Mission Inn Series #1
From its modest beginnings as a 12-room adobe boarding house to its current stature as one of the finest hotels in the United States, providing a total of 238 rooms and suites, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa has been the cornerstone of Downtown Riverside since 1876.
The Mission Inn’s rise to greatness began in the late 1800’s when wealthy easterners and Europeans flocked to Riverside in search of both a warmer winter climate, and to invest in the area’s profitable citrus industry.
By the 1890’s, Riverside was the richest city per capita in the United States. The consistent influx of tourists to Riverside made Frank Miller, the Master of the Inn, recognize the dire need for a grand resort hotel.
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