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Murphey's Motel

51493 Highway 395, P. O. Box 57, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed at Murphey's Motel several times -- basically, every time I come to the Eastern Sierra Nevada. It is located conveniently in Lee Vining, right by the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The rooms are relatively small, but are very comfortable and clean, and are also equipped with in-room coffee machines and mini-fridges. The management is friendly and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for 4 nights while touring the area. The motel is very comfortable--nice beds, microwave and small fridge, good water pressure, clean, and in our second-floor room, a really nice breeze with all the windows open. We used the AC at night just to mask road noises. The owners are very friendly and live on site. You can walk... More 

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lovely motel , very clean and spacious and reasonably priced, plenty of parking and places to eat nearby walking distance. Free wifi although slow because of mountains. Clean towels every day. Our room came with kitchenette and fridge, small store 5 minutes walk away

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night prior to a backpacking trip in the Sierras. We called ahead to let them know we were running late and the key they left for us was exactly where they said it would be. Our room was very clean and well kept with comfortable beds. We didn't hear much noise coming from other rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed here for one night but really liked it. The motel has a rustic charme with wood everywhere but this really fits in here. Even though it is rather old, everything was perfectly clean and the owners tried everything to make us feel at home and to make us enjoy our stay. We would come again!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here after spending two nights in the Curry Village tent cabins. This was the same price per nice, and a lovely stay after the tent cabins. It was great to have a fridge and microwave, and we told them that we would be checking in late and the key was exactly were promised. I highly recommend this...Lee Vining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here the last three times on the way to Yosemite. The staff is pleasant, helpful and knowledgable. The rooms are clean with the upper level offering great views of Lake Mono. A great stopover.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely night's stay here on route to Yosemite. The room was spacious and clean and it had everything we needed. Wifi was a welcome bonus, but like others have mentioned, it was a bit hit and miss, although given the remote location, that wasn't surprising. The bathroom was nice, although the shower head was really low. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

When you gonna visit Yosemite in summer there not a lot of options to stay at with reasonable price. That's one of them. Maybe it's not the cheapest one, but good enough. Room was spacious and clean. Bed is ok. Bath is in good conditions. We stayed on the first floor and sometimes it was a little bit noisy because... More 

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Oakland Gardens, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There are only a handful of hotel options in Lee Vining....even fewer with A/C....and this is one of them....of course....it was in the 50's during the 2 nites we were there, so we ended up putting on the heat....either way, you control the air thru the wall unit.... Shower had great water pressure,...and everything was clean and comfortable.... The entire... More 

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