Murphey's Motel

Highway 395, Lee Vining, California, 93541, United States | Condo
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This condo, located on Highway 395, Lee Vining, is near Tioga Road.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Murphey's Motel Lee Vining

    Loved it!

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    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 it!

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    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.

    Make sure you get an upstairs room!

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    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.

    Very friendly owner, but only open till 8 pm. We had to race down 395 to make it there; a bit stressful.

    MAKE SURE you get an upstairs room. The people above us decided to get up at 6.30 and wander around and around for an hour - resulting in loud squeeks from our ceiling. Terrible!!

    The price is good and, yes - the Mobil gas station south of town does have surprisingly good food but a strange atmosphere. Nicely's Restaurant is alright for breakfast as well. The gift shop to the left had super friendly service and the 76 gas station prices 20c/gallon below the other two. (Only worth mentioning since gas prices in Lee Vining are 30% above those in less rural parts of the state.)

    Mono Lake is definitely worth a visit and the setting is awesome with the Sierras rising above the tranquil lake setting with majestic tufas. Lots of Kodak moments here!

    For $58 night what would you expect?

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    We had a lovely stay at that motel and the managers were very helpful and friendly.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Murphey's Motel Lee Vining

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    Travel Blogs from Lee Vining

    Eight more miles

    A travel blog entry by cale-and-becca on Jun 20, 2014

    1 comment, 21 photos

    To Toulumne Meadows! We spent the night at the Lyell Fork bridge and enjoyed a nice early evening. Though we only hiked 16 miles the day before, it had drained us in a significantly noticeable way. The sleep was well needed. Once again, though we only have eight miles ahead of us, it is a long thought. There is a double edged phenomenon of "the homestretch miles" in that they ...

    Day 19

    A travel blog entry by lynbertram on May 08, 2014

    1 comment, 7 photos

    ... was a photo op for pictures of El Capitan which is the largest single piece of granite known, Half Dome which had snow on top and Clouds Rest. Bridalview Fall was our next photo stop. All the falls in Yosemite flow into the Merced River. Three hours here.....lots took shuttle buses around the park while some walked the trails. Poor Sue wasn't well so we left her asleep on the bus. Had ...

    Yosemite or Bust

    A travel blog entry by pugetview on Sep 27, 2013

    2 comments, 22 photos

    ... Lake via 12,000 foot Mather Pass. 11 miles. Much easier terrain than yesterday. Felt strong. Dad struggling a bit with back and shoulder pain. Pretty, sunny morning made meadows and reflections beautiful. Nice walk down fork of King's Creek. Rested there, then began pleasant, gradual ascent toward Mather, four miles on. Followed King's Creek in pleasant canyon, trees thinning, as always, and stopping altogether at ...

    Yosemite Valley

    A travel blog entry by ksdeldridge on Sep 21, 2013

    1 comment, 24 photos

    ... Our canyons are picturesque and understated. Yosemite just screams raw power. Because of the rain, Half Dome was hidden in cloud but we hope to see it tomorrow when we go back. El Capitan was magnificent and we spotted three separate climbers bivouaced in tents attached to the vertical cliffs 2000 feet above the valley floor! Bridal Veil Falls was beautiful but Yosemite Falls was dry :(. Maybe it won't be after today's rain as it BUCKETED ...

    Into the Sierras

    A travel blog entry by keralajs on Sep 10, 2013

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    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 ...