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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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
Buffet breakfast 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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THIS is what I hoped for when visiting Jamaica. It took me staying at the WRONG resort in Ocho Rios to understand that Jamaica Inn has it ALL for discerning, luxury travelers who appreciate relationship-driven service, fine touches, exceptional cuisine and a tranquil, unencumbered environment. Perfect: Rooms...effectiveky a suite with the living room "outdoors." Movie-like perfection from the white linen draped couches to well kept plantation-styled woodwork and finishes. Refreshingly missing technology (I have never NOT missed a television so much). Beautiful bathroom with fresh flowers and scents. Perfect: Food. Real food. Real good. Real expensive (and not included) but totally worth every penny. White glove service with charm and ambition. Outstanding cocktails and wine selection. A perfect cup of coffee to start or finish the day's meals. Perfect: The Pool/Beach/Beach Bar/Ocean. Maybe the most exquisite stretch of warm sand and water I have enjoyed. A beautiful pool and beach bar for when the time on the sand under the thatched umbrella is done but playtime isn't. Perfect: The staff. From the resort manager to the housekeepers... Smiles, hospitality, genuine insight, light hearted banter, crisp formal service when required. This is what you want from a passionate and engaged staff. No wonder we met some who had been there going on five decades (yes, decades, not years). I could think up a few things that could improve but I struggle to see how much more I could possibly enjoy the Inn than I already did. I will let them decide what they want to tweak from year to year, it's almost too good to even mess with much. Jamaica Inn is what you dream of when you think boutique, luxury, tropical resort. Really, it is. Go. More
Joshua T, Miami, Florida
We found the Jamaica Inn to be a charming hotel with friendly service, natural beauty and rooms/cottages with unique character. The hotel and its grounds are well-manicured and very peaceful, and the beach is private and spacious. Most of the staff seemed to have been inn employees for years, and this was evident in how warmly they interacted with us. Based on friendsâ recommendations, we had made this trip to Jamaica only so that we could have a romantic stay at Jamaica Inn, and we were overwhelmingly pleased.More
GlobeTrottingFire, Arlington, Virginia
Where I learned to Breathe Again
My husband and I were at the Jamaica Inn from 6/9-6/15. We left Colorado at midnight on the 8th, had a 5 hour layover in Miami, went through customs and boarded a bus for about a 2 hour bus ride. Everyone else on the bus was going to Riu (if you like a purple version of a Vegas hotel -Riu would be the place for you). We rode on to Jamaica Inn where Kevin the gate guard open the gate for the bus to back in to the property [note: don't get a car, Jamaica is left hand drive and if you are not used to avoiding people and tropical reindeer (goats) you could have some problems, plus the Jamaica Inn will call a licensed, safe taxi for you anytime you need]. The blue and white of the Inn is soothing. You walk to the front desk and look to your right and there is a gorgeous beach and the ocean -it is breathtaking. From the moment you arrive until you leave you are treated with kindness. Our room was number 56, one of the smaller rooms on the property, but the view was therapy for me. Some things you should know, dinner requires men to wear collared shirts and is pricey(this is the only negative you will see in my review), we only did dinner once, partial due to the price, but mainly because coming from high altitude, almost no humidity to low altitude and allot of humidity-we didn't feel hungry most of the time. The Inn does have an all day menu with great sandwiches and other entrees that you can order for the regular seating area or delivered to your room where you can have it on your balcony(see pictures). Children under 13 from our understanding are not allowed. There is no TV, but they do have WIFI. Not having the constant electronic distractions was a good thing, as my husband and I talked more and we played chess in the library while enjoying afternoon tea and sandwiches the Inn provided around 4. The Inn has been in the same family for sixty years with many of the staff being there for over 45. Teddy himself has been there for 57 years! The grounds are a gardeners dream. The owners personally talk to you when ever they cross your path, and I personally thought it said allot when the Sandals boats seemed to always head over and stay in front of the Jamaica Inn rather than their own. Overall, it is very hard to put into words how much staying at the Jamaica Inn meant to me. Hearing the ocean hit the shore, the birds singing and the overall peace and quiet we experienced, was a much needed elixir for my soul.More
