El Governor Beachfront Resort

El Governor Beachfront Resort

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End rooms have views over the water and also on the side
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The back of the annex walking towards the pool date on picture wrong February 2017
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#1 of 3 motels in Mexico Beach
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.0
Service
4.2
Value
4.0

Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Mexico Beach does not have to be difficult. Welcome to El Governor Motel, a nice option for travelers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at El Governor Motel offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator.

Guests of El Governor Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a pool and a poolside bar, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Travelers looking to enjoy some cheesesteak can head to Mango Marley's. Otherwise, you may want to check out a diner such as Sharon's Cafe.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Frost Pottery Garden (0.9 mi) or Mexico Beach Public Pier (1.0 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

El Governor Motel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Mexico Beach.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
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BicycleCat wrote a review Nov 2023
Seattle, Washington39 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent choice in Mexico Beach. We loved that our room had a full kitchen with everything needed to cook meals including dish soap and dish towels. Also a full size refrigerator. Everything is new, beds and pillows are extremely comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Librarian/Farmer wrote a review Oct 2023
St. Louis, MO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just perfect! Nice new room—actually everything is brand new. Large window & balcony overlooking the Gulf in each room. Seconds to the beach. Easy check in, friendly staff. Restaurants nearby, brochures in the lobby.
Sunsets are spectacular & we saw a falling star one night. Parking is good & free. We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Johnnie P wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the El Governor RV Park and had the best time. The park was an excellent RV park too stay at. Very clean and well located. The staff were super friendly and nice. Will be going back in April. It is located right across the beach.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lori B wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I called and reserved a room on Nov. 6 for the nights of 11/14-15. I called to cancel yesterday because of family issues. Anyway, they would not refund my deposit because i didn't cancel within 7 days of arrival. I DIDINT have a reservation 7 days out but they are so sorry no one told me. I really hope they enjoy that lil $200 because they will never get one cent from me or my family/ friends who visit the area frequently. This is on top of the last stay in September when they wanted $10 to service our room. The water was turned off at the beach and our room was full of sand. Brooms would be helpful in the pretty new rooms.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bring your own broom.
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Ray E wrote a review Feb 2024
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful weekend celebrating our 40th anniversary at El Governor. The remodel is excellent but still has the same old charm as the past. The staff were very friendly and the room was spectacular. Really special since my parents spent their honeymoon there in 1955.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Gary W wrote a review Jul 2004
Conyers, Ga.33 contributions125 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Going to Mexico Beach, Fla. seemed a reasonable ambition for my family of three for an extended July 4th. holiday. We spent seven days at the Gulf View Motel, then shuffled over to the El Governor Motel for three more days.
The Gulf View Motel is located on Hwy. 98 with easy beach access across the street. The rooms are relatively small, with seperate bedrooms, each with a twin-size bed. The living room has a full-size refrigerator and a stove (the oven didn't work in ours). A microwave oven was reluctently brought in to remedy that. Telephone use is limited - 10 minute calls (when you can get a line), no call after 10:00 PM and no messages taken. Our house-sitter was laughed at when she said that she was calling from out of town. It's no frills and unfriendly service at a bargain basement cost.
The El Governor motel is located on the beach with comfortable rooms and regular housekeeping services. Each room overlooks the beach and Gulf from a private balconiy. A full-size refrigerator and stove (with working oven AND microwave) compliment the accomodations. Prices are competetive, not outrageous. The pool and bar are cozy and convienent after a slow, hot ride down the elevator; an incentive, I suppose, to take the stairs. The person providing security was a bit overzealous in his treatment of those younger than him who weren't on a tight leash held by a parent.
On July 4th., the barge from which the fireworks were shot anchored just off-shore from the motel. The reflection of colors on the water provided a truly magnificent display.
If you are looking for a wild and exciting time at the beach, go to Panama City. However, if you are a chronological adult who enjoys a beautiful, uncrowded beach with clear water and good fishing, Mexico Beach just may be the place for you, - even on a budget. They call the stretch of Gulf where Mexico Beach is located "the Forgotten Coast." For the life of me, I can't understand why.
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maineiac027 wrote a review Oct 2004
Cleveland, Ohio1 contribution46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This July was our first trip to Port St. Joe. We booked accommodations at a hotel on Rt 98, the beach highway. Upon arrival, we found our room was dark, dingy, with mold in the shower and cobwebs in the windows. Yuck! The room was so bad, we gave up our deposit and went looking for a different hotel. By good fortune, we stopped at the El Governor. They had a clean, comfortable, gulf front room with an efficiency kitchen available at a reasonable rate. We stayed at El Governor for four days. We totally enjoyed the experience. Beautiful beach...friendly staff...We definitely would return!
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Himes4 wrote a review Jun 2005
Alabama11 contributions39 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had heard great things about Mexico Beach and were not let down. The town was great. The hotel is another story though. It only took 45 minutes on the beach the first day there for us to be robbed. Most of our cash, jewelry, and even our hairdryer were stolen. Worse still is the fact we were accussed of master minding a scam. Not only were robbed of our possessions but also of our dignity. Come to find out there is an ongoing investigation against this hotel and their "wonderful staff". It seems this type of thing tends to happen on a regular basis at El Governor. If it came down to staying at El Governor or never having another vacation I would gladly accept the later.
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Date of stay: May 2005
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Gernot N wrote a review May 2015
Portland, Oregon3 contributions17 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
All of the great reviews must have been by people that have an interest in the Hotel. I should've followed my gut and listen to the bad ratings. This will be my first and last time at the El Governor, I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt, please don't do the same. As we entered room 325 the musty odor, tattered carpet and hair on the bathroom floor almost made me leave, my wife was tired it was a late check in, so I figured it's only one night, at least the sheets were clean. In the morning I decided to look at the mattress, Christ it's been there forever, as your facing the headboard the right side of the mattress has separated from the top of the mattress, can't imagine what's crawled in, I will say I didn't find any bedbugs. Ok, Ok it's on the beach, I've stayed in cleaner rooms in 3rd world countries on the beach, my impression the local owners are milking this property as much as they can, which is a pity, there is so much potential. This Hotel needs a complete renovation inside and out. I will be filling a complaint regarding sanitation with the Division of Hotels and Restaurants in Tallahassee. If you insist on staying there, get the key and inspect the room, there is a reason they don't show their prices on their web site. I could go on.....drive a little further and stay in Port St Joe..I took the liberty to add 2 photos.
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Date of stay: May 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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lovingmom2 wrote a review Jun 2006
Roanoke, Alabama8 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In June 2005 we planned a last minute trip to Mexico Beach, Florida. We had no idea where to stay. I made reservations at a place which shall remain nameless but when we arrived it was absolutely horrible. I would have slept in our family van before we would stay in that place. We drove down the Road to the El-Governor. Normally they stay pretty booked but they had opening for us. They were so friendly and the location and everything about it was fantastic. We've made reservations to stay there again this year and we recommend it to everyone.
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Date of stay: June 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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EL GOVERNOR BEACHFRONT RESORT - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about El Governor Beachfront Resort
Which popular attractions are close to El Governor Beachfront Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mexico Beach (0.9 miles), Crooked Island Beach (3.0 miles), and Canal Park (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Governor Beachfront Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at El Governor Beachfront Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Governor Beachfront Resort?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at El Governor Beachfront Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Governor Beachfront Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Killer Seafood, Shipwreck Raw Bar, and Mango Marley's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Governor Beachfront Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is El Governor Beachfront Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Mexico Beach.
Does El Governor Beachfront Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is El Governor Beachfront Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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