Constructed in 1937, the historic Murray Hotel in downtown Silver City originally had 52 guest rooms, and in 1949 an addition increased the hotel’s occupancy with 48 more rooms. Proprietors Kurt and Julianna Albershardt are restoring the Murray to the prominence of its early days.
Originally built by the Ryan and Murray families of Grant County, the grand, five-story hotel was the tallest building in Silver City and remains so today. First opened for business in 1938, with 52 rooms, storefronts, a dining room, coffee shop ( home of the patent pending: Best Coffee Maker, and bar, the hotel expanded in 1949 with the addition of a ballroom and 48 additional guest rooms. The Murray is now open with 48 guest rooms – an additional 28 rooms are expected this year.
Today, completely refurbished rooms maintain a retro look, historic and comfortable feel. The building is equipped with all new state-of-the art mechanical and electrical systems and is expected to use about a quarter of the energy it previously required. The 75-year old building has maintained its original Streamline Art Deco style, while bringing the guest experience up to 21st century standards. In the center of Historic downtown Silver City, room occupants have a variety of interesting downtown views. The Murray has Queen Rooms, King Rooms and Suites available.
The revival of the Murray Hotel is great news for long-time residents of Silver City, the original owners, and visitors to Silver City from all over the world.
200 West Broadway Street
Silver City NM 88061