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The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“One of a kind experience!”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

This property is amazing-- eclectic and beautiful architecture, decor, and interior design. There is something interesting tucked away around and in every corner. The historic building, rooftop gardens, statues, detailing, etc are the biggest plus.

Other upsides: Nice location right on the mall.

Downsides: Wireless only in main areas, not in rooms. Service was fine but not super helpful. Pay for parking in a garage across the street. You are in Riverside.

We got a discount rate because we were there for a UC Riverside event, so great value for us. Otherwise it is pretty expensive.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

See picture of chocolate martini at the 54 degrees bar at mission inn hotel.
Delicious!
Vodka and creme de cocoa with a chocolate drop in the glass .
$12 per glass is a little higher than even Las Vegas

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Modern amenities such as an iPod docking station, internet access ,flat screen tv, keurig coffee maker, and bar accompany the spacious rooms of this historic hotel. Rooms have Private balcony, large bathroom& large closet. Cotton robes are provided to guests also.

238 guest rooms and 6 restaurants in the hotel.

old architectural decor, such as heavy wood plank doors, wood beam ceilings, arches, alcoves, window panes, and a window bench add old world Spanish charm.

Clean & smells nice too!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

The Xmas display of over 100 electric mannequins, life size, singing represented Santa, elves, angels and other characters of the celebration. The lighting was unbelievable. We had the "Eat, Drink and be Merry" package of $200 which included a deluxe king bed room, tax, valet parking, $25 gift card for services including food and drink and a aroma candle. Dinner at Dwayne's was as good as it gets as was the service. The street was bustling with vendors and people. Unfortunately, the downside of this was it took over an hour to get checked in. A tour of this historic hotel is a worthy adventure.

Room Tip: For only $50 more the Eat, Drink and be Merry package puts one in the best suites. Had we known, we...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Airdrie, Canada
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is one place we like to take visitors. It is always a hit. We have enjoyed three different restaurants here, always good. Great brunch. Christmas is definitely a "must see". The decorating is incredible. The history is very interesting. Although we have never taken a guided tour through, I'm sure it would be worth it. Bring your camera and your appetite!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We had an amazing night at The Mission Inn. This is a must if you love the Christmas Spirit. My husband stayed at the Mission a couple of years ago and was blown away and promised to take me there one day. Well I have had the day and it was one of the best nights ever!
I believe this is one of the best Historic Hotels in the US. It has an amazing story that goes with it - talk to the lovely Kristen at Guest Services and she will fill you in. The Decor shows the rich history to this hotel - BUT - the way this place is decorated for Christmas is something I don't think you would ever see anywhere else in the world! The entire facade and interior has Christmas Decorations!!! It really is something to see and I know this should be a review on the room (which was very nice and suited the hotel) but really the atmosphere and spectacular decoration of this place is magnificent. You get swept up into that Spirit without any effort! Outside the Inn there is real Reindeer, freshly made Gingerbread, Mom's Donuts (best I've ever had) , Hot Chocolate, an Ice Skating Rink, Carriage and Horse rides and gorgeous little shops ideal for Christmas Shopping!

We only had one night at this very special place - but it revives your soul and immerses you in the Christmas Spirit that was everywhere once upon a time.

Room Tip: You must go in December!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 15, 2012

My Husband and I just returned home from a day 4 days stay here and I am sad we had to come back before Christmas. There is so much to enjoy- go get yourself a hot cup of hot chocolate and make it out to the Festival of Lights this year!!

Room Tip: Great specials for the Holidays but reserve ahead of time.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

Property: The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa
Address: 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501-3364
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Location: United States > California > Riverside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Riverside
#4 Family Hotel in Riverside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 238
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This castle-like hotel is next door to the Main Street Pedestrian Mall and a half-mile from the Riverside Convention Center. This historic hotel occupies a city block in downtown Riverside. Guests have included presidents and Pulitzer Prize winners. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Mission Hotel Riverside
Mission Hotel Riverside
Mission Resort Riverside
Inn Mission Riverside Ca
Mission Inn Hotel Riverside

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