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Bay City, Michigan
Reviewed 15 May 2013

First off, I was really worried when I booked 4 nights at the Ibis Bay.. I previously lived in Key West for 6 years and know this property as the "Blue Lagoon" ewwwwwwww.. That place was disgusting! This time returning to Key West, I needed to find an inexpensive decent place to stay, so I searched Expedia. I saw ibis...

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

When we bought Ibis Bay it was a diamond that had been allowed to get very rough. Our kids thought we were crazy. After a lot of polishing, our guests now love it and we get lots of personal recommendations too. Its very satisfying for us and for all the great Ibis Bay staff who have worked so hard to...

Richmond, Va
Reviewed 11 May 2013

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Rotterdam, Netherlands
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Wow! Can hardly believe that somebody would write a negative review about this hotel! The hotel is located in a bay at the outer side of Key West, but that wasn't a problem for us. Just rent some bikes for $12-18 / day and you will be in Duval street in like 10 minutes. The property is recently renovated and...

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

Negative reviews can often have a back story. The other day a guest was checking in and said if we took $10 off their bill they would write a good Tripadvisor review. If we did not, they would write a bad review. They hadn't even seen their room or the resort. Big chain hotels can be strong-armed like that. We...

Freehold, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Ibis Bay is one of Key West's best kept secrets! I have spayed here in the past, and this trip was even better than the last. Every year I come back, more upgrades have been done. The staff is absolutley wonderful. Claudia and her staff know their stuff!! Great customer service! You will NOT be dissapointed! Laura and Michael New...

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

I received a letter from a couple yesterday who said they were writing to thank my staff and I for a wonderful vacation. They were worried that if we became too popular, Ibis Bay would get spoiled. Mmmmmm. Let me assure you (and them?) that Ibis Bay will only get better with more time. The resort is owned by two...

Marshall, Michigan
Reviewed 9 May 2013

We stayed in late February, it was one of the best deals going in Key West at the time. When we arrived it was quiet and clean, the room had been recently remodeled. The hotel is not on Duval Street or anywhere near it, that may be a good or a bad thing, that really up to you. We enjoyed...

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

February in Michigan must have been a great place to leave for a tropical break. I am glad you chose Key West and Ibis Bay. Thank you. In my experience, many guests say downtown is a great place to play, but it is too intense and noisy to stay there. A lot of our guests rent bicycles or scooters and...

Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
Reviewed 8 May 2013

This is not the place to stay if you are traveling with your spouse and want to enjoy a quiet weekend, BUT if you're are with your family and want an inexpensive place to stay that is still nice this is it. Our room was right next to the pool area so it was pretty noisy. This was not an...

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

You made some great suggestions. Next time you visit Ibis Bay you CAN have a romantic, quiet stay. Just book direct by phone and you will get a FREE waterfront room upgrade. Our direct room prices are the same as the booking services. But they charge for the upgrade, we don't. Thanks for staying with us and writing your review....

Dublin, Ohio
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We came out a few days early for a cruise/retreat with our managers. We drove from Fort Lauderdale to Key West and stayed for two nights at the Ibis Bay Beach Resort. It was clean, and the best part is our room faced out on the beach. There were hammocks and lawn (sand) chairs off a little patio. We thoroughly...

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

At last count, we had more than 80 double-size hammocks at the resort and over 500 coconut palm trees to hang them between. Regardless to say, the hammocks are popular. Thank you for staying with us. I hope you had a great time on your cruise. If you plan to stay with us again please remember to book direct by...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Ibis Bay is Key West at its best. So laid back it is horizontal but with style and service that would sicken bigger name hotels. We just loved the place. Ibis Bay is just on the edge of downtown Key West so it is easy to get to and because it is slightly out of town, it has space. Space...

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

We have had a rash of "complaint" reviews just recently. But almost every day guests seek me out to tell me what a great time they are having with us and how unique Ibis Bay is. So, I am very glad to read your review and get us back to the positive side. What's more you are a Senior Reviewer...

St Augustine
Reviewed 2 May 2013

My friend and I drove down from Miami to the keys. It was a busy weekend so we ended up staying here, one of the few places left that was reasonable. Was skeptical after reading reviews but thought I would try it. We paid 210.00 a night for two nights. In my opinion was not worth the price. We got...

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

It sounds like everything you had a problem with stemmed from a faulty a/c unit. We offer a laundry service 6 days a week, but not a guest laundry on site. Hopefully you mentioned the a/c problem so it has been fixed already. All our mattresses are less than 2 years old, but I will check those beds and likely...

Reviewed 1 May 2013

Really not much here. Rooms are very basic, beach area is dirty (if you could call it a beach), charged an additional $36 at check in (resort fee?). The pool was ok. It was clean. The bar at the pool closed at 5 PM (think it was a Sunday) which was a real surprise especially since guests are not allowed...

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

Our beach is not dirty. I regularly have to defend all Key West's beaches, including ours. So here goes. Unlike other areas, Key West has no natural white sand beaches. Key West is on the third largest coral reef in the world. Our natural beaches are coral beaches which are are a mix of pale gray coral pebble and coral...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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: ₹ 14,121 - ₹ 26,264 (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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