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Best Hotels to Stay in Kuala Lumpur For Families

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Best Hotels to Stay in Kuala Lumpur For Families
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We just love Kuala Lumpur! It is one of few capital cities that has something for everyone in the family. It’s famous for its rich and diverse culture, natural parks and waterfalls, gigantic shopping malls, awesome food and street markets, historic sightseeing, tourist attraction, theme parks and kids’ activities. And it’s a cheap city to visit and move around in, if you know the tricks

Visiting capital cities often requires a large budget, which tends to grow exponentially when you are a family. Luckily, Kuala Lumpur is an exception! It is one of the reasons we just love it! It’s cheap to find a place to stay, cheap to rent a car, cheap to move by a taxi or public transport, and super cheap to eat, even at good restaurants!



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Hotels Near KLCC

KLCC is where the Petronas Twin Towers are and is the most premium location in Kuala Lumpur. If you do not want to compromise, KLCC area is for you.

A children’s public pool on the west side of the KLCC Park © Shutterstock.com

Choose KLCC area for:

  • The most premium location, right next to Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower
  • The most sophisticated nightlife in Kuala Lumpur
  • Access to the most premium shopping centers in the city
  • Connected to KLCC LRT train station
  • Near many tourist attractions

Watch out for:

  • Not for the budget traveler, most of the options in KLCC are premium priced

1. Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This luxurious 5-star hotel is our top choice for the KLCC area. Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur is right next to KLCC and the twin towers, and even offers free shuttle buggies to Suria KLCC Shopping Mall! The restaurants serve both Asian and western food, and the hotel offers free Wi-Fi and parking.

The rooftop swimming pool at Traders Hotel © Shutterstock.com

It’s one of few hotels that has an excellent view of the twin towers. The hotel features an indoor pool, the rooms are very well appointed and the bathrooms are very smart. The hotel is also very close to the KLCC train station.

Choose Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Top Premium location next to KLCC and close to major attractions
  • Luxury, cleanliness & comfort
  • Good breakfast

Watch out for:

  • There are no water sprinklers in the bathroom
  • Furniture is a little dated

Click here to see the latest prices for Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

2. Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

The Mandarin Oriental is another top hotel on our list of best hotels in the KLCC Area. Conveniently located adjacent to KLCC Suria, the classic rooms get an unbeatable view of the KLCC Park and the Twin Towers. The fact that the hotel is not on the main road, which means you get complete quietness in the well-isolated and comfortable rooms, which is needed after a full day of activities in the hustle and bustle of the city.

Mandarin Oriental Infinity Swimming Pool

The rooms are appointed with amazingly comfortable beds, and if you are a fan of coffee you will appreciate the coffee pod & the Nespresso machine in your room. The infinity pool that looks onto KLCC park is just simply to die for.

Choose Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Top Premium location next to KLCC and close to major attractions
  • Luxury, cleanliness and comfort
  • Exceptional international breakfast
  • Well-appointed rooms with Nespresso machines
  • Responsive and extra helpful staff

Watch out for:

  • WiFi is not free

Click here to see the latest prices for Mandarin Oriental.

3. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

The 5-star Grand Hyatt is one of the favorite hotels on our list of top hotels in KLCC. It’s right next to Suria KLCC and together with Traders Hotel and Mandarin Oriental, has managed to secure the best and closest locations to KLCC.

View of the Twin Towers from Thirty8 Restaurant at Grand Hyatt Hotel © Shutterstock.com

The hotel features huge luxurious modern rooms with amazing views of KLCC Park and the Twin Towers, coffee machines and flat-screen TVs. The sky lobby is very impressive. Apart from good access to KLCC, its close proximity to the Pavilion and the golden triangle area is a plus.

Choose Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Top Premium location next to KLCC and close to major attractions
  • Luxury, cleanliness and comfort
  • Well-appointed rooms
  • Amazing views

Watch out for:

  • High security deposit is required
  • No shuttle for KLCC
  • The reception is on floor 39 rather than conveniently located on the ground floor

Click here to see the latest prices for Grand Hyatt.

