Alabama is one state that certainly has no shortage of haunted accommodation to offer weary travelers. With strange occurrences, including eerie children’s laughter, slamming doors, flickering lights, and looming shadow figures, it is a wonder that guests at these hotels get any sleep at all!
Grab your favorite beverage, and let’s explore the 13 most haunted hotels in Alabama.
1. Hampton Inn and Suites (formerly the Greystone Hotel) - Montgomery, ALBOOK NOW
One great example of Alabama’s offering of haunted hotels is the Hampton Inn and Suites in downtown Montgomery (formerly The Greystone Hotel).
A female entity lurks on the fourth floor of the property, and members of staff are also plagued by phantom phone calls to the front desk. It is believed that the ghost is a jilted bride who committed suicide in the hotel.
Staff members have also reported strange activity in the basement, including disembodied crying and their clean linens suddenly becoming soiled.
2. The 1880 Josephine Hotel Building, Union Springs
There have been many reports from guests and staff alike over the years of ghostly voices during the night. Strange lights are also a common occurrence in the building. Perhaps that is why it is no longer operating as a hotel but has been transformed into a cafe, museum, and art studio.
Visitors have still been experiencing strange phenomena since the location has changed its function! If you plan a visit, call ahead, they may be able to offer a tour.
3. Kendall Manor Inn, Eufaula
Kendall Manor is haunted by the spirit of a woman named Annie, who served as a nursemaid for one of the property’s former owners. However, she is not alone in the building, as guests have also reported seeing a little girl on the porch and a man in a tall hat standing in the doorway of the parlor before vanishing into thin air!
The inn isn’t currently accepting guests, as it’s now a private home.
4. Malaga Inn, MobileBOOK NOW
The Malaga Inn in Mobile has become well known for its swaying chandeliers and moving furniture! It is haunted by a female spirit who tends to pace the veranda outside room 007. There have also been reports of lamps unplugging themselves when nobody is looking! It’s no wonder this is considered to be one of the most haunted inns in Alabama,
5. The Rawls Hotel, Enterprise
Guests and staff alike have experienced the ghostly goings-on at The Rawls Hotel. There are frequent reports of children running in the halls, but they are nowhere to be found whenever anyone goes to investigate.
Children’s laughter and disembodied footsteps are often heard all over the hotel by guests. It also seems that the resident spirits have particular tastes for decor. When they tried to hang new drapes, employees said something kept removing them as soon as they left the room! In the end, it was easier to rehang the old ones!
The building now serves as a restaurant and bar known simply as The Rawls.
6. Redmont Hotel, BirminghamBOOK NOW
Guests spending the night at Birmingham’s Redmont Hotel may come face-to-face with former owner Clifford Stiles. However, he is not the only one haunting this Alabama hotel.
Guests may also spot the spirit of singer Hank Williams, the white lady who wanders the ninth floor, or even the ghostly dog roaming the halls in search of his owner!
7. Hotel Indigo, BirminghamBOOK NOW
If there is one hotel in Alabama bound to be haunted, then it is surely The Hotel Indigo in Birmingham. You see, this hotel was formerly a medical building, and guests swear that there are still nurses who wander the halls at night checking on their patients.
8. The Kate Shepard House Bed & Breakfast, Mobile
An elderly lady haunts Kate Shepard House Bed & Breakfast. She roams the hallways and will often materialize in guests’ rooms late at night. Most people report a slightly uneasy feeling on the property, but nothing evil.
9. Fort Conde Inn, MobileBOOK NOW
Built back in 1836, the Fort Conde Inn is Mobile’s second-oldest house. Guests who spend the night at this historic inn claim to hear disembodied voices and are often overcome with a feeling of dread. It is also fairly common for them to report a clawing sound on the floor!
10. The Battle House Renaissance Hotel, MobileBOOK NOW
When renovation work was being carried out at The Battle House Hotel, the construction workers were constantly delayed when their tools would vanish, and their work would suddenly be undone when they returned to work.
The hauntings are still going on, with guests reporting shaking beds, faucets turning on by themselves, and strange flashes of light. Staff also claim that an apparition frequently gatecrashes weddings in the ballroom!
11. Hotel Finial, AnnistonCheck Availability
The Hotel Finial is a stunning Queen Anne Victorian mansion dating back to 1888. Don’t let the beautiful exterior fool you into a sense of calm, though; the hotel is one of the most haunted places in Alabama.
The hotel is haunted by its past owners, who like to check on guests and staff in its restaurant.
If you’re sitting in your room, you may hear their footsteps walking around your room or outside your door! The apparition of a woman dressed in white has also been reported standing on the staircase!
Read more about the Hotel Finial’s haunted reputation
12. St James Hotel, SelmaBook a Room
The St James Hotel in Selma is home to the ghost of the outlaw Jesse James and his girlfriend Lucinda. Jesse has been spotted by several guests coming in and out of hotel rooms in his full cowboy regalia.
Meanwhile, Lucinda’s presence is marked by the sudden, intense aroma of lavender. Guests also complain of being woken by a dog barking in the hall, although no trace of a dog has ever been uncovered.
13. Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Downtown-Tutwiler, BirminghamBOOK NOW
The most infamous haunted location in Alabama is The Tutwiler Hotel in downtown Birmingham.
This historic hotel is the home of a disruptive entity known only as ‘the knocker.’ It gets its name from the fact that when it appears on the sixth floor, knocking loudly on hotel room doors in the dead of night!
The restaurant area is also reported to be haunted by a mischievous ghost messing with the appliances and flicking lights on and off. On one occasion, it was even said to have set the table complete with an open bottle of wine! Some have suggested that this is the spirit of the hotel’s namesake Colonel Tutwiler.