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Mesquite NV?

Old May 26th, 2006, 12:21 PM
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Mesquite NV?

Does anyone know what Mesquite NV is like for just a one night's stay? En route from Las Vegas, want to head away from the strip toward Moab. Want something like a Best Western but don't want sleeze.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 12:43 PM
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Check out the Falcon Ridge Hotel. No casino, no sleaze, good rates.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 01:22 PM
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Mesquite seems to be in the middle of nowhere and doesn't appear sleazy at all to me the few times I've passed through there. It's a big golf/casino stop off the freeway. If you want something just as nice, if not nicer (?), head a few more miles up the road and stop in St. George.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 01:38 PM
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Mesquite is good, its a small little golfing town. Lots of retirees moving there. I have stayed there a few times at both the Oasis and the Casablanca. The Oasis is older but is still nice with nice grounds/pools. The Oasis butts right up to the freeway, so if you opt for this one ask for a room on the opposite side of freeway (because of noise). oh, and no "sleeze" at either place....Mesquite is an ok place.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 02:16 PM
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Mesquite is a good place for an overnight stay. We stayed at the Best Western Mesquite about two years ago - clean, quiet and comfortable with a small pool. No sleaze.

I was surprised by the all the new housing in Mesquite, since it really is in the middle of nowhere. Not my first choice as a retirement option, but all the seniors moving into the area must like the location.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 02:21 PM
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I second the suggestion for the Falcon Ridge Hotel.

And yes, all us retirees who have moved here, do like Mesquite (or at least all that I have talked to).
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Old May 26th, 2006, 03:31 PM
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dwooddon - I'm curious (and if you don't mind) why did you pick Mesquite? I hope I didn't offend you by my "retirement option" comment - I just couldn't take the heat!
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Old May 26th, 2006, 04:56 PM
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My decision was entirely practical but it has turned out to be a good one. When I retired for the second time, in order to keep my health insurance, I needed to be in either California, Texas, or Nevada, the three states where my insurance company operated. Mesquite was as close as I could get to my children and grandchildren (who live in sotuhern Utah)and still be in one of those three states.

It is hot here but usually not unbearably so. You hear the old chestnut about "dry heat" and everyone laughs but it is really true. After I retired the first time from law enforcement, I lived for a few years in the midwest and the east. I can tell you from experience, I would much rather be in 110 degrees with single digit humidity than 90 degrees with 95% humidity.

As a benefit, Mesquite is a very nice town to live in. There are actually two Mesquites. One is the tourist oriented freeway and casino complex. The other is the small family town with great values and friendly people.

Seven months of the year, the climate is great. The other five months, we get our outdoor stuff done by mid-morning and try to maximize our exposure to air-conditioning the rest of the day. A lot of us also travel quite a bit in the summer months and about 3,000 (out of 17,000) live here only during the cool months and either travel or go back to their original residences for the summer.

I'm not a golfer but another attraction for many people is the five, soon to be six, major golf courses with relatively low fees and easily obtainable tee times.

For being on the desert, it is also a pretty setting. We live in a valley that is a three sided bowl. To the soutwest, the valley continues through Las Vegas all the way to the San Bernardino mountains with a few intervening hills. To the northwest, there are starkly beautiful mesa's (flat topped hills) that come almost to the edge of town and extend for 60-70 miles. To the south, we are only about 10 miles from the Virgin mountains, a very pretty range of 10,000 foot mountains, often snow covered during the winter. In this clear desert air, ten miles seems like you can reach out and touch it. To our northeast, we are about 12 miles from the mouth of the Virgin River Gorge and, beyond that, southern Utah and Zion National Park. The Virgin River runs right along the edge of town on it's way to Lake Mead.

BTW, We live in the Virgin Valley, with the Virgin River running through it, and the Virgin Mountains at its edge. These names do not have the connotation that would leap immediatley to most people's minds. They were named for John Virgin, an early explorer in the area.

Other than that, I can't think of a reason to like the place.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 07:45 PM
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Dwooddon, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I had to laugh because the temperature during the afternoon/evening that we spent in Mesquite was close to 110 degrees. Obviously, I choose the wrong time of the year for an overnight visit!

I do understand what you say about the dry heat. I live in Colorado and the dry air can be harsh, but it is much more manageable than the heat AND humidity of the midwest. I will never forget the time I played (or at least tried to play) golf when it was 95 degrees and the humidity was at 98% in Missouri. I'm surprised I survived.

I visited Zion for the first time late last year and have a deeper appreciation for the beauty of the southwest. I'm glad your move worked out for you and the next time I drive through Mesquite I'll be sure to look at it from your perspective. Thanks again for your input!


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Old May 26th, 2006, 07:52 PM
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Ugggghhh - I chose the wrong time of the year not choose. Sorry!
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