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El Governor Motel

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Alexander City, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As already noted in many of the prior reviews, yes, this motel is a older place than what you might find in some of the other beach towns, but it is fairly well kept up and accommodating. The king bed room we stayed in was a standard type room you'd expect anywhere. The floors are nicely done in a good... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the El Governor. The rooms are very clean and are decorated with a cute beach theme. The kitchenette was also great to have. It was also nice to have wood floors in the room. The very best part is the awesome ocean view from the room. I have stayed at many hotels that have an... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is exactly as advertised: clean, convenient, with all of the amenities one needs with no pomp and circumstance. Clean rooms with basic kitchenette, coffee maker, pots/pans and place settings for four (bring your own knife, cutting board, olive oil and spices/condiments if you like to cook). Clean bathrooms, excellent and responsive front desk. I forgot my expensive sun... More 

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Covington
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mexico Beach is the typical Florida Beach scene. The Motel is base in a good area and has a bar and average size swimming pool. The Motel has a unique feature of an annex with two queen beds and a kitchenette. Bring your pocket book full as the average nights room is 180 to 250 a night. The bathrooms are... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just got back from a weeks stay at this little slice of heaven and am already looking at dates for next year. I went down to visit one of my kids who lives in Panama city and did not want to pay the high prices, so I looked around and found Mexico beach and the El Governor. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room needed to be cleaned better there was trash in our room on the floor when we checked in. Other than that it's a great place to stay. Our family stays here every year and has a family reunion. I can't wait until next year.

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Perry, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been Destin vacationers for years but found a little bit of heaven in Mexico Beach without the high prices! Stayed at El Governor Hotel and was pleasantly pleased with the cleanliness, convenience and friendliness of the staff. Located right on the beach cannot get better than that!!!!

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Atlanta, GA
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The best thing about this motel is the location, hands down. All rooms in the main building have balconies overlooking the beach, which is very close. Beautiful! The hotel is old, and don't go expecting luxury. However, the rooms are decent and the kitchenette is a nice bonus. One thing that I would love to see are room safes so... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

If you are a beach person, you will love this hotel and the price! All rooms have ocean view, beach is RIGHT OUTSIDE the hotel. Beach is gorgeous and uncrowded. Rooms are clean, staff is helpful and friendly!

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Armuchee, Georgia, United States
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I booked this place for our first trip to MB because it does daily rentals (instead of demanding a whole week) and has great reviews. I was not disappointed in this place at all. Everyone here is friendly- front desk, gift shop, bartenders, housekeeping... everyone seems glad to have you here. Our room was very clean and had enough room... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about El Governor Motel

Address: 1701 West Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Mexico Beach
Number of rooms: 125
Also Known As:
El Governor Hotel Mexico Beach
El Governor Mexico Beach
Mexico Beach El Governor
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