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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 23 May 2024. The average price for a hotel in Kota Kinabalu is S$ 145/night.
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Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Offering views of Kota Kinabalu, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is located in a well-known shopping area, plus boasts a sauna and an outdoor pool. It also provides free private parking on site and the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre are a brief car trip away.
Free Wi-Fi
8.5
Excellent
1827 reviews
Location
1.2 km from city centre
S$ 104
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
2869 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
S$ 126
41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre is situated in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Excellent
2967 reviews
Location
1.7 km from city centre
S$ 69
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
S$ 65
Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.8
Excellent
1129 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
S$ 43
Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel provides 5-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and meeting rooms.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.8
Excellent
1598 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
S$ 152
75, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Boasting a popular location, Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu commands views of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and Kota Kinabalu, and is moments from Atkinson Clock Tower. Some of the popular features on offer at this cosy 3-star hotel include complimentary on-site parking and Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.3
Excellent
1992 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
S$ 39
No. 1 Jalan Tangki, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Located in Kota Kinabalu, Hotel Palace is within a 15-minute drive of Kota Kinabalu International Airport and provides a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It has a gym, as well as a free shuttle service, a ballroom and a sauna.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.9
Excellent
643 reviews
Location
0.3 km from city centre
S$ 58
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
1453 reviews
Location
1.4 km from city centre
S$ 33
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
809 reviews
Location
1.6 km from city centre
S$ 82

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 23 May 2024.
Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Kota Kinabalu:S$ 145/night
Cheapest price found:S$ 9/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
S$ 111 - S$ 207
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
S$ 107 - S$ 229
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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 23 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
S$ 288
Avg. per night
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
4.0 km from city centre
Pool
S$ 243
Avg. per night
Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 80
Avg. per night
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
5.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 259
Avg. per night
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
S$ 32
Avg. per night
Lot 95, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 32
Avg. per night
C-16-G, Signature Office, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
S$ 34
Avg. per night
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.6 km from city centre
S$ 167
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 S$ 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 23 May 2024
At the moment, these hotels offer the lowest nightly rate out of those we've come across in Kota Kinabalu. Consider alternative dates if you're able to compare prices.
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Lot 12 Lorong Perpaduan, Kg. Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
S$ 12
Avg. per night
Mile 6, Jalan Putatan, Papar, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
4.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
S$ 13
Avg. per night
Lot 4, 2nd Floor, Block M, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
S$ 13
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
S$ 16
Avg. per night
Lot 10, Pekan Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
3.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Air conditioning
S$ 19
Avg. per night
No. 41, Jalan Pantai, Ground Floor, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
S$ 24
Avg. per night
No.7 Jalan Tanjung Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
3.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
S$ 27
Avg. per night
54, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.5 km from city centre
S$ 28
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 23 May 2024.
We've come across the following hotels in Kota Kinabalu with different price and hotel class options. We've also highlighted the most popular hotels and best value within each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
Level 1 - 5, Unit 29, Building No E, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
S$ 16
54, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
S$ 28
Lot 12 Lorong Perpaduan, Kg. Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
S$ 12
3 stars
3 stars
Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
S$ 43
75, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
S$ 39
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens P.O. Box 13751, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
S$ 33
4 stars
4 stars +
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
S$ 126
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
S$ 104

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Other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu

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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
S$ 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
S$ 16
Avg. per night
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
16.0 km from city centre
S$ 112
Avg. per night
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
5.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 259
Avg. per night
Pantai Dalit, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
21.5 km from city centre
S$ 198
Avg. per night
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
S$ 132
Avg. per night
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City 3, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
0.2 km from city centre
S$ 109
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 23 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?

    Kota Kinabalu is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu, which has a current rating of 9.0. For other potential stays, consider Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, which can also be great places to stay in Kota Kinabalu.

  • What is a good hotel near Taman Negara Tunku Abdul Rahman?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges At Manukan Island is a popular hotel near Taman Negara Tunku Abdul Rahman that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.5 across 295 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Kota Kinabalu near Karamunsing Complex?

    Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is a hotel near Karamunsing Complex that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 9.0 from 2,869 reviews.

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

    A good hotel near Gaya Street Sunday Market is Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu, which has been rated 9.0/10 by 2,869 HotelsCombined user reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Kota Kinabalu cost?

    S$ 100/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 S$ 86/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is S$ 116/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

    Prices for Kota Kinabalu hotels have been found for as low as S$ 36/night over the last 3 days.

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

    There’s so much to see and do in Kota Kinabalu, but we’ve found that the most popular landmarks are Taman Negara Tunku Abdul Rahman, Karamunsing Complex, and Gaya Street Sunday Market. You’ll want to stay in Kota Kinabalu to visit Taman Negara Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kota Kinabalu to visit Karamunsing Complex, and Kota Kinabalu to visit Gaya Street Sunday Market.

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