11 Insta-Worthy Hotels In Kuala Lumpur For Your Next Staycation In The City


Atiqah Mokhtar •  Mar 13, 2020

[Updated 10 JUN 2022]

When you need a short getaway in Malaysia, there's nothing better than planning a staycation in Kuala Lumpur! Lucky for us, there are many amazing hotels in KL that are perfect for fuss-free stays. But for your next staycation, why not go for a hotel that's conveniently located in the city and looks good on the 'Gram? So if you're looking for Instagram-worthy hotels in KL, we've got you covered! 

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1. KLoe Hotel

Starting off our list is an Instagram-worthy hotel in Bukit Bintang named KLoe Hotel. Just a 4-minute walk from Pavilion, it's the perfect hotspot for anyone looking for a picture-perfect stay. From the semi-industrial touches to beautiful parquet floors and lounge furniture, it'll be easy to fall in love with KLoe's aesthetic.

KLoe Hotel has 80 rooms comprising standard and deluxe rooms that encircle a courtyard. The standard and deluxe rooms, which are divided into City Rooms (with a view of the city) and Courtyard Rooms (with a view of the pool and the courtyard) are beautiful. For something extra special, KLoe also offers 5 Artist Lofts with each focusing on a creative theme: there's the Room to Listen, Room to Read, Room to Draw, Room to Grow, and Room to Taste. Read more about KLoe Hotel here!

Rate: Starts at RM520 on Agoda

Address: 227, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2772 1313

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2. The Chow Kit

Next on our list of Instagram-worthy hotels in KL is The Chow Kit. An accommodation that celebrates the heritage of the Chow Kit area, spot the reflecting elements of the neighbourhood in its rooms, design and style. With 86 rooms and 27 suites, city travellers can definitely sense some old-school subtlety in its well-furnished rooms.

The majority of its rooms are called Dens, named after Chow Kit's former infamous gambling dens, and boasts a minimalist but thoughtful look, ranging from timber floors to gold-coloured fixtures. For something special, you can stay in one of the Towkay Suites! You can read more about The Chow Kit here!

Rate: From RM342 on Agoda

Address: 1012, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2778 6666

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3. MOV Hotel

Situated in Bukit Bintang, known as Kuala Lumpur's main shopping district, MOV Hotel is one of the most Instagram-worthy hotels in KL and the perfect option for a staycation. Not only is it close to all the shopping action along Bukit Bintang (it's an 8-minute walk to Pavilion mall), but its trendy and chic interior is swoon-worthy.

The hotel has rooms that cater to couples and groups. For the couple looking to have a romantic staycation in KL, you have options like the Infinity loft that comes with large windows (great for natural light!) or the Studio Loft. For a group getaway, why not opt for their Family Loft? This two-storey unit can sleep four people and is the perfect venue for those late-night chats. You can read more about MOV Hotel here!

Rate: Starts at RM133 on Agoda

Address: 43, Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact: Call +60 3-2781 9888

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4. Hotel Stripes KL

Nestled in the heart of Malaysia's capital city, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur is a luxury boutique hotel that definitely ticks all the photogenic boxes! Opened in 2017, it places a strong emphasis on local heritage. With a touch of modernity, this Instagrammable hotel is a great choice for an enjoyable stay in the city.

The rooms at Hotel Stripes are very comfortable, with fluffy beds and seating area. They are also well-equipped with a minibar, safe, kettle, air-conditioning and a huge closet where you can find robes and slippers for a cosy stay. 

Rate: Starts at RM380 on Agoda

Address: 25 Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2038 0000

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5. The KL Journal

Planning a girls getaway in the city but looking for something unique? The Kuala Lumpur Journal will be right up your alley - this boutique hotel in KL boasts an attractive retro yet industrial design for a picturesque stay. This chic hotel has plenty of Instagrammable spots so you’ll have plenty of glamorous shot to commemorate your spectacular staycation.

Each bedroom design is retro-inspired with a tinge of Malaysian nostalgia (like pictures above the bed depicting scenes of olden day KL). The hotel offers Deluxe Triple rooms that accommodate three people (for a trio getaway), but fret not if you have larger groups - you can get adjoining Deluxe King rooms too! 

