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What's Kota Kinabalu like?

People go to Kota Kinabalu to see famous monuments such as Sabah State Mosque, as well as to enjoy its many popular attractions like Anjung Samudera. Travelers also like this romantic city's beautiful island views and shops. Plan a fun excursion to Likas Stadium and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Imago Shopping Mall and 1Borneo Hypermall are other popular sights to see.

Where are the best places to stay in Kota Kinabalu?

We have 458 Kota Kinabalu accommodations with prices starting at USD 5. Choose one of our 705 deals and get discounts of up to 70%.

Below are the number of accommodations by star rating in Kota Kinabalu and the surrounding area:

  • • 11 5-star accommodations from USD 141 per night
  • • 33 4-star accommodations from USD 49 per night
  • • 147 3-star accommodations from USD 17 per night
  • • 42 2-star accommodations from USD 7 per night
  • • 2 1-star accommodations from USD 5 per night

Here are our travelers' top 5 places to stay in Kota Kinabalu:


Riverfront hostel with bar, near Kompleks Asia City
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Central location

Hotel Eden54

City-center hotel within walking distance of Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
  • • Free WiFi • 24-hour front desk • Central location

Hotel Sixty3

City-center hotel within walking distance of Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
  • • Free WiFi • 24-hour front desk • Walkable location

Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel

3-star Kota Kinabalu hotel with bar
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Comfy beds

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Waterfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Anjung Samudera
  • • Free WiFi • 4 restaurants • 2 bars • Spa tub • Walkable location

How to Get to Kota Kinabalu

What is the closest airport to Kota Kinabalu?

  • • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 4 mi (6.5 km) from central Kota Kinabalu

Things to See and Do in Kota Kinabalu

What is there to see in Kota Kinabalu?

  • • Sabah State Mosque
  • • Likas Stadium
  • • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal
  • • Sutera Harbour
  • • University of Malaysia Sabah

What is there to do in Kota Kinabalu?

  • • Imago Shopping Mall
  • • 1Borneo Hypermall
  • • Centre Point
  • • Anjung Samudera
  • • Kota Kinabalu Central Market

Other Popular Kota Kinabalu Attractions

  • • Gaya Street Sunday Market
  • • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
  • • Warisan Square
  • • Kompleks Asia City
  • • KK Plaza

When is the best time to visit Kota Kinabalu?

  • • Hottest months: May, April, August, July (average 89°F)
  • • Coldest months: December, May, September, April (average 76°F)
  • • Rainiest months: October, June, September, and November (average 12.70 inches of rainfall)