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Featured Motels in Kota Kinabalu

OYO 89478 LKH Motel
2 out of 5
Jalan Lintas, Jalan Kmapung Kepayan, Lorong Kepayan 2, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is $16 per night

Located in Penampang, this motel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Petagas War Memorial and within 6 mi (10 km) of Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour. Sapi Island ...

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Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is $132 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,155 reviews)

"Great location for the beach and sunset, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great amenities. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Borneo Beach Villas
Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Jalan Sepanggar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is $66 per night
4/5Very Good! (304 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Borneo Beach Villas
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Sabah
The price is $127 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Beautiful, spacious and wonderful facilities, restaurants and food. I think this has now become my favourite ever hotel and we will return, hopefully soon. Fantastic hospitality, and my wife shed a tear when the staff sang to us as they bid us farewell."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Kota Kinabalu Motels and More for the Frugal Traveler

If you're having difficulty finding a motel in Kota Kinabalu, consider some of the motels we suggest around the area or let Expedia help you find something similar from more than 439 hotels and other lodging options. Simply filter using our search tools by price per night or cost-saving amenities such as free parking and free breakfast.

Because you'll save on your room price, you can enjoy all that Kota Kinabalu has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Imago Shopping Mall, Sabah State Mosque, and Likas Stadium.

Below are some of Expedia customers' favorite motels to choose from in the larger area:

LKH Motel

  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Sutera Harbour.
  • Enjoy access to the free parking and 24-hour front desk, as well as room amenities like a flat-screen TV.

Summer Beach Lodge

  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like an LED TV.
  • Central Kota Kinabalu is 72.7 mi (117 km) away

What to Do in Kota Kinabalu

Take time to check out the marina and shops in this romantic area while you're sightseeing. Those who've visited Kota Kinabalu like the parks.

Here are some popular places:

  • Imago Shopping Mall
  • Sabah State Mosque
  • Likas Stadium

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Mount Kinabalu National Park
  • Poring Hot Spring
  • KK Esplanade

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
  • Sedco Square
  • Water World Theme Park

Kota Kinabalu is also notable for its:

  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling

Best Time to Visit Kota Kinabalu

Determine the perfect time for your visit to Kota Kinabalu by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically April and May, while June and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 87° F and nighttime temperatures average 76° F
  • April-June: 89° F is the daytime average and 76° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 88° F and nighttime averages are around 76° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 87° F during the day and 76° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 3.66 inches in a year

How to Get to Kota Kinabalu and Around the Area

Kota Kinabalu Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) Airport 4.1 mi (6.6 km)
Tanjung Aru Station Train Station 2.4 mi (3.9 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Kota Kinabalu?
When you save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Kota Kinabalu. Not-to-be-missed sights include Imago Shopping Mall, 1Borneo Hypermall, and Mount Kinabalu National Park.
What is a motel?
Motels often have free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot. Starting in the early 1950s, colorful neon signs were used as beacons for tired families on road trips, and today, examples of these can still be found along historic U.S. Route 66.
What are the best motels in Kota Kinabalu?
This is one of the motels you can book in Kota Kinabalu. OYO 89478 LKH Motel: Stay within a 20-minute drive of Imago Shopping Mall and Sutera Harbour. Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Kota Kinabalu?
Take time to check out the marina and enjoy the parks in this romantic area while you’re sightseeing. People visiting Kota Kinabalu love its shops. Some popular places to visit include Imago Shopping Mall, 1Borneo Hypermall, and Mount Kinabalu National Park. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Sapi Island, Poring Hot Spring, and Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Anjung Samudera, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, and Water World Theme Park.
What's the weather like in Kota Kinabalu?
The hottest months are usually April and May with an average temp of 82°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 81°F. Average annual rainfall for Kota Kinabalu is 106 inches.
How should I get around Kota Kinabalu?
Fly into Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI), which is located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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