Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is located in downtown Kota Kinabalu on bustling Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, within easy walking access of the popular shopping havens of Centre Point and Warisan Square, renowned Handicraft Market, and the vibrant dining and entertainment stretch of the Waterfront Esplanade.
The hotel's superb location—next to the city's best shopping, dining, entertainment, arts, and culture options—is augmented by easy transportation facilities including a tour desk at the hotel and an adjacent 24-hour taxi station. The Kota Kinabalu beach is just five kilometres north of the city while the foothills of Mount Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s highest peak, are accessible through a scenic highland drive of 88 kilometres. A must-see landmark is the Tip of Borneo—Simpang Mengayau, which can be visited on a day trip.
The city’s cultural calendar offers guests a diverse array of discoveries year-round. Some noteworthy mentions include the Dragon Boat Festival races, Lepa-Lepa Regatta, Harvest Festival grand celebrations, Sabah Fest, KK Jazz Festival, Tamu Besar Kota Belud, Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon, and F2000 World Cup Powerboat Race. There’s also the Chinese New Year Carnival, Lion and Dragon Dance Festival, City Day Celebrations, as well as various sporting tournaments, regattas, religious and ethnic celebrations, concerts, and exhibitions throughout the year.
Sabah has a typically tropical climate of warm, sunny weather throughout the year. Cool breezes along the coast makes for comfortable temperatures. Rain is most frequent from November to January, but can be expected in any month. The Mount Kinabalu range shelters Kota Kinabalu from the harsh weather systems sometimes associated with the monsoon season.