Across the country lurk ghost stories in some of America’s oldest hotels. With age comes more and more guests who never seemed to check out. If you can’t stand the thought of trying to stay in a haunted hotel, you can at least take a ghost tour of the property. While you might not want to sleep in the same room as a ghost, these hotel ghost tours provide insight into the spooky stories lurking behind guest rooms. This Halloween, join one of these ghost tours at some of America’s most haunted hotels.
Crescent Hotel: Located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the Crescent Hotel is one of the most haunted hotels in the country, so they say. An Irish stonemason, a cancer patient and even a cat reportedly haunt the property. Guests and non-guests can join one of the Crescent Hotel’s Ghost Tours each night at 8PM. The 1886 property lords over the Ozarks and even has landed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Crescent Hotel’s Ghost Tour costs $21.50.
Otesaga Resort Hotel: Set in Cooperstown, New York, Otesaga Resort Hotel has been a fixture in the community for over a hundred years. Located on the southern shore of Lake Otsego, the property was once used as an all girls school. It is also reportedly quite haunted. If you want to take a peek at a ghost, orb or apparition, you can join the Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tour. While the tours takes guests all over haunted Cooperstown, it does make a stop at the Otesaga Resort Hotel to hear about some of it haunts.
The Stanley: Just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, the Stanley Hotel needs no introduction for ghost seekers. To add to the hotel’s spook factor, it played a major role in Stephen King’s The Shining. The property hosts a Night Ghost Tour. The tour takes visitors through the hotel, all while learning about the apparitions of the Stanley under the cover of darkness. The Night Ghost Tour costs $20 for hotel guests and $25 for non-hotel guests. The Stanley also boasts the Stanley Tour, which includes tales of the hotel’s paranormal activity with stops like the creepy underground tunnel. The Stanley Tour costs $17 for hotel guests and $20 for non-hotel guests.
The Queen Mary Hotel: Not all haunted hotels are grounded. The Queen Mary Hotel is a former grand ocean liner turned floating hotel. Docked in Long Beach, California, the hotel offers those in search of spooks its Ghosts and Legends Tour. The tour guides guests through the ship, from the old boiler room, damaged hulls to the swimming pool where swimmers are spotted despite the fact that there is no water. Guests on the tour learn about the paranormal incidents, accidents and ghost sightings that have occurred on the Queen Mary.