Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

This family resort sits on the edge of a half-mile stretch of white sand beach, a 15-minute drive from the lively resort of Montego Bay where you’ll find shops, restaurants and bars. Offering clean, simple accommodation at a good price, it’s great for families with suites spacious enough for everyone. If you’re part of a large family or group, some suites are also conveniently interconnected. Families will appreciate the kids' club, which will keep the little ones occupied. Adults have a dedicated pool, spa and an electronic casino for those feeling lucky.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Along a half mile stretch of coastline, a 15-minute drive from Downtown Montego Bay. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

518 rooms on 4 floors in 7 buildings each with 2 guest lifts. All with air-conditioning, balcony or patio, satellite TV, Internet access*, clock/radio alarm, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Standard Rooms have tropical, garden or courtyard views.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and local brand drinks. All activities and entertainment above unless stated otherwise.

Superior Rooms as per Standard Rooms but with partial ocean views. Sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms as per Standard Rooms but with oceanfront views. Sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Suite has a separate living room and oceanfront views. Sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Booking bonus: adults receive up to 3% off the accommodation cost between 1 May–15 Dec '19.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: adults receive up to 3% off the accommodation cost between 1 May–15 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Kids stay and eat free: up to 2 children (up to and including 11 years) stay and eat free when sharing a room with one or two adults; not combinable when booking a Virgin Holidays Special Offer Room.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. 

Sorrento Restaurant (dinner; Italian fine dining; antipasto bar; elegant dress code). Portside Buffet restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner; buffet-style International cuisine). Sea Breeze (dinner; à la carte grilled specialities at the beach). Kenko Japanese Restaurant* (Teppanyaki à la carte. This restaurant is not part of the All-Inclusive plan. A premium charge of $20 per person (payable locally, subject to change) applies and children 12 and under eat free). Barefoot Bar & Grill (light lunch bites including hamburgers, hot dogs etc). De Terrace Restaurant (Jamaican à la carte; dress code applies) De Lobby Bar. Port Royal Pub/Lounge. Big Smaddy Bar (by adults-only pool). Reservations are required at à la carte restaurants.

2 swimming pools (1 freeform lagoon-style pool and 1 adults-only with a swim-up pool bar and whirlpool). Spa*. Health and fitness centre. Recreation and sports court (for volleyball and basketball). Snorkelling, kayaks and pedal boats. Tennis, table tennis, pool table and mini-golf. KidSpree™ Vacation Club (supervised activities for kids). Electronic casino* (over 18s only). Off-site water sports centre nearby* (not connected to hotel).

Self-service laundry room with washers and dryers*. Babysitting*. Complimentary parking. Complimentary Internet access. Convenience Store. Newsstand. Gift shop. Cash machine. Unstaffed business centre*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights between 2 Jan-22 Dec

7 nights between 23 Dec '19-1 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages at this property up to and including 11 years.

Dress code: only elegant resort attire is permitted in the restaurants. Flip-Flops, t-shirts, shorts or bathing suits are not allowed.

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Nov 16, 2019 Richard H

my wife and i stayed there in September 2019 in the 3rd block, we had a fantastic time it was dated in places especially our room but was kept so nice and tidy by the staff. air con worked great too even if a little noisy but was needed .The blocks are being renovated one block at a time to a great standard, the adult only pool was closed for a… Read more
my wife and i stayed there in September 2019 in the 3rd block, we had a fantastic time it was dated in places especially our room but was kept so nice and tidy by the staff. air con worked great too even if a little noisy but was needed .The blocks are being renovated one block at a time to a great standard, the adult only pool was closed for a total renovation while i was there, but a work colleague has been since and said its now open and looks great the beach and sea is outstanding and the island wow the jerk chicken hut food is outstanding,the jerk sauce is very fiery the hot dog/nachos/ice cream and popcorn hut food is all great, the young girls on there are so friendly the bare foot bar burgers are great ,actually taste like meat and the fish and fries are great too the drinks are definitely watered down and have quite a kick, bare staff are all great too lovely stalls inside the grounds every day selling great hand crafted items from the locals the main food hall had plenty of choice. the restaurants upstairs was fantastic, we tried the Italian,Japanese and Caribbean most of the staff was so friendly and always pleased to see you. some fantastic shows on at night,would of liked them on a bit later it was my first time in Jamaica and we will definitely come back but with family this time. our tui rep was fantastic and couldn't do more to help. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Holiday at a great friendly resort

