Do you believe in ghosts? You just might after a quick stay in one of these hotels.
I do have to admit, I do believe in ghosts. I sincerely believe one of the houses I grew up in was haunted. However, if you are still having doubts about contact with the otherside, a weekend at one of these locations might change your mind
Hotel Monteleone – New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is, supposedly, one of the most haunted cities in America. So it is not surprising to find one of its oldest hotels on the list. One reason is the sad tale of toddler named Maurice Begere. he and his parents and nanny checked in into Hotel Monteleone in the 1800s. Sadly the little boy contracted a fever one night and,despite medical care, he passed away in his hotel room. His grief stricken parents returned every year to the room hoping their departed son would make contact with them, which he eventually did.
The Driskill, Austin, TX
An historic building in the heart of downtown Austin, The Driskill opened in 1886 by Civil War Colonel Jesse Driskill. Unfortunately Driskill was a compulsive gambler and apparently not a very good one. He lost the hotel in a high-stakes poker game the following year. In 1890, Driskill died a broken man, and is believed to haunt the hotel to this day. It is said that he makes his presence known by the scent of his cigar smoke and the occasional appearance in a guest’s room, and especially to the ladies.
Hollywood Roosevelt, Los Angeles, CA
Many hotels in Hollywood are supposed to be haunted- often tragic tales of those seekign stardom not finding it. But in the Hollywood Roosevelt’s case, it is haunted by two ghosts- both of whom saw great success during their lives.
Montgomery Clift is said to haunt room #928 on the 9th floor. Guests can here him playing a trumpet and pace the hallways while reciting his old lines. He had stayed in the hotel for three months while rehearsing for “From Here To Eternity”
If you look in the mirror next to the elevator on the lower level, you just might see the ghost of Marilyn Monroe looking back at you. The mirror was originally in her favored poolside Suite 1200.
The Ellis Hotel, Atlanta, GA
The Ellis, originally known as the Winecoff when it opened in 1913, is considered the most the most haunted hotel in Atlanta. On December 7, 1946 a horrific fire ripped through the hotel. The tragedy was compounded by the fact there was no fire code- so no fire doors, sprinklers or alarms. Of the 280 guests, 119 died in the fire.
Meeting Street Inn, Charleston, SC
There doesn’t seem to be a specific reason or ghost haunting the Meeting Street Inn, but there are definitely some strange things going on at this Inn built in the 1800s. Guests have reported seeing a variety of apparitions roaming the halls. For an extra good scare, stay in room 303. Guests and employees alike have been locked in the room for no apparent reason. Even when the door was unlocked with a master key, the door still wouldn’t budge – like it was being held by an unseen force
Still not scare yet? Check out even more haunted hotels from Mashable’s 11 Haunted Hotels That You Can Stay In For The Spookiest Halloween.