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Overview

Historic property with superb customer service, according to past guests
No evening entertainment
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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Location
Ocho Rios
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
All-inclusive hotel, 48 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Traditional, Historic

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Scorecard

  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019

Frommer's

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This family-run hotel retains several old-fashioned quirks, such as croquet lessons and a daily afternoon tea. Teddy at the Beach Bar down on the beach has been here since 1958, and has mixed drinks for everyone from Joan Collins to Princess Margaret.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Fodor's

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The Jamaica Inn exemplifies the elegance, luxury, and exquisite service of Jamaica's tourism heyday with attention to details such as fresh flower bouquets in the rooms. Marilyn Monroe honeymooned here with playwright Arthur Miller, and Winston Churchill also visited; his name is on a plaque on the door of the white suite, one of four deluxe luxury suites.

Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure

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Gracing its own sandy cove on the east side of Ocho Rios, this classic Caribbean resort has been around since the colonial days of the 1950’s. It has long been a favorite among visiting British elite, including the likes of Winston Churchill.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler

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Today, with an easy island glamour done in white columns and blue arches, the hotel itself retains its air of romance, and its location on a private beach keeps celebrities cycling through. The British colonial-style inn has no TVs or radios but does promise sea views.

Oyster.com

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Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, Jamaica Inn is one of the top of the island's top boutique hotels. In stark contrast to the neighboring all-inclusives and mega-resorts – like Sandals Royal Plantation next door – this upscale beachfront property is quiet, intimate, and relaxed.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1756 have reviewed the Jamaica Inn, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1756 reviews 5.0 (based on 1756 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Jamaica Inn offers a variety of suites, cottages, bungalows and villas, all of which are traditionally decorated with wooden furniture, white linens and walls, tile or wood floors and pops of blue or yellow. Each accommodation provides an ocean view from a balcony or veranda. Standard amenities include minifridges (which can be stocked upon request), bathrobes, beach towels and breakfast tables and chairs. Most upgraded villas and cottages include additional features like multiple bedrooms, private pools, outdoor showers and direct beach access.
  • No in-room TVs, clocks or radios
  • Three-night minimum stay required year-round; visits between late December and February require five- or seven-night minimum reservations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Standard room size448 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Once a vacation destination for celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn and Ian Fleming, the family-owned and -operated Jamaica Inn continues to offer a remote beach setting for travelers. The property is situated on a peninsula in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and features a white sand beach. Fruit trees dot the green lawns and provide a place for various tropical birds to perch. Off-site, visitors can explore local attractions like Dunn's River Falls & Park and Fern Gully, which sit within 5 miles.
  • About 60 miles southeast of Sangster International Airport
  • Private airport transfers can be arranged for a fee
  • On-site gift shop
  • Complimentary property garden tour
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Jamaica Inn serves a la carte meals with a view at its seaside Dinner Terrace restaurant. Featuring local favorites and international dishes with Jamaican twists, the Dinner Terrace is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Between meal services, guests can enjoy complimentary treats like afternoon tea and evening hors d'oeuvres. A weekly cocktail party is also hosted at the restaurant. The hotel's optional meal plans cover some or all meals.
  • Room service available daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Dress code enforced after 7 p.m.
  • Private dinners on the beach can be arranged for a fee

Number of restaurants1

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

At the Jamaica Inn, travelers can swim or lounge around the on-site pool. A small bar is available nearby for poolside service, and the beach is within steps. The beach offers additional seating, plus free water sports equipment like kayaks, snorkel gear, paddleboards and Sunfish sailboats.
  • Private pools in most cottages, the Clearwater Villa and the White Suite
  • Free beach towels in accommodations
  • Complimentary fruit punch cocktails near the pool and beach from 11 a.m. to noon daily
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The on-site Ocean Spa provides a full range of spa and salon services, many of which use ingredients and products sourced from local farms and plants. Overlooking the ocean, the open-air spa offers a menu that includes massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, nail treatments and hair services. Couples massages and bridal services are available as well. A mindfulness retreat is also hosted annually, which includes programming like meditation and nutrition seminars.
  • Spa services from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays
  • In-room massages can be arranged

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Though the Jamaica Inn does not feature a kids club or designated kids amenities, the beach offers complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear. A swimming pool and croquet are also available.
  • Children 10 and older welcome year-round
  • Horseback riding, windsurfing, tennis and sailing available off-site (fees apply)
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The Jamaica Inn houses a fitness center with cardio equipment, weight-training machines and free weights. Personal training sessions can be arranged, and complimentary yoga classes are available in the spa every Thursday. Throughout the year, additional fitness activities are available, including kayaking and paddleboarding.
  • Off-site activites like windsurfing, tennis and horseback riding can be arranged (fees apply)
  • Free nonmotorized water sports equipment
  • Private yoga sessions (charges apply)
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Wedding

The property can host weddings with up to 100 guests. Available ceremony venues include the property's lawn and the beach. The on-site wedding planners help coordinate all wedding details. A basic wedding package is also available, which includes an officiant, a bouquet and boutonniere, wedding photography, a bottle of Champagne and a wedding cake. Decor upgrades, live music, bridal services and videography can be arranged as well.
  • Celebration of Love honeymoon and anniversary package
  • Bridal spa services

Maximum wedding guest capacity100

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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