Murphys Hotel – Hotel Hell Update – Open or Closed in 2022?

Is Murphys Hotel still open in 2022?

Current Status: >> OPEN <<
(keep reading to learn what happened)

Season: 2 | View All Season 2 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: September 9, 2014
Murphys Hotel Address: 457 Main St Murphys, CA 95247
Murphys Hotel - Hotel Hell Update

Episode Recap

Murphys Hotel was a Murphys, California hotel featured on Season 2 of Hotel Hell.

Though the Murphys Hotel Hotel Hell episode aired in September 2014, the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place much earlier in 2014. It was Season 2 Episode 8 of Hotel Hell.

Murphys Hotel is a historic hotel located in Murphys, CA.

The hotel is named after the location, it’s not named after a person named Murphy. I’ve seen some people write this as the Murphy’s Hotel Hotel Hell episode, but there’s no apostrophe because the name is not possessive.

I’m going on a little rant here. But yeah, it’s Murphys Hotel and not Murphy’s Hotel.

The hotel is the neighborhood’s oldest building.

Murphys Hotel is a registered landmark and has housed many affluent people, including former presidents.

Friends Bryan Goss, Kevin Clerico, Joel Lacitignola, own the hotel.

The trio has only owned the hotel for less than one year at the time of the Murphys Hotel Gordon Ramsay visit.

The bar is a part area, and hotel guests are kept awake most of the night due to the noise levels.

When Gordon arrives, he is impressed by the hotel and its landmark status.

Conetha Smith, a staff member of the hotel, informs Gordon there are sixteen wine tasting rooms around the hotel. 

Conetha thinks the problem with the hotel is the management.

She has even seen the owners giving inappropriate dances.

Gordon is taken to the presidential suite where President Grant had stayed.

A tour group enters while Gordon is there, and Conetha says that has happened to a paying guest. 

Gordon heads down to the dining area, which is very pink.

While down there, he meets with owner Bryan who has deemed himself an employee of the month.

Bryan is Gordon’s server, but he can’t remember the specials, so he has to go back to the kitchen.

Gordon thinks the food is terrible and has Bryan try it, who agrees it tastes awful. 

Joel meets Gordon in the dining room, where Gordon finds out that the owners have not tasted the food or done anything regarding the hotel.

That night there is a party outside the windows of customers’ rooms. How are people supposed to sleep at a hotel with that going on?

It’s not much better in the restaurant.

Gordon stays to look in the kitchen and finds cross-contamination and moldy food.

The owners remain to clean the freezer, which they claim they clean every two weeks but end up joining the party. 

Gordon is shown to be still awake in the middle of the night due to the noise.

He looks for a quieter room, but instead, he finds a drunk and rowdy Bryan.

They move Gordon to a ‘modern’ room, but he can still hear the noise and hates the decor, saying it is far from modern. 

The following day the staff meets with Gordon.

The team complains about the owners and says they are unprofessional.

Kevin threatens the employees’ jobs when he drinks.

Bryan steps up to take charge, and his co-owners agree with this.

Gordon and Bryan meet to make sure he is ready for this responsibility. 

The renovation team works overnight to make the hotel look amazing.

The lobby is new with an online reservation system.

Gordon also makes sure they divert guests from the presidential suite when the room is occupied.

The dining room is no longer pink, and the rooms have been updated.

The relaunch is a success, with the customers loving the new rooms and wine menu. 

Murphys Hotel Update - What Happened Next?

Now that we’ve recapped the Murphys Hotel Gordon Ramsay visit, let’s talk about what happened after the Hotel Hell visit concluded and Gordon Ramsay left Murphys, CA.

Overall, there seemed to be some mixed reaction to the changes from Gordon Ramsay.

A lot of people loved the new look and changes, while some regulars missed the old food and environment.

Is Murphys Hotel from Hotel Hell still open?

As of 2022, Murphys Hotel is still open and serving patrons in Murphys, Ca. The hotel has good but not great reviews, with a 3.5 star rating on both TripAdvisor and Yelp.


If you’re in the area and want to book a visit, you can do so via the official Murphys Hotel website or some third-party booking platforms.

The historic rooms cost around $100 per night if booked during the week or ~$130-$200 if booked on a weekend.

The modern lodge rooms can be cheaper or more expensive depending on the room. For example, a basic single queen room will cost you around $145 per night on the weekends.

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Last updated: 2022-02-19 07:56

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  1. I was just there May 29,2022. The lobby looks exactly like the before shots. They still had the same wall paper and purple furniture. I have no idea how Gordon Ramsey made it look like he redid it when it looks the same. Has anyone else seen it since the show episode? How can this be?It looks to me like nothing changed since Gordon visited Murphys.

    • That made me really curious so I did a little digging. It looks like what happened is that the new owners decided to restore the “historic” decor. Wouldn’t have been my choice, but to each their own LOL.

  2. They went back to the old flea market furniture? 🤦🏼‍♀️
    Me personally, I wouldn’t change anything that GORDON RAMSAY had done. The man is an internationally recognized genius, for Pete’s sake!!

  3. I spent my teenage years around that area and at one point I lived on that same Street and even worked there briefly as a teenager doing the laundry there and I think after around the year 2000 that whole county went down the crapper. Most of those “Flat Landers” have ruined what that area used to be. It was great in the 90s. This show actually saddened me watching these ignorant people taking over things there.


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