Mission Inn in Riverside hosts GOP parties, welcomes international dignitaries and features a former Catholic church within the walls of the illustrious hotel. The hotel is located 3649 Mission Inn Av, Riverside CA, just minutes off the 91 freeway.
The 110 year history of the hotel began with Frank Miller’s idea that Riverside needed a Grand Hotel. He turned a 12 room boardinghouse into one of the best hotels in the world. Riverside boomed in the 1890s with important guests, including President McKinley, visiting the area.
Presidents continue to visit Mission Inn, from Benjamin Harrison to George W Bush, the hotel hosts most Republican Presidents at some point in their lives. Ronald and Nancy Reagan were married at the hotel.
Portions of Frank Miller’s bell collection are displayed around the hotel, from the mission bell to the Nanking bell which are both located along the entrance path to the Mission Inn.