When I visit Kingston I generally stay at the Medallion on Hope Road.
The Medallion is a Victorian-era structure, located 'uptown' and an easy 5 minute walk to Bob Marley House. I have always gotten a clean, spare, utilitarian room adequate to my needs. This is NOT a 'service-intense' hotel, but if you are satisfied to have a safe and usable room and not expecting resort-level care, it's quite sufficient. Water is hot, the female staff is civil if a bit easy-going, and if you do not care to eat here there are several restaurants east on Hope Rd (as well as an upscale-Jamaican shopping mall)
nearby. A security guard is on-hand and tends to be helpful and friendly. Also, the cost per night is considerably less than you will spend at other (perhaps better-known)
hotels in Kingston. There are also some quite nice, friendly & safe bars in the neighborhood.
More than once, after a warm and demanding day in Jamaica's biggest urban space,
driving into the gates of the Medallion elicited a sigh of relaxation. Again, if you are expecting a resort, go elsewhere, but this place suits me fine when in Kingston.
- Also Known As:
- Medallion Hall Hotel Jamaica/Kingston