by Courtney Elko
Located just 2 miles from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, this hotel is also near Gulf Island Water Park and Ship Island Excursion. The beaches of the gulf coast are only three miles away from the hotel. After a day of exploring, families can head back to the head for some hang out time by the indoor pool. The kids can play and swim while the adults can relax and unwind. The comfortable guestrooms and suites feature a king or two double beds, a coffee maker, free bottled water and flat screen television. Additionally, the spacious suites feature a sleeper sofa, microwave and mini-fridge. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel which makes it easy for both kids and adults to stay connected to work, school or home. Starting the day with the free hot breakfast buffet is always nice too. Families can enjoy items like eggs, bacon, hot and cold cereal, waffles and more.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor pool
- Ship Island Excursion nearby
- Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport 2 miles away
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Yes this property was going through renovations when I stayed there, but not much more than “icing on a bad cake”. Have stayed at a lot of Marriott properties, this one brings up the rear. The positives convenient location and free breakfast (which was poor), but the negatives far outweigh them. Didn’t get the feeling of safety here...a must when traveling. Very loose policy in terms of who can come and go into the lobby...again sketchy. The rooms were very basic and very noisy HVAC units in the room. Want to watch a bit of TV? Get ready for blurry reception no matter what channel you choose. Hurts me to give my beloved Marriott such a bad grade and comments...but seriously guys!!!
Stayed here for a couple nights recently. Checkin was fast and trouble free - requested and got a top floor room, so no chance for noise from upstairs guests. They are in the process of renovating the property, so hallways have a very unfinished look.
Our room was okay, although we were somewhat surprised by the dust on the clothes hangers. Our first thought was how long had it been since the last person stayed in this room - then we realized that the dust was from the construction work, i.e., sanding drywall compound. Of course, housekeeping should have kept ahead of this and kept the rooms clean - even the hangers. Other than that the room was okay - we weren't bothered by noise from other guests and everything worked.
As a lifetime titanium elite member, we were able to get a very late 4 p.m. checkout without any complaint from the desk clerk (even though this is a standard perk, many properties balk at providing this accommodation, but not here). Overall for the price, it was an okay stay - of course, once all the work is done, it should be much nicer.