This list of the best hotels in Chinatown KL ranges from world-renowned brands for affluent travellers to quaint backpackers hostels for the budget-conscious. Based in Petaling Street, Chinatown is also locally known as 'Chee Cheong Kai' (Starch Factory Street), a reference to its roots as a tapioca-producing district. Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, Chinatown is a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise, a place where you can find all sorts of stuff from Chinese herbs to imitation goods.
At night, its main market area, Petaling Street, transforms into a lively and vibrant night market, filled with hundreds of stalls offering all kinds of goods at dirt-cheap prices. Accommodations in Chinatown may not be as luxurious as the ones in Bukit Bintang and KLCC, but they are equally cosy and promise great value for money. Whether you are looking for a no-frills budget-friendly accommodation or a hotel with close proximity to inexpensive delicious local cuisines and cheap shopping, here are our recommendations on the most popular KL Chinatown hotels.
- Half-Day City Highlights Tour
- Best City Highlights Half-Day Tour
- City Tour After Dark with Dinner
- Private Traditional Cooking Lesson
- Private Half-Day City Heritage Tour with Lunch
- Heritage Buildings & Icon of City Tour
- Private Night Heritage Trails
- Guided Perdana Botanical Gardens Tour
- Evening Street Food Walking Shared Tour
- Private City Street Eats Evening Tour of Chinatown
The Majestic HotelKuala Lumpur
The Majestic Hotel KL is divided into two buildings (the Tower Wing and Majestic Wing) is an icon in Malaysiaâ€™ and its hotel landscape.Before, during and after WWII it was Kuala Lumpurs glamour spot and today maintains that same charismatic vibe with porters dressed in white shorts, knee high socks and pith helmets.The interior is magnificent with high ceilings, Roman columns, a gold leaf domed roof, vintage wrought iron ceiling lamps, intricate cornices, polished marble floors and chandeliers.All rooms at the five star The Majestic Kuala Lumpur have four poster beds, fully stocked mini bars, Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries and magazines such as Malaysia Tatler, Prestige and YTL Life. Read More...
Swiss-Inn Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
Swiss Inn Chinatown Kuala Lumpur, with its tagline an international hip hotel, sits right in the heart of Chinatown, one hour away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.Being located in Chinatown, otherwise known as Petaling Street, gives Swiss-Inn a considerable amount of plus points: abundance options of cheap shopping, close proximity to choices of inexpensive delicious local cuisines and accessibility to other city attractions such as Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower via the nearest transport links, Pasar Seni and Plaza Rakyat LRT stations.There are four onsite dining facilities that offer anything from American breakfast to Japanese dishes, and an internet room with an hourly rate for those who would like to keep in touch with the world. Read More...
Travelodge City CentreKuala Lumpur
Geo Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a three-star hotel located along Jalan Hang Kasturi, a prime address in the city.The hotel is within close proximity of several tourist hotspots in the city: Petaling Street , otherwise known as Chinatown is only five minutes away and Central Market, a local arts and crafts hub is just across the street.Food options are also plenty in the area, as local cheap eats are available at Chinatown and Kasturi Walk, a new addition to Central Market housing souvenir kiosks and al-fresco dining.Pasar Seni LRT station is the nearest transport link, situated right next to the hotel. Read More...
Hotel Sentral Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
Set just across the road from KL Sentral, Hotel Sentral is a great base for guests who appreciate easy access to the city for sightseeing and shopping.A 24-hour business centre is next to reception with two meeting rooms, plus there is a fusion food restaurant and fashionable bistro onsite.What we really love is that, no matter the time of day we return to the hotel, we are greeted with a symphony of friendly greetings from staff members - it really makes our stay an enjoyable one.For a three-star property, Hotel Sentral KLs 232 lodging units are well equipped - think a 32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, free Wi-Fi, and a electronic safety deposit box that can comfortably store a laptop. Read More...
The 5 Elements HotelKuala Lumpur
The 5 Elements Hotel, located in Chinatown, is a boutique hotel that provides five-star luxuries with prices everyone can afford: free wireless broadband connection, LCD TV with cable channels, air-conditioning, snug bedding, en-suite bathroom with power showers, bath towels and toiletries and a mini bar all are furnished in-room for convenience of each guests.The hotel is also equipped with extra facilities such as safe deposit boxes at the reception, alongside luggage storage, 24-hour reception, basement carpark, and two on-site dining outlets, Viaggio Italian Restaurant and The Hub Cafe Bar. Read More...