Ratings based on 169 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
72% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from ny

nice beach

Posted Jun 16, 2014
Pros: beach
Location: little hidden but ok
food service to slow --i have seen waiter picking up fallen spoon from floor and putting back to dining table same bfast menu-after 3 days running out of choices need remodel the whole hotel--falling in part my 2nd stay----------from 5 years ago nothing changed
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Alisha from Ohio, USA

Beautiful spot, away from the hustle and bustle

Posted May 28, 2014
I stayed at Shaw park with my family for my destination wedding. Everything was so amazing. The staff were friendly, helpful, and courteous. The grounds were neat and tidy, albeit for a few stray cats. My wedding was handled professionally and even better than expected. The private beach is just that, private. You can't even see any other hotel unless you kayak out far enough. Every room has a front row view of the ocean. I would return in a heartbeat!
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

Nice hotel for the money, close beach and river

Posted Apr 13, 2014
I had a wonderful time, the hotel was a little empty, no buffet style meal.Water was turn of for most of one of the day but they gave warning of the shut off before. Hotel is central located to everthing.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Faith from Chicago, IL

Nice hotel, lovely beaches

Posted Mar 24, 2014
Pros: The beaches, pina coladas and quaintness of the hotel.
Cons: Rooms could use some upgrades.
Our stay at the Shaw Park Beach Hotel was much needed and an overall lovely experience. While the hotel overall was in need of some updates, the feel of the space was laid back and quaint. My boyfriend and I were there for 3 days and were pleased with our choice to stay there. The staff were nice, rooms clean, beaches beautiful, and moments away from shopping nearby. Also, the food was good--lots of selections, although I will say we were disappointed that we never had any signature Jamaican dishes while there (curry/jerk).
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice location

Posted Mar 14, 2014
Pros: The beach.
Cons: The food,bar,rooms.
Location: Good location near the town.
Will not go back, but nice staff. Nice room near the beach.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Sue from Wyoming


Posted Feb 28, 2014
Pros: Staff and beach
Cons: Wifi at the beach bar and in the rooms would be great.
Location: Everything to do is close by. My favorite is not so close however is worth the time Summer Set Falls spectacular!
My third stay here NOT my last! Kerry at the front decks remembers me every time since the first stay. She starts off my stay with a warm smile and a sincere "welcome home!" Miss Rose, Darren, Smiley, Speedy, Willie and Rerun are my extended family. Home is the best way to express my stay here! Thank you for making it great!!
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by be from miami florida

Beautiful beach

Posted Feb 19, 2014
Beautiful views Food is good Staff is friendly The hotel needs to be updated some parts smells like mold But is a good place to relax Swim in clean beach and for those who dont want to be in a crowded place I would go back for sure
3 out of 5
by Nicholas Powell from Florida

Small and Comfortable

Posted Jan 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Max from Saskatchewan, Canada

Greatest place we've ever stayed.

Posted Jan 21, 2014
Pros: Most everything.
Cons: the carpets in the hallways need refurbishing....
Location: The hotel is located near the White River and you can go tubing, or rafting close by. Also there are kayak type 2 seater boats you can use free.
Shaw Park is the oldest hotel in Ocho Rios. It's condition is not the best BUT the rooms are clean, the water is 'hot' in the showers, the king sized bed was extremely comfortable. The maid does a terrific job every day. The food is phenomenal and there is a wide variety at all three meals. Also at 3:30 every day there is 'tea'....consisting of sandwiches, coffee, tea. The drinks from the bar are varied and really, really, good. Tours are easily arranged through the on site rep. We are going to go back next year. There were many returning guests that we met. The staff can't do enough for you. The beach is beautiful and all the rooms are beach front.
4 out of 5
for Families
by RedLotus from Ann Arbor, MI

No-frills Jamaican hotel on the beach

Posted Jan 1, 2014
Pros: The people were lovely. I learned some patois and tipped generously. No tip jars in sight: I'm sure there were many people I missed tipping.
Cons: Water pressure in the showers for one thing. The food needs to be better. I did not gain any weight, so poor food might not be a bad thing
Location: We went to Dunn falls, much fun, expect to get soaked as you walk up through the falls. The rocks are scrubbed so you don't slip.
This is a friendly hotel with great service. The rooms were not great but they all overlook the sea which you could hear all night long, and the food was mediocre. I was happy to eat salads and bread, and they did make special vegetarian food for me. Breakfast was decent with eggs to order and bread and fruit. The toilet flush did not work, it was fixed immediately. The pressure in the shower was low, but the water was hot. The air-conditioning worked well, the room was clean. We used their kayaks. We played ping pong on a warped table but had great fun playing against Mr. Brookes, the life guard and local champion. This place is not too popular with Americans. We saw Canadians and Europeans, and some Jamaicans visiting from the US.