Jamaica Inn  

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This famous hotel offers old-fashioned elegance on one of Jamaica’s best beaches. No wonder Marilyn Monroe loved it.

This is one of Jamaica’s top hotels – Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller honeymooned here, Churchill visited, and Ian Fleming sipped martinis at the bar. It’s won awards from Condé Nast Traveller, too.

It’s an intimate affair, with around 50 rooms. Along the front of the hotel is a private beach. And even though the hotel is in a secluded spot, you’re just a 10-minute drive to Ocho Rios.

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

Full Board

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

With sunbeds and parasols on the terrace showing off the sea and garden views in a peaceful atmosphere.

Spa*

Offering a full range of treatments. Massage can be enjoyed outdoors on the wooden decking, where you will be able to feel a light breeze and hear the sounds of the sea.

Jamaican restaurant

Open-air with beautiful views and fresh cuisine to enjoy.

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superior suite

Superior suite sleeps 2 - with a king-size or twin beds.

deluxe suite with sea view

Deluxe suite with sea view sleeps 2 - with a king-size or twin beds.

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Total decompression

My husband and I spent 6 nights in July. What a lovely resort! Jamaica inn is so peaceful, luxury chill at its finest. The perfect place to decompress. We stayed in a balcony suite which had a fantastic view and total privacy. From the minute we got there the staff couldn't do enough for you. The front desk were especially friendly and always stopped for a quick chat. The lovely manager (I'm sorry I forgot her name) took us for a tour of all the cottages, all I can say is "AMAZING!". We will absolutely book one the next time we visit. The beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen, perfect for swimming. We also took out the kayaks and paddle boards and got a nice view of the cottages from the ocean. The beach itself is immaculate with towels available in baskets placed around the area which is a nice touch.Beach service was ok. Not anything to complain about, but just not as friendly as other staff. The pool was a nice diversion from the sand and sea, it was great fun to watch shadow the puppy leap into the pool! You can have lunch delivered right to your loungers but we went up to the dining area every afternoon for a break from the sun. The food was great, like other reviewers have said it's very pricey. We chose not to go all- inclusive, we're not big eaters or drinkers and it worked well for us. The continental breakfast for two was $45, just to give you an idea of cost. It is all homemade and delicious and plenty enough to start our day. All the lunches we tried were exceptional and dinner was our lightest meal. Even though we were seated in the dining area, we ordered off the all day menu or just dessert! The serving staff are super! A big shout out to Dane and Larkin, we had so much fun with them. The music at dinner was great but it would have been nice if they kicked it up a notch and we could've done a little dancing. The owner Eric threw a cocktail party one night in the White Suite which was a great way to mingle and meet with other guests as well as tour the suite. Wow! What an incredible space! Two nights in a row we went to Toscanella for dinner, which was to die for pasta! The front desk set up the reservation and transportation. My husband went to the gym everyday, he was impressed with the cleanliness and had all the equipment he uses. We took the yoga class at the spa which was set on the cliff overlooking the ocean, wonderful! The spa itself was exceptional as well as the 80 min massage I had with Charlene, a must do while you're there. I can't say enough about how lovely the property is, very pretty and so calming. We came home completely rested and looking forward to returning. - my one and only complaint, the drinks weren't great. I've been to many Caribbean bars and the drinks have always been made with fresh fruit. (Mango marguerita, banana daiquiri etc) the drinks here are made with canned fruit syrup and everything tastes the same. A big disappointment at $12 a drink. Great wine selection though. . . . .More

sheiladenise65, middletown nj

Heaven on Earth!!

We spent 4 days at the Jamaica Hotel late July, and have to say it is one of the finest experiences we have ever had - we just loved everything, the place, location, facilities but the best were the staff and the impeccable service they provided without being pretentious. We loved it and can't wait to visit it again.More

