Best Boutique Hotels in Jamaica

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    Jamaica Inn
    Ocho Rios
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Welcoming guests to its private beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, since 1950, Jamaica Inn seeks to provide a home-away-from-home experience, and its guests believe it succeeds in doing so. Its air-conditioned suites, cottages, bungalows and villas – with wooden furnishings and white and yellow or blue decor that pay homage to the beach, sea and sky – all offer complimentary Wi-Fi access, minifridges and private balconies or verandas. Meander across the hotel's manicured grounds for a meal and a Red Stripe beer at the open-air restaurant, or enjoy a massage and an iced lemongrass tea at the Ocean Spa. If the beach is more your scene, you'll find free snorkel gear, kayaks, paddleboards and Sunfish sailboats there, along with daily complimentary fruit punch from 11 a.m. to noon. What's more, you'll receive free afternoon tea and light snacks, as well as evening hot and cold hors d'oeuvres. Overall, travelers rave about the property's amenities and customer service; however, the boutique hotel's laid-back atmosphere means vacationers seeking a thriving nightlife scene may want to stay elsewhere.
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    GoldenEye
    St. Mary
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    In 1946, a former officer in the British Royal Navy bought some land in northern Jamaica and named it GoldenEye. Hoping to recuperate from the psychological toll of World War II, he planned to spend the rest of his days relaxing and writing in the tropics. The man's name was Ian Fleming, and it was here that he dreamed up the now-legendary character James Bond. Once a writer's retreat, GoldenEye is now a fully functioning boutique resort where you can indulge in a massage at FieldSpa or go snorkeling in a 4-acre lagoon. You can stay in the Fleming Villa, where the famed author penned "Casino Royale," or in various other villas, lagoon cottages or beach huts, each with an outdoor shower, a welcome gift of Blackwell rum and Wi-Fi access (which the daily 10% service fee covers) to keep both secret agents and regular guests connected to the outside world. And even a spy's got to eat: You can satiate your appetite at one of three eateries: the treehouse-style Gazebo (which serves internationally inspired dishes), Bamboo Bar (a beach spot with Jamaican classics and fresh seafood) and Bizot Bar (where you can savor casual Jamaican dishes poolside while sipping a classic martini – shaken, not stirred). Although many vacationers praise the property's grounds and accommodations, several say the resort's customer service and cuisine are subpar at best.
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    Sandals Royal Plantation
    Ocho Rios
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Sandals Royal Plantation, part of Sandals' Jamaican fleet of adults-only, all-inclusive resorts, emphasizes luxury over size. Each of its 74 ocean view suites on the Ocho Rios Riviera comes with personalized butler service to cater to your every need, as well as a marble bathroom, a king-sized bed draped in Italian linens and a private balcony or patio. The luxurious (albeit dated) digs and top-notch amenities at Royal Plantation make for a special Sandals resort, but guests say it's the friendly service from the resort staff that keeps them coming back again and again. Spend your days golfing, scuba diving or playing tennis; then, retreat to the Red Lane Spa, a Sandals staple. (Keep in mind, spa services cost extra.) After a full day, dine in the lap of luxury at one of Royal Plantation's five restaurants. For an extra swanky treat, head to C Bar, the only Champagne and caviar bar in Jamaica.
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    Rockhouse Hotel
    Negril
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Rockhouse Hotel gets its name from its rocky surroundings, which play into every aspect of this boutique hotel 3 miles west of downtown Negril, Jamaica. Its 34 air-conditioned villas and guest rooms are built directly into the volcanic stone of Pristine Cove, and contain mosquito-netted four-poster beds and eco-friendly solar heaters. Some villas even seem to be rising directly from the waves – recent guests appreciated the seclusion of their private wraparound balconies and open-air showers that meld seamlessly into the rocks. Like Rockhouse's accommodations, its restaurants' appearances and offerings reflect the bays and coves of Jamaica. Guests can enjoy a crab turnover in the airy, open dining room at Rockhouse Restaurant or savor peppered shrimp – a Jamaican street favorite – in the Pushcart eatery (though some visitors think the restaurants are quite expensive). Even Rockhouse's spa takes cues from its surroundings – travelers can indulge in cliffside spa treatments like an invigorating coffee scrub or the Caribbean Drench, which mimics a Jamaican downpour.
