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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Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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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.
The open-air Jamaican restaurant comes with costal views and fresh cuisine to enjoy.
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We stayed at the Jamaica Inn from the 4th of May for ten nights. What a fantastic find, we loved the hotel from the moment we checked in. We went to relax and unwind and we certainly did that. We stayed in one of the ground floor rooms which was lovely and spacious with views of the sea to die for. I think what also makes the Jamaica Inn so special is the staff they are so attentive and go out of their way to make your holiday one to remember..A big shout out must go to Teddy, young Maurice, Patrick, Jonathan and Murray, but all of the staff are fabulous. Be sure to find Shadow the hotels dog she is hilarious.The food is excellent, so are the cocktails, you must try the rum punch. We did a few trips Duns River Falls is a must and very close to the Jamaica Inn, we also did a bike tour of the Blue Mountains which was a lot of fun. Thank you Jamaica Inn for a wonderful holiday we will return.More
Our return visit
We have just spent another fabulous holiday at The Jamaica Inn. From the moment that the taxi dropped us off and we were met by the phrase Welcome Home by all the staff you immediately feel part of the family and for me totally relaxed. Everyone is genuinely pleased to see you and go out of their way to ensure that your stay is memorable. We chose to have room service for our evening meal, breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the sea and lunch on the beach. There is a good choice for all meals. Our room was directly facing the beach and within minutes we were on the beach.We chose to chill out each day on the beach swimming in the sea or relaxing in the pool. We did have rain most days and thunder towards late afternoon but it didn't spoil our holiday. We shall be definitely returning to our little hotel we call homeMore
derbyshiredales, East Midlands
Best holiday ever at the beautiful Jamaica Inn!!
This is the first review I have written on Trip Adviser and I felt the need to express what a wonderful experience my husband and I had at this truly special place. After a difficult year we both wanted to completely unwind, relax and enjoy a beautiful beach in tropical paradise. And this is exactly what we experienced. I can honestly say this was our best holiday ever. What made it truly special were the friendly staff at this hotel. There are so many I could name, but the ones that I can remember are Larklin, Stephen, Sheldon, Patrick, Kemar, Danilo, Rupert, Teddy, Richard, Robert, Janice, Occar, Gary, Johnson, Carter and Kingsley, to name but a few!! They couldnât have been more welcoming and we miss you all a lot! We had a beautiful sea view room overlooking the clear blue sea, where we could feed the fish every morning with our leftover breakfast (warm delicious bread rolls)! I am sure the fish enjoyed them as much as we did! We enjoyed playing croquet everyday with Rupert and are now professionals thanks to Rupertâs 40 years of experience! The food was very very tasty and we enjoyed having fresh coconut brought to us on the beach everyday where we could drink it through straws. Bedroom was clean, functional and housekeeping did an excellent job, especially using towels to make elephants and dog shapes!! Very talented! We also went on two fabulous trips, the Dunns River Falls and the Blue Hole- both were a lot of fun and I highly recommend going to see a bit of Jamaica (Jamaica Inn is in Ochos Rios). We would definitely come back and would recommend to anyone wanting a tropical, chilled holiday by the Caribbean sea.More
Fersterlings, Radlett, United Kingdom
Short 3 night stay that started awkardly.
We were very excited to attend our dear friends nuptials at the Jamaica Inn. We had a year to plan the trip and after reading the near perfect reviews on Trip Advisor we were really looking forward to our stay. Our travel day began at BWI, where you must be at the airport 3 hours prior for International travel. After that began the 3.35 hour flight and the hour wait in the Customs Line at Sangster. We were able to book a private car (after reading TA reviews), I wrote a review for the one we selected and would absolutely use them again. As we ventured outside, our driver was holding the reservation name on a placard and greeted us warmly. Top Notch. Upon entering the clean car and meeting our driver we started our trek to the Jamaica Inn (about 1.30 drive time). We thrilled to be in Jamaica and couldn't wait to meet the Resort Dog, Shadow IV. Driver pulls into the Inn, unloads our luggage. A bellman from the Inn opens the van door, sticks his head inside and says, "you must be Deb" "We've had a car waiting at the airport for you for over an hour". That was our greeting to the Jamaica Inn. The Thursday before our flight, we kept getting a phone call from an unknown number- every hour, no message- just heavy breathing. Finally, around 4ET. we get the call again. Its a man asking about a car service- at no time did this caller identify himself as from the Jamaica Inn. We confirmed that we were coming and we had a car. It was a strange exchange. So back to check in time, our bags were sitting in the foyer by the front desk and Janice (counter check in) and this 'gentleman- bellhop' wanted to make a point to berate us about a car. I was to the point of asking if we should get another hotel for the weekend, it was that bad. So, we quickly figured out that we were not getting checked in until we agreed to pay for this 'mistake'. So the Jamaica Inn charged us both ways for car service we didn't want or need. After the dress down was complete (and we paid), our bellman tried to turn into Mr. Pleasant. Janice didn't apologize but did ask us if we wanted our complimentary Rum Punch- we laughed and said yes. We never got it. Bellman took us on the dime tour which included meeting Kyle- the GM. Again Awkward. No apologies. We stayed in room 33- spacious and comfortable. Plenty of room to spread out and adequate space on the patio for dinner. First night we ordered the pasta dishes and light (diet) cokes. Never got the cokes or bread with dinner but we did get the bread plates and butter knives and h20. Second day was a chance for a fresh start. Ordered breakfast and then a short walk past the beautiful croquet lawn. Did a little snorkeling and enjoyed the day. Took lunch back at the room- very good sausage lunch special- ordered a ting (cause your in Jamaica), didn't get the Ting with lunch but asked the bar for one. Teddy, at the poolside/beach bar is a true professional and saved our experience at this Inn on more than one occasion. He actually listens and responds to his customers. Housekeeping was flawless- she did an excellent job. The landscaping crew- courteous and thorough. The bellman that we dealt with on the first day should meet with these representatives to learn the art of customer service. First impressions are important. I expect more customer service for 300.00 a night and 1.30 hours from the airport. We passed many hotels to get to the Inn. Upon check out- something strange going on with billing- Janice told us that the bank the Inn uses doesn't except US coin so they round those up to the nearest dollar. Only every place we went to outside of the Inn had no problem taking the change.? Also, the bill said something to the effect of "CASH only" or "Cash preferred", then at check out time- a few people were having problems checking out using credit cards- Janice explained that the whole island was not online at the time. Strange. Oh and the car mix up almost happened again- we arranged for our ride back to Sangster yet, the Inn called us the previous day trying to set up transportation (again without identifying themselves). And they tried to charge us for the ride back to Sangster-we successfully got that charge removed. We stayed Friday May 8th and flew back on Monday May 11th.More
Mary K, Laurel, Maryland
Its The Company You Keep!
What sets the Jamaica Inn apart from other Jamaican and Caribbean resorts I have visited are your fellow guests. They are a fun yet well-mannered group that respects your desire for a bit of quiet relaxation after a days worth of fun in the sun. If you've ever stayed somewhere with other guests who don't have an "off" button" you'll appreciate the difference a group of nice elegant people can make. You will probably even come home having made some new friends!More
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