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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Thank Joe P
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 26 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
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 15 October 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...

Thank K W
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 10 October 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!

Thank GeekFiddler
Shoreline, Washington
Reviewed 3 October 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...

Thank JD-94-travels

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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
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”
 of 5 bubbles John_Ong1114, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back and upstairs are quieter...”
 of 5 bubbles GeekFiddler, 9 Oct 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, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“second floor rooms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles JoeD986, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Kitchen Room 40 was very nice”
 of 5 bubbles gawildcats, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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