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“roadtrip 2013” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

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The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
Vista, California
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59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“roadtrip 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

just a wonderful Hotel!! So much history and things to look at or exployer.. Our 4th visit had the poolside package and upgraded the room to higher floor king bed. Beautiful room with outside balcony (way too hot in the day but fun at night). Never will you stay at a hotel where the hotel is the focus and roaming around and discovering things is the reason for the stay. You would never do that at many other hotels.. We roamed the hallways and stairs and patios for hours just taking in the architecture and antiques and the history of the place. The special ways the doors are hinged, or arches and nooks are so great.. Just love this hotel.. Checkin was ummm not quick 3 desk clerks 2 with their heads down not looking up at all. I was waiting with 3 other customers for the only person checking folks in. One of the other 2 looked up briefly and sayed we would be right with you.. that was after 5 min waiting.. Finally they opened up the 2nd check in spot and were good to go.. all things considered it was a nice stay..

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Two friends and I visited the Mission Inn Spa for massages, but we got so much more. Upon stepping in to this beautiful facility, you feel transported to a Tuscan villa. The staff shows you to the changing area and lockers, then ushers you into a comfortable lounge where you are served a healthful beverage while you wait. My massage therapist showed me to a beautiful suite where she gave me a superb upper back massage. Quiet music heightened my relaxation. After our massages, my friends and I sat out by the Mission Inn's pool and were served more beverages. From there, we retired to the showers, fully stocked with body wash, shampoo, conditioner and lotions. A dressing area is stocked with blow dryers, large mirror, tissues and other necessities. Upon leaving, I felt more relaxed than I had in years. I will definitely return to the Mission Inn Spa whenever in Riverside.
BTW, I used to live in an apartment in the Mission Inn back in the late 70s. I'm so happy to see how beautifully the Inn has been restored and developed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Absolutely luscious hotel experience. We stayed two nights. One MUST experience this property at night. One friend had stayed there before, so he took us on a personal tour on the 4th floor where you can see the hotel lit up at night, absolutely breathtaking. There are 5 restaurants, all excellent. Live music in the evening to enjoy. The pool area is very lovely and was enjoyed by all of us. Service is excellent. For such a great hotel, our room rate was very reasonable. We want to go back soon. Oh, by the way, we live only an hour away from Riverside, but this hotel made us feel as though we were in a Mediterranean venue.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

After reading such great reviews we decided to visit. We arrived late in the evening, tired from a long flight and were put in a room that was poorly ventilated and had a distinct musky odor. We asked to have a room change but were told that the hotel was fully booked but to try in the morning. The next morning we were upgraded to a room on the 4 th floor but it too had poor ventilation however at least it wasn't smelly! If you should visit, ask for the rooms on the 4th floor floor.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Carlsbad, California
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119 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

This property is so beautiful. We live close enough that we can get away a couple times of the year. The holiday lights are not to be missed! One of the best Sunday brunches you'll ever enjoy. Wonder around the grounds and then take a stroll to all of the fun quirky shops next door. Enjoy a cupcake at Casey's cupcakes and people watch.

Room Tip: A room inside facing the entrance is amazing during the holidays. Almost lie being inside a Christma...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

I found out about the Mission Inn through the Historic Hotels of America website, and I'm glad I did. My wife and I stayed here for one night for our 12 th anniversarry and it was a great experience from the room to the restaurant. We stayed in a mission room which is on the 4th floor of the north-west wing. The mission rooms are DEFINITELY worth the small increased cost. Large, secluded rooms with small balconies with a view. The hotel itself is beautiful and the Mission Inn Restaurant is excellent. We were lucky to be there on Friday when they have the seafood buffet. Definitely worth it. The restaurant service is superb. Extremely frinedly, helpful waiters. We ordered room service for breakfast the following morning from the restaurant as well. Very professional staff. We also recommend the hotel tour from the Mission Inn museum which is part of the facility. I utilized the concierge service to order some flowers from the local flower shop and to arrange for reservations of a museum hotel tour. Very good concierge service and very friendly personnel. I would definitely return and recommend the Mission Inn.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tempe, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

A stunningly beautiful fortress nested into Riverside. Marvelous architecture with European style. So many areas to roam, sit and enjoy. All rooms, levels, floors unique in design. Very comfortable bed. Loved being able to have window open in bathroom and patio of bedroom both overlooking the pool. The hotel has a very concentrated unique scent throughout with the essence of orange blossom, eucalyptus, and fine tobacco. A somewhat intoxicating infusion of fragrance. Make sure you have good walking shoes. There is so much to see. Very friendly and helpful staff. Countless other great features. We has a wonderful stay with not one single thing within this grand property that could be any better. Side notes: if you happen to be there on a weekend, you can park free in the street metered areas. Make sure you add $ to meter come 9am Monday to avoid a ticket. Other self parking and valet parking both available for $$. You can also save $ by dining at a few local affordable eateries close by outside of the fortress. The one thing we did not know but soon found out was that while inside the two block expanse of this exquisite property you are safe and sound in a world of lush opulence yet just outside the walls is a substantial homeless population. Say a prayer for those folks as there are many and chances are if you are walking on the street, they will approach you as they did us. Walk in a pair or group if you are out and even though there is a CVS drugstore close by, we suggest for safety sake that you drive a block as opposed to walking if you have need to go there. Other than the circumstances outside of the hotel, we absolutely loved everything about hotel, would recommend it any/everyone and will definitely return. Such a grand and wonderful adventure inside the Mission Inn.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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 Family Hotel in Riverside
#4 Business 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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