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“Do not book based on website videos....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Balmoral Inn

Balmoral Inn
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Balmoral Inn
120 Balmoral Ave, Biloxi, MS 39531   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Biloxi B&B and Inns
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Do not book based on website videos....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Me and my family booked a weeks stay at the Balmoral Inn This Past week in July. We found this Inn on the net after looking at other places to stay in Biloxi. The Video seemed like this place for be great for a family of 3, one of which being a child who loves to swim. so we called and booked the room. The price wasn't bad at all, so thinking we had hit the jackpot we headed to biloxi and found this place, went to check in and gosh it wasn't at all what we thought we would be getting. The smell was so bad in the office, and getting into the room wasn't much better. old, torn carpet and chairs, couch bed was very old and hard to sleep on, the king size bed wasn't much better and to top it off the pool wasn't working on the Monday when we got there, it was dirty and had dead frogs in it. we where told it would be ready the next day, but it wasn't, our whole trip we never used that pool. we stay only bcuz we wouldn't have got out Money back, we ending up leaving a day early, all and all, I don't think we would be going back. It's Quite and close to the beach but the place needs work and people shouldn't show you one thing and you get another..

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Republic, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

My family and I travel to the Gulf several times a year. We have been repeat customers at the Balmoral for the past 3 years. It is a great place to take your family, because there is plenty of space in the rooms and it is close to the beach. The street that it sets on is away from thru traffic allowing for a quiet safe place for my wife and I and our kids. Mike is very informative to what is available to do locally and his laid back attitude makes you feel welcome. I would reccomend the Balmoral to anyone that is looking for a nice place to stay that is not your cookie cutter type of establishment. We plan on visiting again soon.

Room Tip: We have stayed in 4 different rooms and they are all fairly comparable, though room 1 felt a little...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were just passing through from Arkansas on our way to Florida . My husband had back surgery recently and needed to sleep in a recliner. Mike said unit 2 had two large overstuffed recliners!! Very comfy! We loved this little quiet inn! It's 1950's retro decor was fun and everything was very clean! Rooms were very spacious...even had a kitchen. Mike,the proprietor was super friendly, helpful and instantly likable! The inn is within walking distance to the beach and the mall. Short distance to casinos. If your looking for something different, fun,historical,quiet and friendly...be sure and check this unique inn out. PS. hubby slept perfectly!!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Recently we travelled from Ontario Canada to New Orleans and back. After New Orleans we stayed one night at the Balmoral Inn in Biloxi Mississippi. I researched this hotel and watched their website video prior to booking. It looked so 1950's, clean, simple and homey. Unfortunately upon check in I quickly realized that the promo video on the website was probably shot in the actual 1950's!! In actuality the place was run down, in need of repair with broken pool furniture, ripped lounge chairs and the dog show was in town!! So we had dog kennels set up right out front of our door and little "bags of dog poo" had been gathered off the lawn but left laying around everywhere. I had booked this hotel 4 months in advance and found it reall offputting when the proprietor of the property casually told us that "his dog show people come first" and that he "had bumped us 7 times from room to room to room to accomodate them.
Now, after saying all this, we had been on the go for a week and we spend the afternoon around the pool which was very clean and enjoyable.
The bottom line here is don't be fooled by the video you will watch for this property. It is NOT a reflection of what you will experience. The beach is within walking distance and the town of Biloxi is very interesting.
Don't miss the Frienship tree at the University of MIssissippi at Gulfport - it is truly amazing.
In a nutshell, the Balmoral will certainly suit your needs and kids will have fun in the pool. It is laid back and if the owner would do a little maintenance it could actually be as cute as the video portrays it to be.

Room Tip: They are all about the same I think. I it is not a high rise but a one level motel.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ava, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We spent a week at the Balmoral Inn in Biloxi with our 5 grandchildren. Mike offers great rates and wonderful room. I would recomend staying here over a hotel any day. We plan to go back again. There are plenty of options in Biloxi that fit any family or budget for things to do. The other nice thing is it is centrally located which offers plenty of day trip options. We took one day to go to New Orleans (only 1 hour away) and another day to go to Pensacola Beach in Florida (2 hour drive). We had a fantastic time and a great place to stay. Traveled from Ava, Mo.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Knoxville, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Lots of room, in a quiet area, in walking distance if you don't mind walking a little to get to the beach, just down the road from Edgewater Mall. We would describe the 1950's motel - as just that - a 1950's motel. The owner - Mike - super friendly. His website is 100% accurate. My family would prefer to stay at a little more modern establishment - not Mike's fault. The location is perfect, easy to get to restaurants - but allowed us to be in a quiet area without through traffic. Bathrooms are definitely "older" in appearance. Loved going out on front porch and looking at the Gulf - will always remember those moments.

Room Tip: If you don't mind older motel - this is perfect. We just prefer a little more modern rooms/part...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Demotte, IN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Love this place! Nice roomy apartment style stay! Very Pet Friendly! Lovely quiet residential neighborhood to walk with your dog! Away from the heart of Biloxi, but close enough to everything. Nice pool area. Beach access across the highway. Shopping down the street! Mike, the owner, super friendly and a wealth of area information. Has been our home away from home for a week. We hope to make it two weeks in 2013! If you need Vegas style hotel, try the Hard Rock or Beau Rivage. If you want privacy & relaxation, this is the place! You can't go wrong staying here.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 120 Balmoral Ave, Biloxi, MS 39531
Location: United States > Mississippi > Biloxi
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Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Biloxi

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