Best hotels and hostels in Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Blue Mountains

    Lime Tree Farm

    This combination of a small working coffee farm with exclusive all-inclusive lodging is hugely appealing. It offers three large, luxurious cottages with jaw-dropping mountain views as well as fine meals consumed in the attractive open-air lounge. All-inclusive packages comprise wine with dinner, transportation to and from Mavis Bank, and a variety of birdwatching and hiking tours.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kingston

    R Hotel

    This is a new concept for Kingston, an 'extended stay' hotel where even the simplest rooms have their own kitchenette and washing machine. Rooms are spacious and everything is finished to a very high standard. There's a gym and a small rooftop pool (and bar), as well as a basement art gallery – the cheery colors here offset the deadening gray inexplicably used in all the common areas. The rooftop restaurant is a new iteration of Kingston's celebrated Redbones Jazz & Blues Bar.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kingston

    AC Hotel

    This stylish new Marriott-operated hotel opened its doors in mid-2019 and immediately raised the game for Kingston's top-end accommodations scene. There are more than 200 beautifully finished rooms here, many of which offer views to the Blue Mountains that feel unexpected for its New Kingston location. The common areas are filled with the best of contemporary Jamaican art, helping make the airy lounge bar a great place to hang out. There's a European-Jamaican restaurant and a gym.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Blue Mountains

    Jah B’s Guest House

    This friendly place, run by a family of Bobo Rastas and particularly popular with shoestring travelers, has a basic but cozy guesthouse with bunks and simple rooms. I-tal meals are prepared amid a cloud of ganja smoke and a nonstop volley of friendly banter, and served with homegrown Blue Mountain coffee. Hot showers are available on request. Guides are available for hiking up Blue Mountain Peak, as well as to the family coffee plantation at Radnor.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Around Kingston

    Jamnesia Surf Camp

    This surf club with accommodation and a chilled vibe is a great place to catch the swell. There are plenty of boards to rent, decent basic rooms with shared kitchen facilities (I-tal cooking lessons are offered) and a rustic outdoor bar that has live music on alternate Saturdays. Multi-night lodging packages are also offered, including meals and surf shuttle. If the surf's not rising, practice pulling your tricks in the camp's skateboard bowl.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kingston

    Reggae Hostel

    Close to Half Way Tree, this consistently great hostel has a relaxed, friendly vibe. Dorms are simple, with fans, while private rooms (one with its own bathroom) are spacious and have air-con. There's a communal kitchen (Jamaican breakfast is included), patio bar and helpful staff. Highly sociable – helpful if you're looking for people to hook up with to go to a dancehall street party or on a weekend beach trip.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kingston

    Dancehall Hostel

    Popular hillside hostel with two well-sized dorms sleeping six and eight, plus a handful of simple doubles, some of which have air-con. Music is the big deal here – guests come to take daily dancehall dance classes (private lessons available), and there are also regular DJ nights and a small recording studio. Self-caterers can use the kitchen, or chill at the bar and then flop in the Jacuzzi.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kingston

    Neita's Nest

    A truly delightful art-filled B&B tucked up high in Stony Hill, with great views from the terrace of Kingston and the mountains. Cozy rooms, huge delicious breakfasts and a gracious host who welcomes you into the family make this feel like a perfect retreat away from the city. The excellent value is compounded by the discount offered for stays of more than two nights.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Blue Mountains

    Mount Edge B&B

    This quirky mountainside maze of brightly painted rooms and rustic bathrooms is a great budget option. Some rooms (as well as the chill-out lounge) have great views over the valley below and the gardens that produce organic veggies for the in-house EITS Café. Meal packages can be arranged.

  • Lodging in Kingston

    Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel

    Kingston's grandest hotel address, this colonial mansion set in large leafy grounds dates from 1924, though rooms (mostly in a new wing) themselves have a smart contemporary feel. The rooms and suites vary from regular to ultra-luxe, but king-size beds are standard – and thumbs up for the grand marble bathrooms. The restaurant is the venue for one of the city’s top Sunday brunches. Don't be confused when you arrive – the reception is tucked away at the back, rather than sitting front of house.

