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KK Times Square Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Front desk
KK Times Square Hotel
8.1 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
RM 165+
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre - Kota Kinabalu - Dining room
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
8.1 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
RM 257+
C'Haya Hotel
8.1 Very Good
C'Haya Hotel
8.1 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
RM 159+
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
8.3 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
RM 154+
Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu
8.1 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
RM 178+
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
8.3 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
RM 341+
Hotel 7 Suria
8.7 Very Good
Hotel 7 Suria
8.7 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
RM 138+
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
8.8 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
RM 225+
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
8.7 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
RM 655+
Hotel Sixty3
8.9 Very Good
Hotel Sixty3
8.9 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
RM 335+
Eminent Hotel
8.7 Very Good
Eminent Hotel
8.7 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
RM 120+
Ming Garden Hotel & Residences
8 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Spa
RM 169+
Adel Hotel
8.3 Very Good
Adel Hotel
8.3 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
RM 89+
OYO 738 Hotel 81
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Free Wi-Fi
RM 61+
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
8 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
RM 160+
Lintas View Hotel
7.6 Good
Free Wi-Fi
RM 118+

Kota Kinabalu hotels near Centre Point Sabah

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Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Restaurant
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
9 Wonderful
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
RM 590+
Hilton Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Lobby
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
8.9 Very Good
Pool
RM 536+
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
8.8 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
RM 710+

Top Kota Kinabalu hotels with parking

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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Bedroom
Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
8 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
RM 131+
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
8.5 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
RM 535+
Sabah Oriental Hotel
7.5 Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
RM 124+
3-Plus Hotel
8.5 Very Good
3-Plus Hotel
8.5 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
RM 107+
Oceania Hotel
8.3 Very Good
Oceania Hotel
8.3 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
RM 136+
Celyn Hotel City Mall
7.7 Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
RM 138+
Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu
8.3 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
RM 153+
ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam
8.7 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
RM 187+
The Klagan Hotel
8.8 Very Good
The Klagan Hotel
8.8 Very Good
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
RM 168+

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Low season

March

High season

August

Average price (weeknight)

RM 452

Average price (weekend night)

RM 454
Cheapest month to stay with an average 20% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 33% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in Kota Kinabalu

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Top tips for finding 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 March 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 Saturday. The opposite is true for, Tuesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 21 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 52, while the most expensive was RM 957.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Kota Kinabalu for 1 day.
  • 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.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Kota Kinabalu

  • Where is good to stay in Kota Kinabalu for history and culture?

    Culture lovers should head to the Sabah Museum, where you can learn about the diverse aspects of Sabahan culture. A stay at the TH Hotel will place you about 5min drive from the museum with good access to the rest of the city. Other amenities include a fitness centre, restaurant and free parking.

  • Where should I stay in Kota Kinabalu with kids?

    There are some excellent family hotels in Kota Kinabalu, including Sky Hotel, a 3-star property in the heart of the city featuring a rooftop pool, fitness centre and restaurant. Alternatively, the Grandis Hotel, a 4-star property, is also a great option for families with kids. Located near Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, this hotel features a pool, spa and fitness centre.

  • Where can I find a luxury hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

    If you’re seeking a romantic escape and taste of luxury in Kota Kinabalu, our recommendation is the Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa. The 5-star accommodation is spectacular, set in tropical surroundings with sea views. The decor is modern and luxurious with facilities aplenty, including pillow menus, bathrobes, six different restaurants, and room service available 24h a day. The property has a fantastic outdoor pool with lounges and umbrellas as well as a full-service spa.

  • Where is best to stay in Kota Kinabalu to be near the airport?

    If you need a hotel close to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), you should stay at C’Haya Hotel. The 3-star property is located about 10min drive from the airport and offers a free airport shuttle for passengers. Also near the beach and city centre, guests here will have good transportation links to the rest of Kota Kinabalu. Featured amenities include a pool, restaurant, bar and free on-site parking.

  • What are the best hotels near Gaya Street Sunday Market?

    Hilton Kota Kinabalu, The Magellan Sutera Resort and Hyatt Regency Kinabalu are very popular with users who want to stay within walking distance of Gaya Street Sunday Market.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Kota Kinabalu?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Kota Kinabalu districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Kota Kinabalu city centre

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Kota Kinabalu hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Kota Kinabalu that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include C'Haya Hotel, Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu and Hotel 7 Suria.

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu?

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