This was our first trip to Biloxi since Katrina & we were impressed at how well the Palace has regrouped. The casino is crammed into the hotel lobby (where the spa, bakery and entry hall used to be) and upstairs outside of Mignons. They've really managed to get a good variety of slots in, there's a lot fewer tables than there used to be though. Still, it wasn't too crowded to move around and even on a busy saturday night, you could find free games to play.
As always the service was top-notch, extremely friendly and competent. The rooms were as high-class and elegant as always, though we had a heartbreaking view of the ruined casino and the bridge to Ocean Springs.
My only complaint was the breakfast buffet. Last time we at the Palace buffet (for dinner) it was one of the best casino buffets we've ever had (including the Bellagio's in Vegas) but I don't know if they've had to cut back on quality since they're running 24 hours now, or they just don't know how to do breakfast. The eggs were runny, the bacon and sausage was inedibly greasy, and the donuts were stale.
Still, I was happy to see the hotel doing a brisk business after the disaster, and highly recommend a stay there to anyone.
Since they don't have their online reservations system set up yet, they often have rooms available when the IP and Isle of Capri are booked solid, so give them a call if you're looking for a place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palace Casino Resort is the only smoke free casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the premiere destination for luxurious accommodations, superior guest service and endless excitement. Nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Biloxi’s Back Bay, the resort offers newly renovated hotel rooms and suites with stunning views, award winning restaurants, non-stop gaming, championship golf at The Preserve Golf Club and amazing amenities to complement your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Biloxi
- Palace Biloxi