The Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia makes for a perfect weekend getaway, and finding the right hotel can make all the difference. So, if you're looking for where to stay for a weekend in Malaysia, you'll find our researched suggestions below. Whether you're a family looking to explore the city or a couple in need of a romantic escape, we've analyzed all of the hotels based on key criteria to help you find the perfect place to stay for a long weekend in Malaysia. From affordable rates to luxurious accommodations, Malaysia offers a variety of places to stay for a 2-day or 3-day trip. The hotels we recommend are equipped with amenities that will make your stay relaxing and comfortable. Plus, their convenient locations will allow you to explore all the exciting things to do and see in the area over your ultimate weekend escape. After a long day of sightseeing, you can unwind at a restaurant, enjoy the vibrant nightlife, or simply enjoy the comfort of your room. If you're traveling with family, we recommend hotels that are family-friendly and offer amenities that cater to children. For couples looking for a romantic weekend, we suggest hotels with nice surroundings, good views, and luxurious amenities. With our detailed analysis of the best hotels for a weekend in Malaysia, you'll be sure to find the perfect place to stay for your weekend escape.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Ayer Hangat, Kedah
5-star Resort with prices starting at $339 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for the Ultimate 3 Days in Malaysia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Located at Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has great rooms from $339 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 9.30 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors will especially love scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, outdoor tennis, and hiking at this convenient hotel. Nothing says relaxation like having room service delivered.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Private pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Kids' club


Pullman Miri Waterfront

Miri, Sarawak
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $49 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for 2 Days in Malaysia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

A great place to stay is Pullman Miri Waterfront which has nice rooms starting at $49. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Lot 1347 Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers scuba diving, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, and laundry services which weekend visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one. It's also less than the average price for weekend trip hotels, so it's a great value.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool


Bayview Hotel Langkawi

Kuah, Kedah
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $29 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Weekend Getaway Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

We found Bayview Hotel Langkawi to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $29. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Jalan Pandak Mayah 1 Pusat Bandar. You'll also find snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, mountain views, and child care which weekend travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for weekend trip hotels.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator


The Magellan Sutera

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5-star Resort with prices starting at $58 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Terrific Hotel for a Long Weekend in Malaysia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

With terrific rooms from $58, The Magellan Sutera, at Sutera Harbour Resort provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and snorkeling. Its terrific guest rating is 8.50 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this relaxing hotel which also offers a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, child care, and laundry services. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Kids' club


Eastern & Oriental Hotel

George Town, Penang State
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $120 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Stay for a Weekend Escape
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Eastern & Oriental Hotel has a great guest rating of 8.90 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $120 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 10 Lebuh Farquhar. Furthermore, it also offers a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, hiking, child care, and laundry services, which is nice for visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this terrific hotel is a terrific choice. Everyone loves a nice indoor pool, and the one here does not disappoint!

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Tanjong Jara Resort

Kuala Dungun, Terengganu State
5-star Resort with prices starting at $176 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Option for a Weekend Retreat
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Pool
  • Spa

The great guest rating of Tanjong Jara Resort is 8.80 out of 10. This place has a pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $176, and it's located at Batu 8. We also love the a bar, child care, laundry services, a spa and wellness center, and a game room which are great for weekend visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Bicycle rental
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Tennis


Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $62 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel for a 3-day trip in Malaysia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

A cool place is Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu because it has great rooms that start at $62. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran. Only a short distance from the city center, weekend travelers will especially love snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, laundry services, and golf at this fun hotel. Everyone loves a good hot tub, and this one is really nice.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Tanjung Rhu Resort

Ayer Hangat, Kedah
5-star Resort with prices starting at $127 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Stay for a Weekend Trip to Malaysia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Tanjung Rhu Resort offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $127 (before taxes). It's located at Mukim Ayer Hangat and has earned a guest rating of 8.30/10. This comfortable hotel is also nice because it offers snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, and child care which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Don't miss the pool bar which offers drinks and a fun area to unwind.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool
  • Kids' club


Shangri-La Rasa Ria Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5-star Resort with prices starting at $124 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for the Ultimate 3 Days in Malaysia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Located at Pantai Dalit, PO Box 600, Shangri-La Rasa Ria Kota Kinabalu has great rooms from $124 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 8.80 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, outdoor tennis, hiking, and child care which visitors will love. And this relaxing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5-star Resort with prices starting at $149 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for 2 Days in Malaysia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

A great place to stay is Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu which has nice rooms starting at $149. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a water park, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at No. 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru. Weekend visitors will really like this terrific hotel which also offers snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, mountain views, and child care. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. The kids will love the water park, too.

Weekend Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Beach
  • Golf
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Playground
  • Infinity pool
  • Kids' club


For more terrific hotel ideas in Malaysia, make sure you also see Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Malaysia, Best Beach Hotels in Malaysia, Best Cheap Hotels in Malaysia, Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Malaysia, Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Malaysia, Best Hotels for One Week in Malaysia, Best Hotels for One Night in Malaysia, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Malaysia, Best Adults Only Hotels in Malaysia, Best Party Hotels in Malaysia, Best Hotels for Scuba Diving in Malaysia, or Best Business Hotels in Malaysia.


How much do hotels for a weekend visit cost in Malaysia?

Malaysia Average Weekend Trip Hotel Price
$53

After analyzing 547 weekend trip hotels in Malaysia, we found the average weekend trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $53. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic weekend trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Malaysia.

The average prices of our suggested weekend trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $94
  • 4-star hotels: $62
  • 3-star hotels: $37


Budget Your Trip
Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. On this website you can also find travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.
Share This Page

Some of the links on this website are sponsored or affiliate links which help to financially support this site. By clicking the link and making a purchase, we may receive a small commission, but this does not affect the price of your purchase.