This blog post was updated on October 8, 2020.

If you’re looking for a place to stay on your next “spooktacular” adventure, why not turn your booking… into a BOO!-king? With a bit of luck, you’ll receive a complimentary creep-out and more when you check in at one of these historic haunted hotels. Take a peek at this list of 9 of America’s most haunted hotels and see which one is the best for your next ghost-hunting adventure!

Bullock Hotel

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It is said that the original owner of The Bullock — who was also the first sheriff of Deadwood, South Dakota — still haunts the halls of this 19th-century hotel (the oldest in the city).

Hotel del Coronado

This Victorian Era beachside resort hotel in San Diego is said to be haunted by the ghost of Kate Morgan, whose death in Room 3502 remains a mystery but is believed to have been an act of murder by her estranged husband.

Admiral Fell Inn

One of Baltimore’s top-rated hotels, the Admiral Fell Inn is also one of its most haunted. Located in the Fell’s Point area near the city’s historic harbor, the hotel actually offers its own ghost tours.

Marshall House

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Image via Flickr – CC BY 2.0 – Jon Worth

Some say Savannah is the most haunted city in America, and a lot of the haunting seems to happen at this 164-year-old hotel. Having served as a hospital three times during the Civil War, a “ghostly presence” has been felt by staff and guests in all areas of the Marshall House ever since. If you manage to find cheap domestic flights and are in the mood for some scares, make Savannah and Marshall House your next destination!

Hotel Provincial

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An eloquent grand hotel steeped in New Orleans history, the Provincial Hotel is famed for having multiple ghosts. The hotel’s grounds cover the site of a convent that burned down in the 1870s, which is but one of the explanations for the many eerie manifestations reported here throughout the years.

Menger Hotel

menger hotel in san antonio TX
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Situated next to the Alamo in San Antonio, the Menger Hotel is believed by many to be the most haunted hotel in Texas with more than 30 ghosts!

You may also like: All the Haunted Places you can Visit in Portland, Maine

Queen Mary Hotel

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This ocean liner commissioned in the 1930s saw 1,000 Atlantic crossings before becoming permanently docked. Today, it’s a popular Long Beach hotel and well known for the paranormal activity associated with it. All guests to the Queen Mary can take a complimentary ghost tour of the ship during their stay.

Hotel Galvez & Spa

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the beachfront Hotel Galvez & Spa in Galveston is haunted by the “ghost bride” who still waits for her fiancé although he died at sea before they could wed.

Stanley Hotel

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Stephen King based his hit horror novel The Shining on the stories about this haunted hotel in Estes Park, Colorado — and to this day folks still speak of a presence and inexplicable occurrences during their stay.

Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel? Leave your best ghost stories in the comments section below.

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