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Family Wonderland: 13 Best Hotels in Johor Bahru for Kids and Families!

Looking for a great family-friendly hotel for you and your kids during your trip to JB?

No worries, we’ve got you covered!

Here are some fantastic hotels that cater to families and even have swimming pools for the little ones to enjoy.

Best Johor Bahru Hotels for Kids and Families

JB Town

These family-friendly hotels offer great value for your money, even if they might not be in the most central locations.

KSL Resort 

the slide and pool at the kls resort johor makes it a perfect hotel in JB for families with young kids
Normal PriceRM 190 ++

If you’re looking for a family-friendly JB hotel with a kid’s swimming pool resembling a mini theme park, the KSL Resort is the perfect choice.

This hotel features a spacious dinosaur-themed water park on the 7th floor, which is sure to keep the kids entertained.

While the room size is average, the convenience of having a shopping mall within the same building makes up for it.

You’ll find it easy to dine, shop, and catch a movie without going far.

On Mondays, you can enjoy the nearby night market, just a short walk away from the hotel.

And if you’re planning a trip to the Legoland, no worries!

The KSL Resort provides a shuttle service for your convenience.

Trove Johor Bahru

the room at the trove hotel johor bahru is spacious and perfect for young families
Normal PriceRM 190 ++

This 4-star hotel offers rooms with 5 different themes, meaning you’ll have a unique stay each time you visit.

The rooms are equipped with a water filter, providing both cold and hot water, making it convenient for families with babies.

The smart TVs in the rooms come with YouTube, ensuring that kids won’t get bored even if their favorite TV channels are unavailable.

And if they feel like dipping into the pool, the hotel’s swimming pool on the 8th floor is designed for both adults and children.

And if you’re in the mood for shopping, the Pelangi Plaza is just a 5-minute walk away from the hotel.

Grand Paragon

the balcony at the grand paragon johor bahru has the view of the city
Normal PriceRM 145 ++

If you’re looking for a budget family-friendly hotel, this JB hotels should be included in your shortlist.

The rooms are simple but are spacious enough for families.

One of the highlights is the mini pool for the little ones, built right next to the adult infinity pool.

And if you’re in the mood for shopping, the plus point is the KSL mall is just a quick 5-minute drive away.

Around City Square

If you’re looking for hotels near City Square and JB Sentral for easy shopping or planning to cross over to Singapore, here are some of the best family-friendly hotels in JB that we love.

Amari Hotel

the highligh at this family friendly JB hotel is the long swimming pool
Normal PriceRM 295 ++

The Amari Hotel, located near Komtar JBCC and City Square malls, offers spacious rooms and bathrooms that are perfect for families.

Not only can you relax in comfortable rooms, but finding delicious food and shopping is also a breeze.

Attractions like the Pasar Karat (flea market) and Skyscape, are both close to the hotel.

The hotel has a pool for both adults and children, but if you want an extra fun for the kids, the rooms with direct access to the children’s pool will make them revere you like a rockstar.

Holiday Inn

Normal PriceRM 215 ++

Holiday Inn JB is one of the more strategically located hotels in JB, as it is right at the Komtar JBCC.

It’s perfect for families with children, as you can easily visit the city attractions like the Skyscape anytime you want.

One of the highlights of this hotel is the Dine@Eight restaurant.

Here, children under 12 years old eat for free, whether it’s during lunch or dinner.

The rooms in this hotel are also spacious and modern, making it an ideal choice for young families with one or two little ones.

While there is no dedicated pool for kids, there is still an infinity pool for everyone to enjoy.

Holiday Villa JB

the infinity pool at the holiday villa johor bahru overlooks the cityscape
Normal PriceRM 230 ++

This 4-star hotel is well known for its delicious food, spacious rooms, and strategic location.

Families will be delighted to find a dedicated swimming pool for kids, while adults can enjoy the breathtaking infinity pool on the 25th floor with extraordinary views.

And the best part?

If you’re in the mood for some shopping, KSL mall is just a stone’s throw away.

Thistle JB

the swimming pool at the thistle JB feels amjestic as it overlooks the curved hotel building
Normal PriceRM 240 ++

This hotel in JB offers spacious rooms — perfect for children who love to run around.

