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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.
Make sure you get an upstairs room!
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?
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Murphey's Motel Lee Vining
Travel Blogs from Lee Vining
... in 1859. Twenty years later it
had a population of around 7,000 and 2,000 buildings, 60 of which
were hotels and saloons. It was large enough that one section of the
town was a mini Chinatown with it's own shops and houses clumped
together. However by 1881 gold was disappearing and the population
began to decline. In 1920 the population was recorded as only 120
people. A huge fire in 1932 destroyed 90% of the ...
... correctly, Tufa is formed by springs under the lake that mix with the lake water and cause the calcium in the water to crystallize into a substance called "Tufa". As the water bubbles out the top they grow into tufa towers that rise up tens of feet above the water. We parked the car and let George out for a minute. Then once he was safely buckled back up we walked down to the lake. The $3 day use fee is covered by ...
... my się do czytania gazetki o parku, którą dostalśmy przy wjeździe. I tu znów odkryliśmy kilka interesujących faktów:
1.W paku są niedźwiedzie
2.Niedźwiedzie moga włamać się do samochodu
3.Niedźwiedzie wyczuwają jedzenie w samochodzie (nwet te najbardziej zapakowane)
4.TU SĄ NIEDŹWIEDZIE!!!
Wskoczylśmy na przednie siedzenia, ...
... I tentatively suggested that they had enough room on their site for a 30 foot RV! Holly (the camp sites named tenant) looked doubtful but readily agreed. So after navigating the circus, blagging our way through the gate and with some fine manouvouring I backed into the free space of unweeded gravel entirely within the boundary of our new friends campsite.
“Ohh no ohh ohh nooo! What is going on?? Oh my god, I can not belive this! Who does this motor ...
We closed up camp and made our way (albeit...verrrry slowly) into the valley. I have been to Yosemite many times..but, maybe never right after the 4th of July...there is a lot of smog that settles or gets trapped until very late at night I guess as it cools it can escape again. It is always the National Park that a is closest to my heart...and because of that it makes me feel ever so sad to see all the dead trees. They say it is bugs...but, I can't help but wonder if ...