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Best hotels near USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

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Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.7
(2485 Reviews)
Friendly & quick service. Good location - near food stalls. The room is spacious with great view.
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LOBBY The Granite Luxury Hotel Penang

The Granite Luxury Hotel Penang

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Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.6
(111 Reviews)
Wonderful Hotel with very spacious suites. Very comfortable and pleasant. Strategically located in the center, just 3 mins walk to Komtar bus terminal, and to the malls nearby. Lots of restaurants nearby as well. I would definitely stay here again next time. Thanks!
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Primary image Courtyard by Marriott Penang

Courtyard by Marriott Penang

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Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Penang, you'll be centrally located in George Town, within a 5-minute drive of Gurney Drive and KOMTAR. This upscale hotel is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from Penang Hill and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Gurney Plaza.
Impressive
8.9
(29 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La

JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La

Hotels
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.8
(676 Reviews)
This hotel is perfect for business travel or personal travel. It is in Penang town which is Georgetown, nearby to Perangin Mall. Easy to access to the best nasi kandar in Penang. The services are wonderful and breakfast food is really awesome. The room is really convenience and comfortable.
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LOBBY AC Hotel by Marriott Penang

AC Hotel by Marriott Penang

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Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas
Impressive
8.6
(723 Reviews)
Very good deal for 3 bedrooms apartment. There are also 3 bedrooms. Rooms are clean and spacious. Close to the biggest mall in Penang and nearby the airport. It's recommended!
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Travelodge Georgetown, Penang

Travelodge Georgetown, Penang

Hotels
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.5
(2964 Reviews)
Good place to stay, simple and nice. Good location for family and couple to make good trip. The room is nice and clean. Staffs all quiet friendly (Front Office). Sure will choice back for next trip.
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BEDROOM Hotel Sentral Georgetown @ City Centre

Hotel Sentral Georgetown @ City Centre

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Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Convenient
8.1
(2362 Reviews)
Strategic location with comfortable room.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Red Rock Hotel Penang

Red Rock Hotel Penang

Hotels
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.3
(3013 Reviews)
Room is very clean, breakfast is very delicious, and all of the staff is very humble and kind, thank you very much... I can recommended this hotel to my friend in Indonesia. Thank you.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Hotel Neo+ Penang by ASTON

Hotel Neo+ Penang by ASTON

Hotels
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.5
(712 Reviews)
The staff is very helpful and friendly. Superb great location. Nearby nasi kandar, komtar etc.
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LOBBY Macalister Hotel By PHC

Macalister Hotel By PHC

Hotels
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
9.0
(121 Reviews)
The room looked exactly like the pictures: spacious, comfy and super clean. There are cafe and bakery store on the first floor. Surely I will stay again soon.
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LOBBY iStay Hotel

iStay Hotel

Hotels
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.8
(514 Reviews)
me and my wife stay for about a month. and overall, iStay is a perfect place for couple like us. the employees are friendly, antique interior with wood dominance and very cozy too, bathroom is clean (the most important for us). makes us feels like stay at home. near to macalister road so you will never get starving, a lot of food around iStay hotel. definitely will book here again for the next trip.
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COMMON_SPACE Brown Hotel

Brown Hotel

Hotels
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.8
(81 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING U Hotel Penang

U Hotel Penang

Hotels
Sungai Nibong, Bayan Lepas
Impressive
8.7
(580 Reviews)
I love the simplistic rustic concept of the room. sparkling clean room and bathroom. great location, walking distance to usm, tesco, shops and food outlets. sufficient and lighted parking.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Super 8 Hotel @ Georgetown

Super 8 Hotel @ Georgetown

Hotels
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.5
(768 Reviews)
Friendly staff, parking provided at ground floor for free, spacious room and nearby to more attractions. Highly recommended!!
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING 118 Hotel Macalister

118 Hotel Macalister

Hotels
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.7
(2512 Reviews)
The people at the front desk are extremely friendly and helpful
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Super 8 Hotel @ Bayan Baru

Super 8 Hotel @ Bayan Baru

Hotels
Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Impressive
8.4
(211 Reviews)
Nice and private, very comfortable.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sunstone Hotel Penang

Sunstone Hotel Penang

Hotels
Jelutong, Georgetown
Convenient
7.9
(536 Reviews)
The room is fine, comfortable and the toilet is very good.
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LOBBY Tropicana 218 Macalister by Stayla

Tropicana 218 Macalister by Stayla

Apartments
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Beacon Executive Suites By Stayla

Beacon Executive Suites By Stayla

Apartments
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
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SWIMMING_POOL Tropicana 218 Macalister by Simply Penang

Tropicana 218 Macalister by Simply Penang

Apartments
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Convenient
7.5
(68 Reviews)
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Facts about hotel in USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia

Total Accommodation
29 Properties
Popular Area
Batu Ferringhi, Georgetown
Popular Hotel
Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang, The Granite Luxury Hotel Penang
Popular Landmark
Gurney Plaza, Batu Ferringhi Beach

