The Story of how Mission Tesoro became
Hotel Mission de Oro
Many visitors are curious about our unique hotel and ask if it was one of the famous 21 Kings Highway missions founded by Father Junipero Serra from 1769 (San Diego) to 1823 (Sonoma). The answer is, admittedly, no! But our Mission fits the Mold...
Hotel Mission de Oro was built and opened in 1974 by Jesus Monroy, who was inspired to recreate the mission in his father's hometown of Tepoztlan in Morelos, Mexico. Jesus's dream was to construct 27 missions, each 400 miles apart, thus creating a new Kings Highway on Interstate-5 from Alaska to Argentina.