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Balikpapan hotels and places to stay

RedDoorz near BSCC Dome
2.5 out of 5
Jl. Abdi Praja 1 Blok 1A, Bandara Sepinggan, Balikpapan
The price is $6 per night
6.34 mi from city center
RedDoorz near BSCC Dome
ibis Balikpapan
3 out of 5
Jl Ery Suparjan No 2, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
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The price is $19 per night
10.42 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (44 reviews)
Good for Business or Faamily

"Good for Business or Faamily"…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2017

ibis Balikpapan
Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence
3.5 out of 5
Grand Sudirman Balikpapan,7, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
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10.09 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (58 reviews)

"Stayed atv3 bedroom Royal Suite Nice view by the beach, sound of the waves and winds..makes me happy.Spa was good especially after a tiring day. Good spread at breakfast.Location is near to restaurants and shops.5 minutes walk to Kampoeng Pinisi. Good stay.Recommended for people with family.Would ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence
Airy Bandara Sepinggan Marsma R Iswahyudi 58 Balikpapan
2.5 out of 5
Jalan Marsma R Iswahyudi No.58, RT 23, Balikpapan Selatan, Sepinggan, Balikpapan
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7.57 mi from city center
1/5 (1 review)

"Horrible/ no wifi/ no drinks/no aminities bathroom/airco like airplanemotor/ very very noisy/dusty & 3th floor, no elevator!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Airy Bandara Sepinggan Marsma R Iswahyudi 58 Balikpapan
Samboja Lodge
3 out of 5
Jl. Balikpapan-Handil, Rt.01 Km.44, Margomulyo, Samboja, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
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7.74 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
They do a important job serious well

"Amazing guided tours and hotel"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2017

Samboja Lodge
Best Inn Hotel
3 out of 5
Jl. MT Haryono No. 77, Balikpapan, Kalimantan
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7.79 mi from city center
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Novotel Balikpapan
4 out of 5
Jl Brigjen Ery Suparjan No 2, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
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The price is $32 per night
10.44 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (72 reviews)

"Facilities and rooms are in disrepair. Non-smoking room is filled with tobacco smell. Room is incredibly cold. Travelers also need to be warned of the SPA on 2nd floor - paid for 90 mins but ended after 55 — dishonest practice and low quality materials were used. Face was swollen for one week after ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Novotel Balikpapan
Hotel Pacific Balikpapan
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Jend. A Yani No. 33, Balikpapan, Kalimantan
The price is $18 per night
10.03 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (5 reviews)

"Will come back soon"…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2016

Hotel Pacific Balikpapan
Blue Sky Hotel
4 out of 5
Jl. Letjen Soeprapto no. 1, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
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8.73 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (16 reviews)

"The breakfast is fantastic best in Balikpapan for westener or asian. Dont have any negative comments."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2019

Blue Sky Hotel
Hotel Menara Bahtera
4 out of 5
Jl. Jendral Sudirman No.2, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
The price is $30 per night
10.36 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (8 reviews)
Old hotel with no maintenance

"Very old hotel with no maintenance. Cracked ceilings and stains everywhere. Not sure why it is rated as a 4 star hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

Hotel Menara Bahtera
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Visiting Balikpapan

Visitors can enjoy all that Balikpapan has to offer including the safari tours and soccer matches. In Balikpapan, there are 101 hotels and other accommodations to choose from. The closest major airport is in Balikpapan (BPN-Sepinggan Intl.), 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city center.

Sightseeing and Staying in Balikpapan

The city's natural beauty is on display at Kemala Beach, Samboja Lestari, and Sun Bear Sanctuary. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are E Walk and Plaza Balikpapan.

In Balikpapan, you'll be able to select from 101 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Grand Tjokro Balikpapan - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and proximity to the airport.
  • Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this hotel. With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan - This 3.5-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free valet parking.

Dressing for Balikpapan

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 86°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 76°F
  • From April to June, the average is 86°F during the day and 77°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 86°F during the day and 77°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 86°F as the daytime average and 76°F as the nighttime average
  • Balikpapan gets about 2.48 inches of rain per year
  • April and November are usually the hottest months averaging 86°F, while March and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 76°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Balikpapan?
Based on our traveler data, Novotel Balikpapan is one of the top choices for your stay. This 4-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Other good options for your trip include ibis Balikpapan and Four Points by Sheraton Balikpapan.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Balikpapan, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get top deals in Balikpapan.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Balikpapan?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Balikpapan, click here.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Balikpapan?
Based on reviews, Grand Jatra Hotel Balikpapan is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Another top option for your stay on the cheap is favehotel M.T. Haryono - Balikpapan.
What's the best accommodation for families in Balikpapan?
Gran Senyiur Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and 5 restaurants. Other choices for your stay with the kids include ibis Balikpapan and Hotel Pacific Balikpapan. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Sun Bear Sanctuary.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Kemala Beach?
Adjacent to Kemala Beach, Airy Eco Syariah Klandasan Ilir Sudirman 10 Balikpapan is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data. Another good option is Airy Syariah Telaga Sari Prapatan 5 Balikpapan, located just 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to Plaza Balikpapan?
One of the top choices for your stay is Novotel Balikpapan, located next to Plaza Balikpapan, and this 4-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Ibis Balikpapan and Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan are other good choices nearby.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Balikpapan?
Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence is a top pick for your beach vacation. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Hotel Menara Bahtera and ibis Balikpapan. Head to Kemala Beach or Pantai Monpera for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Balikpapan?
Gran Senyiur Hotel is a 4-star hotel with 5 restaurants and spa services, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay.
What are some hotels with pools in Balikpapan?
Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and a restaurant. Other choices that offer an onsite pool include Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan and Astara Hotel Balikpapan.
What is the best spa hotel in Balikpapan?
Ibis Balikpapan is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Spend an afternoon at the spa where you’ll find facials, body scrubs, and reflexology. Other popular spa hotels in Balikpapan include Novotel Balikpapan and Blue Sky Hotel.
What is the best hotel near Sepinggan International Airport (BPN)?
Grand Tjokro Balikpapan is a popular 4-star hotel featuring 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. It’s located a short 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Sepinggan Intl. Airport. Other accommodations near the airport are Sepinggan Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Balikpapan.

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