Guest reviews in hotel near USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia

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370 reviews from hotels in USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia with aggregated rating of 8.0/10.
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Syazana D.
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9.4
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30 Sep 2019
Just nice. Staff is ok. But for me, the room is a bit small plus no TV and WIFI password. Other than that, everything is ok.
noor f.
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12 Dec 2022
- 2 Person but only provide 1 towel.- no mineral water provided in the room.- limited parking.
NURFARIZA A.
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9 Sep 2018
- The sink is outside the toilet (beside bed) - Parking lot is so small - The room we get is not like what we expected - Please make sure to give exact detail and picture for every specific room type
Syed A.
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13 Jan 2020
Best apartment ever... highly recommended
Badrol H. O.
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5 Feb 2023
Recommended …. Near the Sg Gelugor Mosque, Lotus & 5 minutes drive to the halal restaurants.
Misla G.
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2 Dec 2022
Nice to stay here, especially I can see Tom the cute cat ☺.
Nurul N. b. N.
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10 Apr 2017
I stay in 2-room apartment and it was a great place. The room is big and spacious. Definitely will come and stay here again.
Mohd F. A. B. G.
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11 Sep 2023
Good and comfortable! Affordable too, thankyou!
Ramizah B. I.
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30 Oct 2023
In the website state that already allocate customer parking but in the reality it is not. Secondly, the air conditioner not functioning at all. Thirdly, the bedsheets dirt (have blood stain).

Frequently Asked Questions about hotels in USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia

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Currently, there are around 29 hotels that you can book in USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia

About

USM Penang, officially known as Universiti Sains Malaysia, is a premier higher education institution located in Penang, Malaysia. The prestigious university is renowned for its academic excellence, innovative research, and contribution to the community. Situated in Penang, USM offers a unique blend of cultural, historical, and modern experiences, making it an attractive destination for students and visitors alike who plan to benchmark or campus visit here.

Founded in 1969, The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in sciences, humanities, engineering, health sciences, and business, among others. Its curriculum is designed to be comprehensive and forward-thinking, preparing students to excel in their chosen fields. According to QS World University Rankings, USM Penang is rewarded as the 137th-best campus in the world in 2024. So, it's no wonder that many people are keen to pursue their studies here. 

If you are planning to have an event to attend in USM Penang, be sure to prepare yourself! From how to get there, best accommodations for your stay, to fun things to do in Penang!

How to Get to USM Penang

Reaching USM Penang is convenient since there are plenty of available transportation to choose from. If you are coming abroad, you can take flights to Penang International Airport, and then continue to rent a car or shuttle bus service to your preferred hotels. Additionally, to get around the city or the campus, you can consider these three options:

By Bus

Penang boasts an efficient public bus system operated by Rapid Penang, which services the island and mainland. To reach USM, you can catch several Rapid Penang buses that stop directly at or near the university. Notable bus lines include 301 and 401E, among others, which connect various parts of Penang Island to USM. 

By Car

Driving to USM Penang is straightforward, thanks to the well-developed road infrastructure on Penang Island. You can hire a car or go there by taxi, the route is typically similar. If you're coming from Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, the university is approximately 8 kilometres southwest, a journey that typically takes around 10-20 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

By Trishaws

If you plan to soak in the sights and sounds of Penang at a leisurely pace, taking a trishaw to USM is an option, albeit more unconventional. Trishaws, or pedicabs, offer a unique and eco-friendly way to travel short distances. Keep in mind, this transportation is best suited for those looking for a cultural experience rather than practicality, as trishaws move slowly and are suited for shorter distances.

Best Hotel near USM Penang

1. Amari SPICE Penang

3,65 kilometres from USM Penang, you can find Amari SPICE Penang for your fancy stay. Nestled in the Bukit Jambul neighbourhood, the five-star lodge offers a contemporary stay with 453 guestrooms and suites you can choose from. Enjoy the leisure vacation in a room with high-quality amenities like soft beds, smart TVs, air conditioning, a private bathroom with hot water, and to seating area overlooking Penang views.

  • Location: 2, Persiaran Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas, Bukit Jambul, Penang, Malaysia, 11900.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 342 per night/room.

2. The Wembley - A St Giles Hotel Penang

For 24-hour hotel access, head to The Wembley - A St Giles Hotel Penang. The Wembley offers spacious, well-appointed rooms with city or sea views, a rooftop pool, and several dining options, from local delights to international cuisine. Its convenient location also makes it a perfect choice for you to indulge in exciting activities at nearby attractions!

  • Location: 183, Jalan Magazine, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10300.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 366 per night/room.

3. JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La

As the name says, JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La is nestled Georgetown neighbourhood, making it a great deal for you who are planning to visit many attractions in one place. Once you step into the room, you’ll be greeted by a design with a modern ambience, and chic aesthetic in mind, offering both comfort and functionality. you can also enjoy amenities such as an outdoor pool, a gym, and a variety of dining options that promise a culinary journey.

