Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mission Inn

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. 

5 comments:

Teresa Cypher said...

How neat! I's never before heard of it. Thanks :-)

Teresa Cypher said...

"I'd" lol. Whew, What a typo! :-)

Kate OMara said...

Thanks Teresa. Love your comments. I've made a few typos mysself. LOL

Zeba said...

Interesting stuff! :)

Misha Gericke said...

I haven't heard of it before, but it sounds like an interesting place. :-)