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 Hyatt Regency 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 Grand Borneo Hotel and The Pulai Desaru Beach is the top pick in Malaysia. Want more? Check out our map of hotels near Tawau.