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“Robbed of a great vacation”
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El Governor Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mexico Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 June 2005

We had heard great things about Mexico Beach and were not let down. The town was great. The hotel is another story though. It only took 45 minutes on the beach the first day there for us to be robbed. Most of our cash, jewelry, and even our hairdryer were stolen. Worse still is the fact we were accussed of master minding a scam. Not only were robbed of our possessions but also of our dignity. Come to find out there is an ongoing investigation against this hotel and their "wonderful staff". It seems this type of thing tends to happen on a regular basis at El Governor. If it came down to staying at El Governor or never having another vacation I would gladly accept the later.

  • Stayed: May 2005
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33  Thank Himes4
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Reviewed 15 October 2004

This July was our first trip to Port St. Joe. We booked accommodations at a hotel on Rt 98, the beach highway. Upon arrival, we found our room was dark, dingy, with mold in the shower and cobwebs in the windows. Yuck! The room was so bad, we gave up our deposit and went looking for a different hotel. By good fortune, we stopped at the El Governor. They had a clean, comfortable, gulf front room with an efficiency kitchen available at a reasonable rate. We stayed at El Governor for four days. We totally enjoyed the experience. Beautiful beach...friendly staff...We definitely would return!

46  Thank maineiac027
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Reviewed 12 July 2004

Going to Mexico Beach, Fla. seemed a reasonable ambition for my family of three for an extended July 4th. holiday. We spent seven days at the Gulf View Motel, then shuffled over to the El Governor Motel for three more days.
The Gulf View Motel is located on Hwy. 98 with easy beach access across the street. The rooms are relatively small, with seperate bedrooms, each with a twin-size bed. The living room has a full-size refrigerator and a stove (the oven didn't work in ours). A microwave oven was reluctently brought in to remedy that. Telephone use is limited - 10 minute calls (when you can get a line), no call after 10:00 PM and no messages taken. Our house-sitter was laughed at when she said that she was calling from out of town. It's no frills and unfriendly service at a bargain basement cost.
The El Governor motel is located on the beach with comfortable rooms and regular housekeeping services. Each room overlooks the beach and Gulf from a private balconiy. A full-size refrigerator and stove (with working oven AND microwave) compliment the accomodations. Prices are competetive, not outrageous. The pool and bar are cozy and convienent after a slow, hot ride down the elevator; an incentive, I suppose, to take the stairs. The person providing security was a bit overzealous in his treatment of those younger than him who weren't on a tight leash held by a parent.
On July 4th., the barge from which the fireworks were shot anchored just off-shore from the motel. The reflection of colors on the water provided a truly magnificent display.
If you are looking for a wild and exciting time at the beach, go to Panama City. However, if you are a chronological adult who enjoys a beautiful, uncrowded beach with clear water and good fishing, Mexico Beach just may be the place for you, - even on a budget. They call the stretch of Gulf where Mexico Beach is located "the Forgotten Coast." For the life of me, I can't understand why.

106  Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 19 August 2014
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Martin K
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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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