Take a look at the best value hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
BackHome is an above-average hostel in the historic district of Kuala Lumpur, within walking distance of a train station and Chinatown. It has a relaxed vibe, as opposed to the party atmosphere found at Reggae Mansion across the street, as well as multiple common areas and friendly staff that organize group outings such as food tours. The property has a funky, cool design and is kept clean, although lower-level rooms have experienced flooding when it rains. Both dorms and private rooms are available, all air-conditioned and with personal compartments. The hostel offers free Wi-Fi throughout, a simple free breakfast, and extra space to store luggage. It also shares a courtyard with a well-reviewed coffee shop next door.
The DoubleTree by Hilton is a three-and-a-half-pearl property in the central business district of Kuala Lumpur, connected to The Intermark shopping and office complex. The 540 rooms and suites are contemporary, if generic, outfitted with large desks, kettles, free Wi-Fi and sleek peek-a-boo bathrooms with rainfall showers. Suites have living spaces and showers alongside separate tubs. Executive-level guests get access to a lounge with free breakfasts and evening appetizers. Five dining options offer Italian cuisine, Malaysian fare, and a full bar. Features include an outdoor saltwater pool, which is often in the shade, a 24-hour fitness center, free parking, and a free shuttle to area attractions. Travelers wanting a spa may prefer the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, though it's outside the city center.
Located within a mixed-use skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur's KLCC area, the GTower Hotel is a sophisticated property with business travelers in mind. The 180 guest rooms are large and sleek, and marble bathrooms come with flat-screen TVs. This upscale hotel has two bars, including one set on a glass-floored sky bridge. There are also two infinity pools, and a massive, modern gym complete with private studios. Keep in mind that children under 12 aren't particularly welcome here. Travelers with their families should consider The Westin Kuala Lumpur, which has a kids' club and enjoys a similarly central location, though rates will be higher
This upscale hotel in the Chow Kit area of Kuala Lumpur is connected to the Sunway Putra Mall and a one-minute walk from a LRT Station. The large 650-room, 33-floor hotel underwent renovations in 2016, resulting in contemporary, neutral-tone spaces that are sleek but have little character. Earth-tone rooms are spacious and come with free bottled water, safes, mini-fridges, LCD TVs, and free Wi-Fi, plus some add balconies and living areas. Quality dining includes an elegant Japanese restaurant, breakfast buffet (for a fee), and lobby lounge with live piano music. A fitness center, outdoor swimming pool with hot tub and kiddy pool, and grand ballroom are also on-site, but there is no spa. Travelers willing to pay a bit more for a swish property with a spa may prefer Shangri-La Hotel, though it's a bit outside the city center.
This three-pearl boutique hotel is a 10-minute walk from Berjaya Times Square and Imbi Monorail station, making it ideal for shopping and exploring the city. The hotel is modern, with colorful Parisian-inspired decor. All 42 rooms are spacious, modern, and well-appointed, featuring flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, rainfall showers, and free Wi-Fi. A variety of quirky themed rooms are available, though the look is sometimes over the top. A restaurant serves Malaysian, Japanese, and European dishes, as well as a free daily buffet breakfast. Other features include a fitness center, meeting rooms, and a free daily shuttle bus. Travelers looking for shops right on their doorstep should consider the Aloft Sentral Hotel instead, which is attached to Nu Sentral Mall, though its price point is slightly higher.
Dim lighting, eclectic modern decor, and electronic music throughout its common areas make this three-pearl boutique hotel an unconventional find in the busy Golden Triangle area of Kuala Lumpur. Located near a former red-light district, the property is walkable to nightlife and the Pavilion mall, and thanks to several public transport options across the street, it’s easy to reach the city’s main attractions. The 138 efficiently designed rooms accommodate mini-fridges, work desks, and sleek bathrooms, but many lack windows. Amenities are limited; there’s no business center or restaurant and the gym is small and dark. Breakfast is mediocre, but the wine and cigar lounge has a laid-back vibe and Avant Garde look that young adults in particular will love. The nearby Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur has slightly higher rates, but a nicer breakfast and an outdoor pool.
The mid-range Geo Hotel is a convenient spot for visitors to Kuala Lumpur who want an affordable hotel near Chinatown with easy access to public transportation. The 180 rooms are basic and lackluster, but they all come with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, kettles, and desks. Some units have mini-fridges, furnished balconies, and living spaces. Features are limited here, with largely just a small cafe, free Wi-Fi, and airport transportation for a fee. Overall, this is a decent option for the price. Travelers wanting more stylish rooms, free breakfast, and free shuttle service should look at Hotel Maison Boutique.
The mid-range, 235-room Capitol Hotel is a well-maintained, largely contemporary spot close to many shops, restaurants, nightlife, and tourist attractions in the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur. Some rooms are a bit dated in terms of decor, while others are more modern, though all come with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and free toiletries. Unfortunately, some guests have reported noise issues. There’s no swimming pool on-site, but guests can use the outdoor pool at their sister property Federal Hotel. A restaurant serves buffet breakfasts every morning, which receives mostly positive feedback. Free Wi-Fi and free nearby parking are available, as is a small fitness center. It's worth considering the more modern Ramada Suites Kuala Lumpur City Centre, which has kitchenette-equipped rooms, a pool, and a bigger gym.
The three-pearl Ansa Kuala Lumpur offers stylish accommodation, smack dab in the center of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle. Surrounding streets are bursting with shops, restaurants, and malls, including hotspot, Pavilion Mall. The 168 contemporary rooms have rainfall showers, modish underwater photography, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. With little more than the downstairs Starbucks and an all-day cafe, features here are thin, but rates are attractive, and the location is unbeatable. The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur Hotel has more on-site, including a pool, but it's less stylish.
The 151-room, mid-range Swiss Inn Kuala Lumpur is an affordable property conveniently located in the heart of Chinatown by bustling Petaling Street. Small rooms are largely contemporary and come with free bottled water, coffee- and tea-making facilities, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs. However, some of the lower-category units lack windows, so be sure to request one if that's important.Unfortunately, guests have complained of maintenance issues, unpleasant odors, and inconsistent service. Features here are limited to a tasty all-day restaurant that serves a decent buffet breakfast for a fee, free property-wide Wi-Fi, and a meeting room. Overall, there are better values to be found in the area, such as the nearby Geo Hotel, a similarly priced property with quiet rooms.
The lower-middle-range Hotel Sentral offers 232 low-frills, though contemporary, rooms right by KL Sentral. A wealth of transport networks are virtually right outside the hotel, and they draw a largely transit presence of budget-conscious business or leisure travelers. Rooms are small and spartan, but kettles, mini-fridges, desks, and safes offer comforts. Ecxpress Rooms lack windows though, and much like the on-site bar and restaurant, decor is underwhelming. Free varied breakfasts are provided, and parking and meeting rooms are bonuses. Rooms are more attractive at the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, but rates here are higher.
Located in the city’s Golden Triangle, the 400-room Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur is an mid-range chain property that offers good rates within walking distance of several major shopping centers in Bukit Bintang. Rooms are cozy and offer electric kettles, free Wi-Fi, and work desks with ergonomic chairs, but old carpeting and dated curtains could use a refresh. Features are plentiful, including an outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant, and bar, though the decor throughout is more dated than some of the other properties within the chain. For guests staying in Executive Rooms, the Royale Club Lounge offers all-day coffee, free breakfast, and evening refreshments.