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5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Governor Motel

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El Governor Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mexico Beach
MOULTRIE, GA
1 review
“The best place to stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2009

This motel is fabulous. I Loved my stay at the El Governor. When the review says oceanfront, you can't get a better view than what the El Governor has. my fiance' and I had the best time. I highly recommend this Hotel to anyone. This Hotel will not let you down.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Waterloo South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2008

This is the best place we have ever stayed. My husband and I made our first trip to Florida and wanted to see the gulf. We lucked up on a fabulous, clean room with full kitchen and views to die for. Everyone on the staff was absolutely nice as could be. We felt closer to our great God than ever! God is great and so is this hotel!! Way to go!! We will be back maybe for July 4th, hear they have a great fireworks show. Regardless of when, we will be back!!

  • Liked — The location and views and the laid back gulf coast feel!!
  • Disliked — We couldn't stay longer!!
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2008

A beautiful Sunday drive became an impromptu overnight at the El Governor motel. At $100/night walk up rate for a king, it was a fair price for the room and the location- right on the beach!

First, you must understand. Mexico Beach is small, quiet and laid back- just the way folks like it around here. If a hot bikini pool scene is what you seek, keep driving. Beautiful white sand beach, clear, clean water with a decent surf (we were extremely lucky, the Gulf is not known for their waves) and a magnificent sunset where on our list of "must haves".

The building is older- late 1960s/early 1970s and it shows. It is well maintained, and the bed, linens and furniture were clean and not abused. Think "old style" Florida beach, folks.

Would we stay again? You bet! Hopefully for a few more days.

  • Liked — Location, location and need I say, location. Coffee in the Gift Shop was a treat at 6am.
  • Disliked — Perhaps we could have used a few more towels.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2008

it was great balcony overlooking gulf/kitchen/clean/very good price//suggesst for you to go to Killer Seafood to eat great food and great prices simmering sauce

  • Liked — everything
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Wetumpka, AL
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2008

For the past several years, we have made Mexico Beach our only vacation destination in Florida. Although the El Governor is an older hotel, it is very clean and the views are spectacular. Each room has a balcony overlooking the beach. Our room had two double beds and a kitchenette. It is a very safe place to stay, also. The staff is the best and makes a good cup of java (complimentary). If you decide to vacation here, be sure you have breakfast at Sharon's Cafe. The pancakes have a special topping. You'll have to just order them and check it out for yourself. The staff at Sharon's will make you feel like you're sitting in a friend's kitchen with a great cup of coffee. We enjoy Toucan's, the Port St. Joe Marina (Dockside Cafe), and the ice cream shop in Mexico Beach (I believe it's called Scoops Up). If you want to relax, definitely make Mexico Beach your next vacation spot.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — I have no complaints!
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2008

My husband and I have been going here for 6 yrs. now,Ever February, We love It ! You can not ask for a more friendly and
just a laid back atmosphere,Even the Restraunts,Little Shops
everone has always been so kind to us,I plan on us returning year after year!
Rita & Bob,Kentucky

Stayed February 2007
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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2008

We just returned from a 3 night stay at the El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach, Florida. It was a very good value for a simple, no thrills property. We had a private, ocean front balcony, king bed, small fridge and a microwave. We were so close to the beach we could hear the waves from inside the room. The room appeared clean and the employees were pleasant. Mexico beach, Florida is VERY QUIET, not much to do, but if you want small town peace and quiet, long walks on the beach and time to read a good book, this might be a good choice. The new Marina in nearby Port St. Joe is a nice place to visit. We had some good massages at the day spa in Port St. Joe. Apalachicola is a worthy day trip as well. P.S. if you stay at the El Governor there is no need to get a room any higher than the 3rd floor for a great view, there is only 1 old, slow elevator.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: El Governor Motel
Address: 1701 West Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Mexico Beach
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in 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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