Jamaica Inn  

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
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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.   

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Outdoor pool

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


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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Jamaica Inn - A slice of paradise

We stayed at Jamaica Inn this Summer and I have been meaning to review ever since! Impeccable service, stunning rooms, charming staff, lovely food and a beautiful setting.. What more could you ask for. We loved that the staff really make you feel at home. There's no pressure to spend, spend, spend which we found in other resorts on the island. The staff are like family, some have been with the hotel for many many years. The managers made sure to introduce themselves to all the guests, and we were personally given a memento to take home with us, a lovely gift from the hotel. The hotel is seeped in history and the spa facilities are also excellent. I loved the fact that you could have your meals on the veranda and enjoy the sunset from the comfort of your own surroundings, relaxing with a good book. I also loved that there aren't TVs in the room which encourages you to explore or catch up on a good book! We'll definitely be returning and can't wait! More

Olivia P, London

Already Want to Go Back!

My husband and I chose the Jamaica Inn for our honeymoon, and we were so happy with our choice. The resort property is lovely, the beach and surrounding waterfront is stunning, and the exceptional staff create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Whether we chose to relax under an umbrella on the beach, go for a massage at the Ocean Spa, snorkel, climb the Dunn's River Falls, or go on one of the wonderful excursions, everything was geared towards making us feel at home. We looked forward each night to delicious dinner under the stars, and a morning snorkel before breakfast started every day. The Jamaica Inn treats all their guests like family, and we cannot wait for the next chance to visit our family in Ocho Rios, including very special family member Shadow, the black lab who is a part of the Jamaica Inn experience. Her playful personality and visits with all the guests just added to the experience. If you are looking for relaxation, elegance and all the natural beauty of Jamaica, look no further than the Jamaica Inn.More

Sarah R,

Classy, Elegant & Timeless!!

We just returned from a wonderful stay mid November 2014 at the Jamaica Inn. We split our time in Jamaica between here and one of the all-inclusive mega resorts in Montego Bay. I wish we had stayed here for the entire time. The location is wonderful and feels very private. The beach is excellent and the attendants knew our name very quickly and had beach lounges prepared for us every morning. There are no bad rooms at this resort, only good and better. Great view from every one, and the veranda is a great place to read a book, or have breakfast. The grounds are beautifully maintained. This place is designed to make you feel relaxed and let the stress melt away. Good restaurant on site, but other very good local choices are available a short taxi ride into town. The folks here really know how to treat a guest. We'll be back for sure.More

gdeck21, Collingswood, New Jersey

Stunning Property! Highly recommend

The Jamaica Inn certainly has a unique charm about it! The gardens on the property are beautiful the staff are attentive and very kind, willing to do whatever it takes to make your stay special. The food was excellent. Completely agree with another reviewer in saying that this is not your Super Chain 5 star international hotel or experience (Such as a Ritz or Four Seasons) But is a Lovely , Charming , Quaint boutique hotel with a very special character which is heavily influenced by the local culture. One thing i did not really like was the dress policy for dinner. Although i understand what they are trying to achieve by having it. When i am on vacation , on a beach, the most i ever want to wear is shorts and tee shirts with flip flops. I usually won't even pack anything else. I know that is completely my personal opinion but wanted to throw that our there! I saw some comments about it being pricy. I think the opposite .... Where else can you spend 400$ or less a night and actually walk out the back on to the beach for that price? Two other things i thought made the experience unique was: Shadow: The friendly lab whom greets guests every morning :) Check out gift : A lovely box with the view from the lobby painted on it - amazing! All in All when i come back to Ocho Rios - I will be staying at the Jamaica InnMore

josh p,

Eccentric, but really lovely.

If you're expecting an international 5 star experience this place is not for you. This is not a Four-Seasons-style slick, oiled-clockwork hotel. This is a boutique, individual, faded-grandeur style hotel with character, and service, derived from the local culture with evocations of the colonial British past. Position & Environment: Beautiful secluded beach in small bay with reef protection. Beach served with snorkels, floating beds etc. Mature, well-tended, well-stocked gardens, colourful gardens. White-washed simple rooms evocative of colonial experience with worn-in fittings. Road nearby occasionally evident, but strangely not at all a problem for us. The waves can be heard lapping and gently breaking from most rooms - so soothing, peaceful and relaxing. Service: The Caribbean is not associated with international-style service and there is no exception here. Mostly it is warm and obliging but varies according to individual. For instance, from our experience, feedback to management would be (1) Johnson is a star who genuinely cares, goes out of his way to help, is friendly, efficient, professional and a huge asset (2) Patricia is one of those wonderful, rare, warm people who goes the extra mile to help without thinking twice. She is incredible. (3) There's clearly some historical/family/loyalty reason for JI keeping Donald in service. I'd slap him on the back and buy him a beer any day, but he's hopeless and frustrating beyond imagining and must upset lots of guests who have not 'adjusted' to Caribbean attitudes and service. Service is therefore, fairly good for the Caribbean, but needs a paradigm-shift for US/ European expectations amongst travellers who regularly spend $600-$1000 per night around the globe. Food: Menu can become monotonous for 4 days plus. Dinner not really up to expectations, though lovely setting. Tuesday beach BBQ - really enjoyable. Overall: We love it! If you come here and write a bad review about the service or failure to confirm to US or Europeans expectations of international 5 star chains, you really have only yourself to blame for a lack a due diligence in your research. This is our second stay and we will be back. This hotel has romance, charm, eccentricity, a wonderfully relaxing, beautiful natural environment to be enjoyed with all it's imperfections too. Well worth it.More

TheGoodDoctorsWords, London

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