Instead of going to Las Vegas this year, I went to Biloxi, mainly because I could drive there and avoid the hassles of the Atlanta airport. I spent a week at the Palace in May. This casino/resort has many excellent features: it is totally smoke free--yes you read that correctly; all the people I encountered were helpful and friendly; it had a $3.00 blackjack game going 24/7 with rules very favorable to the player; it also had $3.00 craps and roulette games Sunday through Thursday. My room was large, clean, and comfortable with a pleasant view of the marina, the bay, and the bridge going over the bay. The pool was large and the water temperature was perfect.
I did encounter some minor annoyances. These include the following: the water temperature in the outdoor hot tub was tepid; no shower cap in the room and none available from housekeeping; the elevators did not always activate when I inserted my room key in the appropriate slot.
The Palace's biggest shortcoming is the quality of its restaurants. I had at least one meal at Mignons steakhouse, the buffet, Stacks Grill, and the Cafe and Bakery. The food and service at Mignons was excellent and worth the money. The buffet strives mightily and too often fails to achieve mediocrity; the food is largely tasteless, it is mostly fried, and there are too few green vegetables. I would certainly be willing to pay more for better quality food on the buffet. The food at the Grill tasted better than the buffet, but it too is mostly fried. The Cafe and Bakery serves pre-packaged salads and sandwiches.
On a one to ten scale, the Palace rates an 8.5. I'll be back to gamble and relax at the pool, but unless the quality of the food improves, I'll eat elsewhere.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Biloxi
- Palace Biloxi