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Murphys Historic Hotel

Hotel or Motel
Murphys Historic Hotel – Jay Hernandez

The Murphys Historic Hotel's 4-star Restaurant is known for award winning prime rib, steaks to order, famous fried chicken, rack of lamb and fresh seafood. Appetizers, salad dressings, soups, sauces and desserts are all made in house from the freshest ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 9pm. Open holidays. Relax in our Saloon as the miners did after a hard day of panning gold! The Saloon is open from 11am to late.

Driving Directions

Murphys is located in Calaveras County, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park (about 150 miles east of San Francisco). From the west, take State Highway 4 east (from Angels Camp) approximately 12 miles to the town of Murphys, and turn left at the "Main Street" exit. The Murphys Historic Hotel is located in the center of town, on the west side of the street. It's a landmark - you can't miss it! Access from the east is via Highway 4 through the towns of Markleeville and Bear Valley, in Alpine County. It is approximately two hour’s drive from Markleeville, and 45 minutes west of Bear Valley. Highway 4 between Markleeville and Bear Valley is CLOSED during the winter months due to snow; check with the California Department of Transportation for current road conditions: (800) 427-ROAD (7623). If you need more specific driving directions, please give us a call. We will be glad to direct you!

Eco-Friendly Notes

Our historic rooms are the same as they were in 1856 i.e. no air conditioning!

The hotel has always been a tourist stop and continues to be the gateway to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Bear Valley Mountain, and several caverns. The hotel is surrounded by specialty shops, 18 wine tasting rooms, art galleries and restaurants. The Murphys Historic Hotel specializes in conferences, banquets, family gatherings, company events and weddings.

Lodging Style and Amenities

The historic hotel is a step back in time. The Murphys Historic Hotel features 29 rooms, 9 of which are in the original historic building, which was built in 1856 and is recognized by the California Senate as the "Oldest Continuously Operated Hotel in The State, celebrating its 154th Anniversary on August 20, 2010."

All nine rooms are furnished with period antiques and have shared baths to keep with the ambiance of 1856. These rooms are named after our famous guests Mark Twain, JP Morgan, Black Bart, Susan B. Anthony and Horatio Algier. The Presidential suite that Ulysses S. Grant stayed in has the original bed from the time of his visit.

The remaining 20 rooms are our modern lodge rooms, located directly adjacent to the Historic Hotel. All 20 modern rooms have In-room coffee, flat screen cable TV, direct dial phones, Wi-Fi, iron and ironing boards.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals are welcome in our patio dinning area.


Season Open

Year round


Rate Range

$89.00 to $135.00


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business


Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast

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