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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P7,038
per night
12 Nov - 13 Nov
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,009 reviews)

"It's the little things that make it so special, the cold hand towels passed around, the amazing and friendly staff, we also loved the rooms, food, and so many beautiful sitting areas."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P2,174
per night
25 Oct - 26 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (151 reviews)

"nothing..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2018

Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
P4,998
per night
19 Nov - 20 Nov
4.2/5Very Good! (1,519 reviews)

"Excellent stay, would love to come back soon! Recommend any day"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court
P5,077
per night
27 Oct - 28 Oct
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
P2,792
per night
23 Oct - 24 Oct
3.8/5Good! (695 reviews)

"Breakfast ok but oily .. Corners of rooms n hallways & public washroom near main elevator are .. dirty & waste paper strewn around"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
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P2,975
per night
29 Oct - 30 Oct
4/5Very Good! (237 reviews)

"The beach Is amazing"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Borneo Beach Villas
Grandis Hotel
4 out of 5
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, 1A Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
P4,660
per night
25 Oct - 26 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (770 reviews)

"Great location close to seafood markets, ferry centre, shopping etc Good accommodation and facilities and we had a sea view room, large and a superb view to wake up to."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Grandis Hotel
The Magellan Sutera Resort
P7,097
per night
12 Nov - 13 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"Very good :)"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 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
P7,625
per night
12 Nov - 13 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (1,591 reviews)

"Shangri-la. Wonderful as usual, will be back soon ❤️"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
3.5 out of 5
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
P2,859
per night
23 Oct - 24 Oct
4/5Very Good! (382 reviews)

"Reception staffs were very helpful and polite in answering our enquiries. They provide prompt response to our room services request. Hotel room beds were clean, tidy and comfortable. Hotel room with open kitchen and cooking utensils which good for self cooking. But the hotel room refrigerator electricity ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kinabalu Pine Resorts
2.5 out of 5
Kampung Kundasang, (Along Kundasang Ranau Highway), Ranau, Sabah
P2,528
per night
23 Oct - 24 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (130 reviews)

"Location is strategic, room with mountain view, cool weather."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2019

Kinabalu Pine Resorts
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
4.5 out of 5
Free Cancellation
P5,719
per night
21 Nov - 22 Nov
3.8/5Good! (700 reviews)

"Comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful staff. Excellent location next to the sea. Private beach, very clean. Wide choice of good quality food from at least five restaurants with different cuisines. Not too busy, possibly low season. Most other guests were families or couples, majority Chinese with ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Free Cancellation
P4,600
per night
6 Nov - 7 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (1,097 reviews)

"Prfet position, amazing staff..didnt enjoy long ques waiting for seats for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P1,852
per night
25 Oct - 26 Oct
3.8/5Good! (282 reviews)

"All is better and good"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu
3.5 out of 5
Free Cancellation
P2,137
per night
29 Oct - 30 Oct
4/5Very Good! (220 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
P4,150
per night
23 Oct - 24 Oct
4/5Very Good! (900 reviews)

"For the whole duration of our stay (9 days) the swimming pool was undergoing renovation and maintenance and was unavailable for use. We were not notified of this prior to our arrival either by hotel or Expedia. The hotel provided shuttle service to pool at nearby sister hotel (Grandis) but this is ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Horizon Hotel
Mile 36 Lodge
3 out of 5
P1,106
per night
23 Oct - 24 Oct
3.5/5Good! (114 reviews)

"Superb location. Near to Kinabalu Park Enterance. Breathtaking view. Very cold at night. One thing that remains a problem and will always be a problem for all guest, the thin wall. If you talk loud, it can be heard by other guess at other room."…"

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Mile 36 Lodge
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P4,857
per night
21 Nov - 22 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (1,114 reviews)

"Service is excellent. Went above and beyond to meet my demands."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2019

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
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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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