54 Degrees and The Presidential Lounge
Extensive Wine Collection and Presidential Cocktails
The Presidential Lounge
Given The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s rich history, it only seems fitting to have a Presidential Lounge that pays homage to the 10 U.S. Presidents who have passed through the hotel.
Designed to reflect the stature of these esteemed guests, bronze gates frame the entrance into the interior of the Presidential Lounge. In addition to portraits of the Presidents who’ve visited the hotel, the décor features a heavy beamed ceiling and dark paneled walls that are brightened by an unusual skylight dome crafted from blue and gold stained glass.
The Presidential Lounge was originally built in 1902 as a luxurious four-room apartment. President Roosevelt stayed in this residence when he dedicated the initial structure in 1902.
President William Howard Taft enjoyed the seclusion of the suite in 1909 before attending a grand banquet.
In 1926, Crown Prince Gustavus and Princess Louise of Sweden occupied the suite briefly before being escorted to a festive dinner party in the outdoor Spanish Patio. By 1939, the apartment had been converted into a large room suitable for meetings or other functions.
In 1940, Richard Nixon and Patricia Ryan were married in a simple, Quaker ceremony on June 21. The space was remodeled in 1957 into a cocktail lounge and completely renovated again during the 1985 restoration.
If you stop in the Presidential Lounge for a JFK Cosmopolitan or a Herbert Hoover Lemon Drop, these signature cocktails will leave you feeling quite stately indeed — and in very good company. Plus, you can savor your drink along with live jazz music Friday and Saturday evenings.
Join us in celebrating the Inn's 111th anniversary! As a salute to our past and future, we have created an exclusive cocktail menu, click here to view.
Special Feature Margarita
The Mission Inn Perfect Margarita
Sauza Blue Reposado-100% Agave Tequila, Cointreau, Fresh Orange & Lime Juice, Sweet n’ Sour and Agave Nectar.
Margarita of the Month
January's Flavor is the Blueberry Margarita - $9.00
A blend of Tequila, Triple Sec, Sweet and Sour, infused with a puree of blueberry, topped with fresh blueberries and garnished with a slice of lime.
Monday to Thursday – 11:00 a.m. to Midnight
Friday and Saturday – 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.
Sunday – 9:30 a.m. to Midnight
Sunday to Thursday - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Light Jazz Friday & Saturday – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
54 Degrees at Duane's
This interactive wine bar accompanies Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, building upon this steakhouse staple offering an eclectic menu of wines and tapas in a modern and sophisticated setting. Boasting over 28 wines by the glass and a wine cellar of more than 7,000 bottles, 54 Degrees is an edgier social setting featuring stainless steel accents and beautiful warm woods, which contribute to a relaxed but elegant vibe.
All wines at 54° at Duane’s® are preserved in Inland Southern California’s first Cruvinet System, a temperature-controlled wine dispensing and preservation system to enhance the guest experience. Visitors have the option to experience the wine in tasters, half glasses or full glasses — making 54° at Duane’s® ideal for tastings with friends, food and wine pairings with colleagues or enjoying a romantic drink in a lively and inviting setting.
Complementing the wine selection is a menu of unique and finely prepared tapas sharing plates.
54˚ at Duane’s® Dining Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
54˚ at Duane’s® Happy Hour:
Monday to Friday - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
54˚ at Duane’s® Entertainment Hours:
Enjoy Smooth Jazz & Top 40 Live Music - Wednesday thru Saturday: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Wine's of the World - January 7 through November 15, 2015 Wine Tasting Wednesday & Thursday From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, featuring wines from Central California Coast this January. Enjoy three flights for $10 or six flights for $18 (1.5 oz. each)
January Wine Selection - Featuring Central California Coast:
- Tereana, White
- Liberty School, Chardonnay
- Troublemaker, Red
- Candor, Zinfandel
- Clos La Chance, Merlot
- Smith & Hook, Cabernet Sauvignon
Includes a complimentary selection of Chef's appetizers
Download Wines By The Glass Menu
For more information 951.784.0300.
Featured Pinot Noir:
Double-Gold Medal Award-Winner, Roberts Reserve at the Kelly Belle Chateau, Oregon
Bottle: $69 / 6oz Glass: $16
Wine Tasting Wednesdays in 54° at Duane's®
Join us every Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in 54° at Duane’s® and delight in flavors of fine, hand-selected wines as you relax and enjoy the historic atmosphere of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
$10 for a flight of 3
$18 for a flight of 6