Want a “BOO!” with your next hotel booking? With a bit of luck, you’ll receive a complimentary creep-out and more when you check in at one of these historic *haunted* hotels. Take a peek at this list of America’s ~13~ most haunted hotels and see 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.
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.
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.
An eloquent grand hotel steeped in New Orleans history, the Provincial Hotel 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.
Queen Mary Hotel
This ocean liner commissioned in the 1930s saw 1,000 Atlantic crossings before becoming permanently docked. Today, it is a popular Long Beach hotel and well known for the paranormal activity associated with it. All guests to the Queen Mary can take a complimentary ghost tour of the ship during their stay.
Hotel Galvez & Spa
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the beachfront Hotel Galvez & Spa in Galveston is haunted by the “ghost bride” who still waits for her fiancé although he died at sea before they could wed.
Retlaw Plaza Hotel
Previously named the Ramada Plaza Hotel, this hotel was once a popular destination for Chicago gangsters. The ghost of its original owner — who was murdered in the hotel – has been known to bang on walls, scream, and turn lights on and off.
Stephen King based his hit horror novel The Shining on the stories about this haunted hotel in Estes Park, Colorado — and to this day folks still speak of a presence and inexplicable occurrences 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.