9 Best Places To Stay In Samarinda, Indonesia - Updated 2024

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Have you ever stayed in a hotel and fell in love with it, so you didn’t want to go home? Let’s try these 9 accommodations and see if they have that effect on you. Samarinda is the capital of East Kalimantan, which is famous for amplang, its traditional food, and the cloth sarung Samarinda. Every year, tons of leisure and business traveller come to this town. And whoever you are, you would want to choose the best hotel that suits you. So, let me walk you through these 9 accommodations and see which caters to your needs.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on January 31, 2024.

1. Perfect for both business and leisure: Aston Samarinda Hotel and Convention Center (from USD 54)

Aston Samarinda Hotel and Convention Center is an ideal hotel for businessmen as it is near to the business centre and the government office in Samarinda, it has an internet speed of 100 Mbps, and meeting rooms for business purposes. Leisure travelers will also love this hotel, especially shopaholics, as it is linked to the Samarinda Central Plaza shopping mall. Restaurants, a cinema, and fast food can also be easily accessed from the hotel.

In this hotel, you get to tuck in with the splendid view of the Mahakam River or the city skyline through the window or on the balcony. Relax in​ the cosy and relaxing ambience in the hotel’s spa and massage centre or sauna and whirlpool. If you want to work out, head to the fitness centre or the indoor swimming pool. Silversea Restaurant will offer you a delightful meal whenever you are hungry.

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ASTON Samarinda Hotel and Convention Center

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Jalan P.Hidayatullah
1.24 km (0.8 mi) from Taman Samarendah

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Hotel at the hilltop: Mesra Business & Resort Hotel (from 32 USD)

As the name of the hotel states, this place is suitable for businessmen. Situated at the top of the hill, you are able to enjoy nature greenery and fresh air from Mesra Business & Resort Hotel. Who wouldn’t want to do business in such beautiful nature? Don’t worry if you are purely on vacation, as this hotel provides all the enjoyment you need. Plaza Mulia Shopping Centre can be reached within a 5-minute walk, and tourist attractions like Mulawarman Museum, and Historical Kutai Sultan Palace is a 30-minute drive away.

You get to taste both local and western delicacies in the hotel’s restaurant. Although it is in the city centre, the place is quiet enough for relaxation. For that, there is an outdoor swimming pool, a hot water pool, tennis court, spa and sauna facilities and more.

Mesra Business & Resort Hotel

Address: Jl Pahlawan No 1, 75123 Samarinda, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 32 USD

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3. First international hotel in Samarinda: Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Samarinda (from USD 38)

Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Samarinda is foremost, the first international hotel in Samarinda. You don’t have to worry about carrying your shopping items all the way back to the hotel as it is just beside Central Plaza, Samarinda’s largest mall. A bird’s eye view of Mahakam River will be awaiting you in the room. Sauna, hot tub, spa, kid’s pool and more facilities are also available. You will be impressed by the in-house Mahakam Restaurant, which provides Chinese, Indonesian and international specialities, without stepping out of the hotel.

Lying in the business district of Samarinda, Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Samarinda is another choice for businessmen. It has a beautiful ballroom and 4 function rooms to fulfil​ your needs for a business meeting. There is also a business centre offering you secretarial support services, ensuring your business meeting goes smoothly.

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Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Samarinda

Wifi Available

Address: Jl. Mulawarman no. 6
1.47 km (1.0 mi) from Taman Samarendah

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

4. A room with a terrific river-view: HARRIS Hotel Samarinda (from USD 41)

Being at the bank of Mahakam River, you get to see the splendid view of the Mahakam Bridge linking Samarinda and Balikpapan from HARRIS Hotel Samarinda. The fashionable Big Mall is just around the corner, within a 3-minute drive. For the Muslims, Masjid Islamic Center is just 5-minutes away. The rooms are spacious, modern and comfortable, equipped with a mini-fridge, bathrobes and cute slippers. In case you are wondering what are your children going to do, there is the kid’s pool and Dino Kid’s Club for them to have some fun. There’s also a fitness centre, swimming pool and H'Spa to occupy your time.

