Best hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Here you'll find a list of the best hotels in Kuala Lumpur which have been recommended by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and many more. All hotel recommendations are referenced with customer reviews from several booking platforms and all listed hotels have a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

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 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