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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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Hudson, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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West Sedona, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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