Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional Value!
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay, Play, and Eat Free.

The beachfront Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica boasts fresh accommodations, conscientious staff and endless activities. With the all-inclusive vacation package, you can leave your worries at home. This family-friendly resort is conveniently located just five minutes from Sangster International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Montego Bay.

Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica has some of the island's best chefs whipping up everything from frothy cappuccinos and spicy jerk to midnight snacks and kids' fare. Whether you choose to feast on a fusion of Jamaican-Caribbean specialties by the ocean's edge or pass the pasta in our terrace trattoria, you will certainly savor every bite.

Relax, rejuvenate, and unwind in the comfort of the unique Spa and Beauty Salon ideally located in the lush Garden Courtyard. Choose a Swedish or Aromatherapy massage, a smooth Body scrub with honey and ginger, a Caviar and Peel facial, or treat yourself at the Nail bar or full-service hair salon.

For active guests, watersports include snorkeling, pedal boats, kayaks, catamarans, and a lagoon shaped, free-form swimming pool with wheelchair accessibility. There is also an adults-only pool featuring a swim-up bar and whirlpool. On-site activities include a state-of-the-art fitness center with 24-hour room key access. The facility is equipped with Life cycles, stair steppers, treadmills, universal and free weights.

The KidSpree Vacation Club is open daily and completely Free! Open daily from 9am to 9pm, children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years are welcome in the Granny's Nursery, 4 to 7 years for the Adventurers, and 8 to 12 years for the Wonder Years. The kids' club is complete with an adjacent playground, jungle gyms and slides that are safely located in a fenced playground right on the beach. The older kids will enjoy the new state-of-the-art Game Room featuring a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Some of those include Xbox36¨ (fee), pool tables, shuffleboards, volleyball, a basketball court, 9-hole miniature golf course, water fountain, and much more!

Learn more about Jamaica.


Montego Bay - Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 7 miles
Norman Manley (KIN) : 95 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1971
Last Renovation: 2015
Accessible rooms: 7
Floors: 4
Suites: 27
Total rooms: 520


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory JAMAICA'S TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS SMOKING PROHIBITED IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES: •All enclosed places (Restaurants, bars, lobby areas and rooms) •Public transportation •Work places • Government owned and occupied buildings •Health facilities including pharmacies •Sports, athletics and recreational facilities for use by the public •Educational institutions •Areas specifically for use by children • And places of collective use such as bus stops. Persons may be fined or imprisoned.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 3314 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Honeymoon Trip

    My husband and I cannot say enough good things about our experience at this resort. From the second we walked in, we were treated so wonderfully. Every employee seemed to know we were on our honeymoon and remembered us every time we bumped into them. The drinks were great. The food was marvelous. We really enjoyed the jerk chicken and pork at the Jerk hut. We got amazing massages from Yolande and the other girls at the spa. Saskia offered us a complimentary photo shoot and she did such a great job taking our pictures. Even in the pouring rain. We spent a whole day in Ocho Rios visiting the Blue Hole. Our driver, Peter Cargill, is absolutely amazing at what he does. He drove us to some places to shop, get authentic Jamaican cuisine, and even stopped at a few spots for us to take pictures. All while giving us so much knowledge about Jamaica. We will keep in touch with Peter and continue to call him our friend because he really left an impression on us and our trip. We will DEFINITELY be returning. Hopefully sooner rather than later :)

    Jun 02, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Coming back

    Hello, we will be heading back to your great resort again this time it’s our 32th wedding anniversary. The people and food at your resort makes it stand out. Waiting in anticipation Susan and Jack Bonnett Ramsay

    May 31, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Holiday

    Visited here earlier this month. Journey from the airport took minutes 10 to be exact. Hotel is dated and so are the rooms, however the rooms are spotless, cleaned daily and the room we had 1432 was very large and had a seating area. The view from our room was beautiful. The pool area is spotless and manned by a number of lifeguards. Pool bar serves burgers and sandwiches and they have a soft drinks machine where you can help yourself, they also have the jerk hut which serves chicken and pork and is lovely but unless you leave off the jerk sauce be prepared for unbelievably hot food. The hotel has a lovely island which you can walk over to through the shallow water, the only thing this lacks is somewhere to get drinks other than that it’s lovely. Water aerobics with Terry is great probably the best I have been fortunate enough to take part in. Entertainment in the evening is a bit hit and miss the best show we saw was the Motown group they were amazing and had everyone on their feet dancing and singing. There is no real area to sit in the evening apart from the restaurant so if you wanted to watch the evening entertainment you had to sit on the sunbeds. This really needs to be looked at. Holiday overall was great, staff couldn’t do enough for you. We had a fab time and would go back without any hesitation.

