Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween and Hotels.com_Are You Ready to Stay in a Hotel that is Haunted?


It's that time of the year when people go out of their way to be scared, on purpose. Yep, it's Halloween. What better way to celebrate than to stay in a hotel that is haunted? Hotels.com is the most rewarding Online Travel Agency, and with this holiday, as with all holidays and opportunities for travel, they do not disappoint. To help you find unique ways to celebrate this spooky season, they have put together a collection of some of the world's most famous haunted hotels, and give you specs, pictures and a bit of haunted history on each of them. Take a look below to see which hotel you might want to frequent this Halloween Holiday...that is of course, if you dare!



      • 4.6 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
      • From $170 per night*
The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is a staple in the New Orleans area. Before becoming a hotel, the site was a ballroom and theater, and later converted into a convent in the 1800s. The hotel offers haunted tours to get to know all of the eerie ghosts roaming the halls.


§ 4.5 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
§ From $110 per night*
This haunted castle in Northern Ireland is no stranger to paranormal activity. Many guests have reported experiences including hearing noises and feeling chills in the night! The hotel owners have a theory that the ghost of Lady Isabella Shaw, wife of the castle’s architect, Lord James Shaw, continues to live in the castle for over 400 years. The hotel even has a private “Ghost Room” which is Lady Isabella Shaw’s bedroom.



    • 4.3 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
    • From $85 per night*
This boutique hotel located in the heart of Florence, Italy is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in Europe. Guests have heard voices and giggles of spirits in the halls. The hotel’s Fresco Room, where Benito Mussolini once stayed, is known to have a peculiar vibe with guests claiming to feel an icy breath on their face while in the room.



    • 4.4 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
    • From $118 per night*
This manor-turned-hotel dates back to the 14th century and has a number of tragedies that happened within their halls. The hotel was once a manor that was owned by a wealthy land Baron. Legend has it that the Baron’s daughter fell in love with a peasant boy and was later forbidden to see him by her father. The Baron proceeded toarrange to have her marry another suiter leading to an unforeseen death. On the daughter’s wedding day, the peasant boy went to a room on the top floor and hung himself. Guests still feel the presence of the boy in the afternoon around the time of his death. 



§ 4.1 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
§ From $110 per night*
The Russell Hotel has a rich history and was built on land that was once a “Moveable Hospital for His Majesty’s Distant Possessions” in 1790. The hotel is located in The Rocks, Sydney and offers a Ghost Host Tour of the area to learn about the seedy town's spine-chilling history. Visitors have witnessed spirits of sailors who never made it back to sea. 



§ 4.2 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
§ From $165 per night*
The Mermaid Inn in Rye, East Sussex is a longstanding hotel which was rebuilt in 1420 and has maintained the charming and historic feel of the inn. Due to its age, the hotel has creaking floorboards and is home to many haunting ghosts. Numerous guests have reported seeing a lady dressed in white sitting in their room with an empty expression on her face. The hotel even has a bar with a secret passageway entrance for tenants to discover.



    • 4.4 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
    • From $170 per night*
The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem throws a huge Halloween costume party every year and claims that it is the “place to be” in Salem on All Hallow’s Eve. The spooky hotel was home to television show “Bewitched”s cast and crew while filming episodes.




    • 3.8 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
    • From $200 per night*
The Crescent Hotel and Spa calls itself America’s Most Haunted Hotel. They have Ghost Tours and special Halloween Séances to spook their guests. They have many “resident” ghosts and offer tales of eye witness accounts from previous guests.



    • 3.6 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
    • From $93 per night*
The Queen Mary is a 1930s cruise liner that's docked in Long Beach, California. It is known as "the haunted ship" because of the many disasters it has been through including a split hull that left few survivors. It was voted one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America by Time Magazine. This haunted ship offers guests ghost-hunting tours and paranormal investigations. The Queen Mary has hosted many celebrities and dignitaries over the years including Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower.



    • 3.8 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
    • From $249 per night*
The Stanley Hotel was once host to horror story novelist, Stephen King. He stayed in Suite 217 and the hotel is said to have been his inspiration for the movie The Shining. The Stanley Hotel offers tours to experience moments from the film and even offers “Spirited” rooms with high paranormal activity, including Suite 217.

Do you see a hotel on this list that strikes your fancy? I for one think staying in a Salem hotel would be perfect his time of year! Of course, I'm not adverse to a trip to Florence, Italy, so I think I'm going to pick that one for my fave...though any of these would surely be an awesome stay. 

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48 comments:

  1. There's a couple I could get to. Sure, I'd stay in one!

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  2. Oh yeah! I know I'm strange but I'd love to try a haunted hotel.

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  3. I would love to visit the last one. I loved the movie The Shining. Hubby and I watched it recently. Still scary after all these years.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  4. Halloween is the perfect time to stay in a haunted hotel! I have stayed in a few in New Orleans although I've not been visited by any ghosts....

