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“Dixie Belle -- a whole lot of laughs”
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Dixie Belle Motel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Port Saint Joe
Reviewed July 20, 2008

Where do I begin?? OK, so this was the only hotel we could find in the area for our weekend vacation. When we got there, the room was filthy. There was dust all over the walls and the sheets felt less than clean. We later discovered a large blue wad of chewed gum on the bed post, a small dead crab on the floor, duct tape holding the tiles of the kitchen floor together, and a small brownish-red stain on one of the blankets (it seriously looked like blood to me). When we would walk around the room, our feet would turn black from all the dirt on the carpet and floor (which caused us to say "I have Dixie Belle feet" whenever we needed to clean our feet off). The whole thing was so awful that we really had a lot of laughs at the motel room's expense, haha. It provided a lot of entertainment! Also, the TV was way across the room from the beds (I would say about 15-20 feet away) so that you could barely see it; and the phonebook was from January 2003!!! Also, the owner was less than friendly. When my friend asked her if they change the towels out (since we were staying 2 nights), she rudely replied "no, we don't usually." But hey, we survived. If you want a good laugh and don't mind roughing it, then yes I would reccommend the Dixie Belle. If you want a relaxing, enjoyable stay, then no I would not.

Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed June 27, 2008

Very old facility. Beds and bathroom were clean, but carpet was filthy. We had to move to another hotel after only one night because we couldn't let our great grand child crawl on the floor. We did one time, and his hands, feet, and knees were black like he had crawled through burnt engine oil. There was only a shower in the bathroom, no bathtub to bathe him in. Don't expect a refund if you're unhappy with the room...no refunds.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 16, 2008

we were not impressed. very small room. woke up the next morning to see mice running around on the floor.was not satisfied and was charged for a second night although we checked out the next morning we had planned to stay longer.I left a pair of shoes behind after checking out and went back to get them the next day and they said they did not find them. would not recomend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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FLMmcd, Owner at Dixie Belle Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2008

I so regret the possibility that a field mouse might have gotten into one of our rooms. We kept the room closed for 2 days following their departure & couldn't find any evidence of the critter. Not to say that there wasn't one. It's always a possibility here in Fla as well as our guests home state of Maine.

I promise, however, that I did not steal the lady's sandals.

We still pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and we provide photos of our rooms on the website as well as full and accurate descriptions.

We encourage you to make your own determination and welcome your comments.

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Reviewed August 31, 2007

Was recommended by Half Hitch Tackle as a fishing persons motel. The room was clean with a comfortable bed. There is a grill for community use with a chiminea, internet access, fish cleaning area and friendly and informative staff. The price is very reasonable and we'll definately be back.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2007

We've stayed there twice in the last 2 years and the it's great...very clean, friendly staff...all you need in a room. The price is great. If you want tons of ammenities, this area of Florida probably isn't for you anyway.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2007

We always enjoy staying at the Belle, her rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, and the owners are so helpful and friendly.
We are always updated on fishing trends and hot spots and appreciate it so much. We will go back often.

Kurt and Julie Schultz

Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed April 30, 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dixie Belle Motel

Address: 3155 W Highway 98, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456-4826
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: $40 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dixie Belle is a clean, quiet, safe slice of roadside America. Owners, Chris and Marla Kenney are always on property. As is Manager Kasey Davis. 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 
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