Mississippi Gulf Coast Hotels: Fun Lodging Along the Mississippi Coast

From cute boutique properties to mega casino resorts, Mississippi Gulf Coast hotels offer a wide range of lodging options to appeal to every visitor. Coastal Mississippi is a convenient New Orleans day trip and Crescent City visitors should take a couple of days to experience the gorgeous beaches and fun adventure of the Secret Coast. For more information about Coastal Mississippi attractions, please see: Fun Things To Do On The Mississippi Gulf Coast.

For more information about where to eat in Coastal Mississippi, please see: Mississippi Gulf Coast Restaurants: Coastal Mississippi Dining Guide.

While Coastal Mississippi (formerly Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast)—and various properties, attractions, and restaurants—hosted McCool Travel and picked up the tab for my extraordinary stays, please be certain that my message is carefully crafted for my awesome audience so that you can make informed decisions in order to Travel Happy on future trips.

McCool Travel note: the newest Coastal Mississippi hotels (opened August 2019) are Oasis Resort (a family friendly boutique property) and Grand Centennial Hotel (a new #USGulfCoast relaxed luxury hotel) in Centennial Plaza in Gulfport Mississippi.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Hotels: Where to Stay in Coastal Mississippi

McCool Travel tip: When making reservations at Coastal Mississippi hotels or calling them for details, mention McCool Travel sent you for possible special rates and consideration.

Where to Stay in Bay St Louis

Bay Town Inn

Thoughtful snacks and drinks greet guests in the individually decorated rooms at Bay Town Inn B&B in Bay St. Louis. I have stayed in the flamingo and sea turtle rooms but hope to stay in pelican, star fish, and sand dollar themed rooms on future Mississippi Gulf Coast visits. Bay Town Inn is a favorite place to stay for New Orleans residents taking weekend and vacation trips. See why! Owner Nikki Moon is a delight and is happy to provide suggestions on things to do and places to eat in Bay St. Louis. I suggest trying fresh oysters and sushi at RAW Bar (NOTE: RAW closed in BSL and is now open in amazing Ocean Springs Mississippi) and an elegant scratch breakfast at Mockingbird Cafe.

Please see my video tour of a Bay Town Inn room.

McCool Travel tip: walk along the waterfront for a nice sunrise or sunset and look at the carvings in the oak trees. Be sure to visit Ruth’s Roots for some Coastal Mississippi funkiness.

Good morning from the fab Bay Town Inn in Bay St Louis, Mississippi. Would love to stay here for a week but I am off to…

Posted by Charles McCool on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Where to Stay in Pass Christian

Hotel Pass Christian

Across the street from Bacchus on the Beach and overlooking quaint Pass Christian Harbor, Hotel Pass Christian is a fun place to stay. At this 10 room boutique property opt for one of the four oversized king suites with wet bars and private patios. While in The Pass, visit the super cute Pass Books/Cat Island Coffeehouse and order some amazing oysters and steak at Whiskey Prime. McCool Travel tip: Henderson Point is a prime viewing spot for magnificent Mississippi coast sunsets.

Watch my video tour of a Hotel Pass Christian suite room.

Hotels in Biloxi MS

Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

Among the mega resort properties along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Margaritaville Resort Biloxi is the only one without a casino. Margaritaville definitely has a family-friendly vibe, along with that 5 O’clock Somewhere and license to chill attitude.

Watch my video tour of a Margaritaville Resort Biloxi room and my dedicated article Margaritaville Resort Biloxi: Fun Lodging Along the Mississippi Coast.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi

Owned by MGM, Beau Rivage Biloxi is much more than a casino resort. Relax in The Spa. Watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the upper floors. The biggest name entertainers appearing along the Mississippi coast will play in the Beau Rivage theatre. I do not personally like the name of their golf course, Fallen Oak (I LOVE oaks), but it is the #1 rated golf course in Mississippi.

Good morning from Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in lovely Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. So nice.Travel South USAVisit The USA

Posted by Charles McCool on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

DoubleTree Biloxi

Across the street from Biloxi Beach and The Loop, DoubleTree Biloxi is a short walking distance to downtown Biloxi, Beau Rivage, and MGM Park. I recently stayed in a room on the top floor facing the gulf and enjoyed peeks of a gorgeous #MSCoastLife sunrise.

Coastal Mississippi hotels in Biloxi
I-110 Loop Walk at Biloxi Beach, across from DoubleTree Biloxi

Where to Stay in Ocean Springs

The Roost

The Roost Ocean Springs opened in April 2017 with six rooms, reclaimed wood, oyster shell walls, a 200 year old tub, and wonderful oak trees. Architectural Digest named this “beach-chic boutique” one of the most beautiful hotels in the southern US. I stayed in one of the five new rooms in June 2018, a week after the magnificent expansion was completed. On property funness includes Eat Drink Love (remarkable roast beef sandwich and delicious salads) and The Wilbur Bar (visit the Speakeasy room).

I love the location of The Roost, a couple of blocks from the funky shops and eclectic eateries of downtown Ocean Springs and a couple of blocks from The Greenhouse on Porter (daily, made from scratch sweet and savory biscuits. GO!).

The Roost Ocean Springs Coastal Mississippi lodging
The Roost Ocean Springs Mississippi Coast lodging

Watch this video of the Lily suite at The Roost Ocean Springs.

