The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

9.322 reviews
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3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, USA
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
This Riverside spa hotel is near University of California Riverside. Additional local attractions include Citrus State Historic Park.

Dining options at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa include 4

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restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, and facials. This 4.0 star property offers small meeting rooms, audio visual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Riverside property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property has a complimentary airport shuttle at scheduled times. Wedding services and concierge services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.

There are 239 guestrooms at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Beds come with triple sheeting and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and scales. Wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer multi line phones, voice mail, and complimentary newspapers. Televisions have video game consoles and TV Internet access (surcharge). Air conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request refrigerators, hypo allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.


Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.


Swimming Pool
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Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
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Los Angeles

Christmas lights are beautiful. Small little square of businesses around the hotel including a nice whiskey bar and carriage rides. The hotel is unique and the spa and restaurants on campus are great. I love the wine tasting room and live music at the wine bar.

Recommended for:Family TravellersAdventure Travellers

Came here for the festival of lights, really cool to see and love coming to downtown riverside to check it out

San Diego

Interesting hotel pieced together over the years with a lot of historical significance. Sheets are SO smooth! Great restaurants on premise. Good service. Nice spa. Large pool and jacuzzi. Cool architecture. Definitely enjoy your stay and explore.

Recommended for:Business TravellersFamily TravellersWellnessArt & Design Lovers
Los Angeles

My review is for the "Festival of Lights" ceremony held every year outside the hotel during the last week of November.

I was fortunate this year to catch the wonderful light show. This light show entails beautiful fireworks with automated puppets that circle around the hotel windows! It's free for the public to see and I highly recommend taking your family here. If you missed the opportunity to see the show, the hotel has amazing lights decorated around the whole vicinity so there's still time to see the nicely decorated Christmas lights/decorations if you're around the area. Although no fireworks, it's still worth a visit!

Recommended for:Nightlife Lovers

A magical and romantic place - stayed for two nights and it was a wonderful experience with very friendly staff, great service and amazing architecture.

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers

You have to walk around the mission in at least once in your life if you're near riverside, ca. The lights display they put on the mission AND around the downtown area is breathtaking. They have an "opening" light up day on thanksgiving night each year and leave the lights on each evening until after December. It really is a must see and it's free of course!

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravellersFamily TravellersHistory Buffs
Santa Barbara

This hotel is decked out in thousands and thousands of Christmas lights and they allow pedestrians to walk through. It was beautiful! We grabbed dinner in the area and then spent a good hour walking around. They have lots of holiday attractions as well.

Recommended for:Budget TravellersFamily TravellersArt & Design Lovers
San Diego

I'm alway surprised by how many Southern California natives have never experienced the Mission Inn! What an amazing old hotel with such an incredible history! And architecture buffs will have a field day! Be sure to take the tour and learn about the inn's creation and ghost stories! A truly incredible place!

Recommended for:Family TravellersHistory BuffsAdventure TravellersArt & Design Lovers
Local from Riverside

Read the other reviews to hear how great this place is! Download the City of Riverside Tour Guide App and the Riverside Landmarks App for nearby attractions!

Huntington Beach

Nice hotel in downtown Riverside. Great feel and ambience to the place. Nice rooms and good restaurants in house. They host several special events here all year. Lots of famous weddings were held here. Happy to be here this week and for many visits to come.

Los Angeles

I've been coming here for 3 day weekends, once a year for the last 5 years. This place is beautiful and interesting to just to explore. I have been to many different rooms here and there are many different room layouts. A tour through here and you will see that the hotel was designed with differently designed sections throughout. I have only had the Sunday buffet here and it was excellent. It offers freshly made omelets and waffles, seafood, fruits, and meats.

Service: Great. From the front desk to the servers at the pool, they are all super. They make great drinks poolside as well.

Parking: Not bad. Valet(I never valet anywhere so use at your own risk), street (read the signs), or parking structure

*Certain parts of this place give me the chills. I've gone ghost hunting here twice but didn't find anything. Or maybe I did find something but... i don't know go see for yourself

Los Angeles

My review is not based on the quality of the room or the beautiful historic background that's available here at the Mission Inn Hotel. Unfortunately, it's based on my negative experience over daylight saving weekend.

It's surprisingly busy here at Mission Inn, who would've known a hotel to be this busy in Riverside?! I attempted to check-in around 2 pm where I was then informed that their check-in time changed to 4 pm this week. I never gotten any notification and literally received an email a couple of days ago stating check-in was 3 pm. If I knew this, I might have not booked with Mission Inn because I planned to get ready at the hotel for a wedding that is starting at 4 pm. My wonderful weekend in Riverside is starting off poorly....

As I kept checking back with the staff for available rooms, I finally got a room. I asked again about check-in and this time she stated 3 this point, I was furious because I felt like I was lied to by the first guy. It seemed like he was using the 4 pm excuse to cover themselves. She apologized and stated she'll clear it up.

I received a phone call a little bit later from her stating that the check-in time was 4 pm and that the policy changed earlier this week. After this mix up, I still did not feel happy with their service. Not only check-in was 4 pm, checkout is noon and for the first time, I was denied for a late checkout. How busy can they be for a Sunday? Seriously?! I even lost an hour because of daylight saving and they couldn't even accommodate.

Bottom line: Mission Inn Hotel did not accommodate anything for me that weekend and checking me in at 3 pm was nothing. They wanted to make me feel like they were doing me a favor. I say, you already screwed up and lost any future business with me. My blood boils just thinking about it!


I lived nearby this place for so long and finally went. I came here during Christmas season since I heard so many good things about their Christmas decorations. The lights are gorgeous, and the place is packed with people walking everywhere. They have small vendors selling food and a small little ice rink to go ice skating. This place is definitely a place to go to for a night walk to celebrate the Christmas season! Also I saw a few people taking the horse carriage rides! They look like little Cinderella carriages with Christmas lights all around.

Parking can be hard to find. But if you get a meter at night, it's free I believe after 7 or 8pm. Check out my Christmas pictures I added btw to see how pretty it is!

First to Review

Lovely historic hotel - I think a couple of presidents actually held their wedding here. This is a popular spot for Inland Empire residents to get married at. There is much to explore - it's a nice place to wander around, especially during Christmas. They decorate the entire hotel and it's very festive! You get a lot of college kids and families coming out during the holiday season to hang out around here and also check out the festivities in downtown (live music, vendors who sell things like coffee/hot chocolate and popcorn/donuts/sweets, etc.).

Recommended for:Family Travellers

Awesome place w/ rich history! Love it

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersHistory BuffsAdventure TravellersHipsters
Los Angeles

Great service! Interesting history! Exceptional comfort!!

Recommended for:Family TravellersLuxury TravellersNightlife Lovers
Local from Riverside

View from our room, beautiful!

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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Business center
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Digital TV service
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 238
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Year Built 1876
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

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