Building on our best haunted places in the US, we decided to create our best haunted hotels list. We picked our top five haunted hotels from California to New York and everything in between. We welcome you to discover these spooky haunted hotels in America.
Hotel Baker in Chicago
Hotel Baker was funded by Edward J. Baker and opened on June 2, 1928. The hotel was built on the same land site that once housed the old Haines Mill. Haines Mill was destroyed in a fire, in 1919 and used as a garbage dumping ground until Baker bought it.
There are many haunted stories about this landmark. It is said that a woman haunts the sixth floor of the building after her lover left her. She then drowns herself and now guest report hearing her cries on the sixth floor. Guest also reports leaving their bed tidy and neat but returns to a messy bed with the sheets moved.
Hotel Baker is located at 100 W. Main St. St. Charles, IL 60174
Queen Mary in California
Cunard Line built the queen mary ship. Officials and famous people used Queen Mary to travel transatlantic. Many people died on the ship during World War II. Queen Mary was used as a warship during World War II and was painted gray. The ship was returned to its original color and condition after the war ended. Queen Mary retired in 1967 from traveling and became a permanent hotel in Long Beach, California that cater to tours, special events and has restaurants.
The Queen Mary offer daily tours for visitors who would love to have a chance at a ghostly encounter. Paranormal activity that has been heard by hotel guest are of crying children at night, sightings of females in 19030’s bathing suit around the pool area, mysterious telephone calls with no caller and other anomalies.
Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans
Le Pavillon is a beautiful luxury hotel that was built in 1907 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It has been said that more than five ghosts haunt Le Pavillon. One ghost that is very popular around the hotel is called Adda and she are believed to be from the mid eighteen hundred. Adda tends to bump into people in the lobby saying to them that she is lost and then disappears. One ghost is seen running around the hotel and vanishing into the walls wearing very colorful clothing without shoes.The colorful ghost tends to pull blankets off of unsuspecting visitors and hide some of their belongings/objects. Some other ghosts that have been seen around the hotel is a couple, an old woman with black hair, high fragrance smell and wearing a black dress and a man with the smell of cigars.
Le Pavillon is located at 833 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112.
Hotel Chelsea in New York
Hotel Chelsea is a twelve story apartment building that sits on less than an acre of land. It was designed by Hubert, Pirsson and Company and built in 1884. The hotel has 250 units that catered to numerous famous people. The hotel had been closed since August 1, 2011 for renovations, but it still has long term residence living in it because state rent regulations protects them. Many great things happened at this hotel and also where many deaths occurred.
It is said that the hotel is haunted by the people who died while visiting or staying there. Writer Dylan Thomas became sick while staying at this hotel and later fell into a coma where it ended with his death on November 9, 1953. Nancy Spungen was stabbed to death on October 12, 1978 at the hotel. It is assumed that Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious stabbed his girlfriend Nancy to death and then died from an overdose of heroin in February 1979 before his trial. Playwright Eugene O’Neill and novelist Thomas Wolfe also died at the hotel. Many guest of the hotel has said that they encountered strange phenomenal occurrence as the lights being switched on and off, hearing footsteps and there is no one there and feeling a blast of cold air around them. Guests have claimed that the haunting is done by the people listed above who has died at the hotel.
Hotel Chelsea is located at 222 West 23rd Street, Manhattan, New York City (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues)
Crescent Hotel in Arkansas
Many people have died at this hotel, but it is famous for being haunted by approximately eight ghosts. The ghost that haunts guest at the hotel is one of the workers who helped to build a building. He fell to his death while working on the roof of the building. A young women jumped from the roof to her death when the hotel was used as a college in the 1920’s - 1930’s. Dr. John Freemont Ellis is believed to be a ghost at the hotel although he did not die at the hotel. Also seen is a man with a tail that haunts visitors, a nurse who once worked at the building, a cancer patient named Theadora who needs help finding her room key, Norman G. Baker, a fake cancer doctor who wonders the hallways, a person dressed in a white nightgown and often appears at the foot of the bed of hotel guest and a bearded victorian clothed man with a hat.
Guest has reported doors being slammed shut and opening by its own, things/belongings moved and some guest has reported being shaken in the night to wake up when no one was there. Television show, Ghost Hunters, has visited this hotel and record a full body apparition that seems like a man wearing a hat and nodding his head on a thermal imaging camera. The team experienced paranormal activities as guest has reported in the hotel. Some guest has reported waking up in the middle of the night in room 419 to their cloth being packed against the door.
Crescent Hotel is located at 75 Prospect Ave, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.
If you have any paranormal activities of your own from a haunted hotel that you stayed at, please comment below.