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 have 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 signature cocktails like a JFK Cosmopolitan or a Herbert Hoover Lemon Drop, will leave feeling quite stately indeed — and in very good company. Plus, you can savor your drink along with live jazz music Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Mission Inn Perfect Margarita - $14.95
Sauza Blue Reposado-100% Agave Tequila, Cointreau, Fresh Orange & Lime Juice, Sweet n’ Sour and Agave Nectar.
Monday thru Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to Midnight
Limited lunch menu on Sundays: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Live Music Nightly
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® Hours:
Monday thru Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday thru Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Live Music Nightly
For more information 951.784.0300.