Savannah, GA has always had a reputation for being one of the most haunted cities in the entire country, if not the world! It seems like every street has one or more buildings with a spook in residence. Of course, that also applies to the accommodation available in the city!
Let’s explore some of the most haunted hotels in Savannah, GA.
1. The Marshall HouseBook a Stay
The Marshall House was originally built in 1851 and is said to be the oldest hotel in savannah. Marshall house was also used as a civil war hospital, where it is said that soldiers would have damaged limbs amputated. Most of these brutal amputations were done without any anesthetic and the screams from the soldiers could be heard throughout the building. There have also been bones of these amputated limbs found under the floorboards of the building.
Marshall House was again used as a hospital during an outbreak of yellow fever which took the lives of many patients. Marshall House is now a nice hotel, but not as peaceful as some guests would have wished. It is said that voices and screams can still be heard throughout the hotel and the lights will flicker and the faucets turn themselves on and off randomly.
2. Foley House InnBook a Room
The Foley House Inn was built in 1896 by Honoria Foley. Honoria was the widow of an Irish immigrant. The Foley House Inn was undergoing renovations in 1987 the owners found a skeleton, not in the closet, but behind a wall, they had just knocked down.
The Skeleton was thought to be that of a rich lodger that was murdered for his money. This discovery has led to the ghost of a man in a top hat being seen walking in the gardens at night. The ghost has been nicknamed Wally by staff at the hotel. There have also been reports of strange noises and rushes of air at the hotel.
3. East Bay InnStay Here
The East Bay Inn opened in 1984, but the building it is in was originally built in 1852 and has been home to many commercial businesses including cotton merchants, a steam bakery, and a foreign consul office. The East Bay Inn is home now to guests looking to explore the city and also a few of the paranormal variety as well.
A ghost called Charlie is said to haunt the hotel and his apparition dressed in a dark suit and top who stares off into the distance before vanishing before your eyes. Guests have also heard heavy footsteps in the hallway before someone jiggled the doorknob, but when checked no one is there. Flickering lights and disappearing objects have also been reported.
4. Hamilton-Turner InnSpend the Night
Samuel Pugh Hamilton built this mansion for his family in 1873 and was the first home in Savannah to have electricity. The Inn was opened in 1997 and staff have reported some strange things happening.
Sounds of billiard balls rolling around in upstairs rooms have been heard along with the sound of children’s laughter. Some members of staff have also reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a cigar-smoking man and other unexplained noises have been noticed in the hotel.
5. 17 Hundred 90 InnReserve Your Room
The 17 Hundred 90 Inn was originally 3 separate residences but is not one of the oldest inns in Savannah. The 17 Hundred 90 Inn has also been said to be the most haunted hotel in America.
The Inn is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman named Anna that committed suicide by jumping from a window in room 204 with such a tragic history it is no surprise that reports of ghostly goings-on are rife in this hotel.
Employees have heard pots and pans rattling in an empty kitchen and hearing mysterious crashing noises in empty guest suites.
Guests in room 204 have reported being woken suddenly by the sound of smashing glass and seeing the ghost of a shadowy figure at the foot of the bed.
This is definitely one of the most haunted hotels in Savannah, GA.
6. Eliza Thompson HouseBook a Stay
The Eliza Thompson House was built in 1847 and was home to cotton dealer Joseph Thomson his wife Eliza and their seven children. The home is now a historic inn and as with a lot of buildings in Savannah has been filled with stories of being haunted.
People have seen the ghost of a confederate soldier in an upstairs window and the ghost of a young woman dressed in white that has been seen wandering the hallways of the hotel.
The most active place in the hotel is said to be room 132 where guests have reported hearing a child’s laughter and also feeling something sitting at the bottom of their bed.
The rather scary sighting of a confederate soldier’s torso has also been seen. This is definitely a hotel for those of you not scared of some paranormal activity.
7. Olde Harbour InnCheck Availability
The Olde Harbour Inn dates back to 1812 although the original building was destroyed by fire 80 years later the owners rebuilt it over the old stone foundation. The building has served as an oil company and a blue jeans factory before being left empty for over 20 years until in 1987 it was turned into the Olde Harbour Inn.
The Inn is reportedly haunted by Hank the ghost. Hank has been known to drop coins from the ceiling and move objects around the room. Some guests have also noticed the smell of cigar smoke in some of the rooms.
8. The Kehoe HouseBook a Room
The Kehoe House hotel was built in 1892 by Irishman William Kehoe and served him and his family as a stately home. Kehoe house has also been a funeral home and was once home to Football star Joe Namath who wanted to turn it into a nightclub for the rich and famous.
Today it is a four-star bed and breakfast catering for guests that visit the great city of Savannah.
Kehoe House is said to be haunted and there are reports that it is the children of original owner William Kehoe that have decided to stay well past their bedtime.
Stories from the past have said that a pair of twins died in the house while playing in a fireplace and they can now be heard giggling and laughing throughout the hallways of the bed & breakfast.
Rooms 201 and 203 are said to be the most haunted with people seeing an apparition of a child appearing and then disappearing.
Some also say that they can feel an unknown entity sitting at the end of the bed add to that lights turning on in empty rooms and doorbells ringing with no one there when answered and you have all the ingredients of a very haunted location.