Who says Halloween is just for kids? Grown ups can have spooky fun too! These are 5 haunted places in America where you can stay and rent out for events and meetings! What would be more fun then a friendly ghost attending your next corporate event?
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO
Made famous as the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining after he stayed in room 217, the Stanley Hotel continues to attract guests for it’s spectacular location, as well as it’s spooky history. There have been reports of things being unpacked and put away by spirits, lights turning on and off, the sounds of children laughing and playing in the halls when no children were in the hotel, and music coming from the ballrooms. Many have spotted apparitions of the original hotel owners walking about still enjoying their beautiful hotel. In addition to staying in the hotel, today they offer ghost tours and offer several venues for weddings, meetings, and events.
RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
The RMS Queen Mary, which made it’s maiden voyage in 1936 and was later used during WWII, is home to 100 resident ghosts. If was named one of the top 10 most haunted places in America by Time Magazine in 2008, and continues to attract visitors each year hoping to encounter the paranormal. Today, the Queen Mary is holds a hotel, museum, restaurants, and bars and it is a historic site. Despite sailors and passengers who haunt its decks, the Queen Mary is a very popular destination for weddings and corporate events today.
Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
The Detroit Masonic Temple was built in 1920 as the world’s largest Masonic Temple and is now used as a concert and theater venue. The Masonic, made up of over 1000 rooms is rumored to contain hidden passageways, concealed staircases, secret compartments under the floors, and the ghost of George D. Mason, who went bankrupt funding the construction. This one-of-a-kind neo-gothic structure was saved from foreclosure by singer-songwriter Jack White in 2013 so that venue could keep hosting artists and events.
Cuban Club, Ybor City, FL
The Cuban Club was built in 1917 and served as a center for the Cuban immigrant community. Several ghosts are known to haunt the club, and a group of paranormal investigators during an episode of Ghost Hunters concluded that the Cuban Club is indeed haunted. Many believe to have made contact with the ghosts of an actor and a young boy, and it was even named on of the most haunted places by the Travel Channel. Today, the Cuban Club has several rooms that can be rented for weddings, parties, and corporate meetings.
Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Opened in 1927, the Roosevelt Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in Los Angeles, and a longtime hangout for Hollywood stars. The ghost of Marilyn Monroe, who lived there for two years during the start of career, has been spotted in mirror and dancing in the ballroom. The hotel is also thought to be haunted by the ghosts of Montgomery Clift and Errol Flynn , among others. Several visitors have spotted apparitions throughout the hotel, including a man playing a piano who vanished into thin air when guests approached him. The Roosevelt continues to be one of the most popular places to stay in Hollywood due to it’s history, as well as a coveted wedding, event, and meeting venue.