Travelers are voting Sea Horse Sipadan Scuba as the best hotel near Tawau. There are 8 hotels in Sandakan a city just 106 km from Tawau and 27 hotels in Kota Kinabalu which is 167 km distant. The most popular of these are Sabah Hotel in Sandakan and Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu in Kota Kinabalu. You can find 38 hotels in Sabah and 495 hotels in the country of Malaysia. Our members favorite in Sabah is Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and Hotel Equatorial Melaka is the top pick in Malaysia. Want more? Check out our map of hotels near Tawau.