Kuala Lumpur is a very large city and the capital of Malaysia. The country of Malaysia is generally a conservative place but there is still plenty of nightlife and entertainment around. Since most of the better (and worse) hotels in KL have no prohibition against customers bringing guests back to their rooms I’ll list here some of the better options. All of these hotels are listed in the same area because it’s the best place for visitors to stay.
1. Federal Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Bukit Bintang)
The Federal Kuala Lumpur is one of the older hotels around but it’s also one of the nicest and most centrally located. I posted a full review of the Federal Kuala Lumpur Hotel on this site recently.
There is all sorts of entertainment within walking distance of the hotel. Places beyond walking distance are easily reached by taxi and they are easy to get right in front of the hotel. There’s even a large spa on the ground floor. Check in is a breeze and the staff provides good customer service without being intrusive.
The Federal hotel is completely guest friendly though that’s sort of a moot point. An elevator bank on the ground floor just inside of the entrance means that customers don’t have to pass by the front desk when going in and out of their rooms.
Rooms at the hotel are reasonably priced, but the best rate can only be secured by booking a room at the Federal Kuala Lumpur Hotel online before a stay.
2. Invito Hotel Suites (Lorong Ceylon / Bukit Bintang)
The four star Invito Hotel Suites is consistently one of the best reviewed hotels in Kuala Lumpur and there’s a good reason for that. Although it’s not right on Jalan Bukit Bintang it is centrally located. There’s tons of nightlife and entertainment only a short walk from the hotel and everything else can be reached by taxi or public transportation.
A twenty four hour front desk is helpful. The swimming pool and gym are both nice and well maintained. Perhaps most importantly, the hotel is guest friendly and the staff is generally good at minding its own business.
Stays at the hotel aren’t cheap but the price is worth what’s given. The best rates can be found by booking rooms at the Invito Hotel Suites online in advance.
3. Hotel Sentral Pudu (Jalan Pudu / Bukit Bintang)
The Hotel Sentral Pudu is the most inexpensive hotel on this list. Great for people who don’t want to shell out a lot of money the hotel is still well run. It’s also centrally located and only a short walk from the well known Bukit Bintang strip. The immediate area of the hotel is filled with eateries, shopping outlets and massage shops.
The Sentral Pudu isn’t the most lavish hotel in the city by any means but for the price paid that only makes sense. The hotel is completely tolerant of guests bringing friends to their rooms.
While a stay at the hotel doesn’t cost much prices given at the last minute are usually much higher than what can be found by booking a room at the Hotel Sentral Pudu online in advance.