Boutique hotels are undeniably amazing because they help you save money and YET are interesting alternatives to your regular city hotel!
This list of 17 gorgeous boutique hotels in KL will definitely make you think twice about frequenting your regular 5-star ones. You’re welcome.
1. Anggun Boutique Hotel
Anggun Boutique Hotel is a heritage hotel in the heart of Bukit Bintang and is just a stone’s throw away from Jalan Alor, the famous hawker food street.
Handcrafted teak beds, mahogany wooden floors and quaint-looking electric lamps can be found in each room. Its chic and modernistic architectural design has a traditional Malaccan touch to it and gives you a feel of Malacca in the 1960s.
Capping the 4-storey building is a rooftop restolounge where you can start your day with a sumptuous breakfast as you overlook the hotel’s beautiful courtyard and lush green surroundings.
Price: From RM350++ to RM750++ per night
Address: 7 & 9 Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200
Contact: +60 3 2145 8003 or [email protected]
Bagasta is the perfect urban sanctuary for those who’re on a lookout for a ‘kampung’ experience in the bustling city centre.
This boutique guest house is well-designed with a mixture of antique and contemporary furnishings, preserving the Malay heritage as a whole. The delicate wall fixtures that adorn the interior also let you unwind and savor the ‘kampung’ ambience.
The rooms at Bagasta offer incredible breath-taking views as well. Visitors will be able to spot the Petronas Twin Towers from their room window together with a postcard view of the city centre.
Price: From RM180++ to RM375++ per night
Address: 56, Jalan Raja Alang, Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur 50300
Contact: +60 3 2698 9988 or [email protected]
3. Ceria Hotel
Ceria Hotel is located in the center of the prime district and is conveniently located for all your shopping and sightseeing needs.
This boutique hotel exudes hipster vintage feels and the rooms here are simple, stylish and pleasantly clean.
If you’re looking for food, Cafe Dola, right next door, serves some really great meals. All in all, Ceria Hotel would definitely make your stay in Kuala Lumpur a ‘ceria’ (happy and cheerful) one!
Price: From RM95++ to RM170++ per night
Address: 270 Changkat Thambi Dollah | Pudu, Kuala Lumpur 55100
Contact: +60 3 2143 1111 or [email protected]
4. Chaos Hotel
Chaos Hotel is housed in a repurposed building in the retail heart of the city and sits by a street that never sleeps.
The concept of this boutique hotel is a blend of the organic and industrial, with a touch of modern contemporary. Avid Instagrammers will be spoilt for choice because every corner of this place is guaranteed worthy of your precious Instagram feed.
Price: From RM123++ to RM303++ per night
Address: LOT B-1, Fahrenheit 88 179, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100
Contact: +60 3 2148 6688 or [email protected]
5. Container Hotel
Container Hotel is not just your average boutique hotel because here you get to sit back and relax, and live in a legit container.
The Adventure Rooms that look like huge beer barrels are the ones that excite us. Although the super-single bed furnished in each room specifically accommodates single travelers, it is also possible to fit two if you don’t mind squeezing a little. Not to mention these rooms are also perfect for snuggles and heart-to-heart talks.
Afternoons here can be spent sipping on ice cold bubble tea at ChaTime that sits adjacent to your room. Otherwise, Pavilion is just a few minutes walk away.
Price: From RM35++ to RM165++ per night
Address: 1, Jalan Delima, Kuala Lumpur 55100
Contact: +60 3 2110 4388 or [email protected]
6. Grid 9 Hotel
Grid 9 Hotel is a little wonder that sits conveniently beside a monorail station and is just a few minutes walk away from Chinatown.
All the rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and are stylishly simple while the sleeping pods come with privacy lights and personal locker spaces, redefining the flashpacking experience as a whole.
One of this hotel’s defining factor is their amazing lounge, specifically made for you to chill. You can sink yourself in their Doof bags or play pool with a friend or two.
P.S. Grid 9’s guests get special privileges to Zouk too.
