1886 CRESCENT HOTEL AND SPA
EUREKA SPRINGS, ARK.
This hotel-turned-hospital-turned-hotel harbors so many restless spirits — including an Irish stonemason and a cat — it offers nightly ghost tours. Ghost hunters say they captured a (rare) full-bodied apparition on camera here; guests post pictures of ghostly images in the “ghost book.”
LONG BEACH, CALIF.
This storied oceanliner (now a floating hotel) has been named one of the most haunted places in the country, and they play it up with frequent paranormal tours. Those who refuse to disembark include a sailor who was crushed to death in an engine room, a mysterious woman in white, and children who drowned in the ship’s swimming pool (still frolicking in a pool no longer filled).
Guests at this 1797 hotel report encounters with Rachel, a Civil War nurse who lived here during the Battle of Gettysburg. She’s reported to rifle through drawers and leaves a cold breeze in her wake.
HOTEL DEL CORONADO
This resort’s resident spirit is Kate Morgan, a lovesick ghost clad in black lace who checked into the hotel in 1892 and never left. She’s known to be a prankster.
ESTES PARK, COLO.
The inn that inspired Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” is haunted by a phantom piano player (cue the eerie music), said to be the ghost of Flora Stanley, the former innkeeper’s wife.