Mesquite, Nevada Resorts

Mesquite, Nevada Resorts
Mesquite is in Clark County, Nev., adjacent to Arizona, 80 miles north of Las Vegas. Early Mormon pioneers settled there in 1877, naming it Mesquite Flat because of the tree groves. Aside from gambling, there's lots to do in the area. There's Bryce Canyon National Park with its soaring rock formations, The Lost City Museum, the Cathedral Gorge, a valley of bentonite clay erosion. Mesquite Municipal Airport offers sky-diving. Many hotel options are found within Mesquite.

Casablanca Resort Casino Golf Spa Resort

You will find Casablanca Resort Casino Golf Spa resort just an hour's drive north of Las Vegas, but it offers all the excitement and amenities of that big city minus the crowds and congestion. CasaBlanca's 24-hour casino offers race and sports book, live keno, craps, roulette, blackjack and three-card poker, along with video poker and slot machines. The hotel's spa has a choice of over 30 different massages and treatments. Every night, there is a show in the SkyDome Lounge, where headline acts like Wynonna Judd and Trace Atkins have appeared.

There is plenty to do at his hotel aside from gambling, on-site there are tennis courts, sand volleyball, an 18-hole Golf Course, an arcade for children, and a large pool with a water slide and rock waterfall, along with a Jacuzzi. A restaurant on the resort's grounds, Purple Fez gets high marks from guests for its food.

CasaBlanca Resort & Casino
950 W. Mesquite Blvd.
Mesquite NV, 89027
(702) 346-7529
Toll-free: (877) GETAWAY (438-2929)

Highland Estates Resort

Highland Estates is a tranquil resting place among the chaos of a gambling town. Its ads tout its proximity to seven championship golf courses, 24-hour gaming and entertainment. The resort is made up of condominium apartments, some of which are rented out to travelers. The selection includes large studios or one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living rooms.

For entertainment and exploration, nearby is Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Mesquite Casinos and Las Vegas.

Highland Estates Resort
555 N. Highland Drive
Mesquite, NV 89027
Toll-free: (888) 416-8383
(702) 346-0871

Best Western Mesquite Inn

This Best Western is known for its location, right off Interstate 15, and its calm atmosphere, away from the gaming frenzy of Mesquite. It offers an expanded complimentary breakfast, a pool and a hot tub. The hotel was built in 1996, then remodeled in 2004. The hotel's guest rooms are spacious and feature cable satellite TV with HBO and free high-speed Internet access.

Five minutes away are golf courses like Wolf Creek, Paradise Canyon and CasaBlanca. Just a few miles away is Pioneer Park, the Desert Valley Museum, and Brickyard Plaza, filled with shops. You will find Zion National Park, Lake Meade, the Hoover Dam or Valley of Fire, all within an hour's drive. Fifty-five miles away is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hosting Nascar events throughout the year.

Best Western Mesquite Inn
390 N. Sandhill Blvd.
Mesquite, NV 89027-4728
(702) 346-7444
Toll-free: 800-463-6302

Article Written By Joan Firstenberg

Born and bred in New York City, Joan Firstenberg has been a journalist for broadcast, print and online since 1997. Her work has been published by the "Wall Street Journal," Fox News and Bloomberg L.P. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication arts and sciences from The City University of New York's Queens College.

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