Because there’s no “booking” without “boo!”, spending the night at supposedly haunted hotels is one of the favorite activities to any Halloween lover. Are you one of them? Then you should check this list of 12 haunted hotels in America to find out which one is the best for your next ghost-hunting adventure!
Admiral Fell Inn
One of Baltimore’s top-rated hotels, the Admiral Fell Inn is also one of its most haunted. Located in the Fell’s Point area near the city’s historic harbor, the hotel actually offers its own ghost tours.
Jerome Grand Hotel
This 1920s mission-style hotel set high on a hill above Arizona’s Verde Valley is home to Room 32 where a ghost is said to remain from the time when the hotel was a hospital.
It is said that the original owner of the Bullock, who was also the first sheriff of Deadwood, South Dakota, still haunts the halls of this 19th-century hotel — the oldest in the city.
Known as the most haunted hotel in America, the grand old Crescent Hotel in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas is famous for the many sightings over the decades of spirits roaming the hotel and its grounds in Victorian garb.
Copper Queen Hotel
The longest continuously operated hotel in Arizona, the Copper Queen is famous for a number of guests who, even in the afterlife, have chosen to never check out of their rooms. Intrepid ghost hunters know to ask for Julia’s room, where prostitute Julia Lowell fell in love with a client and committed suicide when she realized she could never have him.
Hotel del Coronado
This Victorian Era beachside resort hotel in San Diego is said to be haunted by the ghost of Kate Morgan, whose death in Room 3502 remains a mystery but is believed to have been an act of murder by her estranged husband.
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Some say Savannah is the most haunted city in America, and a lot of the haunting seems to happen at this 164-year-old hotel. Having served as a hospital three times during the Civil War, a “ghostly presence” has been felt by staff and guests in all areas of the Marshall House ever since.
Situated next to the Alamo in San Antonio, the Menger Hotel is believed by many to be the most haunted hotel in Texas with more than 30 ghosts.
An eloquent grand hotel steeped in New Orleans history, the Hotel Provincial is famed for having multiple ghosts. The hotel’s grounds cover the site of a convent that burned down in the 1870s, which is but one of the explanations for the many eerie manifestations reported here throughout the years.
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the beachfront Grand Galvez in Galveston is haunted by the “ghost bride” who still waits for her fiancé although he died at sea before they could wed.
Stephen King based his hit horror novel The Shining on the stories about The Stanley in Estes Park, Colorado — and to this day folks still speak of a presence and inexplicable occurrences during their stay.
Queen Mary Hotel
This ocean liner commissioned in the 1930s saw 1,000 Atlantic crossings before becoming permanently docked. Today it’s a popular Long Beach hotel and well known for the paranormal activity associated with it, and therefore a great place to keep in mind if you were thinking of booking cheap flights to California just in time for Halloween. All guests to the Queen Mary can take a complimentary ghost tour of the ship during their stay.
Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel? We’re dying to hear what it was like! Leave your best ghost stories in the comments section below.