The Inn at Ocean Springs

The Inn at Ocean Springs is an elegant and convenient property in the heart of downtown Ocean Springs. Two luxury suites at the Washington Street location feature all the home-away-from-home amenities to make you feel comfortable. I stayed in the Avenue Suite, with a king bed and further away from the street. Two other suites are just a few blocks away in a residential setting, located in Bradford House on Bowen Avenue. Bright Eyed Brew Co occupies the front part of the building and serves made-to-order scrumptious Belgian style waffles. I cannot personally attest to their coffee but have heard rave reviews from other people. The Roost (above) is their sister property.

The Inn at Ocean Springs Mississippi Gulf Coast lodging
The Inn at Ocean Springs Mississippi Gulf Coast lodging

Please see this video tour of an Inn at Ocean Springs suite.

Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center

Perhaps the most fun place to stay in Coastal Mississippi is in the lavish and incredible Love Me Tender, Love Me Suite at Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center. The King—Elvis Presley—stayed here for several consecutive and entire summers in the 1950s. The suite has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, 2,000 sq. ft of space, and vintage decor and memorabilia—and is perfect for you and your entourage.

Love Me Tender, Love Me Suites at Gulf Hills Hotel in Ocean Springs
Love Me Tender, Love Me Suites at Gulf Hills Hotel in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Of the dozens of Elvis artifacts, including gold records on the hallway walls, this plate is my favorite.

Elvis plate at Gulf Hills in Ocean Springs MS
Elvis plate at Gulf Hills in Ocean Springs MS

Here is my video of the Love Me Tender, Love Me Suites at Gulf Hills Hotel in Ocean Springs, Mississippi:

The VIP Suite is a mere two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 1,000 sq. ft. of space, and is perfect for your security detail. For smaller entourages or maybe just a vacationing couple, Gulf Hills also has 52 hotel rooms.

Front Beach Cottages

For your next getaway to Coastal Mississippi, check out the secret hidden gem Front Beach Cottages. Four super sweet cottages are themed after Ocean Springs, New Orleans, and Key West. The Front Beach Cottages property sits walking distance from the wonderful downtown Ocean Springs and the lovely Front Beach waterfront. In fact, do as I did and hop on a bicycle to catch sunrise over the water. It is beautiful. They also have kayaks, wagons, and games for guest use.

Bellande Cottage at Front Beach Cottages, Ocean Springs, MS
Bellande Cottage at Front Beach Cottages, Ocean Springs, MS
Key West Cottage at Front Beach Cottages in Ocean Springs MS
Key West Cottage at Front Beach Cottages in Ocean Springs MS

Watch my video of the Bellande Cottage at Front Beach Cottages in Ocean Springs MS.

Where to Stay in Pascagoula

The Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites

There are seven rooms available in the main house of the historic Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites (built in 1894). The adjacent ballroom hosts weddings and events for up to 600 persons. Stay in The Little Gem, as I did, where Jimmy Buffett hung out before his latest local concert in Pascagoula—to commemorate the renaming of the town beach to Buffett Beach. Richard Chenoweth, the Grand Magnolia owner, also operates the nearby downtown Pascagoula restaurant and catering company Scranton’s.

Grand Magnolia in Pascagoula Mississippi
The Little Gem room at Grand Magnolia in Pascagoula

Please watch this video tour of The Little Gem room at Grand Magnolia.

Other Places to Stay Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Of course, there are dozens of other Mississippi Gulf Coast hotels, from Waveland to Pascagoula. Some Mississippi Coast hotels I want to try in the future include

McCool Travel tip: When making reservations at Coastal Mississippi hotels or calling them for details, mention McCool Travel sent you for possible special rates and consideration.

Vacation rentals—including condos, apartments, houses, and boats—offer a great alternative to Mississippi coast hotels. >>> To receive $40 off your first Airbnb rental, use this Airbnb discount code.

Before your next Mississippi Gulf Coast trip, please read these articles about things to do in Coastal Mississippi:

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From cute boutique properties to casino resorts, Mississippi Gulf Coast hotels offer a wide range of options to appeal to every Coastal Mississippi visitor.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Hotels: Fun Lodging Along the Mississippi Coast was originally published on McCool Travel on December 18, 2018

22 thoughts on “Mississippi Gulf Coast Hotels: Fun Lodging Along the Mississippi Coast”

  1. The Roost strikes me as the most interesting of the bunch and that view from the Beau Rivage is amazing! I’d also like to stay in that Elvis Presley suite at the Gulf Hills Hotel just because: Elvis!

  2. I’ve never been to the Mississippi Gulf Coast so thanks for the future travel inspiration. But where should I start with all of these great lodging options? The Roost in Ocean Springs sounds good to me — I especially like the Architectural Digest recommendation for it.

  3. As I sit here in -17C weather in Manitoba, Canada, looking at these amazing travel options along the Mississippi coast is truly an inviting option! Thx for sharing, Charles, and all the best to you in 2019.

  4. This is perfect timing for an article, as we are contemplating a visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Thanks for this overview of potential lodging options.

  5. Looks like I have a lot of charming choices when I hit the Gulf Coast again this year. Our road trip last year took us right by and yet I didn’t allow enough time for much Mississippi – clearly that needs to change!

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