Top 10 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu 88100

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (781 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza …

$113
The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu 88100

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (480 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza …

$157
Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort

Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Gaya Island 88000

5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (239 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Gaya Island resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Likas Stadium, and …

$214
Gaya Centre Hotel
Gaya Centre Hotel

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu 88843

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (425 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

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Grandis Hotel
Grandis Hotel

Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu 88000

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (458 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and within 3 mi (5 km) o …

$72
Tang Dynasty Park Hotel
Tang Dynasty Park Hotel

Lot TL 147, Jalan Belia, Kota Kinabalu 88000

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Downbelow Adventure Centre and Sabah State Mosque …

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Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

5, Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu 88000

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (874 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Atkinson Clock Tower and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah …

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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Gaya Island 88300

5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (81 reviews)

This coral reef island resort is on Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia, just off the coast of Borneo, on a crescent of white-sand …

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The Jesselton Hotel
The Jesselton Hotel

69 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (204 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Gaya Street Sunday Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

$51
Gayana Eco Resort
Gayana Eco Resort

Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island 88300

5.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (167 reviews)

Located on the coast of Malaysia, Gayana Eco Resort is 1.8 km from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, 6 km from Likas Stadium, and 6. …

$216

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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu Hotel Guide

Kota Kinabalu offers visitors a generous range of great accommodation options. Expedia's booking page currently lists 136 hotels within a 0.1-mile distance of central Kota Kinabalu.

If you are looking to book a hotel that is just a stroll from the Kota Kinabalu city center, YYK 1Borneo Condominium and The Klagan Regency are perfect.

Pusat Bandar, a popular Kota Kinabalu hotel neighborhood with 85 places to base yourself is 4 miles from downtown. Places to stay here include the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.

Other accommodation neighborhoods are Menggatal and Tuaran. The Grand Borneo Hotel and Courtyard Hotel @ 1Borneo are in Menggatal, while Tuaran is where you'll find the Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa and Raintree Beach & Golf Resort. Karambunai is 6 miles from Kota Kinabalu's downtown, while Gaya Island is 5 miles from central Kota Kinabalu. The Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai and Borneo Beach Villas can be found in Karambunai, while Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa and Gayana Eco Resort are located in Gaya Island.

In addition, there are a range of places to stay near the Sabah State Mosque and the 1 Borneo Hypermall. The Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa and the The Magellan Sutera Resort are close to the Sabah State Mosque and the Tune Hotels - 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu and 1 Borneo Tower B Service Apartment are near the 1 Borneo Hypermall.

Budget travelers can breathe easy. The Kota Kinabalu area offers plenty of budget hotels. 5 miles from Kota Kinabalu's downtown is where you'll find the Jack's CondoApartment @ Marina Court Resort Condominium. The Ming Garden Hotel and Residences is just 5 miles away. Alternative affordable accommodation options are the Likas Square Apartment Hotel and the YYK 1Borneo Condominium.

6 miles away from the center of Kota Kinabalu, is the The Pacific Sutera Hotel. The Langkah Syabas Beach Resort can be found 15 miles away. The The Jesselton Hotel as well as the The Klagan Hotel are some alternative places to book accommodation in Kota Kinabalu.

Once you have spent time in Kota Kinabalu, ensure you have enough time to investigate more of Sabah. View Sabah's rural landscapes and beaches. You should also head to a few of the area's nature museums and open-air markets. Fun-loving visitors might also try their hand at mountain biking and mountain climbing in this part of Malaysia.

Kundasang is 30 miles to the east of Kota Kinabalu and is home to the Kundasang War Memorial and Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance. Should you wish to visit Kundasang, check out the room rates at the Kinabalu Park and Ayana Holiday Resort. 5 miles to the southwest of Kota Kinabalu, you'll find Downtown Kota Kinabalu, home to the The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu and Sabah Oriental Hotel. Regardless of whether you're passing through or spending a few nights in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, don't miss the Filipino Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

Situated 8 miles away from Kota Kinabalu is Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Stay nearby at Oceania Hotel or The Crown Borneo Hotel.