Best Hotels In Penang

The best hotels in Penang Island are mostly situated in George Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Hotels in this list range from budget hotels to 5-star luxury hotels. These can be high-rise buildings with city views, Bali-esque villas by the sea or chic Peranakan boutique hotels in the city center!

Some of the best places to stay in Penang have been around since the 19th century while others are just a year old!

Table Of Contents:

Budget & Best Hotels in Penang (<RM200 Per Night)

Those who are on a tight budget, consider checking out these hotels!

1. ZEN Rooms Eden Parade

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ZEN Rooms is a clean and contemporary accommodation suitable for anyone who just wants basic but comfortable accommodation!

It is surrounded by plenty of food and attractions in Penang!

ZEN Rooms Eden Parade At Penang
ZEN Rooms Eden Parade At Penang – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Very clean
  • Simple but tasty breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Helpful staff
  • Close to a night market
  • Walking distance to the beach
  • Convenience store and restaurants at the entrance of the building

Good to know:

  • For a more accurate GPS location, use “Roomies Suites” instead of “ZEN Rooms”
  • Pay with cash ONLY
  • Hotel is situated inside an old building
  • Limited breakfast choices

Address: No 1-9B, Eden Parade 1, Jalan Sungai Emas, Kawasan Perumahan Sungai Emas, 11100 Penang

Contact: +603-9212 1772

Price Range: From RM125 (2 Pax)

2. Chulia Mansion Hotel

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Walking distance from many cultural gems (like Little India, the Pinang Peranakan Musuem and the clan jetties of Penang) in George Town, this environmental-friendly hotel has a lot going for it!

Chulia Mansion Hotel At Penang
Chulia Mansion Hotel At Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Rooms are elegant with modern conveniences and a pinch of luxury that anyone can appreciate!

What you’ll like:

  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • In-house restaurant and bar (rooftop)
  • Complimentary wine and ice-cream
  • Close to Chinatown, Chulia Street and other tourist attractions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safety deposit box
Rooftop Bar At Chulia Mansion Hotel
Rooftop Bar At Chulia Mansion Hotel – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Beds are a little hard
  • There is a bus service right outside the hotel
  • You can refill your water

Address: 413, Chulia St, George Town, 10200 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604-261 8788

Price Range: RM168-308 (2 Pax)

3. Museum Hotel

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As the name implies, this vintage-looking hotel offers guests a taste of the Peranakan ambiance!

For those looking to stay in a quiet corner of George Town, this is for you!

Museum Hotel At George Town Penang
Museum Hotel At George Town Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Plentiful dining options await you as they have an in-house restaurant and bar. And a notable hawker center (Red Garden) is 10 minutes’ walking distance away!

What you’ll like:

  • Swimming pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Attractive interior
  • Safe box provided
  • Free parking
Rooms At Museum Hotel Penang
Rooms At Museum Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Breakfast is not included
  • Parking is limited
  • Be careful on the steep staircase
  • No interconnecting rooms
  • They have airport shuttle service
  • The pool is suitable for children

Address: Penang Island, No 72 Jalan A.S. Mansor, off Transfer Road, Jalan Ariffin, 10050 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-226 6668

Price Range: RM170-458 (2 Pax)

4. Hotel NEO+ Penang

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Fancy staying up high? Hotel Neo+ is in a high-rise building right in the city center of George Town!

Featuring a rooftop pool and city views, Hotel NEO+ is certainly value for money!

Hotel NEO+ Penang
Hotel NEO+ Penang – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Free drinking water on every level
  • Swimming pool
  • 25th-floor rooftop view
  • Responsive staff
  • Stylish and spacious rooms
  • Walking distance to the city center
  • Breakfast buffet included
  • Free parking
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Gym
Rooms At Hotel NEO+ Penang
Rooms At Hotel NEO+ Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Dimly-lit rooms
  • Limited gym equipment
  • Basic breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Pubs across the hotel

Address: 68, Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-255 1000

Price Range: RM197-317 (2 Pax)

Mid-range & Best Hotels In Penang (RM200 – RM450 Per Night)

With a little more money to spare, consider spoiling yourself or anyone traveling with you by staying in these hotels!

Or for the same price range, you can get one of the best homestays in Penang with a fully furnished kitchen to prepare your own meals!

5. Lost Paradise Resort

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A perfect sea view resort that qualifies as a family retreat! The traditional interior and exterior architectural designs will remind you of Bali!

Lost Paradise Resort At Batu Ferringhi Penang
Lost Paradise Resort At Batu Ferringhi Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Get ocean views as well as the city skyline from their infinity swimming pool!

