Anyone who has ever been to New York will tell you that there are seemingly endless choices when it comes to finding a great place to stay. However, if you are set on staying at someplace haunted then that can certainly help to narrow the search.
Here is a closer look at ten of the most haunted hotels in New York state!
- Historic Bermuda Inn, Staten Island
- The Bowery Hotel, NYC
- The Algonquin Hotel, NYC
- The Shanley Hotel, Napanoch
- The Naples Hotel, Naples
- Erie Mansion B&B, Clyde
- Allegiance Bed & Breakfast, Mount Morris
- Belhurst Castle, Geneva
- Hotel Utica, Utica
- Batcheller Mansion Inn, Saratoga Springs
1. The Historic Old Bermuda Inn, Staten Island
Originally built in 1832 as the private residence of the Mesereau Family, The Historic Old Bermuda Inn is now a bed and breakfast and an events space. It is also alleged to be haunted. It is believed that the home is haunted by Martha Mesereau. Cameras often malfunction in the room that was hers and she often locks doors. Guests have also reported seeing the silhouette around the property.
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2. The Bowery Hotel, New York CityBook Now
The Bowery Hotel is a well-known spot in Downtown New York City that conjures up thoughts of bustling parties and upmarket decor. However, it’s also a hotspot for the paranormal! Many believe that the hauntings are a result of the hotel’s close proximity to Marble Cemetery. There are frequent reports of poltergeist activity and apparently, the elevators go haywire every night at about 1 am – going up and down by themselves!
There’s more… When checking in to your room, you may have a huge shock as reportedly a lady dressed in white has appeared on a number of occasions to guests.
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3. The Algonquin Hotel, New York CityCheck Availability
Opening its doors in 1902, the Algonquin Hotel is a New York City landmark. It’s a hotel that’s exuded sophistication and elegance for over a century, and over the years it’s built up quite the haunted reputation amongst New Yorkers.
Known for hosting the now infamous ‘Algonquin Round Table’ from 1919 to 1929. This was a group of writers, critics, actors, and wits, self-proclaimed, “The Vicious Circle”. It’s the members of this group who are still haunting the hotel to this day. On a number of occasions guests and members of staff alike have witnessed their apparitions, walking through the bar, lobby, and dining room.
Guests staying on the 9th floor have heard footsteps running up behind them, only for them to turn around and see an empty corridor. In the bar, people have also had drinks thrown over them by unseen hands!
4. Shanley Hotel, Napanoch
The Shanley Hotel claims to be so terrifying that guests are asked to sign a waiver before spending the night! Throughout the 1920s to the 1960s there has been a string of deaths at the hotel. There is a huge amount of tragedy here and many of the deaths that occurred on the property were young children.
The hotel offers public ghost hunts throughout the year and includes room, ghost hunt, and breakfast.
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5. The Naples Hotel, Naples
Originally the Lyon Tavern, having been built in 1818, the building was rebuilt and named the Naples Hotel in 1895. Over the years it has built up a reputation for being oen of the most haunted locations in New York. It was featured on TV’s Ghost Hunters in 2012, due to the growing activity that was “pushing the owner to the edge.”
There are many spirits haunting this historic hotel, but the man who committed suicide on the third floor is the one that tends to make himself known most of all. Known as Topper, his apparition has appeared throughout the hotel and likes to catch guests off guard, whispering in their ear. There’s also the spirits of two children and their mother, Alice. Alice likes to sit in the front dining room, whilst her children have been seen peering out of the upstairs windows.
6. Erie Mansion, Clyde
If there is one place in New York that really plays up to its haunted reputation then it is surely the Erie Mansion in Clyde! The house was built back in 1858 and currently has real coffins serving as tables around the hotel! As if that wasn’t creepy enough, the 43 room mansion also has several long-standing ghost stories.
Before becoming a hotel, Erie Mansion was the residence to several generations of the Ely family and even they grew up knowing the ghostly tales connected with their home! There have been several suicides on the property and many say that the former owners are still hanging around!
7. Allegiance Bed & Breakfast, Mount MorrisStay Here
The Allegiance Bed & Breakfast is a stunning and elegant mansion in Mount Morris, NY. one of the most haunted inns in New York and it has appeared on many different paranormal television shows.
The second-floor of the hotel is said to be haunted by two spirits known as Karen and Raymond. Those who have seen the ghostly pair often say they are tossing an object back and forth between them. Raymond is also said to be pretty chatty! Just don’t refer to him as Ray, he doesn’t appear to appreciate it!
8. Belhurst Castle, Geneva, NY
On the shores of Seneca Lake, lies a breathtaking hotel and winery called Belhurst Castle. This former private residence has a mysterious history. Built over four years from 1885 – 1889. During the construction, a man fell to his death from the tower, and another man went insane whilst building the roof.
Before the mansion was built, the ground on which it resides, actually had three buildings, known locally as the three haunted houses. They were left to decay, broken windows, overgrown gardens, and strange towers sparked stories of hauntings even back then.
The mansion is haunted by several spirits, with one of the most well-known being Isabella. She was a Spanish opera singer who fled Spain with her lover nicknamed the Spanish Don. She died whilst trying to escape from authorities in the secret underground tunnel they had built under the house.
9. Hotel Utica, UticaBook a Room
The Hotel Utica has played host to a number of celebrity ghosts over the years including Amelia Earhart and President Franklin D Roosevelt. However, these days it is more well known for its ghosts! One of the most common sightings that are reported by guests and hotel staff alike is referred to affectionately as ‘Tuxedo Man’.
10. Batcheller Mansion Inn, Saratoga SpringsBOOK NOW
The Batcheller Mansion Inn is mostly known for being one of the most stunning examples of architecture that can be seen in Saratoga. It also has a fascinating history. It was originally the home of the Batcheller Family who was a significant part of history in the Upstate area. It is believed to be George Batcheller that is haunting the hotel today.