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Gallipolis, Ohio
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97 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some might consider it "old" or "run-down" but the truth is this is a gorgeous example of an old-west saloon/hotel that is a great place to eat and have drinks! I did not stay the night but know that this is a blast from the past and a must see if you're in the area.

Thank Neal P
El Cerrito, California
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another restored Gold Country hotel, rather like the City Hotel in nearby Columbia. My husband and I didn’t stay there overnight, but we had lunch there as we passed through. The lunch fare consisted mainly of several types of sandwich, but they were substantial (we had turkey with chilis and jack cheese). Soup (we had French onion) and... More 

Thank Lisa Y
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with the restaurant. It took our party of 6 adults 45 minutes for our breakfast order to arrive. Not much of an apology and food was fair. Cool looking outdoor space but not worth the wait.

1 Thank Kitty L

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Bayville, New York
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

great break, off the beaten path, on a long drive down route 49.It sits in the center of a tiny but charming little gold rush mining town. I expected Fes Parker to walk off the front steps. Now I know why Hollywood loved westerns. California was just full of all this history right at their fingertips.

1 Thank warrenjaco
San Francisco
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82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Our room was in the rooms off of the patio. They were fine for our over nighter. The Building and grounds are really cool. Friends had a room in the old building on the street with a balcony you could climb out onto...

2 Thank TiamoItalia
Fort Myers, Florida
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

After doing a bit of research, I've learned that everything about this hotel/bar is haunted. IT'S FREAKING AWESOME!! The room was quaint and historic, obviously. I would come back here just to have a beer and enjoy the ambiance of place. I highly recommend this place, if you are into history at all! ENJOY!

2 Thank James B
Rialto, California
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104 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

During a recent family reunion, we were on our own for breakfast and found the hotel. We enjoyed our breakfast outside. The food was good. The staff was accommodating and helped cousins join us so we could visit. A delightful place to enjoy a meal!

Thank Diane C
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The rooms in this historic hotel are lovingly restored. As expected, rooms are smaller but comfortable, with large windows. Shared bathrooms/shower rooms have been very clean and never crowded (although one historic room has it's own bathroom). We truly love this place. As a spectral skeptic, I thought the ghost stories were just historic hype, but on our stay last... More 

Thank James D
Newport Beach, California
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

After watching Hotel Hell with Gordon Ramsey we were hoping for the best. Our group had lunch on the patio and it was a lovely setting. The staff was really attentive but it took a while for the food to come out. The food was good quality at a reasonable price. We looked through the hotel and bar and sadly,... More 

1 Thank Paki39
Grass Valley, California
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Stopped in for lunch, a beer and to watch the soccer finals. The bartender was great, food was good. We were glad that we had the game to watch because the food took a little too long to arrive at our table.

Thank Heather S

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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 

Additional Information about The Murphys Historic Hotel

Address: 457 Main St., Murphys, CA 95247
Region: United States > California > Murphys
Price Range: $114 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
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“Stay in the main hotel for character - but there's no on-suite so be prepared for that. If you want on-suite stay in the separate building in the grounds - but you lose the charm.”
 of 5 bubbles M7950DNmarkw, 2 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Anywhere but over the bar!”
 of 5 bubbles williamLF, 5 Dec 2014 | Read review
“You will be lucky to get a room at all.”
 of 5 bubbles DrDadrwp, 30 Oct 2014 | Read review
“I like the ground floor units. Luggage to room and back to car is simpler.”
 of 5 bubbles Vladislov, 13 May 2014 | Read review
“If you don't want a noisy room, don't get room 15! It did have a balcony though which was nice!”
 of 5 bubbles GoldCountryTraveler, 22 Nov 2013 | Read review
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