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“The place for golfers” 5 of 5 stars
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South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1735 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531   |  
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Ranked #8 of 46 Hotels in Biloxi
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“The place for golfers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011 via mobile

Took group of 8 golfers to Biloxi for first time since Katrina. Rooms are huge , very clean and modern. Sherry took care of
all of our tee times at the best courses in Biloxi. Rooms had full kitchen and living room so all the guys could hang out after a long day of golf. I would highly recommend! We will be back!

John Meinhold from Illinois

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBBiloxiGM, General Manager at South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, March 28, 2011
Thank you so much for staying with us. The entire staff enjoyed having your group with us and we hope to see you again soon. You guys made it a pleasure to serve you.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Memphis, Tennessee
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

Ok, first off the hotel, especially for the area, is wonderful. The room might have been the best I have ever stayed in. The room had a sink, microwave, fridge, and the bath is great (rain showers are wonderful). There was some issues that bothered me though. First off the beach was never cleaned (we found dead fish, condoms, bags, glass EVERYWHERE, and trash of all kinds (yes I know its Biloxi but we went last year to the public beach and looked nothing like this). The last thing that bothered everyone I talk to was the seagull alarm or siren. I have been to beaches around the world and this country and never heard anything so annoying. People would stop walking down the beach just to ask what is that crazy noise. Look, the fact is this alone will keep me and most of the people on the beach from ever returning to this hotel. It was so annoying, that many days we just went to the public beaches instead of the one right in front of the hotel. To be honest I would rather have seagulls everywhere than have to listen to this noise ever again. Great hotel but the relaxing beach lover will be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBBiloxiGM, General Manager at South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, March 20, 2011
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to send us feedback. It is very much appreciated. I am very concerned with the way you found the beach. This coming monday I have a meeting with the beach authority to discuss adding chairs, umbrella's, etc. to the beach in front of the hotel and I will be discussing your findings with them. I apologize for the way you found the beach. All of the beach in Biloxi, including the sand in front of the hotel, is public and is maintained by the Harrison county beach authority. I assure you i will be addressing this issue with them first thing.

I also understand your concern about the bird repellent system. We are currently looking for alternatives as you are not the first guest to have a problem with this system. I can tell you however that the system does work very well and it keeps the birds away from guest balconies and the building. For most guests the birds are more of a nusance than the deterent system. The system we use is more humane that most other silent systems that may cause harm to the birds like bird spikes. Thank you again for sharing your concern. Please contact me direct if i can help you in the future. I hope that we do see you as our guest again soon.
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Deal kent uk
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We loved Biloxi, stayed here for 8 days,the hotel is right on the beach, and very quiet.It is easy to get to all the attractions and not the far from New Orleans, our next destination.
The front desk staff were so friendly and helpfull, would stop here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBBiloxiGM, General Manager at South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, March 9, 2011
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you emjoyed your stay! See you again soon!
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Opelika, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

This hotel was by far the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. My husband & I went to Biloxi just for the weekend. We had reservations and when we got there the front desk upgraded us to a two bedroom suite (beach front) with no extra charge. I am VERY picky about hotels and this one I honestly felt comfortable & I felt like I was at home. The room was very clean. It had everything that you would have in your house. Refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender, etc... The only down fall that we seen it had was parking. We thought the parking was kind of strange but nothing to really complain about. Overrall, when we come back we will def stay here. AWESOME hotel & nice staff!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SBBiloxiGM, Manager at South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, February 27, 2011
Hello & Thank you so much for your kind words! we are glad that we made you feel right at home and we hope to see you again soon!
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Prairieville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

I have stayed many places along the Coast and this room was the best ever! When I checked into the hotel, the desk clerk upgraded me to a 1 bedroom suite at no extra charge. The room is complete with full fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, blender, toaster, coffee maker, 2 flat screen TV's and one and a half bathrooms! The color scheme was very modern and relaxing. The lady working the breakfast bar was very friendly and greeted everyone. This is a great place in which I have already made reservations for a return visit.

Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Thank you for staying with us and for the awesome review! We are so glad you had a great stay!
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

The hotel and the room were tremendous, really tremendous.
I have never stayed at a hotel as good as this, and quite honestly don't expect to be able to again.
I believe this was a one-off for me - the hotel was brand new (open less than 2 months) when I stayed there, and I expect the rates to increase beyond my budget in the near future.
I found the hotel using the website http://www.golfcoast.com/golf-for-the-gulf/ . I did not realize but by accepting the default selections (and entering my details) I had selected not just the first hotel on the list but the first "Condominium" on the list, which was this hotel, the South Beach Biloxi Hotel. I was contacted by someone from the hotel a few days later, and after using google maps and street view to check out the hotel I accepted the offer to stay.
This is the only hotel (as of December 2010) right on the beach in Biloxi, bar the casino hotel, which does not have the connection to the beach and the surroundings that this hotel does (IMHO). In particular, the South Beach Biloxi Hotel has balconies for every room, and it is right on the beach, so other than a very few rooms that face the road (which I believe are much cheaper), I think you are on the beach in every room. You can use Google maps and street view to verify this impression. If you don't get absolute beachfront I think the east side of the hotel might be better for the beach view, although of course the sunsets are on the west side.
I think the design of the hotel is very clever - the first two levels are parking. They are betting that the next big storm to come ashore will not have the 30 foot surge of Katrina, but if it does, it will only take out the bottom floor of rooms, which are on the 3rd level (strictly speaking the hotel is above sea level by several feet so maybe even the first level of rooms would be ok). I didn't ask but I'm pretty sure they have made the hotel very strong, since they obviously thought about future storm surge in the design. And this is not a hotel that smacks of being cheap.

