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Accommodations1,950 properties
Popular hotelSabah Oriental Hotel
Popular areaCentral Business District
Nightly rates from$5
AirportKota Kinabalu International Airport
Reasons to visitBeaches, Nature, Sightseeing

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is 40 USD, the average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is 51 USD, and the average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is 56 USD.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is 44 USD, the average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is 50 USD, and the average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is 56 USD.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is 44 USD, the average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is 50 USD, and the average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is 54 USD.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Kota Kinabalu International Airport have given top reviews to Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Dock In Hostel, and Hin Loi Guesthouse.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near ?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Suria Sabah have given top reviews to The Pacific Sutera Hotel, The Klagan Hotel, and Hotel Sixty3.

What are the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

Some of our most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu are The Klagan Hotel, Hotel Sixty3, and The Pacific Sutera

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for couples?

Hotels in Kota Kinabalu that are highly rated by couples include The Klagan Hotel, Hotel Sixty3, and Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for families?

Hotels in Kota Kinabalu that are highly rated by families include The Klagan Hotel, Hotel Sixty3, and Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the views at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Homy Seafront Hostel, and Hotel Grandis.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the breakfast at Skypod Hostel, Vibrant Hostel, and Halo Hostel.

What's the best neighborhood in Kota Kinabalu to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Kota Kinabalu include Central Business District, 1 Borneo, and Tanjung Aru.

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10 best hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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Hotel Grandis
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Hotel Grandis has upgrade my stay to an Executive Suite with two floors and lovely ocean view, thanks! The hotel is pretty modern comparing with other hotels in Kota Kinabalu. Nice location with a large mall just next door with plenty of food options, also within walking distance to the waterfront and town centre."
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8.5

Excellent

3323 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 75
Borneo Beach Villas
Tuaran,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Spent a week in the spa suite apartments for the family and we absolutely enjoyed ourselves. The location was ideal for those seeking to get away from the busy city, while still remain close to amenities. We rented a car at affordable rates from a local car rental company, and used a mobile app called WAZE to get around - driving around was easy since the app had the most accurate and up-to-date information. Having spent 7 days in the resort, we got around easily to the local restaurants for the best seafood - very cheap and fresh. Check out Gayang Restaurant and their cheap and fresh lobsters and crabs. Convenience shops like 7-11 were everywhere and there is a large supermarket called GIANT just 10 mins from the resort (google "Taman Indah Permai"). Our younger son (age 5) caught a cold and there's a very good and experienced paediatrician called Dr Jeffrey Soon about 30 mins drive away (Lot 66, Lrg Zirafah 10A , Taman Layang Layang , Luyang, 88300 Kota KInabalu), where we got him treated. Around the resort, there's a gorgeous golf course sandwiched between the mountain ridge and the beaches. And there's also a water theme park called "Lagoon Park", where we spent a day with water activities. Generally, while the resort may be about 45 mins drive from the city, there are enough facilities and things for my family to enjoy. The hotel staff were extremely prompt in their responsiveness to our requests (extra towels, utensils for cooking, etc). Very warm and friendly. The stringent security checkpoints also made us feel safe and secure throughout our stay. We had a good deal for this booking via Agoda. Paid for the price of a 4 star hotel but it really felt more like a 5 star. Highly recommended for couples looking for a private place as well as for families looking to get some peace and quiet. "
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7.9

Very good

3066 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 127
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"the location of magellan sutera is very good,only 3mins drive to the city centre and easy to look for local food. the room is classic,clean and the swimming pool is also an attraction of the hotel. the most amazing part is the breakfast,there're so many choices of food and drinks (including italy coffee) for us. well,the service,environment,cleaniness,facilities,food and drinks are all above my expectation. it could be considered as the best 5-star hotel in kota kinabalu."
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8.5

Excellent

4168 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 108
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Very good value for money. Clean, good facilities and fit out is modern and functional. Would recommend to anyone as either business or holiday hotel. Facilities are just as good as some of the more expensive 'Brand' hotels in Kota Kinabalu but at a significantly lower cost."
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8

