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Family friendly Hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
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The price is P7,445 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

"Perfect place for family getaway...spectacular view"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is P6,648 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (1,053 reviews)

"Love the view from my room and the ambience was relaxing. The Sunset Bar was a winner, just chill while watching the beautiful view of the sunset. Definitely will return."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Grandis Hotel
4 out of 5
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, 1A Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is P3,578 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (835 reviews)
A grand stay at the Grandis

"We stayed in the Deluxe Room, Sea View on the 8th floor. 2 Adults and a 14 year old. The room and bathroom were very spacious and had modern décor. The view of the sea and islands is beautiful. Also staff are very friendly and courteous. Extensive choices at breakfast buffet however highly recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is P3,309 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"spacious room with strategic hotel location in the heart of Kota Kinabalu."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
The Magellan Sutera Resort
5 out of 5
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The price is P7,771 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
4.2/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"Enjoy👍👍👍👍👍 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍👍"…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

The Magellan Sutera Resort
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
The price is P3,191 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Everything is in order. Except for the car park. Best you drive a more expensive vehicle such that you may be treated differently!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
5 out of 5
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The price is P2,413 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Breakfast need to be improved....................."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Kinabalu Pine Resorts
2.5 out of 5
Kampung Kundasang, (Along Kundasang Ranau Highway), Ranau, Sabah
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The price is P2,127 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (151 reviews)
The best so farrr im lovin it 😘😘

"Its a good place to stayed with ur family..the cleaness superbb..staff are verry friendly...will repeat to stay here..tq kinabalu pine 💓"…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

Kinabalu Pine Resorts
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5
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The price is P3,094 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (156 reviews)

"nothing..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2018

Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
Horizon Hotel
4 out of 5
Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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4/5Very Good! (919 reviews)

"The hotels location is very central, most thing are within an easy walk."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Horizon Hotel
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
The price is P2,078 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
4/5Very Good! (399 reviews)

"Swimming pool"…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu
3.5 out of 5
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The price is P1,075 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4/5Very Good! (229 reviews)

"Bathrooms need more cleaning. Rooms are ok. Staff are very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
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The price is P2,330 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
4/5Very Good! (304 reviews)

"Nice location, next to the beach with water sport equipment for rent"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Borneo Beach Villas
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
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The price is P1,536 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
3.9/5Good! (305 reviews)

"OK except the breakfast spread was limited"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
4.5 out of 5
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The price is P6,577 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
3.8/5Good! (749 reviews)

"The room was not ready when we arrived at hotel, towels were not allocated in the room, room service took a long time every time."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
The Klagan Regency
2 out of 5
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The price is P2,352 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
3.8/5Good! (324 reviews)

"Need to improve the quality and choices of breakfast... Need to have more options for other meals."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

The Klagan Regency
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4 out of 5
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The price is P1,547 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.7/5Good! (728 reviews)

"Nice hotel,love the hotel, great service, clean room.."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court
3.6/5Good! (72 reviews)

"Carpet should be change, toilets prefer to have bidet."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2018

KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court
Mile 36 Lodge
3 out of 5
The price is P1,096 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
3.5/5Good! (121 reviews)
Super clean

"Good for transit"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Mile 36 Lodge
KK Marina Court Resort Vacation Condos
3 out of 5
Marina Court Resort Condominiums, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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3.2/5 (116 reviews)
Great

"The stay is amazing since it is located in the middle of the town.."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

KK Marina Court Resort Vacation Condos
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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.

Frequently asked questions

What's Kota Kinabalu like for family-friendly vacations?
If you’ve been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Kota Kinabalu is a good choice. The snorkeling spots, boating, and island setting are just some of the things that make this a good place for family vacations. Fly into Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI), which is located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the center of Kota Kinabalu.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a private beach. Other good options for your kid-friendly vacation include Borneo Vista Suites Hotel and KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court.
How many family-friendly hotels will I find in Kota Kinabalu?
Expedia has 61 hotels in Kota Kinabalu that are great for families.
What's the seasonal weather like in Kota Kinabalu?
The hottest months are usually April and May with an average temp of 82°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 81°F. The rainiest months in Kota Kinabalu are October, June, September, and November, with each month seeing an average of 13 inches of rainfall.
What's there to see and do with your family in Kota Kinabalu?
Imago Shopping Mall and 1Borneo Hypermall are interesting attractions you and your family might enjoy exploring while you are staying in Kota Kinabalu. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Mount Kinabalu National Park, Centre Point, and Kota Kinabalu Central Market.

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