Just in time for Halloween we thought we’d pass along the list featuring 10 of America’s Most Haunted Hotels, as presented by Like Me. The following hotels are not for the faint of heart, but will certainly appeal to those seeking a little ghost adventure. This Halloween season, skip your local haunted hayride, and travel to the nearest haunted hotel in your area.
It all started in the 1920s, when the Algonquin Hotel in New York City was the daily meeting spot for the “Vicious Circle,” a group of writers, editors, actors and playwrights also known as the Round Table. For eight years, the group ate lunch together every day to discuss the authors’ projects. Despite the 2004 renovations, ghosts of the “Vicious Circle” are rumored to remain in the Algonquin.
In the late 19th century, a woman named Kate Morgan checked into the beautiful Hotel del Coronado under an assumed name, and planned to meet her husband, a doctor, who intended to give her medicine for her stomach cancer. She was found dead on the steps leading to the ocean, shot to death. It was ruled a suicide, but was it? Whoever shot her, it’s Kate Morgan who’s decided never to leave the California hotel.
There’s a reason that Stephen King based his book The Shining on the Stanley Hotel—because it’s seriously haunted. No, there’s no “red-rum” room at the Colorado lodging, but there are ghostly children playing on the 4th floor, someone playing the piano in the ballroom when no one is there, and a spirit-thief who appears at the bedsides of guests, and sometimes steals their jewelry and other valuables.
To read about more of America’s Haunted Hotels, check out the full list at Like Me.