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Murphey's Motel

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51493 Highway 395, P. O. Box 57, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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  • Location
    4 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Murphey's turned out to be a good choice for three single women friends as they had a spacious, reasonably priced (for Lee Vining) room with three beds, a large refrigerator and microwave. I was originally a little concerned that there might be a problem with road noise as our upstairs room was very close to the highway, but it turned... More

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Sacramento, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On scenic trips to Mono Lake this is the place of choice. Well kept, spacious rooms, comfortable in all seasons. Make a reservation or arrive by noon. They easily fill up and although there are other places to stay in Lee Vining this is the only one that accepts pets.

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Almere, Nederland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You really pay for the location. The motel is nothing special. The room is a bit old, but clean and has enough space. Breakfast is not included. It is a good location to visit Mono Lake and Yosemite NP (which are both beautiful!).

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Basel, Switzerland
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Murphy's on our way from Yosemite National Park to Lake Tahoe. The room is really large and was clean. The shower head in the bathroom is so low that I had to bend down to wash my hair. The motel does not live up to its room rate.

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Wayland MA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here quite late in the evening but the owner had waited up for us. She gave us very specific directions to our rooms. The rooms weren't fancy but they were clean. The shower was great. It is a convenient place to stay whether visiting Mono Lake or Yosemite. There is a raised outdoor patio with tables and chair... More

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Port Hope, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There is not a great deal of choice in Lee Vining but Murphey's is ... shall I say, 'adequate'. Adequate that is for a bed if you have no other choice. I tried two rooms. The first was about as far fom the office as possible and it appeared as if the 'quality control' did not reach that far: dirty... More

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Ashland, OR
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I spent a couple of nights here on a motorcycle trip down the eastern Sierra. The place is simple, clean, and relatively inexpensive. Making reservations (and then having to change them) on the phone was easy. The check-in was friendly and quick. The room was clean and comfortable, and because I was in the back, away from the highway, quiet.... More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The room was super clean. It was old and outdated. Felt like I was in the eightys. The curtains were thin and the sun came right in. The lights at night outside the door were way bright and with thin curtains it was hard to sleep. I'd stay again because it was quiet and clean.

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Darmstadt, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

First of all, we did not stay there, so can't review properly. Nevertheless, we made a very positive experience with this motel: We made a reservation by phone and found the staff very friendly. Unfortunately, on the day of our planned arrival we had to call at 11am to cancel our reservation, because Tioga Pass had been closed for some... More

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Portland, OR
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25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The room was on the small side, but it was suitable for me as I was traveling by myself. I didn't spend a great deal of time in my room so the size was not really a factor. There are many things to do in the area so the location is good. I don't think there are much better accommodations... More

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

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Murphey’s Motel is a family owned and operated establishment in Lee Vining, California. We are located in the Eastern High Sierra, just 14 miles from the Eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park and minutes from Mono Lake. Our motel is open year round and caters to travelers seeking to enjoy the many wonders close by. ... more   less 
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