Nov 14, 2019 alan_r01 gloucester

We had a fabulous time here, food was generally very good, we tried all the a la cartes and Japanese was best(extra charge but worth it), Sea Breeze, my wife loved the Lobster(extra charge) but the meal was served very fast, we were in and out in 40 minutes and had 3 courses. The Jerk after dark(extra charge) was very dark but food was good, the… Read more
We had a fabulous time here, food was generally very good, we tried all the a la cartes and Japanese was best(extra charge but worth it), Sea Breeze, my wife loved the Lobster(extra charge) but the meal was served very fast, we were in and out in 40 minutes and had 3 courses. The Jerk after dark(extra charge) was very dark but food was good, the Jamaican and Italian were also better than the buffet and service in all restaurants and bars was excellent. Yes there are times when staff are busy and can't interact but that's understandable we found them to be very friendly. The room was perfectly fine, yes the air con is very loud, I turned it to fan at night and with ear plugs couldn't hear it. The cleaner did an excellent job and did our room nice and early which suited us. We went to the small shopping arcade virtually opposite the resort, yes they try to get you in their shop but a simple no thanks will suffice. We bought presents there at a good price. All in all a great holiday for a reasonable price and we would return. Read less
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Nov 14, 2019 Gvlad Toronto, Canada

Trip was excellent as always, 21 times later and I am planning another one in April. This time was just me and my husband and absolutely awesome time to be spend at this beutiful spot. Hospitally and service is TOP notch, management is extremely helpful and people are over the top helpfull.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely beach and delicious food

Nov 13, 2019 GemmaP107 Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada

I will review in point form in order to make it a quick read. FOOD = No complains. Buffet was as good as a buffet can be. Plenty of vegetarian and even vegan options. Omelette station staff were on fire! Jamaican restaurant, seafood restaurant and Italian restaurant were all ace!!!! BEACH = Very clean, beautiful sand, gorgeous clear water and… Read more
I will review in point form in order to make it a quick read. FOOD = No complains. Buffet was as good as a buffet can be. Plenty of vegetarian and even vegan options. Omelette station staff were on fire! Jamaican restaurant, seafood restaurant and Italian restaurant were all ace!!!! BEACH = Very clean, beautiful sand, gorgeous clear water and lots of little fish, barracuda, stingrays and crabs to see. POOLS = Clean and there is always lifeguards in duty. We did have to make a formal complaint about one of the lifeguards for making homophobic comments towards my wife and I, then had to explain to our 7 year old daughter what homophobia is. It was rather appalling that a staff member would be so unprofessional and rude to a kind family. Nothing was ever said to the straight couples literally making out in the pool, but we got a warning for cuddling on the side watching our daughter swim and were told that children didn’t need to see that. DISGUSTING! EVENING ENTERTAINMENT = It was very mediocre. Not at all the kind of evening entertainment you see in Cuba, Mexico or the Dominican. We were rather disappointed but we played Yahtzee and had fun anyway, lol. ROOMS = Very clean, comfortable beds and pillows. AC worked very well but was extremely loud. Bathroom was tiny but had a large clean shower (no bath). KIDS CLUB = I was appalled to say the least! The staff were completely useless, rude, refused to smile and made excuse after excuse as to why the kids could not be in the kids club. They clearly didn’t want to work so the kids club remained pretty much empty the week we were there. The adults vacationing on the resort came together to take turns watching each other’s kids. Perhaps they should hire new staff that like children. Overall, I would recommend this resort for people that don’t have a high enough budget to go to a place with better service. I do not recommend this resort for gay people or families. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Holiday and Great Service

Nov 12, 2019 Dami_345 New York City, New York

The location is great and the overall property is wonderful. Great food selection, a world-class spa, beautiful white sandy beaches, entertainment is great and the suites are huge. Make sure to request building 7. The staff and management are friendly, excellent customer services, over 5 restaurants, and the food is great, I would definitely… Read more
The location is great and the overall property is wonderful. Great food selection, a world-class spa, beautiful white sandy beaches, entertainment is great and the suites are huge. Make sure to request building 7. The staff and management are friendly, excellent customer services, over 5 restaurants, and the food is great, I would definitely return as a guest and recommend it to my family and friends. Read less