17 Best Places To Stay In Johor Bahru, Malaysia - Updated 2024

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Johor Bahru is the capital of the state of Johor, located in the southernmost part of East Malaysia, and is the closest neighbor to Singapore, which is linked by a causeway. Singaporeans who work hard in this city-state can come to Johor Bahru to rejuvenate and recharge in a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere and culture. Due to the strength of the Singapore dollar against the Malaysia Ringgit, which is about three times the value, spending in Johor gives Singaporeans high purchasing power. Hence, it’s not surprising that many Singaporeans flock to Johor, during the weekends, to do their weekly grocery shopping, top up gasoline, and hang out at one of the uniquely themed cafes. Even the locals find this destination as one of the best staycation spots in the country. Planning a trip soon? Scroll down for a list of the best places to stay in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. St. Giles Southkey (from USD 128)

Situated 7 km (4.35 mi) away from Singapore-Johor Causeway and 26 km (16.16 mi) from Senai International Airport, this luxury hotel enjoys a superb location. The accommodations are impeccably designed in contemporary decor that will cater to the needs of every kind of traveler. Some spacious suites also offer magical views of the city’s skyline.

Business guests in the city on a work trip can book a meeting room for holding seminars, conferences, or presentations. The bar serves an extensive range of drinks where you can unwind after a work meeting. When hungry, guests can head to the on-site all-day dining restaurant, Causeway Café, which is set in a relaxed atmosphere. Guests can socialize with family and friends here over a sumptuous spread of local and international cuisines.

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St Giles Southkey

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Persiaran Southkey 1 Kota Southkey
8.25 km (5.2 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry

2. KSL Hotel & Resort (from USD 40)

Ideally located near a shopping mall and the Causeway, this property features exquisite guest rooms that will appeal to every type of traveler.. Leisure guests can let their hair down at the lounge and bar and enjoy live music while sipping afternoon tea. The barbeque dinner is another specialty here - you can watch the chefs prepare meat and seafood on an open charcoal grill.

Fitness enthusiasts can head to the gym after a holiday-heavy lunch. Fancy a swim on a hot afternoon? There’s an outdoor swimming pool for your rejuvenation. Children will also have a good time in the play area while you sweat your travel cares away in the sauna room.

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KSL Hotel & Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad
6.06 km (3.8 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

3. Legoland Resort Hotel (from USD 300)

Legoland Resort Hotel is a themed hotel that is attractive for families with kids or even couples who want to enjoy the water park, roller coaster rides, shopping and taking photos with mega structures, carefully designed and built from the small famous lego blocks. It is located in Iskandar Puteri, described by some as the best area to stay in Johor Bahru. This is a 5-star hotel with very good reviews from visitors. Check in time is around 4:00 pm and check out is at 11:00 am. In the lobby, there are many loose Lego blocks to play with, to teach your kids hand-eye coordination and to construct something colourful.

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Legoland Malaysia Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1, JALAN MEDINI UTARA 3, BANDAR MEDINI ISKANDAR MALAYSIA
10.71 km (6.7 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms

4. Hotel Granada Johor Bahru (from USD 71)

According to reviews from visitors, the rooms here are comfortable, albeit a bit compact, and the location is superb. It is a 4-star hotel where you can be pampered with the spa facilities, to forget all those business issues and work concerns. Simply immerse yourself in the massage with aromatherapy oil, for full relaxation.

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Hotel Granada Johor Bahru

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 55, Jalan Indah 15/2, Taman Bukit Indah
8.37 km (5.2 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

5. Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru (from USD 69)

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru is located right smack in the heart of Johor Bahru, and only 7 km (4.3 miles) from the Singapore Causeway. This hotel offers a large and attractive swimming pool, with WiFi in its vicinity, and 24-hour customer service at the counter, for checking in and out.

Read our review on Doubletree By Hilton Johor Bahru.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: No. 12 Jalan Ngee Heng
4.57 km (2.9 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

6. Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel (from USD 101)

If you are looking for the best place to stay in Johor Bahru, you should try the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel. It offers modern facilities with satellite TV. This hotel is equipped with two restaurants, a pub, and an outdoor swimming pool. Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) is only 25 minutes away from the hotel and Lego Land, the Hello Kitty Theme Park, and Desaru Beach are all around 35 minutes away.

