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J & J Hotel
5.9 Okay

0.4 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

OkayBased on 13 reviews
5.9

Less than a 20-minute stroll from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, J &J Hotel Kota Kinabalu provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Kota Kinabalu. It also offers a car rental desk, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
8.1 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,058 reviews
8.1

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre offers 4-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

KK Times Square Hotel
7.3 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

GoodBased on 302 reviews
7.3

Situated within walking distance of Secretariat Railway Station, KK Times Square Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

The Crown Borneo Hotel
5.8 Okay

1.8 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

OkayBased on 75 reviews
5.8

Less than a 20-minute stroll from Tanjung Aru Railway Station, OYO 563 The Crown Borneo Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Kota Kinabalu. It also offers a safe, room service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Kasih Sayang Health Resort
8.2 Excellent

9.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 135 reviews
8.2

Kasih Sayang Health Resort is located in Kota Kinabalu and provides free Wi-Fi. It has a day spa, as well as a tour desk, meeting rooms and a sauna.

Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung Air
7.6 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

GoodBased on 683 reviews
7.6

Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung Air is located in Kota Kinabalu and offers free Wi-Fi. It is situated a short walk from Atkinson Clock Tower and Kota Kinabalu Central Market.

C'Haya Hotel
8.1 Excellent

2.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,106 reviews
8.1

C'haya Hotel offers a modern setting while in Kota Kinabalu. It also provides a kids pool, an outdoor pool and laundry facilities.

Unic Hotel
8.1 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 132 reviews
8.1

Unic Hotel Kota Kinabalu provides a comfortable setting while in Kota Kinabalu. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

TD Plaza Hotel
7.2 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

GoodBased on 329 reviews
7.2

TD Plaza Hotel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
8.1 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,484 reviews
8.1

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu provides comfortable 3.5-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

Tips for booking a Kota Kinabalu hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Kota Kinabalu:$99/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$7/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$37 - $229
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$54 - $75
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Top Rated Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
8.6 Excellent

5.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Featuring stylish rooms complete with luxury toiletries and luxury linen, this deluxe resort features a swimming pool and a sauna. There is also a gym with an infinity pool.

2
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
8.6 Excellent

2.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Boasting an infinity pool and a limousine service, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is a luxurious base in Kota Kinabalu. Guests also have exclusive access to the CHI, The Spa and Swimming Pool.

3
Horizon Hotel
8.3 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Located in Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Kota Kinabalu International Airport and offers an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

4
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
7.6 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Situated in Kota Kinabalu, Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu provides chic 4-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

5
Hotel Gaia 95
8.7 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Hotel Gaia 95 provides a comfortable setting when in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

6
KK Times Square Hotel
7.3 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Situated within walking distance of Secretariat Railway Station, KK Times Square Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

7
The Klagan Hotel
8.2 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

The Klagan Hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

8
The Magellan Sutera Resort
8.4 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Boasting a lap pool and a private beach, The Magellan Sutera is a deluxe place to stay in Kota Kinabalu. Guests also have exclusive access to the Mandara Spa and Fitness centre.

Cheapest hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Skypod Hostel
8.8 Excellent

7.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

SKYPOD Hostel offers award-winning accommodation in Kota Kinabalu and is within walking distance of Secretariat Railway Station. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

$8
Avg. per night
Space Cap Hotel
8.3 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Space Cap Hotel is set in Kota Kinabalu and is within a short walk of local attractions, such as Kota Kinabalu Central Market. It also offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and laundry facilities.

$8
Avg. per night
OYO 216 La Viva Hotel
6.6 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

La Viva Hotel is set in Kota Kinabalu and is close to local attractions, such as Atkinson Clock Tower and Kota Kinabalu Central Market. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

$9
Avg. per night
Borneo Tree House
7.0 Good

9.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Borneo Tree House is located in Kota Kinabalu and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It provides an outdoor pool and a garden, and is a brief stroll from Kota Kinabalu Central Market.

