Families looking for child-friendly hotels in Kuala Lumpur will be pleased to find a wide variety of accomodations to choose from, ranging from the five-star luxury suites to serviced apartments with a kitchenette or something more modest and pocket-friendly. From providing amenities like a kids’ club, wading pool and babysitting service to a games room, water slides and supplying items like baby cots and baby toiletries, more and more hotels and resorts are upping their game by providing some extras to entice families with young kids to stay with them. Here, Little Steps have put together our list of best hotels for families in and around KL.
Located in the Golden Triangle of KL city, this hotel is a luxurious oasis amidst the hectic downtown traffic. Renowned for its excellent hospitallity and fantastic restaurants, the location right in the center of KL means that all the key attractions are easily within reach, including KL Tower which is just a stone's throw away. There's also the hotel shuttle to take you to malls like Pavilion KL and Fahrenheit 88. The hotel has recently introduced free weekend family activities such as fish feeding, arts and craft workshop, cooking class and bingo time for kids so be sure to find out what's line up before you make a booking.
Shangri-La Hotel, 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2032 2388, www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/shangrila
Situated opposite the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC mall, this is a great option for families who need more space and flexibility. Choose from a studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom units here. There's an outdoor playground, children's playroom and children's wading pool, as well as an outdoor pool, tennis court, gymnasium, sauna and spa. The KLCC park with children's playground and wading pool is also a 10 minutes walk away if you want a change of scenery.
Ascott Kuala Lumpur, 9 Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2718 6868, https://www.the-ascott.com/en/malaysia/kuala-lumpur/ascott-kuala-lumpur.html
Over at Bandar Sunway about 25 minutes away from KL City Center, Sunway Pyramid Hotel is a four-star hotel located next to Sunway Pyramid Mall and Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. Families will appreciate the Family Room consisting of a king bed and a bunk bed for the kids, and easy access to all the surrounding attractions.
Sunway Pyramid Hotel, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7492 8000, www.sunwayhotels.com/sunway-pyramid
Located in the township of Damansara in Petaling Jaya, Somerset Damansara Uptown is a serviced residence with a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, working area, bedroom, and ensuite bathroom. Families with little ones will appreciate facilities such as the children's playroom, wading pool, and the proximity to The Starling mall, as well as the many restaurants and retail outlets in the area. The location makes a suitable base to explore PJ and surrounding areas such as Batu Caves.
Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya, 2A Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 1800 806 306,
You won't find a better location than being right next to the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC mall. The luxurious Mandarin Oriental in the heart of KL is one of the nicest places to be if you're looking to experience KL City at its best. For families with tiny tots, the hotel provides in-room amenities including a welcome gift for younger guests, a complimentary crib or an extra bed for children under 12 years of age, buggies, bathtubs and bath products upon request. Babysitting services are also available although 24 hours notice is recommended to avoid disappointment. Kids can take a dip in the children’s wading pool or sign up for tennis classes with individual coaching sessions.
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2380 8888,
At the Parkroyal Serviced Suites in the heart of KL city center, there's a dedicated children’s play area and a swimming pool on level one and level 31, making it a perfect venue to unwind with your loved ones. The suites all come with a fully-equipped kitchenette, living area with dining table, and ensuite bathroom. Close by are plenty of eateries and bars, and Pavilion KL a short distance away where you can fulfil your shopaholic tendencies.
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites, No. 1 Jalan Nagasari off Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2084 1000, www.panpacific.com/en/serviced-suites/pr-ss-kuala-lumpur.html
The luxe Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur offers not just a delightful home away from home, it's the little touches that will make you feel like a super important guest here. For more space, opt for the one-bedroom suite with access to the Club Lounge, while the two-bedroom, three-bedroom suite, penthouse and The Ritz-Carlton suite all comes with butler service. To keep the kids entertained, enquire with the Ritz Kids for activities available.
Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia, +603 2142 8000,
Hilton Kuala Lumpur is a firm favorite with families due to its strategic location within the KL Sentral area with the Nu Sentral mall just steps away. From stylish rooms equipped with bathtubs to the large variety of restaurants, spa and more, staying here is always a pleasure but what kids will love most is the beautifully-landscaped pool area with a child-friendly slide and wading pool for tiny tots to play in.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur 50470 Malaysia, +603 2264 2264,
Popular for its rooftop bar known as SkyBar which offers an amazing view of the Petronas Twin Towers, it’s also perfectly located for a family weekend away of exploring. The KLCC park with an amazing playground and wading pool is just next door so pack your running shoes and swimwear as your kids are guaranteed to have a blast. When it's time to feed the hungry brood, head to Suria KLCC for plenty of food options.
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2332 9888, www.shangri-la.com/en/kualalumpur/traders
Families who are looking for space can check out the two-bedroom Family Residence measuring 107 square meters with cheerful décor for the kids, a king-sized bed, a bunk bed for two, PlayStation, and the option to add twin beds to fit families with four kids. There's also a fully equipped kitchen and separate living and dining area. The hotel provides gaming consoles in The Zone (kids area) and movies in the home theater, and is within walking distance to Pavilion KL mall connected by sky bridge walkways.
Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Center, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2170 8888, www.pullman-kualalumpur-citycentre.com
Technically not in KL, this golf resort sits in Pulau Carey in Selangor and serves as a lovely escape for families. Golfers will love the golf course attached, while teens and younger children will enjoy the many activities available here including the swimming pool with slides and splash bucket, karaoke, snooker and pool room, table tennis, kid's fun zone, and the highlight being the mini petting zoo which sits on a little island across the lake. The resort may look quite dated but it still can be a crowd pleaser if you're willing to overlook some of the details.
Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort, PT 673, Jalan Pulau Carey 42960 Jugra, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 3123 3888,
Berjaya Times Square Hotel is connected to the KL monorail and adjacent to the Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, making it a convenient base to explore the main attractions in KL city. Facilities available include a rooftop swimming pool, spa, steam & sauna, gymnasium, squash court and children's playground. Families looking for a fun time, head next door to the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park.