For unique hotel experiences, exciting urban boutiques, and luxury city resorts. Our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur hotels cover the best boutique and design hotel experiences found in central KL, from the budget havens of Chinatown and Bukit Bintang to the luxury escapes of KLCC. Perfect for the independent and style conscious traveller to break free from the bland. While not the best destination for unique hotel experiences, Kuala Lumpur’s does have enough to keep you excited. Here are our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Hotels from luxury to budget.
1. Traders Hotel by Shangri-La (KLCC)
If I had one night in Kuala Lumpur – without a doubt I’d be at the Traders Hotel. With unmatched and intimate views of the majestic Petronas Twin Towers and KL’s iconic city skyline I can’t think of a better place to be. Snug in their luxury suites with contemporary interiors, warm colours and modern design. To top off the experience the 33rd floor Skybar is alone worth the visit for cool drinks and intoxicating views. Centred around a shimmering pool the Sky Bar is perfect to kick back with cocktails and to soak up views. Be sure to reserve the ‘deluxe twin towers’ suites, or go all out with the ‘executive twin towers’ suites with corner windows and unobstructed views of the dazzling twin towers. The Traders Hotels brings, by far, the best city views of our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Hotels.
LRT Station: KLCC (0.6km) – Prices Start: 350RM – Current Prices: Booking.com | Agoda.com
2. G Tower Hotel (KLCC)
The G Tower Hotel is an executive orientated design hotel with slick urban style matched with form and function. Each suite offers exclusive and intimate city views of Kuala Lumpur’s central business district and come with plush bedding and marble finished bathrooms. However the architectural elegance is what sets G Tower Hotel above the rest with its very own twin tower design and distinctive floating bridge bar connecting the 28th floors. The Bridge Bar suspends between the two towers and its alfresco terrace hosts some serious city views of Kuala Lumpur. The G Tower Hotel prides itself on contemporary green initiatives and the Bridge Bar is constructed stylishly from environment-friendly and recycled materials. The best executive experience of our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Hotels.
LRT Station: Ampang Park (0.1km) – Prices Start: 300RM – Current Prices: Booking.com | Agoda.com
3. Maya Hotel (KLCC)
Hotel Maya is styled as a ‘boutique urban resort’ and while not quite boutique in size, it wins hands down in design. With fresh, stylish interiors the Maya Hotel is a haven of exotic elegance dressed in bamboo panelling, flowing waters and elegant ambiance. The atrium is just one of its fascinating feature with an intimate courtyard spanning 80 meters up to a glass roof. The word Maya in the Malay language means ‘Dream’ and there’s few better places to find them. Located in the commercial district, adjacent to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the 13th floor Sky Lounge is one of the city’s most revered rooftop bars with big city views. Of our Top 1o Kuala Lumpur Hotels The Maya wins easy in boutique creativity.
LRT Station: Kampung Baru (0.3km) – Price: 300RM – Current Prices: Booking.com | Agoda.com
4. Wolo Hotel (Bukit Bintang)
This cutting-edge boutique hotel aims to wow visitors with its unique and engaging design and immaculate decor. The Wolo experience is whimsical yet energetic and offers an exciting escape from the never-ending bustle from surrounding Bukit Bintang. The guestrooms unwind to a mix of futuristic and minimal chic design with contemporary furnishings put against relaxing tones. The Wolo hotel is conveniently located on the doorstep of Bukit Bintang monorail which gives the perfect vantage point for further exploration into the city. Of our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Hotels the Wolo wins for playfulness.
Monorail Station: Bukit Bintang (0.1km) – Price: 230RM – Current Prices: Booking.com | Agoda.com
5. Anggun Boutique Hotel (Bukit Bintang)
Anggun Boutique Hotel brings the simple elegant touches, style and unique charm of a small heritage boutique hotel. Weaving a harmonious mix of heritage, culture and modern design each guestroom is exclusive and inviting with authentically designed decor and soft in-room lighting. As with old-fashioned Malaysian homes the Anggun is centred round a sun-trap courtyard making a private sanctuary to escape from surrounding bustle on Bukit Bintang. The Bubu restolounge is alone worth the visit with authentic Malay cuisine and rooftop views. Anggun is located on the quieter back streets of Bukit Bintang running parallel to Jalan Alor Food street. The nearby Imbi Monorail (or Bukit Bintang Monorail) gives easy access to KL’s top tourist attractions. Of our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Hotels Anggun offers the best classical boutique experience.
