Fodor's Expert Review Murphys Historic Hotel & Lodge

457 Main St., Murphys, California, 95247, USA

Mark Twain, John Wayne, Susan B. Anthony, Ulysses S. Grant, and the guy who invented Lipton tea are among the past guests of this 19th-century throwback in the heart of Murphys that's intriguing more for its place in history than the pedestrian experience it delivers in the present. The nine accommodations in the original building, each named for a famous past guest, deliberately lack modern amenities like televisions, Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms; the modern motel-style addition lacks charm but merits consideration for its proximity to shops, restaurants, and tasting rooms. Don't miss the old-time saloon, with a multitude of mounted animal heads.

PROS

  • historic ambience
  • old-time saloon
  • proximity to shops, restaurants, and tasting rooms

CONS

  • original building lacks modern amenities
  • newer building has motel feel
  • restaurant can be noisy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Lively
Countryside
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 209-728–3444 | 800-532–7684

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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