What you’ll like:

Rooms At Lost Paradise Resort
Rooms At Lost Paradise Resort – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Driving distance away from everything
  • The nearest beach is a 15-minute walk away
  • No telephone in the room
  • Limited parking space
  • You can rent their barbeque facilities
  • Airport shuttle transfers can be requested

Address: 262, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island

Contact: +604-890 4800

Price Range: From RM214 (2 Pax)

6. Areca Hotel Penang

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Want to stay in a colonial-style hotel in Penang? Areca Hotel is in a classic heritage building where guests can relax in a homely and cozy environment!

Areca Hotel Penang
Areca Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

It’s very family-friendly too! With a kids’ club, family rooms and an on-site restaurant!

What you’ll like:

  • Attentive staff
  • Cheerful rooms
  • Excellent breakfast spread
  • Daily complimentary afternoon tea
  • Library
  • Walking distance to markets, restaurants, and tourist attractions
  • Complimentary trishaw ride (For stays of 5 nights and above)
Rooms At Areca Hotel Penang
Rooms At Areca Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Street parking (RM6 per day) on first come, first serve basis
  • Ask for rooms on a higher floor
  • Dimly-lit rooms
  • Close to a mosque
  • Meeting/banquet facilities available

Address: 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-261 0050

Price Range: From RM218-345 (2 Pax)

7. The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang

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Just 2 minutes’ walk from the retail/entertainment hub, KOMTAR Penang, city dwellers will like The Wembley!

The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang
The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Catch the sunset over the city at The Wembley onsite cafe! Or feast your eyes on the impressive views over George Town while having a dip in the infinity pool!

What you’ll like:

  • Modern and spacious rooms
  • Walking distance to the city center
  • Onsite mini-market
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Huge outdoor pool
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Very attentive staff
  • Free parking
Rooms At The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang
Rooms At The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Wi-Fi signal is not very strong
  • There is a charging station for hybrid cars
  • It can be noisy at night

Address: 183, Jalan Magazine, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-259 8000

Price Range: From RM230-711 (2 Pax)

8. Victoria Garden Hotel

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A newly-built hotel, Victoria Garden Hotel features a contemporary chic design with facilities at pristine condition! It’s rated as a 3-star hotel but feels like a 4-star one!

Victoria Garden Hotel In Penang
Victoria Garden Hotel In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Conveniently located near the clan jetties, Wonderfood Museum, Fort Cornwallis, and many other famous tourist spots too!

What you’ll like:

  • Great showers
  • Excellent Wi-Fi
  • Efficient staff
  • Spotless rooms and bathrooms
  • Quiet setting
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
Rooms At Victoria Garden Hotel Penang
Rooms At Victoria Garden Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Room service not available after 11pm
  • They can accommodate vegan and gluten diets
  • 5 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal

Address: 280, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-217 0900

Price Range: From RM252-360 (2 Pax)

9. SAVV Hotel

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Like Victoria Garden Hotel, SAVV Hotel is also a new hotel in George Town. The only difference between them is that SAVV Hotel has a garden and pool area!

SAVV Hotel In Penang
SAVV Hotel In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Make sure you take a dip in their Jacuzzi!

What you’ll like:

  • Friendly staff
  • Powerful shower
  • Breakfast included
  • Environmental-friendly – they reduce the use of plastic actively
  • Pristine and spotless rooms
  • Strong Wi-Fi signal
  • Secure parking for guests
Rooms At SAVV Hotel Penang
Rooms At SAVV Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Ask for rooms that do not face the main road
  • All rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is only allowed in the garden.
  • 2-3 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal
  • Local food court nearby

Address: 39C, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +6019-239 7228

Price Range: From RM288-653 (2 Pax)

10. DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang

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With a world-wide reputation to uphold and an idyllic oceanfront site close to Miami Beach, Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang does not fail to deliver!

DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Penang
DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

You’ll find DoubleTree Resort has plenty of services and facilities (like a table tennis table and a pool table) to keep you occupied!

What you’ll like:

  • Option for city view or sea view rooms
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Comfortable beds
  • Complimentary toiletries by Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Swimming pool with a view
  • Breakfast is included
  • Impeccable service
  • Onsite restaurant (Makan Restaurant)
Rooms At DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Penang
Rooms At DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Far away from George Town attractions
  • Carpark can be narrow for larger cars
  • Disabled-friendly facilities.
  • TeddyVille Museum is here – buy tickets from the front desk
TeddyVille Museum At DoubleTree Resort Penang
TeddyVille Museum At DoubleTree Resort Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Address: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Puncak Ria, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Contact: +604-892 8000

Price Range: From RM294-1113 (2 Pax)

11. The Prestige Hotel Penang

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Another luxe modern space located in the heart of George Town UNESCO world heritage site, the Prestige Hotel Penang is perfect for those enviable Instagram shots!

The Prestige Hotel Penang
The Prestige Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Everything is still spanking new too! And there is a rooftop pool with a commanding view of Penang skyline and glorious sunsets!

