Peg Riou Baldwin
Virgin River Hotel, Casino & Bingo Virgin River Hotel, Casino & Bingo
Mesquite, Nevada
"Peg Riou Baldwin"
I am giving this place 5 stars for the economy, and the delightfully austere room. In this age of opulence, and the jacked up prices to support it all, it is super refreshing to find a basic room for a price not seen anywhere else for 20 years ($27). Additional conveniences are a monstrous parking lot for oversized vehicles, 24 hour cafe with great food, and mere yards off I-15 so it couldn’t get any better for travelers. In addition, for families, there is a pool, large arcade, bowling alley, and probably much more we did not see on our brief stopover. We’ve been driving by this place for 9 years now, thinking it’s impossible that the rooms are actually $27 and not “our last $27 room just got taken, but we have this great $54 room”, or some slummy little broom closet in a hooker motel. To our delight, the room was large, squeaky clean, smelled fresh, and the beds comfortable enough for a king. The lone negative point was that the top ‘shelf’ of the shower walls (room 7101) have not been dusted for some time, but unless the housekeeping staff are well over 6’ tall, they would not notice that. This is one of our our new go-to spots for our semi annual migration stops between SK and AZ. Anyone wanting 4 & 5 star amenities for a 1 star price is dreaming, and they need to remember you usually get what you pay for, but in this case, the value for the money is way over the top. Great job Virgin River Hotel & Casino. We’ll be back.

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