My wife and I along with our daughter, son-in-law and grandson (5 mo.) stayed in room 15, the Daniel Webster room, for one night. (Kind of a creepy looking guy really!) This room is upstairs right over the saloon so we were told it would be noisy until about 2 AM, and we took the room with that in mind. Our goal was to enjoy the history of the place and the noise actually added some of that old west ambiance we were looking for... well, maybe not the jukebox, but you get the idea.
When we first entered the hotel we were greeted by a very friendly staff member and were checked in very quickly. This staff member recognized us every time we came back down to the lobby, very good customer service!
We had breakfast in their dining room which was excellent and the service there was also prompt and friendly. Can't complain about anything except maybe a bit on the pricey side.
Oh, the ghost thing. My wife had to use the... ummm... facilities in the middle of the night. And since this is an old historic hotel, the bathrooms are shared, at least for the room we got. She put on her sweater, took the room key with her to open the bathroom, went in and put the key in her sweater pocket. When she got up and turned around to wash her hands she saw a key on the window sill. She took a closer look and noticed it was for room 15. She then checked her pocket and the key was missing. I understand from talking to one of the staff members that it is a common thing to have items moved. Just a neat experience, adds to that old historic ambiance!
Overall I would have to say this was the funnest stay I've had at any hotel lately. I can't wait until we can go back and stay again, this time for more than just one night! Maybe next time I'll take some ghost detection equipment along, I mean, what the heck, might be fun!
- 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