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Mission Inn Museum

3696 Main St, Main Street Pedestrian Mall & Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501-2839
+1 951-788-9556
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A Mission Must

Our aunts flew in from Texas and were delighted to stay here. We joined them for breakfast on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
storeimcloud
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Riverside, California
Tour was great

We had a great time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the mission... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Erika M
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Nonprofit Museum and Foundation which preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3696 Main St, Main Street Pedestrian Mall & Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501-2839
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+1 951-788-9556
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"docent tour"
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"general public"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our aunts flew in from Texas and were delighted to stay here. We joined them for breakfast on the patios. It was fabulous. Our aunts couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful and nice their stay was at the Mission Inn.More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Mission Inn! We hope that on a return visit you will stop by the Mission Inn Museum on the corner of the Hotel - this is the starting point for the guided tours offered by the nonprofit Mission Inn Foundation...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the mission which really isn’t a mission. I would recommend.More

Thank Erika M
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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Erika, thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave a review! Our docents are the BEST and we're glad that you enjoyed a great tour experience. Come see us again on a future visit - no two tours...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the time to tour and review the Mission Inn Museum. Mission Inn has a long and interesting history, and has been the location for many celebrities' events. The holiday decorations are worth battling the crowds to experience first-hand.

Thank Ray G
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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ray, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review! We hope to see you on a future visit to the Mission Inn Museum!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is a simple area where you wait to take a tour of the Mission Inn. The tour lets you see things you would not see simply walking around the Inn by yourself. The Inn is fabulous at the Festival of Lights, but extremely...More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Laura, Thank you so much for visiting, taking a tour, and leaving a review! We appreciate your visit and we look forward to seeing you in the future! Our exhibitions change twice a year so there's always something different to see!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While extra special at Christmas, it is just amazing all year around. The food here is good to great and if you are anywhere near the Mission Inn you have to stop in.

Thank Bob H
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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bob, Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review! We hope that you'll take the time to stop by the Mission Inn Museum during your next visit!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

My wife wanted to take a docent led tour of the storied Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside CA. Ptice is $13 per adult or $12 for AAA members. We elected to take a 10 a.m. tour on a Tuesday before departing for the...More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you so much for the warm words! We always recommend weekday mornings to guests who have a flexible schedule because the hotel is likely to be quieter. This means more accessibility to the hard-to-get special event spaces like the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I had dinner a 2 of the restaurants on my visit. Both were excellent! Love sitting outside in the courtyard felt like you were taken back in time in a good way! Stunning place!More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We think you might be reviewing the restaurants at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, however we hope to see you in the future at the Mission Inn Museum on the corner of the building. We also love the...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Riverside's The Mission Inn is a magical, eclectic and historical building. It is the host of a large bell collection and lots of history. A formal walking tour of the building will add appreciation for what you are seeing. Many of the features you see...More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

What a great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour and we hope to see you again soon in the Mission Inn Museum!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Not only is this a very nice hotel with very good service but the history and artifacts that are all through the hotel are really amazing. I loved the chair that was designed specifically for President William Howard Taft who is said to have weighed...More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks for the great review! The hotel's collection of art and artifacts is truly amazing - some of the historic materials are displayed at the Mission Inn Museum which rotates its exhibitions 2-3 times per year. For more history, stop by any time! We appreciate...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Went here on a recommendation from a friend. We were so glad we did. It exceeded our expectations. The museum was closed, but we really wanted to take the tour. Our guide George had so much history to share. You learn so much about the...More

Thank Eric T
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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Eric, thank you so much for your kind words and your recognition of George's amazing tours! Come see us again, as all of our wonderful docents have their own interpretation of the hotel's long history to share in a wholly unique tour experience.

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That I am not sure of. Best to call and find out.
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Response from Donna G | Reviewed this property |
As indicated by other responders, the hotel is ADA compliant and is wheelchair accessible. You should remember that this hotel was built long before all current requirements so the path you may have to take may be the "less... More
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Response from Virginia H | Reviewed this property |
I've seen every room in the entire place. Some rooms have a built in microwave and 'frig. They will graciously supply you with a small refrigerator if your room does not already have one if you ask ahead. I believe there is... More
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