With Halloween just around the corner I just had to ask-would you stay at a rumored haunted hotel? I can honestly say no way! I am a big baby with a vivid imagination. One floorboard squeak, unknown noise or mysterious draft and I am out of there, no looking back!
But many travelers choose to stay at these hotels, whether guests believe in ghosts or not, staying at a haunted hotel can provide a memorable and intriguing experience. Some people are intrigued by the idea of staying in a haunted location because it adds an element of adventure and excitement to their travel experience others stay in these hotels to immerse themselves in the history and ambiance of the place, appreciating the old-world charm and architecture. And many have a genuine interest in the paranormal and believe in ghosts and other supernatural phenomena. They may stay at haunted hotels in the hope of having a paranormal experience or to investigate claims of hauntings. Haunted Hotels in America
US Hotels with a reputation for paranormal activity or being haunted:
Hotel del Coronado – Coronado, California: This beachfront hotel is known for its Victorian architecture and is rumored to be haunted by a ghost named Kate Morgan, who died at the hotel in 1892. This has been on my CA travel list-I may have to ignore the ghost stories here and plan a stay.
The Driskill Hotel – Austin, Texas: This elegant hotel has a long history and is rumored to be haunted by several ghosts, including a bride who died in the hotel.
The Myrtles Plantation – St. Francisville, Louisiana: This historic plantation is said to be one of the most haunted homes in America. It’s believed to be haunted by the spirits of former slaves and the victim of a murder that occurred on the property.
The Queen Mary – Long Beach, California: The Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner turned into a hotel. It’s believed to be haunted by various spirits, including those who died on board during its time as a passenger ship.
The Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, Colorado: This historic hotel served as the inspiration for Stephen King’s novel “The Shining.” Guests have reported various ghostly encounters, including the apparition of the original owner, F.O. Stanley.