The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa - Southern California - A National Historic Landmark

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Rooms & Suites: 238

Embark on a European vacation in Southern California at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, an icon of breathtaking architecture, timeless beauty and old world charm.

Occupying an entire city block and encompassing 320,000 square feet today, the Inn began as a two-story adobe guesthouse in 1876. In 1903, Frank Miller began to expand the original facilities, a process that took more than 30 years to complete. The finished project incorporates design elements from throughout the southwestern United States and several Mediterranean countries, with a particular influence from the California missions, and the work of several California architects including Arthur Benton, Myron Hunt and G. Stanley Wilson. The Inn represents a blending of architectural elements, flying buttresses, domes, a bell tower, clock towers, interior courtyards and patios, a five-story open-air rotunda and a circular wrought-iron staircase. The AAA Four Diamond, Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is a National Historic Landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America. Filled with priceless antiques and artifacts, the Inn offers tours of the property through the Mission Inn Foundation that operates the on-property museum. Over the years, The AAA Four Diamond, Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa has hosted numerous dignitaries including 10 United States Presidents and Vice Presidents as well as being the site of Richard and Pat Nixon's wedding and Nancy and Ronald Reagan's honeymoon.


Historic Hotels of America

Accolades & Articles

• Top 10 LA Steakhouse Restaurants, Top 10 LA Valentine's Day Restaurants | Gayot Top 10 Local Awards, Duane's Prime Steaks & Seafood • Top 25 Hotels in Southern California | Condé Nast Traveler • Best Sunday Brunch, Best Place for a First Date, Best Place to Propose | The Press-Enterprise Reader's Choice Awards 2013 Winner • Best Wedding Spot, Best Cocktail | The Press-Enterprise Reader's Choice Awards 2013 Top Three • Diner's Choice Winner | Open Table Awards 2013 • Achievement of Distinction in Dining | DiRōNA 2013 Best of Award Excellence | Wine Spectator 2013


AAA 4 Diamond Award

Trip Type

Culture, Business Meeting, Shopping & Fashion, Spa & Wellness, Wedding

Wow Factors

• The hotel is home to two historic chapels including St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, embellished with priceless treasures from around the world such as precious Tiffany® stained glass windows; and St. Cecilia Chapel. • Two art galleries round out the hotel including the Spanish Art Gallery, ornamented with more than 100 paintings; and The Galleria, originally built as an art gallery and museum.


The Inn features 238 guest rooms (including 27 suites)

Amenities & Services

Concierge Fitness Center Sundries Shop Complimentary Morning Coffee Business Center (printer and fax available) Valet Parking and Self Parking In Room Dining Famous Champagne Sunday Brunch Kelly's Boutique Duane's Prime Steaks and Seafood, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant since 1996 54 Degrees at Duane's - a New State-of-the-Art Wine and Tapas Bar The Mission Inn Restaurant and Spanish Patio Las Campanas Mexican Cuisine & Cantina Bella Trattoria The Presidential Lounge Casey's Cupcakes 20,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space 5,000 square feet of outdoor courtyard space Two wedding chapels


A Classic Californian heated outdoor swimming pool


Ranked among the top ten on Condé Nast Traveler's “Top 50 Hotel Spas in the United States,” Kelly's Spa provides seekers of refinement, luxury and beauty with a refuge from the ordinary – a gateway to the Tuscany of yesterday. Echoing its enchanting Spanish Mission-style surroundings, this state-of-the-art sanctuary embodies the charm and tranquility of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Restore balance and wellness to your life through an array of treatments and therapies, customizable by certified therapists to meet your particular needs. The lavish 7,000-square-foot space features 12 treatment rooms, including two beautifully appointed private villas that can be used for couples, brides-to-be, and groups of friends, as well as two rooms specifically for therapeutic baths, a nail salon, gender separated retreats with Eucalyptus Steam Rooms, two relaxation rooms and outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

Weddings, Events & Meetings

Located a floor above the lobby, the hotel's wedding chapels grace the Spanish-colonial inspired courtyard known as the Atrio. With its smooth, travertine flagstones and Italian-inspired bronze Bacchus fountain, the Atrio serves as a majestic backdrop for a timeless wedding. United States Presidents, European royalty and titans of business have conducted their affairs in the hotel's magnificent event venues. The Inn features 20,000 square feet of flexible function space that can accommodate everything from small breakfast meetings, banquets and executive board sessions to company-wide conventions and sales conferences.

Airport Distance

30 minutes

Getting There

The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of downtown Riverside approximately 90 minutes from both Los Angeles and San Diego, and 16 miles from Ontario International Airport (ONT).