Haunted Hotels Around the World You Can Spend the Night—if You Have the Courage
Visit these luxury hotels for an other-worldly experience.
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If you’re favorite childhood vacations included campfires, roasted marshmallows, and scaring yourself with ghost stories, we’ve got good news. The grown-up version of this getaway exists, and it involves trading in gooey s’mores and damp tents for room service and down comforters at a haunted hotel.
Not convinced? You’re not exactly in the minority, but your views might not be as popular as you think. In a poll from 2012, nearly half the respondents said they believed in ghosts. In that same poll, 28% said they believed they’d personally seen a ghost before. If you’re in the 72% who hasn’t, we’ve got you covered.
Sure, it’s a bit counter-intuitive: usually the selling point of a hotel is the comfort of the bed, not that you won’t get a wink of sleep. But for paranormal enthusiasts, what better way to indulge a ghost-chasing fantasy than by checking into a hotel with a proven (well, almost) track record. You just might find a butler who’s been on the job for centuries, or bump into a mobster who’s been hanging around since the 1920s. And really, who can blame them—if you had to choose a way to spend the rest of your afterlife, wouldn’t you opt to lounge around a luxury hotel for eternity, too?
So whether you’re looking for signs of life after death or just interested in learning a few chilling true-crime stories where they happened, here are 10 of the best haunted hotels. And if you check into your room only to find out someone else is already in there, well, don’t say we didn’t warn you.