  • Location: Magazine Road, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10300.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 327 per night/room.

4. Courtyard by Marriott Penang

For a family-friendly stay, consider Courtyard by Marriott Penang. The 24-hour hotel boasts 199 guestrooms and suites along with plenty of room types to suit your preferences. It offers easy access to USM and features modern, sleek rooms with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. What’s best, the 360 views of Georgetown is stunning!

  • Location: 218D JALAN MACALISTER, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10400.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 460 per night/room.

5. Travelodge Georgetown, Penang

Travelodge Georgetown offers an excellent value proposition, combining comfort, convenience, and affordability. Located near the heart of George Town, it's a straightforward ride to USM. The rooms are modern, with a focus on practicality and simplicity, ensuring a comfortable stay. The hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, with several local eateries and attractions within walking distance.

  • Location: 101 Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10400.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 219 per night/room. 

6. Hotel Sentral Georgetown @ City Centre

Another family-friendly stay in Penang is Hotel Sentral Georgetown @ City Centre. Positioned in the vibrant heart of the city, this hotel offers 20-minute drive access to USM and a comfortable base to explore the city. The rooms are cosy, equipped with essential amenities, and offer excellent value for visitors. There are also family rooms with designed camps for the kids! The hotel is surrounded by a plethora of dining and destination options, making it a convenient choice for you to stroll around Penang.

  • Location: No 12, Lorong Kinta, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10400.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 114 per night/room.

7. Olive Tree Hotel Penang

Featuring 24-hour service, Olive Tree Hotel Penang stands as one of the best four-star hotels in Penang. The lodge boasts 250 spacious, well-designed rooms. There is also a fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, and multiple dining options serving both local and international cuisine.

  • Location: 76, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11950.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 262 per night/room.

8. Eureka Hotel Penang

A budget-friendly option that does not skimp on comfort or convenience. Located within a reasonable distance from USM, Eureka Hotel offers clean, simple rooms perfect for travellers looking for a no-fuss stay. The hotel’s location provides easy access to local food spots and attractions. What’s best, Eureka Hotel Penang is only 3 kilometres away from Penang International Airport, making it best for you who are coming abroad.

  • Location: 5-2-1, 5-3-1, 5-4-1, Persiaran Mahsuri, The Promenade, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11950.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 149 per night/room.

9. Century Bay Private Residence

For more affordable stay with larger group, consider Century Bay Private Residence. Offering a unique accommodation experience, these serviced apartments are ideal for those looking for a home away from home near USM. With spacious apartments that include full kitchens, living areas, and laundry facilities, it’s perfect for longer stays. The residence features a swimming pool, a gym, and a shuttle service to key locations in Penang.

  • Location: 5, Lintang Pantai Jerjak, Sungai Nibong, Bayan Lepas, Queensbay, Penang, Malaysia, 11700.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 181 per night/room.

10. Raia Inn Penang

22 minutes from USM Penang, Raia Inn provides straightforward, clean accommodation with friendly service. It’s positioned to offer guests easy access to the university and local amenities, including dining and shopping options. The hotel is a good base for those looking for a hassle-free stay at an affordable price.

  • Location: Lot 5789 & 5790, Kompleks Tabung Haji, Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11900.
  • Room rate: Starts from RM 215 per night/room.

Other Recommendations near USM Penang

1. Clan Jetties of Penang

Nestled along the picturesque waterfront of George Town, the Clan Jetties of Penang offer a fascinating glimpse into the city's rich maritime heritage. These historic wooden piers are home to traditional Chinese clan communities, each maintaining its unique customs and traditions. Take a leisurely stroll along the jetties, marvelling at the charming wooden houses built on stilts above the water. Don’t miss out on the delicious street food!

  • Location: Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
  • Opening hours: Daily, 9 am - 9 pm.

2. Penang Public Library

For those who seek a quiet retreat amidst their travels, the Penang Public Library offers a sanctuary of knowledge and serenity. Though not traditionally a tourist attraction, the library is an excellent spot for you looking to delve into Penang's literary culture or simply enjoy a peaceful reading session. The library houses a vast collection of books, including works on local history, culture, and literature, offering insights that complement the physical exploration of Penang.

  • Location: 11, Jalan Scotland, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
  • Opening hours: 9.30 am - 6 pm (closed on Monday and Tuesday)

3. Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

First opened to the public in 1906, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is one of Penang's most awe-inspiring heritage sites, showcasing the architectural excellence of the Chinese clans of yesteryears. This historic clan house is located in the heart of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a testament to the Khoo clan's prosperity and prominence in Penang. So, if you happen to witness the great creature of the past, snap some memorable photos!

  • Location: 18, Cannon Square, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
  • Opening hours: Daily, 9 am - 5 pm.

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