Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mesquite
Nice Hotel, Nice Staff, Nice Price!
Was very pleased with our one night stay at this hotel. Got a very reasonable rate off Hotels.com site (about $60/night). As others stated...this is a new hotel. Pool was still under construction. We were able to use the Casablanca resort pool though which was awesome (very big and beautiful). Casablanca was only about 1 mile down road. Had dinner at the Casablanca also which was very good. Would defintley stay her again.
A few Quirks, But a Very Nice Stop in Mesquite
We regularly stop in Mesquite and after having read a few reviews of this place, figured we would give it a shot. Turned out to be a very pleasant experience. The hotel is clean, new and tidy and considering the size of this town (for now) is very convenient to the casinos, should you wish to include a visit to one in your stopover.
One would have to search to find faults with the hotel, although hotel operations are obviously new to those running the place. We were traveling with another couple and I had asked for rooms not to be adjoining. When our travelling companions returned to the front desk, the employee announced to us all that she was sorry, but had put us next door to each other anyway. Just a small embarrassment - but not very professional on their part. The owners must have fallen for some room key entry system that requires expensive key replacements. We had to sign an agreement to reimburse them $10 for a lost key. Thanks for passing the worry on to us! They also made copies of our drivers licenses, which I did not appreciate, claiming they needed to track down those who might trash a room. I was too tired at check in to argue, but thought this an undue privacy invasion and asked for the copy back in the morning.
The shower curtains rods (in both rooms) were installed too close to the tub which gave us all the the unpleasant experience of shower curtain contact during our showers.
As you see, the complaints are minor and I'm certain the operation will smooth out as they get more guests. The hotel was a very good value and a welcome change from the tired rooms at the casino hotels. We are staying at the Falcon Ridge again next week.
Everything was perfect! So nice to be away from the smoky casinos. THe rooms were beautiful and very clean. Everything was brand new!
A real surprise
As others have noted, this hotel isn't quite finished yet - the pool is still a hole in the ground and the elevator makes an alarming noise between the third and fourth floor. Nonetheless, the accommodations are first class, the included hot breakfast unusually complete, and the absence of a casino makes it a wonderful overnight choice.
I seriously wonder about their business plan - there don't seem to be any plans to build a casino, and the promised golf course is nowhere to be found. It's at least a half mile up a steep road from the nearest casino (the Casablanca). At the prices you can find online, they are giving away their rooms, and this attracts a lot of people, including some of the Motel 6 crowd. I don't know how much longer they plan to keep this up, but as long as they do - this is a great place to stay.
Nice alternative to the casinos!
Stayed there one nite in June 2005 because CasaBlanca was undergoing a renovation and had no vacancy. A very nice hotel/motel that opened in May 2005. It has a 'business center' with high speed internet, workout room and an arcade for the kids. The pools are yet to be finished - which is great since you can use the CasaBlanca pools, which have the best pools this side of Vegas. There are no gambling facilities and have a better-than-average breakfast. Was expecting your typical continental breakfast, but found french toast, bacon, eggs, hash brown, juice, coffee, bagel, etc, etc.
The only problem I had with the facility was the showers were a bit close in and the a/c unit is a bit noisy. Other than that, you can't beat it for the price! FWIW, I don't think the 3-star review was a fair one, and the facility is certainly better than 'average'.
If you're travelling with family, I would also recommed the Rio Virgin Grille restaurant just south of exit 122. A very nice local restaurant with great homemade soup, good food, excellent service and very reasonable prices.
Hurry before the prices go up!
I found a good deal on Yahoo for $33 a night. With taxes and fees it ended up $37.
It is a brand new hotel, it used to be a Ramada. It is located on the west side of I-15, on the south Mesquite exit (there are only 2). Most of the other hotels are on the east side. They were painting the lobby water feature when I arrived, but it looked pretty nice.
