Originally known as the Free State Hotel, when it was first built in 1855, the Eldridge has suffered not just one disastrous fire, but two! After many years in operation, the hotel closed and converted to apartments in 1970, and in 1980 it was restored to its original splendor as a hotel.
As well as playing host to many famous and illustrious guests over the years, the hotel claims to play host to many ghosts too. It’s believed by many that the fifth floor of the hotel is actually a portal, with most of the activity happening on this floor, especially centered around room 506. Guests and staff often report sudden unexplainable cold spots and the feeling of somebody being in the room with them throughout the fifth floor.