If you prefer a trick instead of a treat this Halloween, the list below will help you plan a unique weekend escape.
Top 5 spookiest USA hotels:
1. Stanley Hotel, Estes Park – Colorado
Better know as Stanley Kubrick’s and Stephen King’s inspiration for “The Shinning.”
Some guest said objects move without explanation, water taps open by themselves, babies cry silently, and a women scratches the windows while you sleep. Just like in the movie, one of the rooms is closed to the public due to the level of paranormal activity on it.
2. Hotel Hollywood Roosevelt, Hollywood – California
The Hollywood Roosevelt had it’s glamorous life back in the day; Marilyn Monroe was a frequent guest and the Oscars where even held here in 1929.
Guests and hotel staff have reported getting psychic experiences when walking by a long mirror found in the premises. Marilyn Monroe’s presence has been felt in the hotel’s poolside nightclub Tropicana while wearing her signature white dress and the ghost of actor Montgomery Clift has also been allegedly heard reciting from the movie from here to eternity from Room 928, where he once stayed.
3. Hotel Chelsea, New York City – New York
The Hotel Chelsea is best known for both being the place where Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious stabbed girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death.
The ghost of American novelist Thomas Wolfe is said to haunt the eighth floor, while Sid Vicious is said to linger at the east elevator of the hotel.
Sadly, the Hotel Chelsea is currently closed to new residents while undergoing renovations.
4. Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg – Pennsylvania
The city of Gettysburg has it own share of haunted history, after all around 7 thousand people died during the Gettysburg battle. An eerie nurse moans about helping wounded soldiers and then overturns guest’s suitcases looking for supplies. The spirit of fallen Union soldier James Culbertson has been seen marching the halls, some other ghost dance in the ballroom.
5. Queen Mary, Long Beach – California
Queen Mary, once one of the most grandiloquent transatlantic in the world, is now an historic floating hotel.
Story has it, that the location is haunted by at least two men who died crushed by a door in the engine room, an ethereal women in white and a pair of children who drowned on the pool.
Unlike many hotels, which soften the rumors of paranormal activity, the Queen Mary embraces it’s past, offering daily ghost tours.