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“Very Relaxing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dunbar House, 1880

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Dunbar House, 1880
Ranked #3 of 4 Murphys B&B and Inns
El Dorado Hills, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

We were looking for a quick getaway from the Sacramento area so we stumbled upon The Dunbar House B&B. We are sure glad we did.

Booking a room was very simple. We spoke to a very nice woman on the phone who confirmed everything with us including how we like our breakfast and at what time. We arrived and couldn't be happier with the location. It is perfect. Walking distance to everything. After an afternoon nap, we had reservations for dinner at Murphy Hotel. NOT RECOMMENDED. Dunbar staff recommended the Italian restaurant and I wish we would have listened.

Anyway, the room was wonderful, the amenities were great, the staff was awesome, the breakfast was incredible. We even got to dine with the owner and her family. What a fun time.

I highly recommend this B&B and I will be going back for sure.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
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77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

The Dunbar House is the first Bed and Breakfast that has gotten pretty much everything right. Our breakfasts looked like they came off the cover of Gourmet Magazine and tasted great. Clearly time was spent on the appearance of the table and the food. A piece of art. None of the usual self served granola and bagels. The Chef served us and explained the meal.

Complimentary wine, beer, and a cocktail hour snack in your refrigerator in the evening. All replaced every day. Coffee at your door when you get up. Real coffee...

The rooms were very comfortable. I can't think of anything you would want that wasn't already in the room that I may have needed. Details and more details, all given a close attention to detail.

Beautiful yard, wonderful breakfast or evening cocktails. One of the few B & B's that I would go back to.

Room Tip: The house was built in 1880. I would pick a room upstairs or a room without a bedroom above. True...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

We were off to the "gold country" for a spur of the moment weekend trip, starting out in Murphys and heading north during a very quiet late February weekend. Though I don't generally care for B&Bs, the Dunbar House was a very good choice, with a perfect location right off Main Street and its many quaint shops and restaurants. Though the inn itself met all expectations in furnishings and decor reminiscent of its architectural era, the real standout was the unsurpassed service--and delicious breakfast--offered by the friendly, helpful and warm Nicole, a well-informed local who epitomizes the best in hospitality. Highly recommended!

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orange, California
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

The wife wanted to stay at a B&B, so I chose this hotel because it is a B&B and well rated. It was in February last year mid week and we had the place to ourselves. It is next to Main St. for us to walk to and easy to get around town. Perfect location, great breakfast, very very nice landlady (don't remember her name) she was always at your service, friendly and highly informative.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Elmsford, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

After a hectic but fun wedding, I stayed at the this wonderful inn for a few days. As a single woman I was at first a little hesitant about staying here as I assumed that it was a romantic retreat for couples. However, I was pleasantly surprised that this inn was perfect for me! I was impressed with the warm reception from the owners, enjoyed having breakfast (absolutely delicious!) with the other guests, relaxed in the warm and comfortable surroundings, took a short walk to town a half block away and mingled with the locals. Nearby there are wineries and a National Park. The amenities and hospitality at Dunbar House were terrific and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get away. I look forward to another wonderful visit!

Room Tip: Definitely Sugar Pine!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albany, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

All the comforts of home are considered at the Dunbar House! Of course, the rooms are always immaculate; the light gourmet breakfasts, wine selections, and afternoon appetizers divine; but it's the thoughtful touches placed throughout the house and the warm welcoming staff that makes this place so special. Awake to coffee at your door, and go to bed with a hot tea (or candies from the hutch) . And if you've forgotten anything, don't be surprised to find it in the well-appointed room, or in a basket just outside your door. The Dunbar House is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful retreat while visiting the wonderfully friendly Murphys area — and not have to worry about a thing!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2011

We felt so welcomed and really enjoyed our recent stay, the gardens are just lovely with nice spots to relax in. The inn keepers were warm and could not be more accommodating. The food was delicious and well executed, we will return on our next visit to California.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Dunbar House, 1880
Address: 271 Jones St, Murphys, CA 95247
Region: United States > California > Murphys
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Murphys
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our AAA 4 diamond B&B has 5 cozy Victorian King or Queen guest rooms with private bath/showers. Cedar & Sequoia each have a 2 person Jacuzzi, and in-room or private patio dining. Each room has a Norwegian gas burning stove, Direct TV, flat screen TV with an available DVD collection, personal amenities, and a private refrigerator provisioned with bottled water & beer, appetizer plate and a complimentary bottle of local wine. Fresh baked cookies daily. Enjoy our full country breakfast in our charming dining room or in our beautiful gardens. Plan your romantic getaway today! ... more   less 
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