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Murphey's Motel

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night at Murphey's Motel in Lee Vining. We were going through in Spring off season so most everything in town was closed. The manager told this to us on the phone when we asked about availability so we came prepared with dinner food and was able to buy breakfast items at the only market a block away....

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found the motel in a web search and were pleasantly surprised--nothing fancy but a good value for the price. Clean and in good condition, with nicer towels and amenities than anticipated. We greatly appreciated the small round table and chairs with a very nice reading lamp. The shower was also quite nice--water was hot and a pleasant shower head. Soft...

Thank Mariann S
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Nothing luxurious, but perfectly adequate. Our arrival was delayed several hours by inclement weather, but we talked to the office and he told us where they leave the keys and advised us to eat on the road since everything is closed by the time we'd be getting there. My only complaint would be the lack of rain gutters. The roof...

Thank VMBear
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The manager at this place, and I would suspect the owner's as well, have no idea how to accommodate their guests or future guests. I went to make a reservation as part of a group, and not only would I have to change rooms on the last night of the trip, the quoted rate was substantially higher for the last...

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

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...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

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
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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 KathiW100
Manila, Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 29 October 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...

Thank John_Ong1114
Reviewed 25 October 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!

Thank Kipper59
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 23 October 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...

Thank Liat G

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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 

Additional Information about Murphey's Motel

Address: 51493 Highway 395, P. O. Box 57, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Region: 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”
John_Ong1114, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back and upstairs are quieter...”
GeekFiddler, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It just looks plain but has everything you need....esp if you're on the go all day!”
roninica, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“second floor rooms are quieter”
JoeD986, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Kitchen Room 40 was very nice”
gawildcats, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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