  • Lodging in Blue Mountains

    Rafjam Bed & Breakfast

    This popular guesthouse sits next to the hamlet of Red Light, surrounded by nature and with lovely views. Rooms are charming if simple, but the welcome is a warm one. Birdwatching and guides for hiking can be arranged, or chill out in a hammock or in the terrace tiki bar that hangs over a burbling river. If you come by public transport and get dropped on the road, note that it's a 15-minute walk along the rough track to the main entrance.

  • Lodging in Around Kingston

    Grand Port Royal Hotel Marina & Spa

    This hotel, which famously featured in the Bond film Dr No, sits in the grounds of the old naval dockyard, and features a wealth of original Georgian brick architecture. Rooms here have balconies and are extremely comfortable, and there's a top restaurant (popular for Sunday brunch) and waterside bar overlooking Kingston's largest marina, as well as spa facilities. Check the website for seasonal deals on rooms.

  • Lodging in Kingston

    Mikuzi Cottages

    Friendly, yellow, colonial-era guesthouse with comfortable rooms – all bright colors and funky furnishings – most with kitchenettes. There’s a cushion-strewn gazebo in the lush garden for relaxing in, plus a gym (the owner is a fitness instructor). It's in a quiet area but well located for transport connections on both Hope Rd and Old Hope Rd. Cash only, even if you reserve through a bookings website.

  • Lodging in Kingston

    Spanish Court Hotel

    A long-standing favorite with Jamaica's business elite, this hotel is big enough to offer everything you need but small enough to remain intimate. Thoroughly modern and cheery rooms have Jamaican-designed furniture. Relaxation options include the rooftop pool, a gym and spa. The cafe serves food throughout the day, while the restaurant has beautifully presented international and Jamaican dishes.

  • Lodging in Kingston

    City View Hotel

    This family-run pocket of splendor in the greenery of Smoky Vale in upper St Andrew offers an intimate experience combined with a panoramic view of Kingston. The five rooms, named after Jamaica’s different parishes, feature delightful antique furnishings. The hosts treat guests like family, and regularly hosts weddings on the grounds. Traditional Jamaican breakfasts are served.

  • Lodging in Kingston

    Eden Gardens

    Set amid lush vegetation – a nod to its name – this gingerbread condo and wellness resort attracts those who like to mix business with pleasure. Each of the spacious, modern rooms comes with fully equipped kitchenette and large desk, while the Therapeutic Spa has a full range of massages and other treatments. Dress smartly to eat in the Black Orchid restaurant.

  • Lodging in Kingston

    Indies Hotel

    This family-friendly ‘home away from home’ remains great value for its cheerful ambience and accommodating atmosphere. Rooms cluster around a green courtyard, but try to take an upstairs room for brighter light. A small restaurant serves good, simple food, and the attractive patio is a good spot for alfresco dining. All doubles have air-con.

  • Lodging in Kingston

    Knutsford Court Hotel

    This is a fine hotel with a garden setting, popular with Jamaican families and businesspeople alike. The rooms – some with private balconies and work desks – are modern and well appointed. Rates include a large breakfast buffet, served in the Melting Pot restaurant, which also offers exemplary Jamaican fare and room service at other times.

  • Lodging in Blue Mountains

    Forres Park Guest House & Farm

    This guesthouse/resort is a top choice for birdwatchers. All rooms have balconies and the plushest sports a whirlpool tub. Excellent meals are cooked on request and are available to nonguests. You can enjoy on-site spa treatments after tackling the steep, rewarding hiking trails in Forres Park. Excellent tours and guided hikes are offered.

  • Lodging in Kingston

    Jamaica Pegasus

    This 17-story property overlooking Emancipation Park is a long-established and trusted feature of Jamaica's business-travel scene, and there constantly seems to be work done to tweak and improve the rooms. As well as a restaurant, there's a pool bar, 24-hour cafe and gym. For an unparalleled view, ask for a room facing the mountains.