Credit: Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
Credit: Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

How to Spend the Picture-Perfect Day in San Juan Capistrano According to Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano’s GM 

Take It From the Expert!

Name: Pam Ryan 

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Job Title: General Manager at Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
Resident of: Long Beach
Local Living: 25 years


“I am very passionate about sharing the stories of the hotel and community. For example, the story of the 72 mission olive trees and the creation of our own private label olive oil, Reverence, is one of my favorites. Guests enjoy hearing about the historical significance of the olives and the mission.”

Pam Ryan

3 Things I Love About San Juan Capistrano: 

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-It’s incredibly walkable
-It’s easily accessible from the 5 freeway
-It’s halfway between LA and SD (with Amtrak access!)



Live and Learn

I love the idea of creating a brand concept within the Autograph Collection and making it come alive for our guests and staff. We are stewards of the community, and I’m grateful to embrace the historical nature and share the narrative with our guests. The hotel is very unique to the market and offers guests elevated experiences.

Pam Ryan

Leading the Community

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I love being a positive role model and steward for the storytellers who work at Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. I embrace a sense of community and offer the team an opportunity to learn and grow, all while taking care of our guests and offering them an experience unlike any other.


Sip and Stay


Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge is modeled after Ysidora (and her husband Don Juan) but filtered through the lens of the charismatic woman she would’ve become today. The lavish bar, lounge restaurant and outdoor seating in the adjacent Landmark Courtyard create a great vibe for live entertainment and a perfect meal. The extensive cocktail list is also a highlight—the Lavender Froze with floral herbs and the San Juan gin and tonic are some of my favorites!

Pam Ryan

Dining Trackside

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Trevors at the Tracks in San Juan Capistrano is a great location for a good meal. As the name suggests, it’s located right next to the train tracks! It has a ton of history, great cocktails and live music seven days a week.

Pam Ryan

Back in Time

With our resort adjacent to the Mission San Juan Capistrano and its historical significance, there are so many compelling storylines that play into the local market. Visiting the mission is a great place to take in history and gain perspective, particularly in these times of uncertainty. 


Relax and Reset      

Credit: Mary Carol Fitzgerald

Set within our resort, Spa at the Mission is an intimate wellness destination that offers the best massages and facials I have ever had! Enjoy the spa deck overlooking the ruins of the Great Stone Church where you can also catch a magical sunset. Inquire about the CBD oil for an elevated spa experience.

Pam Ryan

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection
31692 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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