Top 10: KLIA/KLIA2 Airport Hotels plus other Sleeping Options for Layovers

For those doing layovers in Kuala Lumpur, here’s my guide to the top hotels and accommodation at, and near, the airport.

First, let’s ease some confusion, KLIA and KLIA2 (or LCCT) are two sections of the same airport, a more detailed guide here including info on restaurants, cafes and getting around KLIA2. You can move from KLIA to KLIA2 via KLIA Ekspres train which departs from the level 2 of the Gateway Mall at KLIA2. The train journey takes approx 3 minutes between the two terminals.

With the popularity of Air Asia, KL Airport seems to get busier and busier. So, if you are going to be doing an extended layover be sure to book accommodation in advance.

To simplify things, I have broken the list up into four sections being Sleeping options inside the departure areas of KLIA, Sleeping options inside the departure areas of KLIA2, thirdly those outside of the departure halls and lastly accommodation options near the airport.

The first two sections are suitable for people in transit as you can clear immigration and snooze up before getting on your departing flight, or for people on fly-thru who don’t go out through immigration.

The third section is for accommodation options at the airport which are outside the departure halls. Of course, anyone can use these regardless of having a ticket or not. These are usually cheaper than departure hall sleeping options with some also offering typical hotel services.

The fourth section is for hotels located nearby and with 15km of the airport. I have also noted the ones that have shuttle services available.

Sleeping Options inside the Departure Hall of KLIA

Plaza Premium Lounge (Wellness Spa-KLIA) – Private Suite

4-star hotel (Inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport). Plaza Premium Lounge (Wellness Spa) – Private Suite is located at International Departure Area (Airside) within the duty-free zone of Kuala Lumpur International Airport.  Only accessible by in-transit guests with international boarding passes in the main KLIA Terminal.


Plaza Premium Lounge Wellness Salon (International Departure-KLIA) – Private Suite

4-star hotel (In the departure side of Kuala Lumpur International Airport). Very near to the one listed above and run by the same company. Plaza Premium Lounge Wellness Salon (International Departure-KLIA) – Private Suite is located at International Departure Area (Airside) within the duty free zone of Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Only accessible by in-transit guests with international boarding passes in the main KLIA Terminal.

 

Sleeping Options inside the Departure Hall of KLIA2

Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departure-KLIA2) – Wellness Spa/Lounge

4-star hotel (Inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport ). Located on the mezzanine level of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2- International Departure area, Plaza Premium Lounge – Wellness Spa/Lounge offers a haven for tired travelers . Only accessible by in-transit guests with international boarding passes in the main KLIA2 Terminal.


Sama Sama Express KLIA2

(Inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport). Sama-Sama Express KLIA2 is a transit hotel located in Sepang, within the satellite building of the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (KLIA2). Only accessible by in-transit guests with international boarding passes in the main KLIA2 Terminal.

 

Sleeping options on the Airport grounds but outside the departure halls

(open to everyone regardless of ticket)

Plaza Premium Lounge Malaysia (KLIA2) – Transit Hotel

4 stars (Inside Gateway Mall at Kuala Lumpur International Airport). Located at Level 2M of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) Gateway, Plaza Premium Lounge Malaysia is a transit hotel with air-conditioned rooms offering free WiFi, food and beverages.


Snooze KL

3 stars (Inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport)

Located within Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Snooze KL offers accommodation in Sepang. The property is located next to Gate G8 at the airport. 24-hour front desk.


Sama-Sama Express KL International Airport

2-star hotel (Inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport). Located in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sama-Sama Express KL International Airport is a transit hotel offering comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi for short periods.


Sama Sama Hotel KLIA

5-star hotel (Connected by shuttle and walkbridge to Kuala Lumpur International Airport). An award-winning hotel, Sama Sama Hotel KLIA features an outdoor pool, 3 dining options and a 24-hour fitness centre. Soundproofed rooms come with garden views and a flat-screen TV.


Tune Hotel klia2

3-star hotel (Connected via walkway to Kuala Lumpur International Airport). Connected directly to the klia2 terminal via a covered walkway, Tune Hotel klia2 offers modern and air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.


