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
Full Board

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

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.

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Outdoor pool

The peaceful atmosphere by the outdoor pool with sunbeds dotted around the terrace overlooks the sea and gardens.


Whether it's a special occasion or you'd just like to treat yourself. The spa offers a full range of treatments. A 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

The open-air Jamaican restaurant comes with costal views and fresh cuisine to enjoy.

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superior suite

These light and spacious superior suites sleep two with a king-size or twin beds.

deluxe suite with sea view

These light and spacious deluxe suites with a sea view sleep two. They come with a king-size or twin beds.

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Oldest and most gracious resort

The oldest and most gracious resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica Inn boasts the widest, least crowded, and best serviced beach in area. Two bedroom cottages perfect for families. Big plus: gourmet food. Only minus: no decent snorkeling.More

FinickyTravelers, New York City, New York

Wonderful hotel in Jamaica

Loved the hotel layout and location.Great atmosphere- very restful, not too many rooms. Great blue and white colour scheme throughout. Several places to eat- outside mainly- under the stars. Under cover if needed during a tropical downpour! Loved the live music every evening- with dancing. Lovely room close to the sea with balcony.Lovely private beach. Food wonderful.Loved the cocktails on the beach brought to us by a lovely member of staff. We took great trips horse- riding, a catamaran trip to the falls and zip-lining at Mystic Mountain. Nice to have some time on the beach and then some days out. Staff very attentive and so friendly- they really made the holiday.More


Exactly as it is meant to be

Package travelers and group tourists look away. Jamaica Inn is the pearl of Ocho Rios and its reputation is well deserved. Highly charismatic buildings are nestled on a perfect beach in the perfect private cove, dressed with a garden and croquet pitch so vivid its colours seem more saturated than a polaroid. A pretty terrace overlooks crystal-clear water and is served by a characterful bar with knowledgeable bartenders, backgammon and a cricket bat in the corner signed by the great West Indian team of the seventies. It is the exemplar of Caribbean glories of decades past, and it is unsurprisingly a favourite of many regular visitors. What elevates Jamaica Inn is the immaculate service. There is a genuinely friendly desire from every staff member to make sure that every little thing is attended to with a minimum of fuss – room service is delivered with a smile, drinks are served with affability and charm, bowls and towels at the beach entrance to rooms are changed automatically and invisibly. Gifts are given on departure and there is a sense that the hope expressed that you might return is real but not overbearing. There is not a surly staff member to be found. These are the best staff on the island and yet it all seems so effortless. There is no wonder this institution is a favourite of the New York Times and its ilk – there is a spirit in this place you can hang your hat on, without letting pretention or tradition stand in the way of you enjoying your holiday.More

divvy_l, Melbourne, Australia

Really doesn't get much better than this

We're just back from our second visit to Jamaica Inn, and are already planning our next one. I completely agree with all the praise in the other reviews so won't repeat it, and I have to say I couldn't find anything to criticize at all. The rooms are bright and breezy, the sound of the ocean soothing and constant. We found the food to be excellent and varied. Service is so friendly that you really do feel that you are among friends, not just staff. The beach is spotlessly clean and only a step or two away, no matter where you are in the resort. Swimming is safe and pleasurable, with no worries about motorized water craft zooming around. Lots of shade for those, like myself, who don't like sitting in the sun, but lots of sun to go around for those who do. If you have a request or, most unlikely, a problem, the owner, Peter, and Manager, Kyle are always there to help you. And Shadow, the black Lab, is always available for a game of tug or fetch. Although she usually prefers that you do the fetching.More

Karleen B, Brechin, Canada

Perfect Harmony

I don't think I have ever been to a hotel for two weeks that I felt that I could go back to again tomorrow - for a month! Jamaica Inn is a genuine case of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts - and the parts themselves are very impressive! Two hundred metres of palm draped beach, a huge and very comfortable bed in our Premier Verandah Suite that had a view directly onto the turquoise Caribbean Sea that, at times, was like a vast crystal clear aquarium. Perfect service; relaxed, thoughtful and friendly, always there if needed, but never intrusive. Great food, with a wide and ever changing menu that covered everything from Nachos on the beach and the sensational Jamaica Inn Shrimp Cocktail to the Saturday night Spiny Lobster, cooked simply with lemon and butter and served under the stars at the main restaurant - where a band played every evening. The Ocean Spa offered a broad range of treatments, in what felt like a tropical tree house perched above the sea, from highly trained staff who gave my wife and I the best deep tissue couples massage we’ve ever had. But words and pictures will fail to do justice to Jamaica Inn. There is something about the perfect harmony between the beauty of the location, the generosity of space, the exquisite attention to detail and the kindness of the people that makes it somewhere truly special. But I suppose it is the people that ultimately make the difference. Masterminding all of this is Peter, the wise and all seeing co-owner and Kyle, his charming hotel manager. It almost seems unfair to single out anyone else in this sizeable team, but I feel I have to. Probably best known is Teddy at the Beach Bar who has been there for 56 years. He somehow smiles and sings whilst mixing perfect cocktails and is ably assisted by a group who were all delightful, including Georgia and her sensational smile! Sadie looked after our room and did so beautifully, leaving flowers everywhere. The main restaurant and bar staff were all fantastic. Patrice was always there to offer us sundowners and tasty little morsels on the top terrace. The garden staff do a wonderful job and we were given a garden tour by the head gardener, Mr Henry, which I would strongly recommend. At the Spa, were looked after by Pauline and Ann both of whom have been there for over a decade, which is typical of so many of the staff at Jamaica Inn. And finally if you want to get a taste of the real Jamaica ask Andrew to take you out in his comfortable car for some sight seeing - and be sure to ask to do some “Bar Hoppin’” on the way back! Interestingly most of the quests we spoke to were returning customers - and we’re already planning to join their ranks next year!More

Toby888, London, United Kingdom

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