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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find the perfect hotel in Kuala Lumpur using our hotel guide provided below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for your corporate or personal leisure travel. We list the best Kuala Lumpur hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Kuala Lumpur area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Kuala Lumpur hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Kuala Lumpur Group Hotel Rates or See the best Kuala Lumpur meeting hotels

The Kuala Lumpur center is about the area of Petronas Philharmonic Hall and the area of Petronas Towers.

The town was established around 1857 with just a few houses at the confluences of two rivers: Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang. This might have influenced its name, which means “muddy confluence.” The first residents were Chinese tin miners. In 1886, a rail line from Klang to Kuala Lumpur was completed resulting in a population boom from 4,500 in 1884 to over 20,000 just four years later. It was in 1896 that Kuala Lumpur was chosen as the capital city of the newly formed Federated Malay States.

During World War II, the city was captured by Imperial Japan and held for over 3 years, when it was surrendered to the British. In 1957, the Federation of Malaya gained independence from Britain and officially became Malaysia in 1963, with Kuala Lumpur still the capital. The city has continued to grow since then, and today over 1.6 million call this city home. More from this guide...

Kuala Lumpur Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Ascott Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur North 9 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown hotel
  • 28 floors in hotel
From$189
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Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur
+1-800-230-4134
Lot 163, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$118
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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur : 12 Jalan Pinang 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
  • Luxury 5-star Convention Center property
  • Check-in time: 14:00
From$73
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Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur
+1-888-690-5247
165 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • 15 conference rooms in property
From$130
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Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088 Malaysia
  • Luxury Five Star property
  • 34 floors in hotel
From$150
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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur
+1-800-881-1523
348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, 50400 Malaysia
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • 12 meeting rooms in property
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
+1-800-997-5149
Jln Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Malaysia
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 13 suites in hotel
From$75
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Parkroyal Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
+1-888-690-5281
No.1 Jalan Nagasari Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200 Malaysia
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • 2 conference rooms in property
Invito Hotel Suites : No 1 Jalan Ceylon Bukit Ceylon
+1-800-230-4134
No 1 Jalan Ceylon Bukit Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur, 50200 Malaysia
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 6 floors in hotel
The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur North 5 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 15.00
From$180
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Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Malaysia
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
From$146
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Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences 10 Jalan Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur, 50200 Malaysia
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
From$48
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The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur 168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
From$138
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Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur
+1-800-997-5149
No 8 Jalan Madge, Kuala Lumpur, 55000 Malaysia
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 2:00PM
From$156
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Sarang Homes
+1-888-690-5281
4 Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Kuala Lumpur, 50150 Malaysia
  • 3 star property
From$168
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Renaissance Kuala Lumpur : Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail & Jalan Ampang
+1-800-230-4134
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail & Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
  • Expensive property
From$75
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E & O Residences Kuala Lumpur : North 1 Jalan Tengah Off Jalan Sultan Ismail
+1-800-997-5148
North 1 Jalan Tengah Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$150
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Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center No 73 Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200 Malaysia
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 2:00pm
Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residence : Jalan Conlay Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 1400hrs
From$117
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The Kuala Lumpur Journal : No 30 Jalan Beremi Off Jalan Sultan Ismail No 30 Jalan Beremi Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50200 Malaysia
  • 4 star property
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
+1-800-997-5149
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • 16 suites in property
From$200
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Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur Jalan Bulan Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 235 rooms in hotel
Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Malaysia
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 14:00
Melia Kuala Lumpur : 16 Jalan Imbi 16 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 14:00
Citin Seacare Pudu Hotel in Kuala Lumpur North 38 Jalan Pudu Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Hotel has 10 suites
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Best Time of Year to Visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Because of its location, the temperatures in Kuala Lumpur are consistently warm throughout the year. With its tropical rainforest climate, highs average about 90 degrees and lows settle between 60 and 70 degrees every day of the year. Many try to avoid the monsoon seasons from March to April and October to November, making the high seasons from December to January and June to August. The driest months are June and July, but realize that no matter what time of year you go, it might pour rain the whole time you're there. June is considered the driest month, but it still rains 10 days out of the month with about 4 inches of rainfall. Some visitors mention going during the wetter months and having it only rain once early in the morning, so there's no way to absolutely plan around the rain.

Because Malaysian and Singapore schools are out from mid-November through December, visitors increase during this time as well. Before planning your trip, take a look at the current school calendar for the country. If you can avoid school breaks, then you can save money on hotels as well as crowds.

Also note that many in the country observe Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Muslim year. During this time, observers fast from sunrise to sunset. The month changes from year to year, so before you head out to Kuala Lumpur, you may want to check if Ramadan falls during your trip. You may find the city a little quieter during the day, but once the sun sets, restaurants become crowded and the streets fill up with street vendors selling meals. Many restaurants will have a special Ramadan buffet at night and you'll find amazing sales at retail establishments during this time of year. If you're lucky, you may be invited into a local's home. It is common practice to invite foreigners into your home to show friendship and good will. Because Kuala Lumpur's population is not all Muslim, for the most part your trip won't be affected by Ramadan, but it is something to be aware of.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

seasonality of hotel rates in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can use these charts to calculate the most cost effective seasons to book in Kuala Lumpur during the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4 Star Average Prices: $69.64

There's nothing like experiencing luxury when you travel. Luckily for you, there are many luxury hotels to choose from. One of the best is the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This five-star hotel features many amenities that will make your trip comfortable. Check out the Lemon Garden Café, which features Malaysian, Indian, Italian, and Chinese cuisine. Lafete, open for dinner and lunch, features French food while Shang Palace features Cantonese cuisine.