My rate was $139/night (in December 2010). This rate included golf each day, so I do not know what the rate would be less golf. I strongly suspect this was an introductory rate since the hotel was new and it was right at the winter solstice (this was the week containing the night of the total lunar eclipse on the solstice, not to be repeated for 475 years).

My room was 700 square feet. Properly speaking I would say it was not a room, it was an apartment. There was an entrance hall, past a powder room, a washer/dryer, an electric cupboard and a closet and a good sized entrance table. So, 20 feet later I walked into the main room, which contained a full kitchen (stove, cabinets, dishwasher, full fridge/freezer, large kitchen sink, full complement of knives, utensils and a chopping board), and a couch and separate chair in front of a big TV. Outside the floor to ceiling windows and sliding door was an approximately 8x4 balcony (I don't know the size exactly because I forgot to measure it) with two patio chairs and a small table. Behind the walk-in way was the bedroom with a California King bed, and a large en-suite, with a 5+ foot shower/bath.
There is high-speed WIFI for internet access plus an ethernet cable port. There is a good selection of TV channels - I don't like waiting to see what's on by using the channel guide channel - but using my laptop I found a website with a local channel guide that was much faster and more complete to consult for seeing what was on the TV.
I really think the place was luxurious. Perhaps my small town upbringing was overwhelmed by it all, but that's what I think.
I did not go to any of the nearby restaurants, because I bought several nights worth of catfish at the local store and cooked those for my dinners while I was there, but there was a seafood restaurant 100 yards away on the beach and there were other restaurants nearby (walking distance) too. This despite this area being completely removed from any very nearby (walking distance) locality, unless you count the Keesler air force base (about a mile away). Occasionally the aircraft from the base land and take off on a flight path nearly right over the hotel - the noise from these flights is minimal, and if you are on the balcony on the right side of the building you can feel like you are at an airshow, at least momentarily.
Cons: There is very little public transit on the Gulf Coast of MS. It is essentially totally car-centric. This is not the fault of the hotel, it is just my observation of the area. I don't like it; I think the world needs to move towards a more community oriented and less car oriented setup. For example, the main street from the beach at Gulfport going north is US49 and it's 3 lanes each way, often with service roads either side. For a town of less than one hundred thousand people, that seems too much to me. I don't see people exploring the coast using public transport. You could walk around small parts of it, but that's all.
The only other thing worth mentioning for people who are not familiar with the Mississippi Gulf Coast is that there are no waves from the sea - the beach is protected from the open sea by barrier islands, so although there is a small (about 3 foot) tide; all that happens is the low-tide part of the beach is covered and then exposed every 12 hours. The sandy beach is always available; I believe it may be a slightly artificial situation but in any case it's always there.
I think there are less golf courses than in Florida or Myrtle Beach, but I enjoyed them. Check out the Grand Bear golf course (and make sure you know how to get to it before the day); it has a 6 mile driveway.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBBiloxiGM, General Manager at South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, March 9, 2011
WOW! Thanks for such an extensive review! it is very appreciated. We thank you very much for being our guest and we hope to see you again soon!
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Starkville, Mississippi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

Spouse and I stayed overnight for a birthday celebration. The only con about the place is the view across Beach Boulevard. The area is still recovering post Katrina. We stayed in a king studio. The bed was INCREDIBLY INVITING AND COMFORTABLE. The staff could not have been nicer or more accomodating. Nice little spread in the breakfast room listed as "continental breakfast" .... more than your typical cereal and bagel offerings!!!! Like us, most locals come to the coast just for the casinos as unfortunately the water isn't much to look at until you get to GulfShores, AL (Ours is the nasty side of the Gulf). So, for casino hoppers, this is the best of both worlds! A comfortable, nice, quiet stay close to the "real" casinos (Beau Rivage and Hard Rock) without having to pay weekend "real casino" hotel prices!!!!

PARTING WORDS: (1) Check in is on the 3rd floor - not sure if signage is adequately clear upon arrival; and (2) If you are not familiar with the region, please note that the "sulfur" smell to the tap water is NOT harmful. This is just the way it is, always has been, and has NOTHING to do with the oil spill which occurred in the Gulf last year. You will tend to notice it more coming from the hot water side. Therefore, if you only brush your teeth with "warm/hot" water, and believe you will not be able handle the rotten egg smell, you should definitely bring a gallon of bottled water for this purpose. Again, this is a regional thing and is NOT HARMFUL!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBBiloxiGM, General Manager at South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, February 27, 2011
Thank you for the great review! Yes signage is being installed to assist everyone with getting to the Front Desk! We truly appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon!
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Address: 1735 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
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Location: United States > Mississippi > Biloxi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Biloxi
#5 Business Hotel in Biloxi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Biloxi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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Welcome to Biloxi, Mississippi's only beachfront hotel located directly on the sandy shores of the Gulf Coast. Close to Casino Row and popular Biloxi attractions, South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites is a one of a kind ultra luxury all-suite hotel. Expect the best in guest suite amenities, the best in scenic views, and personalized service beyond your imagination. ... more   less 
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