S Hotel Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

With its high-end design, jaw-droppingly gorgeous spa, 24-hour gym, and dazzling dining spots, this sophisticated hotel wouldn’t look out of place in one of the world’s cool cities (think Miami or LA) – of course, you won’t be disappointed to find yourself along Doctor’s Cave Beach instead. The incredible location on the palm-fringed sands mean you get stunning views from the rooftop Sky Deck – with its glass-enclosed pool, comfy cabanas, and Jamaican-tapas menu exclusively for those staying in the Sky Club Suites. If you’d rather be nearer the sands, S Hotel Montego Bay also comes with an equally enticing beachside pool with daybeds, a pool bar, and a trendy vibe.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on Doctor’s Cave beach. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 5-10 minutes.

Hotel information

120 rooms. Boutique in style, Essential Standard rooms are located on each floor and face the exterior hallways and the Hip Strip, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Deluxe rooms overlook the Hip Strip, with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Ocean View Suites feature custom-designed bathrooms with a free-standing soaking tub, walk-in shower with three showerheads and sitting area with a Juliet balcony.

Sky Club Ocean View Spa Suites as above but these rooms are located on higher floors of the hotel, offering a better sea view. These rooms include access to the exclusive Sky Deck with Sky Pool, bar and lounge.

Spacious Signature Sky Suites have a living area, kitchen and a loft space with a free-standing tub, separate shower and walk-in closet. These rooms include access to the exclusive Sky Deck with Sky Pool, bar and lounge.

5 restaurants and bars; Rock Steady (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving artisanal Jamaican and international cuisine), The Marketplace (open for breakfast including buffet service), The Pool Bar & Grill (all-day menu and healthy snacks), Tracks & Records (located in front of the hotel, offering a casual dining experience), lobby bar and Sky Deck (Jamaican-tapas menu exclusively for Sky Club Suite guests). 24-hour room service*.

Swimming pool. Irie Baths and Spa*. 24-hour gym.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful boutique hotel

Feb 28, 2021 rae_baeH Chicago, Illinois

This boutique hotel is extremely beautiful!! Friendly staff, good food, and the fancy atmosphere made my 6 day stay incredible. I enjoyed the transparent infinity pool, such a cool amenity. I went to breakfast every morning and I loved that American and Jamaican options were always readily available. The hotel is located in such a perfect… Read more
This boutique hotel is extremely beautiful!! Friendly staff, good food, and the fancy atmosphere made my 6 day stay incredible. I enjoyed the transparent infinity pool, such a cool amenity. I went to breakfast every morning and I loved that American and Jamaican options were always readily available. The hotel is located in such a perfect convenient place, stores and souvenir shops are in walking distance. The beach is connected to the hotel, which is great, there is a bar and employees serving coconuts once you’re settled on the beach. Can’t wait to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Excellent Birthday Adventure with Mom

Feb 26, 2021 dmdelgado1858 Miami, Florida

My second visit to the S Hotel and first for Mom. A++ on all accounts. Andres Cope made our stay enjoyable, ensuring excellent service and accommodations. Restaurant Manager Farah provided a wonderful birthday surprise dinner for Mom, complete with shout-out from the Band. Driver Romaine Levy rounded out the trip with a North Coast tour and… Read more
My second visit to the S Hotel and first for Mom. A++ on all accounts. Andres Cope made our stay enjoyable, ensuring excellent service and accommodations. Restaurant Manager Farah provided a wonderful birthday surprise dinner for Mom, complete with shout-out from the Band. Driver Romaine Levy rounded out the trip with a North Coast tour and stop to Mom’s alma mater in Brown’s Town. The Hotel, staff and setting was perfect. COVID Testing at the hotel was professional and the airport procedures efficient. If you need to relax, eat great food and feel safe amid COVID protocols, this the the place to be. No crazy Sandals crowds, just chill. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating THE MOST PHENOMENAL STAFF, SERVICE, AMENITIES AND HOTEL...feels like my second home...

