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Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre, an IHG Hotel, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Located in Kota Kinabalu, 1.1 mi from Filipino Market Sabah, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Center features accommodations with a fitness center, free private parking, a bar and a shared...

8.7
Scored 8.7
Excellent
Rated excellent
2,137 reviews
Price from$48.96per night
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Boasting an outdoor pool and 4 dining options, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is set in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. The property offers spacious guest rooms with city or sea views.

8.9
Scored 8.9
Excellent
Rated excellent
2,224 reviews
Price from$81.61per night
FLYPOD Hotel, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Located in Kota Kinabalu, 1.7 miles from Tanjung Aru Beach, FLYPOD Hotel provides accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking and a restaurant.

8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
911 reviews
Price from$39.44per night
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Boasting 4 dining options and an outdoor pool, Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Center is located 656 feet from Jesselton Point.

7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
2,081 reviews
Price from$46.03per night
King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

In the city center, King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu is in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, a walkable area in Kota Kinabalu with good shopping.

8.7
Scored 8.7
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,583 reviews
Price from$39.32per night
Hilton Kota Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Nestled in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City, Hilton Kota Kinabalu features four dining options, a cocktail bar and an outdoor rooftop pool with a bird’s eye view of the city and harbor.

8.8
Scored 8.8
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,387 reviews
Price from$77.42per night
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers spacious and elegant accommodations with free WiFi throughout. The property features an outdoor pool and 6 dining options.

8.3
Scored 8.3
Very Good
Rated very good
1,343 reviews
Price from$75.12per night
Hotel 7 Suria, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

A 11-minute walk from Filipino Market Sabah, Hotel 7 Suria is located in Kota Kinabalu and has free WiFi and concierge services.

8.4
Scored 8.4
Very Good
Rated very good
2,163 reviews
Price from$33.48per night
C'haya Hotel, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Featuring 2 dining options and an infinity pool at the rooftop, C'haya Hotel offers modern guest rooms in Kota Kinabalu. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
1,380 reviews
Price from$37.53per night
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Located in Kota Kinabalu, a 9-minute walk from Filipino Market Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center and a...

8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,033 reviews
Price from$98.14per night
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Kota Kinabalu's best hotels with breakfast

  • Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,033 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, a 9-minute walk from Filipino Market Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center and a...

    1- the view is stunning 2- toilets are well designed

  • King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,583 reviews

    In the city center, King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu is in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, a walkable area in Kota Kinabalu with good shopping.

    The room is very clean.. toilet also clean and tidy.

  • Hotel Shangri-la Kota Kinabalu
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,680 reviews

    Hotel Shangri-la Kota Kinabalu offers accommodations with views of Kota Kinabalu and the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

    The large clean rooms, the lobby and yhe kind staff

  • Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,405 reviews

    Located a 5-minute walk from Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu offers accommodations overlooking South China Sea. The property has 5 dining options and an outdoor swimming pool.

    great hotel to stay for a vacation at Kota Kinabalu

  • Avangio Hotel
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 273 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, 4.7 miles from Filipino Market Sabah, Avangio Hotel features a bar and views of the city. This 4-star hotel offers room service, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.

    Comfortable, clean & easy to get grab to airport.

  • FLYPOD Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 911 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, 1.7 miles from Tanjung Aru Beach, FLYPOD Hotel provides accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking and a restaurant.

    Easy to find. Strategic locations.. near the airport.

  • Hotel N°5
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 154 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, within 4.8 miles of Filipino Market Sabah and 2 miles of International Technology & Commercial Center Penampang - ITCC, Hotel N°5 has accommodations with a garden and free...

    Nice location, close to airport and friendly staff

  • ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 887 reviews

    Located 6.2 miles from Filipino Market Sabah, ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam offers 3-star accommodations in Kota Kinabalu and features a fitness center, a restaurant and a bar.

    The room and the decoration is very beutiful and estetic.

Budget hotels in Kota Kinabalu

  • Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre, an IHG Hotel
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,140 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, 1.1 mi from Filipino Market Sabah, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Center features accommodations with a fitness center, free private parking, a bar and a shared...

