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“EXCELLENT VACATION DESTINATION” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island View Casino Resort

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Island View Casino Resort
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Gulfport
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT VACATION DESTINATION”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Island View is an excellent place if you like to gamble especially on slots. This casino offers you an experience for your dollar. If you are a club member after you have accumulated a few points you usually receive mailers each month offering 2 free room nights with a third at a very discounted rate. You also receive free slot play to use during your stay. There are no gambling limits. As you play you are allowed to use the points you accumulate for free or discounted buffet meals, sometimes free slot play, etc. They have slot tournaments and "hot seat" drawings. It is a smoking casino, but they have adequate ventilation. The weekends offer entertainment that is free and they sometimes have something going on in the pool area. They have daily promotions and plenty of week-end promotions. This casino makes you feel special without having to be a high roller. If you are from out of State they really appreciate you.

Room Tip: Do not get a room near the elevator area.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sandra M
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Fort Lonesome
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77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Visited with a friend recently and asked for a quiet room near the ice machine and not too far from the elevator. Got a gorgeous room on the fifth floor, half way down the hall from the elevator and ice machine (only the ice machine on that floor was broken) so I had to go to the fourth floor for ice. In the middle of the night two grown women were shouting outside our door loud enough the wake the dead. I flung the door open and one of them was sitting on the floor next to our door, while the other exclaimed (to the world) the hotel gave us the key to someone else's room and then they gave a key that didn't work (I'm thinking alcohol was involved somehow). We weren't laughing then, but we are laughing now. By the way....the phone call you got when the do not disturb sign was on your door....that was from me!

The ignorant women yelling in the night is not a hotel issue so I don't fault them for that, but they should routinely check the ice machines.

Now the food....the buffet was outstanding, especially the asian station. I have never seen fresh rolls on a buffet and I made most of my meal from them. My friend is more conservative and enjoyed all the American food. Everything was fresh, the hot things were hot and cold things were cold (which isn't always the case on buffets).

The slots....better return than the Beau Rivage and lots of choices.

Will definitely make another visit, but will check the ice machine before I take the room.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gloria w
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Tampa, Florida
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315 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

I spent three nights at this resort. The front desk staff have been very helpful. I have stayed at this resort many times. The rooms are very comfortable. I stayed in the king sized room - the bed was very comfortable. They have a small safe inside the rooms (which I don't remember seeing the last time I stayed there)...having a safe in the room is a big plus! The casino has a restaurant, buffet, and a coffee shop that has great sandwiches/salads. Island View offers a lot of fun stuff/action. If it wasn't so far from me...I'd be there more often! They give the best comps. Offer great slot tournaments. I can't wait to go back there again!

Room Tip: If you're a non smoker be sure to request a higher floor - 3rd flr or above. I was once on a se...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Countrygal063
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FL
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

As we live 500 miles away, we cannot visit Island View as often as we would like to....every visit is a pleasure. Casino staff are professional, fun people; rooms are beautiful, with all the amenities you could possibly need. Buffet is huge, with many different ethnic selections. Island View also has its own golf course; Windance, located several miles away...again, a truly wonderful course, with tees for all skill levels. Island View is very generous with its monthly mailings, and always has some sort of promotion going on.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Gulf of Mexico
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BOJO1
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Spring Hill, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and i stayed for 10 nights that were comped and all i can say is we did not want to leave. We live in florida and have been going to the Tampa Hard rock and casino for 10 years and also spent 25 years in atlantic city when we lived up north.We have always been comped very good at every casino we visited but not one of the many casinos that we have been involved with can even come close to the Island View and how they have treated us as far as comps for everything that we could ever want. The staff there are awesome and just made us feel so special during our trip.We will continue to visit the Island View whenever we are able to we love this place.The rooms,food,and daily events are super and every day there is some kind of event going on .

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank peggac
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orlando, fl
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Just made reservations for Islandview...this is our third trip to this casino this year and we love it. Many thanks to Vincent ...he signed us up for the tournaments we wanted to be in and let us know all about the sunset lounge that has opened since we were there in February..I know there are fancier casinos but we love the customer service here. We made reservations for October 25th and I cant wait. Thank you Vincent...its so much easier for us old fashioned people to talk to someone instead of trying to figure out the internet reservation thing. See ya on October 25th..my birthday.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gloria g
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phil campbell, alabama
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

the room was very nice and the food was great had a great time played $200 came away with over $500 for the 2 days we were there is was great and will and plan on a return visit. the service was great and casino floor was real nice you can take a walk on the beach with a short walk.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank norman h
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Additional Information about Island View Casino Resort

Property: Island View Casino Resort
Address: 3300 W Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501-1800
Location: United States > Mississippi > Gulfport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Gulfport
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gulfport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Island View Casino Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 970
Also Known As:
Island View Hotel Gulfport
Island View Gulfport

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