Riverside’s Mission Inn Featured in Huffington Post as Southern California Historic Gem

Monday, February 11th, 2013

LA-based Huffington Post writer, Scott Bridges, featured Riverside’s Mission Inn and the surrounding downtown area in a feature blog article published on February 8, 2013.

(source: HuffingtonPost.com; photo by Scott Bridges)

“I made the short trek out the 60 Freeway to the 91 interchange recently to get my first glimpse of the hotel as it celebrated its 110th anniversary,” wrote Bridges. “I had not expected such grandeur. The mission-style structure is the crowning jewel of a charming downtown. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a State of California Historic Landmark, and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.”

The article highlights just a few of the countless intricacies of the architecture, history, hotel amenities and ambiance in both detail and pictures. Bridges summarized his trip in a commonly overheard sentiment of visitors to Riverside:

“Having lived in Southern California most of my life, I now consider it a travesty that I had never taken the opportunity to visit Riverside until now. I found its downtown to be an oasis of culture in the midst of a suburb-spotted desert. And the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is the city’s finest attraction.”

To read Bridge’s full Huffington Post article, click here.