Lorie Z, Colorado Springs, Colorado
We came here for our honeymoon and had a fabulous time. Our room was spotless. Clean blue interiors overlooking the water, it was heaven on earth. The bathrooms were quite spacious and having a patio was nice for private dining. The food was very tasty though somewhat limited. We liked dining in and we got sick of the food after awhile! It would be nice to have some variety of flavors. We had to use lots of hot sauce! The waitstaff were excellent except for the waitstaff during breakfast. I don't know what it is. Everyone was extremely friendly, accommodating, and hard working everywhere - the bar, the outside bar, room service, etc. but somehow when we went for breakfast, I was always annoyed. They were slow, inattentive, no smiles, and they just looked annoyed at you for coming for breakfast or something. I was so close to going to talk to the management about one particular waitress but I ended up not doing that because I didn't want to ruin our honeymoon by being upset. We frequented the spa and that was really the best experience of my life. Once we had the couples massage during the afternoon, and once my husband got a pedicure, and the final one we had the massage under the stars. All the services we received were great but having the massage under the stars was divine. The sound of the waves with candles everywhere was like straight out of a romantic movie scene. One night we decided to do the private dining right on the beach - I highly recommend it! They had candles everywhere leading up to our dining table with of course, our own waiter. It was really a special experience being the only people dining steps from the beach under the stars. Overall, this was really a lovely hotel and a trip to remember. I would not recommend it to people who like loud, entertaining resorts because this place is all about privacy, tranquility, and there isn't really anything to do (they don't have tvs or anything in the hotel rooms but have excellent wifi) except enjoy each others' company and read. But for those who are looking for peace and quiet, this place is absolutely the place for you.More
Adrienneeee, New York City, New York
Flawless and Charming Jamaican Hospitality
The Jamaica Inn is a place of iconic proportions. Not many hotels can claim to have served famous people and dignitaries as Winston Churchill, the King of Yugoslavia and Marilyn Monroe among many others. This is a very special place â elegant and peaceful. We stayed at Jamaica Inn June 11 thru 14, 2015 for a wedding event. This is not your run-of-the-mill all-inclusive, hit or miss service on preparations of accommodations or food and beverage service. It is quite evident that this hotel is run by superior standards; you can confidently expect the best. All accommodation and transportation arrangements made prior to arrival were well executed. Our group was warmly welcomed upon arrival and quickly checked in. All public areas were pristine, our veranda suite was in excellent condition; bedding, all linen and bath amenities were superior quality. The fresh flower arrangements in our suite were a nice touch along with welcome beverage and two bottles of water in refrigerator. Not sure if it is standard but nightly turn-down service and room refresh was welcoming when returning late evening after being out all day. Hotel owner/manager checked in with us and was visible throughout our entire stay interacting with guests. This I believe is the genuine face of this hotel and what sets it apart to earn the number one spot on Trip Advisor. On all counts, the service was impeccable â warm and genuine. Every detail is very well thought out and done with finesse. Arrangements for the wedding were done well. Food was excellent with good variety; well prepared and attractively presented. Room service breakfast is a part of the experience here - try it. Coffee service at dawn on the dining level is very convenient for early risers and nighttime entertainment on the patio wraps up the evenings. On departure day all went smoothly and again Eric, owner/manager was present to thank us for staying, wishing farewell and safe travels. There is a very special feeling that goes with this experience â you feel like you have been on a vacation; you feel âunpluggedâ and relaxed. Everything else is just a short cab ride away. This was truly a memorable experience and I would not hesitate to recommend the Jamaica Inn. I am a hospitality professional and have worked in hotels both in Jamaica and Florida and very involved in ensuring superior guest service and satisfaction. I could not find fault with this hotel and the services provided. The charming Jamaican hospitality is well preserved here. Thank you for a beautiful experience.More
Hotelier32819, Orlando, Florida
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