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Low season January
High season September
  Average price (weeknight): RM 431
  Average price (weekend night): RM 460

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Best Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Skypod Hostel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
1
9.3 Excellent (73 reviews)
RM 78+
Overview
A stay at SKYPOD Hostel places you in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, a 5-minute drive from Filipino Market and 6 minutes from 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.
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa - Kota Kinabalu - Building
2
8.9 Excellent (15,714 reviews)
RM 1,027+
Overview
With a stay at Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa in Kota Kinabalu (Tanjung Aru), you'll be a 3-minute drive from Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and 8 minutes from Sabah State Mosque. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Free self parking is available onsite.
Grandis Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (3,960 reviews)
RM 407+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Grandis Hotel places you in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, steps from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and 4 minutes by foot from 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.
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa - Kota Kinabalu - Building
4
8.9 Excellent (653 reviews)
RM 1,179+
Overview
When you stay at Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa in Gaya Island, you'll be on the boardwalk and convenient to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Sapi Island. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Gaya Island? This resort has facilities measuring 2000 square feet (186 square meters), including a meeting room. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge.
Gaya Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
5
8.8 Excellent (1,162 reviews)
RM 1,154+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Gaya Island Resort in Gaya Island, you'll be on the beach and steps from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Gaya Island? This resort has 968 square feet (90 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. A ferry terminal shuttle is available for a surcharge.
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.
Hotel Sixty3 - Kota Kinabalu - Building
6
8.8 Excellent (984 reviews)
RM 275+
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 Wisma Merdeka. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
Masada Backpacker - Kota Kinabalu - Building
7
8.8 Excellent (550 reviews)
RM 99+
Overview
Masada Backpacker is located in Kota Kinabalu and offers guests wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions. The hostel has 2 rooms and has been recently refurbished. The front desk operates around the clock and the friendly staff can recommend places to visit and provide other tourist information. Those staying at Masada Backpacker can sit down to a unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, conveniently located for those who want to stay close by when looking to sit down to a meal. There is a variety of breakfast options available every day. The area surrounding Masada Backpacker is well-known for its shopping. Gaya Street Sunday Market and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are a short walk away.
Akinabalu Youth Hostel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
8
8.7 Excellent (402 reviews)
RM 66+
Overview
With a stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be steps from Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and coffee/tea in a common area.
The Magellan Sutera Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
9
8.6 Excellent (4,028 reviews)
RM 723+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Magellan Sutera Resort in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be a 4-minute walk from Sutera Harbour and within a 5-minute drive of Plaza Wawasan. 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
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
10
8.6 Excellent (3,078 reviews)
RM 472+
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.
Mandarin Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
11
8.6 Excellent (1,996 reviews)
RM 181+
Overview
With a stay at Mandarin Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 3 minutes by foot from Atkinson Clock Tower. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and an elevator (lift).
Manukan Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
12
8.6 Excellent (417 reviews)
RM 579+
Overview
When you stay at Manukan Island Resort 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.
The Pacific Sutera Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
13
8.5 Excellent (4,589 reviews)
RM 567+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Pacific Sutera Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be a 5-minute walk from Sutera Harbour and within a 5-minute drive of Plaza Wawasan. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: Water front and good for swim with younger children
Cons: Facility is old and need maintanance
Gayana Marine Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
14
8.5 Excellent (554 reviews)
RM 1,076+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Gayana Marine Resort in Gaya Island, you'll be on the boardwalk and steps from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge.
7.0 Good
Pros: Every thing
Cons: The A/C
Jesselton Cabin - Kota Kinabalu - Bedroom
15
8.6 Excellent (94 reviews)
RM 62+
Overview
A stay at Jesselton Cabin places you in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 3 minutes by foot from Wisma Merdeka. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.
Eminent Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
16
8.4 Excellent (637 reviews)
RM 127+
Overview
With a stay at Eminent Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Penampang), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Sabah State Museum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

Best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Centre Point Sabah

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Hilton Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
1
9.0 Excellent (4,535 reviews)
RM 509+
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.
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
2
8.7 Excellent (2,384 reviews)
RM 538+
Overview Reviews
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is an urban sanctuary located at the heart of the Kota Kinabalu city's central business, retail and entertainment district. The modern and contemporary interior and room designs are inspired by the eclectic beauty of Sabah Borneo. Featuring rooms overlooking the stunning sea views of the South China Sea and the vibrant city of Kota Kinabalu. Complete the experience by exploring local and international cuisines and flavors at our restaurants; Latest Recipe, Latitude 05 Cafe Lounge, Favola and an al fresco sunset bar, Azure Pool Bar & Cafe. Our contemporary and sophisticated guest rooms; including suites with separate living area feature modern in-room technologies, serene bedrooms and marble bathrooms-for a stay as stylish as it is comfortable. Featuring amenities such as a leisure outdoor pool, a fitness center, a 24 hours reception, concierge and business center, function spaces and meeting rooms, a spa and travel desk.
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.
Horizon Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
3
8.3 Excellent (3,744 reviews)
RM 325+
Overview
A stay at Horizon Hotel places you in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, within a 5-minute walk of Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. 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.
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
4
8.1 Excellent (4,479 reviews)
RM 168+
Overview
With a stay at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, steps from Atkinson Clock Tower and within a 10-minute walk of Gaya Street Sunday Market. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Kota Kinabalu? This hotel features 900 square feet (84 square meters) of event facilities.