As one of the three main resort centers of Jamaica, there are hundreds of Saint James Jamaica hotels and other lodging options in Montego Bay and throughout the area. We try to find affordably priced options with a local Jamaican vibe. If you don't see something you like, be sure to check out the neighboring parishes of Hanover and Trelawny for more options. Or go a little further into Saint Ann (Ocho Rios) or Westmoreland (Negril).
Montego Bay, Saint James
Altamont West Hotel – 33 Gloucester Avenue
With bright colors inviting you into its lobby furnished with Jamaican art, the Altamont West (formerly the Belvedere Beach Hotel) is a smart boutique hotel located on Montego Bay's "Hip Strip". Located on the main road through town, the hotel is across the road from an unspoiled white sand beach; the views are breathtaking. The 31 refurbished and sparkling clean rooms offer all the amenities – A/C, flat screen TV, internet, wireless internet, business center – and the reasonable rates include a continental breakfast. There is also a small pool and a spa. Wine With Me won the 2007 Best New Restaurant Award and offers a vast wine cellar. The hotel is within walking distance of the Brewery, Pier One and Margaritaville. Phone: 876.979.9378. Visit them on the web.
Grandiosa Hotel - 3 Ramparts Close (Sunset Blvd. area)
This attractive multi-story building, perched on a gently sloping hillside, is under new management and was completely renovated in May 2008. The hotel is on the hilltop above the “hip strip” and Doctor’s Cave Beach (they provide shuttles to the beach and into town). Views of the sea and the city lights are stunning from this location! The 38 rooms are spacious, clean, and simply furnished and include A/C, verandah, in-room safe, private bathroom, cable TV, and there is wireless (high-speed) Internet access. Relax in the small pool or spa or enjoy the meals from the on-site restaurant, Fish & Bits. Visitors compliment their friendly and professional staff. Phone: 876.979.3205. Visit them on the web.
Knightwick House B&B - Corniche Road (behind Coral Cliff)
Hiding behind the Coral Cliff Hotel on the hill side of Gloucester Avenue, this cozy little B&B in a colonial structure offers 3 simple but comfortable rooms and includes breakfast in the room rate. All the rooms are well-lit and airy, and each has a small balcony. Internet access is available. Operated by a very friendly couple, Jean and Stanley Magnus, Knightwick is a 2-minute walk from Doctor’s Cave Beach and about 10 minutes to the center of town with the best bars and restaurants. You can stay close to the action yet have a little oasis of peace and relaxation. Phone: 876.952.2988.
Polkerris - 13 Corniche Road
This luxurious Bed & Breakfast is on the hillside overlooking Montego Bay Harbor, just about 10 minutes from the airport yet within walking distance to the “Hip Strip” and Doctors Cave Beach Club. The accommodating innkeepers offer four tastefully furnished, spacious rooms with private baths, A/C, cable TV, and refrigerator, all enjoying a view of the pool, sea and garden. The inviting pool is literally steps from some of the rooms. Watch the panoramic view of the sunsets from the lovely, wide, Jamaican-style verandah. Choose from American or Jamaican breakfast. Or dine in the owners’ Pelican restaurant nearby. Great spot to chill-out and relax. Phone: 876.877.7784. Visit them on the web.
Ridgeway Guest House – 34 Queen Drive
Situated on a ridge in the Montego Bay hills, this family-owned guesthouse is about a 15-minute walk down to Doctors Cave Beach. The large and reasonably priced rooms are furnished in a tropical style with modern bathrooms and private balconies. Some feature A/C and TVs; be sure to inquire. The 2-story white building is set amidst beautiful flowers and trees. Car rental on the premises. Phone: 876/952-2709, 876/952-9282. Visit them on the web.
Toby's Resort - 1 Kent Avenue, Miranda Hill
Located in a residential area at the far end of the famous "hip-strip", this older but very clean property is well-suited to the casual budget traveler who wants to be close to the action yet enjoy some peace and quiet. The family-owned property has 65 rooms in 2-story buildings. All rooms have A/C, private bathroom, small private verandah with pool or garden view, and cable TV. Rooms are spacious, simple and comfortably furnished. Guests applaud the friendly and helpful staff! There are two well-maintained pools (one at each end of the property), both with bars, and the surrounding gardens and grounds with lots of trees are well-kept. WiFi internet access is provided in the hotel lobby. The on-site restaurant, Toby’s Good Eats, is open from 7:30am-11pm. Toby’s is a 10-minute walk from the ever-popular Margaritaville. There are several nearby beaches within walking distance, particularly Doctor’s Cave Beach where you can buy a day-pass for a few dollars. Because they have so many rooms, this would also be a good choice/location for a large group. Phone 876.952.4370. Visit them on the web.
