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Mission Inn Museum

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Address: 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
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+1 909-784-0300
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:30

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Spa Day

Beautiful Hotel, celebrated Valentines Day last year. We did the brunch & bought a Spa package. We will definitely head back. Book it a year or more in advance, whatever the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
San Jacinto, California, United States
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San Jacinto, California, United States
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Hotel, celebrated Valentines Day last year. We did the brunch & bought a Spa package. We will definitely head back. Book it a year or more in advance, whatever the occasion... trust us! The drop down menu was not offering Valentines Day 2016, tripadvisor, please fix.

1 Thank Cosmano
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a beautiful place to visit even without a tour. They have two parrots that greet you at the entrance and there are lots of unique little shops surrounding the inn. If you get a chance to go upstairs the view is very pretty from the outdoor balconies on the roof. The inside is full of history and even just... More 

Thank Rachelle S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Festival of Lights was icing on the cake. Take a docent tour for full experience- comparable to Hearst Castle in historical significance.

Thank Janet R
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

What a treat to visit the Mansion Inn Museum and take the tour! Our docent was delightful and so knowledgeable. This was our first trip to Riverside so it was awesome to get some history on this neat place and to see the beautiful Festival of Lights, as well!

Thank Shawn D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The decor and scenery for my granddaughter at Christmas time was simply amazing it was a great time with family

1 Thank Larry B
Huntington Beach, California
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182 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had a e Christmas event here and 11 couples stayed at the hotel during the Festival of Lights time. Our dinner was delicious and the server very friendly and accommodating. The next morning we had another private room for breakfast and again it was fantastic. The history and architecture of the Inn is too magnificent for words. There is... More 

1 Thank MrsPickle
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We came for the Festival of Lights. We never got into the Museum (the whole area was crowded) but we did get into the Inn to see the historic Lobby and decor. Outside, we enjoyed the fantastic light display, carriage rides (in Cinderella's carriage!) around the property, Stands selling just about every kind of food, local restaurants, and street music.... More 

1 Thank erklein
Oak Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This hotel is centrally located in Riverside's historical area. The Mission Inn is filled with the local history of the Inn and has many top notch restaurants on the premises. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank Genie D
Glendora, California
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The wife and I went to the "museum". We both thought it wast a waste of time as it had little to show. The only real thing of interest was the chronological photo/written history. Sorry, they could/should do better.

Thank brproactive
Highland, CA
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Mission Inn is one of the most historically significant structures in California and when the Christmas season comes around each year the Inn shifts from awesome to magical. Bring your patience, to deal with the huge crowds, and your inner child, to appreciate the wonder of the holiday season. This annual event is not to be missed.

Thank rharch

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