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Featured Kota Kinabalu Family friendly Hotels

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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5.0 out of 5.0 Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran
4.6/5 (800 reviews)
RM640/ nightfor 2 guests

Perfect weekend getaway to relax and unwind. Rooms are in excellent condition. LOVED the oversized jacuzzi on the balcony. Staff are always in good spirits. I recommend the early morning breakfast in the reserve, definitely worth the 5am wake up call.

Reviewed on 20 Nov,2018
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 K.K. Suites, Kota Kinabalu
4.1/5 (145 reviews)
RM291/ nightfor 2 guests

This is the 2nd time staying here and again a pleasant stay. Facilities and amenities are excellent except for the toilet door difficult to close.

Reviewed on 12 Sep,2018
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.2/5 (1,298 reviews)
RM525/ nightfor 2 guests

Good ambiance

Reviewed on 25 Nov,2018
KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court
KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court
3.0 out of 5.0 Blk A, Marina Court Resort Condominium, Kota Kinabalu
3.6/5 (70 reviews)
RM332/ nightfor 2 guests

Carpet should be change, toilets prefer to have bidet.

Reviewed on 28 Oct,2018
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4.0 out of 5.0 Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
3.7/5 (636 reviews)
RM247/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice stay. Staff very friendly. But breakfast very packed with guest from korea n china. They all Makan berebut rebut.

Reviewed on 19 Nov,2018
Borneo Beach Villas
Borneo Beach Villas
4.0 out of 5.0 Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
3.9/5 (170 reviews)
RM252/ nightfor 2 guests

nice hotel

Reviewed on 10 Dec,2018
Grandis Hotel
Grandis Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
4.3/5 (679 reviews)
RM367/ nightfor 2 guests

Beautiful sea view. Clean room and friendly staff. Definitely love to come back again.

Reviewed on 30 Nov,2018
The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.2/5 (782 reviews)
RM695/ nightfor 2 guests

Overall we had a pleasant stay, although we do not know how the other hotels at KK are like. Staffs were really friendly and helpful. Kids enjoyed the pool with the water slides and sea view was fantastic. The hotel’s beach is very small but there’s a boat departing to the Islands so you can enjoy ...

Reviewed on 29 Aug,2018
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5.0 out of 5.0 No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu
4.3/5 (1,137 reviews)
RM795/ nightfor 2 guests

The only issue during our stay was the A/C; it was not so good during the night. I did not report it because we were busy all day and never remembered to do it. Beside of that, great hotel.

Reviewed on 11 Dec,2018
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Where Should We Stay in Kota Kinabalu?


The destination of Kota Kinabalu is a good option if you've been considering a getaway with the kids. The snorkeling spots, boating, and island setting are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation destination for families. Fly into Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), which is located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where to stay in Kota Kinabalu, you might want to consider one of the 82 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.


Vacationing families have positive things to say about these accommodations:

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa - Offers 2 outdoor pools, a kids' club, and 5 restaurants. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 5-star resort.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Features 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a kids' club. This 4.5-star resort is popular with guests for its helpful staff.

The Pacific Sutera Hotel - Offers 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a kids' club. Guests like the overall comfort at this 5-star hotel.

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences - Features a children's pool, in-room kitchens, and free parking. This 4-star resort is popular with guests for its comfy beds.


When Should We Visit Kota Kinabalu?


You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to decide when to pack up the kids and head to Kota Kinabalu.


  • Hottest months: April, May, June, and July, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: June, January, July, and February, with an average temperature of 76°F
  • Driest months: February, March, April, and May, with an average rainfall of 0.16 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, July, October, and June, with an average rainfall of 0.43 inches

What Should We See and Do in Kota Kinabalu?


Likas Stadium, 1 Borneo Hypermall, and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park are interesting attractions you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Kota Kinabalu. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Sedco Square and Centre Point.


Kota Kinabalu is also known for the:
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Marina
  • Parks

Getting Around Kota Kinabalu


To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. Kota Kinabalu might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.