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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Ugh! I am still here, and anxious to leave...what seemed cute online is cramped and unpleasant in person...there is barely enough room for one person in the bathroom, and no air or window. The bay air at low tide smells awful...the WiFi has worked only inconsistently since we got here, one day our room wasn't cleaned at all. They are...

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

It seems we get lots of great reviews and then a string of not so great reviews. Obviously we are in the middle of a bad string. Honestly it seems most often to come from our Value Rooms. They are inexpensive (compared to Key West's other hotels) so people book them quickly without checking them on our website. Our website...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I wasn't totally put off, but I was annoyed that few people I dealt with knew enough English to carry a conversation and it left me lost. Housekeeping was inconsistent, they don't allow ice for cooler refills and what ice is available is in the restaurant next door. Found those to be nuances.

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

Thank you staying at Ibis Bay. Key West Is so close to Cuba, there are mostly Cubans entering the workforce. If they stay in America, they pick up English quickly. We have made sure every Managers speak fluent English. About the ice. Our restaurant fills up any room ice bucket. That's a recent change because new health laws do not...

Titusville, Florida
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

So far we have had a good time in key west. The hotel is ok. The waterfront is a little conceiving. I was under the expression that we could go swimming right outside of our room, but not the case, it has a lot of seaweed and very stinky, and rocky. Our room and bathroom was very small but quaint....

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

My own grandson has just arrived. This will be his first "working" summer. He loves it here. Lots of things for kids to do.i will have him do the tortoise feelings and he is going to help the jet ski team too. I am glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed Ibis Bay. The water right now has seaweed exposed at...

Reviewed 13 June 2014

Room was small and cozy. Clean enough. Upon arrival, a backhoe was in the parking lot digging up the blacktop. Don't let the pictures deceive you, there is no beach. The waterfront view looks over a channel with a power line in it and a landfill "mountain" in the horizon. We used the shuttle to see the sunset in key...

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

Our bay is 2 miles wide and over a mile wide with tropical islands full of ibis birds, heron and pelicans.. I do not understand your disparaging description at all. The photos of the bay and the beach on our website show the bay and the beach as they are. Google's Virtual Tour shows it too. There are electrical lines...

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

What an amazing find! We were able to dock our boat at a minimum charge. This was a great way to start off our vacation. The view was lovely. The restaurant on property was delicious. The pool was terrific. You really cannot swim at the beach. We bike rode to nearby beaches. A perfect way to end the evening with...

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

You sound like you had lots of fun at Ibis Bay. That's the reason we are here. The giant tortoises said to say "Hi!" So did Lexie, our Macaw greeter. She has some new dance moves to show you.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 June 2014

My sisters and I (we are very close in age, more like best friends) visited Key West for a wedding. We made a long weekend out of it, and wanted a more unique experience for our first night. Ibis was an INCREDIBLE experience for us, and a wonderful way to be welcomed to Key West! We had a beachfront room...

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

It's great to hear you had such a good time. We are not traditional and that's deliberate. We love having fun and as you would have seen we are always coming up with something unusual. Busy, busy creative bees. Thank you for choosing us and helping others know what you thought of Ibis Bay.

Bonita Springs, Florida
Reviewed 4 June 2014

My companion and I spent three nights at Ibis Bay. We really liked the room and the waterfront location. Having a restaurant on the premises is a big plus. The pool is lovely and there are boats, kayaks and jet skis for rent right on the property. Located as you enter North Key West it is a good location with...

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

So glad you had a great time!

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 June 2014

First time at IBIS BAY. My daughter picked this spot. We were a little hesitant having never been to Key West before. The resort is beautiful. Very clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. All your events can be booked from the resort. The shuttle to Duvall street is great. Our driver, Joe, was awesome. We would definitely go...

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

You daughter got it right. Our shuttle gets you downtown fast. I am glad you enjoyed the Stoned Crab Restaurant. It has a Certificate of Excellence rating from Tripadvisor. It's a big locals hangout because of the fresh seafood. Hope you come back soon.

Argyle, New York, Usa
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Went for romantic getaway was told was getting a room upgrade, did not. I spent one night in courtside room my bathroom is larger. Walked around Key West to find another hotel but wife suggested trying to get better room at this location. They had an ocean front room not ocean view room that doesn't have direct view. The view...

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

Sometimes we are booked solid so we can't offer upgrades, but I am glad you and your wife stuck with us were able to make it happen after the first day. It obviously made a big difference to you both. Thank you for your observations and compiliments. I am going to have Maintenance replace the a/c in room 100 immediately....

Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We were there for the week before the Memorial Day holiday. Very cute hotel. I understand they are recently under new management. Staff was friendly. The Stoned Crab restaurant next door was delicious. We used them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can have room service from them as well. Every morning their staff is out sweeping and grooming the...

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

Karina, Thanks for vacationing at Ibis Bay and sharing your experiences here. Ibis Bay is always being groomed and improved. Our guests who return are always amazed at how much better it gets every time they are here. I hope you got a chance to go out on the bay and see the undisturbed marine life. Our boat ramp is...

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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: RM886 - RM1,631 (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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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
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“Waterfront rooms are a bit more pricey, but are quiet with a small patio area..so NICE!”
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“Pay the extra and get a 'beach' room!”
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“Book early if you want a water view.”
 of 5 bubbles mdmeili, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get the bay front rooms, with hammocks. There is NO beach. Ibis bay is 2ft deep”
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“ask for a patio with water view”
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