3 Hotels to Stay at in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Southeast Asian nation, Malaysia. Known for its rich history, food-stalled streets, and towering skyscrapers—including the frequently photographed, Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers)—the metropolis has a thriving hotel scene which, through various sources of inspirations, pay homage to the multi-faceted city. Check out our three favorite hotels in #KualaLumpur below 🇲🇾👇⁣

⁣1️⃣ The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel (@thekljournal) is a stylish, boutique hotel infused with hints of retro and modern designs in the city’s vibrant Bukit Bintang area. Viscerally inspired by praised artist, David Hockney’s work, the hotel’s 11th-story rooftop bar, @swimmingclubkl, withholds a tropical, mid-century design with a Malaysian touch; not to mention, the reflecting pool, pink walls, and hand-written neon signs make it the perfect place for an Instagram⁣ (📷: @daveedennis)

The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel

Location: Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Three Things We Love About This Hotel:

  • The property’s hints of retro and modern designs
  • The vibrant area of Bukit Bintang that surrounds the property
  • The 11th-story rooftop bar, The Swimming Club

Number of Rooms: 402

Rating: Four-Star

Price: $


  • Free WiFi
  • On-site coffee house
  • Private parking

Nearby Attractions:

  • Jalan Alor
  • Farenheit 88
  • Bukit Bintang Monorail Station

Closest Airport: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

2️⃣ Alila Bangsar (@alilabangsar)—a soaring more-than-40-story, five-star hotel located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Bangsar—has some of Kuala Lumpur’s best views of the Petronas Towers. Designed by Neri&Hu, Alia Bangsar’s sleek, dark façade provides a dramatic contrast to its tranquil white interiors, which are designed to feel like a zen-infused urban retreat within the busy city—especially the sun-gleaming courtyard & swimming pool⁣ (📷: @wholesomehobolife)

Alila Bangsar

Location: Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Three Things We Love About This Hotel:

  • The views of the Petronas Towers
  • The hotel’s eye-grabbing and contrasting architectural designs
  • The sun-gleaming courtyard & swimming pool⁣

Number of Rooms: 143

Rating: Five-Star

Price: $


  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Nearby Attractions:

  • Little India of Kuala Lumpur
  • Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields
  • Bangsar Village

Closest Airport: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

3️⃣ Lantern Hotel (@lanternhotel)—a boutique place of accommodation in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Petaling Street in Chinatown—the Lantern Hotel has an industrial-meets-tropical design that’s a perfect fit with the city’s cosmopolitanism and creative urbanite population⁣ (📷: @amirazainy)

Lantern Hotel

About: Stylish hotel located in Petaling Street

Location: Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

Three Things We Love About This Hotel:

  • The location on Petaling Street in Chinatown
  • The industrial-meets-tropical design
  • The surrounding city’s cosmopolitanism

Number of Rooms: 49

Rating: Three-Star

Price: $


  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage

Closest Airport: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

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