Services at Shangri-La include complimentary shoeshines, laundry and valet service, spa, babysitting, room service, and meeting rooms. The health club includes state-of-the-art equipment or head to the sauna, steam room, or Jacuzzi to relax. There is an outdoor adult swimming pool and a children's paddling pool for cooling off. Deluxe rooms include plenty of space to stretch out, beautiful city views, an indulgent bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, and pillow menu.

Another luxurious option is the Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur. Here you can choose from five restaurants with cuisine that varies from Cantonese to international fare, plus you can order room service 24 hours a day. The rooms at the Ritz are very spacious at 353 sq. ft. and include marble bathrooms, butler service, terry cloth robes, feather beds, and an oversized soaking tub. Or increase the luxury factor by choosing one of the suites. The on-site spa is perfect for indulging with massages, facials, and body treatments.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Kuala Lumpur

Affordable Accommodations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3 Star Average Prices: $33.56

Kuala Lumpur has many hotels within the city limits, which means that whatever type of accommodations you're looking for, you're sure to find it. Here are just some of the affordable options.

The Geo Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a three-star hotel strategically located in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Standard rooms include two twins or one king bed with central air conditioning, en suite wet room, 24-inch flatscreen TV, and desk. Wi-Fi is included with all rooms. Upgrade to a deluxe room for a balcony. The Family Room has a king and a single bed along with a mini-fridge.

Another great option is the Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa. Stunning modern rooms greet guests. The executive deluxe rooms feature either a king bed or two twin beds along with LED lamps, Mangosteen bathroom products, LCD TVs, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade to the executive suite for more room that includes couches to lounge on. As at a four-star hotel, you can enjoy the outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, and concierge services. There's an on-site restaurant, Cafe, that features Asian and Western cuisine, and Barista, a coffee shop.

If you're looking for a place a little way from downtown, check out the Bagasta Boutique Guesthouse. With incredible views right outside, each room includes either twin, queen, or king beds along with air conditioning, TV, daily breakfast, Wi-Fi, concierge services, and daily newspapers. Plus you can't beat the price and many guests mention how cozy and peaceful this hotel is.

Best Hotel Values in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you're looking for great hotels at a great price, there are many to choose from in this category as well. One such is Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Located in the heart of city center, rooms feature a panorama of the city skyline. Sincde this is a five-star hotel, you'll find many great amenities. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, and there's a foreign currency exchange, postal service, ticketing assistance, and travel agency right in the hotel. The rooftop features a gorgeous infinity pool while the Gobo Chit Chat restaurant offers Asian and Western cuisine. The 24-hour gym features breathtaking views of the city and don't forget the saunarium and steam bath.

The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur is another five-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur that offers guests value and loads of amenities. There are four restaurants found on-site offering French, Malaysian, and Chinese food in addition to a buffet. You'll also find the Lanai Lounge for afternoon tea and the Heritage Club for live music and dancing. Other on-site amenities include a hair salon, gift shop, jewelry store, swimming pool, and fitness center. All rooms include satellite TV, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, safe, and desk.

If you're looking for value, the Sunway Putra Hotel really delivers. Though a five-star hotel, it's known for its great rates and many amenities. Rooms come with either one king or two twin beds, depending on your preference. The bathrooms have been updated to exude modern décor that complements the room nicely. Right at the hotel, you have the option of enjoying wonderful dining at the Japanese Gen Restaurant or at the Coffee House restaurant. Or head over to Atrium Lounge for evening cocktails. Other amenities include a fitness center, pool, room service, laundry service, babysitting, dry cleaning, and meeting rooms.

What You Don’t Know About Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Locals have opened up their kitchen to travelers to Kuala Lumpur. Through websites like MealSharing.com and PlateCulture.com, you can find home chefs that would like to share a meal with you. Here you'll find reviews of chefs and you can book a meal. This gives travelers the chance to have a home-cooked meal, something that perpetual business travelers miss when they're away from home. It's a great way to not only enjoy wonderful food but also to learn more about the people that live there — something you just can't get from a restaurant.

Twentieth Century Fox is building a theme park about an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur that is set to open in 2016. The 25-acre Twentieth Century Fox World will include attractions from Fox films like “Planet of the Apes” and “Night at the Museum.”

Kuala Lumpur is a shopper's paradise. Out of the 10 largest malls in the world, three of them are in Kuala Lumpur. One of them, Utama, is the world's fourth largest with 650 stores along with rock climbing, a rooftop garden, and an indoor rainforest. The best time of year to snag deals is during the Year-End Sale (YES for short) that lasts from early November through early January. Another great time of year to look for deals is during the month of Ramadan.

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