Completely renovated since Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005, the Palace Casino resort
has large, well-appointed waterfront guest rooms, multiple dining options and a luxurious bay-front pool area. The modern casino is relatively intimate and has 14 table games and 800 slot machines, but it does not have a poker room.
Wows and Woes
The view of Biloxi Bay is stunning, especially at sunset.
The extensive buffet is fresh and has tastes from around the world.
Lower floor guest rooms can be noisy.
Service is inconsistent.
If you're just hitting the casino for fun, take advantage of $3 blackjack and craps tables Monday through Thursday. The hotel offers excellent weekday packages, so check its website regularly. Relax by the pool, where you can have drinks and snacks delivered to your lounge chair.
Author's Most Memorable Moment
I love Pai Gow Poker, which can be hard to find, but the Palace Casino has tables. It can be a slow game, and I told my husband I'd be up to the room shortly, but before I knew it, the sun was coming up and my stack of chips had grown.
One of the higher-end and smaller Gulf Coast casino hotels, the Palace Casino is friendly and comfortable. This won't be your most luxurious getaway, but it's certainly a great deal.
J.D. Chi is a professional journalist who has covered sports for more than 20 years at newspapers all over the United States. She has covered major golf tournaments and the NFL as well as travel and health topics. Chi received her Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University and is working toward a master's degree in journalism.