The Mission Inn is a historical hotel. It was fun to roam the hallways and stairways, and appreciate the architecture. It almost felt like I was in Europe storming the castles.
We stayed in a junior suite that is made up of a bedroom, living room and bathroom. The room includes two queen beds, sofa bed, two TVs and checker game table. We had a view of the front entrance and a partial view of the pool. Wifi worked fine. We went to the pool late in the day when the weather was cooler, lounge chairs were available, and less crowded.
The spa area gave off a eucalyptus scent that smelled great. We enjoyed the cupcakes at Casey's Cupcakes.
While walking around the hotel on the public street, we saw a couple homeless people. The hotel security made sure they weren't bothering anyone. The area has restaurants, antique shops and bookstores. We didn't wander off too far since it was hot and humid that day.
For lunch, we ate at Proabition on Main Street near the hotel. Good food at a reasonable price. We ate at Las Campanas for dinner. The food was okay and overpriced, but it was nice to eat outdoors on the patio.
The check-in/out line was long. A sign should be posted to indicate where line forms. A few clueless people just went up to the counter bypassing the long line. I guess no matter what what you do, they'll always be clueless. Anyhoo, only two people were working the counter and clearly should have at least one more person.
We would return again but when the weather is cooler. It would make exploring the hotel more bearable.
- 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