The Best Hotels in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, for Every Traveller

Get a different perspective from New World's rooftop pool
Get a different perspective from New World's rooftop pool | Courtesy of New World Petaling Jaya / Expedia
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15 December 2020

Kuala Lumpur’s little sister, Petaling Jaya has long lived in the shadow, but in recent years has started to emerge, forming a personality of its own. It’s here in “PJ” that visitors can see a more suburban, workaday side of Malaysia’s capital, with the added benefits of accommodation that spans all budgets, and a growing public transportation web that makes it easy to get downtown.

New World Petaling Jaya

The New World towers over Petaling Jaya, tempting landmark status. The hotel boasts 300 rooms and suites, all of which are unified by a refined, almost Japanese minimalism stemming from touches such as sustainable bamboo wood floors and sleek furniture in white, grey and cream. Indeed, Malaysian-influenced wall art offers a reminder of where you are. A rooftop pool provides yet another perspective on this expanding city.
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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Grayhaus Guest House

This multi-storey suburban home has opened its doors to travellers. Accommodation ranges from cosy, functional pods and capsules with shared bathroom to larger ensuite rooms. All are pleasantly simple, decked out in whites and greys, with puffy beds and modern furniture. A shared kitchenette is a nod to homely vibes, and a location within walking distance of shopping will get you out of the house.
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Free WiFi
Express check-out
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel

Petaling Jaya’s seemingly gold-coated Sheraton juts into the sky in dramatic fashion, housing 253 rooms and no fewer than six dining options. Rooms can claim likewise views, in addition to lots of space, high-quality beds and decadent perks such as premium toiletries. The 33rd floor infinity pool provides yet another platform from which to take in Petaling Jaya, not to mention Kuala Lumpur, just next door.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace

Hilton Petaling Jaya

Dating back to 1984, Petaling Jaya’s Hilton feels new and timeless, western and tropical, all at the same time. Tipping the scales toward the holiday end of the hotel spectrum, the focus here is on style and relaxation, although it can comfortably double as a business hotel, if needed. With a location between Kuala Lumpur’s city centre and airport, it’s also a convenient place to stay.
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Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge

Royale Chulan Damansara

The Royale Chulan Damansara, located just north of Petaling Jaya, blends a rather imposing, business-class exterior with holiday-minded amenities. Rooms edge toward upscale in feel, with heavy drapes and padded furniture, while the palm-fringed infinity pool begs for a splash. A location within walking distance of Kuala Lumpur’s MRT means it’s a snap to get to and from the city.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge

One World Hotel

This massive hotel – nearly 500 rooms total – functions as a convenient, contemporary base. Accommodation is spacious and functional, with access to perks such as an expansive pool and fitness centre. But the real draw is its location at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, one of Southeast Asia’s largest malls and across the street from Kuala Lumpur’s MRT line, making shopping and city access almost a bit too easy.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Full-service spa
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge

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  • The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    Boasting a vast, almost rural feeling footprint, Petaling Jaya’s Saujana is one hotel worthy of the urban-resort moniker. The more than 350 rooms and suites have access to two golf courses, multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness and more. And best of all, despite all that space and nature, it’s situated a short walk from both shopping and public transportation.
    Everything you need to know

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    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Express check-out
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Limo or Town Car service available
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge

    Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya

    Although at first glance, the exterior of Petaling Jaya’s Hotel Armada might feel slightly dated, the rooms feel nothing but new, with sleek, urban feeling furniture and amenities – a feel that extends to the hotel’s food outlets. Located within walking distance of Kuala Lumpur’s MRT system, as well as numerous shopping and dining options, it’s a convenient place to stay.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    In-room accessibility
    Express check-out
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Limo or Town Car service available
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Artisan Eco Hotel

    Housed in a quasi-suburban housing block is the Artisan Eco Hotel. As the name indicates, there’s a distinct emphasis on sustainability here. Rooms range from tight, no-window singles to expansive family-friendly suites, all making creative use of recycled materials – as well as many other earth-minded initiatives – and bright domestic fabrics, all looked after by service-forward staff.
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    Free WiFi
    24-hour front desk
    Smoke-free property

    H Boutique Hotel Xplorer Kota Damansara

    Grey, white and black – with the occasional splash of teal – are the operative colours at this style-conscious hotel in Petaling Jaya. The lobby sets the tone with design-centric, sometimes retro-themed furniture and wall art, a theme that continues to the rooms, which range from no-window singles to larger rooms. The block that houses the hotel is home to plenty of local food options, and is conveniently located a short walk from public transportation.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    24-hour front desk
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on December 15, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.