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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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1.7 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 2,153 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
7.3 Good
C-16-G Signature Office, KK TImes Square, Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.8 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
GoodBased on 311 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.

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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15.0 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 137 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.

The Crown Borneo Hotel
The Crown Borneo Hotel
5.9 Okay
23 Jalan Pinang Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3.0 km 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.

Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung Air
Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung Air
7.6 Good
13, Jalan Perpaduan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.5 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
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.

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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0.4 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
GoodBased on 339 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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0.8 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 1,503 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.

Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu
7.9 Good
Jalan Sembulan, P O Box No 12908, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.2 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
GoodBased on 552 reviews
7.9

TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu is located in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the Sabah Museum. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a free shuttle service and a coffee bar.

Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
8.2 Excellent
Lot 12 Lorong Perpaduan, Kg. Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.5 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 9 reviews
8.2

Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air is located in Kota Kinabalu and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
8.1 Excellent
4, Lorong Api Api 3, Api Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 1,510 reviews
8.1

This modern hotel in Kota Kinabalu provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It also offers an executive floor, valet parking and a sauna.

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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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8.3 km 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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4.0 km 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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0.9 km 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.

4
Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort
8.7 Excellent
Malohom Bay-Pulau Gaya Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5.7 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 

Gaya Island Resort is set on Gaya Island, and offers 5-star facilities, including a private beach. It also features an outdoor pool, a sun deck and a kids pool.

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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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0.4 km 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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1.1 km 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
7.3 Good
C-16-G Signature Office, KK TImes Square, Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.8 km 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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0.5 km 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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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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0.5 km 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.

S$ 11
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Seaview Capsule Hotel - Hostel
Seaview Capsule Hotel - Hostel
7.7 Good
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens Warisan Square C-03-03, C-03-04, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.5 km 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.

S$ 13
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Lavender Lodge
Lavender Lodge
8.1 Excellent
No 6, Jalan Laiman Diki, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Lavender Lodge is situated in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and a ticket service.

S$ 17
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Borneo Tree House
Borneo Tree House
6.6 Good
Kampung Ratau, Tebobon, Menggatal, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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14.5 km from city centre,  

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.

S$ 19
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Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
8.2 Excellent
Lot 12 Lorong Perpaduan, Kg. Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air is located in Kota Kinabalu and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

S$ 20
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Promenade Service Apartment
Promenade Service Apartment
7.5 Good
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 km 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.

S$ 20
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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 km 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.

S$ 20
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Goldenhill Hotel
Goldenhill Hotel
7.4 Good
Lot 10, Pekan, Tanjung aru, Jalan Pinang Tanjung aru., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3.0 km from city centre,  

Providing a shuttle to Kota Kinabalu International Airport, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, Goldenhill Hotel is a convenient base in Kota Kinabalu. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

S$ 20
Avg. per night

Hotel prices near Kota Kinabalu Airport

2 stars or below

S$ 11 - S$ 52

Qlio Hotel

No. 1 most popular

Qlio Hotel
8.5 Excellent
S$ 27
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Mandarin Hotel

No. 2 most popular

Mandarin Hotel
8.7 Excellent
S$ 47
Avg. per night
OYO 216 La Viva Hotel

Best value

S$ 11
Avg. per night
3 stars

S$ 25 - S$ 407

The Klagan Hotel

No. 1 most popular

The Klagan Hotel
8.2 Excellent
S$ 53
Avg. per night
Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu

No. 2 most popular

S$ 48
Avg. per night
TD Plaza Hotel

Best value

S$ 25
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

S$ 39 - S$ 409

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

No. 1 most popular

S$ 134
Avg. per night
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

No. 2 most popular

S$ 76
Avg. per night
Ming Garden Hotel & Residences
S$ 39
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.

Kota Kinabalu Airport travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels near Kota Kinabalu?

    Kota Kinabalu is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, which has a current rating of 8.7. For other potential stays, consider Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu and Hilton Kota Kinabalu, which can also be great places to stay near Kota Kinabalu.