As fall arrives in the U.S. and you think about your next vacation, heading south always seems like a good idea. For a start, the temperature is warmer, you get to check out some of the southern states, and you can escape Boston, New York, or Chicago and your busy city lifestyle. Once you have decided where to go, you want to make sure you have a comfortable hotel to stay in. If you are heading to Mississippi or West Virginia, these boutique hotels are all quirky in their own way, and they all have casinos on site. Check out these four awesome hotels before heading on your fall vacation.
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Gold Strike Casino Resort — Robinsonsville, MISSISSIPPI
With marble floors, an elaborate exterior, spotless rooms, and a massive on site casino, the Gold Strike Resort ticks all the boxes. It is also pretty close to the border to Memphis in Tennessee, so you can do an Elvis tour. If it all gets too much, there is a massage parlour in the complex and you can head to the nearby Mississippi River to relax.
Hollywood Casino — Tunica, MISSISSIPPI
Also in Mississippi, yet having a Hollywood theme, the Hollywood Casino in Tunica ticks all the boxes for a good value, chill out resort. The casino, slot machines, and tables are open 24 hours a day, which is a huge bonus for round-the-clock gamblers. There are three restaurants in the hotel, too, as well as bars, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. The site is handy for the Tunica River, and it’s also not far from the bordering states of Arkansas and Tennessee. Again, Elvis fans can visit Graceland easily on a day trip.
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Horseshoe — Tunica, MISSISSIPPI
From the world-famous Caesars Group comes the Horseshoe, a casino and hotel in Tunica. This place is famous for a 63,000 square foot casino but there is a lot more to the Horseshoe than that! There is a Bluesville Showcase Nightclub where you can catch a show — they have all types of music in there from blues to country to rock and pop. You can relax in the fitness center which also has a sauna and steam room. There are six restaurants and a few bars, with a range of food and, of course, the incredible casino itself.
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Mardi Gras Casino — Cross Lanes, WEST VIRGINIA
The Mardi Gras Casino Hotel and Resort is a bit different from the others. It offers interactive greyhound racing, and the bars and restaurants are round-the-clock. You can order a range of foods 24 hours a day. There is a large pool and hot tub, as well, and the rooms are of a high standard. You probably won’t want to leave the fun of the casino here at the Mardi Gras, but if you do, you should check out the South Charleston Museum or Ridenour Memorial Park, which are both nearby.