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Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Discover well-known properties in Kota Kinabalu that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 1,614 hotels in Kota Kinabalu and price data was last updated on 22 May 2024. The average price for a hotel in Kota Kinabalu is C$ 130/night.
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Pantai Dalit, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Set between a beachfront and a nature reserve, Shangri-La Rasa Ria Kota Kinabalu features relaxing stays in elegantly furnished guest rooms, award-winning restaurants, and a selection of therapeutic treatments at the spa. It is a 5-star accommodation overlooking the South China Sea.
8.8
Excellent
1723 reviews
Location
21.5 km from city centre
C$ 200
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens P.O. Box 13751, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Gaya Centre Hotel is situated in the city's famous tourism and shopping area. Just 10 minutes' stroll from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, the hotel provides guests with an ideal base when in Kota Kinabalu.
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
1449 reviews
Location
1.4 km from city centre
C$ 34
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Located in Kota Kinabalu, The Pacific Sutera provides modern 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a private beach. Guests also have exclusive access to the Chavana Spa and Swimming Pool.
Free Wi-Fi
8.7
Excellent
2050 reviews
Location
1.9 km from city centre
C$ 133
No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
This modern hotel in Kota Kinabalu provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as an executive floor and a ballroom. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.
Free Wi-Fi
8.3
Excellent
2602 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
C$ 65
Lorong Kemajuan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Sabah Oriental Hotel is situated on Borneo (Malaysia) and offers 4-star facilities in addition to a Turkish steam bath. It also features views of the mountains, plus Kota Kinabalu.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.6
Good
2183 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
C$ 34
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Boasting an outdoor pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is situated in Kota Kinabalu and provides modern accommodation. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
9.0
Excellent
2862 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
C$ 127
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Featuring free Wi-Fi, an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi, this comfortable resort is an easy drive from Kota Kinabalu. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
142 reviews
Location
4.9 km from city centre
C$ 321
Mile 6, Jalan Putatan, Papar, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Aristo Hotel @ Putatan provides a comfortable setting while in Kota Kinabalu. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, an all-hours reception and massages.
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
8.0
Excellent
174 reviews
Location
4.9 km from city centre
C$ 14
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, 1a Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Situated in Kota Kinabalu, Grandis Hotels and Resorts is a short walk from Gaya Street Sunday Market and offers a rooftop terrace and a swimming pool. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and a kids pool.
Free Wi-Fi
8.9
Excellent
810 reviews
Location
1.6 km from city centre
C$ 83
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City 3, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
The hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu and is close to Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre. It also offers an outdoor pool, massage services and a sauna.
8.9
Excellent
2083 reviews
Location
0.2 km from city centre
C$ 110

Tips for booking hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Kota Kinabalu. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 22 May 2024.
Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Kota Kinabalu:C$ 130/night
Cheapest price found:C$ 15/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
C$ 19 - C$ 351
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
C$ 105 - C$ 224
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Kota Kinabalu hotels

Browse through properties in Kota Kinabalu that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 1,614 properties in Kota Kinabalu and data was last updated on 22 May 2024.
Our users rated these Kota Kinabalu hotels among the best places to stay. Learn why these hotels were rated among the best by reading user reviews.
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Polish Bay Gaya Island Po Box 22036, 88778 Luyang Kota Kinabalu, Borneo Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
8.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 291
Avg. per night
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
4.0 km from city centre
Pool
C$ 246
Avg. per night
Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 80
Avg. per night
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
5.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 262
Avg. per night
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 33
Avg. per night
Lot 95, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 33
Avg. per night
C-16-G, Signature Office, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
C$ 34
Avg. per night
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.6 km from city centre
C$ 169
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Discover affordable stays in Kota Kinabalu that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Kota Kinabalu can be found for as low as C$ 12 per night. There is currently one property in Kota Kinabalu that can be booked for this price. Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Kota Kinabalu. Price data was last updated on 22 May 2024
These are the lowest prices we've found on hotels in Kota Kinabalu at the moment. Prices will typically fluctuate depending on the dates selected, star rating of hotel, and hotel location.
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Lot 12 Lorong Perpaduan, Kg. Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
C$ 12
Avg. per night
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens Warisan Square C-03-03, C-03-04, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 16
Avg. per night
Unit No. G-803, 1Borneo Hypermall, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
9.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 16
Avg. per night
Unit 3.15, 3rd Floor, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 18
Avg. per night
57, Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 19
Avg. per night
13, Jalan Perpaduan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
C$ 20
Avg. per night
Level 4, 5, And 6 Plaza Wawasan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 22
Avg. per night
No.7 Jalan Tanjung Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
3.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 27
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kota Kinabalu

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Kota Kinabalu to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 22 May 2024.
A breakdown of the average price per hotel class in Kota Kinabalu. For added insight, we've also noted the most popular and best value hotels within each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
Mile 6, Jalan Putatan, Papar, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
C$ 14
Unit 3.15, 3rd Floor, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
C$ 18
Lot 12 Lorong Perpaduan, Kg. Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
C$ 12
3 stars
3 stars
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens P.O. Box 13751, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
C$ 34
Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
C$ 43
Unit No. G-803, 1Borneo Hypermall, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
C$ 16
4 stars
4 stars +
Pantai Dalit, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
C$ 200
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
C$ 105

