The Wexford Hotel
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Spent my last 5 days in Montego Bay Jamaica.
Checked in at The Wexford Hotel for a couple nights. The Wexford is located at the bottom of the Hip Strip, the lobby is really nice, and they have a cute bar with a great bartender named Rasta Rick. If you go there you have to get him to make you a Jamaican Shot, he lights it on fire, and …
... 3:00.) Then we went back out to walk among a trading village built by Royal Caribbean and manned by Jamaicans. We bought David a pretty, tropical, red shirt. Rain clouds were building and we knew it would take awhile to get back to the ship with security stops and all. So we bought a couple of DIet Cokes and headed back.
Once on board, we just rested until the ship started to leave. We found an indoor window with a good view of things and stood there until Jamaica was left ...
Sad to leave the beauty of the Jamaican people, the warm water on my feet, the gorgeous sunsets and the girls on this trip. Also, J our fearless leader. He kept us in check and made it fun. I don't want to go back to a Canadian winter. Not quite yet. ...
... gave me an explanation and a tour and then left. He called me at 7 to check and see if I needed anything.
I even managed to find my way around the resort, mostly. Lisa had a massive suite. Danielle had a swanky room also.
We hung out in her room for a bit. Not much happening there as it's couples only.
Tomorrow we leave for home. ...
... The lady next to my tried to give me advice on all the beautiful resorts she has been to, but that was not the type of vacation I had in mind. Soon the couple behind me got involved as well, asking if I was sure that I want to travel all by myself. Was I?
A little hold up at the border, because I didn't use the right colored pen for my immigration form, but more importantly I didn't book a hotel and I was stupid ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Wexford Hotel Montego Bay
Extreemly convenient location and best views of Mo-Bay
This lovely hotel has a convenient location. Close to everywhere. The beaches, downtown and the night-club strip. Hotel is set back from the main road, on a slight hill. Panoramic views of the Montego Bay harbour with the mountains in the background and the blue Caribbean sea in front.This view is from your bedroom and while dinning on the patio veranda. Even more romantic at night. Service is polite and fast. Perfect setting for people on the move and who do not want to always be in the hotel. I spent 12 days there and visited many other hotels in the area.Will never stay anywhere else.
We have been to Jamaica twice and have stayed at the Wexford both times. On our first trip, we got nervous as we approached to hotel. But don't let the looks fool you. We stayed in a room where we had a patio view of the pool and our door opened to the sea and to the Pelican's roof. It was okay though. Had clean rooms both times, male staff very helpful-sometimes too helpful, cool A/C, cable tv. The restaurant, YUCK! Go somewhere else to eat. We didn't ejoy the food at all. If you are into clubbing , exploring places, and meeting new people, this is the hotel for you. This is why we like this hotel. It is within walking distance to so many places. We walked to town, it is across from a public beach were you will encounter some interesting characters, and clubs are yards away.
out of a possible 5 stars I would give this resort a 2+.... I just got back from a week and a half vaca at Wexford and I lust say when I first got there I was not happy.... I go to Jamaica twice a year and I usually stay at Sunset Beach which is an all inclusive and what I would call nothing but fun and relaxation all day...........When we 1st arrived there was no one there to take our luggage up the 1st 8-10 steps now that does not seem bad but after getting off a long 5 hour flight then going throgh the hassle at the airport, that was the last thing we were expecting......after about a half hour we were able to check in and get our room............ Once in the room we found out that our A..C. was broke and there was baically nothing the hotel people can do because the hotel was full to capacity........... The same night we had decided to check out the following day and go to Sunset Beach..... Like I said before I go to Jamaica very often and once I found out that this hotel allowed visitors to also visit we all decided to stay, plus Sunset did not have the type of room we wanted...... All in all Wexford was a good stay and I booked another trip to stay there for only a couple of days and the rest of the days at Sunset Beach... I read previous reviews and I too must agree that the restaraunt did take a long time with the food but we ordered as room service and before you knew it the food was there and yes it was pricey............ But there is a cab driver that works for the hotel, his name is Andre and he was very coooooooolllll......... he charged us fairly (very cheap) and he showed us local areas to buy things for cheap......Be careful the cabby that you pick because there is one that willllllll rip you off...... this guy is like a tour guide an will make you feel very comffyyy............. The room is nicely decorated with bright colors and the ladies who clean the room are very sweet I left them a nice tip before I left.......... Another thing I was not used to was the down time..... at Sunset we never had time to be bored but at Wexford if we were not on a trip, with the cabbie or walking to the local shops then we were bored...... we spent much time sleeping and this is something we usually don't do.... a plus is that the 2 clubs Margarittaville and The Brewery are in walking distance.. Wexford was better than I expected and I look forward to going back to Jamaica and visiting my old home Sunset Beach Resort and my new home for a couple of days the Wexford............. if you do choose the Wexford try not to stay there for too long....
