Most haunted hotels in America

America's most haunted hotels


Over years these haunted hotels have become very popular tourist attractions for the bravest and have gained ghostly reputations.

Paranormal tourism provides you a knowledge about the history of the city and a chance to encounter with many ghosts. If you seek out a spooky adventure and you want to experience something interesting, try staying one night in one of the most popular haunted hotels in America. There you can find stories of hauntings and spirits or you can sense that someone is watching you and when your turn around you won’t find anything. There are many haunted places in the world, and paranormal experts who investigate hauntings believe that there are four types of hauntings: residual, demonic, intelligent and poltergeist.

However, we bring you the most popular and the most frightening haunted hotels in America!

1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

This building has a big and rich history – once it was a luxury hotel, then a college and later a controversial health resort. In 1946 it was reopened as a hotel and today is the number 1 haunted hotel in the world. Guests have been seeing ghosts in some of the rooms, or doors opened and closed and guests have been shaken awake at night by some unseen phantoms. There were accidents and numerous suicides over the years. Also, this is the only place where the SyFy show Ghost Hunters caught a full body apparition on camera – which was a rare occurrence for the team. Some of the most famous spirits that appear in Crescent hotel are Michael, the young Irish stonemason who fell to death from the roof while building the hotel in 1885, Dr. Norman Baker and his cancer patient Theodora who needs help finding her key and many others. Guests often report odd sounds and happenings in many rooms and in the dining room in this historic hotel. Do you dare to sleep one night in this spooky hotel?

Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado was built in 1888, and once had its own school to teach the children of their long-term guests. But seems that those long-term guests never left the place. This hotel also has ghostly tale and one of the most famous ghosts is Kate Morgan, a woman who checked into the hotel in 1892. She was a woman in love and waited for five days for the love of her life to came. But he never showed up and Kate Morgan was found dead on the beach. Since then, guests claim to saw Kate’s ghost on the beach and in the hotel, and she even plays harmless pranks on guests. Parapsychologists have found 37 abnormalities in room 3502 (Kate Morgan’s room). If you stay in this room you will feel strange noises, sightings and odd breezes. This classic hotel today is one of the most beautiful beach resorts in America and offers a contemporary luxury in Victorian atmosphere. Guests love this hotel because of the ambience and the hauntings.

Stanley Hotel

Stanley Hotel

Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel is well known because inspired Steven King to write the novel “The Shining”, while he stayed in room 217. Ghosts, strange sounds of children playing in the halls, items that move on their own, and hand prints of small children on the mirrors, phantom piano players – Stanley is one of the most famous haunted hotels in America. There have been reported paranormal happenings in every room, but especially in room 418. According to the legend, the hotel was opened in 1909 and is haunted by Flora Stanley, who was the wife of the owner. Flora’s ghost supposedly likes to play the piano late at night.

Hotel Provincial

Hotel Provincial

Hotel Provincial

New Orleans has a scary history itself, but if you want to experience some supernatural activities, you can stay in Hotel Provincial. This haunted hotel has many ghosts, voices caught on tape and doors that open and close.

Many couples who stayed in the hotel for their honeymoons, claimed that they saw ghosts. One of the many stories is that, one room was haunted by a soldier who had deep love for country music. It is said that one ghost hunter caught his voice on tape, because he appeared very real. He tried to speak and said: ” Please Tell Diane I have to go” and then walked into the wall. The hotel was once the Confederate hospital. That’s why guests see ghostly figures of doctors and soldiers.

Queen Mary Hotel

Queen Mary Hotel

Queen Mary Hotel

This haunted hotel is located on Long Beach, and once was vessel that ferried passengers and allied troops across the Atlantic Ocean. But although the ship no longer sails, seems like some of its past guests are still aboard. There are many spooky stories about this haunted hotel, but one of the most frightening occurred in cabin B340, which has been closed since than. There have been many paranormal activities such as strange noises, moving objects, voices and ghostly figures that appeared in the halls.

Sagamore Hotel

Sagamore Hotel

Sagamore Hotel

This haunted hotel in New York is a home to several lost spirits, including a little ghost boy. Situated in the Adirondack Mountains, the Sagamore Hotel is a relaxed place and sports paradise. The Sagamore hotel was opened in 1883 with luxurious accommodations, but it was twice damaged by fire, in 1893 and 1914. Then in 1930, it was fully reconstructed but fell into disrepair before closing in 1981. In 1983, Norman Wolgin purchased and restored the hotel. There are many ghostly tales about this historic hotel, but one of the weirdest is that about the ghost of a mysterious woman in white who enters many rooms. Guests said that she awakens them and blow a cold chill on their eyelids. Also many golfers have reportedly said that someone steals their golf balls and laughs loudly.

Goran Nikolov is a content writer of Protista, a website where you can find a lot of interesting lists. He is from Macedonia and has a passion to write lists about everything that surrounds him, especially about sports, health, music, technology and history. Goran loves to play basketball in his free time, enjoys playing on his guitar and sharing his thoughts with others.