4. Ascott Kuala Lumpur

Ascott Kuala Lumpur is a 5-star hotel and one of very few hotels that are right next to Suria KLCC. It is also just a 10 minute walk to the nearest LRT station.

Feel at home at the luxurious suites of the Ascott Kuala Lumpur

The Ascott Kuala Lumpur is famous for its luxurious 3 bedroom suites which are perfect for larger families.

Choose Ascott Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Top Premium location next to KLCC and close to major attractions
  • Reasonable rates

Watch out for:

  • Apartments don’t have washing machines

Click here to see the latest prices for Ascott.

5. Fraser Residence Kuala Lumpur

Fraser Residence is a five star apart-hotel in the KLCC area, very close to Bukit Bintang, and just 700 meters from the Twin Towers and Suria KLCC. It’s very family friendly, and it has contemporary rooms, spacious options (the two-bedroom suite is amazing), and handy facilities for families such as a washer-dryer.

Fraser Residence Kuala Lumpur

They also have a wonderful pool on the rooftop, and plenty of variety in their breakfast. Ask for a room on one of the top floors to enjoy the amazing views.

Choose Fraser Residence Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Well-appointed family two-bedroom suites that are modern clean spacious and comfortable
  • Fairly reasonable prices for its location
  • Amazing breakfast and rooftop pool
  • Central location and proximity to major attractions

Watch out for:

  • The hotel is around a 20-minute walk from KLCC and 30 from pavilion
  • Some rooms overlook a cemetery; make sure to ask for the Twin Towers view

Click here to see the latest prices for Fraser Residence.

6. E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur

E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur is a 5-star apart hotel centrally located between KLCC and the Pavilion. It’s a 15-20 minutes’ walk either way, but it’s also a 5-minute walk to the nearest train station, which you can also use to get to those two places and beyond. The hotel offers stunning facilities from a lovely pool area, a nice children’s playground (indoor and outdoor), a gym, and even lounge swings!

Luxury at E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur © eoresidences.com

The suites have a living room and a dining area and include a flat-screen TV, an oven, a microwave and an induction cooker. The suites are very clean and spacious, and the beds are comfortable and firm.

Choose E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Good location, around 20 minute walk to KLCC and Pavilion
  • Large suites that are luxurious, clean and comfortable

Watch out for:

  • You have to chase the hotel to change the towels every day
  • Mattresses may be too firm for some
  • No shuttle to KLCC

Click here to see the latest prices for E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur.

7. Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Shangri-La Hotel may not be as close to KLCC as Grad Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental or Traders Hotel, but at a 10-minute walk from KLCC Suria, you cannot really complain! The luxurious hotel is well-known for its large and comfortable suites, and is particularly famous for its exceptional spa facilities.

The Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and the comfortable seating areas outside.

Choose Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Good location close to KLCC and other major attractions
  • Luxury, cleanliness and comfort
  • Well-appointed rooms
  • Relaxing spa experience
  • Amazing views

Watch out for:

  • There are no water sprinklers in the bathroom
  • The spa facilities are pricy

Click here to see the latest prices of Shangri-La Hotel.

8. Le Apple Boutique Hotel @ KLCC

Le Apple Boutique Hotel @ KLCC is a budget 3-star hotel and is very popular because of it prime location. Its only 2-5 minute walk to KLCC and the LRT station.

Le Apple Boutique Hotel @ KLCC © leapple-klcc.com.my

The rooms are simple but clean. Each room includes air conditioning, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a bathroom with a spray bidet and hairdryer.

Choose Le Apple Boutique Hotel @ KLCC for:

  • Prime location just next to KLCC and other major attractions
  • Very affordable rates

Watch out for:

  • Taller buildings block the Twin Tower view
  • The breakfast menu is limited and only Asian
  • No swimming pool

Click here to see the latest prices for Le Apple Boutique Hotel @ KLCC.



