Murphys Historic Hotel

Originally called the Mitchler Hotel and in continuous operation since the Gold Rush, the Murphys Historic Hotel is reputedly haunted. The hotel is situated in the middle of charming Main Street and features a picturesque historic saloon and one of Murphys' top restaurants.

Murphys Lodging: Murphys Historic Hotel by Carol Richardson

Murphys Historic Hotel, in operation since the famous California Gold Rush and a National Historic Landmark, includes 20 modern and 9 historic rooms located downtown on Main Street.  Walk to nearly two dozen wine tasting rooms, enjoy boutique shopping, art galleries, museums, and Murphys’ classic creekside park.

Murphys Historic Hotel Saloon

Murphys Historic Hotel’s Saloon | Rick E. Martin

The restaurant decor was recently overhauled by Gordon Ramsay’s Hotel Hell, and was voted Best Restaurant by locals – it’s certainly a favorite of locals and visitors. Wine selections feature local, Calaveras varietals. In warm weather, enjoy your lunch and dinner on the patio overlooking charming, historic downtown. Inside, the saloon has barely changed since the mid-1800s and retains its old west vibe and style.

Murphys Holiday Open House | Maria Camillo

Murphys Historic Hotel at Christmas | Maria Camillo

Keep your ears and eyes open, as the hotel is reputedly haunted. Ask for a tour at the front desk, and you can see where Ulysses S. Grant stayed in the 1800s.

Murphys Historic Hotel is a favorite wedding/special event/meeting venue.

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Innovations in Touirism LODGING winnerMurphys Historic Hotel received the BEST LODGING award in the 2014 Calaveras Visitors Bureau IInnovations in Tourism Awards for for braving Hotel Hell, bringing in more events, building an outside bar and making other upgrades.

Murphys Historic Hotel: On Video


Murphys Historic Hotel is located in beautiful downtown Murphys in the heart of California’s Gold Country. Stay, eat, be entertained and play in a fantastic historic downtown location.

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