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Buena Vista Motel

U.S. Highway 98, PO Box 13144, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Buena Vista Motel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gadsden, Alabama
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

NOT recommended (Buena Vista Motel). When one needs rest and recuperation due to health issues, a beach trip can aid the healing process. Therefore, accommodations become a very important asset for such a trip. This place was filthy, run down, ill-kept. After driving hours, arriving late and after office hours, the room key was not in the room as owner... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Older motel, but great location...Across the street from the grocery store and walking distance to Toucans. Right on the beach!! Nothing fancy, but would recommend for a short weekend getaway. Very nice folks in the office.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Polite lady at the front desk and one hell of a view. Past that, this place is garbage. The room is small & smells horrid, the coffee pot is dirty and moldy, the walls have mold, water damage, & holes, only 1 lamp works, the beds feel like concrete slabs & smell horrible, the mini frig is covered in grime,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The location was excellent and the staff were friendly. The property was older, but the room was clean and the towels were plentiful. The only problems were that it didn't have a kitchenette, the toilet wouldn't stop running, and the parking situation was horrible. But, we are going back this summer. So, the location out weighed the problems.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We wondered if our sheets were clean when we got here...then we noticed some people had checked out so we walked by their room and the lady must have just re made the bed because there is no way she could have stripped it by the time we walked by. They are never in the office when u need them.... More 

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Cataula, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Stinky towels, dirty bathroom, old dirty appliances,(coffee maker, microwave,fridge), and a pedestal sink dettached from the wall. Hard mattresses, and a 1990's vintage tv, round off the "ammenities". "No Smoking" permitted in this room....what a laugh! Seems like every 10 minutes the owners,(apparently live on-site), and every other occupant of the remaining five rooms were smoking cigarettes, and one occupants... More 

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Panama City, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Absolutely the best-convenient access to beach and shopping. Beautiful pastel sunsets and great management! I would stay here again- lovely simply adorable rooms. Just enough parking for the rooms and even has overflow parking across the street.

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White, Georgia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We needed a quick place to stay and at the last minute booked at the Buena Vista Motel in Mexico Beach Fl.. It is a small, older, well maintained, fun place to stay. Right on the water, and they provided 2 beach chairs and an umbrella. Most restful time. We will go back again!

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Acworth, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

On a "beach getaway" this week. Selected this place because of location, and the fact that it is a locally owned property. All in all, very happy with my selection. The room was pretty clean. It had all of the basics I was looking for. There are some maintenance issues which need to be addressed, but it looks like the... More 

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NW Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This 6 room hotel has a spectacular location, right, smack, dab on the sandy beach. The Gulf is steps from your front door. The owner is a really, nice man named Mike. The room rates were very reasonable. In addition to owning the place, it appears Mike also does all the room cleaning, stocking and possibly maintenance himself. Nothing wrong... More 

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