7 Spooktacular Hotels to Visit for a Haunting Halloween

October is the season of changing leaves, fall harvests, pumpkin spice, and of course, a celebration of all things spooky, culminating with Halloween. Although the spirits honored on All Hollow’s Eve are typically make-believe, tales of true hauntings abound.

Consider a stay at one of these notoriously haunted hotels, verified by Historic Hotels of America’s Preservations Trust’s annual survey, and sneak a peek behind the veil this Halloween!

Tales of hauntings abound at the Concord, but room 24 is the best place to glimpse the earth-bound spirits roaming the inn. Guests reported seeing grey apparitions in the room as early as the mid-20th century. However, the ghostly residents don’t always stick to a room.

Concord Colonial Inn Virginia

The most famous ghost resident is a jilted bride who haunts the 14th floor. According to legend, the groom succumbed to pre-wedding jitters, ditching his bride-to-be before the wedding. Distraught, she took her own life. Her spirit roams the halls, lingering on until her beloved returns.

The Omni Homestead Resort

Guests describe an array of paranormal happenings. Phones inexplicably ring in the middle of the night, doors close for no reason, mysterious shadows lurk in corners, and attendants discover freshly cleaned rooms in disarray.

The Emily Morgan Hotel

Visitors report feeling mysterious yanks on their clothing, electronics turning on and off without any reason, and items that disappear only to show up later in a different location. Some think the spiritual residents are ghosts of the six Sayre children who died in the home.

The Sayre Mansion

The most well-known ghostly tenant is Kate Morgan, a young woman who checked into the hotel alone in 1892. Five days later, employees found her body on the outside stairs after she succumbed to a fatal gunshot wound.

Hotel del Coronado

According to legend, Faith Summers checked in with her new husband during the hotel’s debut year. Her groom left to get cigarettes and vanished, never to return. Faith stayed in the room awaiting his return for three days, then, overcome with despair, took her own life.

The Hassayampa Inn

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