Located by the Mississippi River in the state of Louisiana, New Orleans is one of the major hubs of commercial and economic activities. The Audubon Zoo is ideal for visitors traveling with children. The vibrant Bourbon Street, with its many bars and restaurants, gives a glimpse of the nightlife of this region, and a visit to the French Quarter will make you admire the ancient architectural style of the buildings. A number of boat tours, like the Nola Gondola and city tours, make it easier for casual visitors to visit many tourist destinations. New Orleans has many attractions that entice travelers; however, the city also has a dark side. Many parts of the city are believed to be haunted. Here’s a list of some hotels that are said to be haunted.
Located close to the Bourbon Street bustling with activities, this is one of the best hotels in New Orleans. This hotel features a fitness center where you can work out during your trip. The lovely swimming pool and a rooftop terrace are the places to be if you want to relax with a drink. Enjoy delicious French cuisine at the in-house Crystal Room restaurant. If you don’t feel like eating at the Crystal Room, you can take a stroll and reach many restaurants located nearby. Although the hotel has many facilities, it is also said to be haunted. Professional paranormal investigators have reported up to 100 paranormal activities in the hotel. A guest at the hotel says that a grey-haired woman appeared in his room out of nowhere, and disappeared in thin air.
This magnificent hotel is located in a quiet location but still in the heart of the French Quarter. It is a short drive away from Louis Armstrong Airport. All rooms in this hotel have premium bedding for a comfortable night sleep. Free Wi-Fi access in the entire hotel means you are connected all the time. You can relax in one of the two pools after a busy day. The hotel also attracts many paranormal experts as some parts, especially Building 500 of the hotel, are said to be haunted. Guests and staff have reported to have seen blood stains on the beddings of some rooms, but they disappeared after some time.
This hotel is an ideal place to find antique stores, luxurious accommodation and fine dining. However, it is also supposed to be one of the most-haunted hotels in the city. A ghost of an 18th-century maid haunts the Omni Royal Orleans. This ghost of the maid is said to tuck guests into their beds. The spirit seems to have a sense of humor as she sometimes flushes the toilet in some rooms at different times of night. Some ghosts are also said to move around things in the rooms.
This marvelous hotel is located in the French Quarter and guests can easily access some prominent landmarks easily. This hotel has nice rooms, clean bathrooms and friendly hotel staff but it also has the reputation of being haunted. Guests have reported hearing the sound of children playing in the courtyard, in spite of it being empty. Some guests say that they have seen General Andrew Jackson, a war hero after whom the hotel has been named, wandering in the hotel and the yard.
This historic hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter, and it has a splendid private courtyard. Guests staying in this hotel have reported having witnessed people dressed in historic clothing. Rumor has it that about 20 years ago, a 23-year-old employee of the hotel was letting in a guest into Cottage No. 4. Just when they entered the cottage they saw a man dressed in military uniform but he vanished quickly. Employees of the hotel also say that the ghost also changes the cottage’s radio to a country music station.
Sonder - Maison de Ville
Address: 727 Toulouse Street
Price: from 113 USD
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Contactless check-in/check-out Internet services Non-smoking throughout
This fabulous traditional hotel gives its guests the opportunity to experience magical performances by the finest artists, as it is close to the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts. This hotel is also supposed to be haunted as some people have seen a soldier in uniform roaming in the hotel. Guests who have stayed at the hotel also suggest that TVs change channel on their own and things move mysteriously.
The property is ideal for those who wish to stay close to Bourbon Street. Apart from the convenient location, you can take a dip in the saltwater pool to rejuvenate yourself. Rooms are elegant and comfortable but you may have the feeling of being watched by someone. It is believed that a prankster spirit loves locking doors from inside. If you are staying at this hotel, be prepared to hear moaning sounds or someone knocking at your room’s door at night. Some guests also reported having seen a woman dancing in the courtyard.
Dauphine Orleans Hotel
Address: 415 Dauphine Street
Facilities for disabled guests Salt-water pool Library Non-smoking rooms WiFi available in all areas Air conditioning Heating ATM/cash machine on site
Located close to the lively Jackson Square, which is surrounded by jugglers, musicians, shops and restaurants, this boutique-style hotel offers great facilities for its guests. Spirits in this hotel have made their presence known to guests as well as staff. Some reports suggest that several female guests have experienced a peck on the cheek from the spirit of a young man. All the ghosts in the hotel are not friendly. A male guest claims to have been slapped by an unseen spirit. Some people claim to have seen a man smoking a cigar in the lobby. The smell of the smoking cigar still remains when the ghost disappears.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Address: 717 Orleans Street
Nestled in the French Quarter, this hotel offers many types of hotel rooms to suit individual needs. Open in 1969, the hotel is supposed to be fairly new but its French-style balconies and in-house cafe, known as Terrace Café, has attracted many guests. In this short time, the hotel has also earned the reputation of being haunted. The land on which the hotel is build was once the site of many executions. Many guests have seen Spanish soldiers roaming in the hotel in their uniform. Most sightings are in the swimming pool or the bar area.
Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
Address: 1234 Chartres Street
This historic hotel is located in the busy streets of New Orleans, and the amazing decor of the rooms and friendliness of the staff attract tourists throughout the year. Spend some quality time with your loved ones by the rooftop poolside. You can enjoy live music every evening at the in-house Carousel Bar while sipping on your favorite drink. This property is a short walk from the St Louis Cemetery No 1, which is reported to be haunted by the red and white turban-decked spirit of Voodoo Queen. The hotel itself is said to be haunted. Some people have reportedly seen a completely naked man in their room, who disappears unexpectedly. Some guests have experienced a child holding their hand, making eye contact before vanishing.
Address: 214 Royal Street
Price: from 149 USD
Visit the haunted hotels in New Orleans
The French Quarter region has a deep and complex history, and the city of New Orleans has been the center of disputes during territorial times. Many believe that some hotels, buildings, alleys and more are haunted by spirits of the past.
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