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Foote Prints on the Sands Hotel
Ranked #58 of 80 Hotels in Negril
Reviewed 6 March 2010

We stayed in a kitchenette room right on the beach - our balcony looked out over the beach. The rooms could use some upgrades i.e. the cabinets are peeling a little, the countertops were cracked some, the backs of the blackout curtains were a little worn etc. That being said we thought it was totally fine. It was clean and spacious. We loved having the kitchenette in our room and actually used it a bunch to cook either breakfast or lunch. My husband got shocked by the electric stove a couple of times but when I reported it to the staff, they immediately got an electrician in to fix it.
The front desk staff were great, I believe it's just two very hard working women and they were very friendly and helpful.
The location is of course why you would stay here, it's amazing. You just can't go wrong being right on 7 mile beach.
My only real piece of advice would be about the cabs. All the hotels I have ever stayed at in Negril want you to take their recommended drivers. My advice is to never do this. They are significantly more expensive than if you just go out to the street and negotiate yourself.
I would definitely recommend this hotel. It's clean, safe and in a great location. If you think you are going to pay less than $100 a night right on the beach and get the Ritz, you are mistaken. If you want a clean, basic, safe place to stay, this is your place!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2010

We loved staying at this hotel because it gave us the chance to eat at local restaurants and try local food. It wasn't an all inclusive resort, but we were still able to find what we needed and never had a problem with the hotel while we were there. It was nice to sleep with the windows open. The people are very nice and picked us up from our hotel.

Stayed: August 2007, travelled solo
Thank nlikens
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Reviewed 28 January 2010

My husband and I returned to this hotel for our third trip to negril last january(2009). This time we brought we brought friends along to see what Negril had to offer. If you are someone who likes all inclusive deals, instead of a real cultural experience, this place is not for you. If, instead you have an open heart and open mind to experience the real Jamaica, you will love it here. Foote Prints is a small family owned hotel who's staff is more than willing to accommodate and help their clientele. My husband and I know all staff by name at this point. We stayed at other hotels our first time in Negril and immediately saw the differencebetween Foote Prints and other places. We have exclusivelyonly only stayed here since then. The rooms are simple and clean and the staff is trustworthy and nice.

Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
Thank samkardaras
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Reviewed 14 December 2009

This hotel is in a perfect beach location. The rooms are very basic and lack the amenities of the larger more expensive properties. If you don't mind a basic value for the money, stay at Foot Prints. My room didn't have a clock or fridge nor was there an ice machine anywhere in site. Make sure to look out the window and think twice before you agree to stay in a room which faces the courtyard (utility trailer)between the buildings...you'll hear traffic and dream that you are sleeping on the highway. Overall a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled solo
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Thank EKChippy
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Reviewed 6 October 2009

Nice hotel, clean rooms. Foods we brought in. Only J$100 to hot places, but you can also get there by walking on the beach. Friendly staff. Fridge for only US8,- for 5 days!

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Thank sistawhistle
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Reviewed 17 May 2009

I have stayed at Foote Prints 5 times over a 4 year period, and although there is a need to refurbish the bar area. the hotel still has the same family atmosphere which I look for on holiday ( a home from home with spectacular views).

Where else in the world could you be on the beach within 10 steps (after paying only £24.00 per night) . The staff are fantastic and even planted a special garden for my birthday (if you are staying in room F3 look out on Elaine's garden) they will help you and support you on your holidays without taking advantage.

Most people I have met at Footprints are return visitors which also says a lot about the facilities. it is not 5 star (not even 3) but after walking along the beach through the imaginary wall which is the AI, I feel the hotel can offer so much more, you can meet the locals, engage in local culture ( walk along the beach towards Booby Car and meet Narnie a local Rasta who is possibly the "truest" person you will ever meet in Negril or anywhere. " on an evening we played dominoes and provided our own drinks at the bar, no pressure and typical of Jamaica it was "no problem".

The area also provides a plethora of local restaurants, which provide far superior food to the AI hotels. Look for the places that the locals use. Cool spot is really good (straight over the road from foote prints).

Finally and not least, on your arrival you will meet Micheal, he will look after all your needs as he covers the security and the maintenence within the hotel (a wonderful person , much respect)!

Not forgetting Andy (LOL) as much a part of the hotel as the bricks and mortar. Once seen never forgotten. Was such as MASSIVE part and always is during my stay at the hotel (see you soon)

Great familly hotel, no frills, no pretence just bloody good facilities at reasonable rates. love you and will keep coming back if things stay the same ( but could do with painting the bar)

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 May 2009

Best location on the beach and good value for money. Staff very friendly and made us feel part of the family. Small size meant the staff looked out for your safety, especially Andi (the fixer).Local people very friendly too: look out for Narnie a rasta who is cool. Also Sharon gives the best massage and hair weaves. Did not feel at all unsafe or hassled.
Part of the hotel could be updated but I didnt go to Jamaica to sit in a hotel room.
Highly recommend it if you enjoy meeting locals, eating out in small restaurents and getting a feel for the real jamaica.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Foote Prints on the Sands Hotel

Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril Beach Rd, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Negril
Price Range: £57 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Foote Prints on the Sands Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Family Hotel located on Negril's seven miles of beach, 2 miles from Negril Aerodrome & 52 miles from Montego Bay Airport. ... more   less 
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