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El Governor Motel

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1701 West Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456
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El Governor Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Mexico Beach
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Annex building of the El Govenor with my boyfriend's family for a week. The rooms were great and the kitchen was fully equipped. the beach was not crowded at all, so it was pretty much to ourselves. The view is unbeatable and it was nonstop relaxation. Also is only 2 minutes from Toucan's, which was great.... More

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Eufaula, Alabama
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were here several weeks ago and we now realize they should not be counting on that little guy with headlight to keep anything secure because our last trip here early in morning for our walk he was asleep at pool bar area and this trip we walked up the end hall steps by 27 rooms and he was setting... More

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Jackson, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the hotel rooms have a view of the Gulf and joins the clean, white sandy beach. Everyone was very friendly. The hotel room had a complete kitchen and the space of the room was efficiently used. There was free boat parking across the street from the hotel.

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Fitzgerald, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the El Governor August 8th to 11th, 2014 , It wasn't my first stay but it will be my last !!!! We went for Breakfast Sunday Morning only to return to find a few dollars and a hand full of change missing from the Kitchen counter in our room , the room had been cleaned & fresh... More

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Waleska, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times and always ask to stay in the "annex" which is one story, one level and park at your door. There is a door that opens out to the tiki porch (large covered deck with rockers, swings on the beach, and it is about 10 steps to the sand. The beach is pure white sand,... More

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Witt, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just what you want when you go to the beach. The room was clean and well maintained. Full size fridge, stove, microwave and coffee pot. It had some dishes and pots and pans for those of you who cook, I don't . Beach access is just off the elevator and the beach is well kept. The bar is equipped with... More

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Carrollton, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time going to Mexico Beach. We was surprised that there was a room available. The room had everything you needed. Just ask the cleaning crew for a hair dryer and iron if you need one. They were very friendly. Great water pressure. Nice to be on the beach and just turn around and there's your room. We will be... More

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Loganville, Georgia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Althought I spoke to motel staff several times asking about accomodation detials, I was never told about the negatives of this particular room. We love sitting on the balcony at the beach to enjoy the ocean sounds and sea breeze. This was impossible here. The room was just above the pub-cigarette smoke, loud band music and AC unit heat all... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed here for a few nights. The room had a refrigerator, small stove and a microwave, and was clean and quiet. We had a wonderful view from the third floor. Friendly staff and we walked along the beach, sat at the Tiki Bar and enjoyed the evenings.

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Shelbyville, Tennessee
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed here 4 nights late in June, 2014. The beach was crowded with people having fun. It's clean and well managed. We could never get connected to Wifi in the room but could down by the pool. The TV channel selections are a little wierd. I never heard of separating channel numbers with dashes or dots. Too bad they... More

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Address: 1701 West Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Mexico Beach
Also Known As:
El Governor Hotel Mexico Beach
El Governor Mexico Beach
Mexico Beach El Governor

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