The Wexford Inn
The Wexford reminded me of an old hotel of the 70's. French wood doors out of each room onto your own private balcony was kinda cozy, but your looking thru a railing. The sunsets are always beautiful in Montego Bay. But Negril is the place to really see the sunsets (Ricks Cafe was the best for a sunset and dinner at the same time & cliff diving) Margarittaville is across the street. We swam and snorkeled everyday. You need to go down the street a little way to Doctors cave. It's a five minute walk a few dollars to get in and the food is cheap. Plenty to keep you busy during the day and lay out. You can hire drivers from the hotel and take tours to about anywhere. Email me if you need More info. We took a few tours and explored a few places. We did not go to Kingston.
my main review is on the food.having advertised as the place for ribs there were no ribs available so i ordered the small steak on the menu.the steak had no taste and i thought i was in an old age home.There is no excuse for not having ribs available. thats like coming to jamaica to be told the beach is out of srertvice. next morning it was breakfast.i opted for the Jamaican fast of colloloo and salt fish. I spent the next 30 min chocking and picking bones out of my mouth.i would suggest if the chef cannot remove the bones then the hotel should purchase boneless fish.At the end i had to cancel my toast which never arrived. One of the worst places i have eaten in my life.
Four years ago my daughter came home with a big surprise for me She was sending me to Jamacia. I couldn"t beleave it.Some close friends and I went,we stayed at the Wexford Hotel,in Montego Bay. When I arrived at the airport I was speechless.It was everything I dreamed of for many years I was like a kid in a candy store. We arrived at the hotel and I could't beleave it, I felt like I was dreaming.The people was the best,food out of this world. I'm not a fancy person,but the way they treated us made me feel like a Queen. It's not a big fancy hotel,but let me tell you this.Every year since we return to the same hotel see all are old freinds and make new ones.and are stay gets longer. This year we are staying two weeks and a half and I am so looking forward to being back home if only for that time.I love everything on the island. And anyone going to Montego Bay the Wexford is the place in Montego Bay.
I had started going to Jamaica in 1997 and have stayed in numerous
I just returned from a trip to Jamaica this past week. I booked accomodations at the Wexford after reading mixed reviews about it. The hotel facilities were fine, and my experience would have been okay if not for the multitude of ROACHES in my room. When we asked to switch rooms the first time, we were told that the hotel was full and we were given a can of Raid! The Raid appeared to work the first night, but the roaches were back the next day. Again, we asked to switch rooms as these roaches were larger. The more we killed, the more seemed to appear. Again we were denied a room change. We were not expecting a lot from the hotel given the price we paid, but we did expect it to be clean. Bugs, moths, lizards I could have handled, but not roaches. The final straw occurred when my friend woke up to two roaches crawling on her face. We packed our stuff and left! I would not recommend this hotel at all!
Very few reviews for the Wexford, only a couple of positive reviews so we took a chance going there, with its cheaper rates and all (03/03). I'm glad we did. Great room, everything worked, comfortable beds. We stayed in the rear, with a view of the pool as we had been warned of the traffic noise on Hip Strip out front. Good restaurants nearby. Pelican next door is very good, and cheap. Pork Pit, not to be missed for a taste of Jamaica! Hotel restaurant very good! Climbed Dunn's Falls, what a blast!! Tropical Tours (book when you get there, in the hotel lobby) best prices. Choose half day though. We took full day, which included shopping and lunch (you pay). They drop you off at a little vendors mall and leave you to your own devices. Extremely aggressive vendors, high pressure, not fun. Tropical Tours also had the best prices for transferring to Negril.
Funky, noisy but cheap
The Wexford is not for everyone. We stayed in a room with a double bed for @$100.00 US, because we needed a cheap place to stay for one night while awaiting a plane to Port Antonio. The Wexford filled the bill, but we got almost no sleep because of the traffic noise. Drivers on the "hip strip" go almost all night, and honking appears to be a major means of communication. Although the bathroom and all amenities were fine (on par with a weathered hotel 6), if you stay there try to get a room in the building further up the hill (and thus farther from the road). As a cheap stopover point, it was fine, and the staff was fine, too. Easy walking to most places of interest, but watch for hustlers.