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Ibis Bay Beach Resort

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This very eclectic hotel met our basic needs of a clean room, warm shower, and comfortable bed to sleep in while on vacation. This hotel is not “in town” and not near any of the tourist attractions but it does offer a free shuttle to 2 locations in downtown Key West at the top of every hour. A typical Uber or taxi fare runs between $11-$15 one way. The view from our small back deck would be considered beautiful if it wasn’t for the fairly large power lines runn8ng through the “beach” as well as the view of the very busy street adjacent to the beach. I booked this hotel even though it was not in town specifically because it was located on a beach; however it was not my idea of a typical beach getaway. The beach was basically unusable due to all the coral and seaweed which did not make it look very clean or tropical. This was my biggest disappointment. My second disappointment was the condition of the bathroom. It’s in serious need of a make over. We had a sea foam green bathtub with an extremely rusty drain, and the bathroom smelled moldy. Lastly, the room did not contain a closet or “in room safe”. I asked for a second luggage rack to hold my suitcase. The restaurant on the property (separately owned and operated) offered a complimentary daily continental breakfast. The turtle habitat was a cute touch to the property

Clean well kept facility with highly rated seafood restaurant attached. Colorful clean rooms. Small bathroom was a negative and swimming pool too cold but otherwise really nice stay.

I enjoyed stating at the resort. Although it is a little bit away from the core of Key West, the access via the shuttle or other means wasn't bad. The bright colored decor was fun, the staff was friendly and helpful. I got a big kick out of the circus posters in some of the upstairs windows.

Easy check in, friendly accommodating staff, comfortable beds, cramped parking, tiny bathroom, highway runs perpendicular to hotel so back beach view includes lots of car traffic/noise but rooms inside are soundproof

Went over the holidays when everything is at peak price. The hotel has basic amenities the are suitable for the price. The place was clean and the staff took excellent care of the grounds and resort. Nice large fluffy beach and bathroom towels. Linens changed daily. Not common anymore. Clean. Food was good too.

a bit overpriced. Has some neat animals on site such a parrot and a turtle. Decor is really cute. Rooms are set up like little cottages. Near water.

Very cute resort, easy access to all Key West activities. Shuttle bus ran every hour up until 10p.m. Room was also very cute-could have used a little bit of updating-carpet was extremely unappealing, air conditioner was very noisy. Would definitely stay here again.

The chef Julio was a really nice informative person . Energy was great . The host Needs to be more customer service friendly . Overall decent stay ! Food is great at this hotel for purchase .

Good location. They have a nice small private beach. Jet ski was accessible from the hotel.

Friendly staff. Great location. Right on the beach.

This was the second time in this hotel, we really enjoyed to stay there, because is not necessary to drive, the breakfast is ok, we can walk 10K close to the sea. I´m sure next year will be the third time in the same hotel.

We stayed 3 nights. Staff was very friendly and accomidating. Shuttle downtown was nice drop off right near everything. Room was clean and well kept.

I went for a girls getaway. I tried to buy some peseco to celebrate at the front office... no go. Their cash register didn't work and they could it do anything about it. I left it there. Then no microwave. We stayed for 4 days 3 nights. The b st part was having the hammocks and the private view. The breakfast was bread cheese and boiled eggs. It never changed. Not a variety of fruit or cereal. Could have found better. I rate my overall review 2 stars.

We hitten bikrs to go to the city there was also a free suttle

This retro hotel was definitely GREAT. The shuttle service made everything even better. The shuttle ran every hour from 10am - 10pm to the downtown area. The beach-side rooms are definitely worth the extra cost. The breakfast buffet was very good.

Loved the styling and all staff was very friendly. Attached to Stoned Crab restaurant, which is the nicest restaurant in area and pool is attached to their bar. Breakfast is lacking , but nice that it is offered. Bus runs every hour which is a great plus also.

Great place to stay, amenities were great, especially the shuttle to downtown, was super convenient (exception of one grumpy bus driver during 2 of the days). Would have been nice to have a small coffee pot in room. Booked a water view and was moved to another room (no water view) as rooms were taken up by some sort of company function/vacation, but still worked out. Would definitely recommend to future travelers and will more than likely stay again. Thank You!

It was nice. The rooms with hammocks outside went straight down to a little swim/snorkel area. Had a great view of the power lines in the water and after much deliberation decided that this must be how they make fried fish. Anyway, I didn't swim/snorkel because I didn't want to end up on my neighbors plate tonight for dinner, they seemed too nice to do that to them. Would definitely come again.....just probably won't eat the fish.

Only good thing about the hotel is it's location. Close to the beach. Complimentary breakfast is provided. Not many options are available but it's just OK. There is a complimentary shuttle also provided to the downtown. The room is actually little small and the restroom is also small. There are some lizards and other friends / spieces everywhere in the place. And therefore, we were staying only in the room and didn't go anywhere in the hotel premises. There are some parrots, turtles, etc in the premises. Overall, OK hotel (little costly) for a couple of nights.

