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11 best hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Very good value for money. Clean, good facilities and fit out is modern and functional. Would recommend to anyone as either business or holiday hotel. Facilities are just as good as some of the more expensive 'Brand' hotels in Kota Kinabalu but at a significantly lower cost."
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8.1

Excellent

7883 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 89
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"the location of magellan sutera is very good,only 3mins drive to the city centre and easy to look for local food. the room is classic,clean and the swimming pool is also an attraction of the hotel. the most amazing part is the breakfast,there're so many choices of food and drinks (including italy coffee) for us. well,the service,environment,cleaniness,facilities,food and drinks are all above my expectation. it could be considered as the best 5-star hotel in kota kinabalu."
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8.5

Excellent

5158 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 144
Hotel 7 Suria
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"I liked the photo of Kinabalu Mountain view in the wall room. The toilet also cleaned and i liked also the mineral bottle by their own signature hotel. The location is strategic for people who like shopping. ✨👍🏻"
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9.1

Exceptional

1987 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 51
Hotel Grandis
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Hotel Grandis has upgrade my stay to an Executive Suite with two floors and lovely ocean view, thanks! The hotel is pretty modern comparing with other hotels in Kota Kinabalu. Nice location with a large mall just next door with plenty of food options, also within walking distance to the waterfront and town centre."
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8.6

Excellent

4401 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 104
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Tanjung Aru,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Reception was friendliness, the room is clean and comfortable."
9.4

Exceptional

89 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 179
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"I love the fact that this hotel is the tourist choice to stay in Kota Kinabalu. This means the hotel lobby and breakfast time is very lively. 5 starts for friendly staff. If you're driving, then this hotel will leave you worry-free since there are plenty of parking space provided with security guards. Also it's very close to Imago Shopping mall."
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7.7

Very good

7129 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 38
Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"3 star hotel but super like 5star. nice hotel and nice staff. breakfast so many choice. will come again.. "
9.1

Exceptional

586 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 51
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Best hotel in Kota Kinabalu City Proper"
9

Exceptional

977 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 128
Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"the horizon hotel in kota kinabalu is situated in the heart of the city close the istanza, the sabah governor’s residence. it’s a new hotel, being only 4 months old. but don’t let that dissuade you from staying here. the general manager, philip d. theseira, who i would now count as a good friend, has a top rate staff. all are very welcoming, polite and most helpful; addressing you by name as to go about your business. they even moved me to a new room, because i couldn’t establish an internet connection in my original room. rooms are spacious having king sized beds, a small area for sitting and relaxing, and large walk in showers. larger rooms are also available for those with children. but the room size i had was perfect for the duration of my stay. the hotel has three levels of secure private parking, which is free to hotel guests. in addition there is a swimming pool and well equipped gymnasium on the sixth floor, allowing for mostly uninterrupted views out across the bay. these are used at the guest’s own risk, as there are no staff or life guards present. the two excellent restaurants, give the guest a choice of food styles from around the region, as well as international cuisine. however please be aware that all food is halal, so there is no pork available on the menus. with its situation in the centre of the city; it’s only a short walk to all the shopping malls, restaurants and bars. i never had to use a taxi once, preferring to walk around and see all that was on offer. it’s also ideally located to all the scuba dive centres that offer very reasonably priced diving off the islands of gaya and sapi. i’ve already planned my next stay, if for nothing else, but the convenience. but that’s not the only reason of course. "
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8.3

Excellent

7115 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 80
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"This hotel was the first 5-stars hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Over the years, numerous other 5-star hotels were built in Kota Kinabalu. Being a loyal guest of Hyatt Kinabalu Regency for more than 20 years, for me Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is still the best . Must try: Oxtail Asam Pedas in their Tanjung Ria Restaurant."
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8.5

Excellent

3563 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 118
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Very good value for money. Clean, good facilities and fit out is modern and functional. Would recommend to anyone as either business or holiday hotel. Facilities are just as good as some of the more expensive 'Brand' hotels in Kota Kinabalu but at a significantly lower cost."
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8.1

Excellent

7883 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 89

Fast facts about Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Accommodations2,239 properties
Popular hotelHotel 7 Suria
Popular areaCentral Business District
Nightly rates from$5
AirportKota Kinabalu International Airport
Reasons to visitBeaches, Nature, Sightseeing

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 24. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 40. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 101.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 24. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 41. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 118.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 23. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 39. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 88.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Kota Kinabalu International Airport have given top reviews to The Atelier Boutique Hotel, Pinstay Bayan Suites(King+S.Single)@ Aeropod Squar and Goldenhill Hotel.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Sapi Island?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Sapi Island have given top reviews to Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Gaya Street Sunday Market?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Gaya Street Sunday Market have given top reviews to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu include Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for couples?

Couples who stayed in Kota Kinabalu have given high ratings to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for families?

Families who stayed in Kota Kinabalu highly recommend Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the views at Hotel Grandis, Gaya Centre Hotel and Gaya Island Resort.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the breakfast at Akinabalu Youth Hostel, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre and Escape Backpackers Kk.

What's the best neighborhood in Kota Kinabalu to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Kota Kinabalu include Central Business District, Tuaran and Putatan.

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More about Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu lies on the coastline, close to Mount Kinabalu and Kinabalu National Park. Visitors here get the best of several worlds with beaches, the city center, and a World Heritage site. The city itself is becoming quite a popular resort destination and is also the gateway to tropical islands off Malaysian Borneo. Kota Kinabalu International Airport serves as the entry point and is only eight kilometers from the city center.

Nature lovers, those who both enjoy being among it and studying it, will enjoy a visit to Mount Kinabalu. Borneo’s tallest mountain has great biological importance with a range of different terrains and some 6,000 species of plants. With the peak at 4,000 meters above sea level, the mountain is an excellent destination for hiking and climbing. Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is another great destination for the nature lover and beach lover alike. This collection of five islands is a 30-minute speedboat trip from the coast. Tanjung Aru Beach is the most popular in the city with food stalls and bars and is only a 10-minute drive from the city center.

Be sure to check out the interactive map of Kota Kinabalu for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.