Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

Riverside, CA | historic | hospitality

The Mission Inn, one of California’s top three landmarks and a national attraction, was decrepit and structurally unsound when it closed its doors in 1985, after thirty years of decline. ELS’ restoration brought the hotel back to its former splendor and kickstarted the redevelopment of downtown Riverside.

The Mission Inn, constructed over a period of 30 years, was an eclectic mix of design styles ranging from Mission Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Renaissance Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and Moorish influences. ELS renovated and seismically upgraded the hotel’s guest rooms, courtyards, chapel, museum, and uniquely-themed public spaces. The work respected and integrated an assemblage of arcades and gardens, turrets and catacombs, Spanish cannons and wrought iron.


AIA California Council Special Merit Award

California Preservation Foundation Award for Rehabilitation

Project Stats
  • Client

    Carley Capital Group

  • Size

    300,000 sf


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