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On-site Experiences to Enhance Your Stay

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa offers a wide range of activities and things to do during your stay in Riverside, California in the Inland Empire.

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Celebrates 112 Years of History!
Wed. January 1, 2015 - Wed. November 25, 2015

The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa has been a symbol of history, romance and elegance since its grand opening in 1903. When the Hotel opened its doors over a hundred years ago, it became the address to elegant soirees, political lunches, engagements and intimate to extravagant weddings. To celebrate its 112th birthday, the Keepers of the Inn invite you to stay and enjoy one of our “If These Walls Could Talk” signature cocktails.

Experience History Under the Stars - Sunday through Thursday Evenings May 2015 until November 13, 2015.

Famous Champagne Sunday Brunch

Every Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm


The AAA Four-Diamond Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa offers the most elaborate and well-known weekly brunch in Inland Southern California. The Award-Winning Champagne Sunday Brunch, often referred the "City’s Best," is known for its lavish culinary offerings, including various unique food stations and a mimosa bar.

Guests may choose from traditional breakfast items, including made-to-order Belgian Waffles, made-to-order Omelets and delicious Eggs Benedict. Snow Crab Legs, Smoked Norwegian Salmon, Jumbo Shrimp, Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche. Farmers’ Market-inspired Salads are available as well as savory Prime Rib and roasted Fingerling Potatoes. For dessert, guests may indulge in seasonal delicious treats ranging from Sweet and Fruity Tarts, hot Apple Cobbler, mini Crème Brulee, mini French Pastries and our Award-Winning Bread Pudding.

The Award-Winning Champagne Sunday Brunch is available every Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. The Mission Inn Restaurant and Duane’s Prime Steak and Seafood Restaurant are transformed to accommodate brunch guests who may choose between indoor seating or dining al fresco on The Spanish Patio.

Adults - $42
Children (5 yrs. – 11 yrs.) - $20
(Plus tax & gratuity)
Children 4 years old & under are complimentary

(Please note: no other menu served at this time. Excludes Holidays.)
Reservations are highly recommended.

To make your reservations, please call 888.326.4448

Kelly’s Spa Wellness Program

Featuring Yoga, Mat Pilates and Personal Fitness Classes
Reservations: (951) 341-6725

Docent Led Tours from The Mission Inn Museum
Reservations: (951) 788-9556 or at Mission Inn Museum Reserve Tour 

Traditional High Tea

Tea & Tiaras at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Every Third Saturday of the Month until October 17, 2015

Aspiring princesses between the ages of 3 and 12 years old will feel like royalty for a day at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Our regal offerings start with a sparkling Apple Cider welcome and a Princess Afternoon Tea. The lady-in-waiting can enjoy Afternoon Tea with a grand view of the beautiful Spanish Patio.*  And what would a princess be without a Tiara?  Delectable sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam, hot cocoa, orange floats and a range of princess-friendly, delicate pastries and sweet confections from Casey’s Cupcakes® are served.

*Afternoon Tea is served in our Mission Inn Restaurant, weather permitting, on our Spanish Patio.

$20 per child (11 years old & under)
$29 per adult
(pre-payment required, tax & gratuity not included)

Seating: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every third Saturday of the Month

To make your Tea & Tiaras reservation, please call 888.326.4448.

Afternoon Tea Spa Indulgence Package
$89 per person, available 7 days a week from Kelly's Spa.

The luxurious High Tea Spa Indulgence package includes:

  • 25 minute Hydrating Cranberry Infused Therapeutic Massage
  • Full use of Spa Facilities
  • Elegant Afternoon

To reserve your appointment, visit the Spa reception desk or call 951.341.6725.

Afternoon Tea

Served 7 Days a Week

Monday - Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


 

Featuring Kelly's Tea offerings, you’ll be served with savory selections and an assortment of delicious and dainty sweets.

$29 per person, $14 Prince & Princess (up to 12 yrs.) 
Reservations required: 888.326.4448

Grand Afternoon Tea
$29 per person
Sweet & Savory Selections & Choice of Tea

Royal Afternoon Tea
$39 per person

Choice of Wycliff Champagne, CK Mondavi Chardonnay or Harvey’s Bristol Crème Sherry, Sweet & Savory Selections & Choice of Tea

Download Afternoon Tea Menu
Reservations: (888) 326-4448

*24 Hour Advance Reservation Required

Mission Inn Museum & Foundation Events/Activities

Docent Led Tours from The Mission Inn Museum

Daily Tour Times

Weekdays:         10:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm      
Weekends:         10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm
 
Reservations: (951) 788-9556 or Mission Inn Museum Reserve Tour 

First Sundays At the Mission Inn Museum

First Sunday of every month from October through May 1pm - 4pm outside the Mission Inn Museum.