NJtraveller66, New Jersey

Perfect place for rest and relaxation

My husband recently took me on a five day babymoon to Jamaica Inn. This is the place to go if you are looking for luxury, rest and relaxation on a picture perfect Caribbean beach. It was our first time to Jamaica, and we are so glad that we decided on Jamaica Inn versus all the other beachfront resorts available. Nowhere else have we gotten to enjoy a sense of old world elegance and English colonial charm along with luxury, warmth, and relaxation. The staff there are wonderful and so friendly, made us feel right at home, and spoiled us with impeccable service. The setting is beautiful. Gourmet delicious dinners outside on the veranda under the moon and stars in the cool Jamaican breeze, listening to a live band, overlooking the ocean were the highlight of our trip. We felt like we were dining at a five star restaurant every night with real silverware set at the tables, candles, attentive staff, and amazing food. We stayed in a veranda room overlooking the croquet lawn, just a few steps away from the beach. The room was lovely, full of old school charm with modern luxuries. Bed was very comfortable, and we enjoyed the daily turndown service each evening. Linens and towels were soft and good quality. AC worked great. There are no glass windows. Our room had wooden shutters that opened out to the veranda, which added to the whole charm of the place. The veranda was almost as large as the room and tastefully furnished with comfortable furniture and a table that we dined on every morning for breakfast. The private beach is natural and the best beach along that stretch of the coast with perfect sand and clear warm waters protected by a reef further out. We did snorkel a little and found there was decent snorkeling along the left side of the beach near the rocks. Otherwise, the beach was great for just getting some sun and floating in the Caribbean water. The hotel has a great assortment of kayaks, catamaran, snorkel gear, floating pads, etc that you can use without extra charge. There is also a boatman, Tony, who comes to the beach on his boat every day to take people out snorkeling or wherever you want to go. We were content to relax on the beach, but it seemed convenient for other guests who wanted to go exploring. It was never too crowded on the beach, with plenty of places to sit. No need to stake out a spot in the early morning here. Servers come by with delicious fruit punch and take drink orders. We stayed at the resort the whole time and ate there. The food was always delicious with plenty of variety to choose from. We decided not to get the all inclusive meal plan because we didn't think we would eat that much, and we were right. It was much easier and less expensive just to order off the menu. With all the extra food there, including tea at 4-5pm, cocktails at 7-8pm, we could not have taken full advantage of the all-inclusive meal plan. That being said, all the food there was exceptional. One of our favorite things to do was sit out on the upper veranda during cocktail hour with a cold drink and try all the tasty hor d'oeuvres as we watched the sun set over the ocean. There are a few things to be aware of. Because there are no glass windows, the wooden shutters have to be opened to get sunlight in the rooms. We were fine with this as we enjoyed having the ocean breeze in the room. It is, however, not very efficient for the AC to be blasting into the room and straight outside through the shutters, so on hot days, we left the shutters closed to conserve energy. Unfortunately, our last night there, our new neighbors in the room next to us were constantly smoking. Although we had a nonsmoking room, it was easy for the smoke to permeate from our outdoor veranda into our room, and that was the one thing that marred an otherwise perfect vacation. As an expecting mother, I did not enjoy having to breathe passive smoke throughout the night. Only other hiccups were having trouble with the toilet not flushing the first day, which was promptly fixed as soon as we let the front desk know. The shower also did not drain very well. We did try the spa and got the moonlight couples massage on a night with a full moon. The masseuses were very good and ironed out all our tense muscles. It was relaxing listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the cliffs below the spa during the massage, and to see a full moon over the ocean at the end of our massage was a lovely romantic experience. All in all, we had a very enjoyable stay at Jamaica Inn and would come back in a heartbeat. It was definitely not your typical large crowded all-inclusive resort type of experience. If you are looking for peace and quiet, luxurious accommodations, a hotel with unique character and charm, friendly people, great service, amazing food, and beautiful beach, look no further. This is the perfect place to be.More

Maesha, New York

Perfect retreat

Beautiful hotel in a beautiful setting. The great staff really sets this hotel apart - helpful, friendly and great at their jobs. We stayed in a verandah suite on the beach which was just perfect. Can't wait to go back!More

michiebella, London, United Kingdom

Something Special

Jamaica Inn is something special. After visiting Negril 7 times and Ocho Rios once we knew we loved Jamaica and had looked for years for a place to take our children who are now young adults. Jamaica Inn was the perfect spot. Amazing service, a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable tropical accommodations, and delicious food made Jamaica Inn our new favorite. We were there August 8-12. Transfers are not included, but what you get is a comfortable van (in our case with 4 passengers) driven by a knowledgable man with a small cooler of beverages. Check in was quick and easy. While DH was taking care of the business of check in, General Manager, Kyle, and Owner, Eric, popped out to greet us and have a quick chat. In fact, we had the opportunity to chat with them often as they were visible daily and were always eager to answer questions. Our papers said we were in Room 29, but we had been taken to Room 27 (the kids were in 28), and we were in the middle of wondering if we were in the correct room when Patrice showed up with our welcome drinks (Planter's Punch or Rum Punch). This is the first time I was blown away by the service. Patrice, who is the Main Bar server, picked up the phone to straighten it out. We were, in fact, supposed to be in Room 29, so she began to pick up our bags to help us move. I don't know if you've been to Jamaica, but that's not common "island" service. A more common response would have been that it wasn't her area, here are your drinks! We chose the least expensive rooms and they were great! Clean and comfortable, we had a King bed and the kids had 2 twins. The bathrooms have been remodeled and though the shower head was a little low, the bathroom was very functional. There was plenty of storage and more than enough hangers in the closet. I love having no tv or radio, and there is no glass to the windows! There are shutters to the windows that can be opened to let the ocean breezes in during the day, and closed in the afternoon so the room can quickly cool down when you turn on the A/C. The balcony, equipped with a small sofa, table and chairs, and a writing desk and chair, had a beautiful view across the croquet lawn and pool, to the beach. There WILL be tiny ants in the bathroom - that's just this kind of resort in the islands. I love a beach with trees! Trees are much better than an umbrella, but there are also plenty of palapas and enough chairs so that you never have to run out at dawn to save your spot on this private beach. I guess we had staked our claim, though, because the second day we showed up and 4 chairs under our favorite almond tree were set with towel covers and waiting for us! Smurf fixed us up with the Hobie cat whenever we wanted to sail, as well as kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkel equipment. The water is crystal clear and gets deep quickly. You can swim right around the point to the left and snorkel a beautiful reef right up under the West Wing rooms. It was really one of the best snorkel sights we've been to in Jamaica. Very small - and there was never anyone there but us! The food was better than we've had in Jamaica. With only one open air restaurant, plus the casual All Day Dining menu served on the beach or in your room, it could get monotonous if you were there for a week or more, but we were just there 4 nights. We usually go All Inclusive on these vacations, and Jamaica Inn does have an AI plan but we quickly realized that it wasn't cost effective for us. Food and beverages are expensive, but portions and pours are generous, and you can turn the AI plan off/on. You don't sign for anything, just tell them your room number, and by the second day many of the staff remembered our number. Besides Patrice, we really enjoyed Gray at breakfast, Teddy at the beach bar, and especially Rupert. I was stung by a bee on the beach one day, and Rupert brought me a "cure" - he soaked a lime half in overproof rum and rubbed in on the spot. It took out the sting and the redness. Thanks Rupert! If you want carpet, glitz and glamour - a Las Vegas, or Miami experience - don't come here. But you'd be missing something really special.More

JWBadcock, Columbus, Georgia, United States

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