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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Ibis Bay during a recent trip to Key West. We were a bit concerned with a couple of the reviews, but obviously the resort management listened because we had a great stay. The location is off the beaten path, so it can be a quiet and relaxing break from Old Town Key West. Best experience we had...

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1Thank NOLA4LIFE57
ChrisHollandKeyWest, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Nola, You are right, the owners and management of Ibis Bay DO listen to our guests. Fortunately what we hear from those who love our resort is that it is unique and that's exactly why they love it. We also hear Ibis Bay is not for everyone (it was built in 1956 so its Key West as it used...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure is of low standard,staff is ok,but restaurant price is high. breakfest is terrible ,i have never seen anything like it. not even a fruit or something hot . the pitts. price of the so called "resort" is high ,high ,high without any service or quality. never again plus we didnt even get our room cleaned and we had...

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

I don't understand some reviews. You make up your own mind. Our Continental Breakfast is served between 8-10am in our waterfront restaurant. Everyday it includes a variety of fresh fruits, all sorts of pastries, different toasts, cereals, yoghurt, sliced meats, cheese, cream cheese and various jellies. Coffee, a selection of tea, cows milk and almond milk. There is an a...

Audubon, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a four day getaway to Key West for Christmas time. We looked online for places to stay and the Ibis seemed like a coo place. Quirky and eclectic just like Key West! It was just as advertised. If you are looking for a Hyatt type experience this is not the place for you. If you are looking for...

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

Hi, Its great to hear people see what we see and it enjoy it the way we do. We aren't like the many modern white box hotels and we love that. You do too. Great to hear. Chris

Ronchi, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends booked this hotel. While the pictures online suggest a decent place , the reality is ..... it's tired and in need of major renovations. The rooms have zero security ... the doors gape and have the one key lock .... no dead bolt etc. The air conditioning is the mounted in wall type .... noisy and tired. My...

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

Hi Alison, I do not know of any room in the condition that you describe. We couldn't stay in business that way. We are a historic hotel so definitely not new. Our housekeeping staff and maintenance crew tend to every little problem. I am going to show this to both departments to see what room this could possibly be. To...

Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a 3-night stay at Ibis Bay Beach Resort as a 75th birthday present for my mom. I read several reviews, weighed the pros and cons as they were described, and figured the resort was exactly what I wanted -- and it was! The coral stone exterior to the motel is charming. The on-site restaurant is amazing. The "Life...

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

How nice (you know I keep typing "mice" instead of "nice". I am tempted to leave it that way just for the giggle) to read your detailed review. We love our history and my staff wants me to put up a history board that describes who, when and why the place was built. Its a great and true story. Thank...

Vernon, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting Key West when we arrived we were pleased with our beachfront room. We were definitely happy we payed for the upgraded room since sitting out on the patio looking at the water was the best part of the resort. The pool was average and not heated so it was a bit too cold for...

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

Hi Danielle, Please understand that my response is not in the least defensive. The fact is there is an epidemic of stomach flu hitting every city in America. Look on the internet and see what is happening all over. My family in NY (5 adults who did not eat in the same places) got the flu and I had it...

Mishawaka, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This facility is built in the mid 50's, rooms are small. Window airconditioner built in wall near floor could see through wall on one side. Toilet ran non stop. Lid loose on stool. Maid service ran sometimes as late as 5PM. The breakfast bar included in the price was very limited. The tables were near the wall not letting two...

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

Hi Rex, Guests either like that we are a historic 1956 Key West Resort and all that goes with it or they don't. If you don't like that you will find fault with every little thing. Which you did. Our Continental Breakfast is popular. Its a good breakfast. Its self-serve. If some people are a bit slow, then the line...

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely friendly and caring staff. Our room was nothing fancy but it was clean and comfortable. For the price, we definitely got a deal compared to other hotels in Key West. The shuttle service was outstanding. We ate at the Stoned Crab a couple of times. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly as well. We enjoyed...

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

Hi Garnett, I am very proud of my staff and they are very proud of where they work. We all work together to continually improve what needs improving. Its nice to hear that guests notice the staff who might otherwise never get mentioned. I will use your review at our monthly staff meeting to show every staff member that they...

Hammonton, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to add to my review, addressing the response I received from the management regarding my stay back in Sept 2016.... I'd like to apologize for my comments about the parrots. I misunderstood their captivity there. I am a huge animal lover, as apparently you all are, and now, knowing that your parrots are indeed rescues, I can...

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

Hi again, How nice of you to acknowledge my response. We do love the birds so much. We are building them new environments so that they can come out of their cages and be on exterior perches when they feel adventurous and still be safe from guests and the many hawks in our skies. Watch for it on our Facebook...

Neenah, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you define a beach as the area of (usually sloping) land next to a body of water that is often used for swimming, you will be disappointed by the hotel's beach. It is a carefully groomed plot of sand that ends with rock and some coral. There is NO area for SWIMMING in the bay at the hotel. However,...

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

Hi Dan, Ibis Bay was built in 1956 from the coral reef that was dredged out to create a good harbor for the US Navy headquartered here. Cuba is just 90 miles away. We love it and are working to keep it as a period hotel. There are too many white box hotels that are more shiny but lack the...

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  • Beachfront
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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: $270 - $506 (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
Ibis Bay Beach Resort Key West, Florida
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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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