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The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

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Why We Love It

  • The size of a city block, this Mediterranean-style AAA 4-Diamond hotel is a National Historic Landmark
  • The hotel's year-round outdoor heated pool has seasonal towel service and poolside dining available
  • Guests can choose from six dining options on the property
  • Don't miss the on-site clothing boutique and cupcake shop

"One of California's most historic hotels" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(53 Member Ratings)
"The Holiday lights"
Dec 28, 2017
Long Beach, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The Mission Inn Hotell & Spa is a 20-minute drive from San Bernadino Airport (SBD) or 20 minutes from Ontario International Airport (ONT).  A taxi would cost approximately $50-$60.

Rooms & Rates

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The saying “good things take time” rings especially true for the Mission Inn & Spa in Riverside. The National Historic Landmark took 30 years to construct, starting in 1902 and borrowing design elements from the Mediterranean missions dotting Southern California’s landscape. The end result was a glamorous oasis the size of a city block surrounded by citrus groves, and it became a favored setting for celebrity weddings such as Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis and the Nixons.

Over the next few decades, the Riverside property fell into decay and narrowly escaped the wrecking ball in the 1980s. After renovations topping $70 million, the AAA 4-Diamond resort now includes an award-winning full-service spa, outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness center, six restaurants, and a cupcake shop. Still a popular destination for weddings, the hotel’s wedding chapel opens to a Spanish-Colonial courtyard above the lobby.

Modern amenities like flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi are featured in rooms, along with hand-painted tile floors, sweeping balconies and marble accents reflecting the property’s storied past. Luxurious extras including multi-level quarters with wrought iron spiral staircases, separate seating and dining areas, and ornate fireplaces are found within the hotel’s suites.

During the holiday season, nearly four million lights welcome guests and Saint Nick, accompanied by live reindeer, to the property's illuminated winter wonderland. The resort completes the celebration with a horse-drawn carriage, ice rink and the world’s largest man-made mistletoe.

From the Press:
  • "One of California's most historic hotels" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)

Parking A daily parking fee of $15 plus tax applies for self-parking and $20 plus tax for valet parking. Parking rates are subject to change at the discretion of the property and may vary during Festival of Lights.

  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib / Pack 'n Play available on request, free of charge.
Extra bed available on request: $20 plus tax per night.  Rates are based on double occupancy, extra person charge is $20 plus tax per person per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(53 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The Holiday lights
Nancy Dec 28, 2017 Long Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful property. I loved everything about it.
Other Comments
Afternoon tea was excellent.
Brian Sep 13, 2017 Long Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Overall, I thought the room was very nice. What I did not like is I could hear people walking above me. The footsteps were very loud and heavy. I have stayed in hotels where I heard people between the walls. I have never heard footsteps so loud and pronounced.
Other Comments
I did not like the food at the buffet. I realize the buffet is very popular and is well attended. The only item that I liked was the Red Velvet Cake.
Shirley Dec 06, 2016 Murrieta, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were wonderful. The hotel grounds are beautiful and we had a great time wandering around.
Other Comments
Our room (#272) had a view of a wall. That was disappointing. And the furnishings were looking very tired. I wonder if we got the small out of the way room because we used Travel Zoo. The bedding was luxurious and we slept well. The bathroom, though small was well appointed.
Elizabeth V Nov 26, 2016 Orange, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything was perfect! We had brunch so they accommodated an early check in.
Sheri Nov 24, 2016 Spring Valley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Bret Nov 23, 2016 Henderson, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Mission Inn is spectacular. We explored every outdoor balcony and pathway to see extraordinary views and amazing detail at every turn. The staff were all friendly and helpful and had a great sense of humor. Our room was beautiful with the expansive windows and stained glass. Bed very comfortable and also enjoyed our morning Keurig coffee in the room. We also ate at the Mission Inn Restaurant - outstanding!
Other Comments
They were decorating for the holiday events, so gorgeous with all the lights and seeing many happy but busy workers.
Donald Nov 23, 2016 Chula Vista, CA, USA
Other Comments
Every staff member was lovely. Had a wonderful time!!
Bonnie Nov 22, 2016 Fullerton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel stay was so nice! We went for my birthday. Dinner at Duane's was also very special.
Other Comments
We hope you have other special deals at The Mission Inn.
Miriam Nov 22, 2016 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Couples massage
Other Comments
Very romantic place. We love it.
Bret Nov 21, 2016 Henderson, NV, USA

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