Sightseeing around the LA area on the 4th of July weekend without a plan, we decided to call the Mission Inn on July 3 to see if they had a room available just by chance. We'd never stayed there before, but had heard about it. Luckily they did and the price was surprisingly affordable (AAA). I've paid more for chain hotels! Guess we were lucky because there was a wedding there that day (very popular place for one) and the inn was far from empty!
Just walking around the grounds is a joy. The architecture is ornate and the landscaping is lush. You almost feel like you're on vacation in a foreign country instead of a major American city. Inside there are many amazing antiques. One large wooden piece I thought was a piano, but found out it was a desk when I got closer!
There are several restaurants to choose from right at the hotel. We ate at La Trattoria and had a delicious Italian meal sitting on the terrace on a beautiful evening watching people walk by feeling like we were in Rome.
Our room was really large with a walk-in closet I'd love to have at home. There is both valet and self parking.
Whether you're visiting the LA area, or live there, this is a definite stop. If you can't stay over, dine at one of the restaurants, but allow time to walk around and see this elegant inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This castle-like hotel is next door to the Main Street Pedestrian Mall and a half-mile from the Riverside Convention Center. This historic hotel occupies a city block in downtown Riverside. Guests have included presidents and Pulitzer Prize winners. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Mission Hotel Riverside
- Mission Hotel Riverside
- Mission Resort Riverside
- Inn Mission Riverside Ca
- Mission Inn Hotel Riverside