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HARRIS Hotel Samarinda

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Jl. Untung Suropati No.35
3.98 km (2.5 mi) from Taman Samarendah

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

5. A Hilltop Bungalow at City Center (from 82 USD)

Being at the hilltop surrounded by plantations, this is a good place to get away from noises and reconnect with nature. Be it family events or company gatherings, it will be a nice place to be at. An artistic mini golf course is set among the greenery, and reignites the pleasure of playing golf. The bungalow is roomy, occupied by a living room, a kitchen, a TV, a bedroom and extra beds if requested. Enjoy waking up to​ the view of nature and fresh air, which you can hardly experience in the city.

A Hilltop Bungalow at City Center

Price: from 82 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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6. Hotel with lots of food nearby: Midtown Hotel Samarinda (from USD 41)

From the moment you step into Midtown Hotel Samarinda, you will be warmed by the sincere hospitality of the staffs. Then you will be impressed by the comfort and design of the rooms which give you a high-class feeling. Besides the fact that the hotel’s food is great, you also get to try out different restaurants and food stalls​ nearby. It is also a great pleasure swimming in the pool as the design is simple and fresh. The hotel is also close to Temindung Airport, Terminal Lempake and Taman Tepian Mahakam Samarinda.

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Midtown Hotel Samarinda

Wifi Available

Address: Jl. Hasan Basri No.58
2.11 km (1.4 mi) from Taman Samarendah

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

7. A pleasant stay in a minimalistic room: Amaris Hotel Samarinda (from USD 37)

Amaris Hotel Samarinda is a hotel that provides rooms with minimalistic design and architecture. Every room is air-conditioned and furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV, a seating area, a wardrobe, and a safety deposit box. Lembuswana Shopping Mall, offering food and entertainment, is a 5-minute drive away. If you are interested in bringing back some souvenirs, take a 10 minutes drive to Gatot Subroto Street. An international​ buffet is available for breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. Efficient, professional and friendly staffs are there to make your stay go smoothly.

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Amaris Hotel Samarinda

Wifi Available

Address: Jl. Dr. Sutomo No. 75
2.19 km (1.4 mi) from Taman Samarendah

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Free parking

8. A budget-friendly hotel: Hotel Andhika Syariah Samarinda (from USD 12)

Hotel Andhika Syariah Samarinda is one of the cheapest hotels you can find in Samarinda. If you are on a budget trip, put this on your itinerary. Stepping into the hotel, you will be greeted by an Indonesian style interior. Despite the budget price, the rooms are clean and there is free WiFi​ in all rooms. You will be served by a 24-hour receptionist offering services like lockers, luggage storage and laundry. If you are planning to visit Pulau Beras Basah, you might as well stay here as you can take a 3-hour boat from Samarinda Port which is just a 7-minute drive away. Pulau Beras Basah is an island with panoramic views and underwater natural beauty.

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9. Fall asleep in the warm settings: Horison Samarinda (from USD 55)

The lighting of Horison Samarinda’s lobby and rooms makes it cosy, comfortable and somehow romantic. The rooms are spacious with a sitting area well equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, safe, a fridge, minibar and an electric kettle. Shuttle services and car rental are available if you want to tour around the area. Malabar Restaurant in the hotel offers delicious, international delights. After your meal, indulge in a cup of beer beside the swimming pool on the 9th floor. Whenever you are free, take a dip in the unique salt water pool, sweat out your toxins at the gym or have a hot, steaming sauna.​ Above all that, the hotel staffs try their best to make your stay a pleasant one.

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Horison Samarinda

Wifi Available

Address: Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 9
1.08 km (0.7 mi) from Taman Samarendah

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Weigh your options and pick the best

As you can see, every hotel features different kinds of design and different views from the rooms that makes your stay exquisite. Choosing hotels at great locations helps you save time and money. So it’s up to you to choose the best that corresponds to your needs!

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