Malaysia may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Kota Kinabalu Hotel from NT$660/Night

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Kota Kinabalu hotels and places to stay

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 NT$3,887 per night
4.32 km from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,155 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2020/3/2

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 NT$3,732 per night
21.08 km from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 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 2020/2/26

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,997 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 2020/2/13

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4 out of 5
41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,037 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 2020/2/12

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Oceania Hotel
3 out of 5
Lot 60-64, Lorong Ikan Juara 5, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$712 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 2020/3/15

Oceania Hotel
Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
3 out of 5
No 1 Jalan Taipan 28 Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$954 per night
7.49 km from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (47 reviews)

"nice and good"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/26

Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Jalan Sepanggar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is NT$1,935 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 2020/2/24

Borneo Beach Villas
Gayana Marine Resort
5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island, Sabah
The price is NT$7,830 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 2020/3/1

Gayana Marine Resort
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 NT$1,246 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 2020/6/20

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Hotel 7 Suria
Suria, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$660 per night
1 km from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Recommended

"Really clean,new,convenient location"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/11

Hotel 7 Suria
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available properties in Kota Kinabalu
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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 accommodations in Kota Kinabalu
  • The closest major airport is in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Kota Kinabalu

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the parks and these places to visit: KK Esplanade, Signal Hill Observatory Platform, and Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to 1 Borneo Hypermall, Centre Point, and Local Fruits Market. Boating is one of the top activities, while Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Sutera Harbour, and Borneo Golf and Country Club are favorite sights to visit.

In Kota Kinabalu, there are 398 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Borneo Coastal Residence - IMAGO Mall - Guests who stay at this 3-star apartment in Downtown Kota Kinabalu can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and free parking, along with an in-room kitchenette. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its pool and helpful staff.
  • Hilton Kota Kinabalu - Our customers like the dining options and pool at this hotel. This 4.5-star hotel in Downtown Kota Kinabalu features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.
  • Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa - This 5-star resort features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a golf course. Expedia customers like its quiet location and comfortable rooms.

Other favorite sights in Kota Kinabalu include Sabah State Mosque, Likas Stadium, and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

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 87°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 76°F
  • From April to June, the average is 89°F during the day and 76°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 88°F during the day and 76°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 87°F as the daytime average and 76°F as the nighttime average
  • Kota Kinabalu gets about 3.66 inches of rain per year
  • April and May are usually the hottest months averaging 89°F, while June and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 76°F

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.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Kota Kinabalu?
For more information about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Kota Kinabalu, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
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 place to stay in Penampang?
With 35 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Eminent Hotel is the highest ranked property in Penampang. This hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Other favorite options in the area include Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu and Napzone KKIA by Sovotel.
What's a favorite place to stay in Downtown Kota Kinabalu?
In this neighborhood, there are 205 lodging options for your stay, so you should find just want you want for your visit. Hilton Kota Kinabalu is a favorite with our customers staying in Downtown Kota Kinabalu. This 5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Centre Point. Travelers also recommend Hotel Eden54 and Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu as top options in the area.
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.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Desa Cattle Dairy Farm?
Rocky Mountain Lodge is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Desa Cattle Dairy Farm. Other good choices within a short distance include Spring Garden and Kupi-Kupi & Stay.
What about the best place to stay close to Mount Kinabalu National Park?
One of the top choices for your stay is Spring Garden, located 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Mount Kinabalu National Park, and this 3-star hotel offers free parking and private balconies. Rocky Mountain Lodge and Wind Valley Farmstay are other good choices within a few miles.
What's the best place to stay for a beach vacation in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star beachfront resort with 2 outdoor pools and 6 restaurants. Other good options for your beach trip include Gaya Island Resort and Raintree Beach & Golf Resort. Head to Dalit Beach or Pantai Pulau Mamutik for some quality time by the water.

Recent reviews of Kota Kinabalu hotels

More trip options