10 Haunted Hotels In America

There are many haunted hotels throughout the United States. Some of them even have famous ghost guests. If you’re looking for a favorite haunt, consider one of these hotels the next time you book a room.

St. James Hotel, Selma Alabama

The St. James Hotel is one of the oldest buildings in Alabama, and it is known for its famous gunslinger guest. There are rumors that the hotel is haunted by Jesse James, his girlfriend, and his dog. Guests and staff members report seeing the silhouette of a man in cowboy attire walking around and sitting at the bar. Guests have also reported smelling lavender, the signature scent of his girlfriend, and seeing her wandering the corridors. The dog is also seen running and barking throughout the hotel and the courtyard. If you are fascinated by the stories of old west outlaws and paranormal activity, this is the place for you.

Queen Anne Hotel, San Fransico, California

The Queen Anne is a beautiful Vicotrian-style bed and breakfast, complete with antique furniture. It was once a girl’s school of etiquette that was later sold to become a gentleman’s club. The headmistress is thought to have been very unhappy with the sale of the school. As many of the guests attest to, she still shows her displeasure by patrolling the halls of the Queen Anne hotel.

The Marshall House, Savannah, Georgia

Marshall House once served as a hospital to treat civil war soldiers and patients with yellow fever. The property saw its share of suffering and death, so it’s no surprise Marshall House is considered one of the most haunted hotels in America. Guests report random happenings such as faucets turning on and the sounds of laughing children. There are also reports of apparitions roaming the hallways. The hotel offers Halloween packages as well as ghost tours.

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans’ French Quarter is home to much paranormal activity, and Hotel Monteleone is no exception. Guests report their encounters with the several resident spirits at the hotel, including a young boy who died from a high fever and a toddler that roams the halls. The hotel is also home to the ghosts of former employees, like the once quarrelsome busser and chef.

Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Massachussetts

Since Salem is home to the infamous witch trials, a haunted hotel is to be expected. The grand Hawthorne Hotel is located in historic downtown Salem. The hotel is reported to be filled with paranormal activity such as unexplained sounds, smells and moving furniture. Guests have reported the cries of an unseen baby and the apparition of a woman wandering the halls.

The Hotel Chelsea, New York City, NY

From the time of its opening. The Hotel Chelsea became a getaway for famous personalities such as Mark Twain, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin. However, the property has a dark past with the occurrence of several suicides and murders. There have been reports of several ghostly inhabitants including a female survivor of the Titanic as well as a man who is a very talkative conversationalist.

Roads Hotel, Atlanta, Indiana

Roads hotel has been a brothel, a speakeasy and a boarding house since it was built in the late 1800s. Some of its guests have included infamous gangsters Al Capone and John Dillinger. Roads Hotel is one of Indiana’s most haunted locations and it is home to several ghosts. Visitors report hearing voices and footsteps, lights going on and off, as well as doors opening and closing on their own.

Eldridge Hotel, Lawrence, Kansas

Built in 1855, the Eldridge Hotel was originally known as the Free State Hotel. The property suffered two devastating fires. The building was converted to an apartment building in 1970, then back to a hotel in 1980. Guests and staff members report cold spots and feeling like someone is watching them. The fifth floor of the hotel is a particular hotspot for these paranormal happenings.

Original Springs Hotel, Okawville, Illinois

Since opening in 1885, Original Springs Hotel has been a hotspot for visitors. People flocked to the location due to tales of healing waters hidden beneath the town. Despite the positive connotations of healing waters, the hotel has a history of mysterious deaths and suicides. Throughout the history of Original Springs Hotel, guests have reported disembodied voices and the feeling of being watched. There have also been reports of apparitions, most notably, the appearance of a woman in dressed in white.

The Maryland Inn, Annapolis, Maryland

Built in 1772, the Maryland Inn is home to many spirits. Guests have reported paranormal phenomena such as disembodied footsteps, voices and odd smells. Visitors have also reported sudden cold spots and the feeling of being watched. People have also reported apparitions of an old sea captain and a woman in black.


There are many haunted hotels throughout the United States, and the world as well. If you visit any of these locations, book and room and enjoy your stay. You may come back with some frighteningly good stories to entertain your friends.

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