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Mlife Beau Rivage offer... a few questions

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by en11871, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. en11871

    en11871 Tourist

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    Hello all,

    Just wondering if anyone can tell me how is it down there at Beau Rivage end of october to early september. Is weather still decent? I assume no longer pool or beach weather. I plan on renting a car and drive around, like to New Orleans. Also how is the plane ticket reimbursed (mine are part of the offer)? We're gonna be first time takers on this offer. Thanks to all!
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I will tell you that we love the Beau. A mini Bellagio. Great restaurants. Nice rooms.

    Fall weather is fine. Go to weather.com to get better idea of temps. (don't trust folks like me here)

    Not much else to see at Coast... few casinos. Orleans is nice, but a bit of a drive.
     
  3. martinr

    martinr High-Roller

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    My plug for Biloxi: About one block across the street from Beau Rivage is Mary Mahoney's Old French House Restaurant. Even if you have comped meals at BR, go to Mary Mahoney's. Historic building that has been there since the 1700's and the food and service will blow you away. Was there in July and have been recommending it since to anybody going to the Gulf Coast. We walked to BR from there easily.
     
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  4. en11871

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    So do you guys go on offers? How do the comp airfare work?
     
  5. en11871

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    Isn't the drive to n.o.around hour and a half? Or I am totally wrong with that.
     
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    If your offer includes airfare - you fly on their charter flights so you don't pay and then get reimbursed. You don't have any choice in the flight. We actually signed up for one and then cancelled, but that's how it worked. My offer listed specific flights times.

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    Plus one on this! Plus two if that's allowed. lol This was actually our deciding factor for our last trip when we were debating going to Las Vegas or Biloxi.

    And to the airplane question. I am not understanding your offer exactly so cannot answer the question. As stated above most of the postings about the Beau and trips is about the charter offers. There is no "reimbursement" involved. The plane and room are all one thing. And the answer to whether or not to take advantage of the offers are always a resounding yes.
     
  8. martinr

    martinr High-Roller

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    Yes to the 1 1/2 hour drive to N.O.
    It's worth it for many reasons. It's not like anyplace else you'll go in the U.S. So much to see and do and eat there you could see yourself staying a couple of days easily. Harrah's is there. But, I've never enjoyed it much. Even if you don't step foot in there, the N.O. experience will take you in.
     
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    We've been on several of these junkets and will go again. The fall weather should be fine, not pool weather but great walking around weather. Definitely go to NOLA if you haven't been and maybe even stay overnight if you can. As for renting a car, we haven't been able to do that at the airport since our flights arrive too late to rent at the airport. The Beau has an Enterprise on site but its cheaper to rent from the auto mall location. They won't pick you up at the Beau but they will pick up at hard Rock next door.

    We just got an offer today but it's 11/21-11/24 which means that we would be coming home on Thanksgiving Day. Strange that they would do that when many people spend the holiday with family. We'll have to pass on this one.

    There is actually a lot to do there if you choose. An excursion to Ship Island, a shrimp boat tour, a swamp tour. Don't know if all of these will be operating in Oct. but worth a check if this is something that interests you.
     
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    We just got back from one Sept 29-Oct 2! It is absolutely still pool weather we spent 2 days out there and it was packed the whole time! Great weather! Also spent one day at the pool when we went in March and it was great! This was our second "junket" trip and we will go overtime they offer as long as it fits our schedule. Like said before you fly on the given charter plane at the scheduled time, fly into Gulfport, hop on a bus to the Beau and have a quick smooth check in (your rooms will be ready and pre assigned). The nice thing is that you never touch your luggage, its delivered directly to the room. Same thing going back to the airport, they will pick it up from your room and you see it again at the ticket counter.
    Its such a smooth process.
    We love the Beau, their selection of machines rivals any vegas casino and they have a good variety of food options for the property size. Hard rock is right next door. They have rental cars on site if you wanted to venture over to NOLA.
     
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  11. NewOrleansSlimm

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    not sure how the pool is at the BR but harrahs not far away has a heated pool thats open year round and they also have a large hot tub

    as for the drive to new orleans, 1.5 is a fair estimate, but it also depends what route you take, traffic/construction that seems to never be finished and how fast you drive...I usually take the scenic route down hwy 90 at about 75-80mph and although its longer, there is never more than 10 cars on it when I go so i seem to get there quicker

    the two times a year I do go to biloxi, we usually stay in the casino and sometimes leave to go eat at shaggys, they do have the ship island excursion, the water is nasty right now, has been for a few years now, im not trying to knock biloxi, there just isnt a whole lot to do besides the casinos, lots of stuff still was never rebuilt after katrina literally swept the homes and stores off the coast

    they did finally open magarittaville at the original harrahs grand location

    the weather should be lite sweater, then again it could be t-shirt or heavy jacket, weather is weird down here, lol, usually the last week of october it will start getting cold in the mornings and night but nice during the day
     
  12. en11871

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    BTW, is the casino busy weekdays? No, I need my casinos to be busy! LOL. I'm assuming it is busy during weekends. Thanks again!
     
  13. NandJfrmNJ

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    The Beau is always busy and we've been there on both weekdays and weekends.
     
  14. martinr

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    My weekend reference is that on a Saturday night in July there must have been close to 200 people in line for the buffet at 10:00.
     
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    Just curious if anyone has gotten one of these 'junket' charter fly and stay offers from Beau Rivage without ever having played there before?
    I'm an mlife Platinum slot player and receive mlife comp offers from everywhere except Beau - I've even gone online on two different occasions and requested emails, made sure the Beau Rivage offers box was checked for interest but have never gotten any kind of email, offer, etc. I haven't called cause we don't have any specific dates in mind.

    It looks like a really nice place. Guess we'll just have to drive there sometime to play and take it from there...:D
     
  16. NandJfrmNJ

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    You probably should drive there and give them some play. We used to go to Harrah's NOLA and usually took a trip to Biloxi and played at the Beau. From our play there they started sending us offers from LV and we've been with MLife ever since. It is a beautiful property and we like the laid back southern style.
     
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  17. Hogman

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    I started getting the offers before I went, but I was playing at the Gold Strike in Tunica, which is a sister casino to the Beau.
     
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    Thanks for the good info @NandJfrmNJ ! Hope to put Beau Rivage/Biloxi on our list for next year; about a 9-10 hour drive for us - but free would be nice:haha:.
     
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    AHA! Thanks @Hogman - we actually stopped in Gold Strike Tunica about 2 years ago but stayed at Horseshoe, I think it was, for one night after a visit to Nashville. Really liked playing at Gold Strike and Horseshoe - even won a little on slots there to cover our costs.
     
  20. leo21

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    I've been getting junket offers all year but I've never been to the Beau. I am only Sapphire but I also am a semi regular visitor to my local Ameristar. The Ameristar connection seems to generate more offers from MGM than my actual MGM play. I was planning to do one this year but a Vegas trip kind of came together instead. My offers have been for airfare, three nights and I think small food or gambling credit for $450-$499 depending on when and which airport they are using. They actually re offered one out of Fort Wayne for $299 but the dates conflict with Vegas for me.
     
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