Monorail Station: Imbi (0.5 km) – Price: 160RM – Current Prices: Booking.com | Agoda.com
6. The Yard Boutique Hotel (Bukit Bintang)
The Yard shares a unique and authentic heritage experience hidden within a quiet courtyard in the back streets of the Bukit Bintang area. The courtyard is enclosed within a perimeter of colonial housing, all restored, renovated and restyled to bring a truly unique heritage experience. Each guestroom at the Yard boutique hotel is beautifully decorated and designed with original fixing, stained glass and all modern expectations. The Yard is nestled in the back streets of the Bukit Bintang area on a street running parallel to Jalan Alor Food street and the nearby Bukit Bintang Monorail gives easy access to KL’s top tourist attractions. Of our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Hotels Anggun brings the most unique heritage experience.
Monorail Station: Bukit Bintang (0.3km) – Price: 150RM – Current Prices: Booking.com | Agoda.com
7. Le Apple Boutique Hotel (Bukit Bintang)
Le Apple Boutique Hotel is a trendy Zen Designed boutique hotel with guestrooms to suit all budgets in Kuala Lumpur. The slick deluxe singles suit budget travellers while the Japanese Tatami Style Zen rooms offer a stylish urban luxury experience, with in-room Jacuzzi. Each room at Le Apple Boutique Hotel features unique layouts with stylish frosted glass-door bathrooms and large mirrors. Le Apple is found bang centre in the bustling Bukit Bintang area, a short walk from the Bukit Bintang Monorail Station, and the famous street food stalls of Jalan Alor. Also check out it’s more central sibling at Le Apple at KLCC. Of our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Hotels Le Apple is best suited to the trendy traveller.
Station: Bukit Bintang (Monorail) – Prices Start: 120RM – Current Prices: Booking.com | Agoda.com
8. Hotel 1915 (Chinatown)
Hotel 1915 is located in the historical Chinatown area of Kuala Lumpur and offers great value for the budget conscious traveller. Occupying an old building from 1915 this elegant hotel has been freshly renovated with modern amenities, while continuing to preserve its rich multicultural history. The modern décor extends to 49 guest rooms all with en-suite bathrooms and chic, stylish fixtures and fittings. Conveniently located near the Masjid Jamek monorail the 1915 Hotel has an ideal vantage point for exploring the city. Nearby attractions include Jamek Mosque and the Merdeka Square area. Of our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Hotels the 1915 wins for its shophouse heritage design.
LRT Station: Masjid Jamek (0.1km) – Prices Start: 85 RM – Current Prices: Booking.com | Agoda.com
9. Simms Boutique Hotel (Bukit Bintang)
Hostel prices with added comforts and luxuries of a hotel stay. Guestrooms at the Simms Boutique Hotel (formerly the Cube) each include shower, bathroom, LCD TV, wifi and great value for money. While the Cube Boutique Hotel is not boutique in size, it is boutique in style and its energetic and vibrant decor matches well with the bustling Bukit Bintang area which surrounds it. The Cube is located at the far corner of the Bukit Bintang Road (Jalan Pudu) and a quick walk finds the convenient Imbi monorail station. The Cube offers the best budget boutique experience of our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur Hotels.
Monorail Station: Imbi (0.1km) – Prices Start: 65RM – Current Prices: Booking.com | Agoda.com
10. Grid 9 Hotel (Chinatown)
As always, we like to add a flashpacker option and for this the Grid 9 Hotel is hard to beat. The design at Grid 9 is inspired by the crossing paths and intersections of globetrotters as they traverse the world. Grid 9 is integral to this journey by networking backpacker and bringing them an exciting and energetic hostel experience to remember. Grid 9 is found in the historical Chinatown area of Kuala Lumpur and offers both pod and double rooms at backpacker prices. Onsite treats include unique lounging areas and a social gastropub. Grid 9 brings the best flashpacker option to our Top 10 Kuala Lumpur hotels