Paranormal enthusiasts and ghost hunters are always looking for some scary adventures. If you want to experience frightening fun, unexplained phenomena, ghost sightings, or other spooky occurrences, you should head to the sites and hotels with a vast history of paranormal and otherworldly phenomena. Here we take a look at some of the creepiest hotels in the world. Book a stay there to witness it all first-hand – if you dare. Just remember that you can’t blame the hotel if something goes wrong.
Top 10 creepiest hotels in the world
10- Hotel Crypt, Lewiston, Maine
The Inn at the Agora in Lewiston, Maine is a charming and creepy boutique hotel. It has a basement crypt where the check-in time is 9 p.m. and checkout time is 2 a.m. The crypt is right under the St. Patrick’s Church, which was built in the 1880s. Monseigneur Thomas Wallace, the founder of the church, was buried there. His remains stayed there until the church was de-consecrated in 2009. It still has the original headstone for Wallace. Neither the hotel owner Andrew Knight nor the crypt keeper have spent a night in the coffin. But guests can climb inside a custom pine box coffin to enjoy your stay. You can watch a scary movie or take a sip of the “bloodeau” red wine to make your stay more thrilling. Undoubtedly, one of the creepiest hotels out there.
9- Hotel Burchianti, Florence, Italy
Hotel Burchianti in Florence looks beautiful from the outside. Its old-world charm is irresistibly attractive. But it is also one of the world’s most haunted places – with spirits that don’t want to check out of the hotel. Guests have experienced a number of paranormal activities over the years. If you want to communicate with the dead, this is the place to go. Guests have reported sightings of a ghostly maid, a woman knitting in the chair, and a child jumping around the corridors. Some have experienced a cold breath down their necks while others have seen the apparitions of a transparent man resembling Benito Mussolini, who was a guest at the hotel several decades ago.
8- Omni Parker House, Boston
The original hotel was built in 1855 by Harvey Parker, who ran it until his death in 1884. Several guests have reported seeing Parker in their guest rooms, asking them about their stay. After the death of a businessman in room 303, there have been numerous reports of mysterious sounds, laughter, and occurrences. Elevators are sent to the third floor for no apparent reason. Guests who have stayed in one particular room on the 10th floor have said the sound of a rocking chair keeps them awake all night. The entire hotel has no rocking chair, by the way. Stephen King’s short story 1408, which was also made into a movie, is based on the supernatural activity in this hotel’s room 303.
7- Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans
There is no shortage of haunted places in New Orleans, and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is one of the creepiest of them. The property opened in 1827 as a ballroom and theater. It was later acquired by the Sisters of the Holy Family, who converted it into a school, orphanage, and medical ward. In the late 1800s, a yellow fever epidemic caused the death of a lot of people. The property was converted into the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in the 1960s. Guests have reported seeing and hearing the ghosts of children and nuns. Frequent sightings of the ghosts of a Confederate soldier and a ballroom dancer have also been reported. The hotel also offers a Ghosts & Spirits Walking Tour.
6- The Clown Motel, Tonopah, Nevada
This is one of the creepiest hotels in the world. Overlooking the Tonopah Cemetery, this hotel has glassy-eyed clown dolls all over the place. You want to know what it feels like to have thousands of clowns staring down at you, even in pictures in the rooms? Plan a stay here. It’s relatively cheap. The Clown Motel was recently sold to a new owner, who have kept all the clowns where they were.
5- Karosta Prison Hotel, Liepaja, Latvia
This property served as a military prison for the Soviets, Nazis, and Latvians for much of its history. Now it has become a major attraction for brave tourists. The place is spooky – with doors opening by themselves and light bulbs that unscrew for no reason. Guests are required to sign a waiver agreeing to harsh prison punishments.
4- The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado
The Stanley Hotel is one of the most haunted hotels in North America. It inspired Stephen King’s chilling novel The Shining, which was later turned into a movie. Countless guests have reported hearing and seeing creepy kids running around on the fourth floor. The hotel’s founder F.O. Stanley and his wife Flora are often seen playing piano in the music room or walking through the lobby. The ghosts of former employees are also seen haunting their former posts. The hotel continuously plays The Shining movie and offers nightly ghost tours. There is also an on-site psychic. Some guests have also managed to capture photos of apparitions.
3- Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio
Built in 1924, this neo-Gothic building used to be a medical facility with doctors’ offices, a morgue, and operation rooms. The 14th floor used to be the site of the crematorium. Guests have reported paranormal activities on the 7th, 9th, 11th, 12th and 14th floors as well as in the elevator. There have been numerous reports of apparitions, unexplained noises, mysterious phone calls in the middle of the night, and seeing a woman in a white dress. Many guests have said they felt as if they were being watched and touched. The hotel is located next to The Alamo, a historic and haunted gravesite.
2- Langham Hotel, London
When it opened in 1865, the Langham Hotel in London was touted as England’s first “grand hotel.” It has since hosted legendary guests such as Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde. But it’s also home to a number of ghosts that never seem to check-out. A German prince jumped out of window to his death before WWI. A doctor who murdered his wife and then committed suicide on their honeymoon. Napoleon III, a former butler, a man with a deeply wounded face, footmen, and many other spirits still haunt the guests. Napoleon III was a frequent guest at the Langham. Room 333 is the most haunted room here and it’s available for booking.
1- The Marshall House, Savannah, Georgia
Built in 1851, this property in one of the most haunted cities in the United States used to accommodate the Union soldiers during the Civil War. It also served as a hospital three times during its existence – once for soldiers and twice for the victims of the yellow fever epidemic. During renovations, workers discovered human skeletons from the time when it used to be a hospital. Guests have reported witnessing ghosts throughout the property and other creepy occurrences such as faucets turning on without any human touch, the sound of children running down the halls, and the rattling of doorknobs in the middle of the night.
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