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Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Ibis Bay Resort deserves a better star rating. Initially i was skeptical about booking / staying at Ibis bay Resort based on Tripadvisor 's rating BUT I must say I was ever so pleased and very surprised by the all that Ibis Bay had to offer. The resort is small but that fact adds to the charm and appeal of...

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

Our rooms ARE bright and airy. I stayed at a similarly priced hotel to ours in Fort Lauderdale recently and realized how drab most hotel rooms are. We think our colors are part of the island experience. Even the sarongs on the beds are great to wear around the resort. Lots of people buy our sarongs in the gift store...

Edgewater Fl
Reviewed 3 November 2013

It is kind of expensive yet the cheapest around Key West, Excellent service ,courteous employees all around a good experience.The rooms are decorated tastefully.They even have a small beach in the back with lounge chairs.

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

I see that you are a senior reviewer for Tripadvisor. So thank you for giving us a great review. It's a feather in our cap. I hope you get to come back soon. Everyone season, there is something new here that makes Ibis Bay even better and worth another stay.

Key West, Florida
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Everything was positive about my week's stay. The staff would greet me by name. The room had a tropical feeling about it and was spotless. From Manager Nicole to Concierge Chris to servers Jenny, Alex, Jennifer to bartender Akosh to barback (can't pronounce his name), everyone was fantastic and made you feel like family. They all made you feel special...

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

I have great staff. They all deserve to hear what you have said. I will make sure they do. I hope you are able to come back to see us soon. If you do, make sure you let the Front Desk know you are a returning guest. We will have a nice "Welcome back!" surprise waiting for you.

Clarksville, Tennessee
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I had read a few Trip Advisor reviews on this hotel and we decided to stop in, out of curiosity. Am I ever glad that we did! The people here were so friendly and helpful. The room was beyond my imagination - it wasn't drab and plain like most hotels/motels, this one was bright, cheery and colorful. The decorations added...

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

You have really summarized Ibis Bay in a great way. I love downtown, but like you I also love to leave it behind to get some peace and quite and just be lazy in a hammock. Its hard for me to say anmore because you nailed it. Thank you for that. Come on back!

Miami
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Though not situated right on Duval Street, this hotel is just a few miles away. Lovely little spot, with a very laid back, Key West vibe. The room was clean, and up to date. We stayed in a room that was beachfront, definitely worth the upgrade. Also had a miniature fridge with freezer, always a plus! Each one of these...

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

I am so glad you enjoyed the beach outside your room and met some of our big iguana friends. Our wi-fi system was just "super-charged" this week with added bandwidth. Our thick coral walls make it hard for the wi-fi but I believe it is all solved now. I hope you get a chance to come back soon.

Key West
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The Resort was decent for the price. Not as close to Old Town, but the island isn't very big anyway. The staff was very friendly & helpful. The construction on US1 made the traffic a little bit slow. The room was clean & housekeeping did a good job of taking care of us.

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

"You get what you pay for" isn't always true. That's what's great about Tripadvisor. You get to hear from guests exactly what you get before you get there. In our case, we are not a chain hotel, so our guest reviews are our only advertising. I wouldn't have it any other way. Read our reviews. We might be just right...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2013

If you want a cheap holiday feeling venue, then this is a place to visit. We only stayed the one night as we did a flying tour of the keys, but the room was clean, spacious and just what you need, though the view from room 407 was not inspiring. But then again I was not there for the view....

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

The greatest comment (compliment) we can ever get is our guests saying they wish they could stay longer. Many guests actually do extend their stay. It means we are all doing our job ... making our guests happy they chose to stay with us. Thank you for choosing Ibis Bay and The Stoned Crab Restaurant PLUS taking the time to...

Limerick Ireland
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

The minute we checked in we didnt get a good feeling. NO SAFE IN EITHER ROOM OR RECEPTION. Also the doors to the room was no secure. You could see 2 inches of light around the bedroom door. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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

We do not offer safes in the rooms. We can keep valuables for guests in our office safe if requested.

Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

I was definitely not disappointed with this hotel. If you're looking for an exotic getaway, a nice place to relax, this is the place. The room sparked my imagination, there was a hammock right outside our window and a warm pool that didn't hurt my eyes with chlorine. The food at the Stoned Crab was excellent, you don't need to...

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

You certainly wouldn't be the first person to come to Ibis Bay and end up spending all their vacation time at the resort. That's a compliment we will gladly accept, but we love our guests exploring Key West. It's a tiny island with lots to offer. Our Fun Desk will help you with rental scooters, electric cars, bicycles and terrific...

Sweeny, tx
Reviewed 25 September 2013

This place has some issues, but while we were there (Sept. 2013) there were workers constantly working to improve the place. Our room had siding glass doors that went right out to the beach. (Great ambiance but the beach is not so great there.)The hard tile floors are a huge plus. (I hate carpet in hotels). Beds were OK. Toilet...

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

Thank you for staying with us and making good suggestions. As you mentioned, our crews are constantly working on improving Ibis Bay. It was built in 1956, so it is worth the extra effort. Too many of the great 50s classic hotels and motels are being demolished in The Keys. They are making way for chain hotels that lack any...

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  • Beachfront
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  • 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 

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Address: 3101 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4118
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: $220 - $431 (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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