10 Historic and (Supposedly) Haunted Hotels

10 Historic and (Supposedly) Haunted Hotels

Adrienne Breaux
Jul 27, 2011

We were supposed to be working on a round-up of lovely places to stay that would be rich in history as well as comfort, but we totally got sidetracked with ghost stories and decided to just do a haunted (or those purported to be haunted) hotel round-up instead! Read on if you dare.

Whether or not you believe ghosts are real, you have to admit, some historic locations in this country just exude a bit of a creepy-when-the-lights-are-out feel, which can be kind of fun if you're into being scared! These ten hotels sprinkled around the country claim to have permanent not-so-fleshy residents year 'round (though some don't exactly advertise it). If you look for a little eerie along with your historic decor when traveling, these could be some spots for you:

Top Row:
1) The Myrtles PlantationSt. Francisville, Louisiana
2) The Stanley HotelEstes Park, Colorado (Inspiration for Stephen King's "The Shining"!)
3) St. James HotelCimarron, New Mexico
4) Crescent HotelEureka Springs, Arkansas
5) Julian Gold Rush HotelJulian, California

Bottom Row:
6) Hotel del CoronadoCoronado, California
7) Joshua Tree InnJoshua Tree, California
8) Hawthorne HotelSalem, Massachusetts
9) Lizzie Borden Bed & BreakfastFall River, Massachusetts
10) Hotel Monte VistaFlagstaff, Arizona

Do you have the guts to stay in one of these hotels on your next vacation? Or do you think the whole deal about ghosts is silly? Let us know if you've been to one of these spots and have your own ghostly encounter to share!

Images — 1: ShannonLane.com; 2: The Stanley Hotel website; 3: St. James Hotel website; 4: Crescent Hotel website; 5: Julian Hotel website; 6: Hotel del Coronado website; 7: Jerry G. from Yelp; 8: Hawthorne Hotel website; 9: Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast website; 10: Hotel Monte Vista website

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