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Grand Casino Gulfport Mississippi

Grand Casino Gulfport Quick Review

Superb in every way! The flawless rooms (check out the view in our pictures below), professional and gracious staff, superb dining choices for practically any budget, and the casino's three floors provide plenty of excitement and variety.

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Grand Casino Gulfport Resort

Grand Casino Gulfport Location

Grand Casino Biloxi is at the west end of Biloxi's Casino Strip; so if you like to casino hop, you can take a stroll over to Casino Magic next door, or Isle of Capri Casino two blocks away. The resort is less than one mile east of I-110 and Beau Rivage on Beach Blvd (US-90).

Grand Casino Gulfport Property Layout

The Grand Casino is an enormous complex including two hotels, three parking garages, a 1700 seat theater, over 40,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, and the centerpiece: the three story casino.

The whole resort takes up both sides of the street. On the beach side, begining at the east end and going west there is the Island View Hotel Tower, the casino, and then the Biloxi Grand Theater. On the other side of the street sits the Bayview Hotel tower and an additional parking garage. Two enclosed walkways above the street make getting back and forth across the street a breeze.

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Swimming Pool at Grand Casino Gulfport Resort

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Lazy River Swimming Pool at Grand Casino Gulfport Resort

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Grand Casino Gulfport Hotels

Grand Casino Biloxi has two maginificent hotels that are perfect for both tourists and business travelers. The Islandview Hotel, located next to the casino, has 490 guest rooms. Across the street, the Bayview Resort and Spa has 495 rooms. Each hotel has a convenient parking garage (free valet is also available), and a beautiful swimming pool.

Both hotels also have meeting & banquet facilities, and ballrooms with experienced staff. Fax and copy services are available (a Business Service center is located in the lobby of Bayview Resort).

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Photos of Guest Room at Grand Casino Gulfport's Oasis Hotel

Our room, on the eleventh floor in the Bayview Resort tower had a beautiful view of Casino Row and the Gulf of Mexico. It was spacious, well appointed, and perfect in every way.

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Pictured - Our Room in Grand Casino's Oasis Hotel

Rooms are equipped with coffee maker and complimentary coffee, cable television, iron and ironing board. Cribs and roll aways are free of charge.

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Oasis Hotel at Grand Casino Gulfport Mississippi
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Grand Casino Gulfport Casino

Three floors and 120,000 square feet of exciting gaming!

The upper floor is for non-smoking slots fun. You'll also find the poker room, restaurants, buffet, and Grand Midway Slots here.

The large, bright main level contains the table games and slots with various bars scattered throughout.

Downstairs you will find the famous Mississippi Longbar Gambling Hall and Saloon. Part of this western or old-Mississippi themed area has wooden floors and low ceiling, with the a fairly long bar along one wall (part of it is a snack and chili bar). Penny slot enthusiasts will find a bank of 2-cent machines here.

Table Games and Poker Room: Grand Casino has a large poker room in the upper level c asino (games include 7 Card Stud, Texas Hold Em, Omaha Hi Lo Splits). The rest of the table games (80 tables) are on the main casino floor. Games include Blackjack ($3 to $500), roulette, craps (10X odds), Midi Baccarat, Pai Gow, Carribean Stud, 3-Card Poker, Let It Ride.

Grand Casino Gulfport Slots

I loved the variety of slots here (over 2800 machines), some of which I had not see at other properties. Among the more notable machines were Grand Nickels Progressives, Wheel of Fortune progressives, Pinball, The Price is Right, Jeopardy, Addams Family, Slotto, Slingo, Monopoly, 3 Stooges, $1000000 Pyramid, The Munsters, and my favorite South Park (it's loaded with sweet bonuses).

Grand Casino also has implemented some unique ideas with their slots. For instance, in the Grand Midway Slots area (upper level) players can earn tickets good for a variety of name brand merchandise. Also look out for the specially marked loose slots. Tthe payout is reportedly so high on these select machines that you can not even use your Grand Advantage Players Club card to earn points on them.

