The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, you’ll be centrally located in Riverside, steps from California Museum of Photography and minutes from Fox Performing Arts Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Riverside Convention Center and University of California-Riverside.
Make yourself at home in one of the 238 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a steam room. Additional features at this Mediterranean hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Riverside? This hotel has facilities measuring 20000 square feet (1858 square meters), including conference space. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
Wow. There are hotels and then there are hotels - hotels like the Mission Inn. A historic gem. Easy to access and easy to enjoy. There are a number of restaurants both within and near the hotel. I enjoyed just wandering around the various arms of the hotel - a fascinating myriad of architectural styles. Make sure to say hi to the Macaws (on display mostly in the morning). Parking is extra in a neighboring structure - so be prepared. The animated clock - looks cool but seems to currently be out of action.
I'm conflicted about this hotel. I want to love it, but the room holds and cheesy fees hold me back.
The hotel grounds are amazing. The views are incredible. The bars and restaurants are great. All the makings of a amazing hotel... then comes the room.
We had a double queen, on the 1st floor. We were supposedly upgraded to a larger room. It was two small separate adjoining rooms with queen beds in each. One of the rooms had a desk with a chair. Basically no seating for 4 people. On the plus side, the beds were very comfortable. On the down side, the walls and floors are paper thin (this is an OLD hotel).
Both rooms shared a very small one butt bathroom, with a decent shower, pedestal sink and toilet squeezed between the two. 4 people getting ready in this bathroom, with no counter space, required patience.
Our room was overlooking the roof with a view of a wall (upgraded?) We were directly over an event center room, which was very loud. One night during the festivities, the picture on our wall was actually vibrating from the DJ below us.
Fees... $8 per day for parking might be palatable for some if not for the $10 per day wifi fee... Seriously? Does a classy hotel have to nickel and dime their customers?
The pool area is small but beautiful. There were maybe 25ish lounge spots for this BIG hotel. We tried to use it, but were aced out. We showed up at 9:45am, and all the chairs and lounges were taken. Go early if you expect to use it.
In conclusion, it is a beautiful hotel. Rooms leave a lot to be desired. Service was adequate. If I come back, I would try an upgraded room. If you plan to stay here, try to get a room on the 3rd or 4th floors.
As a long time former resident of Riverside, I adore the Mission Inn and all that it means to the city. However, once again, we left the Mission Inn with much to desire. First, let me say the hotel is beautiful and definitely a worth while place to visit. On our last visit, we had an extremely noisy room with only 1 chair to sit in (in a room made for 4). This time, there were 2 of us, and we upgraded to a Raincross Room in hopes of having a place to both be able to sit. If you read the description of this view online, it says the room is stylish and SPACIOUS. Our room, although we appreciated the historic value of it, was quite small. A bed, minimal furniture, and again, 1 desk chair. Sit on the bed or don't sit! According to the website, the restroom features, "marble accents, granite countertops, and hand-painted tile floors." Let's see, we had a ceramic pedestal sink with no counter at all, no marble anywhere to be seen, and I highly doubt the tile was hand painted on the floor, but who knows? So for the extra price we paid for that room, we could have saved at least $30/night by being in the deluxe room. Finally, since we had already had one disappointing experience at the Mission Inn, we had received a gift certificate for two adults for Sunday brunch. Unfortunately, it was ONLY good for a Sunday which was nearly impossible for us to make, and unfortunately, there was an expiration date on it. Now, anyone who has ever taken a business leadership class knows the worth of making a customer happy over the worth of having to serve one more waffle and cup of coffee. When I asked if I could please have the expiration date extended, we were told to come back in the morning to talk to the "desk manager". I returned with the gift certificate in hand to the front desk Saturday morning, to be told to talk to the "restaurant manager". I found this person, who had to go then talk to the front desk for a lengthy time, to be told that no, I could only have it extended by turning it in and having a new one mailed to me on Monday. So, here I am, probably in the same position I already was (if I receive a new one) with a gift certificate that will probably be for Sundays only with an expiration date. Thank you, Mission Inn, but you could have easily solved this situation by simply saying, "No problem" and allowing two adults into the brunch. Front desk managers and restaurant managers should be trusted to make that call as a symbol of your hotel's excellent customer service.