5 Best Hotels in Kingston, Jamaica

Courtleigh Hotel & Suites

$ | 85 Knutsford Blvd., Jamaica

Aimed at businesspeople, this hotel is in the city's financial district, in the heart of New Kingston and less than a half-hour from Norman Manley International Airport. Most travelers, not just suits, will find its rooms more than comfortable, with flat-screen TVs with premium movie and sports channels. There's a gym, gift shop, and pool on the property, and activities include special Courtleigh themed nights and Wednesday Jerk Night by the pool.

Pros

  • Large rooms
  • Lively nightlife
  • Good business facilities

Cons

  • Limited dining options
  • Noisy location
  • Most rooms lack balconies
85 Knutsford Blvd., Jamaica
876-929–9000
hotel Details
128 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

$ | 81 Knutsford Blvd., Jamaica

In the heart of the financial district, this 17-story high-rise is popular with corporate travelers due to its central location and ample business amenities. All rooms have balconies or large windows that overlook the city or Caribbean sea. There's an excellent business center, duty-free shops, and 24-hour room service, and a café that's open around the clock. Two outdoor tennis courts, a spa, pool, and fitness center complete the facilities. Also popular with locals, the hotel's restaurant offers plenty of Jamaican favorites.

Pros

  • Good business travel facilities
  • Nice pool area
  • Easy access to New Kingston business district

Cons

  • Limited leisure activities
  • 17 floors can mean a wait for an elevator
  • Area can be unsafe at night
81 Knutsford Blvd., Jamaica
876-926–3691
hotel Details
300 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Knutsford Court Hotel

$ | 16 Chelsea Ave., Jamaica

This modest business-district hotel combines business services with a garden-style atmosphere. Rooms are basic, most with white-tile floors and small bathrooms, but are enlivened with colorful walls or fabrics. The pool area and adjacent bar and restaurant are small but popular with the guests. Some rooms have balconies or patios; flat-screen TVs offer free premium-movie channels. At the hotel's Melting Pot Restaurant you'll enjoy fine dining with a nice view.

Pros

  • Good value
  • Business amenities
  • Friendly staff

Cons

  • Limited leisure amenities
  • Small pool area
  • No elevators
16 Chelsea Ave., Jamaica
876-929–1000
hotel Details
143 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Spanish Court Hotel

$ | 1 St. Lucia Ave., Jamaica

A long-time go-to hotel in Kingston, providing service to business travelers, wedding parties, and tourists, this calm oasis in New Kingston features the well-liked and upscale Rojo Restaurant and a roof terrace with a pool and bar. Rejuvenating amenities include a full-service spa and a gym with the latest cardio machines, and business facilities consist of expansive conference rooms and an up-to-date business center. The professional staff is knowledgeable and courteous.

Pros

  • Energy-conserving features
  • 24-hour business center
  • Courteous and helpful staff

Cons

  • Limited dining options
  • Street-side rooms can be noisy
  • Not quiet
1 St. Lucia Ave., Jamaica
876-926–0000
hotel Details
125 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Terra Nova All Suite Hotel

$ | 17 Waterloo Rd., Jamaica Fodor's Choice

This graceful former colonial mansion not far from Devon House and several restaurants has refurbished rooms and elegant touches as well as its own eatery offering white-glove-service and sophisticated cuisine. The Regency Bar & Lounge is also a posh hangout for locals. This is an excellent choice for luxury and relaxation.

Pros

  • Elegant and luxurious
  • Great open-air dining
  • Near shops and restaurants

Cons

  • Fills up quickly on weekends
  • So-so fitness center
  • No spa
17 Waterloo Rd., Jamaica
876-926–2211
hotel Details
41 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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