 

Sleeping options near the Airport

 

HOMESTAY@KLIA

(2.7 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Shuttle Available). Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, HOMESTAY@KLIA offers pet-friendly accommodation in Sepang. Free private parking is available on site.


Tune Hotel Sepang

3-star hotel (3.1 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Shuttle available). Just a 15-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal KLIA2, Tune Hotel Sepang offers cosy air-conditioned rooms with an en suite bathroom. 24 Hour reception desk.


Sri Langit Hotel KLIA, KLIA 2 & F1

3-star hotel (6.4 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Shuttle Available). Located just 10 km from the Sepang International Circuit, Sri Langit Hotel features a prominently-designed façade and is Malaysia’s first aviation-themed hotel.


EV World Hotel Enstek near KLIA & KLIA 2

2-star hotel(6.5 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available). Strategically located in Sepang, EV World Hotel Enstek near KLIA & KLIA 2 offers basic and comfortable accommodation within 2.8 km from the well-known Sepang International Circuit.


Sri Packers Hotel KLIA, KLIA 2 & F1

(6.6 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available). Sri Packers Hotel provides modern and comfy accommodation with free WiFi access in the entire property. It features a restaurant and a common lounge area for guests to relax and socialise.


Adiniz Klia Holiday Home

3 stars (5.6 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport ). Situated in Kampong Bekoh, Adiniz Klia Holiday Home offers a homely accommodation. Featuring a fully-equipped kitchen, this Adiniz Klia also has a living area and dining area.


Adiff Palace Hotel

1-star hotel(5.9 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport ). Located in Sepang, 6 km from Sepang International Circuit, Adiff Palace Hotel boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV.


Royale City Hotel

(6 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Shuttle Available). Located in Sepang, 7 km from Sepang International Circuit, Royale City Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. 24 HR reception desk)


Hai-O Hotel

(6.1 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Shuttle Available). Featuring free WiFi, Hai-O Hotel offers accommodation in Sepang. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.


KLIA Airport Transit and F1 Formula One Sepang Jentayu Enstek Bungalow Homestay

(6.1 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport ). Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, KLIA Airport Transit and F1 Formula One Sepang Jentayu Enstek Bungalow Homestay offers accommodation in Kampong Chinchang.


Hotel Double Star

2 stars (6.2 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport). Operating a 24-hour front desk, Hotel Double Star is conveniently located within a 10-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the entire property.


the youniQ Hotel, Kuala Lumpur International Airport

3-star hotel (6.3 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available) Situated in Sepang, this design hotel is just a 15-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and KLIA2. 24 HR reception desk.


Casa Hotel KLIA 1

2-star hotel (6.3 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Shuttle Available)

Casa Hotel KLIA 1 provides modern and cosy rooms with free WiFi in Sepang.


City View Sepang KLIA

(6.3 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Shuttle Available ) Situated in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, City View Sepang KLIA offers modern and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access in the entire property.


Sky Star Hotel Sepang KLIA

3-star hotel (6.3 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available)

Only a 15-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sky Star Hotel Sepang KLIA features tastefully furnished guestrooms fitted with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi access.


Bary Inn, KLIA and KLIA2

2-star hotel (6.3 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available) A 10-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Bary Inn, KLIA and KLIA2 provides affordable rooms with air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.


Qlassic Hotel

2-star hotel (6.4 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available) Situated in Sepang, 6 km from Sepang International Circuit, Qlassic Hotel boasts a terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.


Sri Enstek Hotel KLIA, KLIA 2 & F1

2-star hotel(6.6 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available) Offering complimentary Wi-Fi access, Sri Enstek Hotel offers boutique rooms a 7-minute drive from Sepang F1 International Circuit and within a 25-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur International…


Anjung Apartment & Breakfast

(6.8 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Anjung Apartment & Breakfast offers accommodation in Sepang, 10 km from Sepang International Circuit. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.


Sweethome Homestay

5 stars (7.2 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport ) Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Sweethome Homestay offers accommodation in Kampong Chinchang, 45 km from Kuala Lumpur. Free private parking is available on site.


Empress Hotel Sepang

3-star hotel (7.5 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available) A 15-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Empress Hotel offers value-for-money accommodation with free WiFi access. The hotel houses a fitness centre and an outdoor pool.


