My visit was an enjoyable and refreshing change of pace from my other Coast casino visits. Their being smoke-free was the principal factor in making my first hotel visit here. I had visited the casino area on previous visits, but this was the first that involved an overnight stay.
I give high marks to the Palace for my overall experience. There were a few minor “negatives,” but the “positives” easily outweighed any minor problems.
The parking garage is well lighted, well-designed, and user friendly. It was convenient for self-parking and for access to casino and to elevators to upper floors. One of better casino garages on Coast, I feel.
The hotel has good security with regards to floor/room access. A room key is needed to get to residential floors. The first time visitor may have a bit of a problem in finding the elevators. They do a pretty good job of hiding them at the casino floor level. They are not visible initially. One thinks he is entering the bar or restaurant instead of an elevator access point.
Hotel rooms are modern and comfortable. My particular room provided a good view of the Back Bay. Not a big deal, but there were a couple of quirky things regarding the room. The switches to two different lighting components were devilishly hard to locate. I eventually managed to avoid calling maintenance. A bathroom door had an unnecessarily strong spring that made coming/going something of an annoyance. I found, even as a single male, that the bathroom vanity was a bit small and crowded. No other room problems.
I was disappointed that the upscale bar and adjoining restaurant were closed (Monday-Tuesday). I had looked forward to dining at Mignon’s or in the adjacent bar. No luck that night. A second disappointment occurred when I went to plan B and finally decided to eat in the sports bar. I wasn’t expecting anything special, but I did expect to be able to get reasonably good chicken wings and a beer. No complaints about the beer—special prices—but, the wings were another story. May well have been the worst tasting Buffalo chicken wings I’ve ever consumed. I don’t think it was an “off night”—they probably are the same every night. I won’t be ordering them again.
I did manage to find time to spend some quality time in the casino. That experience is covered in a separate Palace Casino attraction review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palace Casino Resort is the only smoke free casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the premiere destination for luxurious accommodations, superior guest service and endless excitement. Nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Biloxi’s Back Bay, the resort offers newly renovated hotel rooms and suites with stunning views, award winning restaurants, non-stop gaming, championship golf at The Preserve Golf Club and amazing amenities to complement your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Biloxi
- Palace Biloxi