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El Governor Motel

1701 West Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456
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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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Saint Peters, Missouri
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our group of three couples stayed at the El Governor this past week in the 3 bedroom townhouse. The townhouse was clean, very spacious and completely met our needs. The staff was extremely friendly on both check in and check out. This was a completely relaxing stay during the week on a Monday check in with a Thursday checkout. The... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Governor Motel was a nice place to stay. Its an older hotel but very clean. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room does not have a blow dryer but when i called and asked, they brought one right up. All rooms are beach side so you have a beautiful view and a small balcony where you can sit... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Governor doesn't offer anything fancy, nor do they need to. Every room faces the Gulf of Mexico. The waves and gentle surf wake you up every morning. Forget the unnecessary hotel extras. Grab a cold cocktail at the beach front bar and hit the white sand. El Governor is close to everything in Mexico Beach and it's just a... More 

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Rome, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was very clean and had a beautiful view. Very few restaurants nearby. They definitely prey on tourists in this area. The gift shop here was ridiculously overpriced for magnets. (6 bucks for a small one, really?). There is a small cafe down the road that only takes cash. I managed to get a few sausage biscuits there for about... More 

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Hampton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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