For most of us, staying in a hotel is a great way to get away from it all and catch up on some much needed sleep. But if you choose to spend the night in any one of these 20 haunted hotels from around the world, sleep just might be the last thing on your mind. In these accommodations, the spirits aren’t only limited to the bar...
1. Fairmont Banff Springs – Alberta, Canada
The impressive Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada was unveiled in 1888 as a railway hotel. Over the years, though, it has apparently acquired the spirit of a newlywed who died here in a fall on her wedding day. Some people say she still likes to dance in the ballroom. Well, those people are free to dance with her — we'll skip this dance, thanks.
2. The Hollywood Roosevelt – Los Angeles, California
Tinseltown titans Marylin Monroe, Clark Gable, and Charlie Chaplin all stayed at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Roosevelt, and it seems that Monroe is still a guest to this day. Indeed, guests have claimed to have spotted the icon’s ghostly reflection in one of the hotel’s mirrors!
3. The Langham Hotel – London, England
In 2014 members of the English cricket team were ridiculed in the press for saying that ghosts had kept them awake during their stay at London’s Langham Hotel. However, the hotel is said to have at least seven spirits, with room 333 being a particular hot spot for hauntings. Maybe those cricket players were telling the truth...
4. Hotel Chelsea – New York, New York
In 1953 the poet Dylan Thomas passed away in New York’s Hotel Chelsea, and in 1978 Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious was accused of murdering Nancy Spungen in the hotel’s room 100. And apparently, both Thomas and Vicious are still checked in to the hotel... as permanent guests. Neither man, it seems, went "gentle into that good night" after all.