My husband and I decided to take a car trip down to Biloxi to enjoy what we hoped would be a good hotel, a fun casino and to get a breath of sea air as well. We were most pleasantly surprised to get them all rolled up in one at the Beau Rivage. When entering the hotel we felt the decor to favor that of the Bellagio in Vegas. The weather was a bit dreary but the colors and decor of the hotel gave it a bright and cheerful aura. The foliage was everywhere and it was very nicely done. There are shops and restaurants along the concourse for people of all ages and pocketbooks. The check-in time is 4pm (I believe earlier check-in is allowed as well) but there was no problem. Although there were at least 75 guests waiting to check-in at the same time, there were 10 agents to help them. We lined up, checked in, and received our keys in 15 minutes. Not bad at all.
There are two separate corridors with plenty of elevators that split the floors so getting on and off was never a problem, a long wait, or crowded. I was surprised that there was no security evident at the entrance of each corridor, to check the room keys, as they do in Vegas.
The room was exactly as we requested and the Gulf view was excellent especially since the windows are floor to ceiling. When we wanted to take a break, it was so relaxing to sit on the comfortable chairs and look out at the sea. The bathrooms were a very good size with a separate deep tub and a shower with plenty of room. My only disappointment was that the shower did not have a lower ledge that women like for the leg shaving process. Most importantly, the room was very, very clean.
As I said, the weather was a bit gloomy so the outdoor pool, as beautiful as it was ,had no takers. It also had it's own dock with slips for boaters who wish to visit.
The casino was fun and the cocktail waitresses found you even if you moved to a different slot machine which were a bit tight...at least for us.
The restaurants, (quite a few to choose from) were great and easy to find. I suppose the economy forced the hotel to have the restaurants take turns being open, rather than have them all available every night, but that was fine. We stayed 3 nights so we were able to experience them all.
The staff, with which we dealt , could not have been more friendly, informative,and helpful. You could tell that their training was thorough.
There is an outdoor walking bridge from the hotel to the beach. It is long but quite uniquely fashioned.
If you want to enjoy a fabulous lunch or dinner, take a walk across the street from the hotel to Mary Mahoney's Restaurant. It is an authentic French house that has all the rooms now being used for dining. The food is out of this world and the staff could not have been friendlier or more accomodating! They also have a bar if you just want to go for drinks. The restaurant courtyards, fountain, and 2000 year old tree add a touch of romance to an overall fine dining experience.
A great trip....well worth the drive and very affordable!