Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
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!


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


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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 3603 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great family vacation spot!

    Travelled with our two teenagers and grandpa. We all loved this spot. Lots to do, beautiful grounds. Private adult section. Lots of hits on the beach. The secluded island that you swim across too is the best!

    Dec 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    One week vacation

    We stayed there for a week with my friends, we had a great time all along. We enjoyed the swimming pool, the beach, the beautiful little island, food, drinks etc. The staff were very welcoming and nice, a big thank you Aldane and Shemar :-)

    Dec 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very nice and professional staff

    I visited the Holiday inn resort with two of my friends and we were welcomed by Aldane Bonner and Shemar Gayle everyday at the restaurant. We were impressed by their hospitality and professionalism. :)

    Dec 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    10th time and still love this resort!

    This was my 10th visit to this resort and I couldnt be happier. I wont bang on about the facilities as you will find many reviews about that, but what I will try to convey is why I still want to return time and time again. The 'feel' of this place and the atmosphere is key for me. Ive been to 5 star resorts in Jamaica but none of them has the laid back homely vibe that I get from here. That might not be to everyones taste but if you want a relaxed and friendly vibe this is the place for you. Over the years Ive become friends with many of the wonderful staff and for me they really make this hotel the fabulous place it is today. The customer relations manager Winsome Hooper was amazing as always, the General manager Mr Clark Lobban, hostess Nashay James, bar men Clarence and Damien to name just a few. The wonderful Ki-Shaun kept us entertained with his dancing skills into the wee hours in the hotel nightclub. Rasanai made Karaoke night inclusive and fun. The staff really make this hotel. I love that the resort isnt pretentious, you can dress up or dress down according to your mood or the restaurant you decide to dine in. Yes there is a charge in the Japanese restaurant but the food is so good its worth it. The fillet steak in the Italian restaurant is delicious and is included in your package. Ive would like to address the complaints Ive read on here about the air-con, yes it is a little noisy but I actually prefer this as it drowns out any background noise of other guests etc. I always take ear plugs and its perfect. Ive always found the temperature of the air-con to be just fine. The only complain I had this holiday was with Chukka Tours (booked through the Virgin rep but unrelated to the hotel itself) who failed to collect us for our planned trip and I will be writing a review on them separately due to them not resolving our complaint. I wouldnt advise booking a trip with them though due to our bad experience. Other than that our holiday was perfect. The grounds are truly beautiful and the sunsets over the little island (that in the daytime you can sunbath on) are to die for. I cant wait to return to the Holiday Inn Resort for trip number 11 to see all the wonderful staff again and to enjoy my Jamaican paradise.

    Dec 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Some very good things but.....

    We have just come back from a lovely 10 day break at the Holiday Inn in Montego Bay. The grounds, beaches and public spaces were kept spotless. The beaches were gorgeous with plenty of sunbeds everywhere. Both pools were lovely and the island was our favourite spot to sunbathe, with both of us taking turns to wade back to the bar to top up our drinks! We were especially impressed with the main restaurant which did an incredible job of supplying a continuous supply of tasty food every day with a lot of choice for all palettes. Although individual members of staff were marvellous, the culture of the hotel was not so good. In the past, when visiting Jamaica, we have always been impressed with the cheerfulness and happy atmosphere of the staff. Not so at this hotel. We felt lucky that the lady on the Guest Relations desk did not bother to actually look at us when we mentioned that our room was not cleaned for 2 days out of 3 by 4.30 pm, otherwise we could have been turned into stone! To be fair, things improved on the room front after that although coffee making facilities were not always topped up. We did brave the desk another few times but the lack of any "relationship" at Guest Relations was always there! I think that the Guest Relations ladies had trained the front of house people at the 3 restaurants where one had to book beforehand, although once seated, the waiting staff were pleasant enough although the food was not as good as in the main restaurant in all three places. In summary, a lovely hotel in a good location but unhappy staff do not do the hotel any favours - and the house wines must have been selected by a tea total beverage manager - they were appalling!

    Dec 10, 2019

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