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New Lothrop, Michigan
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This was the first big trip we had ever planned using the internet, and were leery about where to stay in Key West. We knew we would not be spending a lot of time in our room because we would be trying to take in all that Key west had to offer, so the size and location were not huge...

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

It is such a wonderful feeling to know that Ibis Bay is special for you. Because it is for us too. We all love this wonderful piece. Our unique piece of Key West's Fabulous 50s is sparkling again! Thank you for choosing to stay here and writing about your experience.

Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I will start off by saying that I was SO nervous booking a room here. I like to do my research and seeing some of the negative reviews made me hesitant. It was my first time in Key West and I wanted to make sure that everything was perfect. Looking at the photos that pictured the beach front rooms sealed...

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

A quick explanation: "Professional complainers" know that they can get free stays from chain hotels if they threaten to write a bad review. We won't tolerate that. I am not claiming we are perfect, but the "professional complainers" definitely do pay us back. Enough about that negative stuff. Your review is wonderfully honest. You had doubts, but you liked what...

Borrego Springs, California
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Biggest problem for us was the lack of internet connectivity. We were on the second floor. Didn't work there, didn't work in the restaurant, didn't work at the pool. Loved the decor in our tiny little room, but tiny may be giving it too much credit. Miniscule. Wee little shower had really low water pressure. And don't get me started...

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

You (and me tool!!!) will be happy to know we just finished testing some completely new wi-fi technology this week and It works perfectly. That includes streaming video without buffering. Because our old buildings are built of coral stone that is more tha a foot thick, wi-fi reception has been an on-going problem that no supplier was able to solve...

Reviewed 10 May 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the Ibis Bay Resort and we LOVED it! The service was great, the rooms were comfy, and the resort gave you the laid back island feel. We enjoyed just walking around the resort and seeing the various animals on site along with relaxing on the beach chairs by the water. We loved the...

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

It sounds like you enjoyed Ibis Bay the way we hope all our guests do. Its a quiet, but always interesting place you can come back to after being busy downtown or doing activities. Some guests just relax here on the beach in a hammock the whole time they are in Key West. I will look forward to seeing you...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The Hotel is very cool. Nice Styling. Clean. Providing a hourly shuttle bus to the center. Nice pool area and good restaurant. So far so good. Sure it is pricy, but in the Keys all of the Hotel are. What was dissatisfying is that the promote High Speed Wifi as a room amenity.But in fact it does not work in...

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

How right and wrong you are. You are right about our style. But when it comes to our attitude about wi-fi goes you are off the mark. We not only care, we have invested almost $100K to try and solve a unique problem. Standard wi-fi will not penetrate our thick coral stone walls. But tests this week with a new...

NE Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

First off, I just want to say THANK YOU to the entire staff!! The hotel staff & The Stoned Crab staff really made this a memorable trip!!! This hotel is simply amazing!! Some friends & I chose Ibis Bay for my bachelor weekend. We arrived by taxi early in the morning and were greeted with a "hello" from a friendly...

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

I saw you guys quite a few times. Every time you were having fun. That's what it is all about here. See you next time!

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The rooms are tiny--barely room to turn around--and the beds are hard. I think our "mattress" might actually have been a box spring. (Yes, it was that hard.) However, there's a big pool, movies on an outdoor screen, music by the pool and a restaurant on site. No doubt it's better suited to the young than to retirees.

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time. It sounds like you booked our Value Rooms. They are small, but you get to spend the money you save having fun in Key West. We generally get compliments on our new comfy beds. I will track down your room and check the mattress. Thanks for letting me know.

Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Fun place to stay! The atmosphere is cool and beachy...very Key West. It's on the water (river?) the view is really pretty, we saw horse shoe crabs, lots of iguanas, had a really nice walk around the property. They rent jet ski's on site, very convenient. The room was comfy and sufficient, king sized bed, nice sized bathroom, perfect for...

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

My wife is an avid fan of the iguanas you see. You probably noticed she has iguana toys in the gift shop, iguana key chains for the rooms. There are iguana paintings too. They are amazingly beautiful. Maybe less known is that they are prized by Cubans for their meat! Not exactly what we have planned! Thanks for coming. I...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The resort has a great atmosphere. It's not shiny and new but it feels like you're in a beach town. The room was small and dated but it was fine. Definitely not worth the money if it were in Miami but ok for Key West. Check out the tortoises while you're there. Best bit: The resort atmosphere Worst bit: price...

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Good point. Compared to other hotels in Key West we are actually one of the least expensive, And you are about who loves us and who doesn't. We are not shiny new Hilton box. Ibis Bay was built in 1956 from coral rock by a local. The walls are over a foot thick. I am proud to say our restoration...

Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

I want to complement the staff & manager for being on top of things & concerned & considerate. I had booked thru Booking.com & had actually messed up the days that I was staying in the Keys. Booking called the manager at the Ibis Bay & they let me change the date of my stay. It could have cost me...

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ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Unfortunately Key West is pricey overall. Our prices are actually lower than most Key West hotels. Plus there's nothing as "Key West" as Ibis Bay. The moment you step upto our lobby and meet our talking bird Lexie you forget your troubles. All bay tides change constantly with the moon. When you were here the tides must have been really...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ibis Bay is exactly what you dream of when you imagine Key West. It's a friendly, quirky resort with design and colors inspired by 1950s Havana. The landscaped white sand beach leads right up to the beachfront guest rooms, and guests can jump right into the beautiful bay for swimming, snorkeling and take jet skis, kayaks or paddle boards right from our dock! The staff are all Key West locals who love the island and want our guests to enjoy their stay. We have exclusive attractions like our poolside Dive-In Movies every Wednesday night on a 20ft screen by the pool, plus Nightboarding nightime LED-lit paddleboarding and kayaking! Wildlife abounds on our grounds including huge tortoises, lots of large colorful parrots, local iguanas (don't touch!) and our namesake, the very pretty ibis birds. In the mood for some fun? Ask our Fun Desk concierge about our jet ski, scooter and electric car rentals on site plus paddle board, kayaks and kiteboard rentals on the beach. They can also recommend off-site activities, restaurants, tours and local attractions. We have 80 hammocks for lazing about, and an amazing restaurant called The Stoned Crab that has two of its very own fishing boats delivering fresh crab, shrimp, lobster and fish every day! What are you waiting for? ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ibis Bay Beach Resort

Address: 3101 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4118
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: RM915 - RM1,722 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ibis Bay Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
Ibis Bay Waterfront Hotel Key West
Blue Lagoon Hotel
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
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“We asked for a family sized room. 3 Queens sized beds on the water!”
 of 5 bubbles acreich, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for waterfront.”
 of 5 bubbles progonoskis, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles rexdunn, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you absolutely must stay here, insist to see several rooms before choosing. They are all different.”
 of 5 bubbles danielarusk, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Water front rooms are very nice, hammock and deck chairs in the sand in front of a small pier”
 of 5 bubbles gorefist4, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
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