by Courtney Elko
Located next to the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, this all-suite hotel features a free airport shuttle. Pets are welcome to stay here too, for a fee. The outdoor pool is a fun place for the family to hang out and enjoy some swimming and playing. The sport court is also a fun place to release some energy. The studio, one- and two-bedroom suites are comfortable and spacious for any size family. The suites feature a separate living room area with a sleeper sofa and a fully equipped kitchen with a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, pots and pans and plenty of dishes. Complimentary Wi-Fi can be found throughout the hotel so there is never a concern with staying connected to work, home or school. The free hot breakfast buffet is a nice way for families to start each morning during their stay. Items like eggs, hot and cold cereal, fruit, yogurt and more can be found at the buffet.
Our Editor Loves
- Pet friendly
- Free airport shuttle
- Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport nearby
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
For a location, nestled literally beside a busy airport, you wouldn't have such high expectations with the trafficability. However, Marriott has once again shown that even with an extremely high turn-over rate, they do not allow the movement to show; at all.
The front desk/reception area is operated by competent staff who are knowledgeable of the area, warm to a conversation, and actually introduced the methodology of separating my lodging expenses with my charged expenses to my room for easier filing business practices by setting the card up in the system; nice tidbit there!
The general seating and breakfast area are always in a high state of cleanliness and offer a wholesome variety of foods all the way until their closing hour. This, accompanied by a grill available for use makes you feel like you're in a home away from home.
The outdoor pool and jacuzzi are a must if you stop in. The patio area hosts plenty of poolside lounge chairs, fresh towels, and the jacuzzi is always hot. As a guest, you have control of the stream jets (which are all functioning) with timer for energy saving purposes.
There is a gym with (2) treadmills, an elliptical, and a seated bike. A free-weights dumbbell rack hosts enough weight to get an on-the-go workout with (2) fully adjustable benches and a rack along the outer wall with medicine and yoga balls. The window hosts a view of the outdoor pool area to make you more comfortable as you improve your health.
Laundry room hosts (3) washers and (6) dryers that are $1.00 each and work very well.
Lastly, and the best piece; my king suite. A full-size refrigerator, kitchen (stocked with pots, pans, silverware, etc...), office desk, food table, couch system, TV on a dresser with swivel mount, large closet, and bathroom area. There are outlets everywhere and I honestly enjoy opening my door and seeing the space. It's a perfect flat with plenty of comforts.
Staying here 50 days! So far a week into my trip, this hotel is fantastic! The staff is phenomenal with helping you. I recommend working through Donna for all your group deals and bookings. She is such a pleasure to work with and very professional! ALL staff members at this Residence Inn just go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. They truly are hospitality professionals. Absolutely recommend this hotel for your lodging needs in Gulfport/Biloxi.