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Nairobi hotels and places to stay

Dusit D2 Nairobi
5 out of 5
14 Riverside, Riverside Woods,14, Nairobi, NAI
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1.94 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)

"Zero regrets. Hope to be back soon! Was there with my 5 year old daughter, perhaps better catered for business, but we still enjoyed every minute."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dusit D2 Nairobi
Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport
4 out of 5
Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Nairobi
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The price is $120 per night
5.68 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (405 reviews)

"I liked the variety of food available at the restaurant buffet style for both lunch and dinner. The reception staff was very helpful with my foreign currency exchange. The free shuttle to and from the airport was convenient and on time."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport
Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection
5 out of 5
5 Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi
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The price is $425 per night
2.41 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (227 reviews)

"Staff assistance with some issues we had was outstanding. Our flight didlnt leave until 11:30 on our departure day and because my wife was ill, they comped our room until 8:00pm that night. I couldn't believe it. Very nice service. Visiting in Nairobi is another story. Way too crowded with constant ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection
Hilton Nairobi
4 out of 5
Mama Ngina Street, Po Box 30624, Nairobi
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The price is $101 per night
0.6 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (426 reviews)

"The location is excellent, right in the city centre, the pool was very good as it was heated, But the hotel is old and a bit worn really, needs to be revamped. Prices quite high for food and drink.....but the Jockey Club has a good deal for 5 beers for 1500 KES"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Hilton Nairobi
Safari Park Hotel And Casino
4 out of 5
Kasarani, Off Thika Road, Nairobi
The price is $207 per night
6.26 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (35 reviews)

"Overall property was very good... WiFi not great... room was fine but seemed old... overall I would stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Safari Park Hotel And Casino
Villa Rosa Kempinski
5 out of 5
Chiromo Road, Nairobi
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The price is $160 per night
1.66 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (272 reviews)

"Their flexibility on the check-in and check-out times"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Villa Rosa Kempinski
Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi
The price is $92 per night
2.49 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (123 reviews)

"nice place, beautiful garden, nice staff. location makes it accessible to great restaurants and shops"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel
Palacina The Residence & The Suites
5 out of 5
Palacina Court, Kitale Lane, Off Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi
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The price is $99 per night
2.09 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (54 reviews)

"IN-DOORS SWIMMING POOL AND INTERIOR DECOR ITS REALLY A HOME AWAY FROM HOME"…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

Palacina The Residence & The Suites
PrideInn Azure Nairobi
4 out of 5
Lantana Road, Westlands, Nairobi
The price is $89 per night
2.33 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (215 reviews)

"I frequently stay there and its always up to the expectations."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

PrideInn Azure Nairobi
Mash Park Hotel Nairobi
4 out of 5
Joseph Kangethe Road, off Ngong' Road, Nairobi
The price is $57 per night
3.26 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (25 reviews)
Good hotel

"Clean hotel with friendly staff. Nice little gym and swimming pool."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Mash Park Hotel Nairobi
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Visiting Nairobi

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Nairobi, and visitors give high marks for the safari tours and shopping. This culturally-rich city also attracts tourists with its parks and museums. Top sights in the city include Nairobi National Park, Moi International Sports Centre, and Yaya Centre.

  • There are 1191 hotels and other accommodations in Nairobi
  • The closest major airport is in Nairobi (WIL-Wilson), 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.), 8 mi (12.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Nairobi

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Karen Blixen Museum, Kenya National Theatre, and Nairobi National Museum. Attractions like Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage, and AFEW Giraffe Centre are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Kenyatta Mausoleum, Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, and Teleposta Towers.

In Nairobi, you'll find 1191 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Villa Rosa Kempinski - With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 4 restaurants, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Severine Cottages and Lounge - Our customers like the helpful staff and clean rooms at this tentalow. This 2.5-star tentalow features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi.
  • Hemingways Nairobi - With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and helpful staff.

Other favorite sights in Nairobi include Nairobi National Park, Moi International Sports Centre, and Yaya Centre.

Getting Around Nairobi

To explore the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Nairobi Station or Syokimau Station. Nairobi might not have many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Nairobi

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 79°F and the nighttime average to be 54°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 76°F during the day and 53°F at night
  • July through September averages 75°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 75°F during the day and 54°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Nairobi is 33.49 inches
  • Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 78°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 52°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Nairobi?
Fairview Hotel is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers 4 restaurants and free breakfast. Reviews from our site also recommend Nairobi Serena Hotel and Fairmont The Norfolk as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Nairobi, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Nairobi.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Nairobi?
To find more details about updating your trip to Nairobi or cancelling it, click here.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Nairobi?
Based on reviews, West Breeze Hotel is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include 67 Airport Hotel and Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel.
What's the best place to stay in Gigiri?
With 20 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Trademark Hotel is the highest ranked property in Gigiri. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It is located a short 14-minute walk from United Nations Office at Nairobi. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Tribe Hotel and Comfort Gardens.
What's a favorite place to stay in Kasarani?
In this neighborhood, there are 8 places to stay. When looking at places to stay in Kasarani, Sportsview Hotel Kasarani is a top choice. This 3-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 bars. Stardom Hotel and Madola Hotel are other good choices for your stay in the neighborhood.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Nairobi?
Villa Rosa Kempinski is a top 5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and 4 restaurants. Other good options for your kid-friendly vacation include Bidwood Suite Hotel and Hilton Nairobi. Attractions like Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Nairobi?
Boma Inn Nairobi is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good options for a romantic stay include Fahari Gardens Hotel and Sovereign Suites.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Nairobi?
Hilton Nairobi is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers 5 restaurants and sofa beds for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Runda Serene Accomodation and Biblica Guest House.
What's the best hotel to stay close to Yaya Centre?
Adjacent to Yaya Centre, Royal Tulip Canaan Nairobi is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other good options within a short distance include Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham and DoubleTree by Hilton Nairobi Hurlingham.
What about the best place to stay near Nairobi National Park?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport, located 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from Nairobi National Park, and this 4-star hotel offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Panari Hotel and Ole Sereni are other good choices within 5 miles.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Nairobi?
Nairobi Safari Club is a 4-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a poolside bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. The Boma Nairobi and Villa Rosa Kempinski are other upscale choices for your trip.

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