Montego Bay area, Saint James
Chateau Margarita – Unity Hall
Nestled in the hillside of Unity Hall, Chateau Margarita is about 30 minutes west of Montego Bay’s airport. The clean, modern, and beautifully furnished rooms in this villa are air-conditioned and include private bathrooms, cable TV and wireless internet access. On the property are a swimming pool with deck and shower, hot tub and an outdoor grill. The on-site staff offers a multitude of services to make your stay memorable. Chateau Margarita also has 24 hour on-property security. You can make it “all-inclusive” by adding your meals for an extra daily fee and they will do an entire tour of all the major sightseeing spots upon request. Check out their rates and enjoy luxury in the Montego Bay area for a great price (US$75 per night as of 3/17/2010). Phone: 876.609.6367 or 876.473.6852. Visit them on the web.
Emerald View Resort Villa - 261 Poinciana Drive, Greenwood
This attractive villa is nestled on a hilltop 14 miles east of Montego Bay and about 20 minutes from the Donald Sangster International airport. Remote and quiet, this cozy retreat has 17 spacious ocean view rooms and suites with cable TV, A/C, wireless internet. It is tastefully decorated in a tropical style with wicker furniture and has lovely views from the balconies. There is a large pool and you can drive about 10 minutes to the appealing Time and Place beach. The dining room serves delicious Jamaican style meals. Phone: 876.953.1967. Visit them on the web.
Fairway Manor Jamaica Villa, 38 Spring Farm Drive, Rose Hall
This big 7,000SF two-story villa overlooks the Half Moon 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course and the Caribbean. One of the larger villas in Jamaica, Fairway Manor was upgraded in 2008 with new furniture, bedding, paint & TVs throughout. As a Bed and Breakfast, they offer 7 comfortably furnished spacious rooms with private bath. The villa can also be rented as a 3-BR, 5-BR or 7-BR villa. The tropical gardens are lush and there’s a great view of the sea from the swimming pool. You are only 5 minutes from four championship golf courses – Ritz Carlton, Half Moon, Wyndham and Ironshore. Accommodations include complimentary membership at Wyndham Rose Hall Resort & Country Club. Phone: 559.256.8000. Visit them on the web.
Hummingbird Hall – Half Moon, Rose Hall
This relatively new boutique guest house is located on the Rose Hall Estate property and adjoins the White Witch and Cinnamon Hill golf courses. Rooms are clean and beautifully decorated. Many of the furnishings were crafted by local Jamaican artisans. Rooms are air-conditioned and have private bathrooms and cable TV. Some have verandahs. Hummingbird Hall also offers a steam room and gym, complimentary wireless internet, and a beautiful pool area with an infinity pool. The room rate includes breakfast daily. They also offer extensive services and options for planning a wedding or special event and the setting looks perfect! Phone: 876.789.0523. Visit them on the web.
Paradise Clarridge View Guest House - Reading
In the tropical hills just west of Montego Bay, in Reading, you will find this lovely new luxury guest house in the gated residential community of Clarridge Hall. The views from this spot are beautiful. Paradise Clarridge View is about 15 minutes from the Montego Bay Airport. The guest house has 5 bedrooms but will sleep up to 16 adults and 8 children. All rooms are available individually or the whole villa can be rented at once for an amazingly reasonable price. Room amenities include private bathrooms, safes, alarm clocks, balconies, A/C, and cable TV. The “Grandmaster Suite” has a Jacuzzi and plasma TV. Paradise Clarridge View has a private swimming pool with numerous lounge chairs, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a barbecue along with a variety of things to entertain you, such as a pool table, ping pong, PlayStation, board games and internet access. The villa is staffed with housekeeper, caretaker and cook. Phone: 876.414.0548. Visit them on the web.