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I left the hotel in Utah, passed through AZ, filled up with gas and crossed the semi-desert of Nevada and arrived in California. No wonder I can't remember which state I am in let alone which city. I am at Murphey's Motel, Lee Vining, CA at the outskirts of Yosemite National Park. I met a couple of ladies from Missouri that are here to camp at …
... breasts, what we can only guess is her personal outlook on life: "Reality is a Prison."
While in motion she fills our cups from the giant pot of "cowboy coffee" which she has readied over the blessedly warm wood fire, ablaze in the old stone fireplace. This she does because the generator comes on at 7, and the cafe opens at 7. The first round of coffee must be made without the help of electricity.
As we headed due west toward Yosemite, the Sierras came into view, with clouds and an eerie orange glow above them. Could this be smoke and a reflection of flames from the fire? It seemed much too early for a sunset. We were of course eager to get into the park, but our campground reservation did not begin until the next day, so we stayed at ...
... melt, so are still 'active' in July. Sadly the famous Yosemite falls are no more than a stain on the mountainside at this time of year. Off we went. Thankfully W noticed on our bus a family from Bournemouth who had a son he'd played with at Evergreen. This was a Godsend as it made the journey up and down much less painful, with the three boys gabbling away. When Vernal falls came into view they were stunning: a real torrent with lots of ...
We left the Tetons on Thursday and headed to Rexburg to get the rv radiator replaced. Our appointment was for 3:00 but we showed up a few hours early, stupidly hopeful that they would be eagerly awaiting us. On a whim we decided to go to bear world to see the black bears we had missed at yellowstone and grand Tetons. Luckily bear world turned out to be a hit with kids and adults alike. We drove through a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Murphey's Motel Lee Vining
Stayed here 3 nights from June 29 to 2 July 2006. Great value for money! We had large room upstairs with fridge,microwave,cooker,toaster etc. Bed was great! Very light airy room with air con.We checked in early too and room was already ready I had previously booked this motel direct on their web site and found they were very efficient and quick to respond. There is a nice sitting out area in front of motel where we had some wine and beer and watched the world go by early evening! It's ideal for Yosemite,Mono and Bodie.Had nice relaxed atmosphere and everyone friendly in Lee Vining! Bodie Mike's for food was very good with outside dining. Would recommend this motel!
Loved Murphey's. Great value for the price. The place was immaculate. We had reserved a room with a microwave and frige. When we arrived Nancy the manager handed us the key. She had put us in a kitchenette which was fully stocked. Nancy just puts herself out for her customers. We will go back there. Lot's of photographers staying there so it was fun to pick peoples brains for good places to shoot.
Small, older motel with well-working heater/AC in the room. Bed was fine, shower and bathroom worked good. Parking was fairly close the the room, and the nearby ice machine room also has a microwave and soda vending.
For $58 night what would you expect?
This is a very basic motel with decor from the late 1970s and paper thin floors and walls. However the rate in October was only $58 a night, the staff (of one, apparently) was extremely friendly, and the room and grounds were very clean. I've stayed at the Best Western up the street and prefer Murphys. EAT AT THE MOBIL STATION!!!! Really fantastic food, and the whole town seems to hang out there.
Perfect for 1 night, Mono Lake, Yosemite
Perfect hotel for 1 night; very close to Mono Lake, we stayed here after visiting Yosemite. Rooms are OK. There's a nice restaurant around the corner. Recommended.
Good overnight accommodation
We stayed overnight after our drive on the Sonora Pass from Oakhurst, when the Yosemite Tioga Pass was still snowbound. A good, clean, comfortable room and very helpful proprietor. Lee Vining is close to Mono Lake, which is well worth a visit.
Cheap ,friendly nice hotel
We first tried to spend the night in the best-western hotel. Unless the best-western-people told us it was difficult to find another hotel for 79 dollars we found the nearby Murphey's Motel. With AAA discount we payed about 50 dollars for a little room. We had the choice between 2 rooms but we took the little one.
The people are friendly and willing to help.
Although we spend the most of the nights during our trip in Day's Inn and Best Western hotels this is really a better choice in Lee Vining.
Great location, great motel
We stayed here in June 2003. The staff is very friendly and the motel is AAA-aproved. The rooms are spatious and the bathroom very clean and well mantained. Rooms aren't that expensive unlike the Best Western located nearby.
Excellent place to explore Mono Lake, Bodie and the Tioga Pass (Yosemite N.P.).
An excellant Motel highly reccogmended
We had a lovely stay at that motel and the managers were very helpful and friendly.