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Top 10 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is P6,525 per night
4.32 km from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,151 reviews)

"Great location for the beach and sunset, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great amenities. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
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The price is P6,264 per night
21.08 km from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)

"Beautiful, spacious and wonderful facilities, restaurants and food. I think this has now become my favourite ever hotel and we will return, hopefully soon. Fantastic hospitality, and my wife shed a tear when the staff sang to us as they bid us farewell."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
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The price is P3,352 per night
0.7 km from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"This hotel have beautiful ocean view,is close to shopping center and eateries...Staff are friendly and helpful..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

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Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4 out of 5
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The price is P1,740 per night
1.24 km from city center
3.9/5Good! (557 reviews)

"It's located at the central region of the city and walking distance to most tourists places. Hotel is clean and the staffs are all kind and friendly"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Oceania Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is P1,200 per night
1.3 km from city center
4/5Very Good! (482 reviews)

"it was a pleasant stay. definitely recommend to others and will surely return to the same hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Oceania Hotel
Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is P1,601 per night
7.49 km from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (47 reviews)

"nice and good"…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
Borneo Beach Villas
The price is P3,248 per night
17.1 km from city center
4/5Very Good! (304 reviews)

"Nice location, next to the beach with water sport equipment for rent"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Borneo Beach Villas
Gayana Marine Resort
The price is P13,150 per night
4.5 km from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (394 reviews)

"Diving was moderate. Overall rather expensive compared to Malaysian standards. Super service! Staff was extremely attentive. Monkeys were enjoying!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Gayana Marine Resort
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
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The price is P2,092 per night
0.63 km from city center
3.9/5Good! (436 reviews)

"The cleanliness..the location..the precautions that was taken due to covid 19 pandemic..and the quick checkin.."…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Hotel 7 Suria
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The price is P1,107 per night
1 km from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Recommended

"Really clean,new,convenient location"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Hotel 7 Suria
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Visiting Kota Kinabalu

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Kota Kinabalu, and visitors give high marks for the bustling marina and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its parks. Top sights in the city include Sabah State Mosque, Likas Stadium and 1 Borneo Hypermall.

  • There are 398 hotels and other accommodation options in Kota Kinabalu
  • The closest major airport is in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre

Getting around Kota Kinabalu

With so many ways to get around, exploring all of Kota Kinabalu is a breeze. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. You can find out about your water travel options at the local marina.

Dressing for Kota Kinabalu

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 31°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 24°C
  • From April to June, the average is 32°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 31°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 31°C as the daytime average and 24°C as the night-time average
  • Kota Kinabalu gets about 93 millimetres of rain per year
  • April and May are usually the hottest months averaging 31°C, while June and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 24°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 5-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a private beach. Other favorite options based on reviews include Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa and Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kota Kinabalu, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Kota Kinabalu.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Kota Kinabalu?
Based on reviews, Grandis Hotel is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Le Hotel Kota Kinabalu and KK Waterfront Hotel.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a top 5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a free kids’ club. Other good options for your family trip include Mile 36 Lodge and Ming Garden Hotel and Residences. Attractions like Anjung Samudera and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Kota Kinabalu?
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is a favorite 5-star resort for couples, and features a full-service spa and a private beach. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu and The Magellan Sutera Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Kota Kinabalu?
Balada Hostel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers a rooftop terrace and free WiFi for its human guests.
What are some hotels with pools in Kota Kinabalu?
The Pacific Sutera Hotel is a popular 5-star hotel featuring 3 outdoor pools, a children’s pool, and a private beach. Other choices that feature an onsite pool include Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and Grandis Hotel.

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