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Hotels Around Bukit Bintang Area

Bukit Bintang is the area of choice if are visiting Kuala Lumpur for the first time, especially if you are not renting a car.

Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur © Shutterstock.com

Choose Bukit Bintang area for:

  • Centrally located, and very close to KL Sentral Station and the monorail
  • Close proximity to the twin towers, and many other must-see attractions such as KL Bird Park, Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, Aquaria KLCC, Menara KL Tower, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, and many more
  • Hosts many shopping malls and has plenty of dining options
  • Walking distance to Chinatown where you can experience the Malaysian culture in street markets and grab a quick bite on the famous Jalan Alor Street

Watch out for:

  • The noisy streets and congested traffic are not for everyone

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton is perfect for families who seek luxury, elegance and space in a prime location. The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the Pavilion. There at many restaurants on-site serving both local and international foods.

3 bedroom suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur © me Holidays / Flickr

Their large three-bedroom suites offer spectacular views of the city. Each room comes with a private marble bathroom equipped with a separate shower area and bathtub facilities.

Choose The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Excellent service
  • Spacious rooms and suites
  • Opulent furnishing
  • Central location and proximity to major attractions

Watch out for:

  • The swimming pool lacks a kids area
  • A long wait for elevators to arrive
  • The 2 and 3 bedroom suites lack cutlery, plates and cooking pots as well as washing machines

Click here to see the latest prices for The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur.

2. Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

This 4-star hotel is strategically situated a 4-minute walking distance from Bukit Bintang monorail station and a 9-minute walk from the Pavilion shopping mall.

The rooms are sophisticated and include free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Bathrooms have bidets. Some rooms have sofas, while suites are more suitable for families and include separate living rooms. Some suites also have kitchens.

The Imperial Suite at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur @ millenniumhotels.com

Staying in Bukit Bintang means that a variety of food options are two steps away. There are also 4 restaurants on site offering international and Asian cuisines. Other facilities include a gym, a landscaped outdoor pool, a spa and a beauty salon.

Choose Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Central location and proximity to major attractions
  • Reasonably priced spa
  • Comfort and cleanliness
  • Very good breakfast

Watch out for:

  • Seating area at breakfast is very limited

Click here to see the latest prices for Grand Millennium.

3. The Westin Kuala Lumpur

The Westin Kuala Lumpur is smartly situated minutes from the pavilion in the heart of the Bukit Bintang area. The Westin Chain is most famous for its comfortable signature bed (The Heavenly Bed Experience), and their in-room massages. This hotel is no exception.

Chairman Suite at Westin Hotel Kuala Lumpur @ thewestinkualalumpur.com

The modern rooms have panoramic city views, and include flat-screen TVs, safes, minibars and free Wi-Fi. They have a wide selection of rooms and suites that are suitable for families, including a 2-bedroom apartment that comes with a separate living room.

Choose The Westin Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Comfortable signature bed
  • Good location right in front of the Pavilion

Watch out for:

  • The hotel charges for Wi-Fi
  • The breakfast is not diverse
  • The swimming pool is not impressive

Click here to see the latest prices for The Westin Kuala Lumpur.

4. Berjaya Times Square Hotel

The Berjaya Times Square is one of our favorite hotels in Bukit Bintang. It is a reasonably priced 5-star hotel that is very family-friendly. Rooms are spacious, and the hotel includes a big pool, two pools for kids, and a kid’s playground. For adults, there is also a sauna and spa. The hotel also provides direct access to Berjaya Times Square shopping mall, and the theme park hosted inside of it.

Berjaya Times Square Theme park

Being in Bukit Bintang, you get all the benefits of the central location, including access to public transport and close proximity to many of the major attractions of Kuala Lumpur.

Choose Berjaya Times Square Hotel for:

  • Spacious clean rooms
  • Reasonable prices
  • Large pool
  • Central location and proximity to major attractions

Watch out for:

  • There are no water sprinklers in the bathroom
  • Furniture is a little dated

Click here to see the latest prices for Berjaya Times Square.

