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Toby's Resort
2.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Kent Avenue, Montego Bay 00000, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #27 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Toby's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Toby's is situated at the end of the Hip strip about one mile from Montego Bay airport. The location is a great place for either going up and down the strip or even walking into town. There is a couple of non private beaches within 200 - 800 yards which are used by the locals. The place is undergoing a needed plan of refurbishment but the rooms are a good size and the beds are big doubles. The rooms are cleaned every day and you can ask the staff to do some washing if you need for a small fee.The staff are all nice and there is 24 hour security. It has two pools and all rooms have air conditioning. For the price and location you will struggle to find better.

Room Tip: I prefer a second floor room so you can watch the birds in the trees in the grounds.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grantham, NH and Freeport, ME
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A German travel agent friend told me, "You can do better" when I said I was going to stay here. I asked, "For the price?" and he admitted, "No, probably not, not in Montego Bay." My advice? Pay more, or go elsewhere. It was clean enough, but the paint peeling off the bathroom door, the mediocre food options (there and elsewhere), and the unsettling chemical smell of the pool (not chlorine... bromide?) made me think -- shoot, I came all the way to Jamaica. I might as well have done better. The air conditioner worked great and the staff was marvelously welcoming, earning them 2 circles.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was selected due to the good ratings on Trip Advisor. It is one of the better priced hotels within about 1 mile from Montego Bay International Airport. There is a security guard present on the property and the grounds are very nicely laid out. I felt as though I was on a small oasis the way the landscape and walkways were spread out. There were two pools and a small hot tub. It all stayed open until 11 p.m. And there is a pool bar that is moderately stocked. The rooms are a '3' on a five point scale by Island standards, on the moderate price end. The beds could use new mattresses, but were clean, as were the bath rooms. The air conditioning kept the room cool and was not loud. There was a small flat screen TV with a fairly large selection of channels ...but who wants to stay in the room in Jamaica. The hotel is located within a few blocks of the "Hip Strip" and a safe walk.

Room Tip: Do not stay in room 15. It is by the street and horns are honking all night long.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Stayed at this motel property and was surprised at the size, price and basic amenities. Rooms were clean, wifi Internet, Pool and garden court yard. House cleaning was great and cleaned room everyday. Front desk was able to setup taxi service, scuba diving, shopping, ATV 4x4, and travel to another city. Front desk was able to get a discount in every activity we wanted to go to and able to hire a driver for a day to take us around everywhere to our hearts content.

Security is 24 hours and is gate protected to limit only hotel guest in and out access. This motel is located 10-15 minute walk to Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville, private beach, public beach, other night clubs and casino. The journey from motel to activities has a lot of shopping.

The journey back and forth allows you save money and able to meet the local people. You are able to see all the shop workers and owners everyday. You start to feel like a local and get to know them. Everyone is very friendly and you might get hooked up with a discount.

Motel has a restaurant on sight but it does not have a private beach. Hotels' like Sandals have their own beach but you are stuck on the hotel site. The ability to go to a Private beach which is not affiliated with a hotel is a lot of fun and you can meet a lot of people. Public beach is no that pretty but its not as nicely up kept.

If you looking for an affordable place to stay, safe and secure. Not wanting to spend your whole vacation stuck in a hotel all day. Then this motel is for you. If you want to explore the city and all the great things it has to offer this is the motel for you.

It is a quick ride back to the airport from this motel so you don't have to worry about being late.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I got to MBJ Oct. 5th got a cab to Toby´s Resort paid him $12 he wanted $15 though. It's only 1 mile from the airport. Once i arrived the security guard came and greeted me with a smile unloaded my luggage and took me inside to check in. The young lady was greeted me with a smile checked me and welcomed me, told me a little about the resort and then security guard took me to my room. The room was cold and spotless. I heard the traffic from the patio and asked to be switched they did with no problem. He told me welcome and left. The resort wasnt packed at all. Very quiet and relaxing. I enjoyed my breakfast, lunch & dinner each time i ate. The staff made my stay very welcoming and i felt right at home the manager of the workers should be very proud of them and the great service they give to the customers that visit the resort. I will return to the resort again & again.....High 5 to Shane, Kevin, Steph, Suzett, Mikkaile, Ms. Icyline, Lisa, Sheldon, Chad, Reynaldo, Oshane, Shueucio, Mosha & Ms. Cloves. If a name isnt on the list i just didnt run into you or stop you for something, but the whole staff was great. Thank You All, Ramona

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband hasn't been too jamaica in 21 years we stayed at tobys,2 days he liked the pool and the room was clean and comfy the only thing us they need bath mats a little slippery after shower. Suzanne or suzette the front desk was great she is friendly and very knowledgeable. I would recommend tobys again and stay again

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leesburg, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed at Toby's Resort for three days while visiting the Sandals properties in Montego Bay. Check in was flawless and room was quaint but satisfactory, especially for what was paid per night. They have two pools on site as well as a restaurant. The staff was pleasant and the property was secured by on site security personnel and a gated entrance. Would stay there again.

Room Tip: All rooms are satisfactory and location is based on type of room selected. We faced the road but no...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Kent Avenue, Montego Bay 00000, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Montego Bay
#21 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Toby's Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our family owned hotel, geared towards the easy going, adventurous tourists and returning residents seeking for a peaceful and relaxing environment. We are located on the famous "Hip Strip" of Montego Bay, just five minutes away from Donald Sangster International Airport and walking distance from Doctor's Cave Beach and Cornwall Beach, restaurants, nightclubs and duty-free shopping. When you combine an ideal central location, affordability and genuine people who offer a heart-felt welcome and first-class service, the vacation of your dreams begins as our guest at Toby's Resort ... more   less 
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