Is The Mission Inn Haunted ?

In Riverside the most haunted place is of course the famous Mission Inn..

The Mission Inn is an older building, and very spooky in several of the extremely classy and pricey rooms... While guests of the Inn are enjoying the modern amenities afforded them, such as an outdoor Olympic sized pool and first class fitness center, the catacombs that run underneath the building heading in the direction of Mt. Rubidoux are now closed..  These catacombs were rumored to exist and were a great topic of discussion in Jr High, but like most rumor of this nature, no one had ever been in them nor did any one know of anyone who had been..  It wasn't until the late 90's that the rumors of the haunted catacombs of The Mission Inn were finally put to bed..  A construction digger dug into one of the catacombs.  That really settled things didn't it. One current employee of the Mission Inn remembers, an older gentleman was once given a room in one of the upper stories of the building, as there were no lower floor rooms available due to the 1939 remodeling.. The next morning, when the gentleman was asked if his accommodations were adequate, he was reported to have said to this worker that all was fine, and he even enjoyed the singing in the next room.. When told he was the only tenant on the floor, the old man nearly passed out.

The Mission Inn is supposedly haunted by the Millers, the first owners of a 12 room cottage where the pool now sits. The existing structure of the hotel was begun in 1900 and completed in approximately 1947. Owned first by C.C. Miller and then sold to his son Frank shortly before his death, in 1900. Frank's sister, Alice, reportedly the one who like to sing while she worked, managed the hotel until her death in the late '40s.

The following lists are all of the rooms in the Mission Inn that are reported to be haunted. Room 215; reports of blue lights the size of a bowling ball has been reported inside room 215.

Alice Miller's ('Aunt Alice') room, 4th floor, south east corner. This two-level room is very active.. Reports of cold spots, touches, apparitions. Strong presence of Alice.

The Bridal Honeymoon Suite across from Alice Miller's room. There have been multiple reports of people being pushed or rather hurried along as they went down the spiral staircase of this two-level room. In 1993, a couple on their honeymoon night checked out of the room just after midnight after reportedly being pushed on the stairwell.

The Catacombs. What's a catacomb with out a little haunting right, right? The end closest to the Mission Inn was an underground museum. It being walled it was believed up till the time that construction worker dug into an old section about a 1/4 mile away, that it did not exist, but as recent excavations and new construction has shown the Catacombs did indeed exist..  All the way to Mt Rubidoux.. Back at the Mission Inn, there was an enormous amount of activity in the area of the foyer during the years immediately following the hotel's re-opening in 1992. The hotel's desk clerk at re-opening resigned after seeing someone in this area late one evening.

Frank Miller's Room in The Mission Inn, 4th floor, north east corner. One of the only rooms not restored during the closure of the Inn from 1985 to 1992.   Possibly now a banquet room at the end of Author's Row.. A strong presence of Mr. Miller permeates the room.

It seems that almost all of the Hallways are haunted at the Mission Inn.. There have been numerous sightings of vanishing guests along hallways throughout the hotel, particularly along Author's Row, covered hallway near Alice Miller's room, 2nd and 4th floor hallways, parallel to pool, the service area hallway behind Mission dining room..  The Mission Dining Room also known as the Spanish Dining Room a apparition seen traveling near ceiling from entrance wall, near the patio, to the far back wall... In the Rotunda, there have been some occasional sightings... The area was closed to the public after re-opening but has since opened to retail space around 1997 or 1998.. On the Spanish Patio, visitors have reported feeling cold spots and touchy-feely feelings, especially around the area of the Lincoln Bust, especially since it had been ordered and designed by the late Alice Miller who just happened to die the day it was completed.. I guess she never saw the unavailing and that's why her presence can be felt or seen here?


When you say this or that happend at the Inn. Please share specific locations. Room numbers and which spiral staircase, yes there are more than one.

As for grammar comments, not everyone in this country has perfect grammar. If english is your second language, your spelling may be off. That doesn't take away from what may have happened. I worked security at the Inn from 1982 - 1985. I saw some stuff I won't share. It's a fun, historical and interesting hotel.

I sure wish I hadn't googled Mission+Inn+Ghosts before I TRIED to sleep in room 206 last night! These (and other articles from similar sites) kept me in a constant state of "on guard" throughout the night. Nothing happened but my over-active imagination (and reading all these posts, alone, in my room) kept me alert and ready to bolt.

Stayed in room 217 and was awaken by what I thought was my daughter in the middle of the night. I heard dad. Expected to see her but she was asleep on the sofa in the room. was not scared just felt weird.

Some of these stories are interesting, but most can be easily explained by normal things. The stories that can't be explained by 'normal' things could also be explained by aliens, bigfoots, or unicorns.. Not sure why the story tellers jump to the conclusion that it's a ghost. I guess it depends how many ghost-movies they've seen.

I resided in room for 4 nights. From the second night on, I heard what sounded as though someone rolling luggage across a wood floor. It began each night around 2, and ceased just before dawn. On my way out, I asked the receptionist if there were a walkway above my room that doormen might use. She replied no.

In the entry by admission check in saw a woman spirit float down the staircase. I was waiting for a friend with no thought of ghosts in mind. The staircase bannister in the sighting didn't look like the present one. The one i saw was confirmed to be the original. Never visited or heard of Mission Inn before

Well...I just left there tonight with my girlfriend taking pictures and walked down one hallway through a door..well i step to a stair case and helped my girlfriend so she would walk down safely without falling, I got pushed passed her and fell on my butt she grabbed my hand to try to catch my fall...all i can say is WTF...smh

December last year 2016 My fiance and i together with my sister checked in at the Mission Inn Hotel for the Christmas Festivity of Lights. I didn't believe in ghosts or paranormal activities because i haven't experienced anything like that. But the night we stayed at the Mission Inn hotel i experienced something that i will never forget. I can't remember the room we stayed but i do know it's in the front of the hotel facing the pool and at the corner on the 4th floor. As we got inside the room i didn't feel anything weird until i went at the corner where there was a chair and a floor lamp shade beside it. I sat down to read a book and i felt cold air blowing at me. I thought there was a vent near me but as i looked closely on the walls there was no air condititoner nor vents on that corner. I just grabbed a robe and covered my body and ignored that incident. My fiance went o bed early and i eneded up sleeping later than him and my sister. My fiance and i had a disgreement that night and i ended up sleeping beside my sister in the other bed and left my fiance alone in the bed. I was tossing and turning and trying to sleep when i started feeling cold again. Lights where turned off and i noticed that there was a shadow of a tall man in a black coat with a black hat walking in the room. I saw this figure and opened my eyes to really see if i was awake or dreaming that's the time when this man walked towards me and he started getting close to me like he wanted to enter my body . I froze for a second but remembered to pray and call God's help. I remembered i prayed "I am a Child of God stay away from me". After i prayed that i was able to scream and call my fiance for help. He did woke up and turned on the lights and the figure disappeared. I know it was not a dream since i haven't been sleeping yet. I was still trying to sleep and i can't because i had a fight with my fiance. But after that incident i cried and felt that something eerie and scary that just had happened to me. We decided to turn the lights on and the 3 of us ended up sleeping in one bed. i am in the middle because i'm still shaken and as soon as daylight hit we checked out and of course mentioned the inicident to the manager. My advice is for you to make sure the room you are getting was not the one we were at.


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