Have you ever wondered what it's like to stay in a haunted hotel? With Halloween just around the corner, we rounded up ten spooky-good deals at top haunted accommodations, where you can spend the night and possibly experience some paranormal activity. At each of these hotels, ghost sightings, temperature drops, objects mysteriously moving, and untraceable noises have been reported by modern-day guests! Book a room for two and score a great deal — you may even acquire a ghostly third guest.
Haunted Hotels in the US Timeframe: 6. Oct. 2019 - 2. Feb. 2020
Congress Plaza Hotel
The Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, may be one of the most haunted hotels in the country. With numerous sightings of Al Capone (who once took residency here), a mischievous boy, and a woman who doesn’t like to be bothered in room 441; this is hotel definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. Located in Chicago, Illinois and rated 3/5 on TripAdvisor.
Although popularly frequented for the Mardi Gras celebration, the Malaga Inn is also famous for several haunting reports. Guests who have braved the rumours and slept in the historic townhouses have allegedly seen chandeliers swinging back and forth in the rooms, and a ghost of a woman in white who favors the balcony of room 007. Located in Mobile, Alabama and rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.
Built in 1909, The Stanley Hotel famously inspired Stephen King’s The Shining after the author spent one night in room 217 and experienced strange behavior. Paralleling King’s eventful stay, guests have reportedly heard maniacal laughs and strange piano music throughout the hotel. Located in Estes Park, Colorado and rated 4/5 on TripAdvisor.
Queen Anne Hotel
The Queen Anne Hotel was originally built as a girls' finishing school in 1890 and is said to be haunted by the ghost of the school's headmistress, Mary Lake. Reported accounts from modern-guests have seen Miss Lake appearing in mirrors and/or have felt her presence in rooms throughout the hotel. One guest reported the ghost tucking him into bed with a blanket and noted her to be quite a friendly spirit. While the owner of the hotel has personally never seen the ghost, guests report encountering strange activity several times a week. Located in San Francisco, California and rated 4/5 on TripAdvisor.
For an almost guaranteed interaction with paranormal activity, stay at The Heathman Hotel, which has reported ghostly occurrences in almost every room! Guests have noticed glasses of water mysteriously emptying, chairs moving around, and even feeling a spirit presence in bed with them. Located in Portland, Oregon and rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Before being turned into a hotel, The Bourbon Orleans Hotel was once a convent, a school, and an orphanage many years ago. Sightings of ghost children have been made on many occasion, and if you stay on the 6th or 7th floor, you may encounter the spirit of a Confederate soldier roaming the hallways. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana and rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.
The Omni Grove Park Inn
The Omni Grove Park Inn is famous for more than just its past guest list including author F. Scott Fitzgerald, President Barack Obama, and composer George Gershwin. A fourth famous guest's spirit continues to reside in the hotel and has allegedly been seen by over dozens of children and adults. Given the name “The Pink Lady” from the pink ball gown the young woman is dressed in, the spirit is notorious for turning electrical devices on and off, rearranging objects in guest rooms, and tickling people’s feet as they sleep. Located in Asheville, North Carolina and rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.
Inside one of the oldest resorts in the country, the ghost of a woman haunts the halls of the oldest wing. As the story goes, the jilted ghost committed suicide after her fiancé left her on the day of their wedding. To this day, she has often been found wandering the 14th floor, asking guests for the time in hopes of finding that her beloved fiancé has returned. Located in Hot Springs, Virginia and rated 4/5 on TripAdvisor.
The Hollywood Roosevelt
The Hollywood Roosevelt is not only the oldest running hotel in LA, but is also allegedly home to the ghost of Marilyn Monroe. A trumpet playing ghost of Montgomery Cliff has also been heard performing in room 928. Located in Los Angeles, California and rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.
Hotel Del Coronado
The Hotel Del Coronado is a historic, luxurious, and allegedly haunted place to spend the night. There have been sightings of a woman in white, temperature changes, untraceable voices, and footsteps heard in certain guest rooms and hallways. Located in San Diego, California and rated 4/5 on TripAdvisor.