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Malaysia Hotels in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Budget and Mid-Range Accommodations on and near KL's Petaling Street


Petaling Street, Chinatown is a great starting point for exploring a more chaotic, colorful part of Kuala Lumpur. If you plan to make Chinatown your jump-off point for your Kuala Lumpur journey, stay at one of the hotels listed below. Take advantage of KL Chinatown’s relatively inexpensive accommodations close to Pasar Seni LRT (part of Kuala Lumpur’s train system and the terminus for the free GO KL bus) and Puduraya bus station, which let you reach out to the rest of the metropolis with relative ease. (Read about the Bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.)

For a more comprehensive list of hotels in KL, read this article: Hotels in Kuala Lumpur.

The 5 Elements Hotel

The 5 Elements is a Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur boutique hotel located on Jalan Sultan, an ideal gateway for tourists to Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown and nearby Petaling Street. The 5 Elements’ location places it close to the train station where you can get to the rest of KL, and nearby Petaling Road offers plenty of cheap shopping and affordable eats, almost 24 hours a day. (For more info about what you’re eating in Kuala Lumpur, read: Profile of Malay Cooking and Culture.)

The rooms come with Wifi, air-conditioning, and ironing board; non-smoking rooms available upon request. Choose a room at the 10th floor or higher to get the best view of the city.

  • Star Rating: ★★★
  • Address: Lot 243, Jalan Sultan (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone: +60 320 316 888

Alamanda Hotel Petaling Street

The Alamanda Hotel Chinatown’s 58 air-conditioned rooms are perfectly suitable for short stays, given their compact size; each unit comes with air-conditioning, free Wifi, TV, and en suite bathroom. The alleyway location fo the Alamanda may make it a bit hard to find at first, but once you’re there, you’ll find everything close by: Petaling Street just beyond the lobby, the Pasar Seni LRT station only a few minutes’ walk away, and Petronas Towers not very distant. After dark, the Chinatown night market is easy to visit.

  • Star Rating: ★★
  • Address: 85 Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone: +60 3 2070 4566

AnCasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown’s central location works to the AnCasa Hotel’s advantage, placing it within walking distance of the LRT and Puduraya bus station. Central Market is five minutes’ walk away. Merdeka Square is close by, as is KLCC, but the hotel’s free shuttle bus lets you reach the shopping centers outside Chinatown with ease, if you don’t want to hoof it. Rooms are air-conditioned and have Wifi access (paid). Rooms at the AnCasa’s high floors let you avoid the street noise and give you a better view of Petronas Towers and KL Tower. Other hotel amenities include a restaurant with a daily buffet, a bar, and an on-site swimming pool.

  • Star Rating: ★★★
  • Address: Jin Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone: +60 3 2026 6060

Citin Hotel Pudu Kuala Lumpur

The Citin Hotel's location on Jalan Pudu, opposite the Puduraya Bus Terminal, puts its guests just 10 minutes away from the LRT system, and within walking distance to shopping districts Jalan Bukit Bintang, Central Market and Chinatown. The hotel’s 98 guestrooms come with LCD TV, air-conditioning, in-room safe, keycard locking system, and free coffee/tea making facilities in deluxe rooms only. Hairdryer available on request.

  • Star Rating: ★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: No 36 Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone: +60 3 203 17777

D'Oriental Inn

If you're looking for accommodations in Kuala Lumpur's own Chinatown, put D'Oriental Inn on your list. Located on Petaling Street, Chinatown is right outside the door, within easy walking distance to the district's major shopping, business and entertainment spots. D'Oriental Inn's 85 rooms come with complimentary Wifi. Other services include laundry and tour counter arranging city and country tours.

  • Star Rating: ★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: 82 & 84 Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone: +60 3 2026 8181

Dragon Inn Premium Hotel

Clean, compact guestrooms with LCD TV, air-conditioning, Wi-fi, and private bathroom with hot and cold shower await the Dragon Inn’s guests. Guests have a choice between Standard and Deluxe Room types; the least expensive rooms have no windows. Airport taxi, laundry, and extra bed available upon request. The hotel’s location at Jalan Petaling puts it close to St. John's Cathedral and Genting Golf Course; the district’s many restaurants and hawker centers are very close to the hotel.

  • Star Rating: ★★
  • Address: 14 Jalan Petaling (Off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock), Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone: +60 3 2070 4333

Hotel Chinatown 2

This two-star hotel is located right on Petaling Street’s renowned night market, with plenty of hawker centers and stores just beyond the hotel’s doorway. To reach the rest of KL, you only need to take the public transport and LRT options mere minutes away by foot from the hotel. The hotel’s rooms are basic, with the usual touches – cable tv, Wifi, and safe deposit box. Room types range from from single to family-size; backpackers will appreciate the cheap accommodations in the hotel’s 15-bed dormitory. Business travelers can use the business center with secretarial service included.

  • Star Rating: ★★
  • Address: 70-72 Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone: +60 3 2072 9933

My City Hotel

Just about five minutes away from the Pasar Seni train station, the My City Hotel is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur’s excellent public transport system. The hotel is relatively new as far as Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur hotels go (built in 2008) – it offers standard and superior guestrooms with cable TV, Wifi access, IDD call & facsimile facilities, ionizer air-conditioning, and hot and cold drinking water in the rooms. Other services include a cozy lobby reading corner, valet car park, daily housekeeping and automatic wake-up call. Local & city tours services available upon request.

  • Star Rating:
  • Address: 118-120A, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone: +60 3 2026 6288

Swiss Inn Kuala Lumpur

The Swiss-Inn Kuala Lumpur's location in Chinatown puts its guests right in the middle of KL's business, entertainment and shopping scene, close to Petaling Street and its many wares. With 110 guestrooms decorated in pastel shades, hotel guests enjoy a warm welcome. The hotel is close to the Putra LRT Station and a bus terminal, for easy access to the rest of KL.

  • Star Rating: ★★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: No. 62, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone: +60 3 2072 3333
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