Although Mesquite is only about an hour away from our house in Enterprise NV., we decided to stay in Mesquite to be closer to Zion NP for our mini vacation. I had already made the reservations at Virgin River Casino when my wife noticed that there had been some bad reviews on trip advisor. I was impressed that Randy Black, the owner, took the time to respond to all of the reviews, good or bad.
We arrived around 6 PM and based on advise from Randy to another customer, asked for a room close to the casino. The clerk was polite and gave us a room in building # 1 next to the casino and the pool. The first thing we did was check for "varmits" as previosly described. The room was exceptionally clean and well maintained. The A/C unit had been turned up and the room was cool. (a nice feature when it's 105 outside) After a quick dip in the pool we went to the casino to eat. We found the buffet to be reasonable and the food was excellent. They feature a different specialty each night and also have multiple stations like the Las Vegas casinos.
The next morning we ate in the resturant and I had the ham steak special for $4.99. The ham steak was so big that it hung over the plate. I took most of it with me to Zion NP. That night when we returned, both my wife and I had the prime rib special. It was excellent!. The resturant was so good that even the locals eat there.
Both nights we went to the show room where they had a great local country western band. We enjoyed the music and even danced. The video machines in the casino were very liberal with the payouts.
Each morning we noticed the ground crews maintaining the roads and grounds.
Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay. The room was dated but clean. The TV was small but who goes to a casino hotel to watch TV?
If you want the glitz and glamor of a large hotel I would suggest the Wynn or Encore in Las Vegas for $219 a night mid-week, but if you are satisfied with a clean economical hotel with good food and entertainment, close to Las Vegas (less than hour North on I-15) I would recommend the Virgin River Casino!
Thanks, Randy and Micheal for a job well done.
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