Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re a fan of all things spooky and paranormal, what better way to celebrate than by staying at one of the most haunted hotels in the USA? Whether you believe in the supernatural or just looking for a unique experience, these top 10 haunted hotels across the United States will surely give you chills and thrills this Halloween season.
A few of these places are in major cities, but most of them lie far off the beaten path—away from anyone who might hear your screams.
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A retired ocean liner turned hotel, the Queen Mary has a long history of paranormal activity. Visitors often report encounters with the ship’s former crew members and passengers who met untimely ends.
Home to a 343-room Art Deco Hotel, where guests relive the excitement of the golden age of steam shop Atlantic crossings of the 1930s without ever leaving port. Permanently docked, the Queen Mary is an upscale hotel and a must-see attraction in Long Beach. Offering historical, paranormal, and educational tours, unique shops, meeting & banquet facilities, three award-winning ocean-view restaurants, and, of course, a unique hotel experience. Don’t miss your chance to visit an iconic landmark!
This 18th-century plantation is notorious for its resident ghosts, including Chloe, a former slave, and the spirits of children. The Myrtles offers guided tours and overnight stays for the brave.
Recently opened Restaurant 1796 is a beautiful blend of the old and the new, centered around open hearth cooking on site. Book a tour, stay the night, and enjoy tradition with a twist in a modern menu of local produce and clever cocktails crafted on-site.
Tucked away at 75 Prospect Avenue in charming Eureka Springs, Arkansas, you’ll discover the enchanting Crescent Hotel. Known far and wide as “America’s most haunted hotel,” it beckons adventure-seekers with a spine-tingling ghost tour experience available for a fee.
Guests have reported ghostly sightings, strange sounds, and other unexplained phenomena.
Here, guests can immerse themselves in a modernized version of what was once a beloved haunt for ghost story enthusiasts. Each room is decorated with Victorian furnishings, and private bathrooms ensure a restful night’s sleep. These comforts come in handy after a day of exploring nearby historic sites or enjoying rounds of golf at the area’s scenic courses.
This elegant Victorian-era hotel is said to be haunted by the spirit of Miss Mary Lake, a former headmistress. Guests often report hearing footsteps and experiencing other eerie occurrences.
Constructed in the building boom following the California Gold Rush, these unique accommodations offer you modern amenities as they transport you to another era of quiet luxury and wild romance. Conveniently located in the premier Pacific Heights district, it is known for stately Victorian mansions, beautiful restaurants, and the best in shopping (Fillmore, Sacramento, Union, Chestnut Streets).
This hotel has a long story that includes Teddy Roosevelt, who recruited men for his Rough Riders at the Menger Bar. The hotel is also home to over 30 ghosts, including a maid who was murdered, a soldier who died in battle, and Roosevelt himself, who likes to hang out at the bar.
Located in the picturesque town of Estes Park, Colorado, the Stanley Hotel is famous for inspiring Stephen King’s “The Shining.” Guests have reported ghostly apparitions, unexplained noises, and even the sensation of being watched during their stay.
The Stanley Hotel is also famous for its old-world charm. Multiple renovations have restored this 140-room hotel to its original grandeur while offering over 14,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting and event space equipped with modern amenities.
Bisbee Grand Hotel was built to house mining executives over a century ago. Today, it is filled with antiques and heirlooms, as well as a ghostly lady who wanders around with a tea tray. She likes to play notes on the silent piano and watch over ghosts in room 2 or 3.
Each of the seven suites and six rooms are elegantly appointed with antiques, fine art, and extremely comfortable furniture. No two are alike, and there is a theme sure to suit any taste. Constructed in 1906 and restored in 1986 in Old West Victorian style, the bed and breakfast hotel features six suites – The Victorian, The Oriental, The Captain’s, The Hacienda, The Western, The Hollywood, and The Garden – in addition to seven guestrooms with their own unique decor.
This is the site of one of the most infamous murders in American history, where Lizzie Borden allegedly killed her father and stepmother with an axe in 1892. The house is now a museum and a bed and breakfast, where guests can stay in the rooms where the murders took place and hear noises, voices, and footsteps at night.
This 6-bedroom residence was restored to its original appearance to replicate the Borden Family’s home during the tragic events of 1892. Experience the mood of yesteryear’s Victorian décor with the comforts of today at Lizzie’s House.
This inn dates back to 1770 and has been used as a boarding house, a theater, and a seamen’s hospital. It is said to be haunted by sailors, actors, and nurses who have died there over the years. Guests have reported seeing ghostly figures, hearing strange noises, and feeling cold spots throughout the inn.
This inn was established in 1780 and is located near Dartmouth College. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of Dr. John Wheelock, the second president of the college and the son of its founder. He died in 1817, and his portrait hangs in the lobby. Guests have reported seeing his ghost walking around the inn or sitting in his favorite chair by the fireplace.
Nestled in the heart of historic Boston, the Omni Parker House Hotel boasts a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century. Among its famous guests was the renowned author Charles Dickens. However, it’s not just literary history that lingers here. Guests and staff have reported paranormal encounters over the years, including sightings of the ghost of Harvey Parker, the hotel’s founder. The Omni Parker House Hotel is a must-visit for those seeking a haunted experience with a touch of Boston’s literary heritage.
The hotel is also near Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Quincy Market, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, so you can immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and enjoy all that Boston offers.
Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in America, and this hotel is one of its most haunted places. The hotel was used as a hospital during the Civil War and the yellow fever epidemics, and many guests have reported seeing apparitions of soldiers and hearing children crying in the halls.
The hotel’s 68 guest rooms offer an authentic historic Savannah experience, including fun balcony rooms, authentic historical features, complimentary wine, and more.