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.   

Full Board

Buffet breakfast, lunch 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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Elegant, gorgeous, traditional Jamaican hideaway

I won't be redundant so just read the other reviews. Jamaica Inn is truly a timeless slice of plantation-era Jamaica. As most reviews mentioned, if you want parties and nightlife and such, this is NOT your place. If you are searching for a corner of paradise with perfect sugar sand beach tucked into a rocky cove, and classically architected accommodations with enough modern convenience, manned by generously gracious staff, and overseen by attentive owners and general managers, then by all means book at Jamaica Inn. Two suggestions for excursions: the Blue Hole and Shaw Park and Botanical Gardens. The Blue Hole is a natural wonder and a truly fun experience for anyone, especially those still active enough to do some light hiking and climbing. check out the reviews on TA. Shaw Park is the sight of a 1920s hotel that over the years has become mostly an attraction. The grounds are quite beautiful in a Caribbean way, with a spectacular waterfall and a very unique pool. Again, check out the reviews on TA.More

Damian D, Miramar, Florida, United States

In two minds.....

I was in two minds as to whether to write this review, on the one hand if i wrote it more folks would find out about it and visit, thus driving prices higher. On the other ...honest helpful reviews are what makes trip advisor......so i chose the latter.... what a unique find....Eric the owner is quite the interesting character, he typifies everything about this hotel, steeped in history with a very colonial feel to it. Eric is warm and inviting often greeting guests as they explore the property, stop and have a chat, you'll be rewarded for it. if you are looking for a cookie cutter chain, somewhere with a party boat, TVs or loud music and nightlife....book somewhere else. If you are looking for one of the best beaches in the Caribbean with comfortable accommodation, world class relaxed service where nothing is too hurried but the service is attentive and very old world then this is the place. Everyone has a name badge and a job title, i was dying to ask Captain what his job was in the restaurant but i was too busy enjoying the view and taking in the breeze. Even the other guests appear to be hand picked for this place fitting perfectly into character, where an early evening rum punch on the deck next to the library chatting with new friends while dress is relaxed, the colonial British upper lip requires a shirt with a collar and long pants after 7pm. This is the perfect place for a getaway if you want a quiet, relaxed vacation with a blend of quintessential Englishness and Jamaican hospitality. Pick up one of their fabulous Rum punches and Enjoy!More

Nigel C, Houston, Texas

Amazing place

We spent 1 week at Jamaica Inn and it was almost impossible to leave. The resort is not newly built nor modern, but that's the charm of this place - it's authentic, luxurious and extremely relaxing. You feel taken care off and safe at Jamaica Inn. Waking up in the morning to the sound of the waves, eating your meals while looking at the ocean and falling asleep to the delicate sound of the cicadas is a vacation not only for the body but for the soul. Only downside is the price of the food and beverages, but the quality of both is high, so this is quickly forgiven. We highly recommend this place!More

ASVollerslev, Copenhagen, Denmark


This is my second trip to Jamaica but first for Ocho Rios at the Jamaica Inn. I traveled with my brother. Since we live in different states this was the perfect trip for us to actually visit. The beach and grounds are excellently groomed, they have a Croquet lawn that I enjoyed watching several guests along with staff play. The beach is wonderful. You can stay there all day if you want, order drinks, lunch etc. The staff makes sure you are taken care of and will go out of their to make your stay wonderful. You are greeted by every staff member, and the best greeting of all when you arrive is, "Welcome Home" Such a warm feeling. The food, staff, grounds, rooms are excellent. I also have give a special shout out to "Shadow IV" I beleave it is. What a beautiul and well behaved dog at the Inn. She comes to greet you, she will play if you want, swim with you if you want or just let you sit and relax so you can pet her if you are missing you own pets from home. There are too many names to mention but would like to thank each and employee at the Inn for making my stay Fantastic. Since my brother and his wife travel there several times, he knows the areas and sites to see along with knowing some of the locals. We visited them, bought chicken from a local which was fantastic along with peas n rice. You can't be afraid to wander out to do a little shopping and see the sites in this beautiful country, try the local foods and what not. I for one will be back and that is a promise!More

Cheryl N, Roseville, Michigan

Jamaica Inn -- Paradise Found

As a former travel agent, I of course knew of this inn and its reputation, but having not visited it myself, was unprepared for its pervasive charm, natural beauty, and impeccable service. Yes, most Caribbean island hotels boast of their hospitality but never have I felt such genuine warmth, caring, and pride in providing the kind of attention one only imagines. The staff IS the hotel and many of them have been there for years. Every guest is greeted with, "Welcome home" even if this is a first visit, so sure they are of a return visit. I was treated as if I were a beloved family member whose every wish was the staff's only desire. Days stretched dreamily, one into another, and a routine of indulgence, relaxation, and pleasure were quickly established. The rooms are gracious, immaculate, and designed to capture the property's organic beauty. We stayed in Cottage#2, replete with two bedrooms, two baths, living room, kitchen, and dramatic outdoor space around a soaking pool perched on a cliff over the ocean. Steps lead down to the beach and beach bar. What could be easier? Afternoons ended with fiercely competitive croquet matches on a lovely, freshly groomed green by the pool. Would I return? You bet I would in a heartbeat. Many places profess a relaxing stay but the Jamaica Inn wrote the book about how to be successful innkeepers. Kudos to the staff and owners!More

Sue N, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts

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