Being one of the first colonies in America, Maryland is home to some of the most haunted historic locations in country. If you’re feeling particularly brave however, Maryland is also home to some pretty terrifyingly haunted hotels. So put on your game face and let’s find you a Maryland hotel with ghosts aplenty!
Here are the 9 most haunted hotels that Maryland has to offer!
1. Wayside Inn, Ellicott CitySpend the Night
4344 Columbia Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Located in Ellicott City, the Wayside Inn dates back to the late 1700s. The beauty and serenity of the Wayside Inn is one draw to the location for sure, but there’s of course, another. Guests from all over the country venture to the inn for its paranormal reputation.
There are guests of the inn that claim it’s haunted by the ghost of a woman that makes her presence known on occasion. There are other claims that they heard the sound of approaching footsteps after a door was opened. Despite both of these sounds, nobody was there.
2. Aida’s Victoriana Inn, St. Michaels
205 Cherry St, St Michaels, MD 21663
In St. Michaels, sits Aida’s Victoriana Inn. Dating back to the 19th-century people have enjoyed a quiet stay at the bed and breakfast for decades.
There is a story that along with being a relaxing place to stay a former guest, who perished in the upstairs room in which he was staying, never left. The man wanders around the inn and leaves money for the current owner.
It’s understood he leaves the money around for the new owner because he never paid his bill in full because of his untimely death.
3. Governor Calvert House, AnnapolisSpend the Night
58 State Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401
Another haunted inn in Maryland is located in Annapolis. The Governor Calvert House has been around since 1695. In its history, it was a private home to a wealthy and prominent family before becoming the home to Governor Benedict Leonard Calvert.
As the building changed hands it eventually become the elegant hotel it is today. Along with excellent accommodations, guests might find themselves experiencing a ghostly sighting or two.
There are a number of ghosts that reportedly haunt the location. One of the ghosts is a woman who committed suicide sometime during the 1940s.
An entity known as Dominic is never seen, but his male presence is often felt by guests and staff members alike.
An additional ghost that people have encountered is believed to be from the 1700s because of the style of clothing he is wearing.
Read more about the ghosts of the Governor Calvert House.
4. The Kitty Knight House, Georgetown
14028 Augustine Herman Hwy, Georgetown, MD 21930
The Kitty Knight House dates back to the late 1700s, early 1800s. The home, once threatened by soldiers during the War of 1812, was saved when the former owner, Kitty Knight begged the soldiers to leave it intact.
It was and has enjoyed a long life as a home and now a bed and breakfast. As well as being a beautiful place to stay, it is also home to the woman that saved the structure.
According to numerous claims by guests and staff members over the years, Kitty Knight never left her beloved home. She appears to wander around the bed and breakfast in clothing from the 19th century.
It is said that her ghost is that of an older woman.
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5. Admiral Fell Inn, BaltimoreBook a Room
888 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231
The Admiral Fell Inn in Baltimore has areas dating back to the 1770s, and it’s got a long history of ghost sightings and extraordinary paranormal activity. The inn has gained quite the reputation over the years, recently being voted in the top 25 haunted hotels in America, by Forbes.
A former boarding house for sailors, it’s not uncommon to hear of apparitions of sailors wandering around the hotel. Once, when the inn was evacuated for a hurricane, a manager claimed to have heard a loud party taking place at the inn despite it being empty.
There are other stories of butlers knocking on hotel doors only to vanish into thin air. Full-bodied apparitions have been seen throughout the building, and sounds have been heard coming from empty rooms.
A dog, whose owners were staying at the inn, was barking at the window. When one of its owners woke up, he discovered the ghost of a sailor hovering or sitting right outside the window.
6. The Maryland Inn, AnnapolisCheck Availability
16 Church Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401
The Maryland Inn in Maryland’s capital city, Annapolis, has been around since 1772. There have been countless reports of apparitions and unusual paranormal activity.
Members of staff at the inn, as well as guests, have reported smelling perfume that is not from anyone living. They have also reported hearing footsteps as well as encountering cold spots even during the hottest days.
The number of apparitions people have seen around the place varies. People have encountered what appeared to be the ghost of a former sea captain who died in front of the inn when struck by a carriage.
A woman who died when she fell down a flight of stairs at the inn appears to guests and staff wearing a black dress.
People have also heard a soldier from the Civil War singing around the inn.
Learn more about the ghosts of Maryland Inn.
7. Seasons At Magnolia, New WindsorSpend the Night
111 S Springdale Ave, New Windsor, MD 21776
In the town of New Windsor in Maryland is a quaint B&B, the Yellow Turtle Inn. It’s not known as the Seasons at Magnolia Manor. The original structure dates back to the mid-1800s and was part of the Civil War trail at one point.
The age and history could explain the paranormal activity at the location. Another reason for ghostly sightings at the location could be the presence of unmarked graves located somewhere on the grounds.
Paranormal activity that guests have experienced in the past includes flickering lights and unexplained sounds. The ghostly figure of a woman has also been spotted wandering the halls of the upper floors.
8. Atlantic Hotel, Berlin
2 S Main St, Berlin, MD 21811
The Atlantic Hotel was built in 1895 in Berlin. In its 120 year history, it has had countless guests. Some of whom remain at the hotel, even after their deaths.
Guests and staff members of the Atlantic Hotel have experienced a variety of hauntings. Common paranormal occurrences include lights switching on and off without the assistance of a living person or modern technology. Seeing things move around unassisted is also a common occurrence around the hotel.
One of the most famous ghosts haunting the hotel is that of a little girl on her tricycle. She’s frequently seen or heard around the hotel’s hallways playing. The general manager of the hotel once encountered the ghost of a woman claiming she had no towels in her room.
She went and retrieved some towels and took them to room 16. To her surprise, the door was ajar and nobody was there. She later discovered that nobody was registered as staying in that particular room at the time.
9. The Lord Baltimore Hotel, BaltimoreBook Now
20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201
The Lord Baltimore Hotel in downtown Baltimore dates back to 1928. Considered one of the most haunted places in Baltimore, there are countless stories of varying types of paranormal activity in the hotel.
The most famous ghost seen and experienced in the hotel is that of a little girl. People have seen her playing around the 19th floor. People have heard what sounded like marbles on hardwood floors on the 19th floor when they were guests on the 18th floor.
Other guests have heard what sounded like a child bouncing a ball as well as running back and forth down the hallway. Guests of one room stated that they were woken to the sound of someone spinning a quarter on the table in their hotel room, as they were in bed after telling the front desk attendant they were informed it was probably the little girl’s spirit.
Other guests have seen the spirits of a well-dressed couple wandering around the hotel.
Read more on the hauntings of the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Maryland