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Low Season April
High Season August
  Average price (weeknight): C$ 77
  Average price (weekend night): C$ 55

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Best Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Hilton Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
1
9.0 Excellent (5,535 reviews)
C$ 138+
Overview
Hilton Kota Kinabalu is the only upscale full service hotel strategically located in the Asia city precinct and just 15 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. With its 305 technologically-advanced guest rooms, choose to stay in a spacious suite that features a separate living area and private bedroom, or opt for an executive room that offers exclusive access to the Executive Lounge. Located on the 9th floor, the Executive Lounge provides complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments and stunning views of the city skyline. For a touch of luxury, choose a Presidential Suite featuring three bedrooms, an expansive living area and a whirlpool tub. Hilton Kota Kinabalu has a wide range of facilities that includes dining, meeting and recreational activities. The all day dining restaurant located on the ground level encompasses live cooking stations and serves both a la carte and buffet selections. Located on the rooftop, the specialty restaurant specializes in grilled favorites whereas its Zest Bar is located on the ground floor and is exclusive to those with exquisite taste in life.
Grandis Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
2
8.9 Excellent (4,303 reviews)
C$ 138+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Grandis Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, within a 5-minute walk of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staffs. Spacious, clean and comfortable room. Beautiful sunset view on the rooftop
Cons: Certain guests were smoking on the non-smoking designated floor. It would have been even more pleasant if the Non-Smoking policy was properly enforced by the hotel Manager.
Gaya Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (1,062 reviews)
C$ 388+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Gaya Island Resort in Gaya Island, you'll be close to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved it! I went with an old friend and we had a perfect weekend. The service was fantastic, the resort was beautiful (and so was the beach), and there were just enough activities to keep us busy when we weren't reading by the pool. Looking forward to going back.
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa - Kota Kinabalu - Building
4
8.8 Excellent (18,613 reviews)
C$ 322+
Overview
Located in Kota Kinabalu (Tanjung Aru), Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is within a 10-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Sutera Harbour. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Kota Kinabalu? This resort has facilities measuring 7190 square feet (668 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.
Skypod Hostel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
5
9.2 Excellent (43 reviews)
C$ 26+
Overview
A stay at SKYPOD Hostel places you in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, within a 10-minute drive of Filipino Market and Sabah State Museum. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. For a surcharge, guests may use a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) and a cruise ship terminal shuttle.
The Magellan Sutera Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.7 Excellent (4,543 reviews)
C$ 242+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Magellan Sutera Resort in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be a 3-minute drive from Sutera Harbour and 6 minutes from Sabah State Mosque. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I can use pacific facilites. It has many outdoor pool.
Cons: It has too small private beach
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
7
8.7 Excellent (3,073 reviews)
C$ 165+
Overview Reviews
Edging the waterfront, Le Méridien is an urban sanctuary in the beating heart of Kota Kinabalu's central business, retail and entertainment district. Immerse yourself in 5-star comfort in stylish hotel accommodations with stunning sea and city views, contemporary amenities and refined design elements inspired by the eclectic beauty of Sabah Borneo. Upgrade your stay in a lavish hotel suite with separate living areas and marble bathrooms. Explore nearby cultural fascinations and then complete the experience with distinctive local and international cuisine at our restaurants. Celebrate and succeed in sophisticated meeting space and relax with creative cocktails as you enjoy a sunset sea-view experience at our al fresco sunset pool bar. After a full day of business or sightseeing, exhilarate your body in our fitness center or rejuvenate with massage, beauty and wellness therapies at our spa. Designed to inspire your senses, our sea-view Kota Kinabalu hotel is a scenic haven in a vibrant travel destination.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Quick efficient staff, good restaurants, clean rooms, adequate space in the room, central location
Cons: 2 of 4 elevators not functioning but didn’t have to wait too long though
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff and management extremely helpful, and made the stay a real treat. Whilst the pool area was being renovated, an offer to use a sister hotels facilities was provided without hesitation - really appreciated.
Cons: Rooms are a bit tired and need a refresh. Limited light in the room, made reading in the evening near impossible.
6.5 Good
Cons: I wanted to change my itinerary and bring my hotel stay a day forward, from the 21st to the 20th. I offerred to pay the difference in rate if any. Hotel staff told me they cannot do that for me as booking was made via a third party. It was actually made via a fourth party as Kayak outsorced it to getaroom.com. The actual helpline indicated in the booking email (469-675-5368) was possibly run by a fifth party. They were utterly unhelpful with my request to change the booking date by a day, even though I did offer to pay any difference in price. Rigidly cited some sort of policy. I went back to the hotel staff in person and tey also continued to refuse to help. The consequence was that I had to book another hotel for the 20th, did not stay at Le Meridien on the 21st and my money was wasted. I will not be booking via Getaroom ever again and I will be avoiding Le Meridien.
Akinabalu Youth Hostel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
8
8.7 Excellent (363 reviews)
C$ 25+
Overview
With a stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 9 minutes by foot from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and coffee/tea in a common area.
Mandarin Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
9
8.6 Excellent (1,800 reviews)
C$ 56+
Overview
With a stay at Mandarin Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 9 minutes by foot from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and an elevator (lift).
Hotel Sixty3 - Kota Kinabalu - Building
10
8.6 Excellent (754 reviews)
C$ 92+
Overview
With a stay at Hotel Sixty3 in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Gaya Street Sunday Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
Overview
When you stay at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island in Manukan Island, you'll be on the beach and 6 minutes by foot from Mamutik Island. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
12
8.5 Excellent (3,660 reviews)
C$ 143+
Overview Reviews
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is a 14 story highrise in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city overlooking the island-studded South China Sea. Features a 5 story atrium lobby in the heart of of the business, shopping and entertainment district.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: Great front desk and concierge services. They were all very pleasant and helpful. The beds are meticulously made, clean and comfy
Cons: The room is comfortable and clean but needs to be updated. Eg the kettle & coffee making facilities were hidden in a drawer instead of out in the open for guests to see. If the staff didn't tell me about it, I wouldn't have known. The pool is also not great.
ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam - Kota Kinabalu - Building
13
8.5 Excellent (881 reviews)
C$ 55+
Overview
Located in the bustling commercial township of Inanam, ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam features 184 rooms with free high speed WiFi, restaurant, bar, gym, event halls and a Sky Dex on the top floor overlooking the lush green landscape.
Horizon Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
14
8.4 Excellent (3,721 reviews)
C$ 106+
Overview
With a stay at Horizon Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, just a 4-minute walk from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 8 minutes by foot from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Kota Kinabalu? This hotel features 323 square feet (30 square meters) of event facilities.
The Jesselton Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
15
8.4 Excellent (764 reviews)
C$ 77+
Overview
With a stay at The Jesselton Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 4 minutes by foot from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator (lift).
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
16
8.3 Excellent (4,494 reviews)
C$ 103+
Overview
A stay at Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu places you in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, within a 10-minute walk of Imago Shopping Mall and Filipino Market. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Kota Kinabalu? This hotel features 22077 square feet (2051 square meters) of event facilities. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Best Kota Kinabalu hotels near Centre Point Sabah

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Ease Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
1
7.2 Good (103 reviews)
C$ 47+
Overview
With a stay at Ease Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, steps from Filipino Market and 15 minutes by foot from Imago Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
Overview
With a stay at Marina Travellers Suite SKY Karamunsing in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.