Haunted Hotels Near You
There’s nothing better than a good ghost story. This spring, why not experience one for yourself? Just in time for Spring, FrightFind has compiled a list of the top haunted hotels in America, and there’s a good chance that one of them is just a road trip away from your hometown.
Our top haunts include locations that are not only eerie, but educational. Each hotel contains its own history, often shrouded in mystery and intrigue. The Marshall House Hotel in Savannah, Georgia offers daily historical tours, focusing on the more factual events that brought about its infamy, as well as “Afterlife Tours” which regale visitors with tales of the more paranormal variety.
Whether you’re a diehard spectral devotee, or an novice spirit seeker, this list will have you rerouting your spring break destination to a more macabre locale.
Read on to find your next ghostly terminus.
A few of the best haunted hotels near you
The Hotel Del Coronado
The haunted Hotel Del Coronado offers beachfront cottages as well as standard hotel rooms, but guests looking for a spooky experience will want to stay near the third-floor guest room, where the ghost of poor Kate Morgan resides.
The Stanley Hotel
The haunted Stanley Hotel is set in Estes Park, Colorado and was the inspiration behind the Stephen King novel The Shining. The hotel offers a variety of events in the springtime, including concerts, festivals, and a comedy tour.
Emily Morgan Hotel
The Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio, Texas was a medical facility with a psychiatric ward before its historic walls were renovated into guest rooms. Local legend has it that the elevators frequently visit the 7th floor without being summoned.
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Take the Walking Tour at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and you stand the chance of running into any number of celebrities… perhaps even the ghost of Howard Hughes, who used to holiday at the Biltmore in the 1920’s and 30’s.
The Historic Menger Hotel is another hotel with some haunted history in San Antonio, Texas. The hotel is situated in Alamo City which is known as the “Land of Legend and Lore.” The luxury hotel has more than 150 years of history and partners with Sisters Grim Ghost Tour which takes guests on their choice of three different ghostly tours.
The Saint James Hotel
There is perhaps no more famous ghosts than the spectral remains of Jesse James and his girlfriend Lucinda, who are known to haunt The St. James Hotel in Selma, Alabama. The lurid legend of James and his partner are enough to make the St. James Hotel one of the most haunted locations in Alabama.
The Omni William Penn
One reviewer of the haunted Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania assures potential patrons that the hotel lives up to the haunted hype. He wrote on TripAdvisor that he was “absolutely convinced it was haunted.” He commented that the spooky atmosphere would make “their eyes light up with wonder.” The hotel is the centerpiece of a tour called “Haunted Pittsburgh” which takes patrons on a virtual tour entwined with history and mystery.
1886 Crescent Hotel
Those who dare to visit the haunted 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas can take a ghostly tour of the hotel’s more spectral spaces on its haunted ghost tour. But stay the night, and you’ll find out why The Crescent Hotel is known as one of the most haunted places in Arkansas. One visitor wrote about her encounter with a ghostly visitor, claiming that she was so terrified that “The feeling of evil and dread stayed with me until we got to Hot Springs.”
The Congress Hotel
The Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois offers one of the best FREE walking tours we have seen! Tour guides regale visitors with tales of terror and torture, sharing history that dates back to the Red Light District of the early 1900’s. While the focus is on the spooky folklore, guides inject more than a fair amount of humor on this ghost tour. The tour brings new meaning to the term “sketch comedy.”
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