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“Museum, local history, and a tour of a famous hotel”
Review of Mission Inn Museum

Mission Inn Museum
Ranked #4 of 45 things to do in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nonprofit Museum and Foundation which preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Do not be confused by the name. The Mission Inn is a local landmark and a national historic landmark and has always been a hotel, never a mission. It has a very interesting past and has entertained many interesting and famous people. If you are in or near Riverside, CA, then I recommend visiting this beautiful, and huge, hotel to take in the museum and go on the 60 min. walking tour conducted by a docent.

The architecture is amazing, and after the tour you can go back into the hotel and wander around all the nooks and crannies and balconies and upper tiers until your hearts content. And if you thirsty after that you can stop in the Presidential bar for a beverage or eat at on of their restaurants while sitting in the beautiful palm studded patios.

Kelly's Spa is also located in the hotel, and if you're looking for a day spa experience, this is it! Very reasonable prices for the services available.

The hotel tour is $13.00 ($12.00 for AAA). You can also wander around without the museum for free and then walk around the hotel on your own. But you might not be able to see the stunning, and I mean totally stunning, St. Francis Chapel that is wall to ceiling Tiffany glass work!

Enjoy your day!

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

The museum is small and informative, but the hour tour of the Inn is well worth the 12 dollars. The tours shows many of the areas not open to the general public

Thank Flyerno.one
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Mission Inn is a wonderful place. It is a beautiful building, and it is especially lovely at Christmas time. My family enjoys it!

Thank Erin D
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Mission Inn Foundation's museum provides the public with a wonderful historical perspective of Riverside's history. Unfortunately it needs more space to fulfill its ability to display more of its collection. Right now it is a little gem offering just a teaser of possibilities. Hopefully, the hotel can help to provide or find more space close by. The museum can be a big draw for the Hotel as well as a magnet for school children to learn about there community's history.

2  Thank adwrd
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

What a fabulous place, especially during the holidays. It's like being transported to Old Germany. The Sunday Champagne Brunch was beyond wonderful. It was worth the trip itself, but the scenery...you could just walk for hours trying to take in all the Christmas you could handle. I am so glad I had an opportunity to experience this historic place along with all the prvious Presidential visitors - a definite Must See!

1  Thank jas333333
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