So you need a break but you’re not keen to drive for hours? Lucky for those living in the Klang Valley, you can simply haul your bags and check in to these boutique hotels in KL for a relaxing staycation. Forgo the big chains and enjoy the intricacies of these quaint lodging spaces, and expect charming decor, tasty food, and impeccable service.
Note: Room prices are accurate at the time of writing.
Spend Your Weekend At Any Of These Boutique Hotels In KL
1. The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
Fusing rustic Malaysian heritage and modernist design language, this boutique hotel in Kuala Lumpur is a stone’s throw away from the bustling Bukit Bintang shopping district, so you’ll never run out of things to do. Each room is littered with local memorabilia from the 555 notebooks to the photographs of old Malaya on the walls. Make sure you pay the rooftop pool—The Swimming Club—a visit too, which also doubles as a cocktail bar.
Address: 30 Jalan Beremi, Off Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2110 2211
Room prices start at: RM178
2. The Chow Kit
It’s hard to miss The Chow Kit’s imposing facade if you’re driving along Jalan Sultan Ismail. Tastefully designed by a New York-based firm, the 111-room boutique hotel in KL pays homage to the Chow Kit’s storied past. The most obvious hallmarks are the room names; all inspired by gambling dens, bosses, and their equally bossy wives.
Address: 1012, Jln Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2778 6666
Room prices start at: RM170
3. MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur
Right next to The Chow Kit is MoMo’s, which is as much of a hotel as it is a social space. The rooms—albeit small—feature everything you need for a cosy stay, from plush mattresses to mood lighting and smart TVs. At the common hall, you’ll be greeted by industrial decor: raw concrete, laminated timber, and aged brass. The food here is casual with mostly Mexican dishes completing the menu.
Address: 316, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2776 6666
Room prices start at: RM79
4. WOLO Kuala Lumpur
Located at the busy intersection of Bukit Bintang flanked by Pavillion and Fahrenheit 88, Wolo is the perfect place for shopaholics to rest their weary feet. But don’t discount its convenient location for subpar food. Right within this Kuala Lumpur boutique hotel are two restaurants: Brasserie Fritz and Mr Chew’s Chino Latino Bar. Both serve modern casual dining grub and a variety of alcoholic beverages.
Address: Corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2719 1333
Room prices start at: RM199
5. KLoé Hotel
Opened in 2020, KLoé Hotel anchors its identity in the city’s relentless creative pursuits. Part of the 85 rooms includes thematic lofts (suits, essentially) inspired by art, music, food, plants, or books. For example, Room To Listen has an impressive vinyl collection and a state-of-the-art sound system to boot. But other guest rooms don’t pale in comparison either. They come with Aesop toiletries, terrazzo tables, and oak floorboards. If you’re a coffee connoisseur, don’t forget to check out Lucky Coffee Bar, situated right in the lobby.
Address: 227, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2772 1313
Room prices start at: RM288
6. Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
Away from hectic city traffic is Alila Bangsar. Classy, elegant, and embellished with fine modern-century furniture, this five-star lifestyle hotel will put anyone at ease. The food selection here is impressive too. There’s Entier, a French semi-fine dining restaurant perfect for date nights. At the lobby is Botanica + Co for wholesome and unpretentious meals.
Address: 58, Jalan Ang Seng, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2268 3888
Room prices start at: RM243
7. Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
Part of Marriot’s Autograph Collection, Hotel Stripes is a boutique hotel in KL near some of the city’s most famous eateries. Yut Kee Restaurant, Joloko, Tapestry, and The Row are all within walking distance from the hotel. There are 184 rooms here, and each is a blend of contemporary chic and urban sensibilities. The beds are said to be really comfy too! Also, the rooftop bar provides an undisturbed view of the city skyline.
Address: 25, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2038 0000
Room prices start at: RM297
The Lee Rubber Building right at the corner of Petaling Street’s hippest bars and eateries is breathing new life as Else, a polished 49-room boutique hotel in KL. By marrying contemporary embellishments and cultural furnishings, the hotel has a welcoming atmosphere that will have you thinking you’ve just waltzed into a mansion. One that’s equipped with a Latin-Asian gastro bar and an infinity pool overlooking the hazy KL skyline. For everything else, you’ll have to visit to find out.
Address: 145, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2300 3700
Room prices start at: RM560
Pamper Yourself To A Staycation At These Boutique Hotels In KL
As you can tell, each of these boutique hotels in KL has its own distinctive character. Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel is chic and modern. Alila Bangsar leans towards elegance and sleekness. No matter which hotel you choose, it’s guaranteed that you’ll not want to leave come check-out time. And we don’t blame you at all. Thinking of going further? Check out these rustic boutique hotels in Penang (one property was featured in Crazy Rich Asians!) for a stay you won’t forget.