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

Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
140, Pecinct Dillenia Nexus Residence, Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu
from $33
OYO 563 The Crown Borneo Hotel
OYO 563 The Crown Borneo Hotel
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6.7
Good
23 Jalan Pinang Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
from $5
KK Waterfront Hotel
KK Waterfront Hotel
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7.0
Good
Blk B, Unit 2&3, Warisan Square Jln Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu
from $6
Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort
Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort
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9.0
Excellent
Pantai Dalit PO Box 600, Kota Kinabalu
from $49
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
from $107
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
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8.6
Excellent
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, KOTA KINABALU
from $80
Celyn Hotel, City Mall
Celyn Hotel, City Mall
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7.1
Good
Unit No. S-0-30, Block F, Ground Floor City Mall, Lorong Jalan Lintas, Kota Kinabalu
from $8
Grandis Hotel
Grandis Hotel
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8.9
Excellent
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall 1A Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu
from $45
Nexus Resort and Spa Karambunai
Nexus Resort and Spa Karambunai
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8.2
Excellent
Kampung Karambunai, Off Jalan Sepangar Bay Locked, Kota Kinabalu
from $60
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
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8.0
Excellent
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu
from $17
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.