15 Luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur for a relaxing staycation

15 Luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur for a relaxing staycation

Well-deserved indulgence

Text: Natalie Khoo Ronn Tan

We've rounded up the best luxury hotels in KL for a staycation filled with good food, state-of-the-art facilities, and fine hospitality

Are you travelling to KL to explore the city or t0 visit friends and family? Or are you a local who has just returned from a trip but you're already itching for another getaway? Perhaps you just need a break from your day-to-day routine? Whichever situation you relate to, we have the solution for it: a staycation at one of KL's finest hotels!

With that, we've put together a list of the best luxury hotels in the city for your cherry-picking. These establishments all come with their own star qualities and attractions—from brilliant dining establishments to state-of-the-art facilities!

1. W Kuala Lumpur

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Featuring 150 modern guest rooms and suites overlooking Kuala Lumpur, W Kuala Lumpur is one of KL's more vibrant and stylish hotels. Guests can look forward to the Sunday Retox Brunch (every first and third Sunday of the month) and Retox At Dusk (second and fourth Friday of the month) at Flock; delicious pork-free dim sum at Yen (the hotel's contemporary Cantonese restaurant); and an al-fresco dining experience with unparalleled views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers at Wet Deck. For some well-deserved rejuvenation, head over to the Away Spa!

Rates: From RM995 per room per night

Contact: 03 2786 8888 | [email protected]

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2. The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

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Experience the signature 24-hour St. Regis signature butler service, a complimentary breakfast at The Brasserie, complimentary three pieces of laundry daily, and more outstanding services when you book a stay at The St Regis Kuala Lumpur. The hotel is also home to a variety of fine F&B establishments, including Crystal, Taka, Ushi, Astor Bar, and The Drawing Room.

Rate: From RM1,100 per night

Contact: +603 27271111

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3. EQ Kuala Lumpur

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Pair impressive panoramic city views with a location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s famed Golden Triangle and you'll get the perfect staycation combo—that's EQ for you. Since undergoing refurbishment and reopening in 2019, the swanky hotel boasts 440 guest rooms and suites, as well as an entire floor dedicated to fitness and wellness—encompassing the Sanctum gym and spa, a 25-metre infinity pool, a large vitality pool, and a Himalayan salt sauna. On the 51st floor, there's Sabayon, a restaurant offering contemporary European cuisine, and Blue, an open-air rooftop bar and lounge. 

Rates: From RM622 per room per night

Contact: 03 2789 7777 | [email protected]

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4. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

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Located along the busy Jalan Ampang in KL, this 473-key hotel is a prime spot for business and solo travellers, as well as families with young children. A staycation at any of the suites come with complimentary in-room breakfast, access to the Club InterContinental Lounge, in-room personalised check-in, and butler services. The hotel also has a variety of stay packages that come inclusive of dining promotions for foodies to enjoy a taste of omakase at Tatsu Japanese cuisine, a Malaysian buffet at Serena Brasserie, drinks at OneFiveSix, and more. 

Rates: From RM700 per night

Contact: +03 2782 8388 | [email protected]

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5. The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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The Majestic KL's timeless colonial charm has made the hotel a beacon for travellers since 1932. Here, guests can expect a staycation filled with elegance, impeccable service, and privacy. The hotel currently welcomes guests to enjoy a Majestic Summer, inclusive of an overnight accommodation and complimentary breakfast and dinner for two. Not to be missed is the afternoon tea at The Orchid Conservatory, as well as the hearty buffet spread at Contango. 

Rates: From RM458 per night

Contact: 03 2785 8000| [email protected]

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6. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

If you're in search of a family-friendly getaway, Grand Hyatt KL offers two exciting themed staycations—the Upin and Ipin: Kampung in the City experience and the Barbie Ultimate Staycation. Plus, the hotel has a airplane-themed experience dubbed "The Grand Getaway", where you can travel around the world without having to leave your seats through a 360-degree virtual experience that takes you from one destination to another, complemented by a full-course in-flight culinary journey. Suffice to say, this is the place to be for a unique stay!

Rate: RM820 per night

Contact: 03 2182 1234 | [email protected]

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7. JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

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Nestled within walking distance from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur—the city's premier shopping mall—JW Marriott KL is the ideal hotel for shopaholics. Known as The Happening Hotel, this modern 738-room hotel lives up to its name with a plethora of dining venues and exclusive experiences held from time to time. It also offers direct access to The Starhill, AKA The Home of the Tastemakers, featuring leading luxury brands from the worlds of high fashion, contemporary design, timepieces, jewellery, and more.

Rates: From RM470 per night

Contact: 603 2715 9000

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8. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

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Are you a fan of M.O.? If not, you may want to consider signing up to enjoy the convenience of faster booking, complimentary WiFi, and exclusive members-only offers from Mandarin Oriental hotels, restaurants, spas and partners around the world. What's more, you'll be entitled to complimentary daily breakfast at Mosaic, a bottle of wine, complimentary room upgrade, dining or spa credit, as well as early check-in at 10am and late check-out at 4pm when you book via the hotel's website. In addition to Mosaic, the hotel has a range of other F&B establishments including Lai Po Heen and Mandarin Grill. While you're here, why not treat yourself to extensive range of treatments at The Spa? 

Rates: From RM476 per night

Contact: 03 2380 8888 | [email protected]

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9. Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

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If you're ready to return to the safe sanctuary of Banyan Tree KL for your long-awaited rejuvenation staycation, your stay will be inclusive of daily breakfast for two and complimentary upgrade to the next room category. Don't miss out on the elegant ambience of Altitude, the buzzing atmosphere of Vertigo, and the culinary delights at Horizon Grill. Part of Banyan Tree's identity is its spa—one of the best places in town for the ultimate pampering experience.

Rates: From RM765 per night

Contact: 03 2113 1888 | [email protected]

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10. Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur

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Spend quality time with your partner, family, or yourself with a staycation at Le Méridien KL. Situated just across from KL Sentral Station, the hotel offers easy access to nearby attractions like Chinatown, the Central Market, Dataran Merdeka, and the Petronas Twin Towers. In terms of dining, you don't have to travel far with a myriad of acclaimed restaurants located within the hotel, such as Favola, Prime, and Latest Recipe. 

Rates: From RM510 per night 

Contact: 03 2263 7888

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11. Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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At Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur, expect well-appointed rooms with modern furnishings and amenities, along with facilities including an infinity pool and 24-hour fitness centre. Located at the heart of KL's entertainment and shopping district, you'll find some of the city's best attractions, restaurants, and retail outlets right at the doorstep of this hotel. 

Rates: From RM615 per night

Contact: 03 9212 7587

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12. Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

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Designed to be a serene retreat for travellers near and far, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur is one of the more established hotels in the city for couples and families alike. The hotel features a spacious sun-drenched lounge, a tranquil poolside surrounded by tropical gardens, and a signature Health Club and Spa to relax and indulge in the finer things. Among the dining options here include Lemon Garden (famous for buffets), Shang Palace, and Zipangu. 

Rates: From RM494 per night 

Contact: 03 2032 2388

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13. The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

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Consisting of 364 guest rooms and five brilliant dining establishments, The Ritz-Carlton KL is a great spot for city staycation. Its location within the Golden Triangle also means that you're never too far from anything if you feel like stepping out of the hotel. F&B options here include Li Yen for signature Chinese classics, The Library for fine curations by Chef Wai, The Lobby Lounge for afternoon tea, The Patisserie for sweet and savoury treats, as well as The Cobalt Room for a combination of local and international dishes.

Reopening Rate: From RM455 per room per night

Contact: 03 2142 8000

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14. Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

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If you're looking to explore the Chinatown area of KL, book yourself a stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur Chinatown! Each room at the hotel features customised wall art by Malaysian artists Loka Made—portraying the stories of the livelihood, craft, and trade of the neighbourhood. As for dining and drinking options, guests can grab a meal at Quan's Kitchen or enjoy a tipple (or two) at Jann. 

Rates: From RM355 per night

Contact: 03 2035 7333

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15. Park Royal Collection Kuala Lumpur

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Park Royal Collection Kuala Lumpur is the latest addition to this list, having opened its doors in June 2022. Designed with the environment and wellness of being in mind, the hotel features a roof terrace spanning 13,000 square feet of plants as well as a vertical garden facade with sky planters—offering a verdant spot of green amidst the surrounding concrete jungle. It has 527 rooms and suites, each equipped with sustainable bathroom amenities and filtered drinking water, along with wellness facilities such as a St Gregory spa, a modern gymnasium, a fitness studio, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Rates: From RM382 per night

Contact: +03 2782 8388

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