5. Verdant Hill Hotel Kuala Lumpur (Formerly Metro 360 Hotel Kuala Lumpur)

Verdant Hill Hotel is another of our favorites. It is a polished 4-star hotel and cheaper than Berjaya. Its rooms are modern, spacious and very very clean. The hotel is 800m from Berjaya Times Square. It’s a bit of a walk but the hotel provides a free shuttle bus to KLCC, Pavilion, Sungei Wang, and Berjaya Times Square. Just make sure you book it one hour before you go to avoid the wait.

Verdant Hill Hotel Kuala Lumpur

They have large family rooms with 2 large comfortable double beds and the softest pillows that you can imagine. The rooms have a flat-screen TV and most basic amenities such as an electric kettle, ironing, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Their continental breakfast is to die for, and their infinity pool is simply amazing.

Choose Verdant Hill Hotel Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Central location and proximity to major attractions
  • Free shuttle bus to nearby attractions
  • Very reasonable prices
  • Comfort and cleanliness
  • Continental breakfast and infinity pool

Be careful from:

  • Wi-Fi is not reliable

Click here to see the latest prices of Verdant Hill.

6. Metro Hotel Bukit Bintang

If you are looking for a nice clean budget hotel in a prime location, look no further! Metro Hotel Bukit Bintang is a 3-star hotel located right opposite of Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall and Hotel, and is very affordable! They have a carpeted, air-conditioned rooms, with flat-screen TV, and a restaurant on-site with optional breakfast.

Rooms at Metro Hotel are clean, comfortable and tidy. Bathrooms are of a reasonable size. The breakfast buffet has a good variety. If you are like us, and will hardly be spending any time in the hotel, it’s not a bad idea to check in with Metro Hotel, and spend your saved money on activities instead.

Choose Metro Hotel Bukit Bintang for:

  • A very clean and comfortable hotel
  • Extremely cheap prices
  • Central location and proximity to major attractions

Click here to see the latest prices for Metro Hotel Bukit Bintang.



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Hotels around Brickfields

Kuala Lumpur and its surroundings offer endless activities, from hiking, waterfall trekking, national parks, theme parks museums and much more. KLCC area and Chinatown area do deserve a visit, but you can easily get absorbed in the heavily commercialized area and miss the real beauty of Kuala Lumpur. So if your plans for Kuala Lumpur involve a lot of exploring rather than concentrating on the KLCC area, stay in Brickfields, which is a transportation hub that can take you anywhere in Kuala Lumpur and beyond!

KL Sentral is Malaysia largest intermodal transportation hub © Shutterstock.com

Choose Brickfields area for:

  • Centrally located, and very close to KL Sentral Station (the main hub for public transportation in Kuala Lumpur)
  • Accessible by direct train from the airport
  • Hosts a mix of upscale and budget hotels to suit every need
  • Two major shopping malls, including NU Sentral
  • Close to Mid Valley Shopping Centre, where you can actually do some real shopping as opposed to the over-glamorous KLCC shopping area
  • Also known as little India, Brickfields offers some of the best Southern Indian food places in town

Watch out for:

  • The streets busy most of the day
  • It’s not the safest place to be at late at night

1. Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur

Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur is a 5-star hotel conveniently located at a 7-minute walk from KL Sentral Station. The place is perfect for families as they have a wonderful 2-bedroom suite that features a separate living room, and many amenities such as a washing machine and a dryer. The suite’s kitchenette is well equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, oven, and kitchenware.

Executive Studio at Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur

Their rooms are large, clean and comfortable, and they feel new. The swimming pool is large and kid friendly. Childcare is available for a fee.

Choose Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Its strategic location close to KL Sentral Station
  • Its new, luxurious and well-equipped suites

Watch out for:

  • Western and middle eastern food choices are limited

Click here to see the latest prices for Ascott Sentral.

2. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

The 4-Star Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral should be one of the hotels to consider in Brickfields. It’s very modern, well-equipped and particularly quiet which is impressive, given that the hotel is right across a major train station. Your chosen location could not be any more strategic.


Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral Hotel © Aloft / Flickr

The hotel is perfect for families as they have twin rooms with two large double beds. There is also a swimming pool on the roof.

Choose Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral for:

  • Its strategic location right opposite of KL Sentral Station
  • Close proximity to NU Sentral, many food outlets and a 24-hour supermarket
  • Modern rooms and facilities

Watch out for:

  • Rooms are a little cramped
  • Food selection is limited

Click here to see the latest prices for Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral.

3. Le Meridian Kuala Lumpur

Le Meridian Kuala Lumpur is a 5-star hotel adjacent to KL Sentral Station. The rooms are modern and clean, and boast amazing views of the city and Lake Garden.

Deluxe twin room at Le Meridian Kuala Lumpur

Le Meridian Kuala Lumpur does not offer multiple bedroom suites, but with an extra bed the room can fit a family of 4, and they have the option of connected rooms.

Choose Le Meridian Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Strategic location close to KL Sentral Station
  • Modern luxurious rooms and facilities

Watch out for:

  • Western and middle eastern food choices are limited

Click here to see the latest prices for Le Meridian.

4. Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Kuala Lumpur is a 5-star upscale hotel located at a 2-minute walk from KL Sentral Station. The rooms are cozy and clean with huge windows that allow plenty of daylight and a great view of the central part of the city.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur © isriya / Flickr

The hotel features a large pool with a slide. Their rooms are not as large as advertised but they are not cramped either. They do not offer multiple bedroom suites, but connected rooms are available. Make sure to request the option of connected rooms to ensure availability if you need it.

Choose Hilton Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Strategic location close to KL Sentral Station
  • Modern luxurious rooms and facilities

Watch out for:

  • Wi-Fi is provided for an extra charge
  • There are no water sprinklers in the bathrooms
  • Western and middle eastern food choices are limited

Click here to see the latest prices for Hilton Kuala Lumpur.



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Hotels in Other Areas

In a bustling city like Kuala Lumpur, there are plenty of great places to stay. I might write another post to cover more areas in the city, but for now I feel the need to mention the following two places that stand out:

1. The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection

There is so much art and history within The Majestic Hotel’s walls, and just as the name indicates, everything about this hotel is simply majestic. This unique 5-star hotel meets all of your expectations in terms of staff attentiveness, room standards, facilities, breakfast, and quality of service.

Deluxe Room at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Unfortunately, they do not have multiple bedroom suites, but their suites are spacious and can fit extra beds. Some suites qualify for extra perks including unlimited laundry service!

It is right across KL railway station and is adjacent to the Lake Gardens that houses KL Bird Park, the Butterfly Park and several museums.

Choose The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur for:

  • Location across KL railway station and adjacent to the Lake Gardens
  • Posh rooms and facilities
  • Some rooms have TVs in the bathrooms!
  • Free shuttle service to KLCC area and the Arab street every half an hour

Watch out for:

  • Parking is for an extra charge
  • Western and middle eastern food choices are limited

Click here to see the latest prices of The Majestic Hotel.

2. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

Last but not least is Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. This 5-star hotel is an all-time favorite and a very popular choice for families due to its location within Sunway Lagoon theme park and Sunway Pyramid shopping and entertainment mall.

Studio Unit at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa © Sunwayresorthotelandspa / Flickr

The hotel offers comfortable and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, HDTVs, and marble bathrooms. Upgraded suites have separate living areas and Nespresso machines. Connected rooms are an option, subject to availability.
In addition to easy access to the theme park, the hotel includes an outdoor pool, a spa and fitness facilities.

Choose Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa for:

  • International breakfast that includes many varieties and caters to all tastes
  • Location in the heart of Sunway Lagoon theme park and shopping mall
  • Modern rooms and facilities

Watch out for:

  • Prices do not include theme park access

Click here to see the latest prices for Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.

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