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Ibis Bay Beach Resort

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3101 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #34 of 40 hotels in Key West
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Kimberly M Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel, or as they call it, resort, is not beachfront, so it's very deceiving. It is on the water which always had a low tide smell and also on a very main road with lots of noise from constant traffic. We decided to book a suite and basically had an oversized corner hotel room. The décor was nice and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose Ibis Bay based largely on the price and were very pleasantly surprised to find it to be the perfect place for our long weekend away. The rooms, pool, beach area and restaurant were super clean, adorable and the staff were very friendly. The service was truly outstanding. Stop by to say Hi to Viviane at the pool bar... More

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

Connie, I read your extensive review of our Adventure Package. Our packages save you money. But more importantly they save you the hassle and time it takes trying to figure out which activities are the best. You get here and everything is done for you. We know the island and what's "the good stuff".Thank you for staying with us and... More

Hamilton, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is not a bad place to stay as the rooms are clean and the staff very friendly. The waterspouts offered here are very god as we took the 90 minute wave runner tour although not for beginner wave runners as it gets rough at the speeds needed to make the fur in 90 min. The food is not... More

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

We actually have a very famous shuttle bus. Our guests and particularly those guests who review us on Tripadvisor rave about our "Life is Too Short" shuttle. Its a lot of fun and it operates all day and into the night. I am a bit confused when you say our hotel is "way overpriced" and then point out that all... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very happy with our stay from the time we booked over the phone. When we arrived to this cute little beachy resort (it's not on the beach) we were met by friendly staff who accommodated us for an early check in. The price quoted and price charged upon check in we're different but was immediately remedied by the staff. Our... More

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

What a lovely review. Whether you take our shuttle bus or rent a cute little motor scooter to get around the island, Ibis Bay is close to all the places you want to see. Plus we are on the Gulf of Mexico with a marina so you can kayack, paddle board, charter a fishing trip or just lie on the... More

Odenton, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I need a quick get a way to warm up from this harsh winter so we slipped off to key west and found this awesome hideaway... We stayed at Ibis bay resort soooooo cute... very laid back and Caribbean..... They have a great restaurant The stoned Crab... great food and atmosphere.. We started our day with a... More

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

We are all so glad you enjoyed your stay at Ibis Bay. It is a unique piece of Florida's history that puts you in the Key West state of mind the moment to step into the lobby. We love what we do because we get to meet guests like you. So, "Thank you!" from all of us. Come back when... More

New Paris, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife had stayed here for two nights. The hotel was very clean. The rooms were very clean and decorated very nice. We really like the Life's Too Short Bus that transported us to downtown. The drivers were very nice and helpfull to help you get where you were going. I wouln't think twice about booking another stay... More

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

Its great to hear from you. bis Bay is a time-warp back to Florida's Fabulous Fifties. We love that about it and clearly you two did as well. I will pass on your compliments to the shuttle drivers. Come on back when you can. Lexie the Macaw says, "hello!". More

Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The positives: Awesome shuttle service to the touristy areas that run back and forth all day- free. Very good restaurant next door, nice beach area, close to all the strip malls you can ever wish for. The negatives: Noisy busy street that was under construction, around 3 miles away from where you want to be, expensive for our very small... More

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

Our shuttle bus guys are great. They make every downtown trip a lot of fun. I will show them your review. They will love it. We do not have any hotel rooms facing the street. They do face our resort drive. Every ground room offers a private garden or a beach garden. They also all have their own private hammocks.... More

Dundas, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when I'm paying $209 a night, on checking in, to be dinged with a chintzy $10.00 plus tax "resort fee", but I was surprised to find that there is no wifi in the rooms - in the main office, in the restaurant, supposedly at the pool (but the strength was almost non-existent), but... More

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

Thanks for your thoughts. What was explained to you about wi-fi is true. Ibis Bay was built in 1956 with heavy coral rock walls. To top it off all the buildings have metal wind-proof roofs. No matter how much we spend ($80K so far) our wi-fi is not as good in every room. Most are fine. Ibis Bay has a... More

Crofton, Maryland
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading all the good and bad reviews, I was still willing to give this place a shot. The reviews were horrible, so after booking, my expectations werent too high, but still hopeful..and let me just say; I AM SO GLAD WE GAVE THEM A SHOT! This resort was absolutely perfect for us! The view of the water and the... More

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

We are making hotel improvements all the time. That's why our reviews keep getting better and better. I am glad you "LOVED!!" Ibis Bay. You took a chance and it really paid off! Ibis Bay is unique. Its unlike any other hotel today. Thank you for helping us out with such a nice review. I hope we see you again... More

Seymour, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just flew home from a week at the Ibis. Loved the resort, friendly staff including the parrot Lex and the tortoises :) loved the Stone a Crab for breakfast and lunches, loved having breakfast on the water! We had a few visitors on our patio, an iguana and a few ibis birds, very neat. Our teens (20 & 17) enjoyed... More

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

Thanks for a great review. And some good improvement ideas that I have passed along. We are moving the houseboat from that end of the beach so all the beach and water views at that end should be comparable to the rest of the beachfront rooms. I hope we see you here again. More

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Additional Information about Ibis Bay Beach Resort

Also Known As:
Ibis Bay Waterfront Hotel
Ibis Bay Waterfront Hotel Key West
Blue Lagoon Hotel
Address: 3101 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ibis Bay Beach Resort 2.5*
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 
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