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    The Cliff Hotel
    Negril
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Cliff Hotel earns praise from guests for a variety of reasons, chief among them being the property's stunning grounds and attentive customer service. Situated in Negril, Jamaica, The Cliff Hotel boasts a spa, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, fee-based yoga classes and an outdoor games room. Aside from the ample amenities, the hotel's 26 suites and villas also impress visitors thanks to their size and decor. Accommodations, which start at 480 square feet, come equipped with verandas and hammocks, minifridges, complimentary internet access and direct views of the Caribbean Sea. Spring for a villa if you want even more room to spread out (villas measure between 1,050 and 5,000 square feet), plus a private courtyard and an outdoor soaking tub. Catch even more vistas from the on-site Zest Restaurant, which specializes in seafood dishes. Or relax with a cocktail in hand at one of the resort's three bars. Lovebirds take note: Reviewers said The Cliff Hotel is a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.
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    Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel
    Kingston
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Blending old-world Caribbean charm with modern conveniences, Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel is a hit with guests. Situated in downtown Kingston, Jamaica, the property is ideal for vacationers and business travelers who don't mind staying a bit removed from the shoreline (the closest beach is about 10 miles southwest). Aside from the attentive and friendly service from the staff, visitors consistently praise the hotel's 41 suites. Accommodations feature walk-in rain showers, complimentary Wi-Fi access, smart TVs with wireless keyboards, Persian rugs and separate lounge areas. When you're not relaxing in your room, check out the hotel's other facilities, such as the Regency Bar & Lounge, a favorite among guests thanks to its late night service. While visitors say the property's pool and fitness center are small, reviewers rave about the two on-site eateries. The Regency Restaurant offers a fine dining menu and atmosphere, while The Terrace is more casual. You'll also find an on-site pastry shop with homemade desserts and chocolates. Plus, if you tire of the hotel's cuisine, you're within walking distance of some of Kingston's top restaurants.
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    Sandals Inn
    Montego Bay
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    With only 52 guest rooms and suites, Sandals Inn stands as the smallest of the seven Sandals resorts in Jamaica. But just because it's petite doesn't mean it's the runt of the litter: Past guests said this adults-only resort near Montego Bay is a solid budget-friendly option, though some caution that the lower room rates mean no-frills accommodations. Sandals Inn's air-conditioned rooms come equipped with the mahogany four-poster beds of Sandals fame, as well as HD smart TVs, stocked minifridges and sitting areas. Plus, the all-inclusive room rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access, nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals, tennis and all meals and drinks at the property's three restaurants and two bars. However, some former visitors were disappointed with the on-site eateries' dishes, saying their meals did not live up to the brand's standards. For those who desire tastier options, there's the "Stay at 1, Play at 3 Program" package, which grants vacationers access to all of the amenities (including multiple restaurants) at the resort's nearby sister properties, Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Montego Bay.
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    Sandy Haven Resort
    Negril
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Boasting 7 miles of sand and surf and panoramic ocean views, Sandy Haven Resort in Negril, Jamaica, is a great place for couples and friends to go on vacation (only kids ages 12 and older are allowed to stay here). Guests can book a relaxing treatment at the Sandy Haven Spa & Gym, enjoy the miles of beachfront access, cool off in the on-site swimming pool and savor a romantic meal at Bongos Restaurant & Dining Terrace. For a more casual bite, head to the Beach Bar & Grill to sample local rums and chat with the bartenders. (Former diners said the bartending staff was fantastic.) Or, listen to live music at the Piano Bar. When nighttime rolls around, retreat to one of the property's accommodations. Each is outfitted with a king-sized bed or two double beds, colorful accents in tropical hues of sea-foam green and turquoise, hardwood floors, bathrobes and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Recent guests appreciated the clean rooms, friendly employees and smaller size of the resort, saying it made for a more intimate experience than the island's larger properties. The resort also offers shuttle service to the airport and around the local area, both of which are available for an additional fee.

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