When it comes to hotels, all think about going on a trip and taking a break from reality. But have you ever held a stay in a haunted hotel? Some people consider a holiday involving paranormal activity as a great adventure, but for others, it is their worst nightmare. But how can you know if a hotel is haunted or not? Would you change your stay if you found out your hotel was haunted?
Read this blog before planning a vocational trip to the United States. Below is the list of 5 most haunted hotels in America .
- The Stanley Hotel, Este Park, Colorado
- Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
- The Grand Midway Hotel, Windber, Pennsylvania
- Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
- Colonial Inn, Concord, Massachusetts
1) The Stanley Hotel, EsColoradote Park,
The Stanley Hotel, situated in Este Park, Colorado, is one of America’s most haunted hotels. It is known for its spirits who walk the hallways and “entertain” guests. The Stanley Hotel opened on July 4, 1909, consisting of 142 rooms, housing travelers and city folk. Some of the spirits of both visitors and staff are said to roam the halls, and stories of hearing a piano play and wicked sounding laughter have been recorded. The Stanley Hotel is well recognized as the place where Stephen King came up with the “The Shining” idea in 1977.King spent a night in The Stanley hotel, and it is said that in the previous novel, the hotel featured is based on this same hotel. The hotel was initially a peaceful place to stay, but the hotel became a place for paranormal curiosities after the release of The Shining. This location is so mysterious that it was also used in both the Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures television shows. The hotel frequently holds paranormal inspired activities for guests to be spooked by the ghosts that wander the hotel in this supernatural activity.
2) Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Crescent Hotel is considered as America’s most haunted hotel. It is situated in the Victorian resort of Eureka Springs in Arkansas. The hotel was built in 1886 as a resort for the rich, but it didn’t last long. Unfortunately, it closed down because it was unmanageable, but it reopened as a college for young women in 1908. The function has since fluctuated between being a school, a hospital, and a hotel. The most recent transition began in 1997 when a couple who started a six-year renovation of the hotel bought it. Unfortunately, in a car accident in 2009, the owner died, so his wife became the sole owner. The building had an extraordinarily tragic life of abandonment, but it is still open as a hotel. In 2016 the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. There have always been ghosts’ claims in the hotel, so in 2005 the television series Ghost Hunters visited Crescent Hotel and confirmed paranormal activity.
Regular appearances of ghoulie ghosts include a sick-stricken cancer patient looking for her room key, a mysterious man in a white suit, and a construction worker who plunged to his death during the initial build. There is even the ghost of a creepy cat called Morris, who once lived on the site.
3) The Grand Midway Hotel, Windber, Pennsylvania
Established in the late 1800s, the Grand Midway Hotel has been a location for ghosts and ghouls for many years. Originally the hotel was built to house coal mining immigrants; it has also been a brothel and a local venue for events. Since 2000 it has become a bohemian-gothic style arts venue and hotel, attracting curious folk worldwide. Each room is themed, and most of them come with their own unique stories of events in those rooms. Some speak of magical events and terrifying encounters, and it is said that “The Canopy” room is the most frightening of all. It is said to have the ghosts of people who once inhabited the building. To keep in line with its spooky atmosphere, The Grand Midway hotel has two Guinness World Records.
The hotel contains the largest Ouija board in the world and the world’s largest tarot card. This curiosities building has attracted global attention and has featured on television programs such as The Haunted Collector and The Exorcist Files.
4) Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
The hotel was built in 1886, and more than five generations of the founding family took ownership of it. In 2003, the International Society of Paranormal Studies stayed for a few days to monitor the hotel’s activities. Their inquiry allowed them to make contact with some spirits roaming around the hotel. They included a former employee named William Wildmere and a child named Maurice Bergere. Sightings of a maid are quite common, and according to the paranormal investigators who connected with her, she said she was making sure the hotel stayed clean. Other frequent occurrences include the opening and closing of the dining hall doors, even if closed, and an elevator that stops on the wrong level. There is even a hallway that drops in temperature and reveals children playing when guests walk along with it.
5) Colonial Inn, Concord, Massachusetts
In 1716 the Colonial Inn of Concord was constructed. During the Civil War, the inn was used as a hospital and many soldiers ended up there as a result. Wounded patriot soldiers would be taken and operated on in what is now the guests’ hotel rooms. It is said that room 24 is where Dr. James Minot had his operating room. Many guests who have stayed in this room have reported some pretty freaky abnormal activity. It is widely known that this hotel’s halls are often walked by ghosts, especially those of soldiers who died here.
These are five of the most haunted hotels in America, but there are many more! It is said that most hotels that have suffered deaths or that have been injured are haunted because of their history. Some hotels are just old and have an eerie feeling when you walk around them at night.
So if you are looking for a spooky encounter, why not look at the Historic Hotels of USA list to find one near you.