Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, an Autograph Collection Hotel, opened its doors this week in the city of San Juan Capistrano in Southern California.

Located in the historic downtown district of San Juan Capistrano, just steps away from the ruins of Mission San Juan Capistrano, Inn at The Mission features the style of authentic California across four acres of lush landscaping. Within it, the hotel offers an expansive outdoor patio overlooking the Great Stone Church, a pool and spa, over 40,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space including an Olive Grove, and multiple dining options with expansive outdoor seating.  

“We are so proud to open the doors to Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection and welcome our visitors and local community,” says Pam Ryan, general manager in a press statement. “There is something magical about our hotel and the significance to the Mission, it will intimately connect guests to the history and culture of their surroundings in San Juan Capistrano while offering Exactly Like Nothing Else experiences.”

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by their first sighting of the iconic Cliff Swallows, along with thick corbel ceiling beams and glass bells that represent a modern interpretation to the Mission’s bells. With historic and modern twists of artwork throughout creating a balance between old and new. 

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
Guestroom at the nn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. (Photo courtesy of Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano.)

The Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano features 125 hacienda-inspired guestrooms with seven luxury suites including three residential-style villas. Guestrooms are between 360-380 sq.ft., offering high ceilings, mission-style grand armories, chandeliers, many with private balconies. Spacious suites range from 500-880 sq. ft.with rich textures and warm tones that set the scene in the separate living area of the Studio, One Bedroom, or Luxury Suite. Residential-style villas of 650-880 sq. ft. feature 10-ft. transom ceilings, hardwood flooring, decorative Spanish-style tiling and kitchenette with a microwave, mini-fridge and sink, with options to entertain in the privacy of a separate living room or 120 sq. ft. terrace, appointed with either a fireplace or an outdoor fire pit.

The property offers guests a carefully crafted culinary program led by Executive Chef Aaron Obregon, which is driven by locally sourced ingredients to create a modern twist on classic Spanish favorites. At Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge, Spain meets California as guests and locals indulge in wood-fired meats and vegetables, and craft cocktails with ingredients such as local honey and freshly pressed juices. El Cafe Real coffee house features La Colombe specialty coffees in a market style format with grab and go meals. Both Ysidora and El Cafe Real offer open-air outdoor seating to enjoy meals and drinks.

Nestled among four acres of lush landscaping with meandering paths throughout, Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano features an Olive Grove and large outdoor deck overlooking the Great Stone Church. Guests can experience the natural setting by indulging in things such as an olive oil-based body scrub at the spa, an olive oil tasting at the restaurant, or a sensory retreat of the grove itself complete with twinkling lanterns and fire pits. In partnership with California-grown Nuvo Oil, Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano has produced their own olive oil, Reverence Private Label EVOO, which can be exclusively experienced and purchased on property. 

The Spa
The 2,500-sq.-ft. Spa at the Mission will be open in January 2021. With four dedicated treatment rooms for massages, facials and rejuvenating body treatments, services will utilize natural oils infused with on-site herbs such as lemon and basil. The spa will offer limitless opportunities for transformative experiences and rituals that invoke a deep emotional response for the body, mind and soul. Additional wellness offerings will include various gardens for guests to relax and unwind, as well as an immersive, soothing wall of chiming bells for meditation. 

Commitment to Clean
The Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano is operating with enhanced health and safety standards in accordance with Marriott’s Commitment to Clean. With in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations, the Marriott Cleanliness Council is redefining cleaning and safety standards. Hand sanitizing stations are installed upon entrance, at front desks, in hallways, dining areas, elevator banks, and meeting spaces. Signage in public spaces remind guests to maintain social distancing. The mobile app provides reassurance and distancing options for guests, so your phone can be used to check-in, access your room, and order room service. Marriott is cleaning public spaces and high-traffic areas, with increased frequency. In guest rooms, there are elevated rigorous protocols to thoroughly clean all surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants, and housekeeping is placing disinfecting wipes in each room for guests to use. Marriott is also rolling out enhanced technologies including electrostatic sprayers to sanitize surfaces throughout the hotel,  and is testing ultraviolet light technology for sanitizing guest keys and devices shared by associates.

 Starting rates start at $329. For more information, visit innatthemissionsjc.com. For more information about Autograph Collection Hotels, visit autographhotels.com

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