$10
Avg. per night
Promenade Service Apartment
7.4 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Promenade Service Apartment is located in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the Sabah State Mosque. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned apartments.

$13
Avg. per night
OYO 218 Storytel
7.5 Good

0.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Located in Kota Kinabalu, OYO 218 Storytel is an easy drive from the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

$13
Avg. per night
H2 Backpacker - Hostel
8.6 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

H2 Backpacker is situated in the city's famous tourism and shopping district. It is moments from Kota Kinabalu Central Market and Atkinson Clock Tower.

$13
Avg. per night
Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse
7.3 Good

0.4 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Situated a short walk from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse offers guests a convenient base while visiting Kota Kinabalu. Guests can also enjoy free internet access throughout the property.

$13
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kota Kinabalu

2 stars and under

$8 - $35

#1 Most popular

$27
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Hotel Five 2
8.2 Excellent
$18
Avg. per night

Best value

Skypod Hostel
8.8 Excellent
$8
Avg. per night
3 stars

$14 - $81

#1 Most popular

$26
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

The Klagan Hotel
8.2 Excellent
$29
Avg. per night

Best value

Yomi Hotel
6.8 Good
$14
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$19 - $264

#1 Most popular

$66
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$117
Avg. per night

Best value

Flypod Hotel
7.9 Good
$19
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

About Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu continues to find new ways to lure you with its friendly locals, fiery sunsets and natural wonders. Rugged mountain terrain interspersed with secluded beaches meets a charming old-world vibe and thriving music scene.

Things to do

Most travellers visit Kota Kinabalu for Shangri-La’s Orangutan Care Project, where you can meet orangutans up close. The nature care project raises awareness for endangered species, taking visitors on an excursion through 25 hectares of wild terrain. For an exciting wildlife experience, walk along the hanging canopy bridge and watch as orangutans eat fruit and move from one tree to another.

Spend your evenings sampling delicious Malay fare in the Night Market, dining on fresh seafood at Sedco Square and indulging in local delicacies in Chinatown. Climb Signal Hill Observatory Platform, the highest point in the city, where you can relax on an airy deck with coastal vistas.

Go island hopping in the unspoilt Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park to see beautiful coastal landscapes only 30 minutes away via speedboat. Hike the scenic trails of Gaya, snorkel the clear waters of Sapi and escape the tourist crowds on Mamutik Island.

Adventurous travellers can test their endurance with an excursion to the top of Mount Kinabalu, where they’ll be rewarded with mountain and valley vistas. There are also smaller trails around Kinabalu National Park that reveal scenic viewpoints and exotic wildlife. You can also take a river cruise in the Klias Wetlands reserve to see lush mangrove areas and possibly spot an elusive Proboscis monkey.

Getting Around

Most of Kota Kinabalu’s major attractions are near the city centre, so it’s easily navigated on foot. Minivans and buses are ideal for getting to the airport, while hired drivers are recommended for farther destinations. You can also catch a ferry or cruise to visit islands and nature reserves.

Kota Kinabalu travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

    Kota Kinabalu is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, which has a current rating of 8.6. For other potential stays, consider Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa and Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre, which can also be great places to stay in Kota Kinabalu.

  • What is a good hotel near Centre Point Sabah?

    Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel is a good hotel close to Centre Point Sabah - it has scored 8.6 over 938 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Kota Kinabalu near 1Borneo Hypermall?

    For a good hotel near to 1Borneo Hypermall, consider Tune Hotels - 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu - it is rated 8.0/10 from 1,479 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Sutera Harbour?

    938 HotelsCombined reviews of Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel score it 8.6/10, making it a highly recommended hotel near Sutera Harbour.

  • How much do hotels in Kota Kinabalu cost?

    $55/night is the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Kota Kinabalu, the average price found is $65/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is $83/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

    $6/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Kota Kinabalu by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

    Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight has been as low as $8 and the average price has been $49. If you’d prefer 4-star accommodation, expect to pay at least $15 for this evening.