Halloween is just around the corner and whether you’re young, old or anything in between, we know you must be as excited as we are to spend the upcoming weekend in the spookiest way possible! Atmospheric castle hotels or haunted hotels with eerie stories behind them are of course ideal for a Halloween stay, but if you’re looking for something more thematic that will instantly light that spooky Halloween spark inside you, then you need look no further!
Although Halloween is mostly known to be celebrated in the USA, with images of kids in all kinds of costumes going trick-or-treating, pumpkins and spooky decorations everywhere coming to everyone’s mind with the mention of this holiday, it actually originated in the Catholic parts of Britain and especially in Ireland. Irish emigrants to the USA in the 19th century brought their tradition along with them, and today celebrations of every kind and themed decorations can be spotted all around the world!
We have gathered 7 hotels in various parts of the world that know how jolly spooky fun can be and have prepared Halloween-themed specials or events that guests can enjoy with their families or friends. From North America to Europe, Asia and Oceania, you can find hotels imbued with the Halloween spirit for the most exciting holiday!
Who said the beach isn’t enough of a spooky place to celebrate Halloween? Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton in San Diego, California, USA, is a luxury beachfront hotel and a truly perfect place to visit during the spooky season. Not only is the hotel haunted with the (now famous) ghost of Kate Morgan, but it also offers a variety of events and activities that will put every guest in the right spooky mood. The hotel’s beachfront becomes a place for spook-tastic fun at this time of the year, with events like pumpkin carving or Halloween movie watching under the stars. Bonfires are also lit at the beach at night, where guests gather, roast s’mores and tell ghost stories. This is not all, though, as at the hotel’s front lawn you can dress up, taste candies and spirits (pun intended), have your fortune told, dance and participate in face paintings, spending your Halloween evening in the most entertaining way.
At ANA InterContinental Tokyo, an IHG Hotel which is located right in the heart of Tokyo, Japan, you will be able to experience the best of Japanese hospitality, as it offers spacious and modern rooms and suites, breathtaking views over the city, gourmet dishes and high quality services. Throughout the month of October, the hotel’s Steakhouse has turned its Afternoon Tea offer into a Halloween-themed feast, teemed with Halloween inspired decorations and a special spooky menu! Don’t miss the opportunity to taste the pumpkin-shaped chocolate mousse, finger cookies, the mummy brownie, the Bloody Beef Burger or vampire mac ‘n’ cheese, paired with a variety of drinks, for the most eerie dining experience.
As its name suggests, The Waterside Hotel is located on the waterside of Seamill, Scotland, United Kingdom, providing luxury accommodation and a cosy atmosphere throughout your stay. Spend the Halloween weekend (or ‘freakend’ according to the hotel) at this hotel with a variety of fun-filled and spooky activities for the whole family, such as a colouring competition, trick-or-treat goodie bags and a menu specifically designed for kids who love Halloween-themed treats and delicacies.
With a magical location in picturesque Portlaoise, Ireland, Midlands Park Hotel is the perfect place for the most exciting family getaway. Especially during autumn, guests of all ages will be able to enjoy the Halloween spirit and join in the festivities and various activities organised at the hotel, such as pumpkin carving, face painting and a scavenger hunt for the little ones, a specially decorated witch’s cabin, as well as family excursions in nearby castles, gardens and other places of interest that will keep the whole family thoroughly entertained.
Nothing makes one’s imagination fly more than staying at a thematic hotel that will transport you into a world of enchantment and magic. Located in Castelnuovo del Garda, Verona, Italy, Gardaland Magic Hotel is not only in close proximity to the Gardaland Theme Park but it also offers accommodation in three different thematic sections, the Wizard House, the Enchanted Forest and the Magic Ice Castle, that remain distinctively decorated throughout the year. When visiting for Halloween, you and your family will be able to enjoy the thematic decorations and events at the hotel and the theme park, such as Scary Friday (available every Friday in October until the first week of November), the party on Halloween Day or the spine-chilling interactive parades and a host of other spooky activities.
Spend your All Hallows’ Eve with your little ones at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, an IHG Hotel in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia , which organises a ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween High Tea event, where guests of all ages can participate in the fun. Delicious spooky treats, both sweet and savory to suit all tastes, will be available, while a sum from every ticket will be donated to the Australian Kids With Cancer Foundation. So, not only can you participate in a thrilling and tasty Halloween event, but you will also be contributing to a good cause.
Often deemed as the ‘capital of macabre tourism’, Vienna in Austria is nothing short of an ideal place to spend your Halloween weekend. Amidst the museums, the ghost tours and the haunted places, you will also find Austria Classic Hotel Wien, which boasts more than 200 years of history and is located right next to Prater, the famous amusement park. The entire park is dressed in Halloween colours during the spooky season, offering an array of parades, music events and parties, themed attractions like the Horror Labyrinth and the Scream Contest. So dress up with your family or friends and get ready for a truly fang-tastic Halloween!
Whether you're looking for a haunted hotel with a bone-chilling atmosphere and story or a spooky decorated family-friendly hotel for your Halloween weekend, make sure to check out the rest of our collection, as you'll be sure to find exactly what you're looking for!
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