Price: From RM45++ to RM175++ per night
Address: 9, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur 50150
Contact: +60 3 9226 2629 or [email protected]
7. Lantern Hotel
Lantern is a bijoux that sits right in the middle of Chinatown. This boutique hotel revolves around an industry-meets-tropical design concept with a funky touch and friendly atmosphere.
The rooms here are minimalist but elegant and with rates that will definitely meet your budget. The Queen Room with Verandah comes with a glass box where you can sit in to admire the courtyard. If you need your privacy, curtains can be drawn across the boxes so no worries!
You can also enjoy a cool evening beer with your friends at the chill out terrace and appreciate the fabulous view it has to offer.
Price: From RM91++ to RM139++ per night
Address: 38, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur 50000
Contact: +60 3 2020 1648 or [email protected]
8. Hotel Maison Boutique
Hotel Maison Boutique is a hidden gem among the dingy streets of the Kuala Lumpur. This 4-storey enclave might not sit at a prime location but that’s not a problem because their theme-inspired rooms will entice you to stay in the hotel forever.
Hotel Maison Boutique has over 18 thematic rooms that are well-laid out with modern details and eccentric interiors and will make you wonder if you’re actually living in a dream.
The Theme Rooms wouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket but if you’re able to fork out more, go for the Premiere Rooms or Executive Suites as they come with lovely bathtubs and are the perfect sanctuary for your pretty bath bombs.
Price: From RM148++ to RM349++ per night
Address: 36 & 38, Jalan Baba Off Changkat Thambi Dollah, Kuala Lumpur 55100
Contact: +60 3 2145 2929 or [email protected]
9. Manhattan Business Hotel
Manhattan Business Hotel offers you the opportunity to experience the New York metropolitan life in Kuala Lumpur. This boutique hotel is also ideally located within walking distance to the Curve and IKEA where you can splurge on a shopping spree.
Rooms at Manhattan Business Hotel are neatly styled with exquisite-looking furnitures and fixtures. Although the sizes of the rooms lean towards the smaller side, their cleanliness and hygiene are more than enough to make up to it.
You ought to drop by the cafe downstairs for a cup of coffee or a quick bite because that place has some pretty hipster vibe too.
Price: From RM160++ to RM280++ per night
Address: A-G-1, No.1 Neo Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/1 Damansara Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 47800
Contact: +60 3 7731 9828
10. The Mesui Hotel
The Mesui Hotel is conveniently located right in the middle of the touristy Bukit Bintang, surrounded by a lot of good food and nightlife. Quirky cube-like structures pop out from the front face, giving the entire hotel a unique look that will definitely catch your eyes.
The interior of this boutique hotel reflects the olden 70s with a blend of modern designs. The rooms are small yet enchanting and comfortable, with three types to choose from: Lush, Luxe and Loft. Yes, you read it right- a loft room!
Their courtyard has an open-concept and is the ideal spot for you to catch up on your favourite novel or magazine.
Price: From RM149++ to RM178++ per night
Address: 9 Jalan Mesui | Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200
Contact: +60 3 2144 8188 or [email protected]
11. Hotel Mezzo
This boutique hotel might be a bit of a drive downtown, but it sits relatively near to the monorail station that gives you easy access to the city centre. If you’re looking for impeccable quality but with affordability in mind, Hotel Mezzo answers it all.
Rooms at Mezzo are rather basic and simple but extremely comfortable. The en-suite bathrooms come with rainshower systems that will provide you refreshing showers for a good night's’ sleep.
The Piano is a lounge that sits in one corner of the hotel and is an ideal place to relax and have a chat with friends.
Price: From RM98++ to RM188++ per night
Address: 532, Batu 3 ¼, Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 56100
Contact: +60 3 9283 0011 or [email protected]
12. Orion Design Hotel
Orion Design Hotel sits at a rather remote location but is fortunately within walking distance to Mid Valley Megamall. Inspired by star signs and constellations that revolve around a dreamy kind of concept, Orion Design Hotel is like a living galaxy in Kuala Lumpur.
