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The mission inn:Beautiful😍 The Mission Inn, now known as The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, is a historic landmark hotel in downtown Riverside, California. Although a composite of many architectural styles, it is generally considered the largest Mission Revival Style building in the United States. Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[3] Amazing Sunday brunch. Eclectic architecture and really cool history. Make a day out of it and explore downtown Riverside as well. A fantastic running trail. They hold Easter mass up here as well. Beautiful place to watch the sunset or sunrise! This is the hotel I think of when I hear the Eagles' Hotel California. It's a maze of interesting stairways and courtyards. They really go all out for Christmas. It's beautiful! Rose Garden: Yellow Rose and White Gazebo Beautiful view of Riverside from the top of Mt. Rubidoux Went back to Mt Rubidoux this past weekend to get a better photo then the last time I went here this time I got some color in the sky. This is a great hike with some stunning views of the city and with the peace Bridge and a big cross sitting at the top of the mountain
#bvsexplore The inner courtyard... From the fourth floor Found art detail, rusty can lids, filtered light. Fairmont Park f/18
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18 mm Love this historic hotel! Voted best decorated hotel during the holidays. Festival of Lights roses over looking gazebo Lovely pink roses inside of the Rose Garden at Fairmount Park Rose Garden Fountain UCR Botanic Gardens Fairmont Park Fairmont Park Rose Garden Fairmount park Red Leaves Spotlight Photo 20
Antique Water Fountain
Metadata Aperture f/7.1 Shutter speed 1/400 sec. ISO 100 focal length 56mm If you had to guess, where would you say this photo is? Maybe Spain, maybe Italy - somewhere like that?
Actually, it's in downtown Riverside, California. The city usually gets a bad reputation; of course, it's hard to live up to glamorous neighbors like Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. And historically, it hasn't always been that nice.
But in reality, the old downtown area is quite charming and today it's a lovely place to spend the day. This was snapped from the rooftop of the Mission Inn, a glamorous historic hotel done in the style of old Spanish missions. That's why it looks like it could be a building in Spain!
There are also photography galleries, museums, and lots of places to eat, drink, and shop. The cross at the very top of Mt. Rubidoux • #Riverside #CA #IE #Cross World Peace Bridge on top of Mount Rubidoux is a replica of a noted bridge in Alcántara, Spain. Red Velvet cupcakes! The cross at the top #view from mt. rubidoux #riverside #california #hiking #riverside #iloveriverside #riversideca #missioninn #architecture http://instagr.am/p/LJr3XhNwNr/ recycle art photo 20 roses, bugs, and light! Fairmont Park Fairmount park, Beautiful Rose Garden Every year the day after Thanksgiving... the fireworks for the Festival of Lights Located in the park next to the museum and Mission Inn hotel, see this tribute to the first Chinatown near here in Riverside, then have a picnic here. #Blue #Green #SpringFun #StunningStructures #Red light! water fountain at Fairmount park cool recycle art Moreno Valley College Photo 20
Location Tio's Taco Date 03/09/2017 Time 01:26:12 P.M.6000*4000
Meta Data: 1/125 sec , f/6.3 sec., ISO 100, focal length 29mm Rattler along one of the many available trails.
Downtown #riverside from mt. rubidoux #california View from along the perimeter trail (AKA Fire Road) Love this willow trees #green The Bostonian sandwich at Simple Simon's Deli and Bakery. Courtyard at the Mission Inn. Very beautiful and very haunted! Family friend gets in the spirit at the local Renaissance Fair. Caught him! View of Highway 74 This is one of three fishing lakes in the park along Santa Ana River, with tent and RV camping, cabins among Cottonwood trees. Also has regional day use park with disc and miniature golf, walking, biking trails, picnic area, splash pad for water play, and rock climbing playground. Also close to city of Riverside and for extra fee, park offers cable TV and WiFi. Don't be unnerved at night by the coyotes howling in the distance. Apparently they are not seen, only heard! #Blue #Green #AquaTrove #TakeAHike #SpringFun Passing train in downtown Riverside just passing over Arlington Ave. Fairmount Park details and light The Spanish style buildings hear just shine Other view of highway 74 going to Palm Springs Another view from the courtyard from the Mission Inn When in Riverside, CA looking for something sweet. http://www.caseyscupcake.com/ Amazing!! #Food Entrance ceiling to the Fox they matched the original paint colors #iloveriverside #riversideca #riverside #foxtheatre #landmark #paint sooooooo good! #mexican #food See artifacts on early history of the city of Riverside including natural history exhibits of native plants, insects and animals. Free museum, but donations welcomed and is across the street from the beautiful downtown Mission Inn hotel. college professor dancing near the lake Getting ready to take the metrolink to Union Station. When it comes to the holidays you must come down to downtown riverside & check out the Festival of Lights!!!
#riverside #downtownriverside #ie Enjoying a Black n Tan Burger at The Salted Pig. Having lunch at Simple Simon's. Best sandwiches ever! Great little place for a bite. Great food at reasonable prices. #goldenhour #sunset #california Tamale factory in downtown Riverside ca.
Love the Tamales!!!!!! Fountain under refurbishment Historic Mission Inn and very haunted! Step back in time at this old post office from the 1930s, still in use today as their main branch downtown. #StunningStructures Beautiful hotel!!!
#Riverside Open since 1990 and family owned, have good Mexican food and walk around the garden patio, filled with art made from recycled materials like this chapel. The chef and artist is a native of Mexico, which is reflected in the food and art.
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Get an overview of this hotelArt Deco motel with spa tub and seasonal outdoor pool

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center
24/7 Desk


Located in the heart of Riverside, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of California Museum of Photography, Fox Performing Arts Center, and Riverside Convention Center. University of California-Riverside and Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

Along with a spa tub, this motel has a seasonal outdoor pool and a business center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, express check-in, and express check-out are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 44 rooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Other amenities available to guests include free WiFi, free wired Internet, and satellite TV.

Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside features a spa tub and a seasonal outdoor pool. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. A business center is on site. This Art Deco motel also offers multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and express check-in. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Express check-in 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Express check-out 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 44 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  

Nearby Things to Do

A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight


Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

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  • Thunderbird Lodge in Riverside
  • Thunderbird Lodge Riverside
  • Thunderbird Riverside
  • Thunderbird Hotel Riverside

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