Hotel amenities are great, we enjoyed our Continental breakfast every morning, Restaurant, the room sea view was very pretty, the staff was extremely helpful, especially enjoyed the Jet Ski tour, that experience was amazing. Room was clean and spacious. Having access to the shuttle bus was very convenient as well.

3101 N. Roosevelt Blvd Key West FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Ibis Bay Beach Resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. This 75-room hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a marina, and an outdoor pool. On the beach, it's also near Smathers Beach and Key West Art and Historical Society.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 75 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. In-room massages are available.


Property features

Renovated in 2015, Ibis Bay Beach Resort offers a marina, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and express check-out.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Courtyard Area

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Sea Facing

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Ibis Bay Beach Resort

Everyone (23) Couples (43) Family (11) Other (7) Friends (6)
2

key west getaway

Everyone

This very eclectic hotel met our basic needs of a clean room, warm shower, and comfortable bed to sleep in while on vacation. This hotel is not “in town” and not near any of the tourist attractions but it does offer a free shuttle to 2 locations in downtown Key West at the top of every hour. A typical Uber or taxi fare runs between $11-$15 one way. The view from our small back deck would be considered beautiful if it wasn’t for the fairly large power lines runn8ng through the “beach” as well as the view of the very busy street adjacent to the beach. I booked this hotel even though it was not in town specifically because it was located on a beach; however it was not my idea of a typical beach getaway. The beach was basically unusable due to all the coral and seaweed which did not make it look very clean or tropical. This was my biggest disappointment. My second disappointment was the condition of the bathroom. It’s in serious need of a make over. We had a sea foam green bathtub with an extremely rusty drain, and the bathroom smelled moldy. Lastly, the room did not contain a closet or “in room safe”. I asked for a second luggage rack to hold my suitcase. The restaurant on the property (separately owned and operated) offered a complimentary daily continental breakfast. The turtle habitat was a cute touch to the property

By , from CT on Jan 21, 2018

5

very reasonably priced hotel on beach

Everyone

Clean well kept facility with highly rated seafood restaurant attached. Colorful clean rooms. Small bathroom was a negative and swimming pool too cold but otherwise really nice stay.

By , from menomonee falls, wi on Jan 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 22, 2018

Rick, What beautiful photos! This is the only time of the year the pool is not naturally warm! Sorry for the cool front, we get only a handful every year!

5

funky mid-century fun

Everyone

I enjoyed stating at the resort. Although it is a little bit away from the core of Key West, the access via the shuttle or other means wasn't bad. The bright colored decor was fun, the staff was friendly and helpful. I got a big kick out of the circus posters in some of the upstairs windows.

By , from Detroit on Jan 11, 2018

4

if you can't find a room in old town, pick this ..

Everyone

Easy check in, friendly accommodating staff, comfortable beds, cramped parking, tiny bathroom, highway runs perpendicular to hotel so back beach view includes lots of car traffic/noise but rooms inside are soundproof

By on Jan 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your Ibis Bay stay!

4

good value for the money

Everyone

Went over the holidays when everything is at peak price. The hotel has basic amenities the are suitable for the price. The place was clean and the staff took excellent care of the grounds and resort. Nice large fluffy beach and bathroom towels. Linens changed daily. Not common anymore. Clean. Food was good too.

By , from wisconsin on Jan 4, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2018

Laurie, We are glad you enjoyed the holidays in the Keys, we don't have snow but the lights sure are pretty.

4

cute key west decor

Everyone

a bit overpriced. Has some neat animals on site such a parrot and a turtle. Decor is really cute. Rooms are set up like little cottages. Near water.

By , from ohio on Dec 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2018

Beth, Our rates are higher between Christmas and New Years. Come back in the summer, we have great rates!

4
Everyone

Very cute resort, easy access to all Key West activities. Shuttle bus ran every hour up until 10p.m. Room was also very cute-could have used a little bit of updating-carpet was extremely unappealing, air conditioner was very noisy. Would definitely stay here again.

By , from FL on Dec 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 9, 2018

Naomi, Thank you for the feedback, we will be updating shortly!

4

overall good

Everyone

The chef Julio was a really nice informative person . Energy was great . The host Needs to be more customer service friendly . Overall decent stay ! Food is great at this hotel for purchase .

By , from nevada on Dec 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 9, 2018

Glad you enjoyed the Stoned Crab, It's our favorite too!

4

enjoyed the stay

Everyone

Good location. They have a nice small private beach. Jet ski was accessible from the hotel.

By on Dec 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 8, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your stay!

5

nice stay

Everyone
The bed View from the room

Friendly staff. Great location. Right on the beach.

By , from austintown, ohio on Aug 31, 2017