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51493 Highway 395, P. O. Box 57, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Western Finland, Finland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Florida, Daytona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Right near Mono Lake and close to Yosemite entrance. This place was sufficient for us and couldn't of asked for a more pleasant stay. The room was clean as well as the bathroom. I would definitely stay here again.

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State College
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The location is great, and the staff were nice. It's very close to Mono Lake, Bodie, and Yosemite, and they accept dogs or I wouldn't have stayed. The price was a little higher than I'd have liked given the room, but I know that's because it's so conveniently placed. If I were in the area, I would go again.

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York, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Recently we were on a trip in CA and needed a place to stay before heading into Yosemite. It was suggested that we stay in Lee Vining. After calling several motels and being told they had no vacancies, we contacted Murphey's and were told they had just had a cancellation. She said they had one room and it was kind... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

From initial contact by e mail, to check in and check out, this motel was very courteous and efficient. It's so handy for Mono Lake and also Yosemite. The room was fine, with everything you would need. Our only problem was there seemed to be a herd of elephants above that stirred at 5 in the morning our second day.....but... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We enjoyed our one-night stay, been there several times before, but this time my wife and I experienced a really hard mattress. Clean, well-lit room, nice walk-in shower with a variable shower head, very clean, but suffered with little sleep because of the hard mattress. And good customer service.

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Irving, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This motel was perfect for our visit to Yosemite. While not in the park itself, Lee Vining is located right outside the east entrance. The motel was perfect for our stay since we needed a safe and clean place to stay after a long day in the park. The motel staff is EXCELLENT! Friendly, helpful, and professional. The rooms are... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Needed a room when I got smoked out of Yosemite. CJ was great, able to get me in a room with a kitchenette earlier than check in time. Very lucky for me!!. The room was clean, very well maintained. The kitchenette was much more than I expected in terms of space and what was available for use. Comfortable bed. Nice... More 

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Kalona, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were traveling in Nevada by motorcycle and cell service in places is sketchy at best. I called Murphey's to ask about room availability for that particular night and got the hotel voicemail. CJ called me back, left a message; and we did that at least two or three times. The upshot of the whole experience was that CJ was... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lee Vining is a charming little town after crossing the majestic Tioga Pass. Mono Lake is the dominant feature in the area but unfortunately this hotel has no views (wrong side of the road). Pros - easy check in, friendly staff and good price Cons - room we had was tucked away at the back and was very dated. There... More 

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Address: 51493 Highway 395, P. O. Box 57, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Location: United States > California > Lee Vining
Number of rooms: 44
Also Known As:
Murphey`s Hotel Lee Vining

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