The area around the main bus station has a ton of budget hotels and you can save on a taxi.
Terminal HotelMoktar Dadah Street opposite NakumattPrice: from KES1,900 sgl, KES2,100 dblSpacious rooms with faded simple, decor are on offer here. And at very reasonable prices. Like any place in the city centre it can get loud - but then you are in a prime location just opposite from the Nakumatt shopping centre. If you store you luggage there - consider that you will only get your luggage at the aggreed date because the hotel clerk does not have the key to the "safe room".
Wildebeest CampKibera Road, near intersection with Ngong Road, next to Chinese embassyPrice: from KES1000 per person for dorm and camping (tent provided)You can get a bed in a dorm here or camp (they provide the tent and bedding) for KES1,000 per night per person. They also have larger permanent tents and rooms available at a higher price. The place is clean, secure and popular with backpackers.
Hotel DowntownMoktar Dadah Street opposite NakumattPrice: from KES1,900 sglIn the same league as the Terminal hotel next door or the Parkside across the road, the Downtown hotel has clean rooms and is as the name says: downtown - with all its advantages (shopping centre nearby, etc.) and disadvantages: noise. Note that leaving valuables and especially credit cards in the safe at the front desk for safekeeping is not a good idea. International Guest HouseUpperHill, Matumbato RoadPhone: +254 020 2726966Price: Single rooms available from from KES600-2000With 30 years in the tourism business, owner Tom J. Kamau is happy to custom arrange any additional travel or safari needs. Located on a quite street in Upperhill, this family owned and operated guest house is conveniently located just a few minutes from downtown. Airport pickup and transportation is available for a small fee.
Milimani Backpackers & Safari CentrePO Box 21005 - 00500Price: from KES600 for dormsA little further out of the downtown core, about 15 minutes walk down a major, safe road, is Milimani Backpackers on Milimani Road. It has internet, cable TV, WI-FI, hot showers, 24hr self-service bar, popular restaurant, fireplace, and a parking area. They offer dorms, doubles, singles, twins, camping space, permanent tents, and cabins. Milimani also offers good-value safaris and other trips
Country LodgeOn upper hill, the Country Lodge is aimed at the budget business traveler. Probably the best deal in town. Fairview InnAlso on upper hill, the Fairview is a lovely old historic hotel, with beautiful grounds and several restaurants. It is quiet at night, a real respite from the city. Rates are relatively low, compared to many of the other hotels listed here. They also rent apartments.
Holiday Inn Nairobi. Built in the 1940s as the Mayfair Court Hotel, this historic hotel has retained its charm even as it has joined the Holiday Inn family.
InterContinental Hotel. Located only 5 minutes from the city center and 15 min from the airport with views of the city.
Nairobi Hilton. Part of the Hilton family of hotels and located near the city center.
Nairobi Safari Club. Kenya's only all-suite hotel.
Panafric Hotel. Located in the city centre and only 20 minutes from the airport.
Karen Blixen Cottages. Located in the suburb of Karen, 32 km (20 mi) from downtown, the cottages offer a unique change from the normal hotel fare.
Nairobi Serena Hotel. Found in the middle of Nairobi's Central Park this hotel offers great convenience as well as a quiet place to stay.
Norfolk Hotel. Opened on Christmas Day over 100 years ago, this hotel that has served many special guests is located only 30 min from the airport, and a short distance from the shopping district.
Safari Park Hotel. Started as a retreat for British Army officers more than 50 years ago, this hotel is only 15 min from downtown.
The Stanley Hotel. This over 100 year old hotel has recently be renovated back to its days of Victorian perfection. Lcoated in the city's shopping and business district.
Windsor Golf and Country Club. Located 15 min from the city center, 45 min from the airport. Features a 18 hole golf course on site.
Savannah Sands Executive Apartments.Located off Ngong Road, behind Nairobi Baptist church. Features furnished and serviced apartments, as well as unfurnished and unserviced apartments. Phone = +254 20 2710116
The King PostRhapta Road, Westlands, Nairobi. The King Post brings about a unique architectural synthesis between the East African coast and the lands across the Indian Ocean. it reflects the social and cultural interaction between the regions over more than 2000 years.Accommodation is in 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments available on daily basis and long-term.The apartments are secluded but not isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and the main roads being sorrounded by peace, tranquility and security.
Giraffe Manor. The converted home of the founders of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, located a few kilometres from the city center, sitting on 57 ha (140 a) of land. The giraffes can be fed at the front door or even from the second floor bedroom window!
Ngong House30-min drive from the city center and airport, the Ngong House is on a land that was originally part of a vast coffee estate. Located on the grounds are five traditional looking, yet elegantly decorated tree houses.