Top 10 Hotels That Will Scare the Daylights Out of You
10. Hotel Provincial - A former soldier supposedly haunts the grounds of the Provincial. Guests have reported everything from doors opening and closing to hearing voices and footsteps when no one else was around. Several séances have been held in the hotel over the years, many of which produced ghostly visions and recorded audio of things like, “Tell Dianne I have to go.” A female guest reported being pulled from her bed by a hand and dragged across the room while she kicked and screamed. Another conventioneer claims to have seen the soldier fully materialize in the closet, complete with decorated uniform, before disappearing into thin air.
9. Crescent Hotel - If you visit the Crescent, you’ll want to avoid room 218, unless you’re into having the daylights scared out of you. The legend goes like this: During hotel construction, a stone mason fell to his death in the area that’s now room 218. Although his name is unknown, hotel employees refer to him as Michael.So what does Michael do that’s so spooky? How about reaching for you through the bathroom mirror? Or maybe crying out in terror in the ceiling above the bed? The hotel was also a cancer hospital in the 1930s. Guests have seen ghost nurses moving corpses on a gurney through the hallways. Other ghosts include Dr. Ellis, a cancer surgeon, and the lady in white, a woman in a flowing gown who floats through the gardens and perches on balconies.
8. Borden House - In the morning hours of Aug. 4, 1892, in Fall River, Mass., Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered with a hatchet in their home. Their 32-year-old daughter Lizzie and the housekeeper were the only people home at the time. Lizzie was arrested for the murders seven days later. The children’s song claims that 81 whacks did them in — the actual number of blows was 29.
7. Maribel Caves Hotel - t may not be a functioning hotel any longer, but the Maribel Caves Hotel in Wisconsin is still known for attracting guests who illegally camp out within its crumbling walls. Why? Maybe it has something to do with its famous nickname — Hotel Hell. The hotel burned three times on the same date and glows under a full moon. Skeletal remains are still on the unreachable third floor. A hotel guest killed everyone in the hotel before taking his own life. Black witches performed a ceremony that opened a portal to hell in the front yard fountain. The hellish demons haunted the town of Maribel until a white witch sealed the portal.
6. Holmes “Murder Castle” - The name says it all. In the late 1800s in Chicago, Dr. H.H. Holmes, born Herman Mudgett, built and operated a hotel that later would be dubbed the “murder castle" by law enforcement agents. Shortly before the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, Holmes built a 60-room hotel in the Chicago suburb of Englewood. Holmes was the architect, and the hotel housed many bizarre features — doors that led to nothing, rooms without windows, trapdoors and hidden passageways.When Holmes opened the hotel up for business, guests got more than they bargained for. For four years, Holmes held various guests prisoner, torturing and killing them. He is known as America’s first serial killer, admitting to 28 murders, though it’s believed that he was responsible for many more.
5. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reportedly has some ghostly incarnations of its own walking the halls at night. Some claim to have seen the ghost of Marilyn Monroe wafting around the exclusive Tropicana Night Club on the premise. Others say they’ve heard the spectral sounds of Montgomery Clift’s trombone emanating from room 928. He stayed in the room in 1953 while he was rehearsing for the movie “From Here to Eternity.”
4. Logan Inn -
At this hotel, you might find that instead of being greeted in the parking lot by a valet attendant, you’re greeted by the ghost of a young girl. Visitors have reportedly seen the apparition there on multiple occasions. In fact, the whole town has a reputation for being haunted, but the Logan Inn in particular is known for spectral specimens.
The tale varies, but apparently room 6 is a sight to see (if you get lucky in terms of the whims of the dead). Sometimes called Emily’s room, sometimes recognized as the haunt of an unidentified man who won’t look upon the living, the room is highly requested by paranormal enthusiasts. A Revolutionary War soldier is also in the mix, and the scent of lavender may alert you that something ghostly is in the works.
3. La Fonda on the Plaza - In the heart of Santa Fe, N.M., hauntings abound at the La Fonda on the Plaza hotel. Its rowdy history has created plenty of fodder for supernatural superstars to reportedly still roam its halls. This hotel has had as many owners and names as it has had ghosts in residence. Among the apparitions patrons have noted over the years is that of a distraught salesman, who is said to have thrown himself into the well on residence after he plunged his company into financial ruin. Then there’s the ghost of a judge, who was shot by the local official he offended in 1867 and subsequently died of his wounds in the hotel lobby.
2. Hotel Chelsea - The Hotel Chelsea has a larger-than-life reputation. Many a memorable figure has graced its halls — and purportedly partied pretty hard in its rooms — much to the curiosity and thrill of street-side fans. But some of those artists, musicians, writers and actors left an even more infamous legacy; they still allegedly haunt the Chelsea’s rooms. From Thomas Wolfe to Dylan Thomas, to Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen of Sex Pistols renown, celebrities sometimes apparently refuse to check out from the premises — even after till death do us part.
1. Hotel Galvez -
The Hotel Galvez resides in Galveston Texas, the landing spot of a horrible hurricane in 1900 that killed several thousand people. The ghosts of many of those victims are said to be reawakened even to this day as their bodies are unexpectedly uncovered during building projects.
The hotel reportedly is haunted by several specters, among them a tragically lovelorn lady who tromps around the fifth floor. Apparently her beloved was lost at sea, and after she got word of his demise, she hanged herself from the top turrets of the hotel. Later, her fiancé returned, to everyone’s surprise, unharmed. Unfortunately, his beloved was then lost herself, only to tread the hotel’s hallways ever after.
When this lady needs some time alone, the staff members know it because their electronic keys don’t function as they should. Others have noted that an unusual coldness hangs about the place, which shouldn’t occur in such a warm locale.