The Stanley Hotel opened in 1909 and the first ghost report was in the 1950s. It is said it is the ghost of the housekeeper who died in an explosion short after the hotel's opening. Also, there have been rumors of children's ghosts laughing in the areas of the hotel and the wife's owner spirit playing the piano.
The Hollywood Roosevelt hosted the first Academy Awards in 1929.
Dog Friendly Hotel
The spirit of Marilyn Monroe, who visited the hotel during the first Academy Awards, has been reported by guests and hotel staff in the poolside bar and at the suite where she once stayed. Also the spirit of Montgomery Clif, who also stayed once at the hotel, is rumored to be witnessed at room 928.
1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa is considered to be America's most haunted hotel. Some of the ghosts haunting this hotel are an Irish stonemason, that died while the hotel was being built in 1885 where now is the room 218, another one is a former cancer patient's ghost, from the era that the hotel was a cancer hospital. Also, Norman Baker's spirit and a mystery patient's spirit that is said to be appearing in the luxury suites.
Hotel Galvez and Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel Hotel in Galveston TX, United States
Rumour has it that Civil War Colonel Jesse Driskill, the original owner of the hotel, lost the hotel in a poker game and his spirit still wanders around the building. Also, on the 5th floor there is a portrait of the 4-year-old Samantha Houston, daughter of a U.S. Senator, who is said to have tripped down the big staircase and died in 1887.
The Emily Morgan Hotel - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Antonio TX, United States
Believers of the paranormal still debate if this hotel is haunted or not. However, people insist on having witnessed paranormal activity like a bathtub filling up on its own and a woman's spirit in the hotel's areas.
The property once was a medical facility with psychiatric ward and a morgue and fans believe this is the reason for the spirits' presence.
The hotel's founder, Charles Pfister, died in 1927 and is said to haunt the premises of the hotel ever since. His ghost has been spotted standing near the main staircase or wandering around the ballroom and on the 9th floor. Guests have also reported their electronic devices being turned on and off, hearing disembodied footsteps and strange knocks, seeing flickering lights and items that move on their own.
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection Hotel in Denver CO, United States
The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa has a number of paranormal activities reported over the years. There have been reports of a railroad conductor's spirit and also in one of the rooms, the San Marco, a ghostly string quartet. In this room once were held musical performances. The hotel also offers ghost tours during October.
Oxford Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1071 and was later turned into a Victorian prison before becoming the luxury boutique hotel that it is today, and it is believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the United Kingdom. Mary Blandy was hanged at this castle in 1752 after poisoning her father with arsenic and her spirit is said to still wander around its premises. During the Victorian period when it served as a prison, the castle housed some of Britain's most notorious criminals and the barred windows and dungeons are just some of the reminders. Guests have reported seeing ghosts of prisoners, white-robed monks, as well as a mysterious white mist and spooky footsteps.
Housed in a 15th century castle, Château De Marçay hotel has its own ghost story to tell, as the ghost of a woman wearing a white dress has been sighted by some guests. Legend has it that she used to be one of the ladies of the castle, but since she was in fact a werewolf, when she transformed one night, a farmer saw her and shot her dead.
The inventor of the pot brownies, Alice Toklas, is the ghost who haunts Sorrento Hotel. Usually, guests see her wandering around the 4th floor or at the bar and she is said to be responsible for moving the guests' glasses when they're not paying attention.
The Omni Homestead Resort was built in 1766 and is one of the oldest resorts in America. Apart from a long history, though, the resort also has a rather sad ghost story to tell. During the 1900s, a young bride-to-be took her own life on the day of the wedding, when she found out that her fiance ran away. Her ghost is said to still haunt the 14th floor of the hotel, asking the guests or members of the staff for the time, since she is still waiting for her fiance to return.
A famous honeymoon resort and as romantic as its pink colour indicates, The Don CeSar welcomes guests both alive and dead. Rumour has it that the hotel's founder, Thomas Rowe, who opened the hotel in 1928, still lurks around its premises, lovingly holding the hand of his beloved Lucinda since the 1970s. Who said that true love doesn't last forever?
The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection Hotel in New York NY, United States
Algonquin Hotel was the favourite meeting spot of an elite group of literati called the Round Table, the members of which met regularly to discuss literature. Rumour has it that when the hotel started renovations in its attic, strange noises could be heard coming from the room, while a photograph of Dorothy Parker, one of the members of the Round Table, fell off the wall and broke.
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel Hotel in Boston MA, United States
Like many other Omni Hotels, the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston also accommodates some ghostly guests. The original owner of hotel, Harvey Parker, is said to wander around the hotel, while the 3rd floor has been said to be occupied by none other than Charles Dickens. The elevator frequently stops on the 3rd floor for no reason, while on the 10th floor there is the sound of a rocking chair late at night, even though no rocking chairs exist in the hotel...
The Benson, a Coast Hotel Hotel in Portland WA, United States
When in the early 1900s Simon Benson bought and renovated the almost crumbling building that is the hotel we know today, no one knew that his presence would linger about for many decades to come. Benson's ghost, dressed in a black suit, is said to be found in meeting rooms or showing his playful side by knocking over the guests' glasses. Two more ghosts are said to wander in this hotel, that of a young boy and that of a woman.
A favourite spot for the seekers of paranormal activity, The Red Lion Inn has its own ghost stories to tell. Room 301 is said to be the most haunted room in the hotel, since guests have reported seeing various ghosts wandering inside, such as a young girl carrying flowers or a man in a top hat.
Guests might fullheartedly enjoy the location and amenities this hotel has to offer, but in fact it has a very tragic story to tell. In 1926, a newlywed woman caught her husband cheating on her with another woman and, heartbroken and distraught, she disappeared for 3 days. Her body was discovered in the attic of the hotel, as she had hanged herself, and her ghost has been wandering around the hotel, especially in the room 320.
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