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El Governor Motel

1701 West Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456
El Governor Motel
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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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Hampton, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights an three days. It is an older hotel but perfect for the beach. You are 20 steps from the water. Nice pool an they have a wide range of room from King to double an 2&3 bedrooms. You can walk to restaurant with ease. This is a great child friendly place. The staff is... More 

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Florida Panhandle
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably priced for on the Gulf accommodations. The room was clean and reasonably up to date. Full size refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot are a plus. Beautiful Gulf view from the snow white sandy beach. Plenty of places to eat and drink nearby, Mexico Beach is a nice getaway!

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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last I visited was in March - on 5th floor. BEAUTIFUL VIEW. Nice and quite, as we had hoped it would be; for a short getaway!!!! We live in Panama City so when we want to "get away" we head EAST! Rooms have been maintained very well; considering the age of this ONLY BEACH FRONT hotel! Very clean; comfortable beds... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Governor is an adequately maintained older building with friendly staff. Room rates are high because there is only one beachfront hotel for at least 25 miles in either direction. Nice beaches in still rural panhandle have no lifeguards. Some rooms have full size refrigerator, microwave and electric stove. Staff is pleasant and efficient. Parking is tight on busy weekends.... More 

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Michigan
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After looking over some of the reviews we were on the fence....We loved it....Our room was in the taller part of the hotel. It was perfect and clean with a wonderful view. The pool was warm and wonderful with lots of places to enjoy the atmosphere. The bar had plenty of space with a ton of seating either in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The El Governor is our second home. We have been visiting here yearly for the last 13 years. We are always welcomed with open arms and always have exactly what we need. The annex room are spacious and have a kitchen. Which makes life easier when feeding 3 growing boys. There are numerous places to buy groceries nearby. The entire... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a review by a 13 year old- My family and I enjoyed this hotel. They had nice rooms with a beautiful ocean view and balcony. Although, there was a lot of sand on the floor, there was a razor cover in the bath tub that wasn't ours, and there was hair and dust under the toilet. Other than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this place! Before we visited Mexico beach an the el governor I read really bad reviews so I was expecting it to be not so great. Upon arrival it was beautiful. Let me start off by saying this place isn't outdated as others make it out to me the staff is very very friendly it has a... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My favorite beach getaway is the Mexico Beach area. My favorite hotel is the El Govenor. We stayed a few days after school was out and had a wonderful time. We stayed in the annex. Had two queens a desk and small table with two chair. Had a small kitchenette but was able to prepare meals for us. Not many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

First, before I say anything else, their bar made me the best top shelf margarita I've ever had in my life. Okay, remember that El Governor is a motel in the 1940's 1950's sense of the term. It's old. It's clean, but old, and could stand some touches that would make it a really nice place. Every room has a... More 

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