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Calera, Alabama
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed here as family for 2 years at Thanksgiving & love it. The rooms have been updated since last year (fresh paint, new floors). Rooms are basic w/kitchenette (stoves, microwaves, refrigerators). Rooms are clean, great location and great prices. They even have a beach side bar with live entertainment this year. Great value for the money.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was clean. We had refrigerator, stove and microwave. Balcony with great views. Saw man catch small shark from our balcony on last morning there. Recommend to everyone. Live music on Friday and Saturday night at the bar and bank outside of motel on Thursday night. Could basically walk anywhere in Mexico Beach. Love the motel and especially love Mexico...

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Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Governor has weathered thru many storms. It is old Florida style. The beds are fairly comfortable but the best part of staying here is that all the rooms have a balcony with an ocean view. Bring your own pillows, as theirs are not comfy. Nothing fancy here, just the basics...but that view is worth a million!

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Carrabelle, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is inexpensive and you get what you pay for CHEAP. There is a nasty MILDEW smell in the rooms. If that isn't bad enough go out side and get a whiff of the paper mill smell from nearby Port St. Joe. The control burns don't help the smell either. Be careful walking the beach because you might get...

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Covington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decorations were great for Halloween! Weather perfect! Love the Annex! We go there every October! The gift shop was great to shop at! Front desk very helpful even let us check in early! Housekeeper were so nice; would give you anything you needed!

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Thank Roger T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Older establishment with some modern conveniences such as flat screen tv and wifi. Cleanliness was fair. With large number of check outs and people waiting to get a room, things were often wiped in a cursory manner, leaving obvious streaks and missed spots around the toilet bowel base, toilet seat, tv, counters etc. Porch chairs were plastic, old and very...

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Thank Allan M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mexico Beach Florida is a family oriented destination between Port St. Joe and Panama City Florida. It is a wonderful place for families to enjoy their summer vacations if they are looking for Gulf of Mexico beaches that are clean and pleasant to splash the day away in. Our extended family vacations there for two weeks in the middle of...

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Thank Calvin V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this hotel for proximity to a wedding we were attending. That same weekend was a motorcycle rally at the hotel. It was a great hotel, it has an old Fl feel, no glam and BS. The room was clean, every room has a balcony overlooking the gulf. Great staff, enjoyed the tiki bar and slept like a rock,...

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Buena Vista, Georgia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were disappointed in how outdated it was. Except the flooring which looked new and was very nice. Having our own private balcony was nice and hearing the waves crash all night was amazing for me. Kept hubby up though. I did ask for a room on ground that when i opened my door I was standing in beach sand...

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Palm Bay, Florida
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our first time stay at El Governor and enjoyed every minute. Got their early and our room was ready. Room was spacious and very clean. Great view from the balcony but who needs a balcony when the beach is at your doorstep. Great cozy bar with live music on Friday and Saturday. There is also a nice pool and the...

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Amenities

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

Additional Information about El Governor Motel

Address: 1701 West Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456
Region: 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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“All rooms face the Gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles 194stevej, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't know if there is any bad rooms. They all are on the beach with balconies. Can't ask for better than that.”
 of 5 bubbles 880sheryls, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“5 floors available with a one story annex. We enjoy the higher rooms with views of the beach in each direction. All rooms are beachview.”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have elevators so might as well get top floor for best view”
 of 5 bubbles d0nnitaw, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The annex is charming but pricey, the main hotel is best price except for the slow elevator. Annex has no private balcony, main rooms do.”
 of 5 bubbles Engelbert30184, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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