This boutique hotel has 12 rooms altogether, each stands out with their distinct character and impressive interior. The rooms are known to be dimly-lit, which make the perfect ambience for couples to get a little intimate at night.
The downside of this 3-storey gem however, is that it has no elevator. Fret not- the friendly staff will take care of your luggage while you train those leg muscles.
Price: From RM235++ to RM345++ per night
Address: 62, Jalan Bukit Raja, Off Jalan Taman Seputih, Kuala Lumpur 58000
Contact: +60 3 2273 3886 or [email protected]
13. The Reeds Boutique Hotel
The Reeds Boutique Hotel is an old-fashioned building that looks like a heritage from the outside. This boutique hotel is easily accessible and of utmost convenience for it is located near not one, but two monorail stations!
The Reeds is yet another modern-meets-traditional hotel that takes on the chic and contemporary interior. The rooms are simple and accented with an eye catching colours. Think lime green and tangerine orange.
If you’re looking for a wonderful stay that fits your budget, The Reeds Boutique Hotel is undoubtedly your choice.
Price: From RM55++ to RM277++ per night (based on promotion rates)
Address: 9, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Kuala Lumpur 50300
Contact: +60 3 2602 0330 or [email protected]
14. Sakura Hotel
Brace yourselves, budget scouters. Sakura Hotel is extremely affordable yet luxurious and would most definitely ensure you have a pleasant stay in Kuala Lumpur.
Sakura Hotel has 38 deluxe themed-rooms altogether and are tastefully furnished with a harmonious blend of contemporary and nature. We’d go for the Galaxy themed ones because they look absolutely amazing when you turn off the lights at night.
The comfort lounge at the lobby area provides free computer usage that comes in convenient for you to check your emails. Not only that, the rooftop cafe offers coffee and tea and are complimentary as well!
Price: From 79++ to RM119++ per night
Address: 327 & 329 Jalan Tun Razak (Pudu), Kuala Lumpur 51100
Contact: +60 3 9281 2866 or [email protected]
15. V Garden Hotel
V Garden Hotel is an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur.
The rooms are simply sheer, styled with minimalistic white-coloured furnishings and wallpapers of plants and flowers that provide a touch of nature. What is more sought after in this boutique hotel however, is the amazing-looking courtyard.
V Garden Hotel’s courtyard takes on an indoor garden concept and has all the zen vibes you’d imagine. Natural sunlight is invited through the courtyard’s glass roof in the day, while the mesmerizing sky and stars bedazzle you at night.
Price: From RM118++ to RM200++ per night
Address: 21, Jalan Pudu Ulu, off Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 56100
Contact: +60 3 9285 8522 or [email protected]
16. WOLO Hotel Bukit Bintang
WOLO Hotel Bukit Bintang is located at the heart of everything that matters - and by that we mean Kuala Lumpur’s best shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.
A step into the hotel’s reception itself is enough leave your jaw drop. The rooms at WOLO are simple and compact but efficiently furnished. The massive room window that overlooks the gorgeous city skyline and buzzing streets is highly Instagrammable and cannot be missed.
Price: From RM230++ to RM355++ per night
Address: Corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100
Contact: +60 3 2719 1333
17. The Yard Boutique Hotel
Tucked in a side alley, The Yard Boutique Hotel is almost similar to a little colonial garden in the heart of the bustling Kuala Lumpur.
11 deluxe rooms are built around the courtyard, tastefully designed with wooden furniture and beds donned with crisp white sheets. The bathrooms are unique, while the floor that stretches out to the walls is made of polished concrete and feels nice under your feet.
There will be no reasons for you to be hungry because The Yard Boutique Hotel has a gazillion mouthwatering food outlets dotting around the area.
Price: From RM133++ to RM241++ per night
Address: Lot 623 (51D), Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur 50200
Contact: +60 3 2141 1017 or [email protected]
Great Little Finds
If you’re looking for a different kind of accommodation the next time you’re travelling to KL, do give one of these swanky boutique hotels a try! What are some of your most frequented KL boutique hotels? Share with us in the comments section below!