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Low season August
High season October
  Average price (weeknight): RM 383
  Average price (weekend night): RM 401

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Best Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Grandis Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
1
8.9 Excellent (3,929 reviews)
RM 433+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Grandis Hotel, you'll be centrally located in 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
2
8.9 Excellent (615 reviews)
RM 1,124+
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. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
Skypod Hostel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
3
9.2 Excellent (56 reviews)
RM 82+
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.
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa - Kota Kinabalu - Building
4
8.8 Excellent (16,522 reviews)
RM 1,009+
Overview
With a stay at Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa in Kota Kinabalu (Tanjung Aru), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Free self parking is available onsite.
Gaya Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
5
8.8 Excellent (1,136 reviews)
RM 1,218+
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.
Hotel Sixty3 - Kota Kinabalu - Building
6
8.8 Excellent (850 reviews)
RM 290+
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.
Akinabalu Youth Hostel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
7
8.8 Excellent (381 reviews)
RM 78+
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.
The Magellan Sutera Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
8
8.7 Excellent (4,203 reviews)
RM 760+
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 8 minutes from Imago Shopping Mall. 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
9
8.6 Excellent (3,107 reviews)
RM 450+
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
10
8.6 Excellent (1,942 reviews)
RM 176+
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).
The Pacific Sutera Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.5 Excellent (4,643 reviews)
RM 580+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Pacific Sutera Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be a 3-minute drive from Sutera Harbour and 7 minutes from Imago Shopping Mall. 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
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.
Eminent Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
13
8.4 Excellent (641 reviews)
RM 139+
Overview
With a stay at Eminent Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Penampang), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour. 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).
Gayana Marine Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
14
8.4 Excellent (556 reviews)
RM 1,063+
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
ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam - Kota Kinabalu - Building
15
8.3 Excellent (937 reviews)
RM 172+
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.
The Jesselton Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.3 Excellent (733 reviews)
RM 241+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Jesselton Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 5 minutes by foot from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.
7.0 Good
as it was refurbished in the last century, many of the accessories and furnishings are of that era; lots of space and features like kettle, bedside light and table
Pros: Location: walking distance to any central town location; and old-world ambience: it has a lot of character
Cons: the light switches were a bit odd, took a while to figure out; the restaurant did not offer asian menu choices

Best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Centre Point Sabah

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Hilton Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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9.0 Excellent (4,995 reviews)
RM 433+
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
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8.6 Excellent (2,455 reviews)
RM 519+
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 (3,526 reviews)
RM 331+
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.
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
4
8.0 Excellent (4,337 reviews)
RM 184+
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.