What you’ll like:

  • Clean and new
  • Located in the city center
  • Glamorous Art Deco style throughout the hotel
  • Huge comfortable beds
  • Helpful staff
  • Rooms are well-equipped
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary drinks
Rooms At The Prestige Hotel Penang
Rooms At The Prestige Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Glass shower cubicles (curtains can be requested)
  • Can take an evening stroll to the historical Fort Cornwallis and the Esplanade
  • Easy to catch the ferry the next day

Address: 8, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-217 5888

Price Range: From RM343-713 (2 Pax)

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Luxury & Best Hotels In Penang (>RM450 Per Night)

Indulge yourself in these top-notch hotels that are unsurpassable in terms of service, facilities, views, and more!

12. G Hotel Kelawai

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You’ll want for nothing at G Hotel Kelawai close to Gurney Drive, a 5-star hotel with exclusive and luxurious accommodations!

If that’s not enough, it is also strategically located in a shopping district with trendy eateries and local food!  Plus, it’s not far from the beach!

G Hotel Kelawai In Penang
G Hotel Kelawai In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Charging stations for electric cars
  • Quiet
  • Modern and clean rooms
  • Comfortable beds
  • Rooftop pool and bar
  • Efficient staff
  • Walking distance to Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon
  • Welcome ice-cream
  • Local food opportunities at the Gurney Drive Hawker Center
Rooms At G Hotel Kelawai Penang
Rooms At G Hotel Kelawai Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • If you’re going to stay there for a special occasion (e.g. wedding anniversary), let them know and you will get a surprise in your room!

Address: 2, Persiaran Maktab, 10250 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-219 0000

Price Range: From RM469-651 (2 Pax)

13. Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion

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More than just an iconic heritage building, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion serves a dual purpose as a boutique hotel!

And as a museum/ gallery with guided tours open to the public during the day!

Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion – photo credits to booking.com

The highlight of this stunning former Peranakan family home is definitely the Chinese-style courtyard in the mansion!

Keep an eye out for the antiques lying around the hotel too!

What you’ll like:

  • Excellent service
  • Next to a street food market (Red Garden hawker center)
  • 15 minutes’ walk to tourist attractions like Fort Cornwallis and Khoo Kongsi
  • Complimentary tour of the mansion for guests
  • Indigo bar and restaurant
  • Delicious continental breakfasts for guests
  • Free fruit, biscuits, juice and water every day!
Rooms At The Blue Mansion
Rooms At The Blue Mansion – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Earplugs are provided for a better night’s sleep
  • Rooms are quite dim at night
  • Guests get 10% discount for the restaurant
  • Busy and crowded during daytime tours (11am, 1.30pm and 3pm)

Address: 14, Leith St, George Town, 10200 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604-262 0006

Price Range: From RM521-857 (2 Pax)

Read more: 13 Best Things To Do In Georgetown Penang

14. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang

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Have you dreamt of yourself sitting by the pool, surrounded by tropical gardens while enjoying the sea breeze?

Then, the relaxing ambiance of the Rasa Sayang Resort will be a dream come true!

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang – photo credits to booking.com

The esteemed hotel boasts close proximity to Batu Feringgi Beach and has a plethora of facilities – 9-hole golf course, an Eco Centre and Adventure Zone (for kids)!

What you’ll like:

  • Option for pool, garden, and beach view in rooms
  • Spotless and spacious rooms
  • Excellent buffet selection
  • Huge grounds to wander
  • Gym with adequate equipment
  • Free minibar in the room
  • Massage services are available
  • 2 outdoor swimming pools!
Rooms At Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang
Rooms At Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • The hotel provides a free shuttle service to George Town
  • Awesome breakfast and dinner buffet although a bit pricey

Address: Batu Feringgi Main Road Batu Feringgi Main Road, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Feringgi, 11100, Penang Island

Contact: +604-888 8888

Price Range: From RM604-1260 (2 Pax)

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15. Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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Surprise! Eastern & Oriental Hotel is yet another refurbished colonial-style hotel in Penang will bring you back to the 19th century!

Eastern & Oriental Hotel In Penang
Eastern & Oriental Hotel In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Dine in at any of their 6 dining options! Try the English 1885 Restaurant for an unforgettable experience! Or Sarkies Corner for international and local fare!

What you’ll like:

  • Breakfast is included
  • Warm and friendly staff who pay attention to details
  • Fabulous views from balcony
  • Well-stocked minibar (Free) that is restocked daily
  • Clean rooms
  • 24-hour butler service
  • Classic décor
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Quiet
Rooms At Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang
Rooms At Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Quite far from heritage Penang
  • Nespresso machine in the room

Address: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-222 2000

Price Range: From RM900-2840 (2 Pax)

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Conclusion

With countless things to do in penang to choose from, one day will never be enough! Why not take your time to savor the city by staying at one of these best hotels in Penang?

Take your pick from budget to luxury hotels that cater to every kind of traveler! A good portion of them are in the heritage zone of Penang, George Town!

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