The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
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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.
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This was recommended to me by UCR. I am usually a bit sceptical about faux architecture pretending to be something it is not - but have to admit I was impressed by the quirky/bombastic features. The hotel trys to be upscale but I found it too restrictive. Its the first hotel I have ever been to where bookings for breakfast are compulsary (btw there is a vey good breakfast bar next door) and I thought that refusing my reequest for 2pm checkout was a bit mean (so i speant 4 hours at LAX ahead of red eye to Europe)
Sitting in the patio send me back to Italy. Everywhere you look beautiful greenery and architecture. the staff friendly and the rooms steeped in California history but not old and doggies. Very lux. Perfect for the day or a romantic week end.
for full effect when you stay here even though the Mission is not on the cover of Hotel California, maybe it should have been. The neighbors won't mind a little mid-tempo 70's soundtrack with the mission bell.
Like the Hearst Mansion, a medley of every revival style from Spanish to Moorish to Mediterranean to Mission. Similarly don't look too close or you will see the building standards are a bit shoddy. No fuss, no musty smell though. A medley of curios, bells, old pianos, presidential memorabilia and collectibles - traces are everywhere from everywhere in this happy home away from home.
Records and recollections of the smooth SoCal style of the Beverly Hills Hotel which actually made the iconic album cover.
Very tasty eats on premises, not overly pricey too but cramped gym and a full 10 min for hot water in the shower. All part of the experience.
Your Mission, if you choose the accept it, is ... everything, you did, want to try it.
The Mission Inn is less than 5 miles from my home but any chance I get to get stay at this incredible hotel, I take it! The historical arcitecture transports me tevery time another time and place in our world. I dont feel like Im in my home town. Each room is unique and beautifully decorated. The environments throughout the hotel are exquisit yet inviting. There is a sense of history, romance, and mystery around each coner... and there are a lot of corners. Thats another thing I love about this hotel. Its not square.
There is so much beauty, depth, and texture in every space of the property that is perfectly situated in the midst of downtown Riverside. While there may not be a lot to experience in Riverside, the Mission Inn is located 45-60 minutes from the ocean, dessert, mountains, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Great location, great year round weather, and to top it off, excellent service. We often will come down for an evening of dinner and drinks at one of their restraunts or just to walk around and soak up all the beauty of the Mission Inn.
First, let me say, if you're going to book a room here, you can look at other sites to see what is available, but when it comes time to booking the room- I highly recommend calling the hotel. Many times I was able to get a better rate and better room just by talking to someone at the hotel
The suites are pretty much well known and the prices for a suite can be a little high for a weekend getaway. The other rooms, Deluxe, Raincross, Glenwood, and Mission are more likely what people are going to experience. (I recommend looking at a Google earth map of the Mission Inn to see what rooms I am talking about)
The Deluxe rooms make up the 1st & 2nd floors (Actually 2nd & 3rd, the ground floor is not counted as the 1st floor) These rooms mostly make up the U shape around the pool. Most have balconies, they can have a pool view or street view. Each one of these rooms looks a little different inside, especially the corner rooms. These rooms are the least expensive. These rooms are a good deal, when its not Summer and the pool isn't packed with people.
The Raincross rooms are good when you'd like a nice view of the hotel's architecture. They are mostly 2nd & 3rd floor rooms overlooking the Spanish Patio area (East &Northeast part of hotel, 6th & Orange street). The rooms looking into the hotel are usually better than those looking out onto the street. Watch out, some of these rooms overlook the pool, they're ok, but the ones surrounding the Spanish patio I like the best. I think the ones that overlook Orange street, many of them have patios. Once again, each room is a little different, depending on its location. I like these rooms because you can get a good view and a patio balcony for a good price.
The Glenwood rooms are mostly on the third floor and very spacious. I believe a majority of them overlook the Spanish Patio from the front door. The walkways in front of the rooms are usually pretty wide with lots of potted plants. There are a few 2 person tables to enjoy some coffee or drink above the Spanish Patio just outside many of the rooms. I've never stayed in a Glenwood room, because I always thought it was worth spending a little more to get...
The Mission rooms are now my favorite (after any of the suites). The Mission rooms are mainly on the top floor (4th floor) and the furthest back (up against 6th Street). Some of them face the Spanish patio (Author's Row) and face 6th street when looking out the window. The better rooms are near the Amistad suite (the very northern part of the hotel). These rooms have a small two person balcony that you can walk out from the bathroom. They have high ceilings and very spacious. This area also seems to be very serene, except when a wedding party is traveling through. (The Amistad suite is also know as the Honeymoon suite, so wedding party goers can be an issue on Saturdays during the Summer). The odd number Mission rooms are along 6th street and are the better rooms. The even number overlook the Court of the Orient and don't have any balconies.
The Mission room I got is probably the best Mission room you can get without having to pay for a suite. It not only had a high ceiling (20+ feet high) but it was in the shape of a dome. It didn't have any murals like the other suites, but still nice. It had a small balcony off the bathroom and a small patio off the bedroom (8'x8'?) The patio had a small table and two chairs to enjoy breakfast or just relax. The patio is enclosed on all sides by a 3 ft wall, so you can sit outside on the patio and have complete privacy. I can't think of any other rooms (besides one of the suites) that you have such a private patio outside. There is a counter and sink outside of the bathroom and another counter and sink on the inside with the toilet and shower. This is great when someone is putting on make up and you need to take a shower. There is a non-functioning fireplace, plenty of closet space and a very comfortable bed. This Mission room is my favorite.
When you set your room reservations don't forget to make breakfast reservations at the Mission Inn Restaurant and dinner reservations at Duane's. The food here is really good. It can be a little pricey, but I think its wroth the price to know you're going to eat something great, get great service and can walk around the hotel or just back to your room afterward. I don't really like to drive around Riverside far from the hotel to look for something to eat, especially at night. For me, its worth staying on Property to eat and drink.
Definitely make reservations to take a tour of the hotel, mornings are best, usually, due to smaller groups. The smaller the group the more you can see. Especially if its a mid week reservation. If its a Saturday, you might not get to see the St. Francis of Assisi.
Casey's cupcakes are good, but pricey. I got a few different one's just to try them out and splurge.
I went there the last weekend of the Festival of Lights (Jan 5/6, 2019) and while it was still a little crowded, not as bad as Christmas Eve- New Years week. They don't offer self parking during the festival, only valet parking.
I've been to this hotel multiple times and plan on going back again. The service, food, and the architecture are something I don't think I'll ever get bored of experiencing. I highly recommend staying here.