    Very convenient, the self service laundry for example

  • Hotel 7 Suria
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,163 reviews

    A 11-minute walk from Filipino Market Sabah, Hotel 7 Suria is located in Kota Kinabalu and has free WiFi and concierge services.

    .worth it... everything is perfect! right location

  • Hilton Kota Kinabalu
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,387 reviews

    Nestled in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City, Hilton Kota Kinabalu features four dining options, a cocktail bar and an outdoor rooftop pool with a bird’s eye view of the city and harbor.

    ROOM WAS FANTASTIC, THE POOL & TABLE SERVICE WAS GREAT

  • Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,194 reviews

    Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is located in Kota Kinabalu and is 787 feet from Atkinson Clock Tower. Offering modern guest rooms, it also provides free WiFi in the room and an on-site restaurant.

    Strategic location. Everything okey. Staff service 👍

  • C'haya Hotel
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,380 reviews

    Featuring 2 dining options and an infinity pool at the rooftop, C'haya Hotel offers modern guest rooms in Kota Kinabalu. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

    Very comfortable,frendly staff & very recomend👍👍

  • Horizon Hotel
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,051 reviews

    Boasting 4 dining options and an outdoor swimming pool, Horizon Hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu. The property is a 5-minute walk to Gaya Street and offers elegant, air-conditioned guest rooms .

    Fantastic location, spacious rooms, friendly staff

  • Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,343 reviews

    Centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers spacious and elegant accommodations with free WiFi throughout. The property features an outdoor pool and 6 dining options.

    Best Location & Clean Room & Friendly Staff

  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,224 reviews

    Boasting an outdoor pool and 4 dining options, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is set in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. The property offers spacious guest rooms with city or sea views.

    Great central location. Friendly, welcoming staff.

Hotels located in the center of Kota Kinabalu

  • The Shore by Pinstay
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 1 review

    Located within a 2-minute walk of Filipino Market Sabah and 2 miles of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village, The Shore by Pinstay provides rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Kota...

  • Gemilang Hotel
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1 review

    Featuring 2-star accommodations, Gemilang Hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu, a 8-minute walk from Filipino Market Sabah and 2 miles from Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village.

  • TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,449 reviews

    TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu features a shared lounge, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Kota Kinabalu.

    Everything. This hostel is beautiful and extremely clean

  • Stanton Hotel
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 306 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu and within 1.5 miles of Filipino Market Sabah, Stanton Hotel features a restaurant, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. This 3-star hotel offers a concierge service.

    A small boutique hotel within walking distance to the city

  • Hotel Sixty3
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 496 reviews

    Only a few steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market, Hotel Sixty3 offers elegantly decorated, air conditioned guest rooms in Kota Kinabalu. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property.

    The room is big & clean. Good location. Friendly staff.

  • Diamond Inn
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 111 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, within a 9-minute walk of Filipino Market Sabah and 1.5 miles of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village, Diamond Inn has accommodations with free WiFi.

    Staff's attitude and services. Clean and cozy room

  • Walk In Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 194 reviews

    Walk In Hotel has accommodations in Kota Kinabalu. This 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.

    Location was good.clean room,also affordable to stay

  • Matata Hotel Kota Kinabalu
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 241 reviews

    Matata Hotel Kota Kinabalu is located in Kota Kinabalu, within 2.2 miles of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village and 3.2 miles of Likas City Mosque.

    Pretty much everything. Room is nice, staff is friendly.

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Tropical Paradise in East Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu (KK) is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. It features white-sand beaches, tropical rainforests and the outer lying coral reefs and islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) Marine Park, a haven for scuba divers.

Occupied by the Japanese and heavily bombed during World War II by the British, some remnants of this colonial era remain in the Atkinson Clock Tower and Signal Hill Observatory, with its sweeping view of the coast.

Tanjung Arn is KK’s most popular public beach and secluded northern beaches like Karambunai and Dalit have resorts dotted along the coast.

Kota Kinabalu Harbour hosts international cruise ships and the KK Waterfront is a popular place with many bars. The KK Handicraft Market is your chance to grab a nice souvenir to take home.

