Top 13 Staycations In Nairobi, Kenya - Updated 2024

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Kenya is one of the leading tourist destinations in Africa. It is a country well-known for the warmth and the kind spirit of her people, and it is also the home to very unique attractions in the world. This is the country where we find a national park right at the heart of the city, and it is also the home to Maasai Mara – a game reserve reputed for the phenomenon wildebeest migration. As such, there are so many reasons why the country receives millions of visitors each year, and if you are contemplating it as a destination, rest assured that you will be in for a pleasant treat. However, if you’re from the region or within the country, then there’s no need to fly abroad for a vacation. Scroll down for our recommendations of the top staycations in Nairobi, Kenya. Make sure to check out the best restaurants and things to do in the city as well.

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 February 06, 2024.

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1. Sarova Stanley (from USD 184)

Located in Nairobi’s vibrant heart, this place offers a blend of modern luxury and comfort. Guests are treated to rooms exuding classic charm, equipped with satellite TV and an en-suite bathroom. Culinary delights await at three diverse restaurants: al fresco dining at the Pool Deck, bistro fares at Thorn Tree Café, and Thai specialties at Thai Chi.

The wellness center offers an inviting outdoor pool, an expansive fitness area, spa facilities, and the soothing environs of a sauna and steam room. Additional conveniences include free WiFi, airport transfers, and round-the-clock security.

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Sarova Stanley

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

2. Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection (from USD 248)

Experience top-tier accommodation in a prime location. This establishment boasts a refreshing outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a diverse range of dining venues, from an eclectic buffet to a prestigious steakhouse. Business travelers will appreciate the high-speed Wi-Fi and dedicated meeting spaces.

Stay in utmost luxury in the presidential suite, and benefit from the attentive concierge services. Prioritizing guests’ safety, the hotel proudly holds the distinguished ‘Safe Hotels’ certification. Added amenities include round-the-clock security, adept babysitting services, and a timely airport shuttle.

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Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 05 Woodvale Grove, Westlands
1.85 km (1.2 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

3. Villa Rosa Kempinski (from USD 362)

The accommodation at Villa Rosa Kempinski features spacious and elegantly furnished rooms with beautiful city views. Each room features a work station, flat-screen TV, private balconies, a minibar, a private bath and coffee making facilities. This staycation hotel in Nairobi has a variety of restaurants offering varying culinary experiences. And for guests’ relaxation and fitness, the property has a modern fitness center, a spa, treatment rooms, and an outdoor swimming pool. Notable points of interest around the hotel include the Nairobi National Park – 30km (18.6miles) away, and Nairobi National Museum – 0.2km (0.12miles) away. The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, about 21km (13.04miles) away.

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Villa Rosa Kempinski

Wifi Available

Address: Chiromo Road
685 meters (0.5 ft) from National Museum of Kenya

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

Nairobi Tour Guide

Lewenei Japhet

Lewenei Japhet

I am 26, born and raised in Kenya. In the year 2015, I started my journey in the Travel & Tour Industry :- Tour Consultancy and Safari guiding. I established Happy Feet Travel in 2019 and have been operating private and small group tours in Kenya and Tanzania - planning, organizing, guiding and leading the ultimate, unique and exclusive safari to key destinations in East Africa. I have great passion in travel and wildlife photography. The joy of showing someone my country and making sure all their expectations are met fulfills me. Kenya, s tourism product is very wide from wildlife and bird watching safaris, marine life, eco and agro tourism, city tours and short excursions, exhibition and conferencing all the way to adventure tourism and beach holidays. The main attractions are the Wildebeest migration of Maasai Mara, Samburu, Mt. Kenya, Amboseli, Tsavo, South coast the list is endless the best is to match up your interest with the destinations. Kenyans have very friendly people, the culture is cosmopolitan in major towns though some other parts they are still very traditional and reserved, its all good as they are quite an attraction. whilst here make sure to visit some cultural villages, craft shops etc. its a way of supporting this communities. Karibu kenya!

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4. Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport (from USD 212)

Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport offers accommodation in air-conditioned rooms, with each having an electric kettle, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV. All the rooms are spacious, each with a separate seating area, and a private shower with free toiletries. Guests are entitled to free breakfast every morning, and there is also an onsite restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of local, American and Asian cuisines. The hotel is just 0.8km (0.49miles) from the country’s largest airport – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, making it ideal for guests coming in and leaving via the airport.

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Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 9042/1044 Tower Avenue, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
13.66 km (8.5 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

5. Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport (from USD 173)

Accommodation at Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport is ideal for those looking for a weekend staycation in Nairobi. The rooms are equipped with a work station, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, private baths with free bathrobes and toiletries, coffee-making facilities, and a spacious seating area. Guests are served continental, halal or buffet breakfast every morning, and there is also an onsite restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of cuisines. The hotel is located about 4.2km (2.6miles) from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 14.1km (8.7miles) from the Nairobi National Park, and 1.4km (0.86miles) from Gateway Mall along Mombasa Road.

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Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Jomo Kenyatta Airport
13.65 km (8.5 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

6. ibis Styles - Nairobi, Westlands (from USD 84)

Ibis Styles offers an affordable staycation in Nairobi, with accommodation in guest rooms that feature a flat-screen TV, a spacious seating area, a safe, a work desk, a private bathroom, and coffee-making facilities. The shared amenities include an on-site restaurant, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and ample private parking. Guests are entitled to a complimentary breakfast each morning, though, for those who don’t like the hotel options, there are several restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. Notable attractions close to the hotel include the Nairobi National Museum and the Kenyatta International Convention Center, both less than 2 km (1.24 miles) away, while Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, located at a distance of 22km (13.67miles) away from the hotel, is the nearest airport.

