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Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Jalan Sepanggar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is NT$1,338 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
17.13 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
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is NT$1,955 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
0.63 km from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (406 reviews)

"Welcoming and friendly staff. Clean rooms and public areas. Big spread for buffet breakfast. Free parking for hotel guests. Highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/28

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4 out of 5
Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is NT$1,057 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
1.23 km from city center
3.7/5Good! (728 reviews)

"Nice hotel,love the hotel, great service, clean room.."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/19

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Dock In - Hostel
2 out of 5
House 35, Jalan Setesen Jalan Mat Salleh, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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3.64 km from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"Very good hostel with excellent and thoughtful amenities."…"

Reviewed on 2018/10/30

Dock In - Hostel
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$967 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
7.49 km from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (48 reviews)

"nice and good"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/26

Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
Eminent Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Lot 31, Ground Floor, Block D, Kepayan, Point, Jalan Pintas Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is NT$848 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
5.86 km from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (214 reviews)

"Great value for money if looking for somewhere close to the airport. Good drop off service and clean spacious room."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/12

Eminent Hotel
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 NT$3,941 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4.32 km from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,051 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 2020/9/25

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$3,811 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
21.08 km from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2020/9/28

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is NT$2,207 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
0.52 km from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (712 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 2020/9/24

Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is NT$1,892 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
0.7 km from city center
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 2020/8/30

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Gayana Marine Resort
5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island, Sabah
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The price is NT$8,408 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
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
OYO 777 Epal Hotel
2 out of 5
Lot 30 - 31, Block E, Jln Ikan Juara 1, Sadong Jaya Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is NT$477 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
1.17 km from city center
4/5Very Good! (17 reviews)

"Great location. The amenities were quite old and should be replaced ideally. I was disappointed that there wasn't a fridge in my room while there was one in the room where I stayed the previous time."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/20

OYO 777 Epal Hotel
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
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The price is NT$8,653 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
8 km from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (132 reviews)

"The staff where amazing, so helpful, friendly and happy. The staff we encountered made every possible attempt to accommodate us at every turn, we wanted for nothing at Bunga Raya Resort. The resort was breathtaking, we stayed in a villa with an amazing view overlooking the bay. Our villa was huge, ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/20

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
4.5 out of 5
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is NT$3,899 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
15.5 km from city center
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 2020/1/6

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse
2 out of 5
Lot 4, 2nd Floor, Block M, Sinsuran Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is NT$427 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
0.21 km from city center
3.4/5Good! (68 reviews)
WORTH THE PRICE

"It was great! The toilet was clean enough to use and simple utilities such as soap and towels were provided. Air cond was in great condition as well! TV was outdated with only 1 grainy channel but that's ok, we used the guesthouse fast wifi instead. No parking was provided so opt to park elsewhere ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/17

Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,432 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
2.27 km from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Breakfast need to be improved....................."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/21

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Hotel DeLeeton
3 out of 5
Lot 45-46, Block E, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$841 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
0.23 km from city center
4/5Very Good! (75 reviews)

"I booked a room, with very little notice and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Always trying to help."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/3

Hotel DeLeeton
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
3.5 out of 5
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,233 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
0.89 km from city center
4/5Very Good! (399 reviews)

"Swimming pool"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/8

Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
One Hotel Lintas Jaya
3 out of 5
Block H, Lot 1 & 2, Jalan Lintas Highway, Lintas Jaya, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is NT$797 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
5.41 km from city center
3.9/5Good! (10 reviews)
Clean basic room.

"We needed somewhere to get our head down between flights. Friendly receptionist upon arrival, clean ensuite room but unfortunately noise from other guests moving round the hotel resulted in a poor nights sleep."…"

Reviewed on 2018/3/11

One Hotel Lintas Jaya
Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Lot 11, Block 39, Jln Sentosa, Kg Air, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is NT$624 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
0.14 km from city center
3.5/5Good! (16 reviews)
Have it elevator

"The budget hotel but the price quite expensive"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/17

Park Hotel
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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 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?
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 favorite options based on 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! 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, KK Waterfront Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include OYO 89847 Switz Paradise Hotel and Hotel Five 2.
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 Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a private beach. Other good options for your family trip include Borneo Vista Suites Hotel and KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court. 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?
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is a favorite 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 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 are some hotels with pools in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a popular 5-star resort featuring 2 outdoor pools, a children’s pool, and a private beach. Other choices that feature an onsite pool include Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa and C’haya Hotel.

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