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Grand Casino Gulfport Hotel Tower

Grand Advantage Player's Club Sign up at the booth at the casino main entrance to earn free cash and comps (room discounts and meals).

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Casino Entrance @ Grand Casino Gulfport, MS
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Shopping at Grand Casino Gulfport

The main shopping area is loacted in the Islandview Hotel. Shops include a jeweler, gift shop, Mrs Field's Cookies, Lee and Tracy fine ladies apparel and leatherworks.

Kids Quest:
Grand Casinos have great activity centers for kids featuring the latest technology in a fun, interactive, supervised learning environment.

Kid's Quest consists of several areas and activities, some of which are described below:
The Quest - indoor playground teaches kids a positive excercise attitude.
Construction Quarry - they'll create their own world made of LEGOs.
Barbieland - doll house community with Barbie, her friends, and accessories.
Star Stage Karaoke & Light Show - a sound and light stage with 'playano' (make music by jumping on the keys).
And More! - including a virtual reality experience, video arcade, movie theater, and areas especially for infants and todlers.

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Photo of the Swimming Pool at Grand Casino Gulfport Oasis Hotel

Pool and Spa at Grand Casino Gulfport

Swimming Pools Both hotels have great swimming pools. Islandview's is located on the 4th floor overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Bayview Hotel's pool is very large (see photo near top of page) and it is located on the lobby level over the street with a view of Casino Row.

Bellisimo Spa has fitness equipment, a salon (facials, manicures, pedicures), and the spa (massage, body wraps, mud wraps, steam room, immersion tubs, sauna).

If you have never spaed before, don't be shy, try it here. Check the guidebook in your room for full details, recommendations, and tips to help you get over any trepidation. There are descriptions of all the available treatments and the differences betweeen various massages (Swedish, reflexology, etc), plus friendly tips (like what to wear, to shave or not to shave? etc).

Parking at Grand Casino Gulfport

There are at least three free parking garages, plus outdoor lots and valet.

Dining at Grand Casino Gulfport

Brulo's Seafood Company, located in the upper level of the casino, has seafood and steaks (most entrees run $16 to $30).

Chopstix is located in lobby of the Bayview Hotel and features the award-winning cuisine of the Atlanta restaurant by the same name. They describe it as "upscale yet relaxed". Get your fill of contemporary Chinese cuisine (entrees around $20) as you relax to the sounds from the piano bar.

Islandview Cafe, located off the lobby of the Islandview Hotel, is for casual, affordable good eating.

The Surf and Turf dinner special we enjoyed was reminiscent of the cheap steak and prime rib deals of the Las Vegas strip. For $8.95 we had a choice of steak, Maine lobster, Alaskan King crab legs, or shrimp with salad bar, veggies and potatoes. For just two bucks more, they throw in a second meat or seafood choice. There is also a full menu including breakfast omelets, soup and salad, sandwiches ($6-8), pasta and stir fry ($10-15), seafood, steaks, etc.

Market Place Buffet on the upper casino level features prime rib, pasta, stir fry, salads, and more and more.

Lei's Steakhouse also in the upstairs casino serves certified Angus beef, seafood, Alaskan King Crab, and other dishes for about $25 and up.

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Oasis Hotel Grand Casino Gulfport, MS

Minh's Noodle Bar is adjacent to the Islandview Cafe and offers noodle soups, vietnamese appetizers, and stir fry.

Mississippi Longbar Gaming Hall and Saloon is on the lower casino level. This is basically a snack bar with hot dogs, nachos, sandwiches, and a chili bar with all the fixin's. Kick back and enjoy some good, inexpensive eating in a fun atmosphere.

New Orleans Seafood Buffet is on the main casino level. Enjoy dinner with a stunning view overlooking the Gulf. Boiled shrimp, crab, crawfish, oysters, sushi, and baked fish are served ($14.95).

Roxy's Diner has traditional fare including blue plate specials, po boys, burgers, sandwiches, ice cream fountain treats, and more.

TJ Cinnamons has great smelling rolls and buns.

The Creamery serves light breakfast, ice cream, and espresso.

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Grand Casino Gulfport

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