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“Nice and affordable spot - with breathtaking gulf view”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Governor Motel

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El Governor Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mexico Beach
Munich, Germany
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“Nice and affordable spot - with breathtaking gulf view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

It is not new and stylish, but you will find everything you need. We booked an apartment room: balcony to the oceanside, cooking facility, freezer. Just nice. We spent 3 "Ocean-Days" there, waking up with the gulf, going to sleep with the gulf: great. Room was clean and no traffic noise to hear. A supermarket is nearby, the beach is clean and sandy.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hattiesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

My nieces and I wanted to be ON THE BEACH. This was the perfect spot. The room was ok. The bathroom is small for 2 college girls and their "stuff". But we would highly recommend it. Great location!!! And extremely helpful staff.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Georgia
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We were between El Governor and the Annex Saturday and were so aggravated with the guys that rent the jet ski's it was awful! We will never go there again I was under the impression the beach is an open beach for the safety of humans the El Governor needs to claim from the start of their building to the end PRIVATE. Our 3 year old grandson was playing right behind our chairs when one of the guys came and moved his toys so this other kid could for some reason bring the jet ski right close to where we were sitting next our 5 year old granddaughter was building her own sand castle in front of where we were sitting when once again here they came she had to get out of their way so they could ruin her castle and for what!!! They never was anyone ridding the dang ski's while we were there it really seemed they did this just to run us off. Well they did not run us off that day but we will not be harassed by them again but if they hurt or kill someone I hope Mexico Beach will do something about this!!!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Gordon, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed here for a few days in the annex and it was great. We have never stayed in the actual hotel and probably never will because we liked the annex so much. Just walk out your door and there is a small area of grass with pic-nic tables, grills, adirondack chairs, wooden swings, tiki hut and of course the beautiful ocean with white sand. We grilled out and went out to eat. Really enjoyed our time here and can't wait to return. Quiet and relaxing. Also love the pool area. Every time we went to the pool it was my husband and I and maybe a few other people or just us! Also had a full kitchen in our room which was convenient! If I had had my pillow, mattress, and dogs from home it would have been perfect!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lindale, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

First time we have stayed here in about 12 years and the rooms have really gone down. Carpet is filthy, white socks or bare feet don't stand a chance. We had to buy house shoes just to keep our feet clean. Mattresses had stains on top and bottom. Bathroom tub was cracked. We found some bugs in some sheets in one of the drawers, they all appeared to be dead and probably not bed bugs. Most of the light bulbs were burned out. The television didn't work for 2 days and they finally found a replacement. It will probably be another 12 years before we stay here again. We usually rent a house on the Beach, but unable to find one.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

El Govenor Motel is a nice place to stay while in Mexico beach, Florida. It sits right on the beach and all rooms have a private balcony, as well as stove, fridge, and microwave. The staff is both friendly and courteous and helpful. No breakfast is offere, BUT if you are going to stay awhile, go down to the supermarket and buy your own breakfast makings. All dishes and utensils are provided in the rooms. Saves a little money doing this. All in all, a nice place.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ringgold, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Great location, nice view of the Gulf. Room was spacious and clean, quite and everything worked. On site resturant and breakfast would have made this a five. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.Don't know if all the rooms have a refrigerator like mine but that was nice. I didn't need to drive to eat.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: El Governor Motel
Address: 1701 West Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456
Region: 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:
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