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

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room

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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Food

Oct 24, 2021 230jermainej

Stayed here with my family for a few nights. They have good food and a good family vibe I must mention Keisha from the buffet restaurant, Nashae from the specialty restaurants and Tamika from the burger bar and how can I for get my short friend from the pool bar they along with the GM helped me form my opinion against some things that I perceived… Read more
Stayed here with my family for a few nights. They have good food and a good family vibe I must mention Keisha from the buffet restaurant, Nashae from the specialty restaurants and Tamika from the burger bar and how can I for get my short friend from the pool bar they along with the GM helped me form my opinion against some things that I perceived as troubling will I be back well "The Boss" will decide that, but it was time we'll spent Read less
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Oct 23, 2021 sushannaj May Pen, Jamaica

First and foremost a big shout out to the manager Ms Winsome Hooper and also Ms Karen Guthrie very warm and welcoming ladies, they are professionals and their customer service is excellent. The staff at the front desk is polite and friendly also the bell man that assist us to our room. From the moment we checked in our room, we felt at home, … Read more
First and foremost a big shout out to the manager Ms Winsome Hooper and also Ms Karen Guthrie very warm and welcoming ladies, they are professionals and their customer service is excellent. The staff at the front desk is polite and friendly also the bell man that assist us to our room. From the moment we checked in our room, we felt at home, room was comfortable and exceed our expectations. I spent 3 nights there with my family to celebrate my birthday and I enjoyed every minute of it. We experience the different restaurants and it was very good, I especially liked the Italian restaurant. The nightly entertainment we enjoyed it. My daughter didn't want to leave as she wanted to stay an extra night because she enjoyed herself so much. Thumbs up to you guys!!! Read less
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Oct 22, 2021 easyriderNh Rochester, New Hampshire

We have only been home a few days since we spent 3 weeks at the wonderful Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay and we miss it desperately already, especially the STAFF, which is undeniably the BEST! This was our 24th visit and each time is better than the visit before! How can that be?! We want to thank Miss Winsome, the new General Manager for… Read more
We have only been home a few days since we spent 3 weeks at the wonderful Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay and we miss it desperately already, especially the STAFF, which is undeniably the BEST! This was our 24th visit and each time is better than the visit before! How can that be?! We want to thank Miss Winsome, the new General Manager for EVERYTHING she did to make our stay so magical. We were celebrating our birthdays and our 50th Wedding Anniversary and all the special treatment she gave us was beyond compare and so unexpected! The gazebo surprise party was so beautiful….the champagne, the beautiful cake, the awesome “toast and song” from Carl🙂. Chef Omar and Chef Francis “you both outdid yourselves”! AWESOME CHEFS!! It was so special to spend time on this vacation getting to know you both better. Thank you to all our friends who were there to make our evening so very special. Romaine, you were outstanding in serving us our amazing private dinner. we will NEVER forget that evening.❤️We love you all and are so grateful! Our oceanfront suite was so beautiful! the view was spectaculat and we loved starting our days with Jamaican coffee on the balcony and looking out to the gorgeous ocean and beach! Thank you Melissa for making our room a wonderful oasis every day. The Welcome Bed was overwhelming! we miss your beautiful smile❤️ Cutty, you are such a great beach raker and an even better friend. Thanks for helping Paul with the decorations! Steve & Carl….great friends and wonderful teamleaders. Your friendliness brings us joy! Special thanks to Romae, Izzy, Aldane, Romaine & Olive. Clarence “Where’s the ball”. we had a blast on our last night at Port Royal. Thanks for such a beautiful last drink ONE LOVE. Kevin you are an amazing bartender but even more so an amazing FRIEND! If you want to spend your vacation ina magical, beautiful, tropical paradise the Holiday Inn is the only place to be. Beautiful beach, gorgeous grounds and best of all the most AMAZING staff ever, led by a caring, beautiful GM. LOVE to you Miss Winsome and all your great team! See you in December🌴💕 Read less
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Oct 19, 2021 Lorraine B

My experience was bad 👎I have stand in line for 45mins food I was told water was not included rate. The room was not clean. The staffs were not friendly and there was not enough staffs to service us. The service was very poor all round from the front desk to the wait staffs
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Oct 19, 2021 amishchicrd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Where to begin. The food was beyond bad!!!! Nothing on the buffet is edible. Some items you can't even chew like rubber. Nothing made any sense in the buffet, bread was not with the butter, no tarter sauce ir ketchup to go with the so called fish!!!!!Rice was everything, you name it they made it with rice!!!!! Never again would I ever vacation at… Read more
Where to begin. The food was beyond bad!!!! Nothing on the buffet is edible. Some items you can't even chew like rubber. Nothing made any sense in the buffet, bread was not with the butter, no tarter sauce ir ketchup to go with the so called fish!!!!!Rice was everything, you name it they made it with rice!!!!! Never again would I ever vacation at this or if this riu is a sample of other riu than I will be at mine of them. When you enter the resort, they tell you nothin about the other hotels in the area or if there is a casino near by. No one knows anything. Just a bad experience all around!!!!! Read less