site gym!

 

#6 – DoubleTree By Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Best value hotel in Kuala Lumpur

DoubleTree By Hilton Kuala Lumpur

DoubleTree By Hilton Kuala Lumpur is our pick for the best value hotel in Kuala Lumpur

– $$$

– Free airport shuttle

– On-site gym

– On-site swimming pool

Boasting a great location and delivering some tremendous value is the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. Rooms are spacious, cozy, well-decorated and come equipped with flatscreen TVs and a large working station.

The on-site restaurant serves delicious food, and the on-site gym is HUGE and is a great place to have a quick workout. Note – breakfast is included with some rooms but not others, so be sure to double-check your reservation!

 

#7 – ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre

ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre

– $$$

– Infinity pool

– On-site spa

– Free breakfast included with some rooms

Quite beautiful and well-designed for its price range, it’s easy to understand why ibis Kuala Lumpur has received over 5,000 great reviews! Most rooms get free breakfast, and the on-site bar is a great place to grab a drink and unwind.

The location is also stellar as you are only a 10-minute walk to the Twin Towers and some of KL’s other awesome sights. But the best part? It HAS to be the infinity pool with the views of the Twin Towers. Highly recommended!

 

#8 – Euro Life Hotel @ KL Sentral

Euro Life Hotel @ KL Sentral

– $

– 24-hour reception

– Free wifi

– Room service

If you are on a tight budget while in KL, then Euro Life Hotel is a great way to save some money. This hotel is quite affordable, and it doesn’t skimp on the important things like cleanliness and customer service. Also, you gotta love a budget hotel that offers room service!

Rooms are on the smaller side, but the beds and pillows are extremely comfortable and perfect to get a good night’s rest. The on-site breakfast is not free, but affordable and very convenient, especially before a day of exploration. Indian food lovers rejoice – this part of town is a curry-paradise!

 

#9 – Vivatel Kuala Lumpur

Vivatel Kuala Lumpur

– $$

– Free wifi

– Swimming pool

– Coffee maker in each room

Located a bit further from the city center, Vivatel Kuala Lumpur is a great option for anyone who wants to experience a different side of the city at a super-affordable price. Guests love how clean and spacious the rooms are, as well as how friendly and helpful the staff is.

Breakfast is served daily (sometimes it’s free – it depends on your room-type) and we love the on-site pool and the on-site fitness center. If you have a flight to catch, be sure to ask the staff about the free airport shuttle.

 

#10 – Urban Boutique Loft Condo with City Views

Urban Boutique Loft Condo with City Views

– $$$$

– 3 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms Kuala Lumpur Sentral

– Sleeps up to 5 guests

– Airbnb Plus Experience

This apartment is just… wow. Boasting stunning interior design, large vaulted ceilings, and access to a rooftop infinity pool – what’s not to love?!?

The modern design of the living area matches perfectly with the flatscreen TV and beautiful leather couch, and the beds have been described by guests as ‘heavenly’. But our favorite part has to be the sprawling city views from every room. Overall this is a very special place to stay!

 

#11 – Luxe Villa near Klcc for Vacation, Gathering and Retreat

Luxe Villa near Klcc for Vacation, Gathering and Retreat

– $$$$$$

– 6 bedrooms/ 4.5 bathrooms

– Sleeps up to 16 guests

– Airbnb Plus Experience

If you are traveling with a very large group and are looking for a villa, this is easily the best option in all of KL! Surrounded by lush greenery, this luxurious villa feels secluded but is conveniently located just a 10-minute drive to downtown.

The villa is beautifully designed and features large spacious rooms and beds. Your group can enjoy two large flatscreen TVs, plus your own private pool, BBQ facilities, table tennis, dartboard, and free bicycles.

#12 – Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

– $$$

– On-site bar

– Breakfast served daily (not always free)

– On-site pool

A great hotel at a great price, we love the value and aesthetic of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Boasting an excellent location, this is the perfect getaway for anyone who loves a hotel that offers great value.

In particular, we love the outdoor swimming pool, great views, the on-site bar, and the breakfast (free depending on your room type). The on-site gym is also very well-reviewed and is conveniently open 24 hours!

 

#13 – City Edge Hotel Kuala Lumpur

City Edge Hotel Kuala Lumpur

– $$

– Flatscreen TVs

– Free wifi

– Terrace

Another one of KL’s awesome budget hotels, City Edge Hotel features large beds, flatscreen TVs, fast wifi, and free toiletries! Reception is 24-hours, so no matter what time you check-in, a smiling staff member will be there to greet you.

Guests love the cleanliness and the location, and air conditioning is always appreciated in Southeast Asia. The staff are also very well-reviewed and always willing to help – be sure to ask them for some great local dining recommendations.

 

#14 – Designer Comfort Luxury Penthouse in Bangsar with Cosy Patio

Designer Comfort Luxury Penthouse in Bangsar with Cosy Patio

– $$$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– 2 guests

– Airbnb Plus Experience

Famous for its hip bars and trendy cafes, Bangsar is easily one of KL’s coolest neighborhoods – and this Airbnb puts you in the center of all its action.

But this Airbnb is more than just its awesome location. We love the hip and modern decor, especially the brick-wall above the bed! The kitchen is modern and clean, and the rooftop pool and patio area is a perfect place to watch KL pass by. Also, be sure to check out the gym!

 

#15 – Urban Living Residence

Urban Living Residence

– $$

– Fast wifi

– Terrace

A newer hotel, Urban Living Residence has garnered some great reviews and offers its guests a ton of great value. We love the design – simple and cozy, while also sparkling clean.

Rooms are large and comfortable, and the bedrooms are equipped with big beds and TVs. Extra points for the extra-fast wifi.

 

#16 – High-Floor Modern Apartment with Incredible Views

High-Floor Modern Apartment with Incredible Views

– $$$

– 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom

– Sleeps up to 4 guests

– Airbnb Plus Experience

The last Airbnb on our list if another one of our favorites! Boasting elegant decor, a beautiful view, and a spacious bedroom, this Airbnb is so cozy the only risk is you might never want to leave!

But as tempting as it is to stay in your apartment – be sure to explore the neighborhood! Only a ten-minute walk to some of KL’s best sights, this is a neighborhood known for great food. Extra points for the on-site gym and on-site pool.

#17 – Reggae Mansion Hostel Kuala Lumpur

Reggae Mansion Hostel Kuala Lumpur

– $$

– Rooftop bar

– Free wifi

– On-site restaurant

Hostels are a great way to meet fellow travelers, and if you are the type of person who loves to be social AND loves a bit of nightlife, then Reggae Mansion Hostel is going to be the place for you.

Boasting a great courtyard, a rooftop bar, and late-night pub crawls, guests love how social the vibes are and how easy it is to meet with and mingle with other travelers. Fortunately, this is not your typical party hostel – even though the party might be raging outside, the dorm rooms are very quiet and a great place to sleep.

 

Final thoughts on the best hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Whether you are on a tight budget or are looking for something luxurious and lavish, we know that our guide to the best places to stay in KL will help you find a place that suits your needs!

And remember, while hotels are great, we think Airbnb’s are the BEST way to experience a new city. Be sure to use our links to book your first Airbnb today!

Which Airbnb or hotel looks the nicest? Did we miss any hotels in KL? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. Safe travels 🙂

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About the Author Aaron Hovanesian

Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties.When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.