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Murphey's Motel

Highway 395, P. O. Box 57, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Murphey's Motel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Darmstadt, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Reno
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122 reviews 122 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I think out of habit I just check "hotels" when researching TripAdvisor and don't click the "specialty lodging" or "B&B" options. As such, I didn't notice Murphey's Motel on the listing, which made me nervous. But since the town was booked, and this was the last room, we took a chance. But once in the room I fired up the... More

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London,UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I think this is an ideal motel for a one night stay. For the price we were not expecting luxury. We had a ground floor room, we could her noise from adjacent rooms, but this did not keep us awake. the bathroom is very basic, the sink was in the same part of the room as the bed. There were... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Wonderful, large room, very clean, very nice and friendly staff. Stayed two nights, great sleep, lots of rest, close to Yosemite. Lots of places for meals within walking distance. Very quiet . Overall a really good experience. Would highly recommend it to any one spending a few days in Yosemite.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This motel, as most in Lee Vining, are directly on highway 395. There is regular "Big Rig" truck traffic during the night which sounds even louder over the parking lot into the rooms. The room was clean and the beds were ok. We were so tired that the thought of sleeping in Bodie became attractive. Yes, it is convenient to... More

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Rapperswil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I was there for 3 nights and I slept very well indeed. The room felt warm and welcoming. There is a fridge and a kettle to make your coffee which is also offered by the motel. Plenty of power plugs to charge up your electronics. I felt very much at home there.

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Sandy, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Murphey's was our first stop heading west on a 2 week road trip from SLC. Just a one nighter prior to entering Yosemite and then on to the coast. We picked Murphey's because it looked like a nice clean place and because it was pet friendly. Also because we knew we'd only be staying one night and wouldn't be looking... More

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UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights to visit Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, and also the surrounding area e.g. Bodie ghost town and Mono Lake. Lee Vining is conveniently located for all these places and, for a very small town, has a good choice of restaurants, a good store and useful information centres. We had a room a bit... More

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Mercer Island, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had a large room with kitchenette. It was the last one they had available on a Saturday night. The room was sparsely furnished with a TV that sort of worked. No breakfast but Nicely's nearby is good. The bed and bedding had seen better days. We got to our room via a very dirty hallway and stairs. The motel... More

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Additional Information about Murphey's Motel

Also Known As:
Murphey`s Hotel Lee Vining
Murphey`s Hotel
Address: Highway 395, P. O. Box 57, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Location: United States > California > Lee Vining
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Lee Vining

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