Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Hotels
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With lush forests, blue mountains, and riveting sunsets, Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia is surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. As you might expect, Kota Kinabalu features a large hospitality sector with several fantastic luxury hotel options. For example, the Gayana Eco Resort mixes hardwood floors, earth tones, and native prints with a modern touch to create rooms that are somehow cozy, elegant, and exotic all at once. Rooms at the Gayana Eco Resort usually cost upwards of $169. However, if you are on a tight budget can you find extremely cheap lodging? Sure you can!

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
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8.5
Excellent
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu
from $102
Mayflower Puncak Luyang - No.3
Mayflower Puncak Luyang - No.3
Taman Puncak Luyang Lorong Mt. Zion Off Jalan Kolam Luyang, Kota Kinabalu
from $35
Modern Downtown Oasis Aloha Suite
Modern Downtown Oasis Aloha Suite
Riverson Soho, Jalan Coastal Highway KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu
from $56
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
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8.8
Excellent
No. 20, Jalan Aru Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
from $148
Grandis Hotel
Grandis Hotel
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8.8
Excellent
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall 1A Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu
from $96
Zara's Boutique Hotel
Zara's Boutique Hotel
Jalan Pantai Baru, Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu
from $28
Courtyard Hotel @ 1Borneo
Courtyard Hotel @ 1Borneo
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6.8
Good
1 Borneo Hypermall, Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu
from $30
Gayana Marine Resort
Gayana Marine Resort
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island
from $190
The Jesselton Hotel
The Jesselton Hotel
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8.3
Excellent
69 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu
from $51
Accord Regency Serviced Apartments
Accord Regency Serviced Apartments
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7.8
Good
Lot B-G-17 block B The Walk Riverson, Kota Kinabalu
from $58
More About Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Hotels...

What Budget Hotels are Available in Kota Kinabalu?

If you are looking for cheap hotels in Kota Kinabalu, you can't do better than the Valley Hotel, which offers rooms for as little as $17 per night. The rooms are utilitarian with little more than a bed, bathroom, desk, and coffeemaker, but, really, what more do you need? If you are looking for something a little more midrange, consider the Jesselton Hotel for $58 per night. Not only does this hotel feature a restaurant, lounge, and bar, but it also has a meeting room that makes it an excellent choice for business travelers. 

What's the Average Price of Airbnbs in Kota Kinabalu?

Generally, you can get a private room for between $18 and $78 a night, while an entire private residence often costs between $90 and $168 per night. As the prices suggest, these rooms range from homely to breathtaking. There are advantages to staying in an Airbnb room. For example, if you stay in a residence, you'll have access to a full kitchen. 

What are Luxury Hotels Like in Kota Kinabalu?

If you're looking for the very best, you could stay at the Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa for $400 per night. This hotel feels more like staying in a luxurious tropical hut than a traditional hotel room. It also has an amazing spa, business center, and child care options. However, it's very possible to stay in a five-star hotel for just $211 per night, such as at the Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa.