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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $22.00
The rate of $22 per day is based on the monthly rate we paid for 30-days between March 14-April 14, 2016. This is a huge "snowbird park" in Mesa and this was our 8th or 9th year staying in the park during spring training. The park is probably 50-50 between park models and wheeled RVs. Most of the sites are at least 40' long (gravel) with concrete patios. Toads and tow vehicles are parked on an adjacent patio extension. The vast majority of the sites are back-in with a small number of pull-thrus. Most of the pull-thru sites are asphalt with maybe half-a-dozen dirt. Each site is full hookup with 20/30/50 amp, water, sewer, cable and wifi. Electric is included in the daily/weekly rate and is metered with the monthly rate. The wifi is just ok due to the load. Satellite TV users will have a clear view of the sky. An RV may find itself parked next to another RV or a park model. Most of the sites are pretty close together although some are wider than they are deep (called 'casitas'). The park provides parking assistance due to the close quarters. The streets are paved and in good repair. The biggest rigs will have no problem navigating the turns. Each site has a mailbox and residents can have mail sent to their site. (the office says they will not accept or hold mail or packages). During our stay we had packages delivered by UPS and FedEx.
Pets are permitted but only in some areas of the park although you can walk your dog anywhere in the park. There are about half a dozen pet exercise areas most of them small but there is a huge fenced pet area in the NW corner of the park. The park has multiple pools, shower houses and laundry facilities all of which are 1st class. There is a large rec area with pool tables, card rooms and all sorts of organized activities during snowbird season. The staff and most of the seasonal/year round residents are friendly and helpful. The park is located very close to all sorts of shopping and services. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 104
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $28.00
Rate was based on staying more than 30 days. Electricity is charged separately. Flat, level, gravel, back in site. I was in the dog section. Each site has a concrete patio to park on. There are no tables or other services provided. WI-FI was free and the speed depended on the time of day it was used. Laundry rooms were large and clean. There are many activities available if you wish to participate. The park was relatively noisy due to sirens and traffic on surrounding roads. The park was convenient to visit spring training baseball stadiums. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Travel Trailer.
Many services: fuel, food, grocery stores, banks, camping world, shopping, and hardware stores are all within 2 miles of the park.
Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $57.00
Stayed here because the other park was full. This park was half full because at check-in they were not friendly and park is old. We were told that nobody had used the spot they gave us for the last year. Sites were tight and the roads were hard to turn with the RV because they were tight. Condition of park was overall run down. Bathrooms were not taken care of on regular basis. We had to leave early for a family emergency and they would not give us give us a refund. We had stayed 2 nights of our 1 week reservation. Family owned RV parks will work with you if you have a emergency, not these corporate parks. And if you are stupid enough to stay here, don't go to the Friday night fish fry, it tasted like crap. Never again Encore , you will not get anymore of my money. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $8.00
Rate reflects yearly 3,000 payment decided by 365 days. We required a home base for our trailer as we travelled weeks at a time. A week after we signed for the year, the owner sold to Thousand Trails and the overall experience at this 1400+ rv "resort" took a step down overall. Almost all of the "workampers" did not return for 2016 due to mgmt issues with pay and work schedules. There are two very nice pools and four hot tubs in the main clubhouse area. About every ten days the water in the park would be shut down without warning for about 30 mins or so.
Every Sat morning there is a wonderful and large craft bazar and a very popular and largely attended Bingo that same night. The main clubhouse cafe served many lunches and dinners during the week that were of good quality and reasonably priced.
There are many and very well maintained shuffle boards and about 16 immaculate pool tables at the main clubhouse. Very good wifi and cable as well. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Travel Trailer.
Very close to Costco, Safeway, and the new Chicago Cub spring training facilities.
Review Count: 109
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $61.00
Super nice 55+ resort park in Mesa right on Main Street that will fill with snowbirds beginning in November. Everything was designed well from each site to the entrance. Only negative is the office closed down at 4 pm and we weren't aware of that until we needed them. Everything looked brand new, newly painted, brushed, etc. Just beautiful and well done. Easily one of the top 5 parks in the country that we have camped at. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Travel Trailer.
There is a Camping World just down Main street to the west of the resort.
There is a Safeway grocery on the street immediately behind the park and you can exit the park from the rear to easily reach it.
We ate at a nearby Whataburger (great burgers) and also at Garcia's - excellent Mexican food.
This location is south and east of downtown Phoenix. You take the Hwy 60 freeway east from I-10 South to get over to this area. Very easy to reach them.
Review Count: 27
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
This was our third winter at the park. We stayed for five months. We look forward to spending time with the friends we've made and enjoy the activities, my wife is in chorus and I'm involved in wood carving. It is a huge park with well-maintained grounds and a friendly staff.
It was sold in 2015 and is becoming an Encore park. There is a good bit of confusion over new rules, fees etc. and the office staff was a bit overwhelmed by the change. We assume is will level out by the time we get back there next November.
Our only complaint is that the city won't allow propane delivery to motorhomes in the park, so once every winter we have to disconnect, pack up the cupboards etc. and drive around the block to get the tank filled. It is the only city we have ever stayed in that has that requirement. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
We enjoy hiking, kayaking and events at the local theaters and music venues. There is no shortage of things to do in the Mesa area.
Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $44.00
We were here for 45 days in Feb. & March. We lost power 3 times and they turned off the water 5 times during that time. All of these interruptions without a word from their staff. The sites were narrow and the streets were filled with tight turns. The cable connection was 150 feet from our site and most other sites had to have cables over 100 feet to connect. The park is filled with old park models many in need of repair. Visually not a nice place to stay. 1800 sites in need of repair!!! We stayed here in a motor home. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 157
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $49.00
The price is much less if you stay for a month or more. We are here for 6 months. We love it, the folks are friendly and the grounds are beautiful. The park is complicated until you have been here awhile and the spaces are difficult to get into but there is an assistant. We love the dozens of activities, cards, pools, closeness to everything, dog areas, people, etc. We will return for the beautiful winters here in Arizona. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.
Walking distance to Safeway, USPO, bike or walking trail on canals, pharmacy, etc. It is inner city/town so noise from sirens, etc.
Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $56.00
This was our first time at this resort. The experience has been quite positive. It has everything and everything is perfectly maintained. The pitches are spacious and comfortable. Ideal for a stay of several weeks or months. A little pricey if you're just a few days. Even being in Arizona itself surprised us that the office staff did not speak any Spanish. We are from Spain, but still everything was well. There are activities all day and all directed to the type of client there: active adults over 55 years and retired. The pools are in perfect condition, with ideal temperatures. We would stay here again. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $10.00
We stayed here 2 months in November and December 2014. All paved roads, big rig access, 3 pools and I think 4 hot tubs.
Pools/hot tubs sparkled. Many activities offered. All sites have their own mailbox along with a lemon, orange or grapefruit tree. WiFi worked well. Grounds are well taken care of. Shopping, restaurants close by. Would stay here again. The nightly rate is approximate as they were running a Special...3 months for $695.00! We were there for 2 months. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Safeway grocery, K-Mart, Big Lots are within easy walking distance.
Review Count: 112
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 11
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $50.00
Huge park...you sort of feel like you are in a maze. It was like a ghost town the few days we were there and was very quiet, but I imagine it would be hopping during the "season" when the snowbirds show up. It's not really set up for transients, though there is plenty of room for them during the off season. The office was closed when we showed up at 4:30, but an employee found us a spot we could fit in. Fantastic pool area - two large swimming pools and four "therapy" pools ranging from cool to hot. The pools appear to be open very late, which is nice. Huge clean very reasonably-priced laundry with a large outdoor area for hanging clothes. Bathrooms were very clean. It looks like there is a billiards room and other social areas. Convenient to highways and shopping. Cable and Wi-Fi worked OK. The power pedestal was pretty old but power was adequate and we didn't have any problems. They offer trash pickup only once a week and I couldn't find a trash dumpster. No shade; landscaping consists of palm trees and cacti, and with all that paving it was really hot in September. Sites are gravel with paved patio areas/parking. No picnic tables. Park is kept very neat and clean. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $31.00
Passport America rate. Big park, 1800 sites. Multiple dog parks. Prime snowbird destination it seems. Very clean. Easy check in. Everything saw was first class. Quiet at night. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $50.00
This was a short 4 night stop for us. We had chosen this due to positive comments in the past but see much lower ratings recently. We made our reservation online and there was some confusion at check in about whether we had paid but that got resolved quickly. The fact that there are separate systems that don't talk seems archaic to me but I do understand the cost to move to a modern setup. We were not given the walk through gate code and would have checked on that if we were going to be here longer. The site met our needs and was close to three dog parks which are just gravel/dirt but kept nice and clean. There are permanent residents near us who are very friendly and most here are cordial. The Wi-Fi is provided by Dish and works very well. Trash is picked up on Fridays which didn't work for us and disposal was a bit tricky to find. There are a lot of older park models along with plenty of empty RV spots. We expect that is true at most of these places from what we could see while driving around. We plan to return to the area next year for two weeks and will stay here again. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $45.00
A giant park with its own park map. Concrete and gravel sites. FHU 50 amp worked perfectly. Outside staff very friendly but it seemed one clerk was having a bad week. We stayed five days til our reserved park had an opening. We were across from the pickle ball court and the pings all day were interesting. The gym was very functional, and the fenced dog areas were very close. They also have no pet areas in the park. Lots of activities. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 43
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 7
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $33.00
Reservations are very poor. They confirmed our site the day before, but when we arrived it was full. Office wasn't open when we arrived just before 4 pm on a Saturday. Put us in a non-pet site and we have 2 dogs. Quickly found out that some of the full time residents aren't overly friendly, some are actually down right rude. Sites are too short for big rigs - we are 41' 5er and we hung over the back and the nose was at the edge of the road. Roads are paved, but are rather narrow for big rigs with long bed CC trucks. Services are conveniently located and are good. Lots of cable channels. Sites are gravel for the rig and a concrete patio and separate pad for the truck. This is an older park and it is looking its age. Tried one of the mega parks, but won't return to this one. We camped at Mesa Spirit RV Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.
Walking distance to Safeway, USPO, bike or walking trail on canals, pharmacy, etc. It is inner city/town so noise from sirens, etc.saturn7 • February 2015
Safeway grocery, K-Mart, Big Lots are within easy walking distance.Jane-D100 • March 2015
We enjoy hiking, kayaking and events at the local theaters and music venues. There is no shortage of things to do in the Mesa area.ultrastar28 • April 2015
There is a Camping World just down Main street to the west of the resort. There is a Safeway grocery on the street immediately behind the park and you can exit the park from the rear to easily reach it. We ate at a nearby Whataburger (great burgers) and also at Garcia's - excellent Mexican food. This location is south and east of downtown Phoenix. You take the Hwy 60 freeway east from I-10 South to get over to this area. Very easy to reach them.Bookwormonwheels • November 2015
Very close to Costco, Safeway, and the new Chicago Cub spring training facilities.Robertg7 • February 2016
Many services: fuel, food, grocery stores, banks, camping world, shopping, and hardware stores are all within 2 miles of the park.travelcouple • March 2016
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