Hotels in Portmore, Jamaica

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Hotels in Portmore, Jamaica
Experience the beautiful waters of the Caribbean in Portmore, Jamaica. (Jamaican Dusk image by rosierags from Fotolia.com)

Though most visitors to Kingston, Jamaica prefer to stay in the city centre or in one of its upscale coastal resorts, the nearby suburb of Portmore is a cheaper alternative and may appeal to some travellers looking for a more authentic Jamaican experience. In mid-October, Portmore holds the annual Caribbean Heritagefest, and the city is also home to Fort Augusta dating back to 1740. If you have a car, Getting to Kingston is easily by way of the Portmore-Kingston Causeway. Hotels are not as easy to find in Portmore as they are in Kingston, but there are a few decent options for non-fussy travellers.

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Hotel Casablanca

This laid-back hotel is situated on the shores of the Caribbean about 10 minutes outside downtown Kingston in Portmore. It's a solid bet for business travellers working in Kingston who want to be able to relax in a more tranquil environment outside downtown. Hotel Casablanca features an in-house restaurant serving Jamaican favourites like fresh lobster, oxtail soup, curried goat and cow foot, and there's also a sports bar with a TV and surround sound stereo. Rooms are basic but feature everything you need to get a good night's rest, including cable TV, private bathrooms with hot water, mini fridge, telephone and air-conditioning. Room service, laundry service and taxi paging are also available.

Hotel Casablanca

2--4 Port Henderson Rd.

Portmore, St. Catherine

Jamaica

1-876-939-6999

hotelcasablancajamaica.com

Sea Horse Rider Inn

This no-frills budget hotel is independently owned and conveniently located on Port Henderson Road, providing easy access to Kingston by way of the Portmore-Kingston Causway. Sea Horse Rider Inn offers guests comfortable rooms with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. All rooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans, hot and cold water, telephones, mini fridges and Internet access. A daily continental breakfast is included in the price of each room. Guests also enjoy access to the hotel's jacuzzi.

Sea Horse Rider Inn

17 Port Henderson Rd.

Portmore, St. Catherine

Jamaica

1-876-704-6245

Jewels Resort

Built in 1992, Jewels Resort occupies a 1/4 acre lot on the coastal Port Henderson Road in Portmore. With its cool ocean breezes and views of the Caribbean, Jewels Resort offers its guests a place to unwind away from the noise and traffic of downtown Kingston, though Jamaica's capital is just 10 minutes away by car. Rooms are well equipped with cable TV, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, dresser, chest of drawers, private bathroom with hot water, and telephone. Sample some authentic Jamaican cuisine, such as sweet potato and salt mackerel or yellow yam at the hotel's ocean-view restaurant. Jewels Resort also features a bar and an outdoor swimming pool.

Jewels Resort

Lot 3 Port Henderson Rd.

Portmore, St. Catherine

Jamaica

1-876-988-6785

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