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

Gayana Marine Resort
Gayana Marine Resort
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island
from $81
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
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8.7
Excellent
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu
from $47
Courtyard Hotel @ 1Borneo
Courtyard Hotel @ 1Borneo
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6.9
Good
1 Borneo Hypermall, Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu
from $6
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
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7.8
Good
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu
from $17
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
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8.5
Excellent
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu
from $72
Star City
Star City
Star City Event Centre 1St Floor, L95, Kota Kinabalu
from $15
Marina City Stay
Marina City Stay
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8.8
Excellent
Marina Resorts & Condoninium, Kota Kinabalu
from $66
Asiana Hotel
Asiana Hotel
Lot 1,8,910,11, Grace Square Shophouse Lorong Grace Square, Jln Pantai Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu
from $6
Hotel Sixty3
Hotel Sixty3
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8.8
Excellent
63, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu
from $60
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
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8.6
Excellent
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, KOTA KINABALU
from $77
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.