Riverside, CA

The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

Carina Stebbins
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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

99% (77 Member Ratings)

"the Mission Inn is a fascinating place architecturally."
Oct 19, 2016
Corona, CA, United States


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 check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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77 Member Reviews
(99% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: the Mission Inn is a fascinating place architecturally.
Other Comments: There were several bad elements to our stay: 1) a few minutes after we moved into our room a second person came with a key to the door: the desk had assigned her to same room. 2) on Tuesday morning we awoke to rain water dripping on us in bed. The maintenance man and front desk check out person were not concerned with it or our discomfort. These do not make for customer satisfaction.
Donna Oct 19, 2016 Corona, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Staying at a beautiful, historical hotel.
Other Comments: Service was uniformly excellent.
Jill Oct 18, 2016 Pasadena, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The history, architecture and beauty of the Mission Inn was amazing. Rooms were wonderful.
Other Comments: If you go, take the historical tour.
Elenna Oct 18, 2016 Westlake Village, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great ambiance in a wonderful old hotel!
Del Oct 18, 2016 Beaumont, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: High end hotel
Fabiola Oct 17, 2016 la mesa, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The hotel has a lot to see and do. You can spend hours walking around looking at everything. Plan on taking your time and looking at all the detail that went into building the hotel. You will be amazed!
Other Comments: Great place. Everyone should stop once and check it out.
Jeff Oct 12, 2016 Peoria, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most: The room is spacious, clean and the property is absolutely beautiful.
Other Comments: The front desk employees were not personable, friendly or informative. It was all very quick answers yet not even addressing us. I called ahead of time to request a quiet room because my husband has had a couple of surgeries since June and they put us far from the elevator but right on the corner with one major street and the promenade as well. It was very noisy. Also our travelzoo comes with free wifi, but they still charged us so I have to call and have them correct it.
Linda Oct 12, 2016 Tustin, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Food and pool were nice. Service was spotty, some great some a bit surly. Not the most child friendly place, apart from the pool there's not much nearby - as soon as you leave the property you want to return.
Simon Oct 11, 2016 Torrance, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The way I felt very comfortable thru out my stay
Mary Oct 10, 2016 Mira Loma, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Loved the experience of staying in this marvelous building and exploring all the nooks and crannies. The architectural detail is so beautiful, and our room was huge!
Other Comments: The staff was very friendly. We loved that there were so many restaurants right on site to choose from.
CJ Oct 06, 2016 San Diego, CA, United States

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