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“Clean, kid-friendly place”
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El Governor Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mexico Beach
Georgia
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Clean, kid-friendly place”
Reviewed 15 December 2011

We stayed at the El Governor in June with our grandchildren. We found the room very clean and the kids loved the balcony facing the ocean. The in-room kitchen was very convenient and had everything we needed. The beach was beautiful. The kids also enjoyed the pool, which is small, but a place to take a break from the beach. There are some drawbacks: the lobby is very small, elevator is very slow, public areas could be kept up better. But the children loved it. Mexico Beach is a small, safe beach town, very "old Florida." For a family vacation, it's a good location and El Governor is a good choice.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Barnesville, Georgia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2011

We visited Mexico Beach and stayed at the El Governor over the Thanksgiving weekend. I was a bit concerned because we were to late to get an Annex room after reading reviews. We ended up with 3rd floor King room.

The room was better than I expected. Room size was good, the balcony overlooking beach was great (every room has one). Room was very clean, bed was comfy, service at front desk and cleaning was helpful and pleasant.

But what I really liked (other than an unbeatable location directly on the beach) was a very good shower. Although fittings were a little older looking, everything worked well. In fact, it is hard to remember a better shower except at far more expensive places. Excellent water pressure and hot water available every time we tried it--even with a completely full motel.

The only downside was a small TV (19" maybe a bit larger). Decent channel selection. But we did not go to watch TV so it wasn't that big a deal. We went to enjoy the uncrowded beach, mild weather (70s during the day) and a relaxing weekend. And that is exactly what we got.

Parking can be crowded when motel is full, but we were able to find a spot.

All in all a very good beach motel, quiet and restful--just like Mexico Beach.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Port Richey, Florida
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46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2011

It's an average hotel room, but right on the beach. Of course, the gulf view rooms have an excellent sunset view. The elevator is hot and maybe the slowest I've ever ridden. Need to reserve early if any kind of event or special occasion is going on.

Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Norman Park, Georgia
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

GREAT place to stay when you visit Mexico Beach FL. All the rooms face the gulf and it's reasonably priced.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Perry, Florida
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

The location and the beach make up for anything the rooms lack. The room (in the annex) was nothing fancy but clean and had everything we needed - we were there for the beach not the room. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Governor Motel

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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El Governor Mexico Beach
Mexico Beach El Governor

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