There is an aura surrounding the historic hotels that seem to convey stories through time. From the worn-out carpeting to the rickety staircases and chipped window frames, it's easy to imagine travelers from the past laughing, loving, and living in the vast, sterile confines that double as a temporary home away from home. And while most hotel visits go without a hitch (and these days come without Airbnb's cleaning and extra fees), some hotels still offer overnight guests more than they bargained for when they check in.
- Haunted hotels carry a lot of horror stories for travelers
You may visit this hotels haunted to a lifelong travel story that is one of the most terrifying stories, at the Stanley Hotel,Colorado This hotel is considered one of the most haunted hotels in America. The hotel, which was built in 1909, is said to be haunted by the ghosts of both former guests and staff. Stanley gained international fame when it was used as the outside set for Stanley Kubrick's 1980 movie "The Shining," and Stanley's real-life story could be even more frightening than the legendary horror movie.
Located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, The Skirvin Hilton enjoys a second life as a Hilton property. The old West Hotel, built in 1911, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman named Evie. According to legend, Evie was a maid at the hotel and had an affair with the hotel's owner, W.B. skirvin. When the affair was discovered, Skirvin locked Evie in a room on the top floor of the hotel, where she eventually went insane and died. Guests have reported seeing her ghostly figure in the hallways and feeling her presence in their rooms. Some even claimed to have seen her peering out of the upstairs windows.
In a city full of ghosts, Bourbon Orleans sets itself apart from the parade of spectral spirits that circle the Crescent City. The 206-year-old hotel has a rich history and has been home to many ghostly residents over the years. One of the most famous and prolific legends is that of a little girl named Clara. According to legend, Clara died at the hotel during the yellow fever epidemic of 1853. Guests have reported seeing her ghostly figure wandering the halls and feeling her presence in their rooms.
The terrifying and ghostly presence of the Confederate soldier, who is said to have died at the hotel during the Civil War, has been reported at the site frequently. Guests have reported seeing his ghostly figure in the hotel's ballroom, where he is said to still enjoy dancing. Some guests have also claimed to have seen the ghost of a nun, who is said to have once taught at a school that was located on the hotel property.