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📍 Pasar Tani or Pasar Pagi (Farmer's Market) is less than 2 km away from here;

This is the Farmer's Market 🌟 in my neighborhood open on most weekdays. Here, you can find fresh seasonal local produce 🌽🍠🥕🫚🌶️🍅and a wide variety of local snacks made fresh upon request.

Many visitors drop by for early morning shopping 🍍and pick up breakfast 🌮 along the way. I love the way the food is prepared - in the simplest manner. And market food is by far the most affordable 😀.

Top tip:

- Come early as stalls close by 9 a.m. when everything is sold out.

- BYO your shopping totes and takeaway carriers and you may get a discount from sellers who support sustainability 💚.

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Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 2, Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya,
11.22 km (7.0 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

7. Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre (from USD 103)

This accommodation is one of the favourites amongst Singaporeans. Due to its proximity to the island state and the fact that it is around 24 km (14.9 miles) away and 43 km (26.7 miles) from Desaru Beach, most guests describe it as the best place to live in Johor Bahru. There is also 24-hour customer service and every room has a bathroom, equipped with a hair dryer. There is also satellite TV provided.

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Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 260, JALAN DATO SULAIMAN, TAMAN ABAD,
6.28 km (3.9 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

8. Amari Johor Bahru (from USD 91)

If you are not sure about where to stay in Johor Bahru, this 5-star property could be right up your alley. Amari Johor Bahru is located in one of the best places in the city as it lies in the city center surrounded by a lot of restaurants, shopping centers, and nightlife. The place is so accessible that it will be a breeze to go to popular attractions like Johor Bahru Square, Johor Zoo, and Angry Birds Activity Park. Amari offers a delightful breakfast daily featuring American, continental, and halal meals. After a long day of fun, guests can retire to the hotel’s comfortable rooms, some of which feature a plasma TV and internet access.

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Amari Johor Bahru

Wheelchair accessible

Address: No. 82C, Jalan Trus
4.63 km (2.9 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

9. Suasana All Suites Hotel (from USD 81)

Suasana All Suites Hotel is the perfect stay for families with children who are looking for a great vacation in Johor Bahru. Located in a prime spot in the city center, guests of the hotel will find that plenty of attractions and amusements are within easy reach. The property itself is child-friendly, offering family suites, a children’s playground, and a kiddie pool. Adults can enjoy their time as well in the property’s fitness center, outdoor pool, and coffee shop.

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Suasana Suites Hotel Johor Bahru

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 82C Jalan Trus
4.62 km (2.9 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

10. Midori Concept Hotel (from USD 29)

Fall in love with the charm and peaceful atmosphere of Midori Concept Hotel, a three-star hotel that’s ideal for couples who are looking for a more intimate Johor Bahru experience. Rooms here are smaller compared to others but are elegant, extremely clean, and fully equipped with necessary amenities like air conditioning, WiFi, a minibar, a telephone, and a supply of towels and toiletries. Must-see destinations are easily accessible from the hotel yet guests won’t be bothered by the noise and hustle of the city center.

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Masjid Sultan Iskandar in Bandar Dato Onn is one of the most striking mosques in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It is a celebration of traditional Islamic architecture and cultural heritage with its intricate design and striking presence in this bustling suburb.

Classical Islamic elements and modern aesthetics blend together to create a stunning visual harmony. The structure boasts impressive minarets and a blue dome that matches the colour of the skies. The vast interior features intricate calligraphy and geometric patterns along the walls and ceiling.

Sunlight streams in through the well-placed glass windows to illuminate the hallowed halls. What sets this mosque apart from the rest is its design and acoustics. When the imam calls to prayer, his voice resonates perfectly across the mosque.

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Midori Concept Hotel

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 57, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 81100
13.89 km (8.7 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

11. TROVE Johor Bahru (from USD 69)

TROVE Johor Bahru is one of the five-star hotels in the city that exude modern elegance. Each of the rooms in this stylish hotel is furnished with a flat-screen TV, coffee facilities, and an en suite bathroom with a fresh supply of towels and toiletries. Guests rave about the property’s convenient location and the scrumptious buffet breakfast it provides. While on the property, guests are welcome to enjoy the refreshing swimming pool and the fitness center.

