Mission Inn Sign

The Mission Inn is a historic hotel in Riverside, California. Built in 1876, it is the largest Mission Revival Style building in the United States.

It is also a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark. The inn has been restored and is open to the public as a museum. It is also available for special events and weddings.

A Brief History Of The Mission Inn

The Mission Inn in Riverside, California is one of the most iconic and historic hotels in the United States. Built in 1876, the inn is a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark.

Today, the inn has been restored and is open to the public as a museum. It is also available for special events and weddings. Join us as we explore the history and beauty of this Riverside landmark.

The Mission Inn was built by Frank Augustus Miller, who was inspired by the architecture he saw while traveling through Spain. Miller used unique materials like glazed tiles, carved stone, and ironwork to create an opulent and luxurious hotel.

At the time of its construction, the Mission Inn was not actually located in Riverside – it was situated in the small town of Agua Mansa. However, Riverside soon grew around the hotel, and today it is one of the city’s most beloved landmarks.

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Mission Inn Rotunda

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The Mission Inn Today: A Museum And Event Venue

The Mission Inn is open to the public as a museum, and it is also available for special events and weddings. The inn has been meticulously restored, and it is truly a sight to behold. Visitors can explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic rooms, and learn about the hotel’s storied past.

The Mission Inn is also a popular venue for weddings. Couples can exchange their vows in the stunning Rotunda or in front of the majestic fountain. Whether you’re planning a small intimate gathering or a large gala event, the Mission Inn will make your wedding dreams come true.

The Architectural Beauty Of The Mission Inn

The Mission Inn is a masterpiece of Mission Revival architecture. The building is adorned with intricate details like glazed tiles, carved stone, and ironwork. The inn also features several courtyards, fountains, and gardens, which create a truly magical setting.

The Mission Inn’s signature feature is the Rotunda, which is a round room with a stained glass skylight. The Rotunda is the perfect place to host a wedding or special event.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Mission Inn’s architectural history, be sure to take one of the hotel’s guided tours. You’ll learn all about Frank Miller and his vision for the hotel.

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Mission Inn Courtyard View

Weddings At The Mission Inn: A Riverside Tradition

Weddings at the Mission Inn are truly a Riverside tradition. The inn has been hosting weddings for over 140 years, and it is one of the most popular wedding venues in Southern California.

The Mission Inn offers several beautiful indoor and outdoor locations for your ceremony and reception. Couples can exchange their vows in the stunning Rotunda or in front of the majestic fountain. The hotel also has several courtyards and gardens that make the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding.

If you’re looking for a unique and historic venue for your wedding, look no further than the Mission Inn.

Historic Hotels In Riverside, California

The Mission Inn is just one of many historic hotels located in Riverside, California. If you’re interested in exploring more of Riverside’s history, be sure to check out these other historic hotels:

1. The Arlington Hotel – built in 1875, the Arlington Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Riverside. The hotel has been beautifully restored, and it now offers luxury accommodations and dining.

2. The Grier Mansion – built in 1902, the Grier Mansion is a gorgeous example of Victorian architecture. The mansion is now a bed and breakfast, and it offers seven luxurious guest rooms.

3. The Culver Hotel – built in 1908, the Culver Hotel is a Riverside landmark. The hotel has been meticulously restored, and it now offers luxury accommodations, dining, and event space.

4. The Fairmount Hotel – built in 1924, the Fairmount Hotel is one of Riverside’s most iconic hotels. The hotel has been featured in several movies and TV shows, and it offers luxury accommodations and stunning views of the city.

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Outside Aunt Alice's Suite 2

Mission Inn: Restaurants

If you’re looking for a delicious meal, look no further than the Mission Inn. The hotel has several restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines.

1. Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood – Duane’s is the perfect place to enjoy a classic steak dinner. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list, making it the perfect spot for a date night.

2. Las Campanas – Las Campanas is Riverside’s only fine dining Mexican restaurant. The restaurant offers traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist.

3. The Basin Sports Bar – The Basin is the perfect place to watch your favorite team while enjoying a delicious meal. The menu features a variety of American classics, and the bar has a wide selection of beers and cocktails.

4. The Inn at Casey’s – The Inn at Casey’s is a casual restaurant that offers a mix of American and Italian cuisine. The restaurant also has an outdoor patio, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a meal on a sunny day.

Having Events At This Historic Hotel

This hotel is the perfect venue for your next event. The hotel has over 50,000 square feet of event space, making it one of the largest event venues in Riverside.