    May 31, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pay a little more and go elsewhere

    Ok where do I begin, this hotel is very dated but does have a colonial feel about it. The maid service was limited we were in block 1 with very noisy air con and poor view of anything, we were overlooking the staff area and tennis court, we had coffee making facilities with enough for 1 coffee, no kettle if anyone needed to make up bottles for babies, one lady was told to boil the water through the coffee maker. My friend fell on a wet floor in the dining room, while still on the floor they put a wet floor sign by the side of her, luckily witnessed by several other people who have given statements, she was then taken to see a very rude nurse who asked her why she was crying! Torn cruciate ligament will usually make you cry! Customer service was appalling with us spending hours in the room waiting for phone calls and days back and too to hospital, all this while conversing in patois around us which I found incredibly rude when the conversation was about us and my friends injury.On a positive the bar staff and restaurant staff worked really hard but apart from that this hotel has no endearing qualities, beach is fairly nice but dredging in the adult area makes it feel like clay under your feet and pool is full of kids, adult pool is tiny and is basically a bar in a bit of water. I'm amazed at how many people have stated they come here more than once, if you want cheap and not so cheerful holiday, come here, otherwise pay a little more and go to a Rui.

    May 29, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We returned last week from our latest visit to The Holiday Inn Resort in Montego was 2 weeks of perfect bliss!! This was our 18th visit and it’s like “going home”. It is amazing and hard to believe it could get better than the last time but it does!! On our first day back we received 14 hugs from the unbelievable staff....they are all so friendly and helpful and they go the extra steps to make your stay great. Miss Winsome (Beautiful Lady With The Beautiful Name) is caring and so special to us. She is the perfect representative of the beautiful Jamaican people. Thank you Miss Winsome for ALL you do to make our vacation “extra special” each and every time we visit your beautiful country. We appreciate you more than words can say!! Thank you to Melissa (our #1 Jamaican daughter!!!!) for doing such a wonderful job on our room, never missing a thing and taking such good care of is a JOY to go into our beautiful, clean room at the end of every day after being on the beach all day!! We miss you already!! Many THANKS go to some very “special” people.....O’Neil (aka The Sandman), Steve (head lifeguard) and Orette (adult pool bartender) all work extra-hard to make our days very special. Orette.....that new drink you made us every morning to start our day was FANTASTIC!!!!! Looking forward to it when we go back in November (or maybe before)!! A new great evening event this visit was “JERK AFTER DARK”....brainchild of Head Chef Omar. Tables set up right on the beach, tiki torches, toes in the sand and an unbelievable menu (so delicious) with great servers (Tashalee and Clevon), bartender (Kadeem) and such a wonderful and passionate chef (Annagaye). What a great team that gave us 2 special evenings of memories that will last a lifetime!!!! The full moon sure co-operated, too! Thank you all.....well worth the $25.00 surcharge and we look forward to booking it again at each visit in the future. Even after all our many visits to The Holiday Inn, they always keep it “new” with constant improvements and new surprises.The beaches are looking great each time....that”s what we love the most and we appreciate all the work you continue to do to keep them so beautiful. The snorkeling right off the beach is so great and we really enjoyed the “cool” experience this time of being there when the SPRITES were by the pier!! Thousands of shiny, silver fish in schools that we could slowly just snorkel was awesome!! Saw some beautiful rays every day and evening much fun! Found some beautiful shells was all great! Just a quick Hello to our new friends Joe & Jan from NJ. It was like karma meeting you both and a real bonus to our vacation....we missed you when you left but Paul smiled and I cried when we found your little message under the hut that we shared for a few was so cool to meet you and hopefully will see you there again in the future. Also Hello to our beach mates from Albania (Toronto). As we said to you all....we felt very fortunate to be on the same beach with such life-loving brought us JOY every day just watching you sing, dance and enjoy each other and the magic of friendship....a true inspiration!! Our next 2 weeks are already booked and we are already counting the months and days until then. Thank you ALL at HIR for making our stay SO SPECIAL....we love you all.

    May 28, 2019
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