Depending on which haunted hotel lists you refer too, the following hotels may or may not be on them. I chose these as my list of the 7 most haunted hotels from around the world. I think spending at least one night in any of these spooky places would be exciting. Feel free to add your own suggestions on a haunted hotel to stay in. I’m always looking for new ones to add to my ‘wish list’!
7. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California
Once the boat was permanently docked in California, reports of paranormal activity began. Some of these reports include crying of children in the nursery and splashing sounds coming from the drained pool. Cabin B340 is where the most activity is said to take place, which is why it is no longer rented out. A few of the ghosts said to haunt the ship on a regular basis are an engineer named John Pedder, a woman named Sarah, and a young girl named Jackie Korin. Nightly rates are between 100 and 500 dollars.
6. Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado
If you’ve seen the movie or read the book The Shining, then you know a lot about this hotel already. Most of the haunting takes place in the ballroom of the hotel. Word has it that the wife of the original owner can be heard playing the piano some evenings. Reports of hearing children running and playing in the halls are also common. The cost of staying the night in this hotel for an evening is between 130 and 250 dollars.
5. Langham Hilton in London, England
Room 333 is the room to stay in if you are looking for a ghostly visit. This is supposed to be the room with the most paranormal activity in the entire hotel. Rumor has it that the ghost of Napoleon the 3rd is seen roaming around the basement at times. Ghosts are generally wearing clothing from the Victorian era, but there has been a sighting of a man in a German soldier’s uniform as well. The starting rate for an evening’s stay in this hotel is around 460 dollars.
4. Castle Stuart near Iverness in the Highlands of Scotland
James Stuart, the half-brother of Mary Queen of Scots was given the land where this castle sets but was murdered before he could finish construction of this amazing castle. His son was also murdered. The castle was finally finished in 1625 by James Stuart the 3rd Earl of Moray. It was the father-in-law if the 3rd James Stuart who had killed his father, James Stuart the 2nd. The East Tower is where the haunting is said to occur; specifically in the Three-Turret bedroom. Nightly rates start at 147 dollars.
3. Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California
One of the most famous ghosts said to haunt this hotel is that of Kate Morgan. She was due to meet her husband, a doctor, at the hotel. Kate suffered from stomach cancer and was supposed to receive some medicine from her husband. He never showed up and Kate committed suicide on the steps going to the beach after three days of waiting for her husband. Guests, who have stayed in room 3327, where Kate had been staying, have seen floating objects and lights that flicker. The starting rate for a room in this hotel is around 215 dollars.
2. Dragsholm Castle in Sealand, Denmark
This castle was constructed in the 12th century. Parapsychologists performed studies on this castle and found there was a significant amount of radio activity and electricity in certain areas. There are three main ghosts who frequent this hotel; the Earl of Bothwell, a gray lady, and a lady in white. The lady in white could very well be the ghost of the woman found when workers were constructing new toilets for the castle in 1930. As construction was taking place on one of the walls, workers discovered a skeleton in a white dress. The lady in white is supposed to be one of the daughters of the original owners of the castle. The father imprisoned his daughter in the dungeon of the castle after he found out she was in love with a commoner. A single night’s stay is anywhere between 200 and 500 dollars.
1. The Logan Inn in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Originally built to be a tavern, the building was later converted into an inn. Seeing as the inn has been around since the early 1700s, this makes for plenty of time to acquire a few ghostly figures. Room 6 is where Emily’s ghost is said to reside. She was the former owner of the inn and makes her presence known with a lavender scent. She supposedly rearranges visitor’s luggage and fiddles with the heater in the room. Room rates for the night range between 120 and 205 dollars.
Out of the 7 most haunted hotels from around the world I’ve listed above, have you known someone who’s had first-hand experience?
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