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  5. Sure wouldn't scare me. I'd fall asleep and that would be that, as long as the ghosts weren't too germy lol

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  6. I would be scared but my kids would love it. It’s an experience you gotta try one time.

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  7. Ooh visiting Salem would be intriguing. Thanks for sharing all of these. I've stayed in a haunted hotel in Chicago before.

    -Lauren Becker
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  8. What a list! There are some very interesting stays here. It makes me curious but I'm just not sure if I could handle staying a whole night in anywhere spooky!

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  9. I would totally be scared, but my husband would probably love something like this! ;)

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  10. it would be scary to stay in one of these haunted hotels . I haven't heard about these hotels before.

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  11. These are some great properties! I would love to stay at a few of them. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I believe I will pass but believe that my children (adults) would love it
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  13. That's a nice roundup for Halloween! This post gave me goosebumps! I might be interested with the tours but I don't think I'd sleep in one. LOL. I have too vivid of an imagination!

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  14. They all look good to stay in but knowing me, I would probably freak myself out even before my check in and there's no way I would fall asleep like at all.

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  15. I'm not into haunted anything, although I'd love to stay in some of those hotels. Most have decor like I've never seen in a regular hotel. I love the homey and older look in some.

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  16. I would love to stay in a haunted hotel. I'm not sure I'd get any sleep, but it'd be a neat experience.

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  17. Oooh, how spooky and fun! I would totally love to stay in a haunted hotel!

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  18. It’s scary! I don’ think I can stay or else I won’t get some sleep.

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  19. These are really amazing hotels but I'm not a big fan of scary stuff, so I'd skip them on Halloween. I'd love to visit Bourbon Orleans Hotel and The Queen Mary during the summer, tho. :D

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  20. How cool! I've always wanted to stay in a haunted hotel! :D

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  21. Loved everything about this post - staying in a scary, haunted hotel would be my dream! I'd definitely be up for the challenge lol x

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  22. The Queen Mary looks like the greatest thing to do for Halloween! I've always found ships to be the most scary thing.

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  23. I've stayed in haunted hotels before. One I knew about and one I found out the hard way about...yikes.

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  24. Love the Stanley Hotel with a whole lot of vegetations around it the feeling will be amazing.

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  25. ooooh! what an awesome way to spend the halloween and i would surely stay at the last one, room 217 no doubt

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  26. I think staying in a haunted hotel would be the coolest thing ever! The best would be to stay there with my kids. I think that would be hilarious.

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  27. This is perfect for this time of year! Excellent list of hotels... if I was a little braver I may even book one!!!

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  28. Oh these would be some really cool October hotel options. A haunted hotel stay could be such a memorable experience.

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  29. Does hotels.com provide a way for people to book adjoining rooms?

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  30. I think it would be interesting to stay at a haunted hotel. The Crescent Hotel and Spa would be one of the first ones I would try staying at. Thanks for sharing this awesome list of haunted hotels.

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  31. These are some really great places! It makes it hard to pick a place to visit.

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  32. I have seen the Crescent Hotel and Spa! It is a totally gorgeous place. And spooky for sure!

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  33. I love to travel and have booked many stays via Hotels.com, but I am not sure about spending the night at a haunted location. That is more my husband's style.

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  34. I have stayed in a couple of haunted hotels before. These all look like a lot of fun to check out.

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  35. I love that you rounded this up! I think I would stay in one for sure!

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  36. Whoops, sorry, Not my kind of fun. My boys would love to go though. They are more adventurous than me. I guess my fear of ghosts started when I actually saw one when I was 8 years old.

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  37. That sounds scary but exciting as well. I've never stayed on a haunted hotel on purpose before!

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  38. I love that there's a list of hotels that you're looking for in this site, it makes everything easier! It would be quite an experience to stay at a haunted hotel even for just one night.

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  39. I think it's going to be a little scary and a little fun as well. I've never even thought of staying in a hotel that's haunted!

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  40. Ooh I don't think I ever could stay at a hotel like this! They are very interesting, but it's definitely not my speed haha! These all do sound so awesome!

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  41. We live really close to the Queen Mary, and it is pretty spooky! I don't know if I'd be brave enough to stay there overnight!

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  42. That sounds like a great experience!And a perfect way to enjoy Halloween, too!

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  43. Nope nope I am just not one of those people that like staying in haunted anything. I accidentally stayed in a haunted hotel and it freaked me out.

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  44. The hotel is so beautiful. I don't know about those ghosts tho. That would freak me out.

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  45. That's omg! I wouldn't check in. Am scared of ghost. Though the hotels looks really good, I doubt myself if I will go in any.

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  46. Beautiful hotels. But I can't imagine staying in a haunted hotel though. For sure, I'll be wide awake the whole time, lol

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  47. These is such a beautiful hotels. Although scary I'd still want try it. This is so interesting.

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  48. I think i'd rather not. Haha. I am a scaredy cat. Haha!

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