The Mission Inn can accommodate a wide range of events, including weddings, corporate functions, and social gatherings. The hotel’s experienced event planning staff will work with you to ensure that your event is a success.

If you’re looking for a truly unique and memorable event venue, look no further than the Mission Inn.

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Is This Hotel Haunted?

There are many stories about the Mission Inn being haunted. Some say that the ghosts of former owner Frank Miller and his sister Alice Miller, still roam the halls of the hotel.

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, there’s no denying that the Mission Inn is a fascinating place with a long history.

What President Stayed At The Mission Inn In Riverside?

The Mission Inn in Riverside, California is a historic hotel that has hosted a number of U.S. presidents over the years. Presidents William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower all stayed at the Mission Inn during their time in office. Richard Nixon was even married there.

Church At Mission Inn

What Was The Mission Inn Before It Was A Hotel?

The Mission Inn was originally built as a Catholic mission in the early 1800s. It was later converted into a hotel in the late 1800s, and has since become a popular tourist destination in Southern California. The Mission Inn is known for its unique architecture, which combines Spanish, Moorish, and Mission Revival styles. The hotel has also been used as a filming location for several movies and TV shows.

Are There Catacombs Under Riverside, California?

There are rumors of catacombs beneath Riverside, California, but no one has been able to confirm their existence. Some say that the catacombs date back to the days of the Mission Inn, while others believe that they were built more recently as part of a underground city. There is no concrete evidence either way, but the rumors persist. If you’re looking for adventure, you might want to see if you can find these elusive catacombs!

Aunt Alice Suite Sign

Who Was Aunt Alice At The Mission Inn?

Aunt Alice was a prominent figure at the Mission Inn in the early 1900s. She was known for her kind heart and generous nature, and was often seen helping out guests at the hotel. Aunt Alice was also known for her baking skills, and would often bake cookies or pies for guests. She was a beloved member of the Mission Inn community, and will always be remembered for her warmth and kindness.

Aunt Alice's Room

Staying In The Haunted Aunt Alice Suite

Alice Miller’s suite is said to be one of the most haunted locations in the hotel. Located on the 4th floor in the southeast corner, the room is where Alice Miller (the old hotel manager) used to stay. Guests have reported seeing apparitions, feeling cold spots and physical sensations, and sensing a strong presence in the room – believed to be Alice herself.

If you’re looking for a truly haunting experience, check out Alice Miller’s suite (room 401) on your next stay at the hotel.

Outside Aunt Alice's Suite

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Is The Mission Inn Haunted?

The Mission Inn in Riverside, California is said to be one of the most haunted places in the United States. There have been many reports of ghostly activity at the inn over the years, and it is said that there are at least a dozen ghosts that haunt the property.

Many people have reported seeing ghosts, hearing strange noises, and feeling a sense of unease when visiting the hotel. The hotel has a long history, dating back to the 1800s, and it’s said that many of the spirits who haunt the place are former guests who never left.

There have been reports of ghosts appearing in guest rooms, as well as strange noises and sightings in the hallways and common areas. Some say that the inn is so haunted that it’s not even safe to stay there overnight.

We have personally stayed there, in fact in (supposedly) the most haunted room – Aunt Alice’s suite – and felt very uneasy. We had to live around 1AM, because we felt so deeply uncomfortable, and couldn’t bear being there for one more minute.

In terms of explanations, there are numerous possibilities. We didn’t go in as believers, in fact we were extremely skeptical – but there was no denying what we both felt in that suite.

After some Google searches, we think it may be caused by infrasound. Infrasound ghosts are theorized to be caused by infrasound waves, which are sound waves with frequencies below the human hearing range.

These waves can travel long distances and penetrate walls, making them difficult to detect. It’s thought that they may be able to cause feelings of unease, fear, or even hallucinations in people who are exposed to them.

There have been a few reports of infrasound ghosts, but it’s not clear if they’re actually real or just myths. Some experts believe that infrasound waves could explain some paranormal experiences, but more research is needed to confirm this.

So if you’re looking for a creepy place to visit, Mission Inn should definitely be on your list. Just be sure to bring your camera – you never know what you might capture on film!

The Bottom Line On The Mission Inn

The Mission Inn is a Riverside landmark that offers a unique mix of history, luxury, and hospitality. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay, a delicious meal, or a stunning venue for your next event, the Mission Inn will exceed your expectations.

We hope you enjoyed this fascinating look at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. And if you liked this article, be sure to check out some of our other in-depth guides.