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10 best hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Spa
"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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7.8

Very good

8113 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 37
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Kids club
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. BBQ facilities
"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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8.6

Excellent

5907 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 172
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
"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

8726 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 95
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Fitness center
  6. Sauna
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"Really nice luxury hotel in walking distance to near the waterfront and nightlife. Level 14 has a nearly opened rooftop sky bar which would be probably the best location in Kota Kinabalu. There is also a special private club lounge on level 14 which is worth the daily upgrade if you take advantage of the amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner buffers and drinks. The hotel feels brand new and there was lots to see and explore within the complex. The pool on Level 2 is great relief to avoid the day time heat. The daily night market and other markets are very close by which are worth visiting to see more of the real Kota Kinabalu culture. We highly recommend this hotel for couples, groups and for business conferences. We attended a Wedding dinner on Level 3 and the service and atmosphere were excellent."
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8.6

Excellent

2743 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 135
OYO 90457 Borneo Eco-House Hashtag 12 Boutique Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in [24-hour]
  4. Daily housekeeping
  5. Smoke-free property
  6. CCTV outside property
  7. CCTV in common areas
  8. Fire extinguisher
"Clean and easy to find food."
7.7

Very good

31 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 17
KK Times Square Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Contactless check-in/out
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Sauna
  8. Spa
"first time for me to stay in KK Times Square Hotel and already i love the place!will definitely stay there again during future travels with my son.it is conveniently located with restos, bars and a 24-hr convenience store all within walking distance from the hotel.the place is safe even for a solo lady traveler like me that i had no fear of going out of my room and have a late dinner at a nearby restaurant.highly recommended to those who wants value for their money. KK Times Square Hotel is, for me, the "IN" place in Kota Kinabalu!"
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7.6

Very good

3925 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 44
The LUMA Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Coffee shop
  7. Bar
  8. Laundry service
"Luma hotel exceeded my expectations!"
9.1

Exceptional

628 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 75
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Hot tub
  6. Kids club
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"The Pacific Sutera (silk) is probably the best Resort hotel in Kota Kinabalu. What they dont tell you in the website is that you can also enjoy the pool areas of the MAGELLAN And their members only "marina" (great for the kids!). THe Marina is the only pool area that has the slides, so if you plan to stay here at the PAcific, walk around the boardwalk - its good excercise and make the huge complex a bit closer to each other. "
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8.4

Excellent

8177 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 71
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Valet parking
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Sauna
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Spa
"Having stayed in quite a few different hotels in Kota Kinabalu from 2 to 5 star we thought we would give Hyatt a try this time, Overall we were not disappointed although a few things needs updating like the TV which was quite old and not much to choose from program wise, As i have a business back home i needed access to the internet for checking my emails when i called reception to find out about getting free Wi-fi i was told it was charged my the min or £12 a day which i thought was a bit mean as most hotels in K,Kinabalu, give free wi-fi. We used the restaurant a few times the service was very good and the food well presented. We took our breakfast in our room which was delivered very quickly on a table beautifully presented with a flower vase and a excellent selection. The young man who brought us our breakfast was very friendly and efficient. As for the other staff working at the Hyatt i could not fault them they were wonderful nothing was to much trouble. its not a cheap hotel to stay at and you could probably find an equivalent hotel with free internet for around the same price but overall it was the staff that made it so pleasurable for us. "
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8.5

Excellent

3838 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 138
Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Sauna
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Swimming pool [outdoor]
"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

7544 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 67

Fast facts about Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Accommodations2,584 properties
Popular hotelMing Garden Hotel and Residences
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 22. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 38. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 98.

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 22. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 39. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 100.

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 40. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 97.

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 Megah D'Aru Hotel, Goldenhill Hotel and The Atelier Boutique 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, Ming Garden Hotel and Residences and Hotel 7 Suria.

What are the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu include Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and The Magellan Sutera Resort.

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 The Magellan Sutera Resort.

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 The Magellan Sutera Resort.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the views at Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, Homy Seafront Hostel and Hotel 7 Suria.

What are the top accommodations in Kota Kinabalu for families?

Places to stay in Kota Kinabalu that are highly rated by families include Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Ming Garden Hotel and Residences.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best breakfast?

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

What properties in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified vacationers to Kota Kinabalu have given remarkable testimonials for the views at Homy Seafront Hostel, Hotel 7 Suria and Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel.

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 Tanjung Aru.

What are the very best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for business travelers?

Hotels around Kota Kinabalu that are very highly rated by business tourists are Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Ming Garden Hotel and Residences.

What properties found in Kota Kinabalu are exceptionally rated with regards to facilities?

Hotelsin Kota Kinabalu which is exceptionally rated with respect to amenities include The Loft Imago, iSTAY - The Loft Imago and Kota Kinabalu Times Square Imago.

What are the prime hotels in Kota Kinabalu which have bars?

A property that has bars in in Kota Kinabalu which is very highly rated is Iris Suite @ Imago Loft.

What's the best resort in Kota Kinabalu next to a golf course?

Highly rated hotels located in Kota Kinabalu near a golf course include SINGA ANGSA HOUSE, Great Location, Nearby to beach and City Centre and Modern Duplex 1bedroom@KK City, Beside Imago Mall.

What's the best rated property in Kota Kinabalu close to a amusement park?

Highly reviewed accommodations around Kota Kinabalu close to amusement park include Lungo Kota Kinabalu and Spacious & affordable 3 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment.

What hotspot should I have a look at when I'm planing a trip to Kota Kinabalu?

Best attractions in Kota Kinabalu include Sapi Island, Manukan Island, and Poring Hot Springs.

When should I visit Kota Kinabalu?

Last year, Kota Kinabalu received its most visitors during the month of December. In spite of this, you may want to consider other months during which there are a fewer amount of visitors, as the most popular sights will be less crowded.

How long should I spend my time in Kota Kinabalu?

In the past 3 months, travelers stayed in Kota Kinabalu for 1 nights on average. The perfect duration for your trip will be determined by what you'd be interested to see and explore while there.

Are international tourists allowed into Kota Kinabalu?

International visitors are allowed into Kota Kinabalu, according to our most updated information. Due to changing restrictions, we strongly recommend that you visit here for additional details.

What vaccines are recognized in Kota Kinabalu?

Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, CanSinoBIO, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinopharm/BIBP, Sinovac are currently acknowledged and accepted by the national health authority of the country that includes Kota Kinabalu.

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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.