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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
P8,638
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,090 reviews)

"Received a warm welcome and farewell. Understood our needs and offered a good room."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P2,637
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
4.1/5Very Good! (155 reviews)

"nothing..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2018

Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
P7,586
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17
4.2/5Very Good! (1,550 reviews)

"Nice and clean. Food is decent and the staff are helpful."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court
P4,632
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5
3.6/5Good! (72 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2018

KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
P2,662
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
3.7/5Good! (713 reviews)

"I liked it because it near the place I wanted to go"…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Borneo Beach Villas
P3,517
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12
4/5Very Good! (260 reviews)

"Surrounding view and beach are nice. Staff are polite. Housekeeping a bit slow in response but overall good service."…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Borneo Beach Villas
Grandis Hotel
4 out of 5
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, 1A Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
P4,787
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
4.3/5Excellent! (801 reviews)

"The room was pretty spacious and clean. The paint around the window was pealing a little bit. The WiFi went out one evening and wasn’t fully working until the next afternoon. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The location was great within walking distance of many points of interest and connected ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Grandis Hotel
The Magellan Sutera Resort
P8,451
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18
4.2/5Excellent! (1,030 reviews)
KK1

"Had a great time here...apart from the whistle blowing life guards. I felt they were a bit over the top. I also had an allergic reaction to jelly fish larvae bites(jelly bugs) that I got on a snorkeling trip booked through the hotel. The guide advised there were stingers but I reacted badly. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

The Magellan Sutera Resort
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
P9,893
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19
4.4/5Excellent! (1,626 reviews)

"This property is beautiful. It took a over an hour to get a spa me it sent to the room which was a little frustrating and the shower stall is very small...standing in the middle I looked up to the water to rinse my face and banged my head on a corner of the wall behind me. Very weird placement and ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
3.5 out of 5
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P2,793
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
4/5Very Good! (389 reviews)

"Ok except should highlight that all meals are vegetarian including the breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kinabalu Pine Resorts
2.5 out of 5
Kampung Kundasang, (Along Kundasang Ranau Highway), Ranau, Sabah
P2,598
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
4.1/5Very Good! (140 reviews)

"The telephone list (including the emergency phone list) need to be updated. It is better to have a buffet breakfast with varieties of choices."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Kinabalu Pine Resorts
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
P7,508
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17
3.8/5Good! (723 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
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
P5,626
per night
Feb 15 - Feb 16
4.1/5Very Good! (1,189 reviews)

"convient location, arrived on New year Eve, right before countdown"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
Free Cancellation
P1,632
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
3.9/5Good! (295 reviews)

"Exterior looks spruced up. Rooms are adequate. However special touches makes up for any deficiencies. Fruits, cookies, welcome drink to name a few."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu
3.5 out of 5
Free Cancellation
P1,919
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4/5Very Good! (225 reviews)

"Great stay"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Horizon Hotel
4 out of 5
Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
P4,678
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
4/5Very Good! (909 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Horizon Hotel
The Klagan Regency
2 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P2,962
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
3.8/5Good! (307 reviews)

"the best hotel"…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

The Klagan Regency
Mile 36 Lodge
3 out of 5
P1,136
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24
3.5/5Good! (120 reviews)

"View mount Kk.. hot water sometime not ok"…"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2019

Mile 36 Lodge
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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.

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