Expecting the best of the best, until we realized, "Times are Changing!" Went to Beau Rivage, on the ninth of March, for my mother's birthday. In line at the buffet, the first person we meet, is Mariah. Dressed for, casino success, my mother reaches for her ID and Player's Club Card. I asked; It's my mother's 73rd birthday, does she get the birthday comp? I was told;" We don't do that here!" Wooo..
You think you could have phrased that just a wee bit better! (Beau Rivage, will mail special comps, on the promo comp card. I forgot ours at home.) Mariah had no clue! Nothing like having ownership with employees. They can down your day, with sharp clip tones, as this one did. Moving along. The food table host, was nice. Our server was very nice, Asian lady. Unable to catch her name. Outstanding sweets offered with care, featuring many cakes, pastries, jello cones, brownies, cookies, breads. All taking place around noon.
As we entered the carving station, talk about cut down on food cost. Our food tech, served a piece of ham, no bigger than a silver dollar. Waiting for the next slice, she said; Thank You, next. Hum, Salad area had your basic set-up, cold & crisp lettuce. Nothing to jump out at. All items were cold including the famous pizza, I adore. Now this was offered, at the start of lunch. Looks like they took last night's food features and dressed them up just a little. Boiled shrimp was way undercooked, I guess better than overcooked. The place was extra clean, food server along with busser, first class. Sorry, the opening act was so sour. We will return! Stopping at the beautiful ladies room, talking about our experience. This lady engaged in conversation, claiming last night's buffet was terrible, you should have seen that mess. Not sure she will return. Come on Beau, Chop Chop, you can do it! You use to be the best on the coast for lunch @$14.99.~~Cherie Munster, Covington, Louisiana
Biloxi has become my alternative to Vegas when I can't find affordable flights. The Beau has become one of my FAVORITE casinos. Their hotel is beautiful- very similar to Bellagio. Their casino floor is... well, about a 1/2 size replica of Bellagio's casino. The atmosphere is great, the staff is pretty friendly, and I love their buffet. Their slots are actually decent with payback- I have won some pretty nice amounts there. More importantly, even if I lose, it's after playing for a VERY long time- you can make your money go very far on their slots. The only thing I noticed that was lacking was video poker- 7/5 paytables primarily, which is very low compared to most other casinos.
The players club seems to be more generous at the Beau than at other MGM properties in Vegas. I have had 3 free flights, a dozen or so free nights in their hotel, and many of my meals comped. I have been to Beau many times, and every time I go to Biloxi I keep saying I want to get out and try the other casinos for a change of scenery/atmosphere.... until I actually sit down and start playing in their casino, visiting their buffet, shopping, hanging out at the pool, etc. You'll never want to leave the property, and honestly you don't need to. It's the best hotel/resort around, and I plan to go back again very soon!
We used to think that the Beau was the best deal anywhere.
We have been to the Beau more than 30 times and all for free from St Pete, FL. A one hour flight, bus service to the hotel where our room key was waiting, it was so easy. We went every month and would get $150.00 in free play, free meals, it was all good. We even used to win on the slots and were experts at finding good machines to keep us playing for 3 days and many, many times went home with more money that we started with.
But last year it all stopped cold! The slots just stopped paying and then we starting spending, $800.00, $1,200.00, $2,000.00 per visits, all with the hope of getting some of it back! Really! We were out of cash after the first day and then had to use the ATM just to keep playing for the rest of our stay.
In the past both my wife and I had won jackpots and many times won over a $1,000.00 but no more! We just could not find any machine to just play for a while without inserting cash. No fun at all. Forget about winning! You are trapped for three day! And we love to play the slots.
Then starting in December 2012 they stopped offering smoking rooms, so December was our last visit. We both smoke and enjoyed doing so in our room! It was great while it lasted and in the end we paid for every free trip we got and all of the food and most likely some new carpeting on a few floors, so we have repaid them for everything!
When it's not fun any longer and we are not welcomed because we smoke, it's time to find another place to donate our money to.
We come to Biloxi 4-5 times/yr and always play and stay at the Beau. Outside of Las Vegas, there is no better hotel/resort/casino. The cleanliness, maintenance, and overall appearance of the entire complex is outstanding. From the front desk staff to the housekeeping staff to the dealers, all are extremely competent, personable, and professional.
Great place to visit. I have been to the BR three times and have been very happy with the staff and amenities. The only down side is I have never won anything on slots. Servers seem to come around as long as you are tipping good or at the tables.
Food is good, I usually hit the Memphis Q each time, really nice atmosphere for a casual dinning area. I journey over to the Hard Rock same issue with slots, I assume that is the nature of the beast. The buffet is really good, a little pricey if you're paying for it.
The rooms are good enough, I am not real picky on rooms. The pool is awesome and they have little flags to let the pool servers know you're thirsty. The tables are really fun, you have to get out of there before the drunks take over 11pm.