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.
Fairmont Banff Springs has the rumor of being haunted since guests report a ghost of a bellhop, who disappears after helping them and it is believed, that it is the spirit of a former employee who died soon after he retired. Also, some guests report feeling a "freezing draft" on the staircase where once a bride fell to her death.
The hotel's construction started in 1884 and the hotel opened in 1886 with James Blaine, presidential candidate addressing the opening. In 1937 the hotel is purchased by Norman Baker and is remodeled to serve as the Baker Cancer hospital until 1940. The hotel is sold again in 1946 and is renovated again to begin operation as a hotel.
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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 del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton Resort in San Diego CA, United States
Guests of Hotel Del Coronado report strange activities taking place in a specific room, like the spirit of a woman standing close to the window, the television turning on and off by itself and the lights to flicker. In the very same room, Kate Morgan who had checked in few days earlier, was found dead and her death remains unexplained till today.
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.
Hawthorne Hotel has had a few reports of paranormal activity. Some of them are reports for missing keys or lights turning off and on by themselves. Also outside the room 612, a woman's spirit has been seen quite a few times.
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.
Arguable the oldest hotel corner in America, dating back to Spaniard foundation in 1607, it boasts rich history and atmosphere. With its expansive 400 year history, it was the go-to lodging among trappers, soldiers, gold-seekers, gamblers and politicians. During the Civil War, New Mexico statehood and railroad expansion, the hotel structure changed and developed over time while still maintaining some key architectural elements. In 1922, it received its first modern iteration despite the changing owners. When it was leased to Fred Harvey, he turned it to one of his Harvey House gems until 1968. During that time, it was a vital piece in the puzzle of turning the wild west into a more progressive and inclusive region to women and people of color.
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Honorable judge John P. Slough, was involved in an argument in the hotel's lobby in 1867 resulting to his death. His spirit is supposed to be haunting this hotel. A report of a guests says that he was hearing footsteps late into the night and he complained to the front desk. The receptionist went to check the noises, and he saw a main with long black coat into the stair but when he followed the man, he disappeared. The long black coat was a signature accessory of the late judge.
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 Equinox Resort has an old photograph in display that captures a form that is supposedly a ghost. The hotel, founded in 1769, is also supposed to be haunted by Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of Abraham Lincoln, and her sons. Guests have reported seeing a form that resembles her, while various objects such as a rocking chair have been mysteriously moved.
The Omni Grove Park Inn - Asheville Resort in Asheville NC, United States
The Omni Grove Park Inn is not only a historic gem of Asheville, but also home to the "Pink Lady", the ghost of a woman who fell to her death in the Palm Court atrium in the 1920s. Staff and guests alike have seen and felt her presence in the premises of the hotel for many decades now, while some have connected her presence with the almost pink mist that surrounds the hotel.
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?
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.
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