Kingston is the Jamaican's Jamaica, a busy city which contrasts sharply with the relaxed atmosphere of the resorts and beaches. Sure Kingston is close to some beaches, but visiting Kingston should also be about the island's fascinating heritage, its vibrant culture - especially its music, and its other, greener, lusher natural assets. Our selection of the best places to stay in Kingston comes from a pool of city style hotels, urban resorts and colonial charmers.
Lots of people fly into Kingston, but this is a great base for exploring Jamaica's southeastern corner, including the legendary loveliness of the Blue Mountains, the strange history of now faded Spanish Town, the region's forts and beautiful colonial architecture and this island's musical beat.
Kingston is rich in museums - to its history, its art, its music etc., but it also looks forwards - this is a cultural and commercial capital, as well as a transport hub. Our pick of the best places to stay in Kingston are all well placed to make the most of this exciting town.
Still not sure? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Kingston, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Alternatively widen your search to include the rest of Jamaica, or indeed the rest of the Caribbean.
Charming city hotel. Modern rooms offer dark wood furniture, big beds and ipod docks. Outdoor pool and rooftop terrace, spa and gym to enjoy. Fantastic international and Jamaican food is served. Chic central base to explore this colourful city from.
Blue Mountains, Jamaica
Boutique hotel on a hilltop perch amid the Blue Mountains. Gorgeous rooms feature antique Jamaican furniture, mahogany four posters & mountain-view porches. Outdoor pool, spa & yoga terrace. Delicious 'new Jamaican' cuisine, chilled bar area. A stylish stay with unbeatable views across Kingston.
Contemporary city hotel. Rooms feature art deco style furniture and large bathrooms. Outdoor pool and sun terrace, tennis courts, gym, jogging track and spa. Choice of excellent Jamaican and international cuisine in restaurants.