Most Haunted Hotels in the USA

Crescent Hotel- 75 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs AR 72632
A number of rooms are haunted in this historic hotel. Room 218 is the spot where Michael, an Irish stonemason, landed when he fell from the hotel's roof during construction. His ghost is said to bang on the walls and turn the lights and television on and off. Rooms 202 and 424 are also said to be haunted. Outside of the Recreation Room, the ghost of Dr. Norman Baker often appears, looking a bit confused. He ran a controversial hospital and health resort in the building during the 1930s. A nurse, dressed in a white uniform, has been seen on the third floor. A woman in Room 419 introduces herself as a cancer patient to guests and housekeepers, then vanishes.
 
Hotel San Carlos - 202 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix Arizona

On May 7, 1928, 22 year-old Leone Jensen ended her life by jumping off the roof of the seven-story Hotel San Carlos. Dressed in an evening gown as if she had planned for a night of dancing, Jensen died heartbroken from the lost love of a bellboy at a nearby hotel. Seventy-five years later, her spirit remains at the hotel, leading some to wonder if she did indeed jump from the roof, or if in fact she was pushed. The two different newspapers in Phoenix reported vastly different circumstances surrounding her death. Since her death, there have been reports of strange breezes, haunting noises and the white cloud of a woman's figure throughout the hotel. Leone Jensen checked into the Hotel San Carlos in 1928, and to this day has never checked out.

  
    

Queen Mary - 1126 Queen Hwy., Long Beach, California
From its beautiful Art Deco salons to the depths of its darkest corridors, the Queen Mary has been a constant source for stories, articles and documentaries about supernatural sightings and other unexplained activity aboard the historic ship. Even as this piece is being written, testimonials from passengers and crew members continue to be reported and documented, all of them wanting answers to what they have experienced. Do ghosts really exist aboard the Queen Mary 2?

 
Stanley Hotel - 333 Wonderview, Estes Park, CO 80517

If you are a Stephen King fan, request room 217. It was in this room that King, inspired by the hotel, wrote half of "The Shining." Room 418 seems to have the most ghostly activity reported. In fact, the entire fourth floor (formerly the servants quarters) is quite active. Often, the sound of children playing in the halls can be heard, even when no children are present.
 
Hawthorne Hotel - 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA
The hotel is located on the Common which was the focus of the dreadful witch hunts. Over 200 people died during the witch trials. Many of them may in fact now be residing in this hotel. 
 
Landmark Inn - Lake Superior, Michigan
Around the time the hotel first opened in 1930 on the shores of Lake Superior, a librarian in town fell in love with a sailor. He was to make one last journey before coming home to marry her, but the ship and crew never returned. The librarian is said to still haunt the Lilac Room, which has a view of Lake Superior. She is believed to be watching for her sailor's return.
  
Historic Farnsworth House - Gettysburg, PA
Ghost Walks, Ghost Hunts and Gettysurg's Original Mourning Theater in the cellar of one of the most haunted inns in America. (The Travel Channel has ranked us the 7th most haunted in in the United States). They have a reported 14 spirits in the house. Attic was overtaken by confederate sharpshooters/speculated bullet that killed Jennie Wade came from the attic window.
 
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza - 35 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 
During the hotel's construction in the 1930s, one of the laborers was killed. His body was never found. "The Lady in Green" has been seen in the Mezzanine level and the Hall of Mirrors.  It is believed that she is the widow of the construction worker who died, and her restless spirit seeks his body.
  

Bullock Hotel - 633 Main St, Deadwood, SD  
The hotel was founded by Seth Bullock, Deadwood's first sheriff, and he has never left. His ghost walks the halls. Bullock was sheriff in the 1870s and died here in 1919 but was never really laid to rest. He was the sheriff "whose gaze could stop fights." Since then, nearly three dozen people have seen his ghost. These include guests, employees, and managers of the hotel.
 
The Menger Hotel - 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX   
One night after an argument with her husband, Sallie White, a chambermaid at The Menger Hotel in San Antonio, stayed at the hotel (presumably with another man). The next day her husband threatened to kill her. On March 28, 1876, Sallie was attacked by her husband and she died two days later. The hotel paid for the funeral cost of $32, as recorded in the hotel ledger. Legend has it that Sallie White still roams the halls of the Victorian wing of the hotel. A few years ago, a guest wanted extra towels. He opened the door of his room and called out to a maid who ignored him. The guest called the front desk to inquire why the maid was so rude. He described the maid and her uniform -- one that was worn in the late 1800s.


Honorable Mention
Equinox - 3567 Main Street, Manchester Village, VT 05254

Mary Todd Lincoln spent two summers vacationing at The Equinox with her children. Hotel staff has reported spotting the apparition of a mother and son, believed to be Mary Todd Lincoln and one of her sons

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This listing of the Top Ten Haunted Hotels is constantly being revised as we experience and learn new things about hotels where the guest do not leave So, if you feel we are missing one, please email us and let us know!