You know those situations, when you’re really creeped out and scared about a silent street, a quiet house or an odd object? It gives oyu the chills! Now, I’m not sure whether you’re looking for a ghost-themed vacation spot or just a place to drop your mother-in-law, but no matter; we can all agree a haunted hotel is the best place to enjoy both of those situations. Just don’t forget your camera, voice recorder and video camera if you plan on staying in any of these 12 haunted hotels!
12. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA | Chilly Haunted Hotels
Ghost-lovers who also happen to be fans of Old Hollywood might enjoy a stay at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Built nearly 90 years ago, the hotel had a lot of notable actors staying there in the past, and some of them may have never left. National Geographic News claim that guests have had experiences with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe, Errol Flynn and Montgomery Clift. I wonder if they write autographs.
11. Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Haunted Hotels
The 101-year-old Fort Garry Hotel has a special room 202 – coincidence? That’s the one that’s haunted, at least that what the people at Canada.com say. A woman allegedly killed herself in that room upon hearing of her husband’s sudden and tragic death, and fuests and staff members have reported seeing figures standing at the foot of the bed and blood oozing from the walls. Popcorn, anyone?
10. Ancient Ram Inn in Gloucestershire, England
The Ancient Ram Inn is reportedly so haunted that they don’t allow traditional hotel stays anymore. Guests may enjoy, however, regular ghost hunting tours, as this is considered to be one of the most haunted hotels in Great Britain. It has been featured in television shows including Ghost Adventures, Most Haunted and Great British Ghosts. Various theories exist, to explain the phenomena, but I guess that’s not relevant right now.
9. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, USA
Fans of The Shining will recognize The Stanley Hotel as the setting for the iconic 1980 horror movie. But don’t go thinking that the Stanley Hotel doesn’t have ghosts of its own, as guests and staff members have reported such presences in the ballroom. The piano plays by itself, and jewelry disappears.
8. Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Dubbed The Bess, Delta Bessborough is a chateau-style luxury four-diamond hotel, close to the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon. Who knew ghosts love luxury, right? According to Huffington Post, an employee of the hotel fell seven stories to his death on the marble floor below.
7. Ballygally Castle in Ballygally, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
While staying at the Ballygally Castle Hotel you can see a majestic view of faraway Scotland from the hotel’s coastal location. Aside from that, the ghost of Lady Isobel Shaw, a woman who reportedly fell out of a hotel window during her stay, will knock on guests’ doors late at night – dare to answer the door? There’s also a turret room called, “The Ghost Room” and ghostly children running amok in the halls.
6. Logan Inn in New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA
According to the Travel Channel, there’s one room at the historic Logan Inn that might get you screaming. Emily, the mother of a former owner of the inn, haunts guests that stay in Room 6; she cries in the night and smells like lavender. The on-site Logan Terrace restaurant might just make all that haunting worth it.
5. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Staff members at Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Vancouver insist that their resident ghost, “The Lady in Red” – Jennie Pearl Cox, is frriendly. She can be seen, mostly on the 14th floor, floating into the elevators. No Ghostbusters needed here!
4. Dalhousie Castle in Midlothian, Scotland
This centuries-old castle used to be a fortress, while nowadays is houses guests as well as ghosts. One ghost haunting the turrets and dungeons is said to be Lady Catherine of Dalhousie, a daughter of one of the former owners of the original castle. She reportedly died by starving herself after her family wouldn’t let her date the man she loved. But let’s not forget Sir Alexander Ramsay, a man who starved to death back in 1342.
3. RMS Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, California, USA
The Queen Mary has the distinction of being both a retired ocean liner and a historic hotel. It sailed from 1936 to 1967, ferrying distinguished guests back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean. This ship is now located in Long Beach, California and acts as a hotel, restaurant and museum shop. The haunted ship reportedly has a number of ghosts traveling its length, and the hotel even offers ghost tours to guests.
2. The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Built over 100 years ago, the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia has quite the history. It is a National Historic Site of Canada, and also features some ghosts haunting its halls. This includes a chambermaid, a little girl, and even a carpenter who hung himself inside the hotel. We hope you like hauntings with your historic accommodations.
1. Castle Leslie in Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland
You don’t have to be too picky when staying at Castle Leslie in Glaslough, Ireland. This Scottish-style castle has a lot of haunted rooms, so there’s plenty to choose from. The Red Room has ghosts staring longingly out the windows; the Mauve Room is supposedly haunted by Lady Constance Leslie herself. No worries, no time to get bored, as you might still see a ghost or two wandering the corridors or grounds.