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Umm el Fahm, Israel
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It was my first visit to the keys and I k ew that it was little out of town and I thought this won't be a problem. But actually it was. If I ever decide to return to the Key West I would rather stay at another hotel in town. The hotel is nice but I did not like the... More 

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

Oh, the dreaded "...nice, but" statement. You are right, we are not downtown. I am sorry you didn't realize that. For most guests that's a positive. Downtown Key West is a blast for adult partying but overwhelming for many after a walk thru. We are a well-deserve respited of calm and relaxation. A couple of things I don't understand about... More 

Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This hotel was fantastic. The room and bathroom were very small but decorated nicely. I loved the private beach area. My husband n I took our wine out there every evening and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. Our fridge in room did not work so they brought us a new one immediately. All employees were very friendly and helpful. I gave... More 

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

In the early morning, before the hotel "wakes up" I often sit out under the big tree on the beach and watch the sun come up on the bay. Its so peaceful. The Ibis bird fly overhead from their mangrove rookery. It's gorgeous. Its nice to know someone else shares the same joy our beach offers. Thanks for coming and... More 

Ocala
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Clean, cozy and comfortable. Spent a few extra dollars for sea-facing view of the Gulf. Well worth having some privacy. Beautiful view. Front desk staff, friendly. Free shuttle service to 4 different areas in Key West. The drivers all were awesome and full of knowledge of the area. Last pick up was 10 pm. Taxi service from Sloppy Joes back... More 

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed the resort. I hope you got to enjoy the animals while you were here. We want everyone to enjoy what nature offers in the Florida Keys. You can feed the school of sharks at our dock feeding area, help feed our giant tortoises, or talk with our many tropical birds. All our land animals are... More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was our first visit to Key West so we booked this hotel on the basis of some online research.Sometimes that way you win, sometimes not so much. The good points: The price was reasonable. It's easy to find. Parking is free. It's clean. The staff are friendly. There is free coffee in reception. There is a free shuttle bus... More 

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

Ibis Bay was built in 1956. We have preserved the great coral buildings and added all the amenities you want at a resort. Our restaurant was rated as "#2 Hottest Restaurant in Key West" by Zagat this year. Lots of people come from downtown to go there. I see that you were disappointed in our beach. Unfortunately for Key West... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The hotel rooms were very nice, new and clean. Facing the bay with patio, lounges, hammocks. However in calling ahead to make arrangements they failed to mention their restaurant would be closed. That was a huge disappointment and inconvenience. Also the pool area was a little weathered. Furniture was old and dirty looking.

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

I am glad you like your waterfront room and beach hammock. I am sorry you were disappointed about the restaurant being closed last week. Our restaurant was rated as "one of the hottest restaurants in Key West" by Zagat this year so its very busy. To keep the place looking and working great, we close down once a year to... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great location, Clean rooms, the staff was great the restaurant is amazing(a little pricey but worth it), the shuttle was Awesome (you don't have to fight the traffic or find a place to park). Cannot say enough about this place, plus it's Key West can't lose. It was a life-changing experience.

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

Every review makes such a difference to us. We learn what we are doing right and where we need to improve. Thank you for your kind words. I will pass them on to everyone. More 

Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This site was recommended by the receptionist at the Southwinds Motel, a local resident. I had looked at another provider, and found this one to be more reputable, more flexible in rental hours, and cheaper. This was the first time I took out a glass-bottom kayak. It's like snorkeling with a full body mask! It was wonderful, made more so... More 

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

Our day time and nighttime glass bottom kayak tours are magical. There is so much much marine life all over Ibis Bay. Every time my wife and I have friends staying with us we insist they go on our tour. They always rave about it. We are rated 5 stars out of 5 stars all there the time. As you... More 

Hammonton, New Jersey
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place is quite a catch for Key West visiting. Adorable, affordable and more "Keys-like", than most of the places in KW. Although it's a little out of town, you are but a shuttle ride away, on the "Life Is Too Short" bus, which will take you into town and help you avoid the aggravation of parking there. The on-sight... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. Your review has been brought to the attention of your breakfast server. Frankly, that's laziness and will not ever happen again! We are animal lovers. All our animals at Ibis Bay are rescues. The "turtles" (they are actually tortoises) were abandoned locally. We love all three! The same goes with our birds. They are... More 

North Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel make feel like home! this place is full of unusual details that make you feel like your home. If you want to feel comfortable you should come here ! Free parking , nice staff very friendly . Nice price!

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

Thank you. Your words mean a lot to us. Our staff understand that our guests should be welcomed here the same way each of us welcomes guests to our homes. Its nice to know you felt exactly that. More 

Moers, Germany
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66 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This hotel is around 4-5 km away from Key West downtown. Nice thing: They are offering a shuttle bus to 4 different destinations in the city, including one beach area. We upgraded our room from economic to waterside for 50 USD per night, but that was not worth it. The problem is that the hotel is at the gulf coast... More 

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Management response:

Hello Frank, thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback for it's how we can continue to improve and grow! As you have stated we are about a 1/3 of the way into the island on the Gulf side and yes the water is shallow on this side and very much ALIVE with all kinds of marine creatures... More 

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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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  • 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: $219 - $426 (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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“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
“Best room on ground floor overlooking beach area, away from refuse bins!!”
 of 5 bubbles 792shirleyw, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have a patio facing the water. Our room had a patio with a table and 2 chairs. Refrigerator but no Microwave. No phone.”
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 of 5 bubbles Hobojack, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles kphil126, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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