City view
Swimming pool
Air conditioning
24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Baggage storage

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Hilton 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.

Rooms are elegantly decorated with modern furnishings and amenities such as a flat-screen TV and a mini-bar. Rooms on the Executive Floor enjoy exclusive access to the Executive Lounge for evening cocktails, afternoon high tea, and use of private meeting rooms.

Guests can enjoy a daily buffet breakfast at Urban Kitchen, which serves Malaysian and International cuisines. Light meals are offered at Drip, while Breakout Lounge has a selection of alcoholic beverages. Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill offers an extensive menu of western and Asian specialties. When the sun goes down, guests can enjoy live music and sip on signature craft cocktails at Club Bar located at the Hotel Lobby.

Car hire and valet parking are available at an additional charge. Daily housekeeping and luggage storage are provided for free. Don’t hesitate to ask the friendly staff at the 24-hour reception for assistance or local area information.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu is 10 minutes from the Jesselton Jetty, a 5-minute drive to the famous handicraft market, and a mere 5-minute walk to the Kota Kinabalu Waterfront, dotted with bars and restaurants that comes to life when the sun goes down. The Sabah State Museum is 1.3 miles away, and the nearest airport Kota Kinabalu International Airport is 5.3 miles from the property.

For some retail therapy, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall is 0.9 mi away, Imago Shopping Mall is 3,000 feet away and the Sabah International Convention Center is 1.7 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu has been welcoming guests since Jan 24, 2017
Hotel chain/brand: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Halal, Asian, American, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel


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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
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  • what time rooftop pool operated? can swim at night time?
    Hi! Greetings from the Hilton Kota Kinabalu. Currently the pool can be utilized from 8am to 6pm only until further update. Thank you!
    Answered on July 23, 2020
  • Can have proper additional bed for 1 pax?
    We have Sofabed in all the suite.
    Answered on September 12, 2019
  • What is the Executive Lounge? What advantage of access to it?
    • All day coffee & tea • Evening cocktail, 1700H to1900H (include alcohol, light snacks, finger food)
    Answered on December 31, 2021
  • How about car parking for hotel guest? Is it chargeable or free?
    Parking for hotel guest is FOC.
    Answered on October 31, 2019
  • What is the child policy? And how much is breakfast for the child?
    Breakfast Price: Adult - RM79nett Children (aged 6-11) - RM39.50nett Children (aged 5 and below) - FOC
    Answered on October 22, 2019
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Hotel area info *
4 Restaurants On Site

    Urban Kitchen

    Food: American, Chinese, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Local, Asian, International

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

    Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill

    Food: Malaysian, Seafood, Local, International, Grill/BBQ

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour

    DRIP Cafe

    Food: International

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

    The Club

    Food: Local, Asian, European

    Open for: Dinner

Amenities of Hilton Kota Kinabalu
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs MYR 6.0 per hour.
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Soundproof
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
2 swimming pools
    Pool 1 – outdoor
  • Open all year
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool 2 – outdoor (kids) Free!
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for kids
  • Pool is on rooftop
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool cover
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Kids' pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Steam room
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Malay
  • Chinese

House rules

Hilton Kota Kinabalu takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 6 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Hilton Kota Kinabalu accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Hilton Kota Kinabalu

  • Hilton Kota Kinabalu is 1,150 feet from the center of Kota Kinabalu.

  • Hilton Kota Kinabalu offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Evening entertainment
    • Live music/Performance
    • Themed dinners
    • Steam room
    • Locker rooms
    • Swimming pool
    • Happy hour

  • Room options at Hilton Kota Kinabalu include:

    • Triple
    • Suite
    • Quad

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hilton Kota Kinabalu by:

    • Car 18min
    • Taxi 18min

  • Hilton Kota Kinabalu has 4 restaurants:

    • Urban Kitchen
    • The Club
    • DRIP Cafe
    • Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill

  • The prices at Hilton Kota Kinabalu may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at Hilton Kota Kinabalu can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Halal
    • Asian
    • American
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at Hilton Kota Kinabalu is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.