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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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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Deluxe Double Room with Sea View and Terrace
Superior Double Room with Sea View and Large Balcony
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Wow ! From the minute the car collected us from the airport in Montego Bay to the 'sad' moment when Wayne delivered us back to the Airport 5 days later , I was relaxed !! The Hotel is very ' Colonial ' . We were met by Kyle ( the excellent General Manager ) and Sherlene ( the very attentive Guest Relations Manager ) and so began 5 days of excellence and relaxation . Our room on the beach was faultless and Jaqueline looked after us very well during our stay. All the beach guys were attentive and friendly . The Spa was amazing and I enjoyed treatments by Sabina , Tamara and Pauline - all experts in their field . The Meals were all totally amazing and our trip to the local Farmers Market with Chef Meurice, followed by a cooking demonstration and a tasting was thrilling. We thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous local music which accompanied our evening meals .We just can't wait to return to our 'Jamaican Family ' where everyone smiles all day long !More
Robina B, 186411
My wife and I stayed at The Jamaica Inn for our honeymoon. It is the perfect combination of tranquility, style, class and charm. We are already planning our return trip! Thanks to Kyle and the entire staff for making this trip so memorable.More
a traditional, colonial style hotel in a beautiful, tranquil setting but is very much for the older, retired crowd!
When we arrived at Jamaica Inn we were taken aback by its breathtaking views and immediately relaxed and peaceful ambience. The owner greeted us immediately which added such a personal touch to the holiday. He mentioned a few highlights of the hotel, including the complimentary daily morning ‘medicine' (rum punch) on the beach! The receptionist was very welcoming and gave us a very informal welcome pack, organised neatly into sections. Our favourite section was all about the lovely Labrador Shadow IV! Our room was no 20 - its balcony immediately meets the sea which means you have total privacy and are just a few steps away from the beach. The furnishings and general feel was very much like a classic Sean Connery James Bond film! We had just experienced torrential rains so the visibility in the water wasn’t great and there was a lot of seaweed but aside from that the beech was very relaxing, with kayaks, paddle boards, floats etc - Shadow joined us on the lilo! During the day the place is serene, at night though, it can feel a little like a cruise ship… probably due to the band they had at dinner! It wasn’t typical Jamaican music but covers of some pretty cliched 80-90’s ballads! The area where the hotel really needs to up their game is in the staff and service. For example each waiter had a very set role e.g. the bread waiter, the water waiter, the bar waiter, and so if you asked the water waiter for butter, chances are you weren’t going to get it anytime soon! It also meant it was harder to build rapport with them as you had someone different every few minutes. You could tell that the younger ones wanted to have a bit of banter with you but seemed to hold back. A few of the waiters were actually quite cold, didn’t make eye contact and just weren’t as friendly for what you’d expect at a 5 star hotel. Watch out for the ‘lifeguard’ - the most miserable Jamaican we met on our holiday! The food is also very expensive and not really worth the money. It’s just ok, which again is not what you expect from a 5 star hotel. If you’re a young honeymooning couple or below 40, this is probably not the place for you. We really like traditional places but this felt as though it just needed to modernise itself through the staff, perhaps allocating a member of staff to each guest so that they could build a more personal relationship with them over the course of your stay.More
Beautiful, serene, peaceful. It's heaven.
My husband and I got married at Jamaica Inn on May 13, and it was one of the best decisions we've ever made. From the moment we stepped out of our shuttle onto the grounds at Jamaica Inn, we felt like absolute royalty. About half the people in the lobby were our friends/family, but the other half was staff whom we'd never met, and all of them were smiling ear to ear at us. As if the staff were lifelong friends already! After getting checked in and handed our complimentary Planters Punch (which was SO delicious, especially when you're adjusting to the Jamaican humidity!), we were whisked away to our upgraded accommodations at Cottage 3. I literally cried when we walked into the cottage. I honestly had thought they made a mistake! We didn't deserve such luxury! Cottage 3 is situated on the corner of the property, with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the Jamaica Inn beach, and high-end amenities and more space than two people knew what to do with. As soon as we got settled, we wished we had booked more time there! Our wedding day at the Inn was as close to perfect as it could be; and our guests are still raving about it to this day. The beach was an absolutely unreal setting for our sunset "I do"s, and an even better spot for our reception under the stars. It was so romantic, so beautiful, and sad to say it went by too quickly! The staff was mostly gracious, friendly, kind, and went above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of throughout the whole wedding weekend. Some of our wedding guests even developed crushes on a few of the wait staff, and vice versa I think :) As it was our wedding weekend, we didn't have much free time to spend lounging on the beach, hanging at Teddy's bar, relaxing in the hammocks, playing with Shadow, or taking part in many of the watersports they have available for guests. This is my biggest regret! We did find a short time to take the kayaks out and snorkel for a bit, which was by far one of the coolest things I have ever encountered. The water is so clear and blue; it's absolutely unreal to see all the fish and reef so clearly. Though we had some snafus with the wedding planning process, Sherlene and Kyle went above and beyond to ensure that we were happy, and we cannot wait to come back for our one-year anniversary!More
Great Central Location, Amazing Staff, Right on the Beach
Checked in May 30th, 2017, checked out June 3rd. Hotel staff extremely friendly, food from hotel was amazing although a little pricey. Bed was very comfortable and more than enough space for two. Arrange local Ocho Rios Tours through the hotel. Take the hotel's boat (cost associated) to Dunns River Falls instead of hiring a vehicle, it's a better experience. When you do need a vehicle ask for Andrew, he has a newer 5 seat Toyota Van and has local knowledge and is open to do whatever you need. Charged $175 to hire him for the day and $100 for an airport pickup/drop off.More
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