Anjung KLIA Vacation Home

(7.6 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Set in Banting in the Selangor Region, this holiday home is 18 km from Hospital Banting. It provides free private parking. A flat-screen TV is offered.


Rumah Putih Bed & Breakfast near KLIA & KLIA 2

(7.8 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Rumah Putih offers non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi. Featuring an outdoor pool and free parking, the property serves free breakfast and is 1 km from Salak Tinggi KLIA Transit Station.


Hotel 126

(7.8 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available) Located in Sepang, 8 km from Sepang International Circuit, Hotel 126 boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms have a flat-screen TV.


Hotel El Ray

(7.9 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Hotel El Ray offers accommodation in Sepang. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a TV. Rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a bath.


OYO Rooms Jalan Airport CIty

3-star hotel (7.9 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) OYO Rooms Jalan Airport CIty is situated in Sepang, 8 km from Sepang International Circuit. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.


Moon Eleven Hostel Near Klia & Klia2

(7.9 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available) Only 10 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2, Moon Eleven Hostel Near KLIA & KLIA 2 offers both dormitory and private rooms with free WiFi.


Lepak Guesthouse near KLIA, KLIA2

(8 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Set in Sepang, 13 km from Sepang International Circuit, Lepak Guesthouse near KLIA, KLIA2 boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Free shuttle from Salak Tinggi train station is available.


Formula One Bed and Breakfast F1 Sepang KLIA KLIA2 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Transit

(9.7 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available) Located in Nilai, just 5 km from the Formula One Sepang Circuit, the property, Formula One Bed and Breakfast F1 Sepang KLIA KLIA2 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Transit, offers free WiFi and…


Holiday Home Palm Sepang

(10.3 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Holiday Home Palm Sepang is a detached holiday home set in Sepang in the Selangor Region and is 10 km from Sepang International Circuit. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher.


Sri Beverly Hills Near KLIA & KLIA2 & F1

(11 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Sri Beverly Hills Near KLIA & KLIA2 & F1 is set in Nilai, 36 km from Kuala Lumpur. Port Dickson is 35 km away. Free private parking is available on site.


Nilai Springs Resort Hotel

4-star hotel (11.3 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Offering a variety of recreational activities, Nilai Springs Resort Hotel is 15 minutes’ drive from the F1 Sepang International Circuit. It features a spa, outdoor pool, and 3 dining options.


Hotel Golden View Nilai

2-star hotel (11.7 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Shuttle Available) Hotel Golden View Nilai offers chic and modern air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi in Nilai. Featuring its own restaurant and a 24-hour front desk, the hotel provides free parking nearby.


Hotel Seri Nila

1-star hotel (11.7 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Offering rooms with free Wi-Fi access, Hotel Seri Nilai is within a 10-minute walk of Tesco Shopping Mall and local coffee shops. It provides a 24-hour front desk.


The Aston Hotel

3-star hotel (11.7 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport  – Shuttle Available) The Aston Hotel provides elegant accommodation with modern en suite bathroom. It is well located within a 5-minute walk of hypermarkets and several eateries.


Hotel Time Nilai

3-star hotel (11.8 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Set just a 3-minute drive from TESCO Shopping Mall, Hotel Time Nilai features elegantly furnished rooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access.

 

Other Sleeping Options at KLIA & KLIA2

CAPSULE by Container Hotel is located in KLIA2, fashioned out of shipping containers these warehousey style ‘cubicles’ offer great value at 6 hours 80RM, 9 hours 100 RM and 12 hours 110 RM. They also offer locker rental starting at 10RM for 3 hours, or take a shower only for 20RM.

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Another option is to simply hit the floor, near the departures exit, near to Old Town Coffee, there is a section where people can rest, just carpet, that’s it. Get in early as the space fills up.

Another sleeping option is to hit the food court, later at night you should be able to find a chair and a quite spot. Some eateries are open 24HRs.

Inside the departure section of KLIA2 there is a movie lounge, I didn’t get the chance to check it out, but it’s probably well worth investigating. It’s in the corner towards departure gate P. In the opposing corner towards gate Q there is a sports lounge.