From the beautifully decorated lobby, elegant bar and white arches out front, this hotel screams classy from your first step onto the front porch. The White House Biloxi has a history dating back to the late 1800s, yet opened its doors again 5 years ago under its current management. The on-site restaurant is named after the original owner of the hotel; Cora White, and the hotel is the perfect mix between old heritage and modern amenities. You know I love a hotel with a story, and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the White House.
I checked into the White House just after my stay at Margaritaville Biloxi, and between these two hotels you’ll have all your bases covered in Biloxi, MS. Where the Margaritaville is fun, playful and entertaining, the White House is classic, sophisticated and relaxing. The Margaritaville calls for a (duh) colourful margarita, whereas the White House is the perfect place for a classic martini (two of my favourite cocktails).
Keep reading for all the details about my 2-night stay at the White House!
Checking in at the White House, Biloxi
The White House Hotel itself is absolutely stunning, and the building stands beautiful and tall on the oceanfront in Biloxi/Gulfport. With the white columns, this hotel really is a grand dame, and the lobby and bar area follows suit. The interior is clean and classic (a word I can’t stop using in reference to the hotel), and I knew right away that I needed to get my hands on a martini and sit down on one of the couches by the window (I managed to do so within an hour).
My room was elegant and sophisticated, and I kept humming Lana Del Rey tunes as I unpacked a little. The large bed was incredibly comfortable, and the big windows came with proper black-out curtains (thankfully). In addition to the Keurig machine in the room, I had everything I needed for my weekend at the White House!
Amenities and dining at the White House
I’ll start by mentioning that the pool at the White House is absolutely divine (yes, divine). It felt like a pool in an old Hollywood movie, with comfortable lounge beds scattered around, striped towels and a nice tub (heated in the evenings) at the end. I would have loved to spend a whole weekend lounging there, listening to Lana Del Rey and drinking martinis, pretending I am in Bergdorf Blondes (one of my favourite books).
The lobby bar is fully-stocked, and they offer several great wines by the glass. They have a wide range of cocktails, and whatever you get you can also bring to your room (night cap, anyone?). Just around the corner from the bar is Cora’s, the restaurant named after the original owner of the first hotel on the site. Cora’s serves breakfast, brunch and dinner, and if there’s one I can recommend it’s the brunch! Definitely worth visiting for mimosas and pancakes even if you’re not staying in the hotel.
There’s also a lovely rooftop at the hotel, where you can enjoy a glass of wine, the sun on its own, or bring your brunch or breakfast. The photo below is taken from the rooftop, and it offers stunning views of the gulf!
So, if you are looking for a getaway that’s not too far from New Orleans (Biloxi is about 1,5 hours from NOLA), consider booking a (long) weekend at the White House!