In honor of Halloween, I thought it would be fun to list my top 5 favorite haunted hotels in the U.S. If wanting to getaway this Halloween weekend, check out one of these haunted hotels. Nothing quite says paranormal than staying overnight in a haunted establishment.
1. Jerome Grand Hotel – Jerome, AZ
Having visited the town of Jerome (see my post Top 10 Things to Do in Sedona, AZ), this place has a haunting vibe and officially became a ghost town after a mining blast in the late 1930s. The hotel use to be a hospital in 1930; closed in 1950; and began renovations in 1994 as the Jerome Grand hotel. Jerome Grand Hotel offers ghost hunting packages. If lucky, some get to witness an experience that won’t be forgotten.
2. The Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, CO
Known as Stephen King’s inspiration for his book, “The Shining,” this grand hotel is less than six miles from Rocky Mountain Park. The hotel has magnificent views in every direction. Also well-known for its hauntings, guests can have the ultimate haunted experience with the Ghost Adventure Package.
3. The Crescent Hotel – Eureka Springs, AK
Opened in 1886, this establishment holds a lot of history as a hotel, college, and hospital. Stay in one of the hotel’s haunted rooms or sign up for a nightly ghost tour. Guests have the opportunity to learn about the underground passages and get to visit the basement room that was once a morgue which still has an old autopsy table.
4. Hôtel Provincial – New Orleans, LA
The land upon which this hotel sits was utilized by different buildings during the 1800s. Up until 1967, two of the five buildings of the hotel were built and still stand today. Some of the past buildings were military hospitals of where wounded Civil War soldiers died. Entities of soldiers in uniform have been seen wandering about the hotel.
5. The Hollywood Roosevelt – Hollywood, CA
Can’t have a list of haunted hotels without mention of one in my town! This historic hotel was designed as a luxury hotel for Hollywood celebrities in the 1920s. Haunting of rooms were first reported in 1985 after the grand re-opening of the hotel. One of the most reported is of the mirror with a reflection of a pretty blonde. Many believe it may be Marilyn Monroe. The mirror use to hang in the suite where Marilyn frequently stayed.
Do you have a haunted tale to tell? Please share your experiences of haunted hotels below.
photo credit: All photos were taken from the hotel websites.