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TROVE Johor Bahru

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir Jalan Dato' Abdullah Tahir/ Jalan Tebrau
5.6 km (3.5 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry

12. Z Hotel (from USD 64)

Take in the wonderful sights and sounds of the lovely city of Johor Bahru when you choose Z Hotel for your adventures. Located in the heart of the city, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru City Square, Angry Birds Activity Park, and Johor Zoo are all within walking distance. Guests will definitely love their stay here, as each room has an air-conditioning system, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, coffee facilities, and WiFi access.

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Z HOTEL

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 18 JALAN WONG AH FOOK, Johor Bahru City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80000
4.84 km (3.1 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Lift Fax/photocopying

13. Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru (from USD 79)

Perfect for couples who are looking for a relaxing experience in Johor Bahru, Capri by Fraser Hotel features a great location tucked away so as to avoid the noise of the city yet still accessible enough for guests to get to the popular attractions. It is 2.3 km (1.43 mi) away from Angry Birds Activity Park and 0.5 km (0.31 mi) from Johor Bahru City Square. Guests of the hotel will surely find the modern air-conditioned rooms to be homey, especially as each of them features a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. Guests also have access to the property’s fitness center and spa. The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

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Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru

Wifi Available

Address: Menara Tiga Serangkai, Jalan Tengku Azizah
5.01 km (3.2 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre

14. Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour (from USD 65)

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour is located in Nusajaya, a new township. The hotel has many Hello Kitty themed rooms, of various designs, to attract kids and those young-at-heart. There are also standard rooms with conventional designs. The lobby is beautifully designed by talented interior designers for a modern ambience, look and feel.

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JEN Johor Puteri Harbour by Shangri-La

Wifi Available

Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour
8.15 km (5.1 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

15. Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru (from USD 38)

According to reviews, this accommodation is touted to be the best in Johor Bahru! Visitors find that there are more facilities provided here, compared to surrounding hotels. It is suitable for dating couples and there is 24-hour customer service, for checking in any time of the day and night.

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The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru

Address: Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim
4.56 km (2.9 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

16. Mutiara Johor Bahru Hotel (from USD 35)

Located in the commercial centre of Johor Bahru, Mutiara Johor Bahru Hotel offers three options of rooms, with an outdoor swimming pool. It’s only 15 minutes from Singapore via the Causeway. Open 24 hours, Seri Mutiara Restaurant serves lunch and dinner, every day, with ala carte, local dishes and also western food. Capri, the continental restaurant and Meisan, a Szechuan restaurant are also available, here.

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Mutiara Johor Bahru

Address: Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Century, K.B. No 779
6.04 km (3.8 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

17. Stella Hotel (from USD 51)

Another great accommodation in Johor Bahru that caters to families is Stella Hotel. All of its rooms are air-conditioned and are fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom. Family rooms are also offered, which feature appropriate sleeping arrangements and child-friendly entertainment. Angry Birds Activity Park, Legoland Malaysia, and Johor Bahru City Square are all within 10 km (6.21 mi).

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Stella Hotel - Johor Bahru

Wifi Available

Address: No. 8 Jalan Utama 2, Taman D'Utama
5.11 km (3.2 mi) from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Free parking Internet services

Awesome hotels in Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru offers plenty of fun things to do alongside several world-class hotels, ranging from 4-star to 5-star facilities. They are near to Singapore via the Causeway and are favorite destinations for fellow Singaporeans, for unwinding in a more relaxed culture compared to the concrete jungle of the city-state. There is lots of room to drive around and explore the city and immerse oneself in the sights and local food, and it is much cheaper since the Singaporean purchasing power is better. The locals are friendly and they work hard to earn tourist money, from their neighbors from down south.

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Frequently asked questions about the best places to stay in Johor Bahru

1. Which of the best places to stay in Johor Bahru are good for families?

Many of the best places to stay in Johor Bahru are good for families. For the best properties that provide excellent accommodations for families, we recommend booking a stay at Legoland Resort Hotel, Suasana All Suites Hotel, and Stella Hotel.

2. Which of the best places to stay in Johor Bahru are good for couples?

Some properties in Johor Bahru are especially good for couples. For the ones that can provide great services and facilities for you and your partner, consider booking a room in Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru, Midori Concept Hotel, or Legoland Resort Hotel.

3. Which of the best places to stay in Johor Bahru offer breakfast?

A lot of properties in Johor Bahru offer breakfast. For those who prefer accommodations that offer breakfast every morning, we recommend booking a stay at Amari Johor Bahru or TROVE Johor Bahru.

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