Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, there’s no denying staying in a hotel with a spooky past comes with a side of good-natured fun. Historic Hotels of America announced its annual list of top haunted hotels, but you can enjoy these ghostly locales any time of year.
This year’s 25 highlights include:
- Concord’s Colonial Inn (Concord, Massachusetts): The inn is known for its use as a hospital during the Revolutionary War
- The Omni Homestead Resort (Hot Springs, Virginia): Famous ghosts of the resort include an abandoned bride
- The Historic Inns of Annapolis (Annapolis, Maryland): These inns boast both a ghost bride and some Revolutionary War-era soldiers
- The Red Lion Inn (Stockbridge, Massachusetts): Ghosts here include a young flower girl and a man in a top hat
- River Street Inn (Savannah, Georgia): A 200-year-old converted cotton warehouse located in one of America’s most-haunted cities
- The Sayre Mansion (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania): A Gothic Revival-style Victorian mansion known as the final resting place of at least six children
- The Menger Hotel (San Antonio, Texas): Boasts it occasionally hosts the ghost of President Teddy Roosevelt
- La Posada de Santa Fe (Santa Fe, New Mexico): Ghost sightings have been reported here since the 1970s
- Hotel Monteleone (New Orleans, Louisiana): Known as one of the most haunted spots — not just hotels — in New Orleans
- 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa (Eureka Springs, Arkansas): This hotel rests on the grounds of a prior hospital where the treatments were questionable at best
- Jekyll Island Club Resort (Jekyll Island, Georgia): Ghostly residents include a bellman and J.P. Morgan
- Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, California): A paranormal hot spot that draws many curious travelers, as well as paranormal professionals
- The Union Station Nashville Yards (Nashville, Tennessee): A converted rail station that now houses the ghost of a young woman waiting for her beau to return from war
- Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods (Bretton Woods, New Hampshire): With its ghost simply nicknamed “The Princess”
- The Omni Grove Park Inn (Asheville, North Carolina): Dubbed its ghost “The Pink Lady”
- Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel (Berkeley, California): The fourth floor is filled with cold spots and the elevator might be operated by a spirit
- The Emily Morgan San Antonio, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (San Antonio, Texas): Known as one of the most haunted hotels in the entire state
- Hawthorne Hotel (Salem, Massachusetts): Earns a reputation as one of the country’s most haunted hotels, in one of its spookiest cities
- The Hotel Viking (Newport, Rhode Island): Where the ghosts like to throw grand parties late at night
- Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton (Saranac Lake, New York): Where the ghosts include two school employees (two different schools originally sat on the hotel’s footprint) and a cat
- Hassayampa Inn (Prescott, Arizona): Where the primary ghost is that of a young bride who died of a broken heart
- Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center (Baton Rouge, Louisiana): Where the most famous ghost is that of political Huey P. Long
- The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (Sonoma, California): Which claims its ghosts are all happy
- The Wort Hotel (Jackson, Wyoming): Where the former hotel maintenance engineer likes to play tricks
- Tubac Golf Resort & Spa (Tubac, Arizona): Where ghosts include a boy, gentleman, lady and a cowboy
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