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J & J Hotel
J & J Hotel
6.2 Good
1st Floor, Lot. No 1, 2 & 3, Block K, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 12 reviews
6.2

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
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
8.1 Excellent
41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 2,174 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
KK Times Square Hotel
7.2 Good
C-16-G Signature Office, KK TImes Square, Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 314 reviews
7.2

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
The Crown Borneo Hotel
5.9 Okay
23 Jalan Pinang Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.8 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
OkayBased on 80 reviews
5.9

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
Kasih Sayang Health Resort
8.2 Excellent
Kampung Sinagang, Bukit Kokol Menggatal, Kota Kinabalu, 88450 Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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9.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 139 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
Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung Air
7.6 Good
13, Jalan Perpaduan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 684 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
C'Haya Hotel
8.1 Excellent
No.7 Jalan Tanjung Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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2.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 2,155 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
Unic Hotel
8.1 Excellent
Block A, Lot 15 & 16, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
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
TD Plaza Hotel
7.2 Good
Level 3, Wisma San Hin, Plaza Wawasan, 1-1, Lorong Plaza Wawasan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 345 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
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
8.1 Excellent
5, Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 1,517 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:$105/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$7/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Friday
$35 - $229
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$52 - $77
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Top Rated Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
8.6 Excellent
Malohom Bay Pulau Gaya,Taman Tunku Abdul, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 

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

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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
8.7 Excellent
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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2.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 

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

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Horizon Hotel
Horizon Hotel
8.4 Excellent
Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 

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.

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Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
7.6 Good
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 

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.

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Hotel Gaia 95
Hotel Gaia 95
8.7 Excellent
Lot 95, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.7 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 

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

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KK Times Square Hotel
KK Times Square Hotel
7.2 Good
C-16-G Signature Office, KK TImes Square, Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 

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.

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The Klagan Hotel
The Klagan Hotel
8.2 Excellent
Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 

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.

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The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort
8.6 Excellent
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 

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
Skypod Hostel
9.2 Excellent
Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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7.0 mi from city centre,  

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
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Space Capsule Hotel
Space Capsule Hotel
8.3 Excellent
Warisan Square, Block C, Lot 1 And 2, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

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
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OYO 216 La Viva Hotel
OYO 216 La Viva Hotel
6.4 Good
No 12, Jalan Pasar Baru, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

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
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H2 Backpacker - Hostel
H2 Backpacker - Hostel
8.5 Excellent
1st Floor, Block F Lot 2, Lorong Segama, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

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.

$11
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OYO 218 Storytel
OYO 218 Storytel
7.5 Good
Unit 3.15, 3rd Floor, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

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.

$12
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Yomi Hotel
Yomi Hotel
6.7 Good
13 & 14 Jalan Pasar Baru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Less than a 20-minute stroll from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Yomi Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Kota Kinabalu. The multiple facilities this unique hotel offers include a ticket service, a tour desk and a 24-hour reception.

$13
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Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse
Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse
7.2 Good
Lot 4, 2nd Floor, Block M Sinsuran Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

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.

$14
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Promenade Service Apartments
Promenade Service Apartments
7.6 Good
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

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.

$16
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Hotel prices in Kota Kinabalu

2 stars and under

$8 - $39

KK Times Square Hotel

#1 Most popular

$29
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Hotel Iskandar

#2 Most popular

$17
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Skypod Hostel

Best value

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

$13 - $99

Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu

#1 Most popular

$37
Avg. per night
The Klagan Hotel

#2 Most popular

The Klagan Hotel
8.2 Excellent
$42
Avg. per night
Yomi Hotel

Best value

Yomi Hotel
6.7 Good
$13
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$18 - $300

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel

#1 Most popular

$67
Avg. per night
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

#2 Most popular

$98
Avg. per night
Flypod Hotel

Best value

Flypod Hotel
8.6 Excellent
$18
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 Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 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 1,013 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 1,648 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Sutera Harbour?

    1,013 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?

    The average prices of hotels in Kota Kinabalu have been around $39 per night over the last 3 days.

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    $10/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Kota Kinabalu by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.

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    Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight has been as low as $10 and the average price has been $56. If you’d prefer 4-star accommodation, expect to pay at least $44 for this evening.