See the hundreds of bells within the collection, including the Nanjing Bell (cast around the time of the Boxer Rebellion) and the oldest bell in Christendom, dating back to 1247; countless priceless paintings including Henry Chapman Ford’s oil paintings of the 21 California missions and the by William Keith on 1874; and the eight foot Amitahba Buddha that was made in Japan during the Tokugawa period (1615-1868).
This tradition originated with Frank Miller’s daughter Allis and her husband, De Witt Hutchings in 1934.
With multiple upscale dining options, a modern fitness center, Tuscan-inspired, Conde Nast award-winning Kelly’s Spa, a lushly landscaped pool and Jacuzzi, historic museum, and opulent rooms that transport guests to California’s foregone eras, the AAA Four Diamond property provides a quintessentially Californian hospitality experience threaded with a rich history.
Whether you are seeking the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway, and inspirational setting for your wedding or business event, or an unforgettable family vacation destination, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa invites you to become part of the legend today.
It’s a monastery, a museum, a fine hotel, a home, a boardinghouse, a mission, an art gallery and an aviator’s shrine. If you are ever in any part of California, don’t miss the famous Mission Inn of Riverside.” Framed by its breathtaking Spanish Mission –style architecture, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa welcomes you to a destination where rich history and classic elegance exist in perfect balance with contemporary luxury and comfort.
This iconic AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel has remained faithful to the grand style and ambiance enjoyed by its first guests.
Duane and Kelly Roberts"Keepers of the Inn" The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa began as a quaint adobe boarding house in 1876, and blossomed into a full-service hotel in the early 1900s thanks to California’s economic citrus boom and warm weather, attracting wealthy travelers and investors from the East Coast and Europe.