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
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • 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-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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Traveller rating

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Feb 25, 2021 Glenese29

omg what can i say. Thank you to everyone who helped me and my family celebrate my brothers bday 2/14/2021. From Joseph @ the Jerk Hut the light skin bald brotha at the adults only pool ( you move a great shoulder my friend) the guys at the Towels, kayak and sailboat booth you guys were very sweet and patient thank you very much. to everyone in… Read more
omg what can i say. Thank you to everyone who helped me and my family celebrate my brothers bday 2/14/2021. From Joseph @ the Jerk Hut the light skin bald brotha at the adults only pool ( you move a great shoulder my friend) the guys at the Towels, kayak and sailboat booth you guys were very sweet and patient thank you very much. to everyone in the buffet except the one guy we asked for a cup of water but instead got an eye roll. any who besides him you all are amazing thank you for being quick and keeping everything clean. But a special shout out to Chef Oscar Gordon and Romaine 2nd floor restaurant omgeee you guys i could've just cried. You guys made our experience in Jamaica the most memorable. The cake was a special touch. From the bottom of my heart thank you Chef Oscar sending a big hug from the states. Read less
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Feb 24, 2021 183tamara Atlanta, Georgia

My fiancé and I enjoyed our recent extended weekend get-a-way at this resort. The landscaping outside, ocean view, and food were the best! We also enjoyed the food! Delicious! The musicians at dinner were great. We especially liked the steel drum band and performers. This is a good resort that offers good value for what you spend. The staff was… Read more
My fiancé and I enjoyed our recent extended weekend get-a-way at this resort. The landscaping outside, ocean view, and food were the best! We also enjoyed the food! Delicious! The musicians at dinner were great. We especially liked the steel drum band and performers. This is a good resort that offers good value for what you spend. The staff was very cordial to us and we enjoyed our mini vacation. I would recommend some minor upgrades on property to receive a 5 star review. We felt safe at this property during pandemic and on site COVID testing is available on property which was required to travel back to the U.S. Read less
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Feb 24, 2021 GAZATHUG

everyone tells you no you have to get things for yourselves. management very disrespectful and unattentive. one shining light was desreen and shevron otherwise thumbs down staffs tells you no they cant get food from the jerk hut for you. very limited drink options at the bars, limited activities and aweful restaurant manager (female in orange)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing all-inclusive Honeymoon!

Feb 13, 2021 SafiFariaa Ottawa, Canada

We (Safi and Fariaa) had an unforgettable honeymoon at the Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay during the midst of a global pandemic. There was no shuttle from the airport, so we took the standard $30 USD taxi. We got to the hotel within 10-15 minutes. We had our temperatures checked, hands sanitized, and then contactless check-in. We enjoyed the… Read more
We (Safi and Fariaa) had an unforgettable honeymoon at the Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay during the midst of a global pandemic. There was no shuttle from the airport, so we took the standard $30 USD taxi. We got to the hotel within 10-15 minutes. We had our temperatures checked, hands sanitized, and then contactless check-in. We enjoyed the activities around the grounds, like kayaking, swimming, and lounging on the little make-shift island. They had all sorts of social activities, like karaoke night, contests, games, and even a trivia contest we won. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the breakfast and lunch buffets. For dinner, we skipped the dinner buffets and opted for the 'by reservation only' a la carte dinners. We had Italian one night, Jamaican, Seafood, and on New Year's eve, they had a special New Year's eve gala buffet dinner for everyone. In between meals, we thoroughly enjoyed the hut that served burgers, fish, and fries all day from 11am to 1am. The cumin scented salt fish was to die for. We had it multiple times every day. To prevent the spread of any potential viruses, the hotel staff would serve the buffet. We could see the hotel staff thoroughly wiping down all chairs and tables after each meal and changing table covers. We felt like they took very strong measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We felt safe at all times as guests were required to wear masks in all public places. The staff was super friendly and ensured we were well taken care of. Best of all, they did not bug us for tips at all. Which made giving them tips feel even more appreciative. They staff got to know us and would make our special strawberry smoothie for breakfast without us even asking by the third day. The shop on the resort was a one stop shop for us, as we got all our souvenirs right here, for even cheaper than the price at the airport. And the bed was so soft, it would put us to sleep within minutes. The bathroom was a little outdated. But we spent most of our time in the resort. We highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a fun filled all inclusive in Jamaica. Read less
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Feb 8, 2021 Shontay T Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Well this is not my first time staying here at Holiday Inn. This may be time number 10 or so (not sure). Sooooo let's start, the food is average. What I cam say is over the years, I thought it have gotta better (speaking of the buffet only) but it hasn't. It's not horrible but definitely could be better. Jamaica has GREAT food and they should… Read more
Well this is not my first time staying here at Holiday Inn. This may be time number 10 or so (not sure). Sooooo let's start, the food is average. What I cam say is over the years, I thought it have gotta better (speaking of the buffet only) but it hasn't. It's not horrible but definitely could be better. Jamaica has GREAT food and they should have MORE traditional dishes. Stop catering to one group of people (I will leave it there). We visit Jamaica because of it's rich history, culture and beauty (well that's why I visit). The people are amazing too! The resort itself is ok. Not horrible... EVERY time I visited the property, nothing seemed to have changed, expected the name....Holiday Inn Sunspree to just Holiday Inn Resort. The resort doesn't need million dollar renovations. Simple cosmetic things to change the look and update things. Well I day, take a chance. You don't have to spend thousands to have a great vacation in Jamaica! ***We are here during Covid-19 and they are making sure things are CLEAN. WE DEFINITELY FEEL SAFE! Read less