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America’s Most Haunted Hotels

Author: Carmina Ahmed
by Carmina Ahmed
Posted: May 04, 2018

My cousin recently told me that the only thing his 7 year old daughter wanted for her birthday was to stay at a haunted hotel great for horror planning party. Ever the indulgent father and avid fan of the paranormal, he and his wife packed up and took their only child for a stay at the Jerome Grand Hotel. Reportedly a haunted hotel in Jerome, Arizona, a historic artist community that really plays up the "haunted town" theme as reflected in area businesses such as The Haunted Hamburger, Asylum Restaurant, and the Spirit Room Bar.

They didn’t have a ghostly experience but had a great time exploring the town, browsing the art galleries, and dining at the various restaurants.

There are many "haunted" hotels across the country. Here’s a list of the top haunted hotels in America according to the Travel Channel and Haunted America Tours. Links to the hotels are given in case you’d like to book a room. Are you brave enough to book a stay at one of them this Halloween?

Marilyn Monroe is said to haunt this famous Hollywood hotel.

Colorado’s Stanley Hotel inspired Stephen King to write his novel "The Shinning". The hotel offers a 5 hour ghost hunt as one of their activities.

New York’s Hotel Chelsea is rumored to have many famous ghosts, including that of Dylan Thomas who fell into a fatal coma there in 1953. Unfortunately it’s currently closed for renovation. It’s slated to open in 2015.

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Old West spirits are said to hang out at Santa Fe’s La Fonda Hotel.

Guests staying in room 6, Emily’s Room, of the Logan Inn in New Hope, Pennsylvania reported hear the soft crying and smell the lavender scent of Emily, the former owner of the building.

Mary Todd Lincoln is said to haunt Vermont’s Equinox Resort.

Docked in Long Beach, California the Queen Mary is touted as the "haunted ship". They have various ghost hunting tours and also offer accommodations.

Guests report strange occurrences and sightings at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. AR.

The Myrtles Plantation, located in the heart of Louisiana’s Voodoo land, is said to be one of America’s most haunted houses. The most famous haunt is Chloe, a green turbaned former slave. She joins over a dozen more ghosts rumored to haunt this plantation.

A former Confederate hospital in New Orleans in now Hotel Provincial. Guests have reported ghostly sightings and blood stains mysteriously appearing and disappearing on the linens in some rooms.

Located on Coronado Island in San Diego the Hotel del Coronado is a historic luxury hotel said to be haunted by a lonely jilted lady, Kate Morgan, who checked in to the hotel in 1892. She was there to meet her estranged husband who never showed up. She was found dead on the beach from a gunshot wound.

Le Pavilion Hotel in New Orleans is said be the hotel with "real" ghosts. Employees and guests have reported many strange happenings, voices, and sightings.

Room 703 in The Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon, is said to be a hot spot for paranormal activity.

The Carolina Inn located in Chapel Hill, NC. Paranormal investigators, guests, and staff report many strange happenings in a particular room on the second floor.

The Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing, NY is very haunted. Golfers report that a ghost steals their golf balls and flings it at them.

Rumor has it that it’s owner Walter Schoreder was murdered in the Ramada Plaza Hotel. He is said to haunt this Fond du Lac, Wisconsin hotel.

Still looking for more haunted hotels? has a list of the top 10 Haunted Hotels in the world. Or check out The Telegraph’slist of 30 of the most haunted hotels.

For more Halloween fun check out Savvy Nana’s Corner

About the Author

Hi! I’m Carmina, also known as Nana. I love DIY projects, parties, crocheting, and traveling. I hope that you enjoy my posts and find them useful! If you have any ideas or suggestions I’d love to hear from you!

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