3 Haunted Hotels to Stay at in the U.S.

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The Stanley Hotel. Screenshot from "The Shining"

When it comes to vacationing, most people choose to stay at luxury hotels, but if you’re looking for something outside of the box to get you in the Halloween spirit at any time of year, you have to stay at a haunted hotel. It’s not for the faint of heart and you’ll be sure to have plenty of uninvited guest, or shall we say spirits. Here are three haunted hotels you can stay at in the United States.

The Stanley Hotel, Colorado

Would you dare stay at this hotel from Stephen King’s The Shining. Regarded as the most “spirited” hotel in the U.S., The Stanley was built in 1909 and it was the inspiration for the book. F.O. Stanley, the original owner, and his wife, are said to haunt visitors by playing piano and laughing. There are also tours of the underground tunnel beneath the hotel.

Omni Mount Washington Resort, New Hampshire

Built in 1902, this hotel was made for Caroline Foster, the wife of railroad tycoon Joseph Stickney. Visitors have reported seeing Caroline and hearing taps on the door when no one was outside. They’ve also said their things disappear often.

Malaga Inn, Alabama

This hotel in the deep south is reminiscent of the Civil War Era. The two townhouses constructed by two brothers-in-law as gifts for the two sisters of the family are said to be haunted and that they never left. Guests report seeing a ghostly figure in red, chandeliers swinging, furniture moving on its own, and light turning on themselves.