Elvis and the Gulf Hills Hotel


Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the King of Rock N Roll’s death, but one historic hotel is still celebrating his memory.

Elvis Presley was a frequent guest at the Gulf Hills Hotel in Ocean Springs from the summers of 1951 through 1957 while working on the Louisiana Hayride Music Show.

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Nowadays, the hotel features a three-bedroom Elvis themed ‘Love Me Tender, Love Me Suite’ and constant reminders of the King throughout the hotel.

General Manager Donna Brown says people still contact the hotel to learn more about Elvis’ time there.

“Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t call, stop in, send an email and say ‘Did this used to be the dude ranch?’ and we say yes and we know what’s coming next.”

For more information on the hotel and its history with Elvis visit their website at www.gulfhillshotel.com.