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ibis Styles - Nairobi, Westlands

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Rhapta Road
1.96 km (1.3 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

7. Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel (from USD 85)

Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel is located in the Kilimani area of Nairobi, and it boasts an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center and free secure parking for all guests. This staycation place in Nairobi features rooms with a flat-screen TV, coffee-making facilities, and a private bath featuring free toiletries and bathrobes. Downtown Nairobi, where there are plenty of shops and attractions, is less than 2 km (1.2 miles) from the hotel, while the nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, about 19km (11.8miles) from the hotel.

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Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 53050
2.1 km (1.4 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

8. Kingfisher Casa (from USD 90)

Kingfisher Casa provides accommodation in guest rooms equipped with a kitchenette, a private bathroom, air conditioning, a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Shared amenities include free private parking, a bar, a fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. The hotels serve a continental breakfast every morning, though there are lots of malls and great restaurants in close proximity for guests who would love to dine outside. Some of the popular points of interest near the hotel include Westgate Shopping Mall, the Nairobi National Museum, The Sarit Center, and Kazuri Beads Factory.

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Glam Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: General Mathenge Road Off Peponi Road Junction
2.49 km (1.6 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

9. The Concord Hotel & Suites (from USD 120)

The Concord Hotel & Suites, one of the premier staycation hotels in Nairobi, offers five-star accommodation in guest rooms featuring a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, electronic safe, a work station, a minibar, and spacious ensuite bathrooms with bathrooms, toiletries, slippers, and bathrobes. Some of the notable shared amenities include a spa, a sauna, free private parking, free Wi-Fi, and a modern fitness center. There is a variety of restaurants within the premises where guests can enjoy a great deal of local and international cuisines. Notable points of interest close to the hotel include Westgate Shopping Mall and the Nairobi Museum, which are both less than 2km (1.2km) away, while the nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at a distance of 22.1km (13.7miles) from the hotel.

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The Concord Hotel & Suites

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 31 Wangapala Road, off 5th Parklands
2.18 km (1.4 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

10. Tamarind Tree Hotel (from USD 180)

The accommodation at Tamarind Tree Hotel features rooms fitted with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, a kitchenette, and a spacious workspace and seating area. All the rooms have a pool or garden view. Areas of interest around the hotel include the Kenyatta International Convention Center, the Nairobi National Museum, and Karen Blixen Museum, all of which are less than 10 km (6.2miles) away. The nearest airport is Wilson Airport, located about 1.5km (0.9miles) away, while Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is about 13.5km (8.3miles) away.

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Tamarind Tree Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Langata Road
6.13 km (3.9 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

11. Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Nairobi Arboretum (from USD 208)

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Nairobi Arboretum offers five-star accommodation in rooms with private balconies, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a tropical rain shower. This Nairobi staycation hotel also has treatment rooms, an outdoor pool, and steam and sauna available to all guests. Continental and buffet breakfast is served every morning, and there is also an onsite restaurant serving a variety of local and international cuisines. Notable points of interest close to the hotel include downtown Nairobi at 3km (1.8 miles) away, and historical sites like Nairobi National Park at 16km (10 miles) away, and Nairobi National Museum at 3km (1.8 miles) away. The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at about 18km (11.1miles) away.

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Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Nairobi Arboretum

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Arboretum Road
1.2 km (0.8 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

12. Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel (from USD 63)

Spend your best staycation in Nairobi yet at Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel. The property offers guests accommodation in rooms with beautiful city views, with each room featuring air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a shower, private bathrooms, and spacious seating areas. The hotel has an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy a variety of local and international cuisines, though all guests are entitled to a complimentary breakfast every morning. Form the hotel’s location, some of the notable attractions include the Railway Museum and the Kenyatta International Conference Center which are both less than a kilometer away. The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, located at a distance of about 13 km (8.0vmiles) from the hotel.

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Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 6 Muranga Road
1.1 km (0.7 mi) from National Museum of Kenya

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

13. Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi (from USD 200)

Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi on Muthithi Road is one of the highly rated staycation spots in Nairobi for couples. The rooms here feature modern furniture, air conditioning, television, free Wi-Fi, and spacious beds with silky smooth duvets. Those on a workation will find the cozy desks extremely useful. A delicious breakfast with continental, vegetarian, Asian options is available daily. Some of the closest attractions to the property are the Exhibition Hall, Botanical Garden, Louis Leakey Memorial Institute, and Nairobi National Museum.

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Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Muthithi Rd 65
484 meters (0.4 ft) from National Museum of Kenya

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

Treat yourself to a memorable staycation in Nairobi

There is no reason why you should have a boring staycation in Nairobi. If you’re still not sure where to stay, consider our recommendations for the top staycation spots in Nairobi, Kenya. Treat yourself to a staycation package to remember in Kenya’s capital.

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Frequently asked questions about staycations in Nairobi, Kenya

1. Which staycation spots in Nairobi are ideal for families?

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, offers a variety of exciting staycation spots that are ideal for families looking to enjoy quality time together. Here are some options: Villa Rosa Kempinski, and Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Nairobi Arboretum.

2. Which staycation spots in Nairobi have parking?

There are several staycation spots in Nairobi that offer convenient parking facilities. Villa Rosa Kempinski, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport, and ibis Styles - Nairobi, Westlands all have parking available.

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