to its historic role as the premier lodging in Livingston, the Murray is
a gathering place for locals and visitors. It's
a good place to meet friends or make some new ones.
2nd Street Bistro Restaurant
One of southwestern Montana's
premier restaurants, the Bistro has an extensive wine list and gourmet meals
served in a sophisticated and yet warm atmosphere. Open every night, the
Bistro can also provide room service.
With live music and authentic
atmosphere, The Murray Bar is a popular spot for locals, visiting celebrities,
and travelers. Photos of fly-fishing successes line the walls, and bands
from all over Montana and the country love to play here.
Facilities for groups (weddings,
reunions, business meetings)
The Murray has wireless
Internet and a conference room for business meetings. Wedding parties, family
reunions, and business gatherings alike often book a block of rooms. The
Murray's congenial atmosphere and its in-hotel restaurant with a function
room make it perfect for groups.
Our Place in History
Since its grand opening in 1904,
the Murray Hotel's guest registry has been more like a who's who of
history and Hollywood. Celebrities such as Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane
have graced the threshold of what was once "the" elegant railroad hotel.
The Murray was also home to Walter Hill, son of railroad tycoon, James J.
Hill. More recently, colorful personalities like motion-picture
director, Sam Peckinpah, rented what had been the largest suite in the
place, built originally for an heir to the Burlington railroad fortune.
The Queen of Denmark once spent
the night, but her impressions went unrecorded. Humorist Will Rogers and
his buddy Walter Hill, must have been satisfied. They liked the place well
enough they tried to bring a favorite saddle horse to a third floor suite,
via the hand-cranked, 1905 Otis elevator.
To this day, Livingston attracts a steady stream of
writers, musicians, and movie stars.
The Murray Hotel Today
Murray Hotel has been carefully groomed to be one of the hottest tourists
destinations in North America. All the pieces are in place for a great getaway:
a century-long reputation, close proximity to world-class recreation, and
Like any good hotel, the Murray has a personality of its own, a thing
as tangible and real as its marble stairways, yet as hard to define as music
or an aroma.
Think about it. When you check into a motel, you wonder
if the TV works. When you check into a hotel, you wonder who you might see
there. At the Murray Hotel in Livingston, Montana, it could be almost anybody.
Celebrities have been stopping here for 90 years, sharing space and rubbing
elbows with the cowpokes, railroaders, and other travelers that provide a
hotel's life blood.
Take a look inside: