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Koldinghus Castle situated in Kolding, Denmark, is a site with a long history, from horror stories to paranormal activities. From the grisly 16th-century escapes to the hauntings of modern times, its walls have borne witness to many strange and unsettling occurrences. Read on to learn more about the history, hauntings, and other spooky tales associated with Koldinghus Castle.

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Banegårdspladsen 7 | DK-6000 Kolding

The train pulls into the platform – lucky for you, we are located right by the train station. Are you coming by car? No problem – we have a spot for that as well.

You step through the glass doors and enter our elegant and stylish building – you are allowed to compare with the museum; yes the Trapholt Museum. If you would like to take in a casual hotel lounge atmosphere, then have a seat in the comfy furniture – we will take care of the refreshments. Water right outside the windows? Exactly, you are looking at the castle lake (Slotssøen).

If you grow tired of us – if we are TOO attentive to your needs – please go to your room. We won’t take it personally.

You can make yourself a cup of coffee, lie on the bed, chill out. Are you over flow-tv? So are we, which is why we have installed chromecasts in all rooms. Have you had enough screentime and suddenly find yourself in the mood for a good read during your visit? Let us take you to the city library that just happens to be our neighbor.

If you feel the need for life – citylife – fortunately, you’ll find that just outside the doors, as we are bang in middle of Kolding – close to all that is fun – far from everything you don’t need.

If you’re used to eating oatmeal in the mornings, we can prepare that for you. You can also expect plenty of crispy bacon, all kinds of fresh fruit and maybe a small pastry. Luckily for the rest of the city, our scrumptious breakfast is not only available for hotel guests.

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The 17 Scariest Haunted Hotels Around the World

By Brooke Bobb

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Thanks to films like The Shining and its real-life inspiration, the Stanley Hotel , for some thrill-seekers there’s something frighteningly fun about the thought of spending the night in one of the world’s most haunted hotels. Just take a look at the hundreds of forums on TripAdvisor discussing destinations with a history of spooky occurrences; for many, similar to a pool or free Wi-Fi, paranormal activity is another must-have amenity.

Ghost sightings and unexplained phenomena have long been noted at some of America’s most famous hotels, like Marilyn Monroe’s apparition at the Roosevelt in Hollywood and Civil War soldiers at the Marshall House in Savannah, Georgia. Overseas, you might find yourself sharing a room with poltergeists of royals or WWII prisoners. Intrigued? These 17 hotels are some of the creepiest real-life haunted houses you can pass through this Halloween —if you dare.

Omni Parker House, Massachusetts

Leave it to one of the longest-running hotels in the United States to be home to not one ghost but two. Omni Parker House is a luxury hotel located in Boston, where the spirt of its founder, Harvey Parker, is rumored to roams the halls and checking in to make sure guests are enjoying their stay. Others swear that the ghost of Charles Dickens may still linger somewhere on the third floor adjacent to a room where the author briefly lived. 

The Hotel Chelsea, New York City

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Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Madonna are among the many boldface names who called the Hotel Chelsea home. But there are two who are said to still haunt the halls. While the hotel closed its doors in 2011 for renovations—and reopened earlier this year—former tenants and employees have long noted paranormal activity surrounding the ghosts of Sid Vicious, accused of murdering his girlfriend while they lived there, and Dylan Thomas, whose dedicated plaque on the outside of the building reads: “Dylan Thomas lived and wrote at the Chelsea Hotel and from here he sailed out to die.”

The Red Lion Inn, Massachusetts

Also in Massachusetts, The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge has seen the likes of many paranormal investigators and mediums. The fourth floor, in particular, has been said to have the most activity. Both cleaning staff and guests have claimed to see a “ghostly young girl carrying flowers” and “a man in a top hat.” Guests have also been said to be awoken to the feeling of someone standing over them at the foot of the bed.   

Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, Big Sur

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According to American Horror Story: Hotel ’s set designer, Ellen Brill , this charming old cabin in the woods is haunted by the ghost of its founder, lovingly referred to as “Grandpa Deetjen.” Brill says she “heard footsteps and a door slam and started to freak out.” If the hotel’s haunt isn’t enough, the Point Sur Lighthouse allegedly holds the spirits of deceased sailors and seamen, and it hosts moonlight and ghost tours throughout October.

The Driskill, Texas

Austin, Texas, is home to many ghost tours, but the top spot on the list is without a doubt this popular downtown hotel. President Lyndon B. Johnson is just one of the famous spirits that is said to roam the grounds. He and his wife had their first date here in 1934, and he also watched the results of the 1964 Presidential Elections from the presidential suite; after he won, LBJ celebrated in the grand ballroom. Before that, a four-year-old child toppled down the grand staircase to their death in 1887. Paranormal investigators have reportedly managed to catch the faint sound of a ball ping-ponging against walls while a mischievous voice giggles. However, perhaps the best-known ghosts are the pair of jilted brides, each of whom took their own life while stying in Room 329 a few decades apart.

Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio

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The Emily Morgan was built in 1924 and originally operated as a medical facility, with floors 12 and 14 acting as the hospital and surgery areas. Guests have reported sightings on these floors, mainly of a woman in a white dress, and mysterious phone calls in the middle of the night with no one on the other end. The hotel is also situated directly next to The Alamo, a historic gravesite of fallen soldiers and also rumored to be haunted.

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The Omni Shoreham Hotel is one of Washington, D.C.'s most historic and allegedly most haunted hotels. In an oft-told tale dating back to the early 20th century, a young girl and a maid both died of mysterious causes in one of the hotel suites. Since then, guests have reported hearing bizarre noises with no explanation coming from the part of the hotel where they passed away that fateful night.

The Marshall House, Savannah

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Located in one of the most haunted cities in America, the Marshall House allegedly holds the spirits of Civil War-era patients from its former iteration as a hospital. There have been ghost sightings in the hallways and foyers reported, as well as other creepy occurrences like faucets randomly turning on—sans human touch.

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego

The most famous ghost in San Diego is said to live at Hotel del Coronado, a historic hotel that opened in 1888. Kate Morgan has haunted the hotel since 1892, the year she checked in and awaited the arrival of her husband. The two were traveling con artists. However, her husband never showed up and, four days later, a dismal (and pregnant) Kate was found dead at the bottom of an outdoor staircase leading to Coronado Beach, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Her ghost is often seen in a black lace dress both on the beach and in the hotel in her now-infamous Room 3327.  

The Place d’Armes Hotel, New Orleans

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The Place d’Armes was built on the site of a school that burned down during the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788. Though there are several haunted hotels in the city, this is said to be the one with the most activity. Many guests have seen a bearded old man who nods at them and fades away, and recently one woman said that she had actual conversations with him.

Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood

Home to many celebrity guests, including Katharine Hepburn and more recently Lindsay Lohan, West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont is no stranger to A-list clientele. However, one Saturday Night Live star who is said to have checked in and never left is comedian John Belushi, who died at the hotel from a drug overdose in 1982. Belushi was later discovered dead in Bungalow 3, which remains the site of many strange occurrences. The most notorious incident occurred in 1999, when a family was staying in the bungalow with their 2-year old son. The boy was often found laughing and giggling by himself—and when asked what he was laughing at, he would respond, “The funny man.” When his mother was leafing through a book of celebrity guests of Chateau Marmont, the boy pointed to a photo of John Belushi and exclaimed, “The funny man!”

The Langham, London

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In Room 333 at the Langham, there’s apparently a man who likes to hang out in his Victorian eveningwear (though only during the month of October). Other ghost sightings at this famous hotel include a man dressed in military garb, a German prince, and former frequent guest Napoleon III, who is said to haunt the basement.

Crescent Hotel & Spa, Arkansas

Formerly a cancer-curing hospital in the 1930s, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa  in the Ozark Mountains is widely considered to be one of the most haunted hotels in the world. Visitors are said to have experienced chilling, tingling touches, unusual shadows, and whispers throughout their stay. The hotel even hosts annual conferences on the paranormal, curated by the hotel’s “Director of Ghosts,” with keynote speakers like Larry Flaxman of Arkansas Paranormal & Anomalous Studies Team. Common ghost sightings include Michael, an Irish stonemason who fell to his death (near Room 218) when building the hotel, and Theodora, a patient who fumbles for her keys outside Room 419.

The Hollywood Roosevelt , Los Angeles

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If you’re staying at this boutique hotel—famous these days for its trendy pool parties—and you hear the faint sound of a trombone, it might just be the ghost of actor Montgomery Clift. Many visitors to the Roosevelt have supposedly heard his tune and have also spotted the ghost of Marilyn Monroe in the mirror in her old suite.

Jekyll Island Club Resort, Georgia

Once a playground for America's wealthiest families—including the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, and the Morgans to name a few— this historic Georgia resort opened in 1888 as a recreational club. Some say you can still feel the presence of previous prestigious guests today. For example, as you stroll by Sans Souci Cottage, you just might catch a whiff of cigar smoke in the air while the ghost of financier J.P. Morgan enjoys a few puffs outside his former residence.

The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee

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If it’s scary enough for tough-guy MLB athletes to admit publicly, then this place must really have some serious haunts—and the main culprit is allegedly the ghost of the hotel’s original owner, Charles Pfister. Baseball players in town to play the Milwaukee Brewers are generally put up at this hotel and have reported lights flickering, moving furniture, and the radio turning on and off. As Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds said , “I came into the room and just sat on the bed. Then, for some reason, the damn radio turned on. So I turned it off and got in the shower. When I was done, that motherf---er turned back on.”

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Hawaii

In 1905, the untimely death of Jane Stanford, co-founder of Stanford University, made headlines around the world. Stanford, who was vacationing in Honolulu following a strychnine poisoning attempt, died in her room at the Moana . Since then, there have been reports that the ghost of Stanford still frequents the seaside hotel. In fact, guests and hotel staff have said that they’ve seen her walking at night trying to find her room.

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15 Most Haunted Hotels in America You Can Actually Stay In

From California to Florida, the most haunted hotels in the U.S. come with creepy histories and rumors of ghostly guests.

Elizabeth Rhodes is a special projects editor at Travel + Leisure , covering everything from luxury hotels to theme parks to must-pack travel products. Originally from South Carolina, Elizabeth moved to New York City from London, where she started her career as a travel blogger and writer.

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While reports of mysterious noises and specter sightings might frighten some travelers, for intrepid ghost hunters, there's nothing more exciting than staying in an allegedly haunted hotel. Across the United States, historic properties have welcomed guests for decades or even centuries, though not every visitor has necessarily checked out.

The 15 most haunted hotels in America offer more than room service and a comfortable bed. Spotting the spirits that wander their halls should be on every thrill-seeking tourist's must-do list. With so many to choose from, you could even plan a Halloween-themed getaway to a haunted destination near you — that is, if you're brave enough.

The Stanley Hotel, Colorado

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The Stanley Hotel gained popularity after serving as inspiration for Stephen King's fictional Overlook Hotel in "The Shining." And while you might not necessarily find a set of terrifying twin girls here, the property in Estes Park is reportedly home to a few spirits of its own. Freelan Oscar Stanley opened the now-historic hotel in 1909; he and his wife Flora are among other ghosts that are said to roam its halls to this day. Feeling gutsy? Book a stay in one of the "spirited" rooms, such as the Stephen King Suite (217) or one of those frequented by ghost hunters (401, 407, or 428). All of them allegedly experience higher levels of paranormal activity.

The Hollywood Roosevelt, California

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This iconic Los Angeles hotel opened in 1927 and hosted countless movie stars throughout the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Shirley Temple, Montgomery Clift, Clark Gable, and Charlie Chaplin. It turns out some of the Hollywood Roosevelt's most famous guests might have enjoyed staying there so much they've returned in the afterlife. Marilyn Monroe lived in room 1200 for two years at the start of her career, and some guests have reported seeing her ghostly reflection in the mirror.

Omni Parker House, Massachusetts

One of the longest continuously operating hotels in the United States, Boston's Omni Parker House has seen its fair share of history. It's rumored that the ghost of the hotel's founder, Harvey Parker, still roams the halls, checking to make sure guests are enjoying their stay — talk about hospitality that goes above and beyond. Others say the ghost of Charles Dickens, who briefly lived in the hotel, may still linger on the third floor where he once stayed.

1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Arkansas

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The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was originally built in 1886, then taken over by criminal and entrepreneur Norman Baker in 1937. He turned the property into a hospital and health resort while claiming to have a cure for cancer, and was later jailed for mail fraud, though that was hardly his worst offense. As you can imagine, people perished under his untrained supervision, and paranormal experts today believe the hotel's sordid past caused the spirits of several patients to stick around. Now a beautiful, expansive retreat, the hotel offers ghost tours and even features images of ghosts spotted at the resort on its website.

The Don CeSar, Florida

The stunning " Pink Palace " has been welcoming visitors to St. Pete Beach since 1928, but its eternal guests have a surprisingly heartwarming story. The hotel's founder, Thomas Rowe, fell madly in love with a Spanish opera singer named Lucinda, but her parents forbade their relationship, leaving the lovebirds heartbroken. Thomas later moved from London to the U.S., where he built The Don CeSar on the Gulf Coast of Florida as a tribute to his lost love. Some say that since his passing in 1940, they have seen the couple — reunited in death — strolling around the resort .

Jekyll Island Club Resort, Georgia

Once a playground for America's wealthiest families — including the Morgans, Vanderbilts, and Rockefellers — this historic Georgia resort opened in 1888 as a recreational club. Some say you can still feel the presence of previous guests and staff today. Keep an eye out as you pass by the Sans Souci Cottage, as you might catch a whiff of cigar smoke while the ghost of financier J.P. Morgan enjoys a few puffs outside his former residence.

The Equinox, Vermont

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This Manchester, Vermont, resort has welcomed guests since 1769, and is rumored to house a couple of lingering spirits. President Lincoln's family once vacationed at the Equinox, and it's said that the ghost of his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, can still be spotted around the property.

The Pfister Hotel, Wisconsin

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The Pfister Hotel opened in Milwaukee in 1893 with elegant interiors and advanced technology for the time — electricity, individual thermostat controls, and fireproofing — making it one of the most sought-after accommodations in the city. The hotel is also supposedly home to a number of spooky sightings. Over the years, several traveling Major League Baseball players have reported their own personal paranormal experiences at the hotel, and some of them are even too scared to stay there.

Emily Morgan Hotel, Texas

The Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, wasn't always a hotel. Built in 1924 as a Medical Arts Building, it housed a hospital and doctors offices; it also happens to be located close to the site of the deadly Battle of the Alamo. Today, it's widely believed that this history is the reason for the mysterious occurrences that have taken place throughout the hotel. Among other unexplained events, staff have reported doors closing of their own accord, elevators stopping at various floors for no reason, ghostly orbs, and a strange scent of hospital antiseptic. Some have even spotted a woman in white roaming the halls.

La Fonda on the Plaza, New Mexico

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This beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, hotel has an incredibly rich history. Since 1607, a number of inns have been located on this very site, but a handful of events may be the reason for its continued hauntings. According to the official New Mexico tourism website , the spirits of a murdered gambler, a judge who was shot in the lobby, and a bride who was killed on her wedding night are just a few of the ghosts you may encounter during a stay here.

The Marshall House, Georgia

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Savannah, Georgia, is known for being a hotbed of paranormal activity, and The Marshall House is the place to stay if you want a fully immersive and spooky experience in the city. Since 1851, the property has been used once as a wartime hospital by Union troops during the end of the Civil War and twice as a hospital during the yellow fever epidemics in the 19th century. Any hotel with such a history is bound to have a few residual spirits hanging around, and guests have reported seeing specters and hearing children running down the halls here late at night.

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The luxurious Omni Shoreham Hotel is one of Washington, D.C.'s most historic hotels — it's also arguably one of the city's most haunted. In one popular tale, a young girl and a maid both died of mysterious causes in one of the hotel suites in the early 20th century. Since then, guests have reported hearing bizarre noises with no explanation coming from the part of the hotel where they passed away.

The Hotel Chelsea, New York

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Reopened in 2022 after an 11-year hiatus, The Hotel Chelsea is as grand — and as haunted — as ever. Between all the celebrities who have stayed here and the bizarre events that have taken place within its walls, the property has been the source of strange stories ever since its original opening in 1884. Among other paranormal encounters, according to Mental Floss , actor Michael Imperioli (of The Sopranos) once spotted the ghost of a Titanic survivor named Mary during a stay. The woman, who took her life in her room after learning her husband had perished in the ill-fated sailing, sometimes appears in the hotel's mirrors, checking her appearance. Another famous specter is Larry the Hipster Ghost, a chatty spirit known for interrupting other ghosts when mediums visit the hotel.

The Driskill, Texas

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President Lyndon B. Johnson is just one of the famous spirits known to haunt the halls of this popular downtown Austin hotel — he and his wife had their first date here in 1934 and he was always quite fond of the place. It's also haunted by its founder, Colonel Driskill, who has been seen smoking his cigar on the hotel grounds, as well as a four-year-old girl who toppled down the grand staircase in 1887 (some say you can still hear her bouncing her ball and laughing). Perhaps the best-known ghosts here are the two jilted brides, each of which took her own life while staying in the same room a few decades apart.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Washington, D.C.

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Located in the heart of D.C.'s bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco is housed in a beautiful building, originally constructed in 1842 as the city's post office. During the Civil War, it was where women waited for letters that told whether or not their loved ones had died in battle. According to local reports , guests have been awakened by the sounds of women wailing outside room 327, while others have seen a lady dressed in early 19th-century garb roaming the halls.

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17 Most Haunted Hotels to Visit This October (If You Dare)

Some of these ghosts seem friendlier than others....

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Hotels are transitory spaces, and, thus, breeding grounds for the anonymity that comes with escape. When you visit one, the room you book is only yours for however long you pay to pass through it. You aren't the first, nor are you the last to sleep in that bed, and you definitely never know who occupied it before you—in most cases, it's better that way. Indeed, hotels are eerily similar to the liminal space ghosts inhabit, neither here nor there, neither dead nor alive. So it's only (super)natural that hotels are some of the most haunted structures around, from the most opulent to the seediest, and every unassuming accommodation in between. Some hotels, of course, are more haunted than others....

"Assume, then, that every nightmare you’ve ever had in a hotel was a cry for help, some violence from the past reaching out to you," writes author Colin Dickey in his book Ghostland . Freaked out yet? If you'd like to dabble in a dark tourism adventure—or at least learn about some of the fascinating backstories that make these places so infamous—you'll be excited to read all about the most haunted hotels around the country below. Whether you yourself are brave enough to visit these places and plan to book a stay , or you just like reading the ghostly tales behind these eerie accommodations, the 17 haunted hotels ahead are just what the parapsychologist ordered.

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Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

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Nestled in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, the Millenium Biltmore Hotel is one of the most iconic Hollywood haunts. Until the mid-20th century, the Biltmore was considered L.A.'s most elegant hotel and was a popular destination for young Hollywood hopefuls, including murder victim Elizabeth Short, better known as the Black Dahlia. The Bilmore was potentially the last place Short was seen alive on January 9, 1947. The employees confirmed that they observed her alone and saw her get up and leave as if she were signaled by someone outside around 10:00 PM. Her mutilated remains were discovered miles south of the hotel in an abandoned lot on January 15, 1947, and the gruesome case remains unsolved. In the decades since, Elizabeth's ghost has frequently been spotted in the Biltmore. Guests report a pale woman with dark hair wearing a sheer black or gray, 1940s-style dress. She's usually seen entering or leaving rooms on the 10th or 11th floors or wandering the halls.

Several Trip Advisor commenters have also reported cases of paranormal activity, from one guest waking up with a figure hovering over her in the middle of the night, to a couple claiming to hear voices with 1940s Transatlantic accents in the room over, which was empty at the time. But here's the thing, they were not speaking modern-day English, and countless bartenders have reported things like apparitions passing behind them on a daily basis. Whether it's Elizabeth's ghosts or someone else's spirit haunting the Biltmore, we will never know for sure.

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California

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The Hotel del Coronado, a beachfront Victorian resort, is unique in a few ways. It's the second largest wooden structure in the United States, it's one of only a few surviving examples of wooden beach resorts in the world, and it also happens to be holding onto something (or some body ) else from yesteryear: a ghost.

The spirit is supposedly that of Kate Morgan, a young woman who checked into the hotel on Thanksgiving Day in 1892, waiting for her lover to join her. After five days without him showing up, she died by suicide in her third-floor guest room. Staff reported that she seemed grief-stricken, and investigators pieced together that she bought a handgun while in San Diego.

When she was first discovered, investigators weren't able to identify her, so they turned to the press to get help from the public, who quickly dubbed her the "Beautiful Stranger." During the hunt for her identity, many came forward claiming they witnessed her on the train from Los Angeles to San Diego arguing with a man who then left her mid-transit. It was then confirmed that the "Beautiful Stranger" was indeed Kate Morgan, a domestic worker in a wealthy L.A. household who was estranged from her husband.

Guests and hotel employees report many ghostly sightings to this day, but if she does still occupy the third-floor bedroom, her spirit is allegedly a kind and gentle one.

Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts

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Lizzie Borden had an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one....

In 1892, Lizzie Borden was the main suspect in the axe murders of her father and stepmother (and the crime somehow became the inspiration behind a popular nursery rhyme?). Borden was tried and acquitted of the murders, and guests who visit Lizzie's house in Fall River, Massachusetts says she can be heard cackling about it.

Others say that you can sometimes hear a maid screaming for help and that Lizzie's parents stalk the grounds. You can experience the paranormal activity yourself by visiting the Lizzie Borden House, which is now a museum and bed and breakfast.

The Foley House Inn, Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah, Georgia, is arguably one of the most haunted cities in the country (and maybe the world), so there are several allegedly haunted houses to choose from, but nothing beats out the Foley House Inn. (Its prime location in the historic district is also hard to beat!) Built over the ashes of a home destroyed by the Great Savannah Fire in 1896, the home wasn't thought to be haunted for most of its life. It was built by Honoria Foley, the wealthy widow of the Irish immigrant Owen Foley, who is said to have spent many happy years in the home along with her family. It wasn't until a renovation in the late 1980s that controversy arose when contractors discovered human remains behind one of the walls. The skeletal remains haven't ever been identified, but many people suspect a boarder was murdered. Many locals believe that Mrs. Foley hit him over the head with a candlestick in self-defense, while others believe one of her sons killed him after a robbery went wrong.

Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colorado

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The Hotel Jerome attracts guests for many more reasons than just the alleged hauntings. It also happens to be an Auberge Resort Collection and is over 120 years old, making it an important local haunt, ghosts or no ghosts. Full of incredible antiques in a classic western-style building, you feel like you're walking through a very well-preserved time capsule—it's easy to see why it inspired some of the greatest imaginations. (The 19th century piano bar was reportedly one of Hunter S. Thompson's favorite places to grab a drink and think.)

As far as paranormal activity goes, there have been reports of a little boy shivering in a towel who suddenly disappears into thin air that matches the description of a guest who tragically died in the hotel pool in 1936, and many guests and staff members report mischievous ghosts playing tricks on them. When I visited, someone who worked at the hotel told me that one night, when they were on a graveyard shift, they saw a shadow of a woman get super close to the video camera secured to the ceiling corner (too high for anyone to reach without a ladder) and look at it dead in the eyes. When she got the security guard to check it out, there was nobody there.

Villisca Axe Murder House, Villisica, Iowa

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On June 10, 1912, Josiah and Sarah Moore were bludgeoned to death inside of their home in Villisca, Iowa. Their four children—and two friends who were spending the night—were also killed, and to this day, the crime remains unsolved. Several other families have occupied this home since, and by the 1990s, it was converted into an overnight museum.

Considered one of the most haunted houses in the country, the home draws guests of all types, from criminology students to ghost hunters to Halloween enthusiasts. People pay $400+ to stay for one night, and the owner, Martha Linn simply hands over the keys and leaves you and your party alone in the home at nightfall. "Tours have been cut short by children's voices, falling lamps, moving ladders, and flying objects," says the Villisca Axe Murder House website . Needless to say, "skeptics have left believers," as the home's website says.

The Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

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In addition to chronicling the lives of the upper class during the Gilded Age, famed American writer Edith Wharton penned several ghost stories. Also a design aficionado, Wharton designed and built a sprawling home dubbed The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts, that is now a sophisticated retreat, museum, and wedding venue. But it's also rumored to be haunted, and the historic home runs seasonal ghost tours to drive up Halloween foot traffic.

Since you can't actually sleep on the grounds of The Mount, The Red Lion Inn is a great haunted alternative. There have been reports of a ghostly figure, usually in the form of a little girl, holding flowers as she haunts the fourth-floor hallways.

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

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Before we even get to the ghosts, let's just be clear: This 5-star hotel and resort is celebrated for its incredible interiors. It was redesigned by decorating doyenne Dorothy Draper in what was then the most expensive design commission in history—and since then has been maintained by Draper's protégé, Carleton Varney. Many iconic figures have passed through the Greenbrier, including several U.S. presidents, Davey Crockett, and Halloweentown 's very own Debbie Reynolds. Speaking of Halloween...

On Halloweekend, the hotel hosts tons of fun seasonal activities, from tarot card readings to a costume gala. And while it doesn't host any official ghost tours, guests and staff have reported some paranormal activity. According to USA Today , when the Arizona Cardinals stayed there in 2015, one of the team members said the voice of a little girl kept him up all night. One person who works at the hotel claims that the golf course is the most haunted locale on the property.

Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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In 1937, millionaire inventor Norman G. Baker posed as a doctor (OK, already a very bad sign) and turned the Crescent Hotel into a hospital where he said he could treat and cure patients with cancer. Do you have the chills yet? Baker, who had an obsession with purple, painted many sections of the hospital in the color, and today, the chimneys remain that same hue. In addition to wearing purple shirts and ties, he drove a purple car as well.... But enough about the color.

People came from all over the country with hopes of curing their illnesses, and many who were "treated" died while in his care. Eventually, Baker was exposed and run out of town, but it's unclear what ultimately happened to him and if justice was ever served. Today, the property is run as an active hotel. It's said to be haunted by several ghosts, including a bearded man wearing Victorian clothing and a five-year-old girl.

Sagamore Resort, Lake George, New York

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Lake George's Sagamore Resort is another haunted hotel famed for the ghosts roaming the golf course. While we're not really sure what makes golf courses ghost magnets, it can usually be traced back to some tragedy that happened on the land.

In the case of the Sagamore, which opened in 1883, then burned down a decade later and was rebuilt, one of the spirits haunting the course is said to be a little boy who died in a car accident where the golf course is now. He is rumored to throw golf balls at visitors. There are also often reports 0f old-timey music and sounds of dancing in the middle of the night when there are no parties or other physical sources to explain the noise complaints. Another common ghost sighting is a female spirit who hovers over guests while they sleep and blows cold air onto them.

Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff, Arizona

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The Hotel Monte Vista has numerous paranormal guests that simply never checked out. The property opened as the Community Hotel in 1927, named after the townspeople who helped raised the funds for its construction. It has a rather sordid reputation as a former venue for underground opium dens, speakeasies, and gambling. Now it's known for the paranormal activity that haunts some of the rooms and halls, in particular room 220. Guests sleeping in it have experienced the TV changing channels on its own, and some have said they felt cold hands touching them in their sleep. No, thank you!

And if that isn't creepy enough, there’s also reportedly a phantom bellboy who knocks on doors and announces “room service,” and then disappears once guests get to the door. One of the more common (and more disturbing) encounters is the sound of an infant crying in the basement. The hotel website reads, “Staff [members] have found themselves running upstairs to escape the sound of the cries. Though the sounds are very real to those who hear them, there has been no information that has explained the phenomenon.”

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

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The Stanley Hotel was founded in the early 1900s by the twin brothers behind the Stanley Steamer automobile. Though it was marketed as a great Western escape in the mountains, it was also the only hotel in the area to boast electric lights, phones, and en suite bathrooms. There was also a robust staff (all formally uniformed) and a fleet of automobiles at the disposal of the guests.

It only became infamous as a haunted hotel once Stephen King made it the setting for his 1977 horror novel The Shining. King’s biographer George Behman describes him roaming the halls, going to the hotel bar, and pulling back the shower curtain, thinking “What if somebody died here? At that moment, I knew I had a book.” Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation really put the hotel on the map, so after years of declining bookings, management decided to leverage their newfound fame. Now restored to its former glory, guests can stay in one of the Stanley’s “Spirited Rooms,” which the hotel website characterizes as having “high paranormal activity, including the famous Stephen King Suite 217, the Ghost Hunters’ favorite room 401, as well 407 and 428.”

Mizpah Hotel, Tonopah, Nevada

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In 1907, the Mizpah Hotel opened as one of the first luxury hotels in Nevada. With a rich history and elaborate decor, the hotel is best known for its legend of the “Lady in Red.” While the date remains unclear, the story goes like this: A woman was murdered in her room on the fifth floor. Some say it was a jealous ex-boyfriend, while others say the Lady in Red had been caught cheating by her husband and he killed her in a jealous rage.

Those who’ve stayed at the hotel say the Lady in Red whispers in men’s ears and leaves pearls from her broken necklace on guests' pillows. Guests can stay in the Lady in Red suite to experience it themselves, and if that’s too much for you, the Red Lady Bloody Mary at the hotel restaurant should suffice.

Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana

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Rumored to have been built on top of a burial ground, the Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana is home to at least 12 different ghosts. Stories surrounding the 1796 home center around the tale of an enslaved woman named Chloe, who had her ear chopped off after she was reportedly caught eavesdropping. Seeking revenge, Chloe killed two of the master’s daughters by poisoning a birthday cake. She was then hanged by her fellow enslaved people, and today is reportedly seen wandering the plantation with a scarf on to conceal her ear.

Lemp Mansion, St. Louis, Missouri

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The Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, now a hotel, is known to be one of the most haunted places in America due to its tragic history. The 33-room home was built in the 1860s by William Lemp, a successful brewery owner who ended up dying by suicide in 1904 after the youngest of his four sons, Frederick, died. A few years later, his wife also died of cancer in the house. Then, in 1922, William Lemp Jr. died by suicide in the same room as William Sr.

As if that weren't enough tragedy for one place, in 1949, Charles Lemp—William's third son—shot his dog in the basement of the home and then died by suicide himself in his room. That same year, when there were no more living members of the Lemp family, the house was sold and transformed into a boarding house, where reports of hauntings began. According to Destination America , witnesses have experienced burning sensations and slamming doors. Today, the Lemp Mansion is a restaurant and inn that also holds events. On Sunday night, the inn hosts a Murder Mystery Dinner.

Queen Anne Hotel, San Francisco, CA

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In 1890, the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco was an etiquette school for girls, so you know it's gotta be haunted today.... And apparently, it is. However, the good news is that the ghost in charge at the Queen Anne is of the friendly variety. There are 48 rooms for guests, and the most haunted is room 410, which was the head headmistress's office back in the day. Some believe the ghost of Miss Mary Lake, the school's headmistress, still lingers, and folks who have stayed there have woken up to find their blankets closely tucked around them in bed or their clothes unpacked. A well-mannered and hardworking spirit, indeed.

Hotel Cecil, Los Angeles, California

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Downtown L.A.'s former Hotel Cecil got such a bad rap that it actually changed its name to Stay on Main Hotel in recent years before eventually closing its doors for good. The first recorded death by suicide is in 1931, followed by a long string of similar deaths every year through the '60s. At some point in the '30s, one man was pinned to the exterior wall by a truck. In 1962, a woman jumped from the ninth-floor window and landed on a pedestrian, killing them both. In 1964, tenant Goldie Osgood was brutally murdered, a crime which remains unsolved to this day.In the '80s, serial killer Richard Ramirez stayed at the hotel, and in the '90s, Austrian serial killer Jack Unterwege lived there. In 2015, it gained new attention from the disappearance and death of 21-year-old traveler Elisa Lam. A few weeks after Lam went missing, her body was discovered in the rooftop water tank after visitors and tenants reported a funky taste. They later found footage of her in the elevator from the night of her disappearance. It looks like she's either playing hide-and-seek with someone outside the elevator, or she's frightened and attempting to hide from someone but the doors won't seem to shut. Authorities ruled the death accidental drowning—but because you need a key to access the roof, many suspect foul play.

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Hadley Mendelsohn is the co-host and executive producer of the podcast Dark House . When she's not busy writing about interiors, you can find her scouring vintage stores, reading, researching ghost stories, or stumbling about because she probably lost her glasses again. Along with interior design, she writes about everything from travel to entertainment, beauty, social issues, relationships, fashion, food, and on very special occasions, witches, ghosts, and other Halloween haunts. Her work has also been published in MyDomaine, Who What Wear, Man Repeller, Matches Fashion, Byrdie, and more.  

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Haunted Places to Stay in Southern Colorado

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Taking a trip to the Centennial State? The diverse landscape, the outdoor activities, and the rich cultural heritage make for a great vacation, no matter what part you decide to visit. But don’t forget about the ghosts! These Southern Colorado Haunted Hotels will ensure your trip is to die for.

BROADMOOR HOTEL-COLORADO SPRINGS

In 1890, a wealthy Prussian Count, named James Pourtales, headed out west to build a casino. After a fire and a partnership with Spencer and Julie Penrose, the Broadmoor Hotel was added to the property. Spencer was often away on business so Julie would stay in the penthouse sparking rumors of a scandalous affair with the Count. Mysteriously, Julie went missing in the woods one day. She was found naked, and confused and died shortly thereafter. Her tragic, unexplained death has caused Julie’s spirit to remain at the Broadmoor Hotel, lurking in the penthouse where she stayed all those years ago.

The staff at this Colorado Haunted Hotel note such strange occurrences as lights turning on and off, deep cold spots and objects moving.  They regularly see a woman in a long dress floating down the hallways. Guests in the penthouse get the feeling of being followed by a heavy sense of dread. Julie doesn’t seem to like other people sleeping in her bed, for she has been known to rip off the covers and grab the sleeping guest by the ankle. Poor Julie’s torment would be a delight for Count Pourtales. Her hauntings have only helped to make the Broadmoor a success, just as he had always wanted.

CLIFF HOUSE-MANITOU SPRINGS

At the base of Pikes Peak stands the Cliff House. This Colorado Haunted Hotel has been around longer than Colorado has been a state! With its clever name “The Inn,” served as a stagecoach stop and boarding house for hunters. During the 1870s, Edward Nichols came west to battle tuberculosis. He bought “The Inn,” remodeled it into luxury accommodations and renamed it the Cliff House. He then founded the Manitou Bath House Company, promoting the healing properties of the nearby springs. This made the Cliff House a prime destination for the wealthy, and guests included Theodore Roosevelt, P.T. Barnum, Thomas Edison and Clark Gable!

One evening in 1913, however, this pristine image was shattered. Guests were gathered on the veranda when Albert Whitehead, the night watchman came running out onto the lawn, covered in blood, and collapsed. Two masked men had snuck into his office, moments before, and demanded he open the safe. When he refused, they shot him and ran off. Albert died two days later, and his killers were never found.

What’s even more tragic is that Albert is caught in the worst kind of paranormal activity: A residual haunting. Albert’s spirit is forced to relive his murder over and over, like a death loop. Every year on the anniversary of his death, this loop becomes visible to guests of the Cliff House. Year one: The hotel is hosting a moonlight serenade, when suddenly the music is broken by a scream. A shadowy figure ran out into the lawn and then disappeared the moment he collapsed. The bloody footprints he left behind slowly faded until there was no trace of the frightening incident. This annual event has become so common that the police no longer respond to the calls of a bloody man running out of this Colorado Haunted Hotel.

CREEDE HOTEL

Creede was the city that hosted Colorado’s last silver boom. Prospectors from all over came with the hopes of striking it rich. Phillip Zang, a brewer from Denver, didn’t need silver to make him rich. He opened the P.H. Zang Brewing Company for Creede’s thirsty prospectors, then built the Zang Hotel in 1892. After he passed, his son, John, ran the hotel until he was murdered. Apparently, he had stopped by to pay a call on a young married woman while her husband was out of town. She claimed that John made unwanted advances and when he got rough with her, she grabbed her husbands Colt .45 and shot him in the face. The townsfolk had a hard time believing this because John was such a well-respected businessman with a loving wife of his own, but nonetheless, the young lady was acquitted. John’s wife was so filled with grief and embarrassment that she attempted suicide, twice. Once by hanging and the other time slitting her wrists with broken glass. Both attempts failed. The hotel changed hands and was eventually renamed for the town itself.

Perhaps it is the sad fate of the Zang’s that has turned this into one of Denver’s most Haunted Hotels. Footsteps are heard wandering around on the roof, loud banging comes from empty rooms, disembodied whistling is heard in the old saloon, and a shadowy figure is sometimes seen disappearing around a corner. This is believed to be John, still keeping an eye on the place.

His wife’s presence is a bit more chilling. Guests have been startled awake to find the glasses in their room smashed on the floor. Upon taking a picture of the damage, one guest noticed a woman in the reflection of the mirror. She had long hair and was wearing old fashioned clothing but her face was blurred out and her neck was bent and stretched as though it were badly broken.

On a more pleasant note, guests that stay in the Calamity Jane Room, so named because that’s where she slept when she came through Creede, have heard bells and laughter. Some have even seen her likeness walking through the closed door!

STEAM TRAIN HOTEL-ANTONIO

Originally a bank on the first floor and hotel rooms on the second, this 1911 Colorado Haunted Hotel has two resident ghosts. On top of the typical spiritual activity, muddy footprints are often found leading to the safe in the lobby, but they never retreat in the other direction. The other stand out is a very strange haunting. The entity manifests itself as a thick grey cloud that floats throughout this Haunted Hotel. It is usually headed for the old, sealed up elevator shaft.

Antonito had once been a tiny border sheep camp called San Antonio Junction. Then the Denver & Rio Grande railroads built a depot that still stands right across the street from the hotel. Commercial businesses popped up everywhere and the town grew and prospered. The mysterious cloud that is seen in the Steam Train Hotel could belong to one of the junction’s original inhabitants and the engine steam is the only way he can seem to make himself known.

STRATER HOTEL-DURANGO

In historic downtown Durango, is The Strater Hotel. From this Colorado Haunted Hotel, it is an easy walk to the train station, making it a popular place for railroad wanting to ride on the scenic Durango & Silverton steam excursion train. It is also a prime destination for ghost hunters! The Strater is believed to be haunted by many apparitions, most of them of the folks who were coming and going on the train in the 19 th century. Guests have seen a tall man in an old conductor’s uniform, a woman and a little girl with old fashioned luggage, a man in white suspenders walking towards the train tracks, and a saloon girl hovering near the bar. The hotel even keeps a “Ghost Diary” in each room for guests to record any spooky encounters. One entry tells of a woman checking into her 2nd floor room. As she unpacked, she noticed a portrait of a woman facing the bed. She was continuously drawn to the painting and every time she turned to look at it, it seems as though the woman had slightly shifted her positions, with the eyes always fixated on her as she unpacked. She was so spooked that she ended up throwing a towel over the frame so she could get some rest.

ROCHESTER HOTEL-DURANGO

The Rochester has been is listed as one of the 100 Most Haunted Hotels in America. It’s been featured in a “Ghostbusters” episode, and a newer series called “Frontier Tastes and Tales,” which describes the hotel as a place “where ghosts and tourists still mingle every day.” Open since the 1890’s, this Colorado Haunted Hotel was involved in a lot of incidents during Prohibition, sue to being in a rough end of town at the time. The active spirits make it quite popular with single male travelers.

The first reported spirits at the Rochester likes to go through guests’ personal items, turn on hair dryers, and leave lipstick stains on glasses. When she shows herself, she is often wearing Victorian Lingerie and teasingly disappearing as she starts to remove it. She is mostly seen in The John Wayne Room and she may not be alone in there. Many guests have also sworn to hear the voice of The Duke, himself coming from their turned of television. Even jazz-blues musician and actor Bill Henderson insists he had a conversation with the old cowboy when he stayed there. But you aren’t likely to stay in Room 204 anytime soon. It would take years to even get on the waiting list!

GRAND IMPERIAL HOTEL-SILVERTON

This Colorado Haunted Hotel opened in 1883. The saloon was the most popular place in town because across the street was a bordello. The proprietor had a tunnel built to run from her establishment to the hotel. This kind of popularity in the “wild west,” seemed to come with quite a bit of bloodshed. The saloon was robbed at gun point on a regular basis. This is probably since it was common knowledge that no one knew the combination to the safe, so it was never fully closed. Finally, one night, a bartender who was sick of having a gun pointed in his face, slammed the safe shut. It was quite the fiasco and a man from Denver had to come down to get it open again. But in doing so, he also reset the combination so that it could be of use. Needless to say, the hotel had a rough start!

In 2015, renovations began that apparently stirred up some of that troubled past. Contractors were not able to work through the day because nails and chunks of drywall inexplicably flew threw the air at them until they had to go outside and wait out this spirit’s temper tantrum.

This usually happened when they were working near Room 314, Luigi Regalia hilled himself 125 years before. Workers would hear pacing coming from inside the room and the door would often be bolted from the inside. Once they would remove the door, they found footprints in the dust around the construction.

To this day, the housekeeping staff will only go into that room in pairs. They claim that something keeps touching them while they work, and they will make the beds only to turn around to find them disheveled again. One of the hotel managers has a small dog that she sometimes brings to work with her. The dog refuses to go near room 314 and always stays right by her side when they are in the building.

WESTERN HOTEL-OURAY

The Western Hotel was built in 1891 and has a lot in common with the previous one. Like the Grand Imperial in Silverton, a popular bordello also had a tunnel built to run to the Hotel saloon. Also, like the Imperial, it is haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide in the hotel.

Floro and Maria Flor ran the hotel for a time and many of the rooms were used for the local minors who had gotten sick or injured due to their dangerous occupation. One of those men named John, had become sick and lost his job due to the mine he worked in closied. Because of his illness, he couldn’t secure work in another mine. Then the poor guys wife died, and he was drowning in sorrow. He wrote a letter to his mother and one to his landlady, then gently folded his clothes and placed them on a chair, he drank a bottle of poison and died quietly in his bed. Sadly, John did not find peace, even in death, for his restless spirit roams the halls of this Colorado Haunted Hotel.

Guests have experienced sudden cold drafts and turned to see a partial apparition of a man they describe as horribly sad and in pain. One woman came into her room after having dinner and noticed a stack of men’s clothing folded neatly in the chair by her bed. By the time she called the front desk, the clothing was gone. She shook it off and went to bed but was awakened by a cold chill to see a man standing by her with his hands outstretched for help.

The figure of a little girl has also been seen at the Western. She has stringy red hair and is wearing a ripped white petticoat and one sock. The owners confirm that a previous owner had a young daughter who perished in a snowstorm. She seems to like causing a ruckus. Two guests in room 18 noticed the woman’s hat floating along the wall. They watched in fear as it fell to the floor and the lamp began to sway back and forth, then a decanter smashed to the floor as though it had been thrown off the dresser. When the bed began shaking the man had had enough and shouted, “For Heaven’s sake, please stop!” And she did.

FAIRLAMB B&B-DELTA

Millard and Stella Fairlamb built their home in 1906. Millard was obsessed with ancient tribes that lived in cliff dwellings and regularly collected artifacts from his many excavating adventures. On a visit to Utah, he happened upon human bones and Millard did exactly what you’re not supposed to do with human bones: he took them home and stored them in his attic. His wife finally convinced him to give them to a local tribe for a proper burial. The home remained in the Fairlamb family until the late 1970’s and it was eventually turned into a Bed & Breakfast. There is a lot of speculation that wandering spirits were attached to those bones and they are trapped in this Colorado Haunted Hotel.

A common encounter at the Fairlamb B&B is the appearance of several female specters. They are mostly seen in the Millard room and quickly disappear when they are spotted. The rocking chair in the room moves back and forth on its own and the bathroom lights will flicker on and off. In other bedrooms, strange cold spots, disembodied voices, banging sounds, and mysterious footsteps are frequent. There is a decorative shell in the B&B and it constantly shows up in a different area of the house. A team of paranormal investigators came in and made recordings in the home with EMF meters. They captured several different voices but the only words they could identify were “girl, ghosts, blood, death,” and “bones.”

Delta, Co is the location of the annual Council Tree Pow Wow and Festival, and a Lakota medicine man was a guest at the Fairland. After one night in the Millard Room, he and his wife informed the owners that they had no less than five female spirits trapped in the home. They held a cleansing ceremony, covering the entire house in burning sage and called upon the heavens to free these trapped souls. Though the ghostly encounters have dwindled, they have yet to cease entirely.

MELROSE HOTEL-GRAND JUNCTION

The Melrose Hotel began in 1904, by William Ponsford and his two sons, George and James. They dug the basement by hand and laid brick by brick, over four years to build the hotel themselves. The Melrose remained in the family for nearly a century and up until it went to new owners, it would not make this list of Colorado Haunted Hotels.

The young Couple, Sabrina and Marcus Bebb-Jones, that took over the Melrose in 1994 regularly argued over the hotel’s finances. One day Sabrina disappeared. The search went on in the desert for days, but her husband’s explanations kept changing and he soon became suspect. Marcus went on a binge in Vegas, drinking and gambling before he wrote a farewell note to his son, and then shot himself. BUT it was a pathetic attempt because the wound was superficial. The authorities didn’t have enough evidence to charge Marcus, so he took his son to live with his grandmother in England and ran off to become a professional poker player. Real winner. Well, eventually, Sabrina’s skull was found in a remote meadow with a bullet hole in the forehead. Marcus was extradited back to the states and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

The Melrose Hotel sat empty through all of this and was finally purchased and updated. It’s short-term guests must share their accommodations with two permanent lodgers. The sounds of a woman crying would keep visitors awake through all hours of the night. These sobs were loudest in the basement and finally, the manager called the police. What they found was a small pile of Sabrina’s belongings wrapped in a blanket and buried in the corner. After the discovery, the crying stopped, but Sabrina’s spirit is still seen on the grounds. Sometimes she is not alone. Employees say that they have seen her with a tall, thin man who resembles the late William Ponsford. Perhaps he showed up after Sabrina’s disappearance to keep the Melrose operating smoothly. The ghostly pair from two different times are often seen at the top of the stairs, looking over the parlor or looking out the front window of this Colorado Haunted Hotel.

BROSS HOTEL-PAONIA

In 1906, deputy sheriff, WT Bross, saved up his money to buy a lot and build a hotel in Paonie, CO. The Bross family lived in their boardinghouse next door and WT’s wife laura, who was known for her excellent cooking, would greet guests with a hearty meal every evening. She was lovingly referred to as “Mother Bross,” and was a big reason why the hotel was so successful. After WT and Laura passed, their son Otto took over the hotel. He combined the hotel with the old boarding house and began remodeling. Every room got an update except for room 2, which was Otto’s childhood room. He claimed that he felt a strong presence urging him to leave that room alone. Many believe that presence to be Mother Bross, herself. That was her favorite room so it makes sense that she would remain there, looking after her baby. Guests that stay in Room 2 have felt their blanket being gently tucked around their body. Instead of fear, most find it comforting and fall right to sleep.

Mother Bross doesn’t limit herself to just one room, though. There are often indentations on beds or sofas where she has sat down to rest. Many guests have seen the apparition of a woman who resembled old photographs of Mother Bross. One young man, after seeing her photograph in the parlor, made a negative remark about her looks. At that moment, an antique mirror that was bolted to the wall, pounded on the floor. There wasn’t a single crack, but the innkeeper knew exactly why that mirror flew to the ground. She rushed up to Room 2 and apologized for the guest’s remark.

FOREST QUEEN HOTEL-CRESTED BUTTE

The Forest Queen Hotel began as a hotel-bar combo in 1882, but it soon transitioned into a brothel and brought in quite a profit. The aptly named, One-Eye Ruby, fiercely ran the establishment. One day, a handsome gambler wandered into town and won the heart of Ruby’s most popular working girl, Liz. He promised to whisk her away to Denver, and despite her friend’s warnings, she gave every penny she had to him for a high-stakes poker game. He won big and snuck off in the night with all the cash. Liz was left alone and penniless and she shut herself away in her room and drank until she had the courage to throw herself out the window. Her forlorn spirit makes for many sleepless nights as she roams the Forest Queen Hotel, slamming doors, beating pots and pans, and sending inanimate objects flying. She rifles through guest’s personal belongings and trashes rooms that have just been cleaned. Sometimes called the “Red Lady Ghost,” she is the cause of most electronic disturbances, turning out lights, throwing cell phones and breaking surveillance cameras. “They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” You don’t know the half of it until you have stayed in this Colorado Haunted Hotel and experienced poor Lizzie’s wrath.

IMPERIAL HOTEL AND CASINO -Cripple Creek

The Imperial Hotel, not to be confused with the Grand Imperial Hotel on our first list of Southern Colorado Haunted Hotels, was built in 1896 and might just one of the spookiest places in the state. It was even featured on an episode of Travel Channel’s, Ghost Adventures.

One of the early owners, George Long, married his first cousin and they gave birth to a daughter, Alice, who had a severe mental disorder. She was locked away for years in a private room, only allowed out at night when the guests were asleep. George was killed one evening when he tragically “fell” down the stairs. As it turned out, Alice had pushed him to his death.

The next owners converted the basement into a cabaret-style theater, called the Gold Bar Room Theater and presented an old-fashioned melodrama to rave reviews. They then moved the Imperial Players to a stage in the luxurious Red Rooster Room Bar and Lounge.  By 1996, it the nation’s longest-running melodrama theater. Actors who are new to the Imperial Players are often welcome by being locked in the lounge alone, left to hear scratching and moaning from the other side of the wall. The Red Rooster Room used to be Alice’s bedroom, and some say she is still trapped in there, dying to get out!

Those with sensitivities to spirits have noticed there is an equal measure of positive and negative energy flowing throughout the Imperial. The lobby is one place that gives people the creeps. People say they feel like they are being watched and they get a heavy feeling when one the staircase where George died. Employees have seen lurking shadows, and some have sworn that some unseen force has shoved them near the stairs. This negative energy is no doubt radiating from Alice, who was miserable during her life here. On the lighter side of the spectral spectrum is George. His ghost is a merry old rascal who likes to play the slots at night and can be blamed for water faucets turning on, doors opening on their own, and radios going haywire. He has also been known to discreetly pat young women on the behind!

HOTEL SAINT NICHOLAS-CRIPPLE CREEK

This Colorado Haunted Hotel was originally a hospital, opened in 1898, by the Sisters of

Mercy.  The ghostly regulars at the Hotel Saint Nicholas are funny. With names like Stinky and Petey and Half-man, it’s hard to get too frightened. Stinky is hard to miss. He spends most of his time on the stairway and even if he doesn’t show himself, a raggedy miner, you’ll know he’s there by the terrible odor that trails behind him.

Half-Man made his first appearance in room 11, which used to be the hospital operating room. He is very thin and appears to be very tall until guests notice that the lower half of his body is missing. He usually just floats on by, not bothering anyone.

Petey is quite the mischievous spirit. He is believed to be an orphan who was taken care of by the nuns. He’s a and is often seen running through the halls and hiding in the Tavern, moving bottles around and playing pranks on the bartenders. Guests at the Hotel Saint Nicholas have been awakened by child laughing and the sounds of a ball bouncing about on the third floor.

All three spirits are harmless and seem more than happy to share their eternal home.

BLACK MONARCH-VICTOR

This final Colorado Haunted Hotel has gone beyond embracing it’s hauntings, it has become an immersive art experience for horror fans. Located in this once-abandoned mountain town of Victor, this former brothel and saloon is designed with a different chilling theme in each room.

The entire town still looks much like it did at the turn of the 20 th century. It was once the 5 th largest city in Colorado and it’s 500 mines pumped out millions in gold. By the 1990’s the gold ran dry and Victor turned into a ghost town with a bloody past. At a time when miners were attempted to organize, the corporations would bust up the unions by hiring gangsters to commit all sorts of heinous crimes. At the time, the Monarch was an upscale gentlemen’s club, hosting many of these evil corporate millionaires.

It is only fitting that the Black Monarch is now a gothic version of it’s former self, where you can stay in the HH Holmes Room, The Elizabeth Báthory room, or the Witchcraft room, each adorned to honor it’s name. But it isn’t just the stylized décor that makes this place spooky. It is said to be completely satiated with the weary souls and residual energy of all the miners who have lost their lives in Victor, Colorado.

Rest in Peace in Southern Colorado!

If you don’t mind sharing your stay with supernatural souls, or if you’re the type that likes to scare yourself silly and then hide under the covers, then any one of these Southern Colorado Haunted Hotels is just waiting for you to check-in. And that’s not the half of it! Check out our list of More Southern Colorado Haunted Hotels for even more spooky options.

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I stayed in one of Colorado's most haunted hotels and its ghost stories kept me up all night

  • I spent a night in Hotel Colorado, known as one of Colorado's most haunted places.
  • Guests have reported flickering lights, doors unlocking, and a lingering smell of cigar smoke.
  • While I didn't experience any ghost encounters, I was thoroughly spooked by the stories.

In mid-May, I arrived in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, via train, and a staff member pointed across a river to Hotel Colorado — my hotel for the night.

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Read more: I took a $1,500 luxury train from Colorado to Utah. Here are 5 of the best parts about the trip and 6 things I thought were disappointing.

What the train staff didn't mention was that the hotel is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in the entire state, according to Uncover Colorado.

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Source: Uncover Colorado

According to the hotel's website, guests and staff have reported creepy encounters that range from instances with a ghostly woman in a floral dress to the hotel founder's spirit lurking in the hallways. As I anxiously planned to spend a night in the historic hotel, I hoped to add my own ghost sighting to the list.

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Built in 1893, the Hotel Colorado attracted wealthy travelers to the mining town, according to the hotel's website. Some of its most famous guests include the unsinkable Molly Brown, who survived the Titanic, and former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, the same source states.

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Source: Hotel Colorado , Hotel Colorado

Today, the hotel has 130 historic rooms, which start at $135 during the off-season, according to the hotel website. I stayed in the hotel's standard offering, a classic single queen room.

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Source: Hotel Colorado

As I walked through the hotel's front door, I felt like I was taking a step back in time. The lobby was filled with bits of history. Old images and paintings were framed on the walls, decorative rugs hung from the ceiling, and vintage candelabras sat on ornate fireplaces.

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In one hallway, a bust of the founder was placed on a marble pillar, a piano was stationed against a wall, and antique cash registers sat on a shelf.

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From the decor and relics, I could see that it was clearly a historic hotel. And in this case, all that history comes with plenty of ghost stories.

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The hotel has two tower suites, and according to the hotel, one is haunted. The story goes that in 1993, a couple was staying at the hotel, the same source states. When the husband got sick, a mysterious woman continuously came into their room to close an open window, per the hotel's website.

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Since then, other guests have shared sightings of a woman in a floral dress standing over their bed in the tower suite, the Hotel Colorado's website states.

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In the basement of the hotel are more haunted tales. During WWII, the hotel was converted into a Navy hospital, the hotel's website says, and the building's basement served as a makeshift morgue where the bodies of dead soldiers were stored. According to Legends of America, staff members have experienced locked doors unlocking and flickering lights in the old morgue.

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Source: Hotel Colorado , Legends of America

But one of the most popular sightings happens on the hotel's main floor, according to the hotel's website. Bobbie was a nurse who was killed by an officer stationed at the hotel, and since her death, guests and staff will sometimes notice her floral perfume wafting through the hotel's dining room, the same source wrote.

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As I explored the lobby and dining room, I had no encounters with perfumes and climbed to the second floor to room 213, my room for the night.

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On the way to 213, I passed the Roosevelt Suite. According to the hotel's website, this is where the former president spent three weeks on a bear-hunting expedition in 1905, staying in a suite with a living room, balcony, and wet bar.

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I then turned down a long hallway, which is the best place to search for Walter Devereaux, the hotel's founder, according to the hotel's website. Hotel guests and staff report they know he's present when the smoke-free hotel starts to smell like cigar smoke.

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Again, my nose didn't spot any peculiar smells, and I reached my hotel room and opened the door.

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I thought the simple room had all the necessities I needed for the night.

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Against one wall was a bed with nightstands and lamps.

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Next to another wall, my room had a dresser and TV.

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Two chairs and a table sat against a wall and a window overlooked an adjacent building.

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I thought the bathroom was similarly simple with plenty of towels, a sink, toilet, and shower.

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Likely due to the hotel's historic nature, I thought that parts of the room felt dated. I haven't seen a popcorn ceiling in years, and in the bathroom, the complimentary toiletries featured a Bath and BodyWorks scent that was discontinued years ago, according to Smell This. According to the hotel, the building has ongoing renovations, and I wondered if my room was awaiting a remodel. The Hotel Colorado did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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Source: Smell This

I left the hotel close to sunset to explore Glenwood Springs. Outside, the hotel had fire pits, twinkling lights, and lush greenery for guests to enjoy.

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Glenwood Springs is a town known for its historic hot springs. Its pool dates back to 1888 according to the spring's website, and they were about a 5-minute walk from Hotel Colorado. After taking a dip, I headed back to my spooky room.

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Source: Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

Once I returned, I explored the hotel at night. I hoped the late hours might lure ghosts out of hiding. I didn't spot a single soul or spirit, but the eerily empty hallways left me thoroughly spooked as I jumped at the sounds of creaking doors and pings of pipes.

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I retreated into my bed and imagined the stories that fill the hotel. But after reading and recollecting the hotel's haunted history, falling asleep was a tough task.

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I woke up the next morning after a few hours of sleep. As I left the Hotel Colorado, I was thankful that I didn't have any of my own ghost stories to share. Although, I haven't had a solid night's rest since.

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14 haunted hotels where you can stay overnight

Looking to be too scared to sleep? Here’s the 14 spookiest hotels in the world and their ghosts

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From hotels so haunted you have to sign waivers to enter to brooding English castles with long, bloody histories, these hotels are no stranger to ghosts: they all have reports of apparitions, malfunctioning technology, elevators with a mind of their own, disembodied voices, and more. Book a paranormal stay at one or more of these haunted hotels and prepare to meet things that go bump in the night—and guests that never got the chance to check out.

function ga4_link115() { window.dataLayer.push(JSON.parse('{"event":"default_event"}')) } 1. The Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

Emily Morgan Hotel

The Emily Morgan Hotel amongst the San Antonio skyline

Its ghosts: Most of the hauntings, by no surprise, come from the most prominent floors of the old medical facility: the seventh (psychiatric ward), ninth (surgery floor), and fourteenth floor (waiting area). Guests and staff report an overwhelming smell of antiseptic on the fourteenth floor. Front desk attendants usually receive phone calls in the night, only to pick up and find no one on the other end . They’ll also get calls from the elevators, even if there is no one using them. Guests have reported their room phones suddenly ringing at night. The elevators go up and down without anyone inside , sometimes skip past your requested floor, and creepiest of all, are known to take guests down to the basement —where the morgue was.

The one thing unlike anything on this list are what the guests have most commonly reported. These include going through the hallway doors or having the elevator doors open on their floor only to be eerily greeted by what looks like a hospital in full operation . Others have reported seeing nurses pushing gurneys down the hall , and sounds of hospital carts. The hotel does not have a thirteenth floor, and on the fourteenth floor, there is no Room 1408 because the numbers add up to 13.

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Malmaison Oxford Castle Prison at night

Malmaison standing at night

Its ghosts: Of course, a prison means many of the prisoners were tortured and hung. The ghost of Mary Blandy is said to be a permanent resident, sentenced to death in 1752 for poisoning her father. In the 1970s, a séance took place in the castle’s prison wing, leading to a priest being called for a failed exorcism. The hotel was thoughtful of its guests though—they turned the parts of the prison used for executions into offices rather than rooms.

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The Sallie House on a cloudy day

The Sallie House, looking dark and foreboding

Its ghosts: Sallie was a child brought to Dr. Finney’s house for severe abdominal pain. Dr. Finney misdiagnosed this as appendicitis, immediately began surgery, and cut into her before the anesthesia took effect, killing her on the operating table. Hauntings amped up in the ’90s after tenants began moving in. Bizarrely, it is usually men who experience activity than women, getting scratched until they bleed and leaving with visible bruises and burns. This has led to Sallie being dubbed the man-hating ghost, with theories that it’s because the last thing she saw was a man torturing her.

Evidence of satanic rituals have been found, suggesting that Sallie isn’t just an angry ghost but a demon taking on the form of a little girl. Today, guests who visit the now-unoccupied house have reported things like video equipment that stopped working, full batteries suddenly completely draining, and bruises found after leaving.

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Dragsholm Castle

Dragsholm Castle on a bright day

Its ghosts: The two verified ghosts are James Hepburn, the Earl of Bothwell, and Celina Bovles, the daughter of a nobleman, known as The White Lady. In the 1500s, Hepburn, the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in the castle for trying to escape after jilting his fiancée, Anna Rustung, and fleeing with a huge dowry. He was chained to a pillar in isolation, where he died at age 44. Guests report seeing him in a horse-drawn carriage in the courtyard, and hearing the sound of hooves at night. There aren’t any horses on the grounds though.

The skeleton found in the ’30s was of Bovles, who fell in love with a staff member at the castle and became pregnant. She was imprisoned and chained by her father; a wall was built around her and she was left to die. Her skeleton was unearthed during work to modernize the castle’s plumbing. She has not been able to rest, and is often seen walking the corridors at night. Guests usually hear moaning and wailing coming from the second-floor corridors.

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The Crescent Hotel

An old photo of The Crescent Hotel as it was in the past

Its ghosts: Baker’s “cure” was just crushed watermelon seeds mixed with springwater. He would cut his patients open and pour the liquid directly into their wounds. He was caught in 1940 and sentenced to only four years in prison.

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The Omni Parker House

The Omni Parker House frontal view

Its ghosts: Why is Room 303 so haunted? Perhaps it’s the third floor itself. For one thing, American actress Charlotte Cushman died of pneumonia in her room on the third floor in 1876. In 1949, a liquor businessman committed suicide in Room 303 by mixing whiskey with poison. Guests often reported smelling whiskey and cigars, even after the room was cleaned. The bathtub water would turn on by itself. After constant complaints, the hotel converted the room into a storage closet.

Today, incidents continue. Elevator 1 often stops on the third floor, even when guests haven't pressed for it, opening to reveal no one inside and no one waiting outside . Guests complain about the incessant sound of a rocking chair, coming from the tenth floor. The hotel doesn't have rocking chairs.

function ga4_link143() { window.dataLayer.push(JSON.parse('{"event":"default_event"}')) } 7. The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel in a snowy landscape

Its ghosts: Common reports include the sound of children running in the fourth-floor hallways at midnight , and disembodied giggling. You might find your luggage mysteriously unpacked upon arrival. Bathroom faucets are found running without anyone having turned them on. The hotel also has residual haunts—repeated playbacks of sensory things from past tragedies. One of these is the sound of a child calling its mother, which happens repeatedly at three in the morning . The piano is notorious for ringing out on its own. Hauntings are reported in many rooms, including Room 217—the room where Stephen King stayed in 1973, which you can still book today. Photos that guests take on the night tours have been known to show things (and people) that were never on the tour with them when the photo was taken.

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Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Banff Springs among the smoky mountains

Its ghosts: Room 873 was the site of the family murder-suicide and has gotten so many reports of violent supernatural activity that the hotel actually bricked off the room in response. Those who stayed in Room 873 before it was sealed off heard bloodcurdling screams that woke them up, and experienced pillows being yanked out from under their heads—perhaps the residual haunting of the family's murder. The hotel denies such a murder and claims there is no room behind a brick wall. However, while rooms end in “73” on all floors, there is none on the eighth floor. The baseboard where Room 873 is supposed to be is cut, as if there used to be a door there.

The most friendly spirit is Sam McAuley, a jolly Scottish man who was head bellman during the ’60s” and ’70s. He died in 1975. Guests have frequently reported having been helped by a Scottish bellhop dressed in an old plaid ’60s uniform, describing Sam exactly , before being informed that no such person works at the hotel. He is often seen on the ninth floor.

function ga4_link152() { window.dataLayer.push(JSON.parse('{"event":"default_event"}')) } 9. Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Massachusetts

The Hawthorne Hotel

The Hawthorne Hotel at night

Its ghosts: Today, guests often smell apples even when there's none on the menu. Room 612 is one of the most haunted: Staff have seen who they believe to be Bridget Bishop inside and guests complain of the eerie feeling that someone is in there with them. In Room 325, you can hear the sound of a crying baby.

function ga4_link157() { window.dataLayer.push(JSON.parse('{"event":"default_event"}')) } 10. Chillingham Castle, Chillingham, England

Chillingham Castle

Full view of Chillingham Castle

Its ghosts: An unknown child's bones were discovered in the castle’s dungeon in the 1920s, along with decayed pieces of blue cloth. The child was given a Christian burial. The dungeon also has letters crudely carved into the walls by its prisoners, like a "diary" counting down the days. Other reports include a woman begging for water, sinister figures in the courtyard at night, and a blue flash that comes from the wall in the dark. Though some guests think it's an electrical problem, there is no electrical wiring in the wall the flash comes from. Many guests have heard whispers in the chapel but it's impossible to figure out what they’re saying; they stop if you try to get closer to hear. The castle also has a genuine torture chamber.

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The Hotel Chelsea

An old black and white photo of The Hotel Chelsea from the past

Its ghosts: Poet Dylan Thomas died in Room 206 in 1953 after a drinking binge that led to alcohol poisoning. Author Charles Jackson committed suicide by poison in 1968. Perhaps most famously, Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen booked Room 100 here in October 1978, where Spungen was found stabbed to death. Vicious said it was an accident and pleaded not guilty. He died of a heroin overdose before trial and Spungen’s murder remains unsolved.

Guests have heard music and sounds of a couple arguing in Room 100, even when the room was unoccupied. Recent reports include a woman's scream, a sink that keeps turning on and off, and bubbles rising from the drain. Spungen's body was found under the sink in the bathroom. Due to the reports, the hotel has demolished Room 100.

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The Shanley Hotel

The Shanley Hotel looking dark and foreboding

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Hotel Del Coronado

The Hotel Del Coronado facing the water

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Saintlo Ottawa Jail

the hallway of Saintlo Ottawa Jail, showing the cells

Its ghosts: Remains of 140 bodies have been found in the prison’s parking lot —the only piece of land dug up on the building’s grounds so far, which means there may be even more remains buried all around. In other words, you could be surrounded by dead people. Public executions would often take place on the prison grounds. The original gallows are still in the basement, free to see. The most famous one was of Patrick James Whelan, publicly hanged before 5,000 people for the death of a Canadian diplomat—though he pleaded not guilty. His body was buried on the grounds. Guests have woken up screaming , and heard sounds of humming and other disembodied noises.

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We dare you to spend the night at these 17 haunted Upstate NY hotels

  • Updated: Oct. 22, 2021, 3:41 p.m. |
  • Published: Oct. 22, 2021, 3:32 p.m.

Owner Marnie Streit added quirky decorations inside the bar area of the Fainting Goat Island Inn in Nichols, N.Y. The inn was voted the second most haunted hotel in America by USA Today readers in 2019. Katrina Tulloch | ktulloch@syracuse.com

The Fainting Goat Island Inn in Nichols, N.Y. was voted the second most haunted hotel in America by USA Today readers in 2019. Katrina Tulloch | [email protected]

Are you brave enough to spend a night in a haunted hotel?

Upstate New York is full of inns that are so enchanting that some departed guests decided never to leave. The specter-friendly hotels range from a replica medieval castle in the Hudson Valley to a former bordello that is so spiritually infested that its new owners decided to put “haunted” in its name.

Nearly all of the 17 hotels on our list are part of the Haunted History Trail of New York State , which has compiled a collection of over 90 spooky spots — including restaurants, a former asylum and cemeteries — across the state. Some of the paranormally plagued inns have even been rated among the most haunted hotels in the nation.

But the historic inns share one common trait: Even if ghostly guests keep you up, at least you’ll be cozy in a sumptuous room.

Check out 17 purportedly haunted Upstate hotels where paranormal charm hangs thick as cobwebs.

ADIRONDACKS

Stay at the historic, haunted Hotel Saranac

The historic Hotel Saranac, housed at 100 Main St. in Saranac Lake, sits below its famous lit-up sign. Photo provided by Hotel Saranac

Hotel Saranac

100 Main St., Saranac Lake | (518) 891-6900 | What’s offered: Spend a night at the historic hotel.

The iconic Hotel Saranac opened in 1927, touting itself as a fireproof hotel with a bath in every room and “no invalids,” according to the hotel’s website. Housed in Saranac Lake on the grounds of a former high school, the hotel became a popular spot in an area famed for recreational skiing.

By 2013, the historic hotel had fallen into disrepair. After workers spent years laboring to restore Hotel Saranac to its Gilded Age splendor, Hotel Saranac reopened in 2018 — complete with a spa, restaurant and bar.

But through the renovations, the Hotel Saranac’s paranormal guests reportedly remained.

The Hotel Saranac has repeatedly been deemed one of the nation’s top haunted hotels. This year, it was voted the seventh-best haunted hotel in the United States in a USA Today 10Best reader poll .

According to local lore, the spirit of the superintendent who ran the school once housed on the plot still roam’s the property. He’s not alone: Chilling scratching sounds have been heard on the fourth floor, while singing from a disembodied voice has been reported on the hotel’s sixth floor.

The Sagamore hotel on Lake George

The Sagamore, a sprawling hotel in Bolton Landing, is on Lake George. Photo: Screenshot from Google Earth

The Sagamore

110 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing | (518) 644-9400 | What’s offered: Spend a night at the resort.

The Sagamore Resort sits on a private 70-acre island on Lake George. It has hosted celebrities and dignitaries, according to the resort’s website, and offers an 18-hole golf course and spa.

And according to Haunted History Trail and a plethora of guests, the charming Sagamore is also thoroughly haunted.

The Sagamore has been named one of the best haunted hotels in the country by multiple publications, including USA Today’s 10Best in 2019. Eight chilling ghost stories shared on Haunted History Trail describe the ghosts of the resort — including the spirit of a little boy who continues to play pranks on golfers at the Sagamore Golf Course decades after he was killed by a car while chasing balls.

Inside the resort, guests have reported encountering a more frightening ghost than the playful golf course spirit: A room on the second floor of the hotel remains home to a maid rumored to have been killed by her lover’s jealous wife in the 1930s or 1940s, according to Haunted History Trail.

Luckily, the beauty of the sprawling island resort makes up for any spooky encounters.

CAPITAL REGION

Historic Hotel Broadalbin in Broadalbin

The Historic Hotel Broadalbin in Broadalbin. Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Historic Hotel Broadalbin

59 W. Main St., Broadalbin | (518) 883-5414 | What’s offered: Spend a night in the hotel, eat a meal in its restaurant and catch one of the hotel’s occasional spooky events.

The building now known as the Historic Hotel Broadalbin started as a glove-making factory in the 1850s, according to Haunted History Trail, before briefly being transformed into a hospital for alcoholics.

But for most of its storied history, the building has housed an inn. The hotel, previously named the Kennyetto Inn, has survived a devastating flood and the economy-shattering Covid-19 pandemic, according to The Daily Gazette .

Renovations, however, have reportedly failed to evict the hotel’s ghosts.

Visitors have spotted spectral figures in the Historic Hotel Broadalbin’s windows and soldiers in uniform at the top of a staircase, according to Haunted History Trailway . Guests have even reported getting poked in the back by an invisible hand in the middle of the night.

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Brae Loch Inn, a spooky CNY stay

Brae Loch Inn, at 5 Albany St. in Cazenovia, pictured in 20215. Ellen M. Blalock | [email protected]

Brae Loch Inn

5 Albany St., Cazenovia | (315) 655-3431 | What’s offered: Spend a night in the Scottish inn, grab dinner in its restaurant and inquire about scheduling a ghost tour.

The Brae Loch Inn, housed in an estate built in 1805 beside the idyllic Cazenovia Lake, opened in 1950. The inviting Scottish inn run by the Barr/Brown family boasts a restaurant that serves up American cuisine with a Scottish and French twist, a “wee” pub and cozy rooms.

The inn’s inviting atmosphere might account for the ghostly visitors who guests insist have taken up residence inside.

The ghost of a girl dressed in a long blue dress has reportedly offered to show guests to their rooms, according to Haunted History Trail . Others have reported seeing a spectral couple walk through closets and orbs bob through canopy beds, Haunted History Trail said.

FINGER LAKES

Allegiance Bed & Breakfast in Mount Morris

The Allegiance Bed & Breakfast a 145 Main St. in Mount Morris. Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Allegiance Bed & Breakfast

145 Main St., Mount Morris | (585) 658-FLAG | What’s offered: Spend a night in the bed and breakfast.

Originally built in 1838, Allegiance was renovated in the early 1900s to look like a mini White House, according to the inn’s website. It’s named in honor of Mount Morris native Francis Bellamy, who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance, and contains guest rooms named after influential historical figures like William Pryor Letchworth, whose former estate is part of Letchworth State Park.

But history isn’t the only thing in residence at the palatial Finger Lakes inn.

Two friendly, ghostly troublemakers named Karen and Raymond call Allegiance home, according to Haunted History Trail : Raymond is known to be chatty, while Karen enjoys sweeping up the inn’s stairs in a long dress.

After meeting the ghosts, guests will be hungry for Allegiance’s rich breakfasts, made with vegetables from the inn’s garden and ingredients from local farmers’ markets.

Belhurst Castle in the Finger Lakes

Belhurst Castle in Geneva, as pictured on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Lauren Long | Syracuse.com

Belhurst Castle

4069 W. Lake Road, Geneva | (315) 781-0201 | What’s offered: Spend the night at one of America’s most frequently lauded haunted hotels.

Like any good castle, the historic Belhurst has a history of death, drama, crime and hauntings. It once housed a speakeasy and casino, according to the castle’s website, and was the sight of untimely deaths — including a worker who fell from a tower and a wanted man who died of blood poisoning while on the run.

The Finger Lakes castle’s most famous ghost is Isabella, a beautiful opera star who died in the underground passage below her home on Seneca Lake, according to the Haunted History Trail . The ghost of Isabella walks the shores of Seneca Lake, stands at night in Belhurst’s front lawn and sails — apparition style — through the castle’s windows, according to Haunted History Trail.

Isabella, whom Belhurst’s spa is named after, isn’t the castle’s only ghost, according to Haunted History Trail: Staff members have watched glasses and bottles fly around the bar. Guests — particularly pregnant women — have heard ghostly children playing or screaming in neighboring rooms.

Belhurst, spooky sightings aside, is a sumptuous place to stay. Along with sleeping like royalty, guests can fuel up at the castle’s restaurant before heading out on a wine tour.

Miles Wine Cellars

Miles Wine Cellars in the Finger Lakes. Stephen D. Cannerelli | The Post-Standard

The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars

168 Randall Crossing Road, Himrod | (607) 243-7742 | What’s offered: Book a night in The Inn and sample the winery’s delicious bubbly fare.

There is more than one kind of spirit to meet at The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars.

Miles Wine Cellars is a winery on a palatial estate on the shores of picturesque Seneca Lake. The winery offers tastings in its 1802 Greek Revival home — including sips of its “Ghost” wine, a chardonnay inspired by the estate’s other famous spirits.

The families who have lived in The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars are familiar with the home’s ghostly inhabitants, who many theorize are are the spirits of a young couple who died in the home, according to The Observer . Slamming doors, mysterious footsteps and other spooky sounds have also sounded on the property for years, according to Haunted History Trail .

Even with a mix of spirits, a stay at The Inn is bound to be relaxing — ghosts or not. The historic home has two newly furnished rooms, including a master suite furnished to feel like a five-star hotel.

Naples Hotel in Naples

The historic Naples Hotel, at 111 S. Main St. in Naples. Photo courtesty of the Naples Hotel

Naples Hotel

111 S. Main St., Naples | (585) 374-5630 | What’s offered: Book a haunted room inside the historic hotel.

The Naples Hotel is beautiful, cozy and historically spooky.

The property that houses the hotel dates back to 1818, when a pioneer built a small tavern as a stopping point for weary travelers on a stagecoach line in the Finger Lakes, according to the hotel. The wooden tavern was taken down and replaced in 1895 with the storied brick inn that remains today.

In its more than a century as an inn, the Naples Hotel has become known for its hauntings, the hotel said on its website. Its most well-known ghosts are a man who died by suicide on the third floor, the hotel said, and a woman named Alice and her two children who are rumored to have died in the hotel in the 1900s.

Visit the Naples Hotel, and you might meet Topper the ghost, see a Civil War soldier walking into the basement or hear disembodied whispers, the hotel said.

The Naples Hotel, nestled in the Finger Lakes, makes it easy to have a ghostly night: Prospective visitors can choose to pick either a historical or haunted room through the hotel’s website.

HUDSON VALLEY

The Haunted Shanley Hotel in Napanoch

The Haunted Shanley Hotel, housed at 56 Main St. in Napanoch. Photo courtesy of the Haunted Shanley Hotel.

The Haunted Shanley Hotel

56 Main St., Napanoch | (845) 217-3112 | What’s offered: Spend a night at the hotel and join a ghost hunt.

Don’t believe the Haunted Shanley Hotel is, well...haunted? The hotel is happy to prove it to you.

The Hudson Valley hotel, housed in the Shawangunk Mountain, dedicates a full page on its website to sharing evidence . Over 30 videos, mostly of audio recordings called “electronic voice phenomena,” posted by the Haunted Shanley Hotel share glimpses into the abundant paranormal activity captured inside: One purported spirit begs “don’t hurt Anna.” Another tells a guest his name is Frank and he was shot to death in a pub.

The hauntings at the hotel are often traced back to two sources: The guests who patronized the hotel’s bordello and a series of tragedies that befell the family of Shanley’s namesake.

The first iteration of the historic hotel was constructed in 1845, according to Shanley’s website. The gentleman’s club was razed in a fire in 1895, but was quickly rebuilt into the bed and breakfast that remains today.

The hotel’s namesake and most well-known owner, James Shanley, bought the inn in 1906, according to the hotel’s website. He and his wife suffered tragedy after tragedy, losing each of their three children when they were still babies. Families close to the hotel were also stricken by unthinkable losses — including a worker whose child toppled into a well across the street from the Shanley and died at just 3 years old, according to the hotel.

Over a century later, the hotel said the spirit of the little girl and Shanley’s wife — along with other notable ghosts — continue to roam the halls.

The Haunted Shanley Hotel fully embraces its reputation as a spirit magnet. Along with booking rooms for “overnight investigations,” the hotel sells ghost-hunting gear — like electromagnetic field radiation detectors — and key chains filled with morgue dirt in its gift shop.

Hudson Valley Castles

Wing's Castle in Millbrook is the creation of Peter and Toni Wing. It's now a bed and breakfast. Jeff Goulding for The Post-Standard Jeff Goulding for the Syracuse P

Wing’s Castle

717 Bangall Road, Millbrook | (845) 677-9085 | What’s offered: Spend a night at this unique B&B.

Sleep in a castle dungeon, and you’re bound to catch spooky vibes.

Wing’s Castle may look like medieval. But construction on the towering estate started in 1970 and became a “live-in art project” for artists Peter and Toni Ann Wing, according to the castle’s website.

The fortress boasts a moat, a tower and an antique-filled interior. And some of the memorabilia and collectibles — ranging from military antiques to primitive trinkets — come with strange stories and paranormal friends, according to Haunted History Trail .

“Find out why Toni took an axe to a goat-headed artifact embedded in the castle wall,” Haunted History Trail encouraged, “or why trick-or-treaters never venture past the entrance.”

A stay at Wing Castle comes with breakfast and a tour. Guests can check out the property’s stone henge and get a drink at the neighboring Millbrook Vineyards and Winery.

SOUTHERN TIER

1867 Parkview Inn in Owego

The 1867 Parkview Inn, housed at 145 Front St. in Owego. Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

1867 Parkview Inn

145 Front St., Owego | (607) 687-9873 | What’s offered: Spend a night in the inn, grab dinner in its restaurant and ask about scheduling a ghost tour.

This 154-year-old hotel in downtown Owego has become home to plenty of souls in its century-and-a-half existence. And if you spend a night at the historic inn, you just might meet one of Parkview Inn’s resident ghosts.

Sit at the inn’s handcrafted oak bar, and you could bump into the spirit of Floyd Hooker — a longtime Owego resident who won $45 million from a lottery ticket he bought at the inn, according to Parkview’s website. Three spectral cowboys rumored to have murdered a man in Parkview’s crawl space also tend to loom at the end of the bar, the inn said.

Parkview is also reportedly visited by Marguerite, a toddler who died in the inn after sitting too close to a fireplace in 1909, and the Irish man who ran the first iteration of the inn.

Ghosts aside, it’s easy to spend a restful night at the Parkview Inn, where each room comes with cushy beds and exposed brick walls. And a meal at the inn’s Dugan Restaurant offers guests the comfort food needed to soothe after a spectral encounter.

The Fainting Goat Island Inn, located in Nichols, N.Y., won second place for Best Haunted Hotel in the 2019 USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards.

The Fainting Goat Island Inn, located in Nichols, N.Y., won second place for Best Haunted Hotel in the 2019 USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards. (Katrina Tulloch)

Fainting Goat Island Inn

1311 W. River Road, Nichols | (607) 972-9849 | What’s offered: Spend a night in the inn or keep watch for a group ghost hunts.

One of the top-rated haunted hotels in the nation is in Upstate’s Southern Tier.

The Fainting Goat Island Inn, housed on a Susquehanna River island, has been consistently considered one of the United State’s spookiest inns . (This year, the inn snagged third place a USA Today 10Best reader poll of the “Best Haunted Hotels” in the nation.)

The inn — built as a railroad-side inn in the late 1800s — is minutes from Tioga Downs Casino, a slew of state parks and golf courses. It’s home to a herd of friendly fainting goats and Porkchop, a potbelly pig.

The secluded, picturesque grounds are full of wildlife and gardens. But the relaxing environment belies the chilling stories waiting for guests inside the inn.

Some guests have delightedly reported looking into mirrors and seeing a pair of eyes that are not their own gaze back, according to Haunted History Trail . Others have found a knife stuck in the ceiling and heard two ghostly women having tea in the inn’s Fainting Room.

“What a wonderful place to stay overnight,” one guest wrote in a review on the inn’s website. “We woke up very rested, even though there were footsteps back and forth across those beautiful wood floors the entire time.”

WESTERN NEW YORK

Genesee Falls Inn in Portageville

The Genesee Falls Inn, housed at 6901 Hamilton St. in Portageville. Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Genesee Falls Inn

6901 Hamilton St., Portageville | (631) 882-3328 | What’s offered: Stay at the inn and inquire about scheduling a ghost tour.

If you walk into the Genesee Falls Inn and immediately get “a strange feeling,” you aren’t alone.

The Haunted History Trail said some guests report detecting something spooky in the air as soon as they enter the Victorian-style inn. And that feeling, according to the Haunted History Trail, could be blamed on the many tragedies that plagued the area near the hotel:

Constructed in 1870, the Genesee Falls Inn was built in a lot where fires had razed two other buildings. It was also once home to a family that lost many of its members to suicide in Portageville’s nearby waterfalls.

The Victorian-style bed and breakfast is close to Letchworth State Park and a host of waterfalls — providing plenty of ghost-free wonder for visitors.

Graestone Manor

4049 Root Road, Gasport | (716) 481-6097 | What’s offered: Stay overnight at the Graestone Manor and inquire about private ghost tours.

Graestone Manor proudly bills itself as Western New York’s “most haunted bed and breakfast.”

The 156-year-old Victorian mansion once housed an equestrian farm that bred racehorses. And according to its the manor’s website, Graestone literally retains its original charm: 11-foot mahogany pocket doors, detailed plaster ceilings, marble sinks and an original Victorian kitchen remain inside the mansion.

But part of what makes the bed and breakfast memorable isn’t as easy to spot as its 19th-century architecture.

On the manor’s website, the farm’s owners give a room-by-room rundown of paranormal activity inside the home: Resident ghost Mina spends time in the living room, where the smell of phantom cigar smoke hangs in the air and guests report feeling suddenly chilled to the bone. Curtis Root, the mansion’s original owner, whistles and touches guests who stay in the Green Room — the bedroom where he died after being crushed by a horse.

Along with meeting the spooky spirits who inhabit the home, one of Graestone Manors’ current owners is a psychic medium. Guests can book psychic or tea leaf readings while staying in the mansion.

Hart House Hotel in Medina

The Hart House Hotel is housed at 115 W. Center St. in Medina, New York. Photo courtesy of the Hart House Hotel.

Hart House Hotel

113 W. Center St., Medina | (585) 735-6031 | What’s offered: Spend a night at the hotel or grab a meal at its Shirt Factory Cafe.

The Hart House Hotel opened in Medina, then a bustling village along the Erie Canal, in 1876. The Italianate-style hotel offered fine rooms, a restaurant, bar and billiards room to weary travelers, according to the hotel’s website.

As the demand for hotel rooms faded, the Hart House Hotel closed in 1918 and got new life as a factory for high-end shirts. The factory sold custom-tailored shirts, pajamas and undergarments — gaining Winston Churchill, Bob Hope and President Warren G. Harding as customers, according to the hotel.

But as business boomed, old life appeared to haunt the bustling factory, according to Haunted History Trail : Workers recounted seeing auras of women dressed in white and hearing disembodied footsteps pounding down staircases.

After 86 years in business, the shirt factory closed in 2004. One year later, the decade-long effort to restore the Hart House Hotel to its former glory began, according to the hotel.

The historic building now houses a boutique hotel with rooms named after the former factory’s most famous customers along with the Shirt Factory Cafe and 810 Meadworks , a meadery. But the renovations did not drive out the spirits of the past: According to Haunted History Trial, guests have reported seeing a woman with shoulder-length brown hair and a long, flowy dress appear at the top of the staircase to see visitors.

Red Coach Inn in Niagara Falls

The Red Coach Inn is housed at 2 Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls. Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Red Coach Inn

2 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls | (716) 282-1459 | What’s offered: Spend a night at the hotel and grab a meal.

Niagara Falls was proudly known as the honeymoon capital of the world when the Red Coach Inn opened in 1923.

Housed in the center of town with a view of the Upper Rapids, the Tudor-style inn was meant to look like the Bell Inn in England, where King Harold and Queen Editha often stayed while stag hunting centuries ago, according to the Red Coach Inn’s website.

Nearly a century after it opened, a number of ghosts have been spotted at the Red Coach Inn, including a bride and groom who died by suicide on their wedding day, reported Haunted History Trail . Guests have also reported seeing jewelry move across dressers and hearing people dancing above them while staying on the inn’s top floor, Haunted History Trail reported.

Stay at the bed and breakfast, and you’ll see plenty of the wondrous Niagara Falls — and maybe a friendly ghost or two.

Tillman's Historic Village Inn in Albion

Tillman's Historic Village Inn is housed at 14369 Ridge Road in Albion, New York. Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Tillman’s Historic Village Inn

14369 Ridge Road, Albion | (585) 589-9151 | What’s offered: Eat at Tillman’s award-winning restaurant and spend a night in the inn.

Tillman’s Historic Village Inn is made up of two historic structures: A tavern built in 1838 for weary stagecoach travelers and a carriage shop constructed in the mid-1800s. The two buildings were joined by a carriage shed in 1875 — creating the Village Inn that remains today, according to the inn’s website.

The carriage shop that connects the two buildings now serves as the main dining room for Tillman’s award-winning food, the inn said.

Tillman’s storied history has not been erased from the inn. Pieces of the inn’s past — including the 19th-century water pump used by horses and travelers — still stand. Could the remaining relics explain why ghostly guests of past centuries reportedly remain?

A ghostly man with a cowboy hat has been spotted sitting at Tillman’s bar, according to Haunted History Trail, while two girls dressed in 1800s garb have been seen running on a ramp or peering from doors. And a spiritualist who stayed at the inn told the staff he had met interesting folk “not from this dimension” during his stay in Room 3, reported Haunted History Trail .

Don’t believe the lore? Spend a night at the old stagecoach inn and see for yourself. And before you tuck in for the night, fuel up with premium prime rib and seafood from Tillman’s restaurant — which is also rumored to be haunted.

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Top 13 places in Russia where you may face a ghost

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1. Kusovnikov House in Moscow

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In the 19 th   century house № 17 on Myasnitskaya street in central Moscow was inhabited by a rich, but very greedy couple – Pyotr and Sofya Kusovnikov, who scrimped on almost everything. Extremely suspicious, they used to hide money from their servants in different places. Once they hid some in the fireplace, but the janitor accidentally burned it when lighting the fire. When she found out, Sofya died instantly of a broken heart, her husband passed away a little later. Since then, the ghost of a hunched old man in a coat has routinely appeared on the street near the house – this is Pyotr Kusovnikov mourning his lost money.

2. Sokol metro station

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During WWI, not far from the modern Sokol station of the Moscow metro, a cemetery for fallen soldiers was located. In 1918, mass executions of White officers and priests by the Reds were held there. All this led to the appearance of ghosts in the dark tunnels of the station. Early in the morning diaphanous figures with festering wounds can be seen there.  

3. St. Michael’s Castle in St. Petersburg

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This castle was a royal residence built by order of Tsar  Paul I. On March 21, 1801, he was killed there by a group of conspirators. It is considered that the restless spirit of the tsar was unable to leave the castle. It appears there in the corridors with a burning candle in its hand.

4.   Znamenskaya Tower in Yaroslavl

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During the Civil War in Russia (1917-1922), a group of White troops held positions in the Volkovsky theater in Yaroslavl. The Red commissar in command of the siege promised to spare their lives. However, he lied and all the Whites were executed at the Znamenskaya Tower. Since then, the ghost of the commissar who didn’t keep his promise has been seen at the place of his crime.

5. Igumnov House in Moscow

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The house at 43 Bolshaya Yakimanka Street in Moscow, also known as “Igumnov House,” serves today as the residence of the French ambassador. It was built at the request of the industrialist Nikolay Igumnov in the late 19 th   century. He settled his young mistress here, but one day caught her with a lover. The lover was kicked out, but the girl was never seen again. It is believed that the outraged Igumnov bricked her up in a wall. During Soviet times, people often saw the ghost of a young girl walking through the walls with deep, plaintive sighs.     

6. House of Rasputin in St. Petersburg

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The flat on the second floor at 64 Gorokhovaya street in St. Petersburg is today a usual residential apartment. However, in the early 20th century it was home to one of the most mystical figures in Russian history – Grigory Rasputin. His ghost sometimes appears here, scaring inhabitants with its clunking steps and grunting in dark corners.

7. House on the Embankment

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This house at 2 Serafimovicha Street, simply known as “House on Embankment,” is among the most famous in the Russian capital, known as the place of residence for the Soviet   crème de la crème : writers, artists, actors, generals, athletes. However, it also has a dark history. During the Great Purge, a campaign of political repressions in the USSR, dozens of the house’s inhabitants were arrested and executed. Today, the house is full of the ghosts of those victims, who sometimes appear in their old dwelling place. 

8. Tower of the old hospital in Ryazan

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Among the high-rise modern buildings at 15 Gorky Street in Ryazan is an old tower – all that remains of the old hospital. At night, a lonely dark figure can be seen walking in this tower. This is the ghost of Alexander Smitten, who administered the hospital more than a century ago.

9. Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg

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During a misty night in March, one can see the ghost of a young girl near the Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg. Her face is blue because of asphyxiation, and there is a big red mark on her neck caused by a rope. This is famous revolutionary Sophia Perovskaya, who assassinated Tsar Alexander II and was hanged for her deed. To meet this ghost is a bad omen, and can cost nocturnal pedestrians their lives.

10. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

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There is a legend that when the Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod was being built, the constructors were unable to finish one of the towers. It kept falling down. In the end, they decided to make a sacrifice and to build the tower on the blood of the first person who passed by. It happened to be a pregnant woman hurrying to the river for water. She was seized and bricked up in the tower alive. The ghost of a pale woman holding a baby has appeared near this place ever since.

11. Oldenburg Palace near Voronezh

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Built in the late 19th century, the palace belonged to Princess Eugenia of Leuchtenberg. Today her ghost rises from the deep casemates of the palace to wander through its rooms and corridors. There is also another ghost there, much older — the ghost of a young peasant girl. It is even said that Princess Eugenia saw it when she was alive.

12. Stalin’s country house near Sochi

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Stalin’s ghost can be seen at his country house, located today within the Green Groove hotel near Sochi. The “father of the nations” walks in his white jacket, smoking his trademark pipe.

13. Psychiatric hospital near Nizhny Novgorod

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Near the modern psychiatric hospital in the village of Lyakhovo near Nizhny Novgorod, one can see an abandoned old building. Several dozen years ago a young girl hanged herself there because of unrequited love. At night it is possible to see a white silhouette and hear the moaning and cries of the “love-stricken schoolgirl” as the locals call her.

And if you want to see a UFO, here are several places in Russia where you will have a chance.

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44 Haunted Hotels Around the World You Can Stay At—If You Dare

By Caitlin Morton

44 Haunted Hotels Around the World You Can Stay At—If You Dare

Of all the eerie places around the world —and there are many—there’s something extra spooky about haunted hotels. Maybe it’s the influence of so many movies and TV shows, but things going “bump” in the night seem to be even, er, bumpier in a hall packed with sleeping strangers.

Having said that, those same haunted hotels can also be extremely luxurious, with more than just urban legends to get your heart pounding. Whether they’re castles in Ireland or top resorts ranked on our Readers’ Choice Awards , these hotels all have a little... extra spirit.

This gallery has been updated since its original publish date.  

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The Omni Homestead Hot Springs Virginia

The Omni Homestead – Hot Springs, Virginia

One of the oldest resorts in the U.S., the Omni Homestead began life as a simple lodge as early as 1766 before evolving into a grand, European-style spa resort in the mid-1850s. In between facials and floats on the lazy river, keep an eye out for anyone asking for the time on the 14th floor— legend has it that the ghost of a jilted bride from the early 1900s still awaits her on the lam fiancé in the hotel.

Hotel Sorrento Hotel Seattle Washington

Hotel Sorrento – Seattle, Washington

Hotel Sorrento is easily one of the best hotels in Seattle , boasting opulent architecture and a coastal Italian theme that stretches from the Renaissance-style decor to the dining options. It also happens to be home to a very fancy ghost named Alice B. Toklas, who the New York Times calls a “scion in the arts scene of the early 20th century.” Guests have reported a few ghostly encounters (all friendly) around room 408, which was reportedly Toklas’s favorite accommodation. The hotel loves celebrating its spirited resident, especially around Halloween: This year, be sure to check out the Ghostly Gala costume party on October 29 and Witches Tea on October 30.

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Alberta Canada

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel – Banff, Canada

Built in 1888 to encourage Western tourism and to sell train tickets, this chateau-style hotel sits pretty by the Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. But the Fairmont gets a tad more Gothic once you get inside—and we aren’t talking about the architecture. Several ghosts have been reported as regulars, including a bride who supposedly fell down the stone staircase during her wedding. But there’s a less tragic spirit, too: Sam the bellman , who worked at the hotel until 1975 and claimed he’d come back to haunt the joint. His spirit supposedly pulls shifts helping people with their bags before disappearing.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Los Angeles

The Hollywood Roosevelt – Los Angeles, California

You’ve never met ghosts as famous as the ones that haunt the Hollywood Roosevelt . The first Academy Awards were held at this oft-filmed hotel back in 1929, and movie stars tended to live there for long stretches of time. Today, there have been reports that Marilyn Monroe’s spirit hangs out in one room’s mirror, while Montgomery Clift’s voice echoes throughout his old suite. Even if you’re not a fan of bygone film legends, you can still get goosebumps from the famous Hollywood hotel’s high-drama lobby and views of the Hollywood sign.

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Bourbon Orleans Hotel New Orleans

Bourbon Orleans Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana

With a history dating back over 300 years, New Orleans is a city with plenty of ghosts, many of them connected to hotels. The French Quarter’s elegant Bourbon Orleans is one of the most famous haunted spots , thanks to its multi-purpose past as a ballroom, theater, and, for many decades, a convent and orphanage. People say ghosts from different eras appear in the hallways or lobby, as well as one lonely dancer who spends some nights swaying under the ballroom’s crystal chandelier.

Tulloch Castle Hotel Scotland

Tulloch Castle Hotel – Dingwall Ross-Shire, Scotland

Located in the Scottish Highlands, Tulloch Castle Hotel dates back to the 12th century and features original fireplaces and centuries-old stained glass windows. There may even be a lingering spirit of one of the castle’s former ladies, Elizabeth, the Yorkshire Times reports . Elizabeth reportedly met an untimely death and her ghost (named “The Green Lady”) has appeared to guests on many occasions. There is also a portrait of Elizabeth in the castle’s ancient Great Hall, and people claim her eyes move like a baddie from a Scooby Doo episode.

The Emily Morgan Hotel San Antonio Texas

The Emily Morgan Hotel – San Antonio, Texas

From 1924 to 1976, this building served as a medical center, with a hospital, psychiatric ward, morgue, and crematorium. The site was transformed into the Emily Morgan Hotel in 1984, but a few dark medical mysteries seem to have lingered. The hotel’s website reports several unexplained incidents, including the sound of hospital carts being wheeled down the halls and the distinct smell of antiseptic on the 14th floor, plus more general spooks like doors closing on their own and pillows being flung from beds. The hotel claims that “there are usually simple explanations for mysteries like these,” but still follows traditional superstitions and doesn’t have a 13th floor or room 1408 (the digits add up to 13)—just in case.

The Bowery Hotel New York

The Bowery Hotel – New York City

Walking into the lobby at The Bowery feels like stepping back into a Gothic version of the 19th century, complete with crimson velvet and oil paintings. (To be honest, we can see how ghosts might like it as much as swanky partygoers do.) According to reports , poltergeists hang out in the elevators, which mysteriously go up and down at 1 a.m. every night. So if the lobby fireplaces and antique Turkish rugs don’t transport you to another era, switching floors after hours might do the trick.

Ruthin Castle Hotel  Spa Wales

Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa – Ruthin, Wales

Situated next to the scenic Clwydian Range in North Wales, Ruthin Castle has had many renowned tenants since its 1277 construction, including King Henry VII and his daughter Mary (aka Bloody Mary). The castle was also briefly inhabited by Lady Jane Grey, Henry VII’s great-granddaughter and so-called “Nine Days’ Queen” of England. Lady Jane was eventually executed for high treason in London in 1554, but her spirit is said to have wandered back to Ruthin Castle to wander the banquet hall and castle battlements. Even if you miss a run-in with the Lady’s ghost, you can still explore the castle’s objectively creepy dungeons, whipping pit, and drowning pool.

Parador de Jan Spain

Parador de Jaén – Jaén, Spain

Located in an 18th-century Arab fortress overlooking the Andalusian landscape, Parador de Jaén has a few spooky stories hiding behind its imposing walls. According to the hotel’s website, a guest in room 22 was rudely awakened one night by the sounds of a woman crying and someone knocking on the door. A team of paranormal investigators was called in to check the room out in the 1980s, and they concluded that the room was, in fact, haunted by the spirit of a young woman who had died of heartbreak in the fortress several centuries ago. The room has been quiet since the investigation, but that’s not the only ghost story ‘round these parts. The hotel is also said to be haunted by the spirit of “Terrible Lizard,” the nickname of a prisoner who died of hunger while locked up in the fortress.

Jekyll Island Club Georgia

Jekyll Island Club – Jekyll Island, Georgia

A hunting club for wealthy northerners in 1888, Jekyll Island Club was considered one of the most exclusive resorts in the world by the beginning of the 20th century. Members included such bigwigs as William Vanderbilt and William Rockefeller, and Jekyll Island Club was the site of the first transcontinental phone call to Alexander Graham Bell in 1915. Casual, right? Unfortunately, the resort fell upon hard times during the Great Depression and WWII, and eventually became a hotel in the 1980s. For the past few decades, guests have reported encounters with some spirits as historic as the hotel itself. Railroad magnate Samuel Spencer has been spotted reading the Wall Street Journal , while others catch whiffs of J.P. Morgan’s cigar smoke seeping out of the financier’s former rooms.

The Omni Mount Washington New Hampshire

The Omni Mount Washington – Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Like many of the hotels on this list, Mount Washington’s Omni is a grand space with an even grander history. Built in 1902, the hotel has hosted some seriously noteworthy guests, including Thomas Edison and three U.S. presidents. The Omni also has some clientele that skews more notorious than noteworthy, like Carolyn Stickney, the widowed wife of the hotel’s original owner who stuck around after her death. Her four-poster bed still sits in one of the third-floor guest rooms, and travelers have reported waking up to find Stickney brushing her hair at the foot of the bed. But let’s face it: You’ll be spending too much time on the hotel’s famous sprawling porch (seriously, it’s one of the best we’ve seen) to notice any flashes of paranormality.

The Taj Mahal Palace India

The Taj Mahal Palace – Mumbai, India

Taj Mahal Palace is a five-star hotel located in the heart of Mumbai, consistently voted one of the best hotels in India by our readers. Along with amazing views and interiors fit for a royal, one of the property's more macabre claims to fame is its aura of mystery. According to legend , the building's architect jumped to his death from the fifth floor after discovering the hotel was facing the wrong direction. His spirit now allegedly (and harmlessly) roams the halls, running into guests in the hallways and walking around the roof.

Hotel El Convento Puerto Rico

Hotel El Convento – San Juan, Puerto Rico

There are tons of reportedly haunted sites in Puerto Rico , including the luxurious Hotel El Convento in Old San Juan. The property is easily recognized by its bright yellow facade, but the former 17th-century convent is also famous among ghost hunters. Guests have reported hearing eerie swishing sounds and catching glimpses of nun’s robes, Reuters reports, and some people have even been awakened by the ghost of the original mother superior. We highly recommend visiting in person to see if the rumors are true, though you’ll probably be too busy enjoying the rooftop pool and beach club to be bothered by poltergeists.

Crescent Hotel and Spa Eureka Springs Arkansas

Crescent Hotel and Spa – Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Since its construction in 1886, the Crescent Hotel has served several purposes: luxury resort, conservatory for young women, junior college, and more. But the strangest mark on its history came in 1937 when it got a new owner, Norman G. Baker. Baker was a millionaire inventor who decided to pose as a doctor (despite having no medical training) and turn the hotel into a hospital that could “cure” cancer. He was eventually found out and run out of town, although reports say that his spirit found its way back to the site—and discovered some otherworldly company, too. The now-operating Crescent Hotel is said to be haunted by at least eight ghosts , ranging from a five-year-old girl to a bearded man wearing Victorian clothing.

Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein South Africa

Lord Milner Hotel – Matjiesfontein, South Africa

South Africa might be most famous for its game reserves , but it also has its fair share of charming—and haunted—hotels. One such place is Lord Milner Hotel, located on the edge of the remote Great Karoo in Matjiesfontein Village. The town served as command headquarters during the South African War, as well as the site of subsequent (and controversial) war crimes hearings. No surprise, then, that the Lord Milner Hotel has some paranormal activity going on. According to the hotel , there are a couple of ghostly guests who never seemed to check out, including “Lucy,” a negligee-wearing specter who makes noises behind closed doors from time to time.

Mizpah Hotel Tonopah Nevada

Mizpah Hotel – Tonopah, Nevada

Mizpah Hotel opened in 1907 as one of Nevada’s first luxury hotels, complete with solid granite walls and Victorian-era decor, and it was fully restored in 2011. But the swanky hotel has a history as blood-red as its scarlet furnishings—one it proudly embraces. Legend has it that a woman who died on the fifth floor never really left the building. The “Lady in Red” now reportedly makes her presence known by whispering in men’s ears and leaving pearls from her broken necklace on guests’ pillows. The Mizpah plays up her reputation by letting visitors stay in the Lady in Red suite or order the Red Lady Bloody Mary at the hotel restaurant.

The Driskill

The Driskill – Austin, Texas

The Driskill is a majestic Romanesque hotel with modern rooms and an iconic brick facade, drawing European tourists and wedding parties since 1886. It’s a true Austin landmark—and according to some, a true hot spot for ghosts. Travelers have noted eerily abnormal sounds through its ornate corridors, as well as phantom sightings of the hotel’s namesake, Jesse Driskill, whose portrait still hangs in the lobby. They say Driskill never recovered from the heartbreak of losing his hotel in a high-stakes poker game, and honestly, we get it: This hotel is a hard one to say goodbye to.

haunted hotels The Stanley Hotel Estes Park Colorado

The Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel’s stately Georgian architecture and world-renowned whiskey bar have lured travelers to Estes Park since opening in 1909. But the hotel reached new levels of fame after inspiring Stephen King to create the fictional Overlook Hotel in The Shining . That eerie association aside, many other ghost sightings and mysterious piano music have been connected to the hotel. The Stanley leans into its reputation quite cleverly, offering nightly ghost tours and psychic consultations from the in-house Madame Vera.

Fairmont Empress Victoria Canada

Fairmont Empress – Victoria, Canada

Open since 1908, the Fairmont Empress is one of the oldest and most famous hotels in Canada. Aside from dazzling views of Victoria Harbour, the property offers guests luxurious rooms, award-winning spa treatments, and afternoon tea—plus one very famous ghost. According to the Washington Post , the hotel’s architect, Francis Rattenbury, led quite the scandalous life: He left his wife for a younger woman and fled to England, where his new wife cheated on him with a 17-year-old chauffeur who eventually bludgeoned Rattenbury to death. Rattenbury’s spirit is said to have returned to the Empress, dressed in period clothes and appearing to guests on the lobby staircase.

Borgvattnet Haunted Vicarage Ragunda Sweden

Borgvattnet Haunted Vicarage – Ragunda, Sweden

Weird things have been noted in this parsonage, originally built in 1876. The gray wooden structure now serves as a bed and breakfast in a rural area with snowmobiling, fishing, and... not much else. Residents of Borgvattnet have claimed to hear footsteps, music, and the sound of three crying ladies coming from the inn, and the proprietors reward visitors with a certificate that says they made it through the night.

Lizzie Borden House Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden House – Fall River, Massachusetts

Even the macabre-adverse know the story of Lizzie Borden, a 32-year-old woman who was accused of brutally killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet in 1892. (She was later acquitted of the crimes, but she never managed to escape those lingering rumors.) The house where the crimes took place is now a famous haunted landmark in New England, and brave travelers can even book a room for the night—including the actual room where the murdered bodies were discovered.

Hotel Del Coronado San Diego

Hotel Del Coronado – San Diego, California

In 1892, a young woman named Kate Morgan checked into Hotel del Coronado —and never checked out. The heartbroken Morgan took her own life in her third-floor guest room, and her ghost has been spotted in that same room since then, with incidents including changing temperatures, flickering lights, unexplained footsteps, and other classic spooks. According to Hotel Del Coronado’s website , the site of Morgan’s death is “the most requested guest room at the hotel,” so the scares must not be too terrible.

Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville

The Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina

This marvel of architecture, the Omni Grove Park Inn , was built on Sunset Mountain in 1913 by Edwin Wiley Grove, a pharmaceutical businessman famous for his malaria-fighting tonics. One of the hotel’s most famous guests was F. Scott Fitzgerald, who checked in while Zelda spent some time at a nearby sanatorium. You won’t be running into any Fitzgeralds during your stay today, but you could catch a glimpse of another 1920s figure: The Pink Lady , a guest who met her end on the floor of the atrium after falling two floors from her room. The pastel mists you see—and chills you feel—will give her away.

Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City South Dakota

Hotel Alex Johnson – Rapid City, South Dakota

Open since 1928, Hotel Alex Johnson is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and bears quite a haunted reputation. There have been countless reports of paranormal activity over the past nine decades, from a “Lady in White” who wanders the halls of the 8th floor to the ghost of Alex Johnson (the hotel’s founder) himself. The hotel fully embraces its spooky notoriety: Guests can book a “Ghost Adventure Package,” which includes accommodations in a haunted room and use of a K2 meter for ghost hunting, and the hotel’s homepage even has a dedicated section for guests to submit their “close encounter” stories.

Mermaid Inn Rye England

Mermaid Inn – Rye, England

Often considered one of the most haunted sites in England, the Mermaid Inn has a history dating back to the 1100s, although the structure you see today was the result of a renovation in the 1600s. Among the spooky stories and ghost sightings are figures walking through bedroom walls, rocking chairs moving on their own, rooms turning cold, and the spirit of a former chambermaid appearing throughout the property. All part of the experience, we say.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra Australia

Hotel Kurrajong – Canberra, Australia

When a hotel is located in one of the world’s most haunted cities , you can kind of assume you’ll encounter a ghost or two if you visit. Such is the case with Hotel Kurrajong, a four-star hotel located nearby Canberra’s infamous Parliament House (yep, it’s haunted too). But unlike most haunted hotels, this one has a wandering spirit you’ll probably want to meet: former Prime Ministers Ben Chifley, who many consider one of the country’s best-ever PMs . Chifley died on the night of June 13, 1951, after suffering a heart attack in room 214, and his gray-suited ghost is known to appear in that same room from time to time.

Queen Anne Hotel San Francisco

Queen Anne Hotel – San Francisco, California

When it was built in 1890, this Victorian hotel in San Francisco served as an etiquette school for girls. It’s since been reborn as a 48-room hotel, although remnants of the building’s past life still linger. The ghost of Miss Mary Lake, the school’s late headmistress, is said to haunt the hotel , particularly room 410 (her former office). Guests who stay in that room might wake up to find their clothes have been unpacked, or the blankets closely tucked around them in bed. This ghost sure knows her etiquette, wouldn’t you agree?

Castle Leslie Estate County Monaghan Ireland

Castle Leslie Estate – County Monaghan, Ireland

With its secluded location in the County Monaghan countryside and interiors featuring deep copper tubs and a well-stocked library, Castle Leslie Estate makes you feel like you’re the only person in Ireland—unless you run into a Leslie family member’s ghost, of course. Luckily, all reported ghost sightings have been pleasant, like catching sight of Norman Leslie shuffling papers in the hotel’s Red Room. Hey, with accommodations like these, we’re more than willing to encounter a non-threatening ghost or two.

El Hotel Mesón de Jobito Mexico

El Hotel Mesón de Jobito – Zacatecas, Mexico

Originally built as a private home in 1700, Hotel Mesón de Jobito served brief tenures as a market and horse stable before opening as a public hotel in 1993. The original colonial architecture still remains—along with some original locals. Visitors have reported images of miners showing up to look for gold, as well as the sound of horses walking. Apparently, most of those sightings and sounds occur around 4 a.m. , so you’ll probably be too busy sleeping in your air-conditioned room to really notice.

Ballygally Castle Northern Ireland

Ballygally Castle – County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Adjacent to such sites as the Ballygally Bay and Carnfunnock Country Park, Ballygally Castle isn’t just a vital pit stop on a Coastal Causeway road trip—it’s also extremely... spirited. The 17th-century castle is said to be home to the ghost of Lady Isobel Shaw, who perished here after falling out of a tower window. Her phantom reportedly roams the hotel’s halls , occasionally knocking on guest doors (no, that’s not room service). The hotel has even designated a special “Ghost Room” in her honor.

Roch Castle Hotel Wales

Roch Castle Hotel – Pembrokeshire, Wales

Built in 1195 in Pembrokeshire, Roch Castle is a five-star luxury hotel (and restaurant) featuring six suites. In the early 1600s, the castle was occupied by the Walter family and their daughter Lucy, who became a mistress of King Charles II in 1648 before dying in Paris a decade later. Visitors to Roch Castle have claimed to see a woman in a white dress passing through closed doors—presumably Lucy Walter returning to her childhood home.

La Fonda on the Plaza Santa Fe New Mexico

La Fonda on the Plaza – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Built on a historic corner in Santa Fe , La Fonda on the Plaza is beloved by our editors—and, apparently, fans of all things supernatural. There have been many reports of ghost sightings on the property over the years: a black-cloaked judge who was shot in the hotel lobby in 1867; a disheartened salesman who killed himself after losing money in a card game; a murdered bride who returns to the hotel on special occasions. The stories are all told in fun, and so far the hotel’s prime location, New Mexican cuisine, and local artwork seem to outweigh anything that goes bump in the night.

The Black Monarch Hotel Victor Colorado

The Black Monarch Hotel – Victor, Colorado

The town of Victor was a thriving place during the Gold Rush, and this building originally served as a brothel and saloon in the late 19th century. The building burnt down in 1899 and was rebuilt as the Black Monarch Hotel, although some ghosts seemed to have lingered from the original structure. Staff reported incidents like the sounds of women laughing and seeing silhouettes in the window when no one else was around. To say the hotel is proud of its creepy reputation would be an understatement: Not only does it share ghost stories on its website , but it features all-black walls, gothic decor, and themed accommodations like “Bela Lugosi’s Dracula Room” and the “Jack the Ripper Room.”

The Sagamore Lake George New York

The Sagamore – Lake George, New York

Situated on an island on Lake George and named after a Native American in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans, the Sagamore opened its doors in 1883, thanks to financing from four Philadelphia millionaires. If you can pull yourself away from the hotel’s lakeside views and hot stone massages, you might be lucky enough to spot some of the resort’s resident ghosts (or take one of the in-house ghost tours to make it easier), including an argumentative couple in the main dining room and a man named Walter in the elevators. Golfers in particular should keep their eyes peeled: The ghost of a small boy from the 1950s is known to steal golf balls on the 18-hole course.

The Shelbourne Dublin

The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection – Dublin, Ireland

Known as the Grand Dame of Dublin , The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection has hosted the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco and drips with luxury: think sparkling chandeliers, antique furniture, and afternoon tea services. With all that opulence, you probably won’t even notice the ghosts. According to some tabloids (they never lie, right?), one hotel room in particular gets frequent reports of paranormal activity, like water faucets turning on by themselves and a seven-year-old girl appearing out of nowhere. Actress Lily Collins had an eerie experience herself when she stayed at the Shelbourne back in 2013, which she recounted on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon .

The Nottingham Road Hotel South Africa

The Nottingham Road Hotel – Nottingham Road, South Africa

Commonly known as Notties Hotel, this property in South Africa’s Midlands Meander region dates back to the mid-19th century. And like most historic hotels, Notties has a bit of a reputation. Both staff members and past guests have spotted the ghost of a woman named Charlotte roaming around Room 10, who apparently jumped to her death off the room’s balcony after being jilted by a lover. The hotel is in no rush to get rid of Charlotte, however: Her “pranks” include straightening bed sheets, putting away clothes, and arranging flowers, so she’s really more of an extra housekeeper than a ghostly nuisance.

The Read House Chattanooga Tennessee

The Read House – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Originally opened in 1872, The Read House is one of the premier historic hotels in downtown Chattanooga. The hotel is perhaps most famous for room 311 , the site where a woman named Annalisa Netherly was allegedly beheaded in the bathtub by a jealous lover. Several guests have reported paranormal activity in the room over the years, including unexplained noises, flickering lights, running water, and shadowy figures. The Read House decided to leave Room 311 unmodified during the hotel’s recent renovation, complete with a vintage claw foot tub and an AM radio that doesn’t work. 

Chateau de Marcay France

Chateau de Marcay – Marcay, France

Located in France’s extremely scenic Loire Valley, Chateau de Marcay is a 15th-century castle that was converted into a hotel in 1973. The turreted chateau looks like something from a fairy tale—but as well all know, fairy tales usually have a bad guy or two. As the urban myth goes, one of the ladies of the Chateau de Marcay was actually a werewolf, and a farmer shot her by mistake after she transformed one night. The lady decided to stick around, apparently, as guests and staff alike have reported encounters with a ghostly woman dressed in white .

The Langham London

The Langham – London, England

The spirits are so active at this circa-1865 hotel, they drove out several English national team cricket players back in 2014, who cited sudden heat and lights and an unexplained presence during the night. Ghosts have long been associated with the tony hotel the Langham , says Visit Britain , and it’s thought to house elite spirits such as former resident Emperor Louis Napoleon III and a German prince who jumped to his death from his upper-level window.

The Henderson Castle Inn Kalamazoo Michigan

The Henderson Castle Inn – Kalamazoo, Michigan

Overlooking downtown Kalamazoo, the 1895-established Henderson Castle is as famous for its arsenal of ghost stories as its exquisite Queen Anne-style architecture. The 25-room house was the creation of Kalamazoo resident Frank Henderson, who spent the better part of a decade working with surveyors, engineers, and landscape architects to build his dream home. Sadly, he only got to live in the finished mansion for four years. That clearly wasn’t enough time for old Frank, as his ghost has reportedly been spotted in and around the property by several visitors. The Henderson Castle opened to the public in 2011, sharing its history through ghost-themed cocktails at its Spirits Lounge and monthly murder mystery dinners .

Hotel Monte Vista Flagstaff Arizona

Hotel Monte Vista – Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff’s Hotel Monte Vista has its fair share of paranormal guests who have seriously overstayed their welcome. Some of the most popular ghouls include a long-term boarder who had a habit of hanging raw meat from the chandelier in room 210, and two women who were thrown from the third floor and now attempt to asphyxiate male guests in their sleep. There’s also reportedly an infant whose disturbing cries have sent staff members running upstairs from the basement. (Actor John Wayne even once had a paranormal encounter here.) Book your stay today!

The Don CeSar St. Petersburg Florida

The Don CeSar – St. Petersburg, Florida

It’s hard to believe a hotel could be haunted and so pleasantly pink at the same time. But rumors of ghost sightings around St. Petersburg’s sprawling Don CeSar have persisted, and the story behind them is actually quite romantic. The hotel’s founder, Thomas Rowe, opened the hotel in 1928, and he and his true love Lucinda have been occasionally spotted walking hand-in-hand around the grounds since the 1970s. We dare say that’s as cute as the hotel’s facade itself.

Hotel Burchianti Florence

Hotel Burchianti – Florence, Italy

This gorgeous hotel was a prominent hang-out for poets, opera singers, and politicians in the early 20th century, though it’s more popular today with luxury-seeking travelers… and ghosts. According to Reuters , past guests have reported visions of a child skipping down the halls and a woman knitting in a chair, as well as feeling an “icy breath sensation” in the frescoed guest rooms.

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The 27 Most Haunted Hotels in America

Explore hotels with paranormal activity, ghost stories and unexpected guests.

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Make sure to look around every corner at these spooky properties. (Courtesy of Lizzie Borden House)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night in a haunted hotel ? At these historic properties, many travelers have checked in – but, as legend has it, not everyone has checked out. To help you decide which spooky property to add to your bucket list, U.S. News evaluated expert and user opinion to bring you the most haunted hotels in America. From long lost loves to the glamorous ghosts of Hollywood past, these mysterious destinations are ready to tell their stories.

(Note: Some of the following hotels and destinations may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. New policies may be in place, including capacity restrictions, reservation requirements or mask mandates. Check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of State and local tourism boards before traveling.)

The Stanley Hotel: Estes Park, Colorado

"Wide-angle view of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado with a rich blue sky in the background."

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Opened to the public in 1909, this opulent Colorado property overlooking Estes Park and framed by the Rocky Mountains is best known for being the inspiration behind Stephen King's 1977 novel "The Shining." King spent a lonely winter night here with his wife in 1974 – so lonely, in fact, that they were the hotel's only guests. That night, the author awoke from a nightmare that his son was being chased through the hotel's eerie halls by a firehose. By morning, King had already formed a rough outline of what would become one of the most iconic horror stories to date.

Today, tales of ghost sightings and strange happenings at The Stanley Hotel have garnered the property a haunted reputation. To hear these stories (and possibly come back with one of your own), book one of the hotel's hourlong night tours, where you can learn about the spooky backstory behind this historic hotel. Daring guests can even opt to stay overnight in one of the hotel's "spirited" rooms – those reported to have the highest levels of paranormal activity. These include rooms 401, 407, 428 and 217, the very suite where King was inspired to create "The Shining." While recent travelers loved The Stanley Hotel's beautiful grounds and old-world charm, some felt the hotel was lacking amenities. If you plan your spooky stay for October, you may be able to catch Estes Park's annual Elk Fest, a top fall festival .

Address: 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517

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1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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A stay at this spooky property isn't for the faint of heart. Located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas , the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has received hundreds of reports of paranormal experiences over the years. The building once served as a women's college, and later as an experimental hospital run by the infamous charlatan Norman Baker, who claimed to have the cure to cancer. Many people died in his care, and today their spirits are said to haunt the building.

Luckily for ghost-hunting guests, the property fully embraces its status as one of America's most haunted hotels. Ghost tours are held nightly, taking visitors through ominous sights such as the Crescent Hotel Morgue, where guests have recounted seeing a dark figure and feeling cold spots (there are even reports of guests getting touched and poked). Serious ghost hunters can also check out the hotel's historic archives on the fourth floor, before bedding down in Michael's Room, which is said to be the most haunted room in the hotel. For even more ghostly investigating, arrive in January for the Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend, which is hosted by the hotel every year and includes overnight ghost hunts, special seminars and exclusive access to nearly all haunted spaces of the property.

Address: 75 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs, AR 72632

[Read: The Top Things to Do in Arkansas .]

The Queen Mary: Long Beach, California

This historic hotel is unusual for several reasons. Not only is it filled with tales of ghostly encounters and paranormal occurrences, but it is actually housed in a retired cruise ship. Docked in Long Beach, California , and overlooking the Los Angeles River, The Queen Mary has sailed as both a luxury ocean liner and a troopship during World War II. Now, more than 50 years after its final cruise, the ship has been transformed into a floating tourist attraction and hotel best known for its bizarre haunted happenings.

There are several supposed paranormal hot spots aboard the Queen Mary, including the Mauretania Room, the Mayfair Room and Shaft Alley, the site of a hideous accident where a crew member was crushed to death under a hatch door; his ghost is said to haunt the area now. While the hotel offers several paranormal tours and activities, thrill-seeking guests won't want to miss an opportunity to spend the night in Stateroom B340. Past guests have reported unexplainable phenomena such as flickering lights, faucets that turn on and off without being touched, and loud knocking on their door in the middle of the night.

Note: The Queen Mary was temporarily closed for renovations at the time of publication. It is tentatively expected to reopen later in 2022.

Address: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

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La Fonda on the Plaza: Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Located in Santa Fe , this luxuriously appointed hotel might just scare your socks off. Although the current structure that houses La Fonda on the Plaza wasn't built until 1922, the site has been home to a courthouse and a number of inns dating all the way back to the 1600s. But not all of La Fonda's secrets have stayed in the past: The hotel is said to be haunted by the spirit of John P. Slough, a former New Mexico chief justice who was shot and killed in the lobby in 1867; some past guests have reported hearing his footsteps in the night. Other legends tell of a bride who was murdered on her wedding night haunting the bridal suite and the spirit of a businessman who jumped down the hotel well after gambling all his money away.

Address: 100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501

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The Emily Morgan Hotel: San Antonio, Texas

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Sitting in the heart of downtown San Antonio , The Emily Morgan Hotel – a DoubleTree by Hilton property – is no stranger to the supernatural. Countless strange occurrences have been reported by staff and guests: phones ringing in the middle of the night with no one on the other line, inexplicable sounds coming from unoccupied rooms, doors closing without being touched and ghostly figures wandering the halls. Video cameras have even captured what appear to be bright orbs floating around the hotel at times. Some travelers attribute these spooky hauntings to the hotel's eerie history. The property was once used as the city's Medical Arts Building, featuring its own morgue, crematorium and psychiatric wing. It also overlooks the legendary Alamo , the site of a gruesome battle during the Texas Revolution. Book your San Antonio trip to coincide with the Día de los Muertos festival around Halloween to experience the country's largest celebration of the Mexican holiday to honor deceased loved ones.

Address: 705 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205

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Hotel del Coronado: Coronado, California

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In 1892, a young woman named Kate Morgan checked in to the San Diego area's Hotel del Coronado alone; she unfortunately would never get the chance to check out. A few days later, on the outdoor staircase leading to Coronado Beach , Morgan was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. While the circumstances surrounding her mysterious death are unknown, some speculate that she killed herself due to illness or heartbreak. Following her untimely death, guests have reported seeing her on the beach or in the hotel, haunting her former guest room.

Address: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118

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Jekyll Island Club Resort: Jekyll Island, Georgia

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Situated on its own private island, Jekyll Island Club Resort is known for more than its plush Gilded Age accommodations and wealthy clientele. Past guests have reported numerous paranormal happenings, including a ghostly bellhop roaming the second floor, the smell of cigar smoke early in the morning (rumored to come from the deceased club member J.P. Morgan), coffee cups that have been mysteriously sipped on and newspapers that have been read when guests leave the room. Daring visitors can experience these spooky legends for themselves by staying overnight at this exclusive oceanfront resort in one of Georgia's best beach destinations .

Address: 371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

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The Don CeSar: St. Pete Beach, Florida

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Dubbed the "Pink Palace," this famous Florida hotel facing the Gulf of Mexico is often considered one of the state's most romantic destinations for lovebirds . It is also rumored to be haunted. Debuted in 1928 as a tribute to real estate scion Thomas Rowe's long-lost love, Lucinda, The Don CeSar comes with a storied past. Many guests and staff have reported seeing Rowe wandering the grounds, searching for Lucinda even in death. Perhaps he found her – there have been several alleged sightings of a reminiscent young couple strolling this St. Pete Beach property together.

Address: 3400 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Omni Parker House: Boston

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The Omni Parker House , located in the center of downtown Boston within walking distance to Boston Common , bears the distinction of being the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States since 1855. As such, it has many stories to tell. The hotel's founder, Harvey Parker, has been said to roam the building, and some patrons have supposedly witnessed orbs floating down the hallways on the 10th floor. In addition to these peculiar sightings, past guests have reported hearing whispers, seeing odd shadows and smelling cigar smoke in the third-floor room of a former longtime resident.

Address: 60 School St., Boston, MA 02108

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Omni Mount Washington Resort: Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

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Ghost hunters won't want to miss a visit to this elaborate resort nestled in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Built in 1902 by railroad tycoon Joseph Stickney, Omni Mount Washington Resort has garnered a name for itself as one of the most haunted hotels in New England. As the legend goes, Stickney's wife, Carolyn Foster Stickney – affectionately nicknamed "The Princess" by hotel staff – was left widowed after his death, eventually remarrying a French royal. Today, she can often be spotted wandering the hallways dressed in Victorian garb, if the stories are to be believed. On other occasions, guests staying in the widow's third-floor suite have reported awakening in the middle of the night to her sitting at the end of their bed, brushing her hair.

Address: 310 Mount Washington Hotel Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575

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Hotel Monteleone: New Orleans

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New Orleans ' busting French Quarter is home to chilling ghost tours and several supposedly ghost-ridden properties, not least of which is the famous Hotel Monteleone . According to the hotel, a little boy named Maurice Begere died on the property in the late 1800s from a high fever. Ever since, guests and staff have reported seeing the toddler walking around the 14th floor. But while Maurice Begere might be the most common name you'll hear while visiting this historic hotel, he isn't the only ghost said to haunt Hotel Monteleone's four walls. The ghost of a former hotel employee named William "Red" Wildermere apparently still lingers on, along with the quarreling spirits of a chef and a busser, who continuously feud over whether or not to keep the restaurant door open.

Address: 214 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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Bourbon Orleans Hotel: New Orleans

Boasting stylish accommodations with plenty of old-world charm, this iconic New Orleans hotel has lived many different lives. Before opening as a hotel in 1966, the site now housing Bourbon Orleans served as a theater, a convent, an orphanage and a school, with a lengthy history dating as far back as 1817. With such an extensive past, it's no surprise that this hotel is believed to be haunted. Past guests have reported seeing a Confederate soldier, a little girl who often plays in the sixth-floor corridors, a lonely ghost dancer in the hotel's famous ballroom and more. To experience the strange phenomena for yourself, book a hotel room to stay overnight or join a city ghost tour.

Address: 717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA 70116

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Hawthorne Hotel: Salem, Massachusetts

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It should come as no surprise that Salem, Massachusetts – host of the beloved Salem Haunted Happenings festival every fall – is often considered one of the most haunted destinations in the country. Home of the infamous Salem witch trials, this witchy city by the sea receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year just in the month of October. After touring the nearby Witch House and House of the Seven Gables , enhance your spooky experience even further by bedding down at the fabled Hawthorne Hotel , named after Salem resident and author Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Located in historic downtown Salem across from Salem Common, this grand structure is shrouded in mystery. Guests of the hotel have reported moving furniture, unexplained noises, ghost sightings, odd smells and more. An unseen baby has been heard crying on the third floor, and some guests have even reported seeing the spirit of Bridget Bishop, the first woman executed in the witch trials, wandering through the hotel's halls.

Address: 18 Washington Square W., Salem, MA 01970

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The Omni Grove Park Inn: Asheville, North Carolina

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The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina , has long been thought to house supernatural forces. The hotel's most well-known story, however, is that of the Pink Lady. This local lore tells of a young woman who died here in the 1920s by falling off a balcony. Luckily for hotel guests, this supposed phantom is said to be gentle and friendly, although many inn patrons are convinced she likes to pull pranks. Stories of lights turning on and off, doors opening and closing, and objects mysteriously being moved around are common – some guests have even reported feeling their feet being tickled in the middle of the night. The Pink Lady's spirit is said to appear to guests as a pink floating mist; she can apparently be found in room 545, so consider booking a different room if you'd rather avoid these paranormal practical jokes.

Address: 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804

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The Marshall House: Savannah, Georgia

Billed as one of the oldest hotels in Savannah – a quaint Georgia city with ghost tours galore – The Marshall House was used as a hospital for the Union during the Civil War, and then again during two yellow fever epidemics. In 1999, the hotel was finally renovated and reopened to the public as an elegant getaway for leisure travelers. Today, many visitors believe that the hotel's extensive history is to blame for the unusual occurrences that have been witnessed within its walls.

If you book a room at this charming Savannah property, you might be in for a scare or two. Past guests have described hearing phantom children running down the hallways in the middle of the night, watching faucets turn on and off by themselves, and seeing apparitions; there have also been reports of toilets overflowing with no warning and doorknobs wiggling inexplicably. The Marshall House is particularly known for its gaggle of ghostly children – these kids can supposedly be heard laughing and bouncing marbles in the halls late at night. If you're lucky, maybe you'll even catch a glimpse of them.

Address: 123 E. Broughton St., Savannah, GA 31401

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The Hotel Chelsea: New York City

New York City 's famed Hotel Chelsea opened in 1884. Since its inception, the Manhattan hotel has been used as an informal artists getaway for famous residents such as Patti Smith, Mark Twain, Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin – but that doesn't mean its history has always been glamorous. Many strange deaths have occurred at the property, including several suicides and murders, earning it a spot on the list of New York City's most haunted hotels. Some of the hotel's alleged ghostly inhabitants include Mary, a woman who survived the Titanic but lost her husband, and Larry, a specter who will talk to anyone willing to listen.

Address: 222 W. 23rd St., New York City, NY 10011

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Mizpah Hotel: Tonopah, Nevada

This Victorian-inspired Nevada hotel, opened in 1907, was once a luxury hotel for miners and wealthy investors looking to cash in on the Tonopah silver boom. Today, Mizpah Hotel is best known as a hotbed for the paranormal. The property's most famous ghostly guest is undoubtedly the Lady in Red, said to be the spirit of a prostitute who was brutally murdered by a jealous suitor. Ever since, stories of the Lady in Red abound, with past travelers finding pearls left beneath their pillows and their belongings mysteriously moved.

Address: 100 N. Main St., Tonopah, NV 89049

Hotel Sorrento: Seattle

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Boasting Italian Renaissance-style architecture and seven stories of well-appointed rooms and suites, this upscale property in downtown Seattle, Washington , is no stranger to paranormal activity. Over the years, one particular ghostly spirit has captured the attention of guests. You just might see Alice B. Toklas, the life partner of Gertrude Stein, wandering around Hotel Sorrento and causing the lights to flicker. She has been apparently known to move the drinking glasses of unsuspecting guests around STELLA, hang out in room 408 and even play the piano on the top floor.

Address: 900 Madison St., Seattle, WA 98104

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Concord's Colonial Inn: Concord, Massachusetts

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Don't be surprised if you feel a slight chill when strolling through the halls of Concord's Colonial Inn – parts of this historic property have been around since 1716, making it one of the oldest hotels in the U.S. Situated about 20 miles northwest of Boston, this quaint New England inn still features many of its original fixtures – including, stories suggest, some of its original residents.

Back in the 1770s, room 24 on the second floor was used as an operating room for wounded soldiers; now travelers reserve this very room in the hopes of witnessing its ghostly activities firsthand. Past guests have reported flickering lights, shadowy figures and disembodied voices. These strange happenings extend to the rest of the hotel as well, with employees and guests spotting apparitions in the sitting room.

Address: 48 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742

Admiral Fell Inn: Baltimore

Facing Baltimore 's Patapsco River, the Admiral Fell Inn is a fascinating chapter in Maryland 's history. Before it was an inn, the property was home to establishments like a vinegar factory, a YMCA for sailors and a boardinghouse for actors. Some travelers who have stayed in the hotel mention seeing apparitions of butlers and floating sailors; a hotel manager once reported hearing what sounded like a loud party going on upstairs, but the hotel was empty at the time.

Visitors looking to learn more about the inn's spooky history can take the Admiral's Historic Ghost Tour, and brave souls can opt to stay overnight in room 413 – it was in this very room that Christopher Jones was murdered in 1999. Ever since, several housekeepers and guests have had an eerie feeling whenever going inside. Some feel a sudden cold spot, while others swear they see shadows darting around the room or feel a hand resting on their shoulder.

Address: 888 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231

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The Red Lion Inn: Stockbridge, Massachusetts

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The roots of The Red Lion Inn in the Berkshires of Massachusetts can be traced all the way back to the 18th century. In the lead-up to the American Revolution, people gathered here to protest the British Parliament's Acts of Intolerance, passing resolutions and vowing to boycott British goods. But while many travelers have passed through The Red Lion Inn over the years (including five U.S. presidents), legend has it that others never left.

If you consider yourself an amateur ghost hunter, try to book a room on the fourth floor – it is considered particularly haunted. A young ghost girl is rumored to roam the halls here carrying flowers, along with a phantom man dressed in a top hat. Several paranormal experiences have supposedly occurred in room 301 as well: One guest reported that their bedsheet was tugged in the middle of the night, while another felt their toes being pulled on while they were asleep. Other visitors have described hearing disembodied voices and feeling cold spots.

Address: 30 Main St., Stockbridge, MA 01262

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The Sagamore Resort: Bolton Landing, New York

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This upstate New York property, set on an island on Lake George in the Adirondacks , has built up quite a reputation as a hot spot for paranormal activity. Stories recount a woman in white blowing cold air on Sagamore Resort guests' eyelids as they sleep, a phantom couple sitting down for dinner in the dining room and ghostly children giggling in the hallways – one young boy in particular is said to haunt the golf course, stealing golf balls and throwing them at unsuspecting guests. A hotel chef reportedly quit after the spirit of a woman spoke to him and walked through him in the kitchen. If you do decide to book a hotel room at this luxurious property, be warned: You may hear some things go bump in the night.

Address: 110 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing, NY 12814

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The Union Station Nashville Yards: Nashville

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Originally a bustling train terminal, The Union Station Nashville Yards, Autograph Collection , now bills itself as a luxury hotel. But for those in the know, this historic downtown Nashville property is also a prime destination for ghost hunting. One of the hotel's most famous resident spirits is a young woman in her early 20s named Abigail. As the story goes, her beloved was killed fighting in WWII; distraught, Abigail flung herself in front of a moving train in the same station where she'd said goodbye to him before he was sent to France. Ever since, guests have claimed to see her waiting in the terminal, roaming the halls or hanging out in room 711. Guests who have stayed in room 711 have reported flickering lights, apparitions photographed in mirrors, sudden cold spots and strange noises coming from the ceiling.

Address: 1001 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

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Lord Baltimore Hotel: Baltimore

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Many believe that ghosts appear in places where tragedy has occurred, and the Lord Baltimore Hotel is no different. During the Great Depression, at least 20 people jumped to their deaths from its rooftop deck, as the 23-story hotel was one of the tallest buildings in the state at the time. It is rumored that their spirits can still be found wandering the property.

Over the years, many hotel guests have also reported seeing the apparition of a little girl with a red ball roaming around the 19th floor. Her name is Molly, and it's said that after the stock market crashed, her parents flung themselves off the hotel's roof in despair. According to some reports, they took Molly with them. Other creepy occurrences include an elevator that rides to the 19th floor without being called there and a child's handprint on the wall of one of the penthouses that apparently will not go away.

Address: 20 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201

La Posada de Santa Fe: Santa Fe

If you book a stay at La Posada de Santa Fe , don't be surprised if you run into a few ghostly tenants. Past guests at this historic New Mexico property have reported seeing a phantom woman wearing a black Victorian dress with her hair slicked back into an austere bun. Many believe this apparition to be Julia Staab, the late wife of the hotel's original owner; she passed away at age 52 in 1896. Other hotel patrons have reported their gas fireplaces turning on and off, items disappearing from their rooms and the distinct aroma of roses throughout the hotel – Julia reportedly loved to decorate the house with them when she was alive.

Address: 330 E. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Historic Lizzie Borden House: Fall River, Massachusetts

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In the late 19th century, Abby and Andrew Borden were found brutally murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. The couple had been hacked to death with an ax, and investigators quickly accused their daughter, Lizzie Borden, of committing the heinous crime. Although she was acquitted, Lizzie Borden's story had already captivated the public and has since served as the inspiration for numerous films, television shows and books.

The Historic Lizzie Borden House offers daily guided house tours; in the evening, courageous guests can partake in an outdoor ghost tour or roll up their sleeves for a hands-on ghost hunt of the first floor and basement. For even more of a thrill, stay overnight in the John V Morse Suite, the room where Abby Borden was found murdered in 1892. Past guests have reported witnessing objects moving on their own, hearing footsteps and disembodied voices, smelling strange odors, seeing apparitions and more.

Address: 230 2nd St., Fall River, MA 02721

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky

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In 1936, a hotel guest named Patricia Wilson checked in to The Seelbach Hilton hotel in Louisville, Kentucky , to wait for her husband, who would never show. He was killed in a tragic car accident on his way to meet her, and in a state of despair, the widow either jumped or fell to her death down a service elevator shaft. Her ghost, nicknamed the "Lady in Blue" for the blue chiffon dress in which she died, is now said to haunt the building. Rumors have circulated about her lingering presence here since reported sightings of a mysterious blue-clad figure in 1987; some hotel guests today say they've felt cold spots or caught an aroma of perfume during their stay.

Address: 500 S. 4th St., Louisville KY 40202

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A Room With a “Boo” at Lawrence’s Eldridge Hotel

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We blogged about friendly little Lawrence, Kansas, earlier this year, but it seems the “Liberal Oasis” of the Midwest has a few spooky skeletons in its closet. Room 506 of the historic downtown Eldridge Hotel is purportedly haunted by the ghost of Colonel Shalor Eldridge, one of the state’s most celebrated Civil War figures.

Colonel Eldridge built the eponymous hotel in 1857, a year after a pro-slavery sheriff from neighboring Missouri burned down what had been the Free State Hotel, standing on the same historic corner of Seventh and Massachusetts streets. In August 1863, during the bloodiest event in Kansas history, the hotel and most of Lawrence was burned down by William Quantrill’s Raiders . The Colonel, who had always held the Eldridge near and dear to his heart, triumphantly rebuilt it in 1865. To honor the Eldridge’s historic importance, it was rebuilt in 1925 due to deterioration concerns. Today, it’s the city’s leading hotel.

It’s also the city’s leading haunted attraction. Ryan Kehr, room divisions manager, says the story is that the Colonel’s attachment to the Eldridge is what keeps his supposed spirit lurking. “It’s not proven that he died or was killed here, but the family did live in the hotel at the time of his death in 1899,” Kehr added. “He was always very sentimental about his hotel.”

It seems the Colonel is a friendly ghost, as no scary spooks have been reported. Instead, audible voices and the sensing of a presence are often documented by guests who stay in room 506. Some are aware of the haunted accounts; others report strange occurrences or sensation without knowing the history behind the room.

“One guest came down one morning asking if anyone could have gotten into her room during the night while she was sleeping,” Kehr recalls. “We told her, ‘No, no way.’ We asked why, and she said she felt like someone was in there and the floor creaked a lot. Well, it’s impossible for the floor to creak. They’re made completely of concrete.

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“She asked, ‘Well then, is this place haunted?’ And we told her the story of room 506.”

Room 506 holds one of the building’s original cornerstones, which supposedly act as the portal to the “other side” – where the ghost can travel between two worlds. In the weeks leading up to Halloween this year,  two groups have requested to stay the night in the room to document any ghostly findings. Pictures of orbs and videos with unexplained voices are supposed to be sent to the Eldridge soon. And tonight, one lucky guest will spend this Halloween in room 506, perhaps with Colonel Eldridge himself. The room has been booked for tonight since December 2007.

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The 50 Most Haunted Hotels in America

Embark on a journey through the most haunted hotels in America, as we explore the eeriest accommodations from coast to coast. Uncover chilling legends and enigmatic histories that have left an indelible mark on these hotels, making them truly unforgettable.

From whispers of ghostly guests to tragic events that linger, these hotels offer a unique blend of history and mystery. Whether you’re a ghost hunter or a curious traveler, this collection promises to intrigue and captivate. See which haunted rooms we recommend, then get ready to check-in.

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St. James Hotel - Selma, Alabama

The reportedly haunted St James Hotel in Selma, Alabama

Most Haunted Rooms: 214, 314, 315

One of the oldest buildings in Alabama, built in 1837, the St. James Hotel in Selma, was used as the headquarters for Union troops during the Civil War, surviving the burning of city buildings after the Battle of Selma. It’s reportedly home to 3 known specters: Jesse James, Jesse James’ girlfriend Lucinda, and a dog.

The apparition of a man (believed to be James) wearing Cowboy attire from the 1880s has been witnessed by many guests and staff alike, walking out of rooms 214, 314 315 – the places in which he stayed during his many visits here. He’s also been seen sitting in the bar at his favorite corner table!

The spirit of his lover, Lucinda, has been witnessed walking down the hotel hallways, often preceded by the smell of lavender, which was known to be her favorite aroma. A dog (James’ pet) is also known to haunt the hotel, running down corridors and barking in the hotel’s courtyard!

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Historic Anchorage Hotel - Anchorage, Alaska

The Historic Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska

Most Haunted Rooms: 215, 217

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It was a difficult choice between the Alaskan Hotel in Juneau and the Anchorage Hotel, but the Anchorage just about edges it. Built in 1916 as a central meeting point for people from all over Alaska, the Historic Anchorage Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The sheer number of reports emanating from this hotel over the years is staggering. One of the most well-known hauntings of the hotel relates to the very first Chief of Police of Anchorage, who was shot in the back outside the hotel by a bullet from his gun!

Other reports include a woman in white who’s been seen wandering throughout the hotel, the apparitions of little children, and the sighting of a young girl ghost on the second floor.

Nobody knows who these children might be, but activity seems to center around Rooms 215 and 217, with guests, often reporting various paranormal activity.

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Copper Queen Hotel - Bisbee, Arizona

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Most Haunted Rooms: 315

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The oldest continually operating hotel in the Grand Canyon State, the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, was originally built in 1902. It’s not known just how many spirits haunt the property.

However, the most well-known is Julia Lowell’s ghost, a prostitute who worked in the hotel during the early 1920s and 30s. It’s widely believed that Julia, having been shunned by one of her clients, took her own life in the bathtub of room 315.

Another spirit that haunts this infamously haunted hotel is that of a little boy whose mother worked at the hotel. It’s believed he drowned whilst swimming in the nearby San Pedro River.

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1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Most Haunted Rooms: 202, 218, 419, 424

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Considered by many paranormal experts to be not only one of the most haunted places in the state of Arkansas but one of the most place haunted places in the US. The self-proclaimed most haunted hotel in America has a harrowing history surrounding the paranormal goings-on.

A former hospital set up by Norman Baker promised to cure cancer when, in reality, Baker was nothing but a snake oil salesman with no license to practice medicine. Under his care, many of his patients ended up dying in the hotel. There was even a morgue in the hotel’s basement (now the spa).

As well as many of Baker’s unfortunate patients roaming the halls, there’s also the ghost of a construction worker who died during the hotel’s initial construction as a girls’ school in 1886. He’s said to haunt room 218.

Room 419 is believed to be haunted by Theodora’s ghost, one of the nurses who once worked under Baker. Guests and staff alike also regularly report nurses walking the halls, pushing wheelchairs!

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The Queen Mary - Long Beach, California

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Most Haunted Rooms:  Stateroom B340

Full Review: The Queen Mary Hotel

Regarded by many as one of the most haunted hotels in the United States, the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, CA, certainly promises a lot. There are so many haunted areas on this ship that investigators and paranormal experts don’t know where to start discussing them.

One of the most infamously haunted locations on the ship is the old First Class swimming pool. It’s believed two women died here mysteriously in the 1930s and the 1960s. Psychics have also reported a dark entity that likes to hang around the old changing room area!

Cabin B340, closed for years due to the sheer amount of activity guests were reporting, has now been reopened as Stateroom B340 for any of those brave enough to spend the night.

Reports include such things as faucets turning on and off, bedsheets being pulled off in the dead of night, and waking up to a dark figure standing at the end of the bed!

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Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado

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Most Haunted Rooms: 217, 401, 428

Full Review: The Stanley Hotel

Who doesn’t love to be scared by Stephen King? He knew just where to look when coming up with a real-life haunted hotel, and it was The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO.

In case you missed it, his movie The Shining was based on this eerie place. The Stanley offers several ghost tours, and guests can even visit the dark, underground tunnels beneath the hotel.

F.O. Stanley, the hotel’s original owner, is known to haunt the hotel, accompanied by his wife. They are always dressed in formal attire and appear on the main staircase and other public areas.

If you happen to be sitting near the piano and it plays by itself, well, just another day at The Stanley Hotel.

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Captain Grant's 1754 - Preston, Connecticut

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Most Haunted Rooms: Adelaide Room

Website: Captain Grant’s 1754

Built in 1754 by Captain William Grant for him and his wife, Mercy Adelaide Avery, and their children, the family resided here until Mercy’s death in 1861. During the Revolutionary War, the inn was used by Continental Army soldiers, and escaped slaves were hidden here during the Civil War.

The vast amount of paranormal activity started to occur here during renovations back in 1994 and continued when it reopened in 1995. Often guests would hear banging on their doors, the feeling of having their faces touched, apparitions of children, and the sighting of strange shapes in pictures and with their own eyes.

The inn’s most haunted area is named the Adelaide Room, as it’s here where Mercy is often seen. She’s known to appear to guests in the dead of night, wearing Colonial garb and sometimes holding hands with two children.

Guests staying in the Adelaide Room also experience the TV turning on and off, and the shower curtain will detach from the rod as if pulled by unseen hands!

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Addy Sea - Bethany Beach, Delaware

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Most Haunted Rooms: 1, 6, 11

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Situated in the small coastal town of Bethany Beach, the Addy Sea Bed and Breakfast boasts Victorian charm and mesmerizing ocean views. However, this inviting haven holds spine-chilling secrets. Known as one of Delaware’s most haunted hotels, the Addy Sea leaves guests intrigued and slightly uneasy, especially with its famous copper bathtub that inexplicably vibrates!

Rumors of paranormal activity surround Rooms 1, 6, and 11. In Room 1, guests experience the unsettling sensation of a violently shaking bathtub. Room 6 harbors its own mysteries, as visitors report the haunting sound of organ music, despite the absence of any such instrument. Room 11 is said to be haunted by Paul Delaney, a former Addy Sea employee whose spirit lingers.

As night falls, the hotel’s eerie atmosphere intensifies. Guests recount the sensation of a ghostly presence sprinting through the hallways, accompanied by the scent of phantom perfume. The enigmatic melody of an unseen instrument drifts through the corridors, adding to the chilling ambiance. On the roof, the ghostly footsteps of Kurty Addy, who tragically fell to his demise years ago, can be heard echoing in the darkness.

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The Biltmore Hotel - Miami, Florida

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The Biltmore Hotel at Coral Gables in Miami was built in 1926, a hotspot for traveling royalty and the most famous and glamorous celebs.

During the Second World War, the hotel was temporarily repurposed as a military hospital. After the war, it served as a hospital for VAs and the first University of Miami until the hospital closed in 1968.

Left as a shell up until it was restored and reopened in 1987, it was now considerably more haunted than when it first opened in the ’20s. Ever since the grand reopening, there have been numerous paranormal reports on an almost weekly basis. Lights are known to turn on and off by themselves, and doors open and close by unseen hands.

A woman in white is regularly reported walking the halls and appearing in guest rooms, and Fatty Walsh, the notorious mobster, is apparently haunting the building as well. He was shot dead at the hotel back in the late 1920s after a card game went sour.

Guests and staff alike have witnessed his apparition several times, hanging out in the hotel lobby.

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Marshall House Hotel - Savannah, Georgia

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Most Haunted Rooms: 214, 306, 314, 414

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Originally built in 1851 in Savannah’s historic downtown (regarded as the most haunted city in America btw), the Marshall House is the oldest hotel in the city. During the Civil War, the inn was occupied by troops led by General William Tecumseh Sherman, and it was here where wounded soldiers had limbs amputated.

A terrifying ordeal on its own, but these soldiers endured these torturous procedures without the use of anesthetic, their blood-curdling screams heard throughout the area.

The bones from the amputated limbs were found under the floorboards of the Marshall House during renovations! The Marshall House was again utilized as a hospital during the Yellow fever Epidemic of the mid-1800s.

You can only imagine just how many poor souls met their end here. It’s believed that the spirits of those that passed are still hanging around the hotel, and guests and staff have heard the voices and the screams of those that tragically died all those years ago.

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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa - Big Island, Hawaii

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According to reports from locals, the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay has been haunted for many years. Although the name and owner of the hotel have changed numerous times over the years, the stories of the hauntings remain.

It’s widely believed to be the home to the spirits of two little girls, who regularly make noise running up and down the hallways at night, and when guests open the doors to ask them to be quiet, nobody is there, and the running continues.

Guards are so used to this now they simply tell guests there’s nothing they can do since it’s the two girl ghosts making the noise!

If you’re walking around the hotel grounds, you may come across an apparition standing on the edge of the cliffs at the front of the hotel, and if you blink or look away for a second, the apparition disappears! It’s believed the hauntings around this hotel point back to the ancient battleground where the hotel’s foundations now rest.

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Gooding University Inn and Resort - Gooding, Idaho

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In 1917, the building served as a dormitory for students studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Gooding College. The school operated until 1938, at which point the Methodist Church took over the building’s ownership as the college ran into financial difficulty.

In 1941 the Methodist Church gifted the building to the state of Idaho for use as tuberculosis. However, due to the shortage of skilled personnel and medical equipment, it didn’t begin its life as a tuberculosis facility until 1947. The TB hospital was one of the most advanced in the country and was in operation until 1976.

Now, the current reincarnation of the building is a unique inn with dorm-style accommodation. However, the patients of the former TB patients are still believed to walk the halls at night, and given there are many unmarked graves right next to the building, it’s little surprise that these poor souls can’t find peace!

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Original Springs Hotel - Okawville, Illinois

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Most Haunted Rooms: All rooms have reported activity

Hotel Website: The Original Springs Hotel

Opening in 1885, taking advantage of the healing waters hidden under the town, the Original Springs Hotel in Okawville, Illinois, has long been regarded as one of Illinois’ most haunted locations! Thousands of visitors flocked to the hotel over the years, many of which have left a tangible part of them behind.

Reports of hauntings have been ever-present at the hotel for generations, with the sighting of a woman in white, disembodied whispers coming from the rooms, and sinister feelings of being watched.

Several documented suicides, stories of gangsters, deaths, and the water’s mysterious healing properties make this historic hotel one of the most interesting haunted properties in the country!

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Roads Hotel - Atlanta, Indiana

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It is believed that Abraham Kauffman built Roads Hotel back in 1893 when it was a layover stop for the railroad.

Over the years, the hotel has certainly made its mark with a history that includes a hotel, brothel, speakeasy, and boarding house.

Many notable people have stayed here over the years, including John Dillinger and Al Capone, who have passed through this hotel’s doors, but not all of them have left. Those that did not leave are still there to entertain those people looking for a night of paranormal activity.

It is one of Indiana’s most haunted locations, with multiple ghosts calling it home. Some of the sightings from guests include men, women, and children.

It isn’t unusual for people to hear disembodied voices and phantom footsteps. There are also reports of lights turning on and off and also of doors opening or closing by themselves.

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Mason House Inn - Bentonsport, Iowa

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Most Haunted Rooms: 5, 7, 8

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Built in 1846 as a steamboat inn, the Mason House has welcomed guests for generations. Some of which have never left! The whole property has reports of some kind of activity, with the owners saying there are at least five spirits that they know of.

Room 5 is believed to be the home of a young boy who likes to poke people and pull at guests’ clothing. His apparition likes to make an appearance on the landing! Room 7 is the home of a spirit named Knapp, who was reportedly murdered there many years ago.

One of the most frightening reports from the Mason House Inn is the manifestation of a head floating across Room 8! There’s also the spirit of an elderly woman known to walk the empty rooms on the third floor.

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Eldridge Hotel - Lawrence, Kansas

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Most Haunted Rooms: 506

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Originally known as the Free State Hotel, when it was first built in 1855, the Eldridge has suffered not just one disastrous fire, but two! After many years in operation, the hotel closed and converted to apartments in 1970, and in 1980 it was restored to its original splendor as a hotel.

As well as playing host to many famous and illustrious guests over the years, the hotel claims to play host to many ghosts. Many believe that the hotel’s fifth floor is actually a portal, with most of the activity happening on this floor, especially centered around room 506.

Guests and staff often report sudden unexplainable cold spots and the feeling of somebody being in the room with them throughout the fifth floor.

Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast - Bardstown, Kentucky

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Most Haunted Areas: The Jail Cell Room, The Courtyard

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Originally built back in 1797, the Old County Jail, as it was known then, was in operation until 1987. It served Nelson County and surrounding areas for 100 years, making it the oldest continuously operated jail in Kentucky, and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

In 1988, it was purchased by the McCoy family and renovated into a family-run Bed and Breakfast.

Since opening as a B&B, guests and staff alike have reported many strange goings-on in the old jail complex. One of the most common occurrences is the sound of phantom footsteps echoing around the rooms and hallways.

Some other strange happenings include the sounds of crying, piano music, and disembodied voices!

Myrtles Plantation - St. Francisville, Louisiana

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Located in the Baton Rouge area of Louisiana, The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville was built in 1796 and was originally called Laurel Grove. For many years, the plantation was run by General David Bradford, living there alone, away from his family.

It wasn’t until 1800 that his family was able to join him after President John Adams pardoned him for the key role he played during the whiskey rebellion in 1799. The plantation remained in the family until 1851 and exchanged hands several times until it became a bed and breakfast.

It’s now regarded by many to be among the most haunted hotels in the South. Appearing in books, national publications, and many TV shows, the Myrtles Plantation is considered one of the finest hotels in America and one of the most haunted plantations in Louisiana for a spot of ghost hunting!

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Captain Fairfield Inn - Kennebunkport, Maine

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Built as far back as 1813 by Captain James Fairfield, the home now known as the Captain Fairfield Inn was a private residence up until 1991 when it became the bed and breakfast it is today. A typical looking cozy New England home to onlookers, the Captain Fairfield Inn has a darker side.

If you’re in the basement, you may come face to face with the apparition of Fairfield himself. He’s known to appear throughout the inn and has been seen numerous times, though one thing is common amongst those that have witnessed him, they all state that they don’t feel he has sinister intentions. In fact, it’s the complete opposite.

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The Maryland Inn - Annapolis, Maryland

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Built in 1772, the Maryland Inn in Annapolis, Maryland is home to countless spirits, some believed to be from the inn’s beginnings.

Staff and guests have reported several unexplainable occurrences, including disembodied footsteps, sudden cold spots, and strange scents as if someone not part of the living was passing by.

Other more terrifying reports are a full-bodied apparition of a former sea captain, who’s believed to have been killed outside the inn after being hit by a bolting carriage. People have also reported the appearance of a woman in black on the staircase, thought to be the spirit of a woman who fell to her death.

In the inns’ basement, you may come across some merry spirits walking up to what was the old taproom, hoping for a touch of ale and some companionship.

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The Lizzie Borden House - Fall River, Massachusetts

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Located 53 miles south of Boston, The Lizzie Borden House in Fall River should definitely be on any person’s visit to the area. If you’ve ever heard the children’s rhyme, “Lizzie Borden took an ax, gave her mother 40 whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41,” then you’re familiar with what makes this house so infamous.

The double homicide which took place on that fateful morning in 1892 is known to many Americans, but what they may not know is the house is now one of the most haunted inns in the United States.

Many avid ghost hunters travel across the country to have the chance to make contact with Lizzie’s father, Andrew Borden, and stepmother Abby Borden.

It’s unknown whether it’s the couple behind some of the activity that includes doors slamming shut, disembodied voices, and crying. Still, there has been the sighting of a woman in Victorian clothing cleaning around the house.

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Terrace Inn - Petoskey, Michigan

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The Terrace Inn in Petoskey, Michigan, was built on an old boarding house in 1910. The inn is reportedly haunted by at least three spirits, all of whom can manifest themselves. In fact, there have been numerous reports of apparitions appearing in front of both guests and staff alike over the years.

There’s apparently the apparition of a gentleman often seen on the inn’s balcony, always wearing a tweed suit; a woman in white who likes to explore the whole hotel, appearing in rooms and walking hallways; and also a child who often appears in the inn’s basement.

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Historic Calumet Inn - Pipestone, Minnesota

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 308

Built in 1888 as a railroad stopover, the Historic Calumet Hotel in Pipestone, Minnesota, is one of Missouri’s most historical and most certainly haunted hotels.

Located at the corner of Main Street and Hiawatha Avenue, the building is not the first to grace this address, and it perhaps explains why there may be more cause for ghostly activity.

The original three-story wood-framed building was destroyed by fire in 1886, claiming Rev. Alfred Stoddard Orcutt’s life. Another fire was to engulf the hotel on Valentine’s Day 1944, claiming the life of a guest named Chris E. Herschberger.

Paranormal goings-on at the hotel are rife, but there is a particular concentration on Room 308, the room where Herschberger died that fateful night in 1944.

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Duff Green Mansion - Vicksburg, Mississippi

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Dixie Room  is believed to be the most active spot for the one-legged Confederate soldier.

Built in 1856 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local cotton entrepreneur Duff Green, the Duff Green Mansion is believed to be the residence of at least 10 spirits. Due to its age and its variety of uses including a private residence, Civil War field hospital, and orphanage, it’s little wonder there are so many ghosts.

Green’s wife, Mary, is believed to be the most active of all the spirits here, her apparition seen on countless occasions walking down hallways and through rooms before fading away before your eyes.

Another of the Green family haunts the house with Mary’s daughter Annie also spotted roaming the halls. Annie is reported to have died aged five after succumbing to yellow fever.

As well as Annie and Mary, there’s also the apparition of a Confederate soldier with one leg, as well as many more accounts of hauntings that investigators, guests, and staff have all witnessed!

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The Lemp Mansion Inn - St. Louis, Missouri

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: The William Lemp Suite | Lavendar Lady Suite | Elsa Lemp Suite

Regularly featured in the top haunted hotel lists is the Lemp Mansion Inn & Restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri. Built in the early 1860s, the mansion was the home of William J. Lemp and his family – he and his family saw incredible success from his local brewing company, but perhaps more fitting to this story is the family also suffered from struggles too.

Plagued by death, the family saw 5 of its members die by suicide, and the heir to the Lemp Mansion fortune (Frederick Lemp) died from mysterious circumstances in 1901. His father, William Lemp, was unable to deal with his son’s tragic loss, and three years later, he killed himself with a gunshot to the head in one of the mansion’s bedrooms.

There’s a wide array of activity reported at the inn, but it doesn’t seem centered around any particular area. Claims are often heard of disembodied voices, bangs on doors, phantom footsteps, full-bodied apparitions, poltergeist activity, and more!

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The Grand Union Hotel - Benton, Montana

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 202

Built in 1882, the Grand Union Hotel is located in Fort Benton, the oldest Montana settlement. The historic hotel itself, being the longest operating hotel in the Big Sky Country, is, as you’d expect, full of paranormal activity.

Although most of the reports here are tame, it doesn’t take anything away from it being one of the most haunted hotels in the country. The sounds of stomping hooves are heard, likely due to a drunk cowboy that was shot to death on his horse whilst trying to ride on horseback up the staircase.

If you’re awoken in the middle of the night to the sounds of running up and down the halls, don’t complain; it’s just the spirits of children having fun. One of the strangest occurrences here happens in room 202, where mysterious blue lights are said to flash across the room without explanation.

There’s also the apparition of a man in a long dark cloak that’s been witnessed wandering around the hotel.

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Arrow Hotel - Broken Bow, Nebraska

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 205

Although the Arrow Hotel is relatively young compared to other haunted hotels on this list, having been built in 1928, it has many known spirits hanging around. One of the former owners is said to have died in the hotel, and his apparition is often seen going up and down the stairs leading to the kitchens.

There are more reports of other apparitions that wander the hotel, one is described as an old and gaunt gentleman with gray hair, and another is a woman with long red hair. Many locals believe this is a witch called Ivy, buried in the nearby Madison Square cemetery.

She’s known to appear all around town, with people describing her presence as friendly at first, but she quickly turns evil and is known to physically harm people before disappearing in front of their eyes.

Staff and previous guests say that room 205 is particularly active and that the basement also has a lot of activity.

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Mizpah Hotel - Tonopah, Nevada

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS:

  • Room 502 (The Lady In Red Suite)

Opening in 1907, the Mizpah Hotel was one of the leading luxury hotels of its time. The historic hotel was in operation up until 1999 and was later restored and re-opened in 2011, with the spirits of many of its former guests still lingering.

Nevada’s most haunted hotel is now home to multiple spirits, one of whom goes by the name of Rose (aka the Lady in Red), a prostitute killed on the 5th floor of the hotel by one of her clients. She’s known to visit several guest rooms and will often leave behind a single pearl. Room 502 is the room she was murdered in and is the most active of all.

As well as Rose, there are believed to be the spirits of children that play in the hallways, a phantom figure who likes to taunt guests, and guests have even reported things moving around their rooms by unseen hands!

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Mount Washington Resort - Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 314 (The Carolyn Stickney Suite)

Our look at the most haunted hotels in America brings us to this immense hotel located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and it’s, of course, home to some eerie goings-on.

A woman named Carolyn Stickney, who died in 1939, haunts the Mount Washington Resort. She goes around tapping on doors, and if she comes into your room (whether you invited her in or not), she will borrow your clothes.

Being a proper Victorian lady, she will always return those items she takes. For the best chance of seeing the Princess, as Carolyn is known, book a stay in Room 314. There you will find her four-poster bed, and Carolyn may even be sitting on it in the middle of the night.

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The Southern Mansion - Cape May, New Jersey

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 14

Built in 1863 as a private country estate for the Allen family, the mansion remained in the family’s hands until 1946, when the last living relative of the Allen family, Ester Mercur, died. Numerous spirits from the Allen family haunt the mansion, but Ester makes her presence felt the most, often accompanied by the smell of strong perfume.

If you’re staying in room 14, you may hear the disembodied conversation of a man and a woman. In the ballroom and kitchen, a chef has reported seeing the apparition of a man in military uniform.

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St. James Hotel - Cimarron, New Mexico

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 18

Constructed in 1872 on the historic Santa Fe trail, the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM, drew in quite the array of visitors to the Old West, including Jess James, Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, and Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, and Thomas James Wright.

It’s believed that at least a few of these colorful characters remain tied to the hotel they frequented during their lives.

The hotel was one of the wildest spots in the Wild West, with reportedly over 26 known deaths that occurred here, with many more unreported. The majority of them are gun-related. You can even see gun holes in the walls throughout the hotel.

Guests have reported countless unnerving experiences when staying here, with a common report of people feeling like they’re being watched or followed. A man named Thomas J. Wright is apparently the most prominent ghost at the hotel.

He was murdered in 1881 with a bullet to the back after he won the deeds to the hotel in a game of poker. His ghost haunts room 18, which remains unbooked to keep his ill-temper at bay.

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The Shanley Hotel - Napanoch, New York

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: All rooms have significant activity

Regarding many paranormal enthusiasts as the most haunted hotel on the east coast, the Shanley Hotel in Napanoch, New York, certainly has a haunted reputation. Judging from the sheer number of haunted happenings reported here, it promises a lot!

The first record of a hotel on the site was in 1845 when Ritch’s Hotel was built. It changed hands and names a few times until 1895 when a fire took hold of several buildings around town. The Shanley Hotel was one of those destroyed. Not to be deterred, the Shanley Hotel was rebuilt in November of the same year, standing the same today as it was back then.

Disembodied voices, full-bodied apparitions, and unseen bodies getting into bed with you, it’s all part of a routine night at the Shanley Hotel!

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The Biltmore Hotel - Greensboro, North Carolina

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 302 / Room 223

Built in 1903 for use as an office building for the Denim company of the Cone Brothers, the building served many uses until today, including as a post office, apartment units, and even a brothel. According to many, at least 2 ghosts here, and judging by the activity witnessed here, it’s likely a lot more.

Perhaps the most well-known ghost here is Philip, an accountant employed by the Cone Brothers. He apparently discovered discrepancies in the company books and was subsequently murdered in the alley down the side of the Biltmore.

His ghost is believed to hang around room 302 and has, on occasion, appeared to guests standing at the foot of their beds.

Another spirit at the hotel is Lydia, one of the working girls during its operation as a brothel. An ill-tempered client is believed to have thrown Lydia down the staircase to her death. Her old room 223 is where she likes to return, often appearing as a full-bodied apparition walking across the room, her full head of red hair on display.

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Rough Riders Hotel - Medora, North Dakota

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North Dakota’s oldest and most haunted hotel, the Rough Riders Hotel in Medora, ND, has been welcoming guests since 1884. Named after a Cavalry unit led by Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel once played host to the famous U.S. President.

According to reports, guests and staff alike have witnessed the ghost of a little boy on the hotel’s top floor. His spirit likes to play with guests tapping on walls and banging on doors, and he can be heard laughing by guests.

There’s not much more detail surrounding who else or what else may be haunting the hotel, but people have witnessed furniture moving and strange sounds and occurrences that can’t be explained.

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Historic Buxton Inn - Granville, Ohio

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Rooms 7 and 9

With over 200 years of history, it’s little wonder that the Buxton Inn is one of the most haunted hotels in America! Many of the inn’s previous owners, inhabitants, and innkeepers stick around the hotel to this day.

The apparition of Granger himself and Major Horton Buxton (after whom the inn was named), have been witnessed throughout the inn. Known as ‘the Blue Lady,’ Bonnie Bounell, a former innkeeper, favors room 9.

Inside room 7, there’s the presence of a much darker entity, with guests often reporting the feeling of severe discomfort in that room. This feeling has also been reported by many staff and owners in the basement of the inn.

Also, there have been sightings of a ghost cat, phantom footsteps, and disembodied voices calling people’s names.

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The Skirvin Hilton - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Rooms on the 10th and 11th Floors.

The story of the hauntings at the Skirvin Hotel in OKC centers around a hotel maid named Effie, and the original owner, Bill Skirvin.

After becoming pregnant and subsequently giving birth to Skirvin’s child, Effie was locked in a room on the 10th floor. One fateful evening, Effie and her child fell to their death from one of the windows on the 10th floor.

It’s not known whether she was trying to escape, she committed suicide, or she was pushed.

There are several paranormal goings-on at the hotel, but Effie’s ghost is believed to be behind most of it. Guests have reported hearing a woman’s voice when alone in their rooms. They’ve also heard a woman’s disembodied screams and the crying of a baby from empty rooms.

Also, guests and staff have reported the sighting of a female apparition, witnessed objects moving on their own, and a string of bizarre occurrences that lead many to believe the Skirvin Hilton is one of the most haunted places to stay in America.

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The Historic Wolf Creek Inn - Wolf Creek, Oregon

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: All rooms have activity, though the Clark Gable Suite has numerous reports of a female entity manifesting.

Established in 1883, the Historic Wolf Creek Inn in Wolf Creek, Oregon, is the oldest continuously operating inn in the Pacific Northwest. Aside from being a beautiful old inn in an idyllic setting, the Wolf Creek Inn is also home to several interesting hauntings.

Perhaps the most famous of the supposed several entities at the Wolf Creek Inn is American novelist Jack London. London was said to have loved the inn and regularly made the trip, finishing the novel Valley of the Moon there one summer. His ghost is known to haunt the room he used to stay in, with guests often reporting his apparition and hearing his voice.

Most of the spirits that haunt the inn are well-intentioned, though there is a much darker entity that hangs around the property and haunts the inn’s grounds. Referred to as a “vampire-like creature,” it has been seen numerous times terrifying guests and staff alike for years.

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Historic Hotel Bethlehem - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS

For those keen to book a room with a boo, the Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem, PA, advertise their rooms as such. Built in 1922, there’s a history of a building on this site as far back as 1741 when the famous “First House of Bethlehem” was located here.

Proud of its reputation as one of the most haunted hotels in the country, the Hotel Bethlehem doesn’t lack a good ghost story or two. The hotel’s most haunted area is believed to be room 932, where several strange occurrences have been reported. One particular experience would terrify anybody, whereupon returning to their rooms, guests would come face to face with the apparition of a man, demanding why they’re in his room only to turn on the lights and see him vanish.

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The Graduate Providence - Providence, Rhode Island

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Perhaps better known by paranormal enthusiasts as the Providence Biltmore, the Graduate Providence is a luxurious early 1900s hotel with one of the most haunted reputations of any hotel in the states. It was named the most haunted hotel in the United States in 2000 by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Most of the hauntings at the Graduate Providence are said to stem from the many murders that took place here during the prohibition era.

However, legend has it that the hotel financer and known Satanist, Johan Leisse Weisskopf, carried out numerous Satanic rituals in the building. In fact, he had a chicken coop installed on the roof of the hotel so he would have a steady supply of sacrifices to make for his weekly rituals.

During the stock market crash of 1929, Weisskopf stayed in one of the rooms on the 14th floor when he heard the news. He supposedly jumped to his death shortly after.

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The Battery Carriage House Inn - Charleston, South Carolina

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 3 / 8 / 10

Located in the Battery district of the oldest city in South Carolina, Charleston’s Battery Carriage House is a step back in time to a bygone era. Set amongst cobblestone streets and pastel antebellum houses, the Battery Carriage House Inn is idyllic, yes, but it’s also one of the most haunted hotels in America.

The most active room in the inn is room 8, with numerous reports emanating from there, including the manifestation of a gray mass, the apparition of a headless torso, and the general feeling of someone in the room with you. Room 10 is another hotspot with the wispy gray figure of a man making himself known to guests walking through the door into the room.

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The Historic Fairmont Hotel - Deadwood, South Dakota

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: The third floor is particularly active.

Though not offering guests a bed anymore, the Fairmont does have a restaurant and runs regular ghost tours of the upper floors.

Established in 1895 and a former bordello and saloon, the Fairmont Hotel in Deadwood, South Dakota, has seen its fair share of seedy and troubled clientele. One particular story tells of a woman named Margaret Broadwater, who used to work at the bordello. She is reported to have committed suicide by jumping out of the third-floor window after finding out she was pregnant. Her ghost is known to lurk around the hotel in the shadows.

At least three other ghosts are known to haunt the hotel. Two of them died on the same night, with one murdering the other in a fit of jealous rage seeing his girlfriend “entertaining” this client. The murderer then accidentally shot himself after trying to escape, bleeding to death on the sidewalk in front of the hotel. Both these spirits have been witnessed around the hotel, with guests often seeing their full-bodied apparitions.

There’s also believed to be the ghost of a little boy who has made himself known to guests in pictures.

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Thomas House Hotel - Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 17, 35, 37

Built in 1890 as a place of relaxation for the rich and famous, the Thomas House Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, TN, isn’t just luxury and refinement. It’s recently been listed as one of the most haunted places in America.

Moving beds, unexplainable cold spots, shadow figures, and disembodied voices are just some of the reports emanating from this extremely haunted building.

The hotel has seen its fair share of disaster and tragedy over the years, with three fires, numerous deaths, murders, and accidents. There are also stories of this property once being the home of a cult!

Sitting on limestone, an underground spring, as well as on the path of an ancient Indian Trail, and an intersection of two creeks, it’s little wonder there is so much paranormal activity going on here.

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Miss Molly's Hotel - Fort Worth, Texas

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: All 8 rooms have activity here.

On the surface, Miss Molly’s looks just like you would expect of an adorable western-themed bed and breakfast; however, under the surface lies a darker side.

Established in 1910 as a boarding house known as Palace Rooms, it changed hands several times over the years, and the nature of its business changed too, including use as a speakeasy and then later as a bordello. It was during the time as bordello that many ladies of the night met their fateful end.

The hotel is host to many full-bodied apparitions. They usually appear as pale, floating figures walking the rooms and hallway.

As well as the spirits of prostitutes, one of the most prominent ghosts is that of a young girl, maybe eight or nine years old, sometimes seen in the former owner’s rooms. Often believed to be former tenants of the hotel, not much is known about their origins.

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Holiday Inn Express - Salt Lake City, Utah

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: If you’re booking a night here, request any room on the 13th floor and pay a visit to the pool area and games room.

Established in the 1970s, when known as the Shilo Inn, the Holiday Inn Express in Salt Lake City is a well-known city landmark, and perhaps not for the right reasons. Known for years as the Shilo Inn with its red neon vegas-style lights, it was regarded by many as the ugliest building in Salt Lake City.

During the 1970s, a mother committed suicide by jumping out over one of the hotel balconies. If this wasn’t tragic enough, her two daughters were thrown to their deaths too. The eldest daughter threw the youngest, and the mother then threw the eldest daughter over the balcony.

As with many tragic deaths, it can leave a negative imprint on a building. The two daughters are still said to roam the corridors and the grounds. Disembodied laughter is often heard near the indoor pool, and gaming machines are said to turn on and start playing by themselves. On one occasion, a maintenance man reported all the lightbulbs he replaced were unscrewed all on their own!

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The Old Stage Coach Inn - Waterbury, Vermont

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Next on our list of the most haunted places to stay in America is the Historic Old Stagecoach Inn in Waterbury, Vermont.

Regarded by many people as one of the most haunted places in Vermont, this 1826 inn is believed to be haunted by at least two spirits. One of which is the ghost of Margaret Annette Henry Spencer, who goes by the name of Nettie. She died at the age of 99 and is buried in the cemetery located next to the inn.

Some of the reports emanating from this inn include furniture moving and bedsheets being stripped off freshly made beds. There have also been numerous sightings of apparitions around the inn too.

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Edgewood Plantation - Charles City, Virginia

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Lizzie’s Room

Next on our list of the most haunted hotels in the US, is the Edgewood Plantation. On the grounds of this home rests a critical piece of American history.

Not only was it the location where the first Thanksgiving took place, but it was also the birthplace of two U.S. Presidents, William Henry Harrison, and Benjamin Harrison, and it played a key role during the Civil War.

Many ghost stories and legends are surrounding the inn, but perhaps the most fascinating is the story of the couple who sat up the whole night talking to a Civil War soldier named Aaron Young III.

You may also come face to face with the apparition of Elizabeth Lizzie Rowland, the fiancée of a Civil War soldier. She died of a broken heart after her fiancée never returned from the war. Her spirit is said to sit in the window, waiting for him to return.

As well as the main house, there’s also a lot of activity in the old slave buildings.

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Hotel Sorrento - Seattle, Washington

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Most activity occurs on the fourth floor, particularly around room 408…

Built in 1909, the Hotel Sorrento in Seattle, Washington, has always had an eerie aura. You only have to look at the design of it to get the feeling something quite spooky may be going on inside.

The hotel is the home to Alice Toklas’s spirit, who was the partner of writer Gertrude Stein. Reports from staff and guests alike have alluded to her presence mainly on the fourth floor, where her apparition has been seen gliding down the dimly lit hallways, often wearing white and sometimes in black.

If you’re feeling courageous, opt to stay in room 408 if you can. Or, if you’re feeling a little thirsty, head to the Dunbar Room, where she’s been known to move people’s drinks around.

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The Blennerhassett Hotel - Parkersburg, West Virginia

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The Blennerhassett Hotel in the historic town of Parkersburg, West Virginia, is the perfect choice for anybody looking for a haunted hotel in a historical setting. Opening in 1889, the hotel was a leading example of hotels that later became known as the gaslight era.

The hotel is believed to be haunted by the ghost of the hotel’s original builder, William Chancellor. His apparition has been seen in the library wearing a gray three-piece suit and smoking his trademark cigar.

The hotel is apparently haunted by the ghosts of children too. They apparently like to run up and down the hallway of the second floor.

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The Pfister Hotel - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Built for a $1.5 million cost (around $40 million today), the Pfister Hotel has been a luxurious Milwaukee landmark since 1893. It’s supposedly haunted by Charles Pfister’s ghost, the son of the original owner who died before its completion. He wanted to ensure that his attention to detail lived on even after his death.

The hotel has gained notoriety in the past as a place to avoid if you want a good night’s sleep. The kind that MLB players need before a big game. In fact, Carlos Gomez, the legendary outfielder, said that he and his teammates were scared to go there and that everything about the hotel is scary.

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Irma Hotel - Cody, Wyoming

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MOST HAUNTED ROOMS: Room 16 (Irma’s old room) and Room 35

Affectionately known as the Grand Old Lady of Cody, the Irma Hotel was built in 1902 by none other than the famous Buffalo Bill (William F Cody) himself. It’s actually named after his daughter Irma Cody, but he would often stay here in between touring with his Wild West Shows.

Guests and staff alike have reported the sighting of a man in Confederate uniform throughout the hotel and many strange occurrences. If you stay in room 35, you’re in for a treat, as this is believed to be the most active.

Irma Cody’s old room, which is now room 16, is also said to be extremely active, with many strange reports including a rocking chair moving by itself!

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10 Haunted Hotels Across The U.S. That Promise A Unique Overnight Experience

  • Stay overnight in one of America's most haunted hotels for a spooky and paranormal experience, with flickering lights, eerie footsteps, and ghostly whispers.
  • Hotel del Coronado in California is haunted by Kate Morgan, with guests reporting activity in her room, like flickering lights, opening and closing doors, and changes in room temperature.
  • The Stanley Hotel in Colorado is the inspiration for Stephen King's "The Shining" and is haunted by several ghosts, including a former owner and a maid. Guests can take haunted tours to learn more about the hotel's spooky history.

Abrupt temperature changes, flickering lights, eerie footsteps, ghostly whispers, and sightings of apparitions are just a tiny taste of what it's like to stay overnight in a haunted hotel. While obviously, sightings are not promised, they've happened frequently enough at many hotels to keep guests on their toes.

From historic resorts, like Hotel del Coronado, to the legendary pop culture destination, Château Marmont — famous hotels are actually some of the best haunted places around the US. For travelers seeking a paranormal experience, October is the ultimate time to check-in. Many of the most haunted hotels around the US not only offer comfortable accommodations for an overnight stay in a new city but also allow guests to purchase creepy add-ons, like ghost tours and cemetery walks.

Hoping to get spooked this Halloween? Look no further than the most haunted hotels in America, which promise a unique and perhaps even paranormal overnight experience. That is if guests are brave enough to last the night!

Related: 10 Best, Spookiest, & Scariest Haunted Attractions In The U.S.

Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California

Some of the best hotels around the world are also haunted, which is exactly the case with Hotel del Coronado. According to the Historic Hotels of America (National Trust for Historic Preservation), the iconic Hotel del Coronado has been haunted for quite some time. It all started on Thanksgiving Day in 1892 when a 24-year-old girl arrived at the hotel.

Unhappy, the girl mentioned she was waiting for a man to join her, but after five days, unfortunately, Kate committed suicide. With no documents to confirm her identity, a simple description of the woman was sent to police agencies throughout the US.

First known as the beautiful stranger but later identified as Kate Morgan, she's intrigued visitors over the years. In fact, Kate's room on the third floor, Room 3327, is the most requested room at Hotel del Coronado. Guests have repeatedly reported activity in the room, like flickering lights, random breezes, opening and closing doors, changes in room temperature, footsteps, and voices.

The Hotel del Coronado gift shop is also a spooky spot. Guests have reported gifts falling off shelves, landing upright, and never breaking.

  • Ghost Tours at the Hotel del Coronado: Haunted Happenings, the hotel's nightly ghost tour, shares spooky stories from guests and staff, plus photos and videos. Tours last 45 minutes, and participants must be 12+ ($35 per person).
  • Other Halloween activities at the Hotel del Coronado: Beachfront pumpkin carving and a ghost roast, which includes warm s'mores around a bonfire and chilly ghost stories.

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

This century-old building is among the most haunted American hotels and sits just outside the Rocky Mountain National Park in a gorgeous setting that inspired author Stephen King to write an infamous scary story - The Shining . The movie, following the psychotic breakdown of the main character Jack Nicholson, is absolutely terrifying, but not more than discoveries uncovered at the hotel by paranormal experts.

Apparently, many ghosts haunt the Stanley Hotel, including a former owner, his wife, their mysterious child, and a maid, Mrs. Wilson, who died in a 1911 explosion. Mrs Wilson haunts room 217. Not a fan of unwed couples, pairs have been known to feel a cold presence between them at night. Famously, Jim Carrey checked into Room 217 but left before morning, spooked by events that occurred within its walls.

The hotel offers three tours: the Historic Tour, the Shining Tour, and the Stanley Night Tour. The two latter are perfectly spooky nighttime activities. Both dive into the hotel's history and offer a paranormal allure and a unique way to experience the spirits at night, while the Shining Tour also promises a lot of Stephen King.

  • The Historic Stanley Night Tour: Runs after dark from Oct. 11, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2023. It's 8+, lasts 60 minutes, and costs $30.
  • The Shining Tour: This is the hotel's newest indoor and outdoor walking tour. It's 8+, lasts 60 minutes, and costs $30.

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Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana

One of the most haunted places in New Orleans, the Hotel Monteleone, famous for its Carousel Bar & Lounge, is riddled with ghost stories. The most famous tale, as described in detail on the hotel's website, involved a toddler named Maurice who stayed at the hotel with his family in the 1890s.

One night, under the care of his Nanny, while his parents visited the French Opera House on Bourbon Street, Maurice developed a fever and died. Years later, when his parents visited the hotel, the ghost of Maurice appeared before the mother and said, “Mommy, don’t cry. I’m fine.” Maurice's parents are not the only ones to spot his ghost.

In 2003, the International Society of Paranormal Research looked into the haunted Hotel Monteleone, and they claimed to have made contact with over a dozen entities. Many guests at Hotel Monteleone request the 14th floor, which is actually the 13th floor, the most haunted space in the hotel.

  • Need more spookiness in New Orleans? Book a room at the Hotel Monteleone, and the concierge can help plan a New Orleans Cemetery Tour .

1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa has a very haunted history and is considered by many to be the most haunted hotel in America. Sitting in the Ozark Mountains overlooking the village of Eureka Springs, this beautiful Victorian building, with its warm southern hospitality, is full of spooky stories. In fact, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa was even awarded "America's Most Haunted Hotel" by the reality television show Ghost Hunters .

Once managed by Norman Baker, a radio host and inventor, Baker claimed to have a cure for cancer. In the 1930s, the hotel became an experimental cancer hospital. Baker posed as a licensed physician and charged a fortune to unsuspecting families. Over the years, many ghosts have been spotted at the hotel, including Baker himself, dressed in a purple shirt and white linen suit.

More sightings include a nurse pushing a noisy gurney down the halls, and Theodora, a patient, is thought to be fumbling for her keys near room 419. And there are so many more reported encounters on the property. To hear more about America's most haunted hotel in Arkansas , take a ghost tour of the hotel. Available year-round, guests are sure to hear some spectacular tales.

  • Cost: $27.50 per person, plus tax
  • Time: Tours run for 60 minutes nightly around 8 p.m.

Related: These Are Colorado's 12 Most Haunted Hotels

Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The “Grand Hotel of the West” opened in 1893, and today, it's considered one of the most haunted buildings in the US. With gold trims, crystal chandeliers, and electricity, the Pfister Hotel was as classically beautiful as it was modern. The owner, Charles Pfister, apparently still resides in his hotel, terrifying guests with strange noises, a slight touch, and a random switch of electronic devices.

According to MLB.com, the hotel is known as baseball’s haunted hotel. Professional players claim to have heard everything from footsteps to moved possessions and whispers in their ears. Carlos Gómez claims his iPod played strictly static when he stepped out of the shower at the Pfister Hotel. He grabbed it, and it mysteriously switched to another song. Before putting pants on, a spooked Carlos Gómez sprinted into the hotel lobby.

  • Who is the ghost of the Pfister Hotel? Many believe it's Charles Pfister himself, keeping a watchful eye over his hotel. Many believe that he still wants his guests to have an amazing stay and for his hometown baseball team to win.

Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida

The Biltmore Hotel in Southern Florida opened in 1926, and with glamorous fashion shows, golf tournaments, and galas, it became a hot spot among American celebrities like Babe Ruth and Judy Garland. It even attracted the eyes of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Rumor has it that the Biltmore Hotel's spirits originated during World War II when the government temporarily converted the glorious hotel into a military hospital and veteran's ward. Hotel guests over the years have witnessed nurses and wounded soldiers roaming the building.

The most famous ghost story at the Biltmore Hotel involves a hotel employee named Theresa. She died in an elevator shaft in the 1930s, and ever since, guests have reported strange occurrences while using the hotel's elevator. Multiple paranormal investigations have been conducted at the Biltmore Hotel, including from Ghost Adventures and The Dead Files.

  • Ghost Adventures: A team caught eerie noises and movements on camera. They also interviewed hotel employees and documented their unique experiences with the supernatural.
  • The Dead Files: A second team of paranormal investigators visited the hotel. They combined psychic abilities and scientific equipment to dig into the hotel's history. They reported unease in certain areas and captured several unexplained phenomena on camera, similar to the Ghost Adventures team.

Related: 10 Haunted Hotels Around the World That Only The Brave Will Book

The Marshall House, Savannah, Georgia

The Marshall House Hotel on Broughton Street is one of the most haunted hotels in Savannah that will satisfy people's paranormal obsessions. Recognized recently in the "5 Most Haunted Hotels in Savannah" by Travel & Leisure (October 2023) and the #3 "Best Haunted Hotel" by USA Today (October 2022), the Marshall House Hotel has long attracted visitors seeking a paranormal experience.

A 19th-century hotel, the Marshall House was used as a hospital in the mid-1800s during yellow fever outbreaks. It also housed wounded soldiers during the Civil War. When the hospital was restored in the 1990s, workers replacing damaged floorboards found human remains. Designated a crime scene, it was soon discovered that the downstairs served as the hospital's surgery room and that the bones could possibly be amputated limbs from wounded soldiers.

While strange things have occurred in abundance at the Marshall House Hotel, like faucets turning on and off, lights flickering, and toilets overflowing, most eerie activity seems to happen on the fourth floor. Loud banging in the morning and wiggling door knobs throughout the day are a couple of common mysterious reported occurrences.

Want to learn more? Join one (or both) of two Haunted Walking Tours in Savannah, both departing in Telfair Square (A five-minute walk from The Marshall House):

  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $29 per person
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Locations: The Colonial Park Cemetery, 12 West Oglethorpe Ave., The Historic Savannah Theatre, The Foley House Inn, and The Sorrel-Weed House.
  • Locations: The Marshall House, The Moon River Brewing Company, Bradley's Lock & Key, The Chart House, Alligator Soul Restaurant, and The Pink House.

Queen Anne Hotel, San Francisco, California

Built in 1890 and located in Pacific Heights, the Queen Anne Hotel is a bed and breakfast with beautiful 19th-century details. Experiencing this beautiful accommodation with antique furniture, fireplaces, and a cozy salon also comes with the added attraction of a resident ghost.

Formerly a girls' etiquette school, the headmistress, Mary Lake, was apparently not very pleased when the property became a gentlemen’s club. She's still there, hanging out in her old office, Room 410. While most of the hotel's sightings have occurred in Room 410, guests also experience cold spots and strange reflections in mirrors throughout the property.

Want to spot Ms. Lake? Or at least learn more about her and other souls roaming the San Francisco streets? Consider staying at this haunted hotel in San Francisco and seek out some spirits!

  • Cost: Starting at $49 per person

Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts

The elegant Omni Parker House has a prime location near Boston Commons. Visitors can experience an iconic onsite restaurant, a famed whiskey bar, and a resident ghost. Harvey Parker, the founder of the Omni Parker House, reportedly roams the halls.

Longtime bellman John Brehm told the Boston Globe in 1992 that he first heard about the ghost of Harvey Parker around the time he first began working there in 1941. It was said that the ghost roamed the halls on the tenth-floor annex. There were plenty of scary stories, but one in 1950 was particularly noteworthy; an older guest insisted she saw an apparition outside room 1078.

At first, it was a misty-looking apparition, but then it turned to face her. According to Brehm, the guest said it was a heavy-set older gentleman with a black mustache who looked at her and then faded away. She went downstairs, feeling a little jittery, and hotel security went up to the tenth floor to check it out but found nothing.

And Parker isn’t the only ghost residing at the Omni Parker House. There’s a long-time, cigar-loving resident and sightings of a man in a stovepipe hat.

  • The most haunted room in the Omni Parker House: 303
  • The most haunted floor in the Omni Parker House: Tenth Floor

The Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas

The luxurious Driskill Hotel is an Austin landmark and one of the most famous haunted hotels in the US. The hotel was built in 1886 and has a storied past, including a few resident old ghosts. The most popular apparition is Colonel Jesse Driskill, the hotel's original owner. He likes to pop up now and then to check on the day-to-day running of his hotel.

Another popular ghost story at the Driskill Hotel revolves around Room 525. Here, two brides committed suicide in the same hotel room but twenty years apart. The room was closed but reopened again during a 1998 renovation. Since then, eerie things have happened, like leaks, voices, unexplained noises, and sightings of ghostly apparitions.

Locals also tell the story of a young four-year-old named Samantha, who tripped on the grand staircase and tumbled to her death. Her giggles haunt the hallways as she runs and plays. To find out more about these ghosts and more, join the Ghost City walking tour of Austin .

  • Most haunted room at the Driskill Hotel: Room 525
  • Fun Fact about the Driskill Hotel: In 1934: the Driskill dining room served as the site of President Lyndon Johnson's first date with his future wife, Claudia Taylor.

10 Haunted Hotels Across The U.S. That Promise A Unique Overnight Experience

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Mövenpick Moscow Taganskaya

Hotel in Tagansky, Moscow

Located in Moscow, 1.4 miles from Zaryadye Park, Mövenpick Moscow Taganskaya has accommodations with a fitness center, private parking, a restaurant and a bar. Very clean well designed rooms with new equipment. I can say the same about the spa and fitness center. Also, the food is delicious here.

Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat

Hotel in Arbat, Moscow

Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat features 4-star pet-friendly accommodations in Moscow. The lifestyle hotel has a fitness center and a terrace. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. everything was great !!! location ! the view ! clean & modern room ! everything

Hotel Maroseyka 2/15

Hotel in Basmanny, Moscow

Hotel Maroseyka 2/15 is located in central Moscow, 2297 feet from Saint Basil's Cathedral. Kitay Gorod Metro Station is 66 feet away. The rooms have a private bathroom. The hotel is well equipped. The room is spacious and the bad very comfortable. There is a restaurant in the second floor. The hotel is located in a small alley and close to main attractions

Van Gogh Hotel

Located conveniently in Moscow, Van Gogh Hotel has air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. This 3-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Again pleased with your services. I have no words to thank you for your welcome at the hotel. Good service and excellent staff. They have a Gastro-Bar with excellent options and good quality in the products. Thank you

Tesla Hotel

Located in the center of Moscow, a 18-minute walk from Bolshoi Theater, Tesla Hotel has air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. The hotel has family rooms. Location is just perfect. Design and decor very interesting. breakfast so tasty. Staff friendly.

PARRADOSSO Boutique Hotel

Hotel in Tverskoy, Moscow

Conveniently set in the center of Moscow, PARRADOSSO Boutique Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, free private parking and room service. Very good location, nice room and great welcoming. Special thanks to Seymour from the reception who is very attentive and helpful.

ALEON HOTEL

Hotel in Zamoskvorechye, Moscow

In a prime location in the Zamoskvorechye district of Moscow, ALEON HOTEL is located 2.7 miles from Zaryadye Park, a 19-minute walk from Gorky Park and 3.3 miles from Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Staff is absolutely amazing ! Place is clean and very cozy. It’s on a second floor so be prepared to carry up your suitcase...or find a friendly passerby (my case). It’s centrally located with a metro station nearby. Don’t miss their very filling breakfast! Nicely priced too...

Nabat Palace Arbat

Conveniently located in the Arbat district of Moscow, Nabat Palace Arbat is located a 16-minute walk from Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, 2.1 miles from The Kremlin and 2.6 miles from Tretyakov Gallery. the guys in the reception were so polite and helpful

Set in Moscow, 1969 feet from Bolshoi Theater, P17 Hotel features accommodations with a shared lounge and private parking. This 4-star boutique hotel offers ticket service and luggage storage space. Great staff, welcoming atmosphere and cozy environment. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the location it's perfect to visit the center of Moscow.

Barin Residence Grand

Hotel in Krasnoselsky, Moscow

Well located in the center of Moscow, Barin Residence Grand provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, free private parking and room service. The rooms and the prices were amazing! the place was very clean.

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