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The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

3649 Mission Inn Ave | Riverside, CA 92501  [SEE MAP]Riverside, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Historic building dates back to 1876
Not many nearby attractions
Consuming an entire city block in Riverside, California, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa looks like a misplaced European castle. And according to many recent travelers, the experience of staying here is just as regal as the hotel's appearance. A National Historic Landmark, The Mission Inn Hotel holds 238 spacious guest rooms, each exuding its own sense of character alongside standard amenities such as plasma TVs, minibars and high-speed Internet access. This stunning property also houses multiple eateries and bars within its stone façade and beneath its lofty archways, as well as Kelly's Spa – a traveler favorite. Even if you aren't hanging your hat here, you can pop in for a guided tour or to grab a sweet treat from Casey's Cupcakes.
Riverside, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 238 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



One of California's most historic hotels, the inn grew from a modest adobe lodge in 1876 to the grand Spanish-Revival hotel it is today.

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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1958 have reviewed the The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1958 reviews 4.0 (based on 1958 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa feature classic decor, carrying on the tone of the Old World architecture that makes up the property. All guest rooms are equipped with 42-inch flat-screen televisions, Keurig coffee makers, sitting areas with a couch or armchair and laptop-sized wall safes. Views include the pool area or Main Street pedestrian mall, with most rooms offering balconies.
  • Wi-Fi access is $9.95 per day (free in lobby and pool area)
  • Complimentary daily newspaper and morning coffee reception

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The historic Mission Inn Hotel opened in the 19th century and now occupies an entire city block in downtown Riverside. The National Historic Landmark with its Old World European-style architecture is like a small village with its own museum, a pool, a spa and several restaurants. The hotel is also within walking distance of the Fox Performing Arts Center, the Riverside Convention Center, a number of museums and dining options as well.
  • 20 miles southeast of LA/Ontario International Airport
  • 45 miles northeast of John Wayne Orange County Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($15)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The property offers a wide variety of dining options, including four full-service restaurants, a wine bar and Casey's Cupcakes boutique. The signature fine dining restaurants include Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, Italian bistro Bella Trattoria and the Las Campanas Mexican Cantina. The Mission Inn Restaurant and Spanish Patio serves comfort food and is known for its Sunday Champagne brunch. The Presidential Lounge pays homage to the 10 U.S. presidents who have visited the hotel and 54 Degrees at Duane’s is a wine and tapas bar.
  • Afternoon tea served daily
  • Room service available 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; extended service until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesItalian, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The 2,550-square-foot heated pool at the hotel is surrounded by palm trees and greenery, giving it a Mediterranean villa look in combination with the property's architecture. Seasonal poolside dining is offered, although the pool itself is open year-round.
  • Towels provided
  • Pool deck furnished with lounge chairs and umbrellas
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The 7,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired spa facility features 12 treatment rooms, including two villas that are available for couples treatments, bridal parties or other interested groups. The spa offers two rooms with therapeutic baths, Eucalyptus steam rooms, relaxations rooms, a nail salon and an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    In addition to standard amenities for infants and children, the Mission Inn Hotel offers several activities for young guests. Every third Saturday of the month, kids ages 3 to 11 can enjoy Tea & Tiaras, an afternoon tea for “princesses” that features an array of sandwiches, hot cocoa, orange floats, scones and pastries, as well as a special tiara ($20 per child). The hotel also offers, on the first Sunday of the month, a free family art program for kids of all ages, which along with providing a variety of art projects includes a complimentary perimeter tour of the Inn for participating families.
    • Cribs, Pack ‘n’ Plays and childproofing kit available upon request
    • Teen spa treatments offered
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The fitness center at the Mission Inn Hotel offers a variety of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, as well as free weights.
    • Yoga classes available
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    With more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space, The Mission Inn Hotel can accommodate everything from boardroom meetings to large conferences, and the hotel is within walking distance of the Riverside Convention Center. Meeting services include on-site audiovisual services and catering.

      Number of meeting rooms10

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa has two wedding chapels: the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, which features Tiffany stained glass panels, and the intimate St. Cecilia Chapel, with an antique marriage altar that dates to 1740. The hotel's charming courtyard is another popular venue and the European-inspired Grand Parisian Ballroom, with its sparkling chandeliers and 100-year-old organ, can accommodate receptions for 300 guests. For more intimate gatherings, couples can use the Galleria, the Santa Barbara Room or the Spanish Art Gallery.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity300

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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