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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, Malaysia 
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, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 2,170 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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0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
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, Malaysia 
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, Malaysia 
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, Malaysia 
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, Malaysia 
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, Malaysia 
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, Malaysia 
GoodBased on 343 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, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 1,511 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.

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

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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
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'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
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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0.5 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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1.1 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.

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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.

$7
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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.

$8
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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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Seaview Capsule Hotel - Hostel
Seaview Capsule Hotel - Hostel
7.6 Good
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens Warisan Square C-03-03, C-03-04, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Seaview Capsule Hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu and features free Wi-Fi. It is also a short drive from the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre.

$10
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H2 Backpacker - Hostel
H2 Backpacker - Hostel
8.6 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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0.0 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.

$13
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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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Hotel prices near Kota Kinabalu Airport

2 stars and under

$7 - $36

KK Times Square Hotel

#1 Most popular

$35
Avg. per night
Hotel Five 2

#2 Most popular

Hotel Five 2
8.2 Excellent
$18
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Space Capsule Hotel

Best value

Space Capsule Hotel
8.3 Excellent
$7
Avg. per night
3 stars

$13 - $92

Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu

#1 Most popular

$38
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The Klagan Hotel

#2 Most popular

The Klagan Hotel
8.2 Excellent
$46
Avg. per night
Yomi Hotel

Best value

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

$18 - $308

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel

#1 Most popular

$59
Avg. per night
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

#2 Most popular

$100
Avg. per night
Flypod Hotel

Best value

Flypod Hotel
8.6 Excellent
$18
Avg. per night

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Where to stay near Kota Kinabalu Airport

About Kota Kinabalu Airport

Malaysia’s second busiest airport Kota Kinabalu International welcomes millions of passengers every year. The airport is the main gateway to the state of Sabah, as well as the island of Borneo. Passengers can stay and explore the breezy oceanside city of Kota Kinabalu, or venture further afield to exotic destinations like Kuching, Mulu and Sipadan Island. Of course, most passengers arriving at Kota Kinabalu International are also hoping to glimpse Borneo’s iconic orangutans during their trip.

Facilities at the two terminals are first class, with a variety of shopping and dining venues located on-site. For architecture enthusiasts, the Departure Hall column head design is worth noting. It’s inspired by the ”Wakid” basket design, which symbolises preparation for a meaningful journey in Sabahan tradition.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is located 8 kilometres south-west of the city centre and is a short 25-minute drive from the CBD. A shuttle bus also ferries passengers from the airport to the city in under 40 minutes. Traffic can get chaotic, so it’s always a good idea to allow plenty of time to get to the terminal.

While today Kota Kinabalu International Airport is a hub for both business and leisure travel, it was originally built as a military airfield by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. It operated under the title of Jesselton Airfield, as was once a major bomb target for the Allied Forces.

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  • What are the best hotels near Kota Kinabalu?

    Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel is a very popular hotel near Kota Kinabalu, with a score of 8.6 from 1,010 reviews. Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa (8.7 from 2,877 reviews) and Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre (8.1 from 2,170 reviews) are also highly rated Kota Kinabalu hotels, based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.