Explore unique Saint Andrew Jamaica hotels, inns, guesthouses, villas and bed-and-breakfasts. Saint Andrew Jamaica hotels include the capital of Kingston and the spectacular Blue Mountains. There's something here to suit every visitor and every budget!
In Kingston, Jamaica
Alhambra Inn – 1 Tucker Ave., Kingston 6
This beautiful boutique hotel or inn is located on the eastern edge of Kingston, near the National Stadium, and convenient to downtown, uptown, the university and the airport. The architecture is Spanish, with red tile roofs and balconies. The property is safe and gated, the staff is attentive, and there are lovely courtyards with plants and water fountains everywhere. The rooms are extra spacious and clean and have A/C. The owners’ collection of island antiques, furniture, and other "odds and ends" are on display for their guests’ enjoyment. The inn's facilities are basic and include a restaurant, swimming pool and a bar. Breakfast is included in the price. Phone: 876.978.9072 or 876.978.9073 or contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check them out on Facebook.
Courtleigh Hotel & Suites – 85 Knutsford Blvd.,New Kingston
Heftier prices here but we’re in the big city, folks! This 10-story family-owned hotel is about 25 minutes from Norman Manley International and is situated right in the heart of the business/financial district between the Hilton and Jamaica Pegasus. Clubs and restaurants are all within easy walking distance. It has 126 clean and spacious rooms and suites with stunning views over Kingston, the beautiful Caribbean, or the mountains. The suites are particularly large, with separate living and dining area, and a kitchenette. With a good restaurant (Alexander’s), a refreshing (but very small) pool, and a friendly, helpful staff, this is a good and safe recommendation for business travelers and tourists alike. Phone: 876.929.9000. Visit them on the web.
Spanish Court Hotel – 1 St. Lucia Ave., Kingston 5
Again, we're in the big city now so the prices might be a little higher than our usual suggestions, but the Spanish Court Hotel is Kingston's first new hotel in 40 years and is well worth your consideration. Opened June 14, 2009, this trendy, chic, boutique hotel is near the heart of New Kingston, near Independence Park, 3 miles from Devon House, 4 miles from the Bob Marley Museum, handy to the Redbones Blues Cafe and across the road from the British High Commission. The 107 rooms are spacious, very modern, and comfortable and all are equipped with free wireless internet and high-speed (wired) internet, 42-inch flat-panel plasma TVs, a mini fridge, in-room safes and coffeemakers. There is also a fitness room. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning and the full restaurant menu is available from room service 24 hours a day. Guests report that the service at the hotel is efficient and extremely friendly. A small "lap pool" is located on top of a narrow 2nd floor rooftop-deck over the lobby. For your convenience, there's a grocery store across the street. Spanish Court offers free parking and is a smoke-free facility. They offer special rates for weekends and other times, so be sure to ask about those when you contact them. Phone: 876.926.0000. Visit them on the web.
Terra Nova All Suite Hotel - 17 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica
In the heart of New Kingston, this lovely boutique hotel has welcomed guests since 1959. Terra Nova is known for quiet elegance, excellent cuisine and remarkable service. The building is a beautifully restored colonial mansion built in 1924 by Mr. H Alexander, a member of one of the wealthiest Kingstonian families as a wedding gift for his bride. It's a great location for leisure visitors, but also caters to business guests with every amenity. The suites are large, elegantly decorated, and feature every amenity you would expect. The room rates are quite reasonable for an elegant hotel of this caliber. Phone: 876.926.2211, 876.926.9334. Visit them on the web.
Kingston area, Jamaica
Anchorage Bed and Breakfast – 2 Gwendon Park Ave., Norbrook, Kingston, Saint Andrew
Located in the beautiful residential foothills of Norbrook on the outskirts of Kingston, the Anchorage B&B is about 10 minutes from New Kingston. They offer a nice variety of rooms, most with modern private bathrooms. All contain ceiling fans, air conditioning and cable TV. There are also four charming cottages and apartments, some of which can accommodate larger families. All of the rooms are tastefully decorated with lovely artwork and modern facilities and it’s all surrounded by lush, colorful gardens. They also offer wireless internet access. A great base for exploring Kingston. Phone 876.925.1067 or 876.924.2113. Visit them on the web.
City View Hotel - Mannings Hill Rd., Smokey Vale, Kingston, Saint Andrew
Guests love the charming "home away from home" atmosphere of this lovely place. Smokey Vale is a residential area with beautiful homes and gardens located in the hills overlooking Kingston and the bay. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, City View is a wonderful retreat for peace, quiet and relaxation yet close enough to all the things you want to see and do in Kingston. The hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Bent, and their staff provide top-notch friendly service. Rooms are very spacious and nicely decorated with all the amenities like private bathrooms, TV and FREE wireless internet. Their rate includes continental breakfast and the on-site restaurant reportedly serves delicious meals! The lovely gardens on the property are perfect for relaxing after a busy day. Phone 876.969.4390 or 876.969.4009. Visit them on the web.
Neita's Nest Bed and Breakfast - Stony Hill, Kingston, Saint Andrew
Check out this artsy and charming bed and breakfast in the Stony Hill area which is north of Kingston and about 20 minutes from New Kingston. The private bedrooms and bathrooms are attractive and modern with all the amenities, such as hot water, ceiling fans and wireless internet. The B&B is set in a lush, wooded area with wonderful views. The chalet-style inn is situated on the property that once housed the Captain’s Quarters for Fort Bridgemount, an 18th century mountain-top British Army post. They pride themselves on being both environmentally-responsible and family friendly. This would be a lovely place to stay when visiting the Kingston area - away from the city noise and hustle-bustle, yet close enough to town to be convenient. And the very low nightly price includes a full breakfast! Phone 876.469-3005. Visit them on the web.
