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Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM325 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
4.32 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,039 reviews)

"Love the view from my room and the ambience was relaxing. The Sunset Bar was a winner, just chill while watching the beautiful view of the sunset. Definitely will return."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM374 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
21.08 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

"Perfect place for family getaway...spectacular view"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
C'haya Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.7 Jalan Tanjung Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM175 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
3.57 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (217 reviews)
Worth to stay

"Staffs are helpful and nice! Nice rooftop swimming pool and bar next to it."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

C'haya Hotel
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Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Pool Villa 161, Precinct Dillenia, Jalan Sepanggar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM197 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
17.13 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (305 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Borneo Beach Villas
Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu
3.5 out of 5
Kompleks Tabung Haji Kota Kinabalu, Jln Sembulan, PO Box 12908, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
The price is RM110 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
1.68 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (229 reviews)

"Bathrooms need more cleaning. Rooms are ok. Staff are very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2020

Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
3 out of 5
N0.1,Jalan Singgah Mata1,Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM120 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
0.41 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (698 reviews)

"The hotel is clean and bed is comfy. There are many amenities nearby like seafood restaurants, eateries, pharmacies, shopping malls. Will definitely come back again!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Sri Iskandar
3 out of 5
No 16, Jalan Perpaduan, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM64 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
0.13 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (109 reviews)

"Clean, spacious and reachable"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Hotel Sri Iskandar
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park
3 out of 5
Kinabalu National Park, Mt. Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah
The price is RM118 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
51.98 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (83 reviews)
Value for money

"I stayed at Peak Lodge. The view is beautiful. However , the lodge is a little dated and deserves a refurbishment .overall, it's comfortable without much hassle Staff are very friendly and responsibke .I left so personal belongings behind and Azlan managed to deliver it to KK city to my friend. Thank ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM259 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
0.63 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (409 reviews)

"Good service.. All staff freandly.. Nice place..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2020

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
4.5 out of 5
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM350 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
15.5 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (749 reviews)

"The room was not ready when we arrived at hotel, towels were not allocated in the room, room service took a long time every time."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is RM300 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb
0.21 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"spacious room with strategic hotel location in the heart of Kota Kinabalu."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Hotel 7 Suria
Suria, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM72 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
1 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (17 reviews)
Terbaik, sesuai untuk ada anak kecil!

"Kali kedua check in hotel ini, sangat recommend tempat untuk family! Bilik luas dan bersih rasa selamat baby explore. Harap selepas ni mereka kekalkan kebersihan setiap penjuru bilik."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Hotel 7 Suria
Sabah Oriental Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Lorong Kemajuan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM126 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
1.03 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (272 reviews)

"Just ok for short stay. It provide good breakfast and variety."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Sabah Oriental Hotel
The Magellan Sutera Resort
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM263 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
1.9 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"Enjoy👍👍👍👍👍 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍👍"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

The Magellan Sutera Resort
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
3.5 out of 5
PV 139, Pecinct Dillenia, Nexus Residence, Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM221 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
17.12 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (175 reviews)

"The seaside location, spacious rooms, friendly staff. Although this hotel has just restarted business due to the pandemic, the unit where we stayed in is in good shape. Only thing is, 1 night stay is too short!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2020

Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Seaside Travellers Inn
2.5 out of 5
KM20 Kota Kinabalu-Papar Road, Kampung Laut, Papar, Kinarut, Sabah
The price is RM133 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
17.8 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (27 reviews)

"Just nice....affordable,comfortable & excellent staffs service at the frontdesk. (The sign board at the main gate entrance should be brighten up and please put on more lighting around the properties. Thank u! ....).mainmentrance"…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Seaside Travellers Inn
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
The price is RM270 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
0.7 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Everything is in order. Except for the car park. Best you drive a more expensive vehicle such that you may be treated differently!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
J Residence
3 out of 5
Kg. Tinompok, Mile 35, Kinabalu NP, Nabalu, Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
The price is RM129 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
51.67 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (98 reviews)

"We stayed at Johnson Villa and the View from that villa was supernice, the kitchen utensil provided were good and almost everything was perfect. But they should improve in terms of hanging place for clothes and towel. At the same time, 3 of the dining chairs should be replaced since it easily broken ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

J Residence
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM252 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
0.52 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (716 reviews)

"Staffs were so friendly and professional:) especially the staff at restaurants & bar & gym & pool & door man. The room was spacious s and clean. Nice Breakfast. Nice view from swimming pool and the rooftop bar."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM209 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
0.63 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (443 reviews)

"Good location. Overall good. Convenient and centre of city."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
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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 to stay in Kota Kinabalu?
Signel Hostel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This property is a short 3-minute walk from Centre Point, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Gaya Island Resort and Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kota Kinabalu, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in Kota Kinabalu.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Kota Kinabalu?
Based on reviews, Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Little Gaya Hotel and Celyn City Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for families in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a private beach. Other choices for your child-friendly holiday include Borneo Vista Suites Hotel and KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court. Also, attractions such as Anjung Samudera and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Kota Kinabalu?
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is a favourite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Kota Kinabalu?
Balada Hostel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers a rooftop terrace and free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star beachfront resort offering 2 outdoor pools and 6 restaurants, located within a short 1-minute walk of Dalit Beach . Other good options for your stay near the beach include Borneo Beach Villas and Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Kota Kinabalu?
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is a 5-star hotel with 4 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa and Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique hotel in Kota Kinabalu?
Gayana Marine Resort is a favourite 5-star resort with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 52 guestrooms, 2 restaurants and a poolside bar. Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa and Gaya Island Resort are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort featuring 2 outdoor pools and a private beach, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options to stay near a golf course include The Magellan Sutera Resort and Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai. You can tee off at Borneo Golf and Country Club during your trip.
What are some hotels with pools in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a popular 5-star resort featuring 2 outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool and a private beach. Other choices that offer an on-site pool include Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa and C’haya Hotel.

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