This hotel is a GREAT deal for the price. It doesn't have a Casino or lounge attached to it, which is fine for me. It will be perfect for families once the pool and hottub is finished (it isn't done yet as of 6/23/05). The holes are dug for them, but not rebar or concrete in it yet. It also had a game room and exercise room. It had free high speed internet, although you have to have your own cat 5 cable. They will give you one at the front desk for free, though they said they will charge you $20 if you forget to bring it back. The rooms are pretty nice, standard size but nicer bathrooms (solid surface/granite/tile). The one I had also had a microwave and small fridge in it.
For the price, I wasn't expecting a continental breakfast, but it had one. It was actually pretty nice, French toast, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and your typical items such as cereal, toast/rolls/danishes. I thought it would be better with scrambled eggs, but it was still more than I expected.
The beds were fine, and the rooms were quiet. I'm not sure if if was because this hotel is brand new and didn't have many guests in it, or if it was just quiet (although, this was in Nevada and the wall/window air conditioner was going most of the time). You could hear people in the halls, and noticed a gap under the door, it could've used a threshold.
I was there on business. I would compare this to a Wingate Inn or an Amerisuites (without the suite part). I would definately stay in it again for what I paid for it, although the price will probably go up once the pool is finished and after all of the good reviews.
It is located next to a lot of golf courses. I played 18 holes at the Oasis golf course from 4pm to 7:30. It was HOT, drink a lot of water. I got on with some deals for $25 with a cart.
That is all...
I could not belive the price of these rooms I have payed many times that abmount for a room for a lesser room
Nice, new hotel. No pool yet!
My husband and I stayed here for one night on our way to southern CA. The hotel is so new that it's not quite finished yet--i.e., no pool or hot tub. But if you want to swim you can use the pool at the Casa Blanca for free, which I hear is nice, but we were too tired to drive there to use it. The exercise room is sparse...but again, it's still being put together. There were three or four cardio machines (treadmill, bike, stair stepper, I think) and a set of free weights. There were three TVs on the floor, apparently just pulled out of the boxes, but were not installed yet, so I read a book while I walked the treadmill. The exercise room is two stories, which gives it a nice spacious feel. There are large windows in the room--which I hope they eventually put curtains or blinds on. It's awkward because everyone who walks by can see you sweating it out and stare.
The newness of the hotel is nice. The towels are still fluffy and soft, since they haven't been washed many times yet. But, as you can tell, this hotel will be much nicer once it's finished.
The continental breakfast offered hot bacon, sausage patty, and eggs if you ordered it at the breakfast counter. Other items included bagels, cereal, OJ, one type of pastry/donut thing...regular fare like that.
We paid $55 for a Friday-night stay via Travelworm.com. I think the normal Friday night rates are about $80+. For our purposes, the hotel was fine and we'd go again. Just keep in mind that if you have kids who want to swim, and you don't feel like driving them to Casa Blanca, call first to see if the pool is built yet.
THIS PLACE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
Book this Hotel right now! This is without a doubt the nicest hotel in Mesquite, NV. I got an excellant rate through expedia about $45 a night. Falcon Ridge is a brand new hotel that just opened up May 1. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are perfect. The hotel has a perfect location just across I-15 from Casa Blanca on a beautiful hill that overlooks Mesquite. If your looking to get away from the smokey casinos this is the place for you. Loved It!
Brand New Hotel
Spent one night here on business: This hotel was so new, front desk staff told me it had just opened only 5 days prior. I may have been the first guest to use the room in which I stayed. The standard king-bed room had cathedral ceilings and a ceiling fan; 32" T.V. with cable; Bathroom was trimmed in tile and marble, and provided the softest bath towels i've ever used in a hotel. An above-avergage breakfast was served in the lobby. There is a fitness room and a game room. Hotel management aimed to please. I suppose the only downside was that the pool and jacuzzi was not yet built. Bargain rates are to be found Sunday through Thursday on "Travelworm". This hotel is a great alternative to the casinos.
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