Feb 25, 2021 MzShar Connecticut

I stayed at the S hotel with my mom, twice in the past month (December and January). On our first trip, we had amazing service. The staff is exceptional & goes out of their way to ensure you are happy at every turn, They are exceptionally dedicated to the property, and ensuring your stay is amazing. Food, entertainment, service, and SPA!! ---… Read more
I stayed at the S hotel with my mom, twice in the past month (December and January). On our first trip, we had amazing service. The staff is exceptional & goes out of their way to ensure you are happy at every turn, They are exceptionally dedicated to the property, and ensuring your stay is amazing. Food, entertainment, service, and SPA!! --- WONDERFUL! I have been back home to Jamaica almost 40 times in the last 15 years I have lived in the States, and I have always stayed at my home (which is just minutes away from the hotel). I chose to stay at the S Hotel primarily for its ease of location and access to Doctor's Cave Beach which is included within your stay. S Hotel is located on the Hip Strip, Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, and therefore is a mere 5 minutes away from the airport, downtown, beaches, and duty-free shopping. Location, location, location!! We spent a week on our first trip. Upon leaving the hotel, as soon as we got back to the States we booked our second stay. It was a no-brainer that we would stay at the S Hotel once again. The staff is world-class and it was a pleasure to see them every single day. For our second trip, we spent almost 3 weeks. The beach view rooms are worth it! You have a view of the beach, the pool, and a view of the beautiful grounds, which is convenient, as you can enjoy nighttime dinner entertainment from your balcony. On both trips, I felt incredibly safe. There were temperature checks at the security/gated entrance of the hotel. No one with a temp is allowed on the property. Once you enter any of the public areas, you are also temp checked and asked to sanitize your hands at each stop/station. Outdoor seating further maximizes safety against COVID-19. Quite frankly, I felt safer here than I have in other places here in Connecticut. The hotel also offers on-property COVID-19 testing, giving travelers their results in hours, easing travel, and making it really convenient for international travel and departure. Special mention and shout out goes to Andres, Zaria, Delroy, Odeth, Demara, Mustafa, Sheree, Ricardo, Rohan, Marsha from housekeeping, Russell, Samantha, Farah, Amanda, Chantal, Stacey, Dwayne, Chef Gregory and Maurice, Timera, Kim, Monifa, Renee, Kedesha and Tameika. The bar knew which drinks I liked and looked forward to making them, always, thanks, Rohan! The breakfast staff, Odeth, Delroy, Sheree, and Demara, started my day right! They made us feel so exceptionally special, allowing us to truly relax and get ready for the day ahead. Kenora, the singer, at night, made the time memorable as well. She made me feel at home, every night...it reminded me of my days at Sumfest, a nice musical evening is always in store with her. Sweet, sweet reggae music. The property is the perfect mix of modern and Jamaican traditional, which I appreciate. Bravissimo S Hotel and Staff! We cannot wait for our 3rd stay! This hotel and its staff are impressive and one of the best experiences I've had. I've spent time in hotels in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, and none of those experiences are on par or are quite like my time with S Hotel and their staff. The staff, the staff, the staff!! I cannot say it enough, but it really is the staff that makes this property so special, and I cannot thank them enough! Truly a special place, a gem in a sea of hotels and options! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spectacular

Feb 23, 2021 TravelLady035 Atlanta, Georgia

The S Hotel exceeded my expectations. It was a lovely setting to celebrate my birthday. The hotel is stunning and a great base to explore Jamaica. Lovely ocean view rooms. Covid protocols in place made me feel as safe as possible. Staff goes above and beyond. Shout out to Andres at the front desk and Russell for their excellent service. There… Read more
The S Hotel exceeded my expectations. It was a lovely setting to celebrate my birthday. The hotel is stunning and a great base to explore Jamaica. Lovely ocean view rooms. Covid protocols in place made me feel as safe as possible. Staff goes above and beyond. Shout out to Andres at the front desk and Russell for their excellent service. There was a limited breakfast and dinner menu. Each breakfast has a daily Jamaican option. Close walking distance to other restaurants to try, Tracks & Records, The Pelican & Marguerites Seafood. I definitely would return for another stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Food and Great Service

Feb 22, 2021 Betsy R Puerto Rico

I highly recommend the S Hotel! The breakfast and dinner was complimentary with our stay. Each breakfast included American and Jamaican options— same with dinner. The jerk chicken, escovitch snapper, and lamb shank were all so delicious! Live music was included at dinner. The hotel service is great— Andres at the front desk is truly the best! If… Read more
I highly recommend the S Hotel! The breakfast and dinner was complimentary with our stay. Each breakfast included American and Jamaican options— same with dinner. The jerk chicken, escovitch snapper, and lamb shank were all so delicious! Live music was included at dinner. The hotel service is great— Andres at the front desk is truly the best! If you want to book excursions, I highly recommend Romaine with Levy Transfers and Tours! He was recommended by the hotel front desk. Romaine provides customized service at great prices! We did a tour to the bamboo rafts and it was so great we booked a day trip to Negril for the next day! We went to 7 mile beach and Ricks Cafe — the service was above and beyond. Romaine provided complimentary water, Red Stripe, and big bottle of rum punch. You can reach out to him on WhatsApp prior to your trip to discuss options 1-876-891-1591. Also be sure to take advantage of the Irie Baths and sauna in the lower level of the hotel — no appointment needed from 6pm -10pm! So relaxing. Read less