Rafjam's Bed & Breakfast and Blue Mountain Cottages - 6 Springdale Cove, Hopewell, St. Andrew
If you want to be off the beaten path in the beauty of Jamaica's Blue Mountains, this is the spot! It's rustic, peaceful, secluded and about 30 to 60 minutes from Kingston by car. Everything is clean and cozy and the proprietors have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. They consistently win rave reviews from guests at TripAdvisor.com. I'll let you read more about Rafjam from my trusted friend & advisor, Kristi Keller, of JamaicaMyWay.com to give you a flavor of this charming spot. Phone: 876.944.8009. Visit them on the web or on Facebook.
Strawberry Hill - New Castle Road, Irish Town, St. Andrew
Although a bit pricey, you may want to splurge and experience one of the most popular Kingston hotels which sits 3,100 feet above sea level in the Blue Mountains and offers wonderful views of Kingston. Strawberry Hill was originally an 18th century coffee plantation and was later purchased & developed by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records. You can stay in the main house or in one of the lovely handcrafted 19th century Georgian style cottages. All are beautifully decorated with local Jamaican artwork and photographs and have every amenity you would expect. They are also known for their extravagant Strawberry Hill Sunday Brunch. Strawberry Hill is about a 30-minute drive from Normal Manley International Airport in Kingston. Phone: 876. 944.8400. Visit them on the web.
Elsewhere in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica
Forres Park Nature Resort and Spa - Mavis Bank, Blue Mountains National Park
Explore the Blue Mountains from your base at this 60-acre coffee plantation. Built in a 3-story chalet style, they offer a variety of room accommodations from standard rooms to lovely suites with king size beds, private baths, fridge and other amenities, with private balconies and mountain views. There are also four cabins available. The rooms are warmly furnished and many have 4-poster beds. And, after your day of exploration, hiking, or bird-watching in the spectacular Blue Mountains National Park, enjoy a delicious meal on their lovely verandah or relax and refresh yourself by taking advantage of Forres Park's spa services! They offer massages, hot stone treatments and much more. Phone 876.927.8275. Visit them on the web.
Lime Tree Farm - Tower Hill, Mavis Bank, Blue Mountains National Park
This working coffee farm offers three small “eco-cottages” situated 3,453 feet above sea level in the sweet-smelling air of the Blue Mountains, overlooking the Yallahs valley. Definitely an out-of-the-ordinary vacation destination, this lovely, secluded place has simple and comfortable rooms and beds, complimentary Blue Mountain coffee (imagine that!), TV and DVD players, private terraces with lovely views, and pleasant personal service, making the trek up the potholed mountain roads worth the trip! Perfect for the nature lover, this is a spectacular location for relaxing among the birds and flowers, hiking or exploring around the Blue Mountains. The owners, Charlie and Suzie Burbury, serve great home-grown food and are happy to share information about their beautiful and peaceful corner of the world. Some of their profits help support their local school. Phone: 876.881.8788. Visit them on the web.
Mount Edge Guesthouse – near Newcastle, Blue Mountains National Park
wo miles after Redlight on the road from Papine to Newcastle, and about a 30-minute drive north of Kingston, you will find the very rustic and remote Mount Edge Guesthouse perched on a hillside, high in the Blue Mountains. In their all-wood buildings, they offer bunks for backpackers, two private rooms with shared bath, and three cottages with private bath. The views are breathtaking and the rates are unimaginably low. Mount Edge is way up in the mountains, literally in the middle of nowhere. If you want serenity in the midst of magnificent scenery, lush tropical vegetation, birds and fresh cool air, this is right up your alley. Perfect for hikers and mountain explorers, there are trails to the river, a garden hot tub, a small bar and a warm, positive Jamaican vibe. The hosts prepare enjoyable family-style meals. Pack any luxury items you can’t live without – you won't find them here. Phone: 876.944.8151, 876.944.8974 or 876.351.5083.Visit them on the web.
Prince Valley Guest House - Middleton, Blue Mountains National Park
There are few better places for enjoying the breathtaking Blue Mountains! Located off of Newcastle Road in Middleton, about 1 hour from Kingston, Prince Valley Guest House sits nestled on the edge of a coffee farm in the lush Blue Mountains of St. Andrew. This charming, rustic guest house offers 3 simple rooms, each with private bath and access to a veranda. The VERY reasonable price of a room includes morning coffee, bun and seasonal fruit. Other food is available locally or they will provide simple evening meals upon request for a small fee. Perfect for backpackers. Prince Valley is a certified Blue Mountain coffee farm producing coffee berries throughout the growing season. Phone: 876.892.2365. Visit them on the web or on Facebook.
Starlight Chalet & Health Spa – Silver Hill Gap, Blue Mountains National Park
It can be a scary ride to reach 5,000 feet above sea level on Jamaica's rutted roads, but the drive into the Blue Mountains is spectacular. This inn, about 25 miles from Kingston, offers 17 comfortable rooms with private bath in a remote lodge atmosphere; some are 2BR or 3BR suites that include living room, dining room and kitchen. While it might need a touch of fresh paint (as does everything in Jamaica!), the location high in the Blue Mountains can’t be beat. The surroundings are lush and this peaceful place is the perfect spot to launch your hiking trips to waterfalls, the Blue and John Crow Mountains, and to enjoy fabulous bird-watching. Spa services are available. There is an on-site bar and restaurant offering tasty Jamaican cuisine. The reasonable rates include breakfast, a trail lunch and dinner. Phone:876.969.3070. Visit them on the web.