For the little ones, there is a dedicated swimming pool alongside a multi-level pool for the adults.

While the hotel is not located close to dining and shopping options, you can easily drive to them within 10 to 15 minutes.

In short, if you’re looking for spacious rooms at a reasonable price, and one away from the hustle and bustle of JB traffic, this is a great choice.

However, if location is a top priority for you, there are other better options on our list.

Doubletree by Hilton

the doubletree by hilton in johor bahru has an amazing large swimming pool for families
Normal PriceRM 270 ++

This hotel is near to the Komtar JBCC mall and the City Square, making shopping with your family a breeze.

The hotel offers both a kids’ pool and an adult pool, ensuring fun for the whole family.

For maximum comfort, the hotel has a collection of 2-bedroom suites, perfect for larger families to stay together while maintaining privacy.

And here’s the best part: the 2-bedroom family suite comes equipped with a kitchen, washing machine, and dryer, making it easy to take care of your children’s clothes after they’ve been splashing around in the pool.

Capri by Fraser 

the swimming pool at the capri by fraser johor bahru
Normal PriceRM 230 ++

If you’re looking for a modern and clean room for your family vacation in JB, this is one of the best options available.

The hotel has both studio rooms and 1-bedroom apartments, complete with a microwave and a sofa.

For your little ones, there’s a kiddie pool alongside the adult pool.

The hotel is close to the JB’s malls, but it’s not suitable for walking. Nearby eateries might also be a bit hard to find.

However, if you plan to shop at JB City Square, you can always hop on the free hotel shuttle.

Near Legoland

If your family’s main goal in JB is to visit Legoland and you want to stay in a peaceful area away from JB traffic, here are some of the best hotels for kids and families:

Fraser Place Puteri Harbour 

the infinity pool at the fraser place puteri harbor johor bahru
Normal PriceRM 270 ++

This hotel is near to the Legoland JB and is perfect for families looking for apartments with separate rooms for everyone.

All the rooms here are equipped with a microwave and a washer-dryer, making it comfortable for an extended stay.

The pool here is pretty unique as it is enclosed with glass walls — which means a lot opportunities for instagrammable pictures.

And the best part is if you want to visit the Legoland shop at the Sunway Big Box and don’t feel like driving, the hotel has a free shuttle service to both.

Jen Puteri Harbour

pool at the jen puteri harbour johor bahru
Normal PriceRM 370 ++

Here’s a fantastic hotel for kids if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of JB and prefer a peaceful area like the Puteri Harbour.

This hotel is close to the Legoland and the Sealife, making it a perfect choice for family outings.

Moreover, some rooms offer a splendid view of the harbor with cruise ships passing by.

With 3 pools available – one for little kids, another for older kids, and a separate one for adults – everyone can enjoy a safe and fun swimming experience suited to their age.

For a little extra treat, if you have the budget, you can book a Hello Kitty-themed room.

It’s perfect for surprising Hello Kitty fans on their birthdays and making their stay extra special!

Ramada Meridin 

Normal PriceRM 270 ++

This accommodation, located just 3 minutes away from Legoland, has comfortable and spacious apartments for families.

The hotel boasts a large infinity pool and a separate kiddie pool for the little ones.

And if that’s not enough, there’s also a playroom where the kids can have a great time together.

The best part is, you don’t even need to drive to Legoland!

Simply take the shuttle service provided by the hotel.

Legoland Hotel

Normal PriceRM 890 ++

This is the ultimate hotel for kids and families in JB.

However, it might not be suitable for budget-conscious families as the room rates are steep.

The rooms here are simply exceptional, with a special sleeping area for children and thematic fun rooms that are simply memorable.

The hotel’s location is incredibly convenient too, as it’s close to both Legoland and Sealife Malaysia.

Moreover, there’s a shopping mall right in front of the hotel.

And, of course, there’s a special swimming pool designed for kids, ensuring they have a blast during their stay.

With this, our list of family-friendly hotels in Johor Bahru is complete.

Almost all of them have dedicated pools for your kids to enjoy.

Now, the question is, which one do you fancy — a hotel in the city or one near the famous Legoland theme park in Malaysia?

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