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Ibis Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #40 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Minneapolis
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118 reviews
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“Everything went well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Overall a good stay. The front desk people aren't that friendly, but our room was good, the restaurant is yummy for any of the three meals. Hotel is on ocean, although boulders line the shore, they do have some hammocks and chairs in the sand. The parrots were a bit noisy during the night and morning, not quite sure why they have the birds facing the hotel rooms, but whatever. The parrot near the lobby does say welcome and is pretty funny. Room and bathroom were very small, but, it was good enough for us.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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ChrisHolland_Ibis, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The parrots love being around people so we keep them in a busy area. But, I admit they get noisy when they want attention. To quiet them down in the early morning and at night, we are going to try roll-down shades on their cage. Hopefully that will do the trick. I hope we see you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were married a year ago on Smather's Beach November 15, 2011 and stayed at Ibis Bay Resort. We loved it! So we decided to return to celebrate our anniversary. And we are glad we did. The folks at Ibis have been renovating and we couldn't belive the difference a year made.
They have assembled an interesting compentent staff, all were very cordial. The rooms are intimate, clean and very colorful....... there is a litle beach with hammocks and chairs.

The Stoned Crab Resturant on site offers exceptional menu selections and I have been told by an "insider" they will soon have a new wine selection with emphasis on Austrailia and New Zeland wines.

Yes we will return next year............... highly reccommended!

Michael and Bonnie Noone

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ChrisHolland_Ibis, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for choosing Ibis Bay and The Stoned Crab for your anniversary. Your "insider" was right. We will be focusing our wine and beer list on the best from Down Under. Being an Aussie, I am excited to introduce some exciting products thare are
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

I visit Key West maybe twice a year and this was a very cool place to stay. Simple , charming, Ket West "like", BUT the staff is outstanding! From Natasha in the Stone Crab restsurant, to Akosh at the pool bar, to Robert on our Jet Ski tour, to the owner getting us coffee because the restaurant wasn't open yet! These people know how to make a person enjoy a vacation! I almost don't want anyone else to know about this little jewel we discovered, but that just wouldn't be fair. We will be back!

Room Tip: Get a room by the water with the hammock!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ChrisHolland_Ibis, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
What a nice review. Everyone will love seeing their names mentioned. My business partner, Tony must have helped you with coffee. He's a really early riser. Don't worry about your "secret" getting spoiled. Tony and I are making Ibis Bay and The Stoned Crab restaurant better and better every day. Everyone here loves having a really unique place to share with people. That will never change.
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Margate City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

I was nervous about booking this hotel after reading some of the reviews. Allow me to clear some things us on others past reviews. Yes, the rooms are small - but not too small (really how much time are you spending in the room?). The beds are soft but I loved it! We rented bikes directly from the "fun desk" - they were delivered right to us in a half hour and we cruised into town every night on them. It was about a 15 minute ride to Duval street - all flat and easy riding surfaces besides 2 small bridges. We also rented paddle boards literally 30 feet from our room. Paddle boarding at ibis bay is great - definitely try it. We ate lunch at the adjacent Stoned Crab restaurant and it was delicious. The only thing I would have changed about this hotel would be to have a heated pool - it was really cold. Overall, it was an amazing stay and would come back a million times over.

  • Stayed December 2012
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ChrisHolland_Ibis, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for writing and making a smart suggestions. Ibis Bay was really rundown when we bought it and that is why there are some old not so great reviews. Our guests now rate Ibis Bay higher than the guests at the $400 per night Key West Waldorf Astoria. We are very excited about that. Guess what's the next big project on our agenda? Heating the pool. When you come back you will enjoy that and lots more. See you soon.
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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

We were on our first year anniversary and we choose this resort by chance and we are so happy that we did it was wonderful! Had a very relaxing time I only have one complaint that damn PARROT in front of the restaurant made to much noise early in the morning!!!!!

The restaurant was AWESOME!! The Service and the FOOD OMG!!! Thank you all for making my anni beautiful!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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ChrisHolland_Ibis, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Next time you come we will upgrade you to the beachfront to celebrate. Our parrots won't bother you there. They get loud to get attention but calm down as soon as someone talks to them or gives then peanuts. Very spoiled (and smart) birds.
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Varese, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Good position (but you need a car to reach the town center), nice and clean rooms, nice swimming pool, easy parking...all on a white sandy beach. And at a really reasonable price.
Perfect choice both for a trip and a complete holiday.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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ChrisHolland_Ibis, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Our beach is a great place to relax in a hammock and just stare at the blue horizon. I am glad you enjoyed it. Please come back again. Thanks for helping us get the word out.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

You can get rooms right onto the little beach that you wont swim in, but they have clear bottom kayaks to rent which allows you to explore the mangroves and bird sanctuary islands a little way out. It's a great spot about 10 min drive into town but with the benefits of being a little quieter and the chance of a beach room

there is a decent pool, not heated, a nice restaurant serving basic american fair and free wi fi throughout although that only just reached our room

the beds were super soft, not to my liking so be aware of that

Room Tip: get a beach front room, the ibis come right up as you can see in the picture
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ChrisHolland_Ibis, Owner at Ibis Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
I am glad you enjoyed the hotel and the bay.Ibis Bay is a wonderful habitat where you can see marine life and a huge variety of birds. I love kayaking in the clear bottom kayaks too. You see amazing stuff. Soon we will have clear-bottom kayaks and paddleboards with LED lighting in the water so you can tour the bay and watch the marine life at night. I think it will be very popular.
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Property: Ibis Bay Beach Resort
Address: 3101 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4118
Phone Number:
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*
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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