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Murphey's Motel

51493 Highway 395, P. O. Box 57, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Murphey's Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oakland Gardens, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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WSM, United Kingdom.
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst this isn't the smartest Hotel I have ever stayed in, I did enjoy my stay and the staff are very pleasant. The room was clean, if not old fashioned, but in some ways that added to the charm. We were on the top floor, up a wooden staircase that had seen a lot of use - but it added... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the family room (1 queen and two twin beds) overnight on our way from Las Vegas to Yosemite. Very comfortable room and very friendly reception. We also visited the Tufa on Mono Lake which were amazing and a must see if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

▪️Location: In town near the few restaurants and shops. (Lee Vining is close to Yosemite NP Tioga Pass and Tuolomne Meadows.) ▪️Exterior: Rustic lodge and motel look and feel. ▪️Interior: Our room was clean, had been modernized and renovated. Lighting was especially bright. Bed was comfortable. New modern aircon/heating system. Owners have put recent money and effort into the very... More 

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Hudson, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

So, the sign says 'Contemporary rooms'. This is very true. This was not our first choice, but when I checked with the first place, they didn't take dogs. Murphey's is dog friendly. The hotel and rooms are old, they still use regular keys. But the room is very clean, and the beds were extremely comfortable. It is right on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Murphey's definitely rates 5 stars for Lee Vining. My wife, dog, and I stayed here for four nights. Even though it's located right on Hwy 395, road noise was very minimal and nights were peaceful. Staff is VERY friendly and will go to any length to fulfill any request. Beds aren't brand new, but linens are immaculately clean. My wife... More 

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Cochrane, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice big rooms, very very clean and well kept hotel. Very nice owners who take pride in their business. Nice little deck outside to have coffee in the morning and close proximity to Yosemite Park is perfect

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The room was clean, nice to look at. I specifically asked for a quiet room ..and I could hear bumping and thumping from an adjacent room plus loud talking.....and..before 8 in the morning I realized they had put me....next to the laundry room! H-E-L-L-O!

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Bolinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

An old fashioned motel right on 395 in Lee Vining. Very reasonable price, comfortable, and spotlessly clean. Nice couple who run the motel. Dog friendly. Coffee shop next door. Close to Mono Lake and the eastern entrance to Yosemite.

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Western Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Murphy's was perfect for us. We travelled from San Francisco to the Mono area for a day of ice climbing near June Mountain. We stayed at Murphy's for one night and it was only 20 minutes from our destination in the morning. The owners are very nice and accommodating even if you arrive after the office is closed. I would... More 

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