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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has an ideal location very close to Mono Lake and Tioga Pass. I would say the price is a bit higher than i would have expected being that it's not modern by any means. Still, it has all the main essentials like a bed, warm shower, wifi and parking right in front of the room so can't complain... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night in Murphey's Motel Lee Vining. It was a little bit on the expensive side for what we got I felt. The rooms were very clean, the cooking facilities were very well kept and clean. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

Thank TheLittleFerret
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stay for Lee Vining. Very friendly management. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Had wifi in room but it was very spotty. Great location for getting to Mono Lake, Bodie and the Tioga Road entrance to Yosemite. Quiet, even though on the main drag through Lee Vining.

Thank Kathleen W
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

We werent planning on doing on overnight here as we were just driving through Yosemite from SF to LA and had taken so many picture stops on the picturesque Yosemite that it had been too late to drive. We had hopped from one Hotel to another as this was an unexpected cost in our travel and had been given their... More 

Thank John_Ong1114
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Sopped just on the chance that there would be a room - luckily there was. Very clean and comfortable. Staff very helpful and friendly. Lovely area - will definitely try to get back there for longer in the future. Near Lake Mono etc so ideal for a roadtrip!

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

We actually ended up here as this was literally the last available room in the city. Walked in the room and were pleasantly surprised - huge rooms, seems like they were renovated not too long ago. Location - around the block from Mono lake, easy drive to Tioga pass (which is where we were indeed headed). Good selection of stores... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

I've stayed at other properties in Lee Vining and the surrounding area. This is the best value. The property is a bit dated, but the amenities and furnishings are fine. The host is very helpful and friendly. The wifi is great. Even though the motel is on the main drag, it was very quiet. There is a small grocery store... More 

Thank K W
Berkeley, California
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is minutes from Tioga Pass, Mono Lake and many beautiful spots. The room is clean and spacious, and the owners are very nice. The burger place accross the street is excellent, and there are a couple of decent places to eat in walking distance. I will definitely come back!

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Shoreline, Washington
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

My husband and I stayed one night before a trip to one of the High Sierra Camps in Yosemite National Park. We've stayed here once before many years ago. The rooms have been upgraded since then, and the current manager is extremely friendly and helpful. We purposely chose a room with one bed, which gave us more space to spread... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

I hope to return here....I stayed on the east side of Yosemite for part of my travels then came across Tioga Road and stayed here for about 3-4 days...close to Tioga Road, Mono Lake, Bodie NP, June Lake, etc etc....a nice little room with a bed, small table and fridge, sink and bath w/shower...plus they had a community room very... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Murphey's Motel

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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“ground floor would be great”
 of 5 bubbles John_Ong1114, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back and upstairs are quieter...”
 of 5 bubbles GeekFiddler, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
“It just looks plain but has everything you need....esp if you're on the go all day!”
 of 5 bubbles roninica, Sep 30, 2016 | Read review
“second floor rooms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles JoeD986, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“Kitchen Room 40 was very nice”
 of 5 bubbles gawildcats, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
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