When it comes to going on a fun vacation somewhere, picking a hotel is definitely important. Picking the best place to stay is the key to having a great vacation and being able to just relax and not worry about anything during the trip.
For some people, the perfect hotel is a place that's near shopping and tourist destinations that they're looking forward to visiting. For others, it's a huge pool. And some people are looking for something a little more interesting, like a haunted location with some serious history.
Keep reading to see 10 of the most haunted hotels in the US!
10 Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
This hotel has some serious history in Los Angeles including being the home of Marilyn Monroe during the early parts of her career and the site of the first Academy Awards. These days, this hotel is a famous destination for tourists visiting the city, but it's not just a popular destination for the living.
According to many people that have stayed at this hotel, the ghosts of many big stars are said to still call this hotel home. People who stay in Suite 1200, the Marilyn Monroe Suite, claim to have seen her in the mirror. Spooky!
9 RMS Queen Mary
The RMS Queen Mary is a really unique hotel because not only is it haunted, it's also not a traditional hotel at all. It's actually a ship and visitors that are brave enough to spend the night aboard this haunted venue will get a really unique experience whether or not the ghosts come out to play.
The ship is permanently docked off the coast of California, where it has been since 2008, and people have been experiencing paranormal activity since then. Time magazine even listed it on its list of the Top 10 Haunted Places.
8 Lizzie Borden House
Anyone familiar with all things spooky and eerie will already be familiar with the story of Lizzie Borden. Lizzie Borden was a woman who lived in Fall River, Massachusetts in the late 19th century when she allegedly did the unthinkable: took the lives of both her parents.
The family home where this act took place is now a bed and breakfast and museum. The furnishings aren't the original ones that the Borden family had, but everything is Victorian style. The history of this home has lead many visitors to claim that the ghosts of the Borden family never left their home.
7 Stanley Hotel
There are so many different spooky movies that are based on real-life events and locations. The Shining is a movie that was based on a book by Stephen King and is set in the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, just outside of Denver.
The hotel was built in 1909 by inventor Freelan Stanley and his wife, Flora. The two most haunted rooms in the hotel are said to be Room 217 and Room 428 where guests find their clothes folded or see a ghostly cowboy sitting on the bed.
6 Hotel Chelsea
The Hotel Chelsea, also known simply as "The Chelsea" to many people, is a hotel located in New York City and is one of the most famous hotels in the city for a lot of reasons. For one, it's had a huge list of really famous visitors like Janis Joplin, Sid Vicious, Alice Cooper, Jimi Hendrix, and Patti Smith, among others.
This hotel is also known for being the final resting place of Nancy Spungen whose body was discovered in the bathroom of Room 100 of the hotel. Does her ghost still call The Chelsea home? Some visitors think so!
5 Queen Anne
Queen Anne Hotel is a hotel located in San Francisco that was originally built as a girl's boarding school. This Victorian building has some serious history in the city of San Francisco. This mansion was built in 1890 and managed to avoid becoming damaged in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Mary Lake was the headmistress of the boarding school and her office has been converted into a room for visitors. These days, thrillseekers claim that Mary Lake still spends a lot of time in Room 410, the site of her old office.
4 Omni Mount Washington
Omni Mount Washington is a hotel located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. This resort is in a truly scenic location but the beautiful New Hampshire countryside isn't the only thing that brings guests to Omni Mount Washington for a stay.
A ghost that the staff affectionately calls "Princess," whose real name was Carolyn Stickney, is said to haunt the halls of this hotel and has become quite a selling point for guests that are looking for a paranormal experience. Room 314 is said to be the room that has the most activity from Princess including knocks on the door and things going missing.
3 Esperanza Mansion
Esperanza Mansion is one haunted hotel that isn't just known for being haunted itself. This location is also a favorite among lovers of the paranormal because of the fact that the nearby Spook Hill is claimed to be the home of a host of paranormal happenings of its own. People who go there claim that they felt a ghostly presence pushing their car along the street while it was in neutral.
According to visitors of Esperanza Mansion in Keuka Park, New York, a mysterious ghost dressed head-to-toe in white wanders the grounds and can be seen in different rooms of the hotel. Although no one knows who she is or what her story is, this is still pretty creepy.
2 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and calls itself "America’s Most Haunted Hotel." This is a title that they're happy to back up with several different ghostly tours and have been investigated by the Ghost Adventures crew and many other paranormal investigators.
Guests have had countless personal experiences and have left the hotel with photos that have unexplained orbs and other figures in them. This hotel is definitely one that's only for the brave.
1 Le Pavillon
New Orleans is a city with a lot of history. That means that there are a ton of hotels, restaurants, and other attractions in the city that claim to be the home of at least one ghost - if not more!
Le Pavillon is a hotel in New Orleans that was opened in 1907 and has its fair share of spooky stories that the guests who have stayed there go on to tell. Two of the most famous paranormal entities that are said to haunt Le Pavillon include a couple decked out in 1920s garb and a trickster that likes to mess with the guests' belongings.