Excellent

6695 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 52
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Tanjung Aru,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Shangri La Tanjung Aru is one of two Shangri La properties in Kota Kinabalu. This one is closer to town and is really lovely. A taxi to town takes 5-10 minutes and costs 20 Malaysian Ringit. The pool is large and has varied depth up to 1.8m and is beautiful. The beach has a little coral - so if you have sensitive feet swim in sandals or water shoes. The breakfast is wonderful - covers all types of food, and as is very common in Malaysia due to Muslim customs - the bacon is beef bacon. If you have children - the water play area is fantastic. This hotel is good for all ages and I would highly recommend it."
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8.7

Excellent

4746 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 147
Hotel 7 Suria
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
""the friendly staff and smile made our pleasant stay.""
9.1

Exceptional

719 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 36
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Tuaran,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Our first time here. The resort is clean and spacious and I never expect to see such a nice and clean beach around Kota Kinabalu town area. We never prepared food and there is no restaurant nearby so we drove out to buy dinner and egg and bread for next day breakfast as there is kitchen fully equipped with kitchenware. There are security patroling at night. It is a safe and cosy place to stay. We will plan a trip there again."
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8

Excellent

1412 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 83
Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"the horizon hotel in kota kinabalu is situated in the heart of the city close the istanza, the sabah governor’s residence. it’s a new hotel, being only 4 months old. but don’t let that dissuade you from staying here. the general manager, philip d. theseira, who i would now count as a good friend, has a top rate staff. all are very welcoming, polite and most helpful; addressing you by name as to go about your business. they even moved me to a new room, because i couldn’t establish an internet connection in my original room. rooms are spacious having king sized beds, a small area for sitting and relaxing, and large walk in showers. larger rooms are also available for those with children. but the room size i had was perfect for the duration of my stay. the hotel has three levels of secure private parking, which is free to hotel guests. in addition there is a swimming pool and well equipped gymnasium on the sixth floor, allowing for mostly uninterrupted views out across the bay. these are used at the guest’s own risk, as there are no staff or life guards present. the two excellent restaurants, give the guest a choice of food styles from around the region, as well as international cuisine. however please be aware that all food is halal, so there is no pork available on the menus. with its situation in the centre of the city; it’s only a short walk to all the shopping malls, restaurants and bars. i never had to use a taxi once, preferring to walk around and see all that was on offer. it’s also ideally located to all the scuba dive centres that offer very reasonably priced diving off the islands of gaya and sapi. i’ve already planned my next stay, if for nothing else, but the convenience. but that’s not the only reason of course. "
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8.2

Excellent

6556 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 47
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Best hotel in Kota Kinabalu City Proper"
8.8

Excellent

481 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 76
Sabah Oriental Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"One of my preferred hotel in kota kinabalu. It is located just outside the busy boundary of kk city centre. Basically you are outside from the busiest part of the town yet you still can walk by foot to the city cemtre and by car, it only took 2 minutes (this because of the traffic light). The service is great, the staff is doing the best that they can to provide comfort. The room is spacious. The room is clean but it look a bit old. There is a nice view from our hotel window. We can see the busy kk town center and at the same time we can see the beautiful view of mount kinabalu. The breakfast is nice. There is a lot of variety to choose from. The restaurant environment somehow make me feel like i am home. Maybe because i have stay in this hotel quite a few time already. I love the lobby environment. The tapai lounge provide variety of drinks and nice relaxing music. You would definitely need to go the bar and relax with your family. I would highly recommend this hotel for family or couple who just want to relax yet at the same time want an easy access to town center. "
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7.5

Very good

5994 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 31

More about Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu lies on the coastline, close to Mount Kinabalu and Kinabalu National Park. Visitors here get the best of several worlds with beaches, the city center, and a World Heritage site. The city itself is becoming quite a popular resort destination and is also the gateway to tropical islands off Malaysian Borneo. Kota Kinabalu International Airport serves as the entry point and is only eight kilometers from the city center.

Nature lovers, those who both enjoy being among it and studying it, will enjoy a visit to Mount Kinabalu. Borneo’s tallest mountain has great biological importance with a range of different terrains and some 6,000 species of plants. With the peak at 4,000 meters above sea level, the mountain is an excellent destination for hiking and climbing. Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is another great destination for the nature lover and beach lover alike. This collection of five islands is a 30-minute speedboat trip from the coast. Tanjung Aru Beach is the most popular in the city with food stalls and bars and is only a 10-minute drive from the city center.

Be sure to check out the interactive map of Kota Kinabalu for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.


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