Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay
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- All Inclusive Features
Our OpinionA real Holiday Inn. Despite being an older resort, this hotel is a good, basic 3.5 star hotel. Very small beach area. Not the best resort and not quite 4 stars as rated, but if other resorts are out of budget, then the Holiday Inn Sunspree is recommended for its great value.
OverviewThe Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay, provides one of the best value for all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Great for families, it successfully captures the laid back vibe and beauty of this tropical island.
Location: On 1/2 mile of white sand beach, 20 min drive to downtown Montego Bay, 10 min from the airport, championship golf courses nearby.
We didn't know what to expect as it was our first time in Jamaica, we were in block 6 near the Jerk chicken shack and overlooking a beautiful beach, our bed was huge and so comfortable, we were here for 2 weeks and tbh it was not long enough, we didn't want to come home, the hotel was lovely and the food equally as good, We did a few excursions which we enjoyed, the island is lovely and friendly and we found the mountain roads and trips to the south a bit bumpy but fascinating and well worth the visits, didnt really need to leave the resort much as it has everything you need, the all inclusive wine was not the best but all the other drinkks were fine, would definately go back and fully intend to, the staff were excellent well most of them, apart from a middle aged woman in the clothing shop, she actually stopped me spending a substantial amount of money, the younger girl had me totally buying she was so pleasant, but even she had to step back to let the ignorant !!!!!!! Refuse my sale because I was about 2 english pence short of over a hundred pounds! I even vowed to return minutes after with the cash but still was treated so bad, like a theif! just go elsewhere it is cheaper anyway, but the whole place is wonderful and we will return hopefully soon, miss this place and the lovely people 😀
Only stayed for one night at this resort. Catching a cruise ship that is sailing out of Montego Bay and couldn't get there early enough to guarantee boarding on time. The resort is huge. 6 or 7 buildings. We were given an ocean view room after signing up for the a Holiday Inn frequently guest program. View was lovely. The resort has a lot of ocean frontage that has very nice sand beaches. There are multiple pools spread over the property. Grounds were well maintained. Life guards visible. Our room in building 1 was old and dated. Fortunately the bed was great. It's hard to not have floors feel dirty when on a beach. I felt the floor dirty as were the corners which comes with older properties. A/C struggled to cool down the room but the bed spread was so warming that we were too hot or too cold if out from under. Bathroom was awkward and caulk thick. Water from upper units roared in the bath drain.The food offered on the buffet (this is all inclusive) was one of the weakest I've ever eaten off. Salad was lettuce. No shredded carrots, etc to add to the salad. One mixed bean salad and a crab also there. I went through the line twice to see if I was missing something but choices were not there. Thank goodness I'd not booked a week. I'd have been going out to eat at local restaurants after paying for food at the resort. We saw the usual patron with over flowing plates and wondered what they were taking but I knew it wasn't there. My wife said the mashed potatoes were good.
I loved this resort. The staff were polite, friendly, helpful. Special note for waitresses Rochelle, Latoya & Supervisor Shirley. The bathroom was a bit small for me and there were 3 of us in the room but the beds were comfortable and spacious. Will definitely stay there again.
This is our 5th year traveling to Jamaica during Thanksgiving break. We had a group of 26 this year from Pittsburgh. The hotel is clean. The beach and island are amazing. You can always find something to eat at the buffet and the restaurants at night are very good. It is because of the staff that we return every year. We enjoy the friendliness of the people. Paul starts our morning off right with a smile and delicious omelette. Christopher at the pool grill makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches and is always happy to serve. We enjoy spending the day at the pool and talking with the life guards. We were happy to see Mario and Quasi there again this year. It is like returning home and seeing family. We enjoy their conversation and learn so much about the culture of Jamaica. It makes us love and appreciate the island and its people. The entertainment staff keeps us busy all week. They host activities and games all day at the pool. They keep the kids busy and make it so fun for them. We love Yuki and remember her from previous years. She is outgoing and so good with the kids. We miss some of the shows like Star Time. We enjoy being able to interact with the staff and make new friends. This year we met Hartlon. He was very entertaining and really went out of his way to get to know us. He always made sure we were having a great time and participating in all the fun. Again, it is because of the relationships we have developed with the staff that brings us back to the Holiday Inn every year. We can't wait until next year. Only 354 days until we return. ONE LOVE and RESPECT
There is good value here, but you have to align your expectations with the price level compared to other AI in the area.The place is clean and efforts to maintain and keep it that way are obvious.The food at buffet is above average for mass produced. Always something to fit your fancy. The restaurants are great option to mix it up even if just for change of scenery. Jerk hut, barefoot bar and grill round out a good offering of food for the price.The staff are friendly for the most part. Open up a bit and tip those you repeat interact with. A couple singles here and there go a long way and some deserve that and more.The beach and pool are wonderful but don't expect a vigorous swim. The snorkelling in and around this place is not to be missed. Lots of creatures to see.Hit the water sport area for some fun if the flag is right. This can be frustrating but the coastal area here is limiting in what it can offer.Entertainment is just ok, but inline with pricing. If you stay 7 nights you can count on 3-4 good shows but don't expect a hit every night. On those nights hit the piano bar or take the shuttle to margaritaville.We had a great vacation here and will be back. Any issues we had were handled effectively enough. It was stress free and I would recommend to friends.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
- Pizza & ice cream for kids and parents
- A la carte dinner option
- Domestic drinks 10am-1am
- Wine w/lunch and dinner
- Theme/beach party nights
- Adult disco (drinks till 2am)
- Sunfish sailing
- Pedal boats
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Fitness centre
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Adult disco, drinks included till 2am
- Several restaurants
- Piano bar
- Adult disco
- Magnificent, large pool
- Oceanfront whirlpool
- Tennis courts
- Fitness centre
- Gift Shops
- Oceanside wedding gazebo
- WiFi internet (fee)
- Games Room (fee)
- Golf nearby
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 4 persons
- Same as above with partial oceanview
- Same as above with oceanfront location
- Same as above with separate living room
- Pullout sofabed
- Max occupancy 4 adults and 1 child
For the Kids - Baby club (1-3 yrs), Kid's Klubhouse (4-12 yrs), available 9am-5pm & 6pm-9pm. Babysitting service available (fee).
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Holiday Inn Resort Montego BayMontego Bay,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Rose Hall, Montego Bay Jamaica
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