We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 7 Port Saint Joe hotels

Dixie Belle Motel

3155 West Highway 98, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
Hotel amenities
Dixie Belle Motel
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Port Saint Joe
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

50 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    11
    23
    7
    6
    3
See reviews for
15
18
2
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Millington, Michigan
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Dixie Belle and found it to be just as described in the description. It is an older motel. Nothing fancy; but very clean. We had to cut our stay short as my brother died. The owner only charged us for the days that we were there, no cancellation fee or anything. Very few owners would do... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
michelada28, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

This is a tough review to respond to without sounding self serving. I just did what felt was right. More

ASHLAND
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on what I read, I did not expect the room to smell like it did. I didn't expect much for the price. The room was small, dark and noisy. The bathroom and sheets were clean. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
michelada28, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

On a couple of your issues I must admit that you are totally correct in your criticism. I went down to room #1 to check for myself and yes, it smelled funky to me. Sometimes our fishermen drag their fish coolers into the room and they leak. Anyway, we're in the middle of our spring deep cleans, so #1 is... More

Mahone Bay
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We normally rent a house in Cape San Blas, but was in Port St Joe to check the area out. We stayed 2 nights at the Dixie Belle. I had booked there after seeing the reviews and they did allow our bigger dogs. Which I thought was nice of them. The room we where in was not clean, would never... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
michelada28, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

I'm disappointed as well. My housekeeper Karen and I pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms. The carpets are vacuumed each day of your stay and vacuumed, sprayed with disinfectant + damp mopped after each departure. We give special attention to the pet rooms. They are steam cleaned on a regular basis and as necessary in the meantime. We... More

Crystal River, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The only issue I had was the rooms are very tiny BUT in reality how much time do you actually spend in the room...so I'd have to say it was great an very clean...really enjoyed thanks for the experience

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
michelada28, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you and I'm glad you mentioned the size of our rooms, because that could be a factor for other guests and they need to know if our rooms will work for them. More

Port Saint Joe, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you are planning to make a trip to Florida. Consider this motel. Great staff, Super friendly, calm friendly environment. I had high expectations for this trip. I have been blown away. this has turned into one of the greatest vacations I have ever been on. minutes from two of the best beaches I have ever been on and I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
michelada28, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

Wow, It's always good to hear of exceeded expectations, however I'm realistic enough to understand that the Dixie Belle had only a small part to play. The Forgotten Coast is awesome to people who have never experienced the old real Florida. More

Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Older place, small rooms, very clean and works perfect for us. We stay here when we visit our son that lives in the area, so we send little time in the room. The staff/owners are very friendlly. Have stayed many times and never an issue.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
michelada28, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

You describe the Dixie Belle very accurately. I like people who understand when they book a room here that we have limitations compared to newer, chain motels. We're a mom & pop, doing our best to give our guests a clean, comfortable place to stay. More

BAY MINETTE
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I was in the area recently doing timber appraisal work and stayed for several nights at motel. Since I own my own company, I am always looking for a simple, clean, and quiet place to stay. The local owner was very nice and helpful. I really appreciated that my room AC was running and room cooled when I checked in.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
michelada28, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that we were able to give you the amenities you needed. We cater to fishermen but often have business people and working men and hope we provide what you need at good prices. Thanks. More

Clearwater, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I needed a reasonable place to stay in town for real estate shopping. I scoped out all in-town accommodations & rates. DB was exactly what I was looking for. Even when I can afford ‘pricier’, I always prefer a clean little place where I can park my car at my door, no frills, private, local-owned (not corporate). Our room was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
michelada28, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

It's people like you who make us realize that our efforts here are appreciated. Thanks so much for your feedback. More

Dawson, Georgia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went down for an 'ole Florida trip, ate and stayed at several mom and pop places, those places that we are losing coming and going. We stayed here on a Saturday night, enjoyed sitting outside and chatting with other travelers. Place was clean, colorful, beds were comfy. No frills or fluffs. It was also quiet considering it is on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
FLMmcd, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

One of the benefits of staying at a Mom & Pop is the camaraderie between guests. They tend to be like minded people and the atmosphere is generally conducive to socializing. Our deck and charcoal grill is a popular gathering spot. More

Cullman, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We went to Port St. Joe for a quick weekend, just as a getaway and attend the Scallop and Music Fest. We wanted a clean place to sleep and shower, we didn't need a pool, fitness room, and conference rooms. The Dixie Belle fit the bill. We stayed in room 10, which is a king bed room. The bed was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
FLMmcd, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this review

It always pleases me when people have a good experience at the Dixie Belle. As for my brusqueness, I apologize. At age 70 taking the Jersey out of this Jersey girl is difficult. More

Been to Dixie Belle Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dixie Belle Motel

Also Known As:
Dixie Belle Hotel Port Saint Joe
Dixie Belle Hotel
Address: 3155 West Highway 98, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Port Saint Joe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Port Saint Joe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dixie Belle is a clean, quiet, safe slice of roadside America. Owners, Dan & Michele McDonough are always on property. Rates are very reasonable and vary with the seasons. November through February are bargain months.Although built back in the 60's and a bit small by modern standards, the rooms all have small fridges, microwaves and coffee. ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dixie Belle Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Dixie Belle Motel to your Saves list