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Murphey's Motel

51493 Highway 395, P. O. Box 57, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night between Yosemite and Death Valley. The reception staff were friendly and there was no fuss. It wasn't too expensive and the room was perfectly adequate, although nothing particularly special.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Fairly expensive for the quality of the hotel, but this is to be expected given the location (short drive down from the eastern entrance to Yosemite, right by Mono lake, near Bodie ghost town, and can get to Death valley and back in a day). Clean room, fairly large, good free wifi. No breakfast on site, but a couple of... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We were very happy with the motel's location as it offered close access to Yosemite, Mono Lake and Bodie. The staff were very welcoming and the room with a king size bed was large and clean. It had obviously been upgraded and the price for the room was excellent in comparison to Bridgeport. Breakfast was not offered but there is... More 

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Moran, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

New owners took over Murphey's last year and they are renovating rooms each winter. We would have stayed here whether they renovated or not (we like the location and they accept our beagle - she always travels with her bed and crate); but the room upgrades were really nice to see. They've picked nice color combinations, upgraded lighting, installed new... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We rocked up in Lee Vining for a night before heading into Yosemite, we had no plans. We met Joey when we booked a room. As a result of his great recommendations we spent an awesome day driving the June Lake Loop, seeing South Tufa and the evening scoffing buffalo meat loaf in a Mobil garage. What a great spot.... More 

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Well let me first start off by saying this is one of the more enjoyable parts of California that I've ever been to. the motel is very clean located right next to the highway which it sometimes during the night you can hear the traffic. The motel is very clean the room we stayed in number 17 was a kitchen... More 

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Thank Chuck B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Well, choices off-season in Lee Vining are rare that's why we ended up here. We were welcomed by the owner family in a very friendly and warm way, after moving into our room we went back to the office to get some local guidance and got away with the full package on dinner opportunities and best places around Mono Lake,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights with my 90 year old step mom and were in the kitchenette unit which is so nicely set up! CJ and her husband were incredible! They helped answer so many questions we had about Lee Vining area. This was the best and most peaceful vacation I have had in years and I thank our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't have high expectations for this stay. Just wanted a clean convenient location for our Yosemite trip. The motel is definitely showing it's age, but they keep it clean and the front desk agents were very friendly. I stayed for 5 nights. The room, bed linens and bathroom were all clean, there was a fridge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We chose Murphey's Motel because we wanted to visit Mono Lake on our cross country drive to New York. We called to let them know we would be late, keys were where they said it would be. We had no problems parking even though most guests had already arrived. The room was a normal sized hotel room (room 10) on... More 

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