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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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I had dinner a 2 of the restaurants on my visit. Both were excellent! Love sitting outside in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elixav2
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When in Riverside....you must visit the Mission

Riverside's The Mission Inn is a magical, eclectic and historical building. It is the host of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ashade13
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a tour of Mission Inn. Tour guide was Mrs Meadows and was GREAT! 80 minute tour of this beautiful place ! Well worth the 13.00! Loved it !More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for recognizing Mrs. Meadows' awesome tour! She is fabulous, as are all of the 120+ docents who lead our tours. They all have their own special story to tell, and we hope...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a local and love going to the Mission Inn just to look at its beauty and eat at the fantastic restaurants.

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We love welcoming local residents to the Museum! Our exhibitions change 2-3 times a year, so stop by soon to explore!

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I had already walked around the hotel and the grounds a little bit before getting to the museum. It is currently a gift shop and little else, as the area to the left is being painted and prepared for a new exhibition. The guided tour...More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your warm words! It sounds like it was an absolutely fabulous tour and we look forward to seeing you again when the exhibition gallery is open. We change our exhibitions 2-3 times per year so there's always something different to...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

My brother and I stopped by the Mission Inn and walked around it this afternoon. The place has changed since I was here last but it still has that old time charm.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is better than the food. Was disappointed, prime rib dry, many items not restocked in buffet, salmon was good just had to wait for it. Pretty deserts. Again, if you want atmosphere great, but pretty expensive for crappy food. Went at 1 on...More

Thank Angela L
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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Hi Angela, Thank you for posting a review to TripAdvisor, however we think that maybe you visited the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa and not the Museum! We're a separate nonprofit and offer tours of the historic hotel building and education workshops in the regional...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

The women who were working both times I visited were exceptionally helpful in finding what I was looking for.More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting the Mission Inn Museum! Our staff and desk volunteers make customer service a top priority, and always do their best to help answer questions about the Mission Inn and Riverside including parking, tour information, historical tidbits,...More

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nyl2014
May 7, 2016|
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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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Jennifer K
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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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