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“A Most Memorable Wedding !!!!!”

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Ibis Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #42 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Reviewed October 26, 2011

We held our wedding reception and lodged our guests at Ibis Bay in April, and it was wonderful. When so many other places in Key West told us "this is the price, take it or leave it," the Ibis Bay folks promised "we will work with you" to fit what you want into what you can afford to make it memorable, and they absolutely did. Chris, the owner, attended us personally, and shared with us the vision of how he was renovating the hotel into a quirky, unique property worthy of the spirit of the Keys. We had 100 people for the reception along the waterside dock. The kitchen cooked up an amazing meal of Cuban food (especially the pork - yum!), and a beautiful breakfast spread the following day. The light-up sign in front of the hotel had silly messages about us all weekend. We stayed in the honeymoon suite, which was then pending renovation but which had a beautiful view of the sunset, and we hosted about 30 people (plus one chihuahua) in there the night before for an unforgettable evening. Thank you Chris and your amazing staff for giving us a reception that our friends and family are still talking about! PS - We plan on paying you a visit on our first year Anniversary =)

Room Tip: Rooms on the West side have the best Sunset View =)
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

Great staff, Great food again. We had a ball. BTW...My last review should have been 5 stars not 1.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

We were expecting a medicore hotel when we arrived for the price we paid. However, what we found was appalling. When entering, the sanitation strip was placed on the toliet, but when I removed it and lifted the seat, something of the biohazard nature was lurking inside. Completely disgusting. I felt it would be ok to keep my toothbrush and toothpaste on the bathroom sink; however, a bug or mouse regularly excreted waste on the sink, soiling my toothbrush. The dark blue blanket on the bed had white stains. The housekeeping do not understand the do not disturb sign on the door and barged in when I was changing. This was my worst hotel experience. I will never think about staying here again and would advise others to do the same.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Angela R
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

i really enjoyed my stay at the ibis bay waterfront resort at key west,i had a wonderful time there. your beds were the most comffortable beds i have ever slept on in a hotel. i love the exibit of animals you have on your property.... and what can i say about your awesome pool i loved it what pool should be closed at 10 or 9 pm that is the great thing about going to a hotel THE POOL and you guys leave it open all night great...your front desk staff were very friendly and very helpful.. your restraunt was pretty good i loved that u can sit outside over the water that was nice... your price was the best in key west....i will defenatly be coming back as a matter of fact i will be coming back this week cant wait to get there thank you for such a wonderful stay

Room Tip: great price and value for your money
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

We stayed at Ibis Resort Oct 3-7, We read alot of reviews and decided to book even though there were some negative reviews. For the price you pay for these accomodations.....they are just fine. The room was clean, the staff was friendly. Some people complained about not having a phone in their room. Big deal. Most people have cell phones anyway. A chest of drawers would have been nice but we did just fine without the. We don't spend alot of time in the room anyway. The resaurant/pool area was nice and the food was good. Staff was very welcoming. We asked for a mini fridge ahead of time and we were al set when we got there. We have no complaints! We would definitely return.

Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

Some rooms are definitely larger than others, and mine was on the small side. The bed mattress was hard, tiny shower, and there were no amenities like clock, hair dryer, or phone to call the front desk. It looked like changes are being made to the facility as a whole (some rooms were being painted and there are flatscreen TVs). But it is an older resort that tended to seem dated rather than funky. The staff were very nice for the most part.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Joanne1967_10
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

so the wife and i stayed at the ibis for a long weekend. i have to say overall it was a good stay. the hotel is making alot of upgrades everyday. the 4 real parrots just outside our room was a plus, we found ourselves walking over and trying to have a conversation with them many times. ( sober & tipsy ) The room ( new room ) was small but clean and updated. nice lamps, tile, decor....ect. shower is small, very small... im talking cruise ship small. so be careful if your a plus size. no fridge in room.... but if you ask like we did.... poof .... few hours after we went out on the town ... there it was in the room and cold and clean. thanks to the very nice front desk staff. i walked over to the beach type area and they are fixing it up, it has potential. i also went to the pool one afternoon it was very clean and nice lounge chairs, but this is where i take points away.....
you pay $ 10.00 per day resort fee... i went to the front desk to ask where the pool towels are located since there was only 2 bath towels in the room they said they dont have them. huh ??? kidding me right... i had to use my bath towels which get kinda sweaty and lotion on them... i even asked a house keeper if i can trade these out and she told me no she didnt have anymore to trade. the resort fee is a rip off. i asked many staff what it is for (wi-fi, parrot food, turtle food, ect.... ) they just said it is a mandatory charge and kinda shruged it off.
do us all a favor and ditch the resort fee and just add it to the price of the room. when you have a resort fee you kinda feel you should get something for the money. YOU GET NOTHING !!!
would i stay again.... sure if you ditch the resort fee... if you have an extra $10 per day to just make a fire and throw it in to burn then the motel is a great place to stay... if you dont then there are a half a dozen other motels within a half mile with the same service and ammenities with out the extra $ 10.00 charge per day..... they offer a great product with the ibis, shame one lame useless charge will make me look else where next time....

Room Tip: rooms in the lower 500's have a worker storage shed behind them, they are very loud and even hav...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 3101 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4118
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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: $165 - $338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ibis Bay Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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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Ibis Bay Waterfront Hotel Key West
Blue Lagoon Hotel

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