The hotels always give the impression of leading a life a little more luxurious than it actually is, the freedom to know your bed will be perfect when you arrive in the evening, the amazing food from the breakfast buffet, the awesome bathrobes soft and warm bedrooms are the perfect touch to escape the routine and worries, unless you have to spend the night in one of the hotels most haunted places in the world, where anything can be a nightmare. According to legend, there are a few haunted hotels around the world, their rooms have been the scene of violent deaths, suicides and murders, and some ghosts always stay there to terrorize customers. The Stanley Hotel, for example, is so haunted that it has even rocked Stephen King and inspired him to create the infamous and starving Overlook Hotel in The Shining. There are at The Angels that would shelter the spirits of celebrities dead before their time and one in Canada that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, although guests swear they saw the ghost of a governor who died there in the late 1600s. Some hotels are very old , others are abandoned, and a few more have simply become the scene of a series of very unfortunate events, but they all have something in common, among their permanent residents are the grieving souls of all kinds of colorful characters , terrifying and interesting, and only the brave dare to spend the night there. What are the most haunted hotels in the world?
The Stanley Hotel, Colorado
Any fan of the novels of Stephen King should know the Stanley Hotel, which is located in the shadow of the famous Rocky Mountain. The Stanley is a famous hill station which, according to history, inspired the master of terror to create the terrifying hotel that drove Jack Torrance mad in The Shining. Legend has it that an explosion in room 217 in 1911 injured a woman who worked at the hotel, leaving a paranormal imprint. The woman has recovered, but it is said that upon her death her soul returned to where she worked in her youth, along with the spirits of the hotel owners, Flora and FO Stanley. Some guests say it’s possible to hear Flora playing on the hotel’s old piano, that FO shows up when someone is playing pool and they even mysteriously find their bags unpacked. It is said to be one of the most haunted places in the world.
Hotel Chelsea, New York
Many celebrities have died in the rooms of this famous hotel in Nancy, the girlfriend of Sid Vicious who was stabbed in room number 100, to poet Dylan Thomas. The Chelsea have been visited by celebrities like Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix and Patti Smith, and are said to trap the souls of all who come to die there. For the moment, no new visitors are received (renovations are underway), but it is said that the ghosts are still there, awaiting the return of the guests.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles
Marilyn Monroe spent many nights at Hollywood’s famous Roosevelt Hotel, where dozens of legendary celebrities also spent the night. Today, clients arrive at the hotel in search of Marilyn’s reflection which would appear in suite 1200, where the actress used to stay. Besides Monroe, other celebrities have died at the hotel and Carole Lombard, Errol Flynn and Montgomery Clift are said to be among its permanent residents.
Langham Hotel, Londres
Built in 1865, The Langham is considered one of England’s most haunted hotels, and everything is concentrated in room 333. Guests who have stayed at this hotel have reported seeing all manner of ghosts, from a Victorian doctor who killed his wife on his honeymoon, to a German prince who jumped out of a fourth floor window, to Emperor Napoleon III, a butler and footman roaming around the hallways looking for someone to watch (or scare off).
Russell Hotel, Sydney, Australie
The Russell is said to be inhabited by the soul of a sailor who has never been able to return to sea, and who now sits near room 8. The hotel is located at The Rocks, which is one of the oldest districts of the city, and served as a hospital to treat bubonic plague patients in 1900. Today it is considered one of Australia’s best hotels, but is said to be still occupied by the spirits of his past.
The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada
This hotel is located in Old Quebec City and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Fairmont is named after the governor of New France in the 17th century, Louis de Buade de Frontenac, who died there in 1698. More than three hundred years later, visitors to the Château Frontenac still claim to have seen the The governor’s spirit roam the halls of the hotel.