Malaysia may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Kota Kinabalu Hotel from NT$442/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.

Filter by

Popular filters
Star rating
Your budget
Guest rating
Payment type
Property type
Neighborhood
Popular locations
Meal plans available
Amenities
Accessibility
Trip type
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$3,068 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12
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
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 NT$1,215 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
3.57 km from city center
4/5Very Good! (217 reviews)
Worth to stay

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

Reviewed on 2020/1/2

C'haya Hotel
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 NT$1,653 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
17.13 km from city center
4/5Very Good! (305 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2020/2/24

Borneo Beach Villas
You could be seeing lower prices

You could be seeing lower prices

With member prices, you could save 10% or more right now on thousands of properties.
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 NT$764 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
0.41 km from city center
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 2020/3/7

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 NT$442 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
0.13 km from city center
3.5/5Good! (109 reviews)

"Clean, spacious and reachable"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/23

Hotel Sri Iskandar
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park
3 out of 5
Kinabalu National Park, Mt. Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah
The price is NT$868 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
51.98 km from city center
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 2020/8/30

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 NT$1,798 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
0.63 km from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (409 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2020/12/24

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
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$2,933 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
4.32 km from city center
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 2020/9/25

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
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 NT$2,430 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is NT$2,083 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
0.21 km from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2020/9/24

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Hotel 7 Suria
Suria, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$500 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
1 km from city center
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 2020/10/4

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 NT$872 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
1.03 km from city center
3.5/5Good! (272 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2020/1/21

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 NT$4,899 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
1.9 km from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"Enjoy👍👍👍👍👍 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍👍"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/3

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 NT$1,534 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
17.12 km from city center
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 2020/6/7

Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$1,874 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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
Seaside Travellers Inn
2.5 out of 5
KM20 Kota Kinabalu-Papar Road, Kampung Laut, Papar, Kinarut, Sabah
The price is NT$982 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
17.8 km from city center
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 2020/8/7

Seaside Travellers Inn
J Residence
3 out of 5
Kg. Tinompok, Mile 35, Kinabalu NP, Nabalu, Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
The price is NT$898 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
51.67 km from city center
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 2020/2/18

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 NT$1,749 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
0.52 km from city center
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 2020/9/24

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 NT$1,449 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
0.63 km from city center
3.9/5Good! (443 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2021/1/9

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre
2.5 out of 5
No. 1 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$1,055 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
0.59 km from city center
Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre
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?
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, Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Little Gaya Hotel and Celyn City 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 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.

Recent reviews of Kota Kinabalu hotels

More trip options