First Sundays is an ongoing collaborative arts program, providing free family art projects on the first Sunday of the month, designed for families with children of all ages.  The program is funded in part by the Riverside Arts Council.  During First Sundays, our Youth Ambassadors will be conducting perimeter tours of the Inn for families participating in First Sundays.  Additionally, the Mission Inn Museum will be doing the following projects:

  • February 1:  Exploring the Inn:  Tooled Tin Tiles
  • March 1:  Exploring the Inn:  Diffusing Paper Butterflies

Fling Into Swing

A Mission Inn Foundation Benefit Event

Friday, February 6, 2015

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Music Room

$75 per individual, $140 per couple

Picture the Music Room of the Mission Inn, the dance floor full of couples swinging to the musical rhythms of Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, and Duke Ellington as performed by the Empire Swing Orchestra and the Los Angeles Muses.  Enjoy food stations full of tasty hors d'oevres, carvings of roast beef on warm rolls, a variety of sweet morsels, and where ration cards can be traded for a glass of wine or beer.  Bid on a host of wonderful auction items, with both live and silent auctions.  And to commemorate the role that the historic Mission Inn played during World War II, come dressed in fourties-style clothing, Hawaiian garb (reminiscent of the Lea Lea Lounge at the Mission Inn) or military uniforms that still fit!

Tickets available online at www.missioninnmuseum.org or at the Mission Inn Museum Foundation Office at 951-781-8241.  This is an evening you'll not want to miss!

One World, One Community:  Riverside's Evolving Legacy

"The African American Presence in Riverside"

Sunday, February 15, 2015

2:00 pm

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

Free Admission

Preserving the past, capturing the present!  In its attempt to fulfill, in part, its stated mission, the Riverside African American Historical Society, along with the Mission Inn Foundation and Museum, invite you to join us as we reflect upon the ever evloving presence of the Africa American Community in Riverside and the Inland Empire from the late 1800's until the present time.  The presentation is the fourth event in the Mission Inn Foundation's public programming series One World, One Community:  Riverside's Evelving Legacy.  Each of the events in this series focuses on the various peoples and cultures that have greatly influenced Riverside and helped it to become the diverse and thriving metropolis that it is today.  Please join us as we celebrate African American History Month and listen to this special lecture presented by Sue Strickland and Cleda Givens-Bullock, members of the African American Historical Society and prominent members of the Riverside community.

Southern California's Unique Museum-Hotel:

Thoughts on Expanding the Mission Inn's Place in History

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

Free Admission

In a presentation pulled form her doctoral dissertation on the Mission Inn, Emily McEwen will use examples from the hotels collections and case studies from its 30-year preservation struggle to explore the Inn's broader national and international historical connections.  This presentation will position the Mission Inn as a starting point to investigate the larger historical concerns of tourism, collecting, material culture, empire-building, and urban renewal.  Emily McEwen is a former Curator of History at the Mission Inn Foundation & Museum who completed her Ph.D. in Public History at the University of California, Riverside in 2014.  She currently works as a Historic Resource Specialist with Orange County Parks.

Friends of the Mission Inn Silent Film Screening

Ramona

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Doors open at 12:00 pm, movie starts at 1:00 pm.

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Music Room

$20 per person in advance, $25 at the foor.

Complimentary popcorn, tea and coffee will be available.

The Firends of the Mission Inn will present a movie that was thought to be lost for a long period of time - the 1928 version of "Ramona"--as the group's annual silent-film offering.  A complete version of the film was found a few years ago in the archives of the Czech Republic, and restored under the auspices of the Library of Congress.  "Ramona", based upon Helen Hunt Jackson's famous novel, has been made into a movie several times, starting in 1910 with a D.W. Griffith production starring Mary Pickford.  The 1928 film stars the Mexican beauty Dolores del Rio as Ramona.  Accompnaying the film on the Mission Inn's Kimball pipe organ will be Robert Salisbury, who has played for all of the Friends' silent-movie offerings.  All proceeds will go toward restoration projects funded by the Friends (the organization recently repaired the Anton Clock in the Spanish Patio).

Tickets are available at the Mission Inn Museum (open daily 9:30 am - 4:30 pm) or by mail from the Friends of the Mission Inn, PO Box 1546, Riverside, CA 92502 (checks payable to Friends of the Mission Inn).

Through the Doors:

Famous Visitors of the Mission Inn

Exhibit Opening Reception

Thursday, March 26, 2015

5:30 pm

Mission Inn Museum

Free Admission

The Mission Inn Foundation and Museum is proud to unveil its newest exhibit, Through the Doors:  Famous Visitors of the Mission Inn.  The exhibition will focus on the famous faces that have graced the halls of the Mission Inn throughout the years, from the beginning of the Inn to the present day.  Joan Hall, in her two masteful volumes entitled Through the Doors of the Mission Inn, describes the various celebrities who have made visits to the hotel and her works were inspiration for this display.  Please join us for the opening of this wonderful presentation and walk amongs the famed personalities, from actors to presidents to aviators, who all at one time came to the Mission Inn!

 

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