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Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$209 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
4.32 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,086 reviews)

"Love the view from my room and the ambience was relaxing. The Sunset Bar was a winner, just chill while watching the beautiful view of the sunset. Definitely will return."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$164 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
21.08 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Perfect place for family getaway...spectacular view"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
CJ Residence
2.5 out of 5
#4, 2nd Floor, Block J, Sinsuran Shopping Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is AU$27 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
0.05 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Everything was okay. Good stay here for two night 😊"…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2020

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Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$56 per night from 16 Oct. to 17 Oct.
0.63 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (440 reviews)

"convince location, clean and good for business traveler"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2020

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
The price is AU$102 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
0.7 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"This hotel have beautiful ocean view,is close to shopping center and eateries...Staff are friendly and helpful..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4 out of 5
41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$51 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
1.24 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (557 reviews)

"It's located at the central region of the city and walking distance to most tourists places. Hotel is clean and the staffs are all kind and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Jalan Sepanggar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$85 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
17.1 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (304 reviews)

"Nice location, next to the beach with water sport equipment for rent"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Borneo Beach Villas
Hotel 7 Suria
Suria, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$27 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
1 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
Nice clean hotel

"Nice clean hotel. Within the Suria shopping mall. Love it & great service."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2020

Hotel 7 Suria
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$85 per night from 16 Oct. to 17 Oct.
0.21 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"spacious room with strategic hotel location in the heart of Kota Kinabalu."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2020

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
3 out of 5
No 1 Jalan Taipan 28 Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$47 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
7.49 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (47 reviews)

"nice and good"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4 out of 5
Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$45 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
1.23 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (727 reviews)

"Nice hotel,love the hotel, great service, clean room.."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2020

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
3 out of 5
N0.1,Jalan Singgah Mata1,Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$37 per night from 3 Oct. to 4 Oct.
0.41 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (698 reviews)

"The hotel is clean and bed is comfy. There are many amenities nearby like seafood restaurants, eateries, pharmacies, shopping malls. Will definitely come back again!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
The Klagan Riverson Hotel & Residence
3.5 out of 5
Block B, 3rd Floor, Lorong Riverson, Off Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$58 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
1.48 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (104 reviews)
Just to kill d time

"Amazing there is a microwave oven to warm cool food..n soft pillow n comfort bed."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020

The Klagan Riverson Hotel & Residence
Hotel Eden54
2.5 out of 5
54, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
The price is AU$31 per night from 7 Oct. to 8 Oct.
1.06 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (309 reviews)

"Reception on 1st floor. Staff very helpful .Good location close to Jesselton Pier. Wifi ok. Good lounge commun area which included kitchenette and fridge.Clean. They arebuilding a new consffuctio n at the back so noisy from 7.00am on wdek days."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Hotel Eden54
Aeropod Sovo by Tweetbox
3 out of 5
Aeropod, Jalan Sabah Rail, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is AU$27 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
3.8 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (8 reviews)
Trap

"Not a nice experience to only found out that there is a cleaning fee compulsory to be paid separately after checked in. It felt like a trap. The fee should be clearly indicated or included in the final price when making payment."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2019

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Visiting Kota Kinabalu

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Kota Kinabalu, and visitors give high marks for the bustling marina. This city also attracts tourists with its parks. Top sights in the city include Sabah State Mosque, Likas Stadium, and 1 Borneo Hypermall.

  • There are 321 hotels and other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu
  • The closest major airport is in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) 6.6 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Kota Kinabalu

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the parks and these places to visit: KK Esplanade, Signal Hill Observatory Platform, and Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre. Boating is one of the top activities, while Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Sutera Harbour, and Borneo Golf and Country Club are favorite sights to visit. Other notable sights to explore include Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium.

In Kota Kinabalu, there are 321 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hilton Kota Kinabalu - This 4.5-star hotel in Downtown Kota Kinabalu features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and pool.
  • SKYPOD Hostel - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this hostel. With a stay at this 2-star hostel, guests can enjoy access to 5 restaurants and free breakfast, along with free WiFi.
  • Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa - This 5-star resort features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a golf course. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and breakfast.

Other top sights in Kota Kinabalu include 1 Borneo Hypermall and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

Getting Around Kota Kinabalu

With so many transportation options, seeing Kota Kinabalu is a breeze. If you want to venture outside of the area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. You can explore your water travel options at the marina.

Dressing for Kota Kinabalu

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 87°F and the nighttime average to be 76°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 89°F during the day and 76°F at night
  • July through September averages 88°F during the day and 76°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 87°F during the day and 76°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Kota Kinabalu is 3.66 inches
  • Hottest months are usually April and May with an average temperature of 89°F, while the coldest months are June and January with an average of 76°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Kota Kinabalu?
Signel Hostel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This property is a short 3-minute walk from Centre Point, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Gaya Island Resort and Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kota Kinabalu, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in Kota Kinabalu.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Kota Kinabalu?
Based on reviews, KK Waterfront Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other choices to stay on the cheap include OYO 89847 Switz Paradise Hotel and Hotel Five 2.
What's the best place to stay for families in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a private beach. Other choices for your child-friendly holiday include Borneo Vista Suites Hotel and The Pacific Sutera Hotel. Also, attractions such as Anjung Samudera and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Kota Kinabalu?
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is a favourite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Gayana Marine Resort and Celyn Resort Kinabalu.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Kota Kinabalu?
Balada Hostel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers a rooftop terrace and free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star beachfront resort offering 2 outdoor pools and 6 restaurants, located within a short 1-minute walk of Dalit Beach . Other good options for your stay near the beach include Borneo Beach Villas and Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Kota Kinabalu?
The Pacific Sutera Hotel is a 5-star resort with a private beach and 2 restaurants, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique hotel in Kota Kinabalu?
Gayana Marine Resort is a favourite 5-star resort with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 52 guestrooms, 2 restaurants and a poolside bar. Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa and Gaya Island Resort are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Kota Kinabalu?
The Pacific Sutera Hotel is a top 5-star resort that has a golf course and features a marina. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa and The Magellan Sutera Resort. You can tee off at Borneo Golf and Country Club during your trip.
What are some hotels with pools in Kota Kinabalu?
The Pacific Sutera Hotel is a popular 5-star resort featuring 3 outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool and a private beach. Other choices that offer an on-site pool include Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa and Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa.

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