Thursday, September 10, 2020

Vintage Mission Inn, Pt. 1

A few shots from 1951 showcasing one of my favorite historic (and extremely ecclectic) hotels, the Mission Inn located in Riverside, California. On a hot summer day like today, that pool sure looks good!

A vintage exterior shot; love that classic car. I know a few of my readers can ID it!

The entrance:

A blue classic convertible?!? Only thing missing for me is a rumble seat!

The entrance courtyard:

The same bell can still be found there:

See more vintage and contemporary Mission Inn photos at my main website.


Darryl said...

Ah, the Mission Inn! Such memories from my bellboy stint there in the early 80's. My wife and I also stayed there last year for a, ah, "significant" b-day for me on a whirlwind trip which included Death Valley, Vegas (Eagles concert!), the Del Coronado and of course D-Land! Lots of mysterious pathways, stairs, doorways to ? and all the architecture. Thanks Dave.

Daveland said...

I miss the days when most of those doorways weren't locked!

"Lou and Sue" said...

Dave, thanks for this post on the Mission Inn! I wasn't aware of this beautiful place, until now. I just looked at their website - and hope to see it, in person, in the near future. Now, I'm going to your main website to enjoy more photos of it.