I have an old friend who works in the area and invited me, my girlfriend, and an old college buddy. My GF and I had never been to the Mississippi coast, let alone, been to a casino on the Mississippi coast. Everything from room cleanliness to the state of the hotel in general rated "well maintained" and "good."
The up side to the Grand Biloxi is the staff and service. From bartenders to wait staff to dealers to janitorial service workers...the staff here was almost overly nice and helpful. Every single Grand Biloxi worker that we engaged was all smiles and nothing but helpful. Even the overworked/understaffed valet parking staff were extremely nice.
Speaking of valet parking, this is the one negative of the Grand Biloxi. The area where one unloads and turns their car over to the valet staff is extremely too small. It was an adventure every day we returned to the hotel and used valet parking. Two immediate things come to mind when one uses the Grand Biloxi's valet parking: 1) area where cars are left is too small and becomes overcrowded and backed up quickly; and 2) the number of valet staff workers is woefully small considering the large amount of cars constantly waiting to be parked. The valet staff may have been understaffed, however, they were continuously and consistently courteous and moving at a quick pace.
Not being a gambler or a person who frequents casinos, I am incapable of comparing this hotel/casino with any other hotel/casino that exists along the Gulf coast. Obviously, this area needs the jobs and economic stimulus. All that said, after spending four days here, I would definitely return.
Final note, the Grand Bear Golf Course associated with the hotel is well worth the 30 mile drive. This outstanding resort course is situated within the DeSoto National Forest and is completely pristine. Fairways and greens are immaculate. There are no houses or road traffic to distract from your game. During July and during the week, there isn't a lot of other golfers either...so you are probably going to find yourself playing golf with at least one empty hole between you and other groups.
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