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Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel

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Standard Double Room | Pillowtop beds, individually decorated, desk, soundproofing
Daily continental breakfast (USD 6 per person)

Overview of Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel

Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel

2.5 star property
Beachfront hotel in Black River with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.4/10 Good

67 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Meeting Facilities
Parottee Road, A2, Black River, Saint Elizabeth
Main amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach towels
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ) - 72 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Pelican Bar - 20 min drive
  • las vegas - 5 min drive
  • Rudy's Jungle Bar - 15 min drive
  • Donna Shrimp Spot - 13 min drive
  • Floyd's Pelican Bar - 20 min drive

About this property

Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel

Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 150 per vehicle one-way. For a bite to eat, guests can check out The Sago, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (9 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Onsite self parking (includes in/out privileges; fees apply)
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Boat tours nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space (100 square feet)
  • Meeting room


  • Beach towels
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • 6 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Premium cable channels
  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Soundproofed rooms

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (surcharge)

Special features


The Sago - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 6 for adults and USD 4 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 150 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 5 (subject to availability)
  • Safes in guestrooms can be used for USD 50 per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 0


  • Self parking is available for an extra charge
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. </p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Idlers' Rest
Idlers' Rest Beach
Idlers' Rest Beach Black River
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Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel Black River
Rest Beach
Idlers Rest Beach Hotel
Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel Hotel
Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel Black River
Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel Hotel Black River

Frequently asked questions

Does Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel?
Yes, there's self parking on site (charges apply). RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 150 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 5 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes safari tours and ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel?
Yes, The Sago offers beachfront dining, local and international cuisine, and ocean views.
Does Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel like?
Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel is located a short 10-minute walk from Jamaica Beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Idlers Rest is the best!!
We had an amazing experience. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one. We attended a wedding for a family member. Even though it really ran late, the staff was very patient and stuck it out with us. Kudos to the kitchen staff, front desk clerk and even security. Idlers Rest is the place to be and a great wedding destination. We enjoyed our stay!! Awesome
ANNIE, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nita, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a quite an calm environment
Samuel, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

I love that the hotel is right on the Beach. Every day I would walk almost the full length of the beach. Very relaxing. The breakfast area overlooks the beach. Amazing view. There are a few seafood resturants along the beach. You could actually walk to them or take a taxi. We went by taxi to eat but I passed them every morning while walking. Juliet the manager is very accommodating and receptive to suggestions. We ended up in a large room/ suite with a sitting area and a large bathroom at no extra cost. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Sister and Daughter (their call names) are the housekeepers/ cooks and very helpful. Sister cooked some sumptuous Jamaican breakfast upon request for an additional cost. The hotel itself is very pretty and Caribbean colorful. Lots of pretty colorful foliage around the hotel. Hotel could use some updating such as better lighting in the rooms, accessible electrical outlets for electronics, good WiFi and some countertop in the bathroom area for toiletries. Better drainage when it rains. One night we had to wade through water to get to our room. There is no public transportation. Hotel staff arranges taxi service which is reasonable. Overall I would return.
Debra, 5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was super nice and the place has such good character and ambiance. If you are looking for a quiet stress free getaway for a weekend this is a great place. It’s not the Ritz or the W but if you love nature, the beach and just kicking back then this is the place. Just bring mosquito repellent because they are vicious here. Lots of great food and entertainment nearby. Much less congested and busy than the North Coast or Mobay
Jacqueline, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful and quiet!
Andre, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

The place was not clean overall. Understaffed. Toilet issues, television does not work, Wi-Fi is pointless, mosquitoes everwhere. Place just not properly maintained. No staff to attend to you at night.
Hughton, 3-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Convenient and perfect location for what we wanted
Ayesha, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

It could have been better no water the breakfast was terrible. no garbage can in the bed room.
Hyacinth, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Property is old and needs was Terrible. Would not use that Hotel again
David, 5-night family trip
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