Rate: From RM459 on Agoda

Address: 30, Jalan Beremi, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2110 2211

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6. CitizenM

Looking for a chic and cosy staycation in Kuala Lumpur? CitizenM comes to mind! CitizenM is a Netherlands-based chain of boutique hotels primarily located in Europe. The group only has hotels in 3 Asian cities to date, and that includes KL! Nestled among the hustle and bustle of Bukit Bintang, it's a great place to call your temporary home. As you walk into the hotel, the first thing you'll see is the living room - the communal public space that's beautifully decorated.

Another cool thing about CitizenM is its emphasis on technology  - the hotel has a self-check-in terminal at the reception area which aims to cut down queues and get you to your room as quickly as possible. There's also unlimited free WiFi and wireless streaming capabilities to the Smart TV in each room. The rooms are also all soundproof, and you can control the electronics via an iPad. You can read more about CitizenM here!

Rate: FromRM343 on Agoda

Address: 128, Jalan Pudu, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 9212 6340

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7. MoMo's Kuala Lumpur

MoMo's describes itself as a hotel with micro rooms and major personality. It's fitting then that the hotel offers some eye-catching colourful spaces that are bound to appeal to those who love a good background. Designed by Sydney firm Akin Atelier, the hotel strives to be a social area where events can be hosted in the lobby, with a regular roster of activities scheduled.

With affordable room rates, MoMo's opts for a no-frills approach. The rooms have a minimalist feel but are equipped with all the amenities every millennial would need, including free high-speed WiFi, a Smart TV and warm, dimmable lights.

#HHWT Tip: Do note that because MoMo's regularly hosts events, do request for a quieter room when booking if you're not planning to join or want an early night in!

Rate: From RM239 on Agoda

Address: 316, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2776 6666

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8. WOLO Kuala Lumpur

Standing tall in the corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail, WOLO Kuala Lumpur is a name to remember. Designed for the curious and creative traveller, this charming hotel in Bukit Bintang takes its inspiration from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur.

Made to impress, you can definitely sense that your staycation in KL will be a stylish one thanks to the sleek marble-floored lobby and metal furniture. There are four types of rooms available, ranging from Copper and Gold rooms to the exclusive Platinum and WOLO suites. You can read more about WOLO Kuala Lumpur here!

Rate: RM RM484 on Agoda

Address: Corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2719 1333

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9. Aloft KL Sentral

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is located at the hub of KL’s transport system and connected to Nu Sentral Mall. This trendy hotel (which is part of the Marriott group of hotels) is as accessible as they come, given its connection to the various LRT, monorail and train lines via KL Sentral. But not only that, the hotel offers rooms and amenities that are great for any traveller.

The hotel has various room types available, ranging from Loft rooms to suites. Both its Corner Rooms as well as Urban Rooms are tailored for groups of 3 or 4 respectively. A special room to highlight would be the hotel’s Sweet Suite which features a duplex-style layout which can accommodate up to 4 people. 

Rate: From RM248 on Agoda

Address: No. 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2723 1188

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10. Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

A giant building that towers above the rest of the city, Alila Bangsar offers luxury rooms and suites with astounding views. Decorated in a minimalistic and clean fashion, the rooms are relatively simple and well suited for an urban retreat.

Each room comes with a private balcony with a landscape view of the city, perfect for those early sunrise pictures. And you can choose between 6 different suite options. Regardless of your choice, the rooms are spacious and pristine! 

Rate: From RM528 on Agoda

Address: 58, Jalan Ang Seng, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50470

Contact: +60 3-2268 3888

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11. The Majestic KL

Round up our list of Instagrammable hotels in KL is an old favourite, The Majestic Hotel. Within driving distance from KL Sentral, this historic hotel is a much-loved place to stay in the city. The original hotel dates back to 1932 and retains its colonial touches in terms of the decor and design.

The hotel is divided into the Majestic Wing (the original hotel building) as wells the newer Tower Wing, where most of the hotel's rooms are located. Everything is outfitted in a beautiful art deco style that just calls for snapshots! 

Rate: From RM400 on their website

Address: 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2785 8000 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Kuala Lumpur is home to many awesome spots that are perfect for your next getaway in the city. Even if you can't travel far, you can still have a short and sweet escape in these Instagram-worthy hotels in Kuala Lumpur! ?