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Main Street, Runaway Bay 201 Jamaica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 17 hotels in Runaway Bay
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
All-inclusive, All- Suite Beachfront Family Resort with a dedicated Vacation Nanny assigned to every family to care for the kids from check-in to check-out. All- Inclusive package includes spacious accommodations in large 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom suites with separate living areas,kitchenette and balcony or terrace. Continental, Italian/French/ Indian and Jamaican cuisine from a choice of 4 restaurants along with a Sushi Bar (seasonal) & Creperie;Premium Bar, Glass Bottom Boat Rides,kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boards, tennis, 4 pools including- 100' waterslide, separate kids, tweens and teens programs with supervised daily activities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Game room
Mini golf
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Walking tours
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English
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wisctravfamily wrote a review Oct 2020
Merrill, Wisconsin231 contributions115 helpful votes
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Small resort, a bit aged. Main pool was ok. Hot tub and other water areas empty. Cute rec room above the bar. Limited food options but what they have is good. Nannies are great and staff is friendly. Rooms are enormous and nice. Beach at the resort is small but you have access next door which is large and has great snorkeling. Take the boat trip from the resort. Excellent. All in all a fun resort but be prepared for a small, intimate experience
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rachel R wrote a review Dec 2019
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
FDR was wonderful! This was our first stay. Our children are 7 and 11, and while they don’t need intense supervision, having the nanny, Danae (sp?) to help entertain them made our visit much more relaxing. All the staff was attentive and helpful. My husband and I went running one morning with Mercy, and next visit I hope to take advantage of morning yoga. The beach was lovely and we enjoyed the various water sport activities with our children (kayaking, glass bottom boat). The meals were nice and the children enjoyed the grill. Overall it was a great experience and we can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 2, 2020
Thank you for sharing your fantastic review. It is a joy to read that you had an enjoyable first stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and commendations about our staff and we look forward to hosting your family again soon.
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Natasha G wrote a review Aug 2020
Weston, Florida4 contributions1 helpful vote
Visited FDR with my family in July, we had the best time. The staff was on point and extremely attentive. The pandemic protocols in place were appreciated, masks to be worn on the property by all staff and by guests while in public spaces, hand sanitizing stations everywhere. The kids had a great time, despite the Resort not being as busy during COVID..who doesn't want a pool, slide and beach all to them selves?? Our nanny, Nas was lovely, the kids fell in love with her from the start, she was attentive and helpful with our younger one, they wanted to take her home with them. The Resort was clean and the staff was amazing. Lorna gaye, Joldain, Donna over at Overproof serving drinks, lunch and dinner. Mercy also made sure our days at the pool were fun. The food was excellent, great options and delicious. My niece ventured out and did some snorkeling with the life guard, he was great and extremely knowledgeable of swimming while in the rougher surf. My husband went cycling every day with Mercy, he truly enjoyed it. I have nothing bad to say, FDR will now be our go-to Family spot, we have decided to will give Beaches a break.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: ask for an ocean view room on the 2nd floor. Great views of the sunset.
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Response from Trishawana Davidson, Marketing at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Natasha for sharing your review with us! We are happy that you appreciated our safety protocols and had the best time with your family. We are delighted to read that Nas ( Your vacation nanny) was a great fit for your family and the kids fell in love with her from the start. Thank you for the great comments about our staff and food, we will share your review with all our departments. We look forward to hosting your family again soon.
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Gayle12345 wrote a review Jul 2020
CA - USA29 contributions30 helpful votes
I found heaven on earth! For those wondering where to travel during corona, this is your spot! I took my 3 and 5 year old and we had the best time of our lives! Jamaica made the travel process very easy and their tourism board was very helpful with any questions prior to our trip. Going to Jamaica was very easy and the post landing process was also no problem. Everyone was extremely helpful at the airport (especially since I had 2 kids). The staff at the hotel were all amazing and our nanny Sophia was the greatest. I cannot wait to go back! Hopefully later this year! We met alot of repeat guests during our stay and i definitely know why! Had some great times relaxing, fishing, the food was excellent, I loved our room, all of it. This is a for sure repeat place to visit annually or more often! Thanks so much again for our amazing much needed vacation! Xoxo Kelly
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank you for this fantastic review! We are happy to read that you had an amazing and safe vacation with us! It was certainly a pleasure hosting your family and we look forward to your return. We will be sure to share your compliments with the staff.
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Unlockett wrote a review Jul 2020
Kingston, Jamaica12 contributions3 helpful votes
Staff was pleasant and welcoming. Food was great. A nanny was assigned to us (although late) and was great with my son. The property appeared run-down and in need of renovation but the rooms were clean and comfortable. I am looking forward to another visit.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$457 - $752 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
franklyn d hotel runaway bay, franklyn d resort and spa, franklyn d resort all inclusive
LOCATION
CaribbeanJamaicaSaint Ann ParishRunaway Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about Franklyn D. Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Franklyn D. Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Green Grotto Caves (2.8 miles), Sharkies Beach (2.1 miles), and Runaway Bay (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Franklyn D. Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ultimate Jerk Centre, HighSeas Seafood Raft, and Sharkies Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Franklyn D. Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Franklyn D. Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Franklyn D. Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Franklyn D. Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Runaway Bay (0.5 miles).
Does Franklyn D. Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.