Biloxi Casino Hotels

by Ginger Yapp

Biloxi, Mississippi, is a popular resort destination located on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, about an hour's drive from Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans. Travelers flock to the town to play at large local casinos and golf at pro-quality, scenic golf courses in addition to taking in some sun on the city's beaches. Biloxi casino hotels are a popular fixture with visitors, providing fun -- in the form of swimming pools, arcades and, of course, gambling -- for the whole family.

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi is a pet-friendly Biloxi destination offering luxury suites and a bustling nightlife. In addition to a large casino, the hotel regularly acts as a venue for traveling rock groups. Guests can enjoy the hotel's pool -- the Wet Spot -- which has private cabanas and a pool bar, or spend some time at the full-service Rock Spa getting pampered and prepped for a night out on the town. The Hard Rock Hotel has numerous dining options including fine dining at ViBE, a nightclub that serves steak and seafood; the Hard Rock Cafe, which serves up casual American fare; Satisfaction, which grills up Southern favorites; and the 24/7 Grille, which serves up typical diner fare.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is a towering edifice offering guests fine views of the city's nightlife and the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel's comfortable, luxuriously furnished rooms include marble bathrooms, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and high-speed Internet, while suites are equipped with whirlpool tubs, a wet or dry bar, a marble entrance foyer and a dining room. Guests venturing out of their rooms will run into the hotel's enormous 24-hour casino, a full-service spa and salon, the Fallen Oak Golf Course, an outdoor pool overlooking the Mississippi Sound, and an arcade open to the whole family. Inside the hotel is the Promenade, a high-end shopping destination featuring designer brands and jewelry. Beau Rivage hosts concerts by headlining artists several times a month at the 1,500-seat Beau Rivage Theatre. In-house culinary options range from fine dining -- check out BR Prime and Jia -- to the more casual dining experiences found at the Buffet, Terrace Cafe, Memphis Q and the Coast Restaurant.

Grand Casino Biloxi Hotel & Spa

The Grand Casino Biloxi Hotel & Spa can be found right on the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel -- run by Harrah's -- features 500 rooms, each with pillow-top mattresses, Wi-Fi Internet and plasma TV sets. In addition to the casino, guests at the Grand Casino will find the 16,000-square-foot Bellisimo's Spa & Salon inside the hotel, as well as the 18-hole Grand Bear Golf Course, designed by PGA great Jack Nicklaus. The hotel's in-house dining options include LB's Steakhouse, the Grand Buffet, Cuu Long Souper Pho -- an Asian bistro -- and the Grand Cafe, which serves coffee and light sandwiches and wraps.

Isle Casino Biloxi Hotel

The Isle Casino Hotel in Biloxi is an AAA three-diamond hotel and casino featuring both cozy standard rooms as well as spacious suites. Regular hotel rooms at the Isle include king- or queen-size beds, Wi-Fi and free cable TV, while suites offer private balconies, whirlpool tubs and sitting areas. Elsewhere inside the hotel, guests will find the hotel's Spa at the Isle and an outdoor, two-level pool deck complete with cabanas and a poolside bar. The hotel hosts free concerts on Friday and Saturday nights in the Atrium and features a full casino open 24 hours a day. The Isle has five in-house restaurants: the Buffet, Farradday's, Tradewinds Marketplace, Cafe at the Point, and the Lavabar, as well as a Starbucks franchise.

Palace Casino Resort

Palace Casino Resort sits right between Biloxi's Back Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. All of the hotel's standard rooms offer fine views of the bay or the gulf, and feature cable TV and Wi-Fi, while hotel suites come complete with a marble entrance foyer, a bar, a living room and a whirlpool tub. The hotel features an outdoor pool and hot tub, along with private cabanas, and the 18-hole, award-winning golf course, the Preserve. The casino inside the hotel is open 24 hours a day and includes table games and over 800 slot machines.You don't have to travel far to find a fine meal, either; inside the hotel you will find Mignon's Steaks & Seafood, the Palace Buffet, Palace Cafe & Bakery and Wahoo's Poolside Bar & Grill.

Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel

Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel is located right on the beach in Biloxi, and many of the hotel's rooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. Treasure Bay's rooms and suites are equipped with amenities like private balconies, free Wi-Fi, full baths and luxurious modern furnishings. The hotel has two tropical-themed pools surrounded by a lush garden, private cabanas, and a poolside bar serving up refreshing cocktails and brick-oven pizza. The hotel's casino offers the full range of slot machines and table games, from blackjack to roulette. Inside Treasure Bay, guests can enjoy The Shed, a barbecue restaurant and blues club that serves a lunchtime buffet.

About the Author

Ginger Yapp has been writing professionally since 2006, specializing in travel and film topics. Her work has appeared in such publications as "USA Today" and online at Hotels.com. Yapp also has experience writing and editing for a small California newspaper. She earned her B.A. in film and media studies and has worked as an ESL teacher at an international school.