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Other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu

Find the perfect hostel, theme hotel, or vacation rental for your stay in Kota Kinabalu. There are 1,614 hotels in Kota Kinabalu and price data was last updated on 22 May 2024. The average price for a stay in Kota Kinabalu is C$ 130/night.
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Lot 38, Jalan Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 18
Avg. per night
Level 1 - 5, Unit 29, Building No E, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
C$ 16
Avg. per night
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 133
Avg. per night
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City 3, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.2 km from city centre
C$ 110
Avg. per night
No. 18 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.7 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 154
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

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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 in Kota Kinabalu

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.

Facts about staying in Kota Kinabalu

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Kota Kinabalu to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 22 May 2024.
  • What is the best place in Kota Kinabalu for bars and restaurants?

    Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah province, located on the island of Borneo, Malaysia. The epicentre of food and drink in the city can be found on Jalan Coastal Road, which offers multiple streets filled with restaurants and bars, with a very modern boardwalk along the ocean side. There are several hotels in Kota Kinabalu available here, like the Promenade Hotel, which will offer travellers a few nights of pub crawls. Stick with the centre of the city for easier access to local bars and restaurants. You'll find a range of Kota Kinabalu accommodation here, including Hotel Deleeton, Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung, De Galleria Hotel and Hotel Traveller. All of these places are within walking distance of a range of bars on the same street.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Kota Kinabalu?

    A good place to have a family holiday in Kota Kinabalu depends on what your family enjoys doing. On one side of the city, there are lakes and jungles and mountains, and on the other side, there are beaches and the ocean. So if your family is adventurous and outgoing, then perhaps camping, hiking or fishing would be suitable for you, but if your family needs to rest and relax, then the beaches in Kota Kinabalu are some of the most pristine in all of Borneo. If you're keen on being beachside, Kota Kinabalu hotels around Tanjung Aru Beach, like Hin Loi Guesthouse or Megah D'Aru Hotel are quality family-friendly options.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Kota Kinabalu?

    There are two things that are very unique that draw travellers to Kota Kinabalu: the beaches and the rainforest. With the city locked between these two biomes, travellers mainly want accommodation that is surrounded by either thick rainforest with hiking trails, rivers and rock pools or long, white beaches with boardwalks and pools. The island of Borneo is also the home island of the orangutan, and there are many orangutan sanctuaries located around the island. The city has many great hiking trails available along thick-jungle walkways around Mount Kinabalu. There is also a large island off the coast of the city, Gaya Island, which has many popular beach resorts and bars.

  • Where are the best places to stay for surfing in Kota Kinabalu?

    Good places to stay in Kota Kinabalu if you're looking to surf would be along the coast of the city. There is minimal surf between the island and the coast of the city, but if you travel further down the city’s coast or to the opposite side of Gaya Island, then you will find a few great beaches to catch some waves. One of the most notable beaches on the mainland is Tanjung Aru Beach, where you'll find accommodation like C'Haya Hotels. Some popular surf spots on Gaya Island are Bungaraya Island Resort and Gaya Island Beach. Although there isn't accommodation on Gaya Island, you'll find a variety of options close to the pier where you'd catch the ferry, like Gaya Centre Hotel, Grandis Hotel and Hotel 7 Suria.

  • What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

    The Magellan Sutera Resort (8.6/10 from 3,110 reviews), Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu (9.0/10 from 2,864 reviews), and Hyatt Regency Kinabalu (8.5/10 from 1,827 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Kota Kinabalu.

  • What is a good hotel near Sutera Harbour?

    Reviews of Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu recommend it as a good place to stay near Sutera Harbour, scoring 9.0/10 from 2,864 ratings.

  • What is a good hotel in Kota Kinabalu near Asia City?

    The Magellan Sutera Resort is a hotel near Asia City that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.6 from 3,110 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Gaya Street Sunday Market?

    If you’re visiting Gaya Street Sunday Market then the nearby Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (2,864 reviews scoring it at an average 9.0/10).

  • How much do hotels in Kota Kinabalu cost?

    Kota Kinabalu hotels have an average price of C$ 78/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Kota Kinabalu hotels have prices starting from as low as C$ 8/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates. Prices for this weekend in Kota Kinabalu start from C$ 14 per night when checking in on 24 May and out on 26 May.

  • How much is a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

    A hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight has an average price of C$ 85, but some deals have been found for as low as C$ 12 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Kota Kinabalu are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Kota Kinabalu hotel for tonight has been C$ 37.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Kota Kinabalu?

    Sutera Harbour, Asia City, and Gaya Street Sunday Market are the most popular landmarks in Kota Kinabalu according to our data. You can experience Sutera Harbour if you plan to visit Kota Kinabalu. You can visit Asia City if you stay in Kota Kinabalu. Gaya Street Sunday Market is accessible while staying in Kota Kinabalu.

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