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Kota Kinabalu Hotels

Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Low season

May Cheapest month to stay with an average 18% drop in price.

High season

June Most expensive month to stay with an average 60% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

RM 128 Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

RM 138 Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book cheap hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

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Top tips for finding perfect Kota Kinabalu hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Kota Kinabalu, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Kota Kinabalu in May and October.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Kota Kinabalu if you stay on a Wednesday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Kota Kinabalu accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Kota Kinabalu found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was RM 14, while the most expensive was RM 51.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Kota Kinabalu for 2 days.
  • One of the main landmarks in Kota Kinabalu is the Atkinson Clock Tower, which offers spectacular views over the rest of the city. A stay at Hotel Sixty3 or the Jesselton Hotel, both 3-star properties, will place you about 10min walking distance from the clock tower.
  • The Green Connection Aquarium is a must-see for any nature lovers interested in marine life. If visiting the aquarium, consider a stay at Dreamtel, a 3-star accommodation about 15min drive away. Good for families and friends, the property also features a restaurant, room service, laundry facilities and business centre.
  • Pick up some local souvenirs at Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market, also known as Pasar Filipino, which sits along the waterfront. The Hyatt Regency is one of the best 5-star hotels in Kota Kinabalu, also situated by the water. As well as its prime location, guests can make use of a stunning swimming pool, spa and fitness centre.
  • Hike the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia and one of the highest in the world – Mount Kinabalu. Prepare for your multi-day trip or recover afterwards by staying at a spa hotel in Kota Kinabalu like Le Meridien. The 5-star property has a luxurious vibe, featuring a pool, spa and fitness centre, making it the perfect destination to relax and refresh.
  • Discover over 5,000 plant species in Mount Kinabalu Park Botanical Garden. Located about 2h drive from the city centre, look for a hotel on the outskirts of the city in Inanam. The ibis Styles, for instance, provides good access to the highway as well as local shopping and dining areas. Other amenities include a fitness centre, bar and restaurant.

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Best Kota Kinabalu hotels

Most recommended Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa - Kota Kinabalu - Beach
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
8.6 Excellent
RM 463+
RM 463+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Hilton Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
8.9 Excellent
RM 183+
RM 183+
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The Pacific Sutera Hotel - Kota Kinabalu
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
8.2 Excellent
RM 499+
RM 499+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
8.3 Excellent
RM 256+
RM 256+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Front desk
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
8.7 Excellent
RM 272+
RM 272+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Grandis Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Outdoor view
Grandis Hotel
8.5 Excellent
RM 179+
RM 179+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
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Gayana Marine Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Outdoor view
Gayana Marine Resort
8.4 Excellent
RM 921+
RM 921+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Horizon Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Horizon Hotel
8.4 Excellent
RM 126+
RM 126+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre - Kota Kinabalu - Front desk
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
8.1 Excellent
RM 151+
RM 151+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
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Ming Garden Hotel And Residences - Kota Kinabalu - Building
RM 122+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Gaya Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Outdoor view
Gaya Island Resort
8.7 Excellent
RM 945+
RM 945+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
8.1 Excellent
RM 106+
RM 106+
Free Wi-Fi
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Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu
8.0 Excellent
RM 146+
RM 146+
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The Magellan Sutera Resort - Kota Kinabalu
The Magellan Sutera Resort
8.4 Excellent
RM 349+
RM 349+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Kota Kinabalu - Beach
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
8.0 Excellent
RM 345+
RM 345+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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Borneo Beach Villas - Kota Kinabalu - Outdoor view
Borneo Beach Villas
7.8 Good
RM 252+
RM 252+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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