We spent Thanksgiving in Murphys, California, staying at the Murphys Historic Hotel, located in the center of town, close enough to walk to almost all of the wine tasting rooms! The name says it all...'historic.' There is a quaintness about the place...150 year-old place, much of it maintained in the same condition as it was 150 or so years ago. We didn't stay in one of the original rooms, altho we're told they are kept in their original conditon...no moddern amenities (TV, internet, air conditioning, bathroom, etc)...and, if the saloon is busy, we're told it is pretty noisy there; we also didn't want to share bathrooms. The newer rooms (built in the 1950s or 1960s, I think). The room was dated, but comfortable...although the heater sounds like a jet engine when it wakes you up at night. WiFi was pretty weak (almost nonexistent) in the room, so my wife had to do some of her schoolwork in the bar area where WiFi was working). We had Thanksgiving dinner in the hotel restaurant...the food and service were outstanding. The selections were varied and delicious. Highly recommend the restaurant...even our breakfasts were super (ah, I'd think again about the smoked trout eggs benedict...I'd trade the fish for smoked salmon!)
I'm giving it a three because the place is so dated...the people working there were all super!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Murphys Historic Hotel is the longest continually operated hotel in California. The Hotel was built in 1856 and we try to keep our nine historic rooms as close to that time period as possible. If you are to stay within the Historic Hotel you are without T.V., Phone, A/C, and of course a bathroom... but how often do you get to share a shower down the hall? You may bump into a ghost while enjoying a little piece of history. We also have twenty modern hotel rooms that have been improved more recently with new T.V.'s, Beds, A/C's, and Windows. We do have plans to remodel all bathrooms but Rome wasn't built in a day. We also have a full service restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner 365 days a year along with a full service saloon. The Murphys Historic Hotel is also within walking distance to over 20 different wine tasting rooms and our community park. While you are here please let me know how we are doing. We hope to see you soon!Sincerely, Brian ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Murphys Historic Hotel Murphys