Best Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is a list showing the best hotels in the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur, which are recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
This city is the national capital of Malaysia as well as holds the distinction of being the country’s largest city. Kuala Lumpur is regarded as the only global city in the whole of Malaysia making it important both home and abroad. Kuala Lumpur is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in South East Asia making it an attractive destination for tourists and even investors.
The city is the financial, cultural and economic center of Malaysia and also serves as the home to the Parliament of Malaysia. The endearment of the city to the world is one of the reasons for its hosting of the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
The city is home to several tourist attractions and places of interest such as the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Tower, which is a regarded as the symbol of the iconic and futuristic Malaysian development.
The city of Kuala Lumpur is home to three out of the top ten largest malls in the world while it was ranked 6th among the best cities to retire abroad by Forbes. Other attractions in the city are the Jamek Mosque, National Monument, and the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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F.A.Q.

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of southeast Asian country Malaysia that is home to a pair of 451m-tall glass and steel skyscrapers Petronas Twin Towers. Some of the major neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur are:

Bangsar
Bangsar is a rich and cosmopolitan suburban neighborhood that has become a go-to place for artisan places, boutiques and modern art. The neighborhood is a great place to escape for locals as well as tourists. The neighborhood is also home to several cafe-cum-bistros, restaurants, fast food joints, and many more.

Brickfields
Brickfields is mainly a neighborhood inhabited by Indian expats and it features bright display of jewelry, cloth and spices. It is regarded as a Little India and is a key place to find all things Indian. The area offers authentic Indian cuisine from foods such as Biriyani, dosa, naan, butter chicken, to desserts such as sweets and payasam.

Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang is a commercial neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur and is a shopper’s paradise with several high-end luxury brands and global franchises. The area is also a great place to taste great food and spend a fun evening window shopping.

Changkat
Changkat is a neighborhood that is renowned for its nightlife and is great for party animals. The neighborhood has several bars and clubs such as Opium KL, The Whisky Bar, and many more that serve a wide range of beverages and seafood and steaks.

Kuala Lumpur City Center
Kuala Lumpur City Center is the business and finance center of the country and it is the home to several global shops and offices. The KLCC Park and Convention Center is one of the busiest tourist destinations for hanging out and taking pictures.

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4.6 Backhome Kuala Lumpur

Hostel BackHome, Kuala Lumpur

CNN

“BackHome Guesthouse consists of four 100-year-old wooden Chinese merchant shophouses that have been restored into a funky hostel with exposed brick walls and high ceilings with wooden beams.”

$14
4.6 Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Fodors

“A stone’s throw from KL Sentral and only a 15-minute walk from Brickfields Station, the Little India neighborhood, and a cornucopia of great food, Le Meridien’s location is ideal.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Kuala Lumpur.

$89
4.6 Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur

Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur

Lonely Planet

“It’s hard to believe you’re in the heart of KL when staying at this gorgeous boutique property that epitomises Southeast Asian chic. The black polished concrete, bamboo and reclaimed-timber rooms combine with luxurious light fixtures and idyllic central pool.”

$224
4.0 Anggun Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Anggun Boutique Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

CNN

“There are only 18 rooms at the Anggun KL, each with handcrafted teak beds, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and air purification features. Interior courtyard rooms are best.”

$54
4.5 Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Hotel Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

CNN

“The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur is for those who want to experience the best of KL. Literally and figuratively. It’s the Ritz-Carlton, so stays include fancy amenities like luxurious high thread-count bedding and top-notch dining.”

$195
4.6 Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

New York Times

“The Mandarin Oriental offers skyline views and rooms that feature king-size beds, marble baths and nightstands furnished with fresh orchids.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Kuala Lumpur.

$142