Mount Kinabalu is Malaysia’s highest mountain at 4,101 metres. This highly important ecological region contains rare fauna and flora and makes a good day trip from the capital.

A variety of hotels on Booking.com are centred around Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the city centre and islands.

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What Guests Said About Kota Kinabalu:

  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    The little city or small town is not special at all, there...

    The little city or small town is not special at all, there is no charm to it really and I would not visit it for the town itself. However, it is a town where the airport is so you have to go through it. It is very convenient to access the Jesselton pier to take the boats to the island and to go to the markets, which are not really that special. They are OK. I have seen many great markets throughout Asia.
    Sandra Virginia
    United States of America
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    we stayed in 4 different hotels for 3-4 nights.

    we stayed in 4 different hotels for 3-4 nights. All good in different ways. Sea food was super and other meals good,(some too spicy for us but we learnt to ask for "not too spicy") Taxi transport was cheap and easy. Ferry boat transfers were more difficult, Ask Island Hotels for their ferry times BEFORE you book return flights as free ferries only go at selective times. We had to book a private ferry so we could get to the airport for a 13.00 flight. (cost £48) Loved the area but we were on the wrong coast for easy access to oranotang monkeys . Flights across were too expensive for us to make the trip!
    david
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    My Mrs. and the group enjoyed the trips to central fish...

    My Mrs. and the group enjoyed the trips to central fish markets and night markets, seafood restaurants, etc. Big spacious living room for everyone to use. Easy to hail transport…so many cars around us waiting for passengers Buying provisions no problem Good food in the mall
    PHILIP
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Kota Kinabalu is a fabulous place to visit for the amazing...

    Kota Kinabalu is a fabulous place to visit for the amazing food, from budget level to fine dining but especially the local and other Asian cuisine. The Filipino Market was exceptional and we left will full cases. Transport around the centre is easy by walking or Grab. The Island trips looked superb but not at our age unfortunately considering the very hot afternoons. Next year we'll go to Mount Kinabalu area but too far on a short visit. The people were invariably charming.
    Martin
    United Kingdom
  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    I saw the inside and outside of KK International airport 5...

    I saw the inside and outside of KK International airport 5 times, and travelled to and from Ibis Styles Inanam hotel by taxi twice but did not visit any "attractions" in KK. The panoramic view westward over KK skyline from my 1-night stays in 10th and 11th floor rooms was unremarkable. The only place of interest I noted was beside the highway heading eastwards out of town to the hotel: a cemetery covering 3 or 4 low hills densely packed with multicoloured graves and shrines: a miniature city of departed souls.
    John Malcolm
    Canada
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Visit to kundasang , Kita Kinabalu park , the view was...

    Visit to kundasang , Kita Kinabalu park , the view was excellent , majestic view of the mountain , fresh air , the road to the kk.mountain is very good and I drive there with my family .the people there were friendly and the homestay was cheap and near the town , overall it's was excellent trip , me and family will definitely come again
    FAM
    Malaysia

