We were on our way from from Tahoe to Yosemitee and found there was an old gold rush town that was still alive with a vibrant main street and historic inn recommended in Lonely Planet book, we were not disappointed. We stayed in the Daniel Webster room (historic rooms are named after famous people that stayed there) which has a iron balcony overlooking the side street, old iron shutters. The room was very clean, staff was great. The historic beds are a little small, if you're over 6'2" you may be a little cramped, but these are period beds.
There is paranormal activity reported in room journals, we did not witness any of that, but also avoided the Thomas Lipton room, which has the most reports and has apparently been studied.
Bar downstairs had good apps and decent drink selection in what seems to be the original saloon with subtle neon and HDTVs to bring it up to date. Price was sub 100 (89) on a wednesday night, which is the same price as the new section, so if you can live with sharing a bathroom/shower with the folks on your floor and not having a TV in the room, you're sure to enjoy the stay here.
Good food options in town, we ate at Grounds across the street and had a great meal, both for the vegetarian, carnivore and everything in between.
This Inn may not have all the amenities, but is a great stay, if we ever pass though again, we're sure to look it up.
- 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