Hotels In JB That Are Instagram Worthy

The main point of going for a staycation is because you need a vacation BADLY, but you don’t have the resources to throw yourself into a grand holiday. But isn’t it boring to check out your own country while you’re on a staycation?

Thankfully, JB is just across the border, and it’s not only nearby, but cheap and thrilling too. And it’s considered overseas, right?

Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance is at #4 on the hotel ratings in JB on TripAdvisor, and that speaks volumes on the service and hospitality. It’s got modern designs and an amazing dim sum. Siew mais, here we come!

Address: 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya 2, 11, 2, Jalan Permas 9/12, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-381 3333

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour

Imagine taking a few days off to relax in a hotel that serves one of the best breakfast buffets in JB. You’re also literally a stone’s throw away from Hello Kitty World and the rest of Puteri Harbour. Now that’s something to think about.

Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-560 8888

Thistle Hotel

Imagine waking up in the morning to the view of the JB waters and clock tower. The City Centre’s just 5 minutes away if you drive. Have a late night at the Oasis Restaurant and end it with a round of drinks with your buddies!

Address: Jalan Sungai Chat, 80100 Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-222 9234

Double Tree by Hilton

This place is #2 on TripAdvisor, and here’s why: it’s a hotel that’s pretty much good at EVERYTHING. Food, a decent pool and fantastic rooms await its visitors. Take a bite into their delicious chocolate chip cookies while you wait to get checked it. Their pride and joy is their Italian restaurant – Tosca.

Address: Menara Landmark, 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Phone: +60 7-268 6868

KSL Apartments

Why go for a room when you can have an entire apartment to yourself, and a shopping mall that’s stuck next to your apartment? Watch a movie at KSL City Mall and browse through the shops. Get a gel manicure done and head over the Twilight Lounge and Bar to wrap up your night. (Do note that we’re referring to the apartments and not the hotel -there’s a KSL hotel next to the apartments, too, but that’s just not as impressive)

Address: 32, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-288 2666

Grand Bluewave Hotel

The rooms here are nice and spacious, and it’s just minutes away from JB Central. The hotel also give free shuttle service to its guests so you’re covered on your transport costs too!

Address: 9, Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Phone: +60 7-221 6666


This hotel might cost more than the other hotels in JB, but it’s just what you need if you want a fun-filled day at LEGOLAND. Imagine walking, talking and even drinking out of Lego-featured drinking cups! Every cent spent here is value for money.

Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-597 8888

I Am Jazz Boutique Hotel

A spanking new hotel that’s just waiting to please you. What you get is cozy rooms that’s designed with jazzy features – just look at their waiting area! And it’s yet another strategically placed hotel that’s near the customs area (i.e. target Singaporean “tourists”) with a pretty affordable price tag.

Address: bandar baru, 122 & 124, Jalan Permas 10, Permas Jaya, 81750 johor bahru, Johor, Malaysia Phone: +60 7-387 3873

Zoom In Boutique Hotel

If you’re looking for a place to clear your mind and reconnect with yourself, look no further. Soak your tired muscles in the comfy bed with deliciously soft linen. The Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is also close by, so that should fuel your adrenaline.

Address: Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-237 9323