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  • From $162.71 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,224 reviews
    I would like to acknowledge the wonderful staff at Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu. From the staff at the club room, sunset lounge, pool to the door men, reception and house cleaning. I found the staff to be polite, courteous and always up for a chat and laugh.  A special thank you to Navalie and Nazir in the club lounge for their service and city recommendations. The employees and the guest experience they provide are deeply appreciated and are a credit to the hotel.
    Scott
    Australia
  • From $52.38 per night
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 285 reviews
    Top accommodation in Kota Kinabalu! We where impressed from the quality of their service. Perfect assistance on whatsapp and easy check in, but most at all the room was absolutely perfect! They updated us to the bigger room for free. 5 stars hotel services and commodities. Everything is available and all is at the best level. We felt like kings! Position is great, over the night food market but it closed very hearly so no one noise in the night.
    Guido
    Italy
  • From $42.49 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 887 reviews
    I like the area which is not so busy and noisy. Check in process was very fast and hotel staff is very friendly. The room is just nice and very minimalist but sufficient. Basic toilet amenities is enough for daily use. Buffet breakfast is great, they change the menu everyday but still delicious. And they do have self service coffee machine, a bonus for coffee lovers. Overall, great experience staying here
    Yudi Eka
    Malaysia
  • From $22.22 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 498 reviews
    The location of the hotel is good. It's a 5-10 minute walk away from a night market and Lorong Dewan, a great street with many restaurants. The Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and tourist attractions like Masjid Bandaraya are a short taxi ride away. The hotel is clean and they even replenished our towels and water during our stay, although we were only there for 3 nights and the hotel is relatively cheap.
    Alexandra
    United Kingdom
  • From $40.34 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 995 reviews
    The hotel is really clean and the housekeeping done was really good. The amenities is really good over there. The staffs are really friendly and really helpful during our stay. The hotel environment as well was really clean and comfortable. The management is really maintaining a really good ambiance over here. Would give a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 start for overall service.
    Naresh
    Malaysia
  • From $50.80 per night
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 353 reviews
    We had an excellent stay at this little gem in KK. The location is great and the facilities were everything we needed. The room was incredibly clean, the wifi was great, the amenities were 5 star. The team running this hybrid homestay/hotel were amazing and incredibly helpful and communicative. we would definitely stay again if we are ever back in KK.
    Louise
    United States of America
  • From $117.51 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,002 reviews
    The hotel was close to the airport and conveniently located near a large shopping centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating to our needs. The room was large, very clean and comfortable. The room inclusions were luxurious and I look forward to staying there again.
    Stephenie
    Australia
  • From $164.75 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,343 reviews
    The hotel is located right on the waterfront, close to the main Jesselton Jetty, Gaya Street and other key facilities. We got offered an upgrade to a sea view room. The rooms look very nice and are very comfortable. The breakfast buffet offers an amazing choice.
    Aurelie
    Australia
  • From $70.98 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 241 reviews
    Matata Hotel is new hotel in Kota Kinabalu. This located in city center of KK. You can reach Gaya Street, Suria Sabah and also Jesselton by walk. There are some coffe shop, restaurant, drugstore and bank near the hotel. The last is 7 eleven is in the downstairs
    Muhammad
    Indonesia
  • From $53.69 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,081 reviews
    Mercure hotel is on a perfect place in the city. it is within walking distance from both Suria Sabah mall and Jesselton Pier for boattrips to the Islands. Nice rooftop terrace, although the pool was a bit short.
    Tomas
    Finland
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 663 reviews
    Very stylish hotel in a great location. The rooftop pool and restaurant can’t be beat. Walking distance to many amenities, including the Jesselton Pier and shopping malls. Great service by staff.
    Andrea
    Canada
  • 8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,102 reviews
    toilet n room very clean and spacious. near train station n a lot of restaurant n dobby got too there. very strategic location near airport n main road. nice view plane landing
    Nurul Nabila
    Malaysia
  • From $38.87 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 737 reviews
    helpful Staff..the room was clean and tidy.. the hotel room safety was tip top..the location near with food place and airport ♥️ I would love to come again next time 🙏
    angelia
    Malaysia
  • From $84.87 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 651 reviews
    I love the location and the rooms. The apartment was super spacious and the bed are super soft.. even 5 star hotel could not beat this facility. Highly recommended.
    Leong
    Malaysia
  • From $36.16 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,680 reviews
    We stayed 10 days. No problems finding food because there are many restaurants nearby the hotel. Jesselton point , waterfront and Gaya Street are walking distance.
    Cheng Chet Chew
    Germany
  • From $38.08 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,194 reviews
    Location is centralized, 15-20 min walk to night markets and Jesselton Jetty point. Can spot the hotel from far away. Room is comfortable
    Ling 12345
    Singapore
  • From $49.72 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 306 reviews
    it’s a good cost-value, and has an airport-hotel service that is very convenient
    Marisela
    Mexico
  • From $22.26 per night
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 553 reviews
    An ok hotel if you are in a budget. Very nice place as well.
    Muhammadin
    Malaysia
  • From $49.23 per night
    9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 640 reviews
    very nice room 😍 like 5 star hotel
    Raffikin Azmami
    Malaysia
  • From $25.76 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 472 reviews
    Near airport
    dery intan
    Malaysia

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