Top travel destinations for a fun-filled Halloween
Published on : Monday, October 17, 2016
Hotels.com shares real-life haunted experiences that set the stage for a spooky Halloween getaway. The travel website has curated a list of destinations in the U.S. and abroad comprised of haunted hotels and horror-inspired locations that offer the perfect chance to get a good scare during the Halloween holiday.
Scary Sleeps, Or Sleepless Nights
A good night’s sleep in these locations is hard to come by, with ghosts, paranormal activity and mysterious children haunting the rooms and hallways.
- Hotel Parq Central in Albuquerque, NM is a former rail-yard hospital turned psychiatric ward for children. Recently converted into a luxury hotel, the building is still home to young former patients who never checked out. Employees and guests have reported paranormal activity, strange whispers and the feeling of being watched. Rooms from $169 per night.
- The Marshall House in Savannah, GA was once used by the Union Army during the Civil War and twice for yellow fever epidemics. Guests have reported seeing ghosts throughout the hotel, hearing children running down the halls at night and faucets turning on by themselves. Rooms from $139 per night.
The Ghosts of Hollywood
Guests in these hotels always share a room—even if they’re staying alone. Ghosts inhabit these locations that were used for filming to entertain, visit, and scare guests of the hotel.
- The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO was the inspiration for Stephen King’s famous novel The Shining. In 1973, King and his wife checked into the hotel for a one night stay as the only guests on the property. Some of the hotel’s eternal guests include owners F.O and Flora Stanley with reports that you can hear Flora playing the piano from the hotel’s music room. Rooms from $237 per night.
- Hotel Del Coronado, which was established in 1888, served as the famous setting of the Marilyn Monroe film, Some Like It Hot. The other famous leading lady of the hotel is the resident ghost, Kate Morgan. Her third-floor guestroom is one of the most requested rooms for visitors hoping for a sighting or ghostly encounter. However, Kate’s been known to frequent the hotel gift shop. Rooms from $309 per night.
- Stay on Main in Los Angeles, CA, formerly known as Cecil Hotel, served as the inspiration for horror television series American Horror Story: Hotel after strange video footage led to the disappearance and death of a young girl in 2013. Cecil Hotel was also once home to infamous serial killers Richard Ramirez and Jack Unterweger. The hotel has also been the site of a number of strange deaths. Rooms from $55 per night.
Face Fears or Discover Theme
Visit attractions that put fears to the test, even those that never existed. Explore new heights and make friends with new creatures—just don’t get too close to either.
- Come face-to-face with some of the creepiest animals that inhabit the world—spiders. Visit the Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles to get a glimpse into the private lives of these creepy crawlers. Visitors can easily visit the museum while staying nearby at the Ace Hotel Downtown. Rooms from $259 per night.
- Test new limits and face new fears with the Burj Khalifa observation deck in Dubai, the world’s tallest building. Spanning 2,722 feet, guests can enjoy expansive views of the city—if they can handle the height. Travelers can conveniently stay at the Armani Hotel and gaze to the ground level. Rooms from $545 per night.
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