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Hotels in California That are Really Haunted

If you're feeling particularly brave, and you're not afraid of what goes bump in the night, then spending an evening at one of California's Haunted Hotels is the perfect way to test your bravery. As many legends begin, it was a dark and stormy night when many of the Haunted Hotels across California gained their supernatural status, and many of these haunted hotels claim that visitors can still see, hear, and even touch the phantoms that plague their properties. Haunted Hotels can be a ton of fun to stay at, but if you're weak of heart, don't plan on sleeping through the night!
 
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  •   The Old Gilroy Hotel Gilroy, CA
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    This hotel is no longer in operation but was said to be haunted by a young woman in her twenties and a ghostly little girl. The woman usually appeared at the top of the stairs, while the little girl would be spotted in the hallway. Many eerie noises and electrical disturbances have been reported here as well. Read More

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  •   The Scotia Inn Scotia, CA
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    This hotel is said to be haunted by a ghost that witnesses have named Frank. He occupies the top floor where reports of noises, voices and ghostly footsteps have occurred. A ghostly little boy has also appeared playing with a ball. Read More

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  •   The Fallon Hotel Columbia, CA
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    This hotel is said to be haunted but there are conflicting reports as to who or what is doing the hauntings. Some say a ghostly young woman lingers the place while others say that the ghost of a young mischievous boy plays with the guests' children and likes to pull pranks. Some say that if you bring small toys, the little boys ghost will move them as he plays. Read More

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  •   Stagecoach Inn Thousand Oaks, CA
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    This historic inn now operates as a museum and is rumored to be an extremely haunted California location. Pierre is the name of the ghost that is said to reside here, and witnesses say he likes to play pranks like rolling up the rugs, stacking the library books on the floor, and causing the upstairs to get very cold. Footsteps have been heard here, and a face has been spotted looking... Read More

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  •   The Grey Whale Inn Fort Bragg, CA
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    This inn is housed inside a building that was once a hospital and is believed to be haunted. A male and female ghost have both been spotted around the premises and looking out the windows. Read More

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  •   St. George Hotel Volcano, CA
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    This hotel is rumored to be haunted by a couple of ghosts. One is that of a young girl who is dressed in white, and another is that of a well-dressed man with a cane. Strange happenings here include lights that fade in and out, noises at night and beds that become rumpled in a minute. Read More

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  •   Hotel del Coronado Coronado, CA
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    Kate Morgan is the ghost that is said to haunt this hotel. She was a young woman who checked in to the hotel and committed suicide by shooting herself in the head. There was no suspicion that the incident could have been murder because she had been seen in town purchasing the gun herself. She is known to haunt the room she stayed in (formerly Room #302, now numbered 3312), her presence... Read More

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  •   Pleasanton Hotel Pleasanton, CA
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    Once a hotel, this restaurant is reportedly haunted by a prostitute who was murdered here in the late 1800's. Read More

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  •   Calvary Cemetery Hanford, CA
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    An elderly lady's apparition has been seen at this cemetery wearing a white dress. There's also said to be a specific mausoleum that opens itself up every Friday night. Read More

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  •   Ahwahnee Hotel Yosemite National Park, CA
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    The 6th floor of this hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Curry Tressider who passed away here in 1970. At the time, the 6th floor was converted into living quarters where she resided for years. Witnesses have spotted her ghost roaming throughout the floor. Read More

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  •   Yosemite View Lodge El Portal, CA
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    This hotel is said to be haunted by shadowy apparitions that appear in guest rooms, only to disappear when approached. Read More

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  •   The Padre Hotel Bakersfield, CA
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    This hotel is rumored to be haunted by people who died here a few decades ago in a fire. The 7th floor is said to have the most paranormal activity. Stories say workers were renovating in 2008 and they reported numerous poltergeist/haunted activity including being touched, pushed and other sorts of mischief. Read More

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    Room #5 at this hotel is rumored to be haunted by a ghost that likes to bang on the closet door from the inside. Witnesses have claimed that when they open the closet door, after hearing the banging, they are greeted by a foul odor they didn't notice earlier. Some have also spotted a ghostly man inthe lobby wearing fancy clothing. Read More

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  •   Mount Lassen Hotel Susanville, CA
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    This historic hotel dates back to 1926 and was once the scene of a tragic murder at the turn of the recent century, and a beloved manager passed away. His ghost is said to linger the building and has been spotted all throughout the hotel. Witnesses have reported hearing ghostly voices in some of the rooms and disembodied footsteps. This hotel is no longer in operation. Read More

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  • Irwin Street Inn Hanford, CA
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    This former inn now operates as a restaurant and is said to be haunted by at least three ghosts. Witnesses have spotted apparitions in the dining room and on the second floor and have reported moving bedsheets, slamming windows and lamps that turn on and off by themselves. Read More

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  •   Green Street Hotel Pasadena, CA
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    This location is no longer a hotel and operates as an apartment building that is rumored to be haunted by a resident ghost. Reports say that when the site was still a hotel, people would see her wandering the top floor wearing her white nightgown. It is unclear if she has appeared ever since the place was transformed into apartments. Read More

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  •   Amargosa Opera House and Hotel Death Valley Junction, CA
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    This opera house is apparently only open for brief periods of time and there are no official operating hours. It is said to only be open during performances done by the 70+ year old ballet dancer who owns the place. The location is rumored to be haunted but the identities of those who linger are said to be unknown. Read More

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  •   RMS Queen Mary Long Beach, CA
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    Once an ocean liner that sailed for the Cunard Line, this ship is now permanently docked and houses a hotel, several restaurants and a ship museum. She sailed from 1936-1967 before becoming an historic attraction. The ship has hosted haunted houses for Halloween, which is the perfect spot for this since many believe the ship is haunted by real ghosts. In Cabin B340, a resident ghost of... Read More

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  •   Hotel Jeffery Coulterville, CA
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    A ghostly old miner is said to haunt Room #22 at this hotel. Other spirits are rumored to linger here as well and the hotel apparently rents out "ghost detecting kits" that you can reserve with your stay. Read More

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  •   Julian Gold Rush Hotel Julian, CA
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    In the 1880's, this building served as a restaurant until it was refurbished and began operating as a hotel in 1897. The building is said to be haunted by its original owners. Albert has been spotted with a pipe in his mouth and has been seen in mirrors. In the rooms upstairs, lace dollies and furniture is frequently found rearranged. Read More

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  •   Hotel La Rose Santa Rosa, CA
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    This historic hotel dates back to 1907 and was once the sleeping quarters for railroad passengers who stayed the night in town. It is reportedly haunted and stories are associated with its colorful past. A pair of ghostly children are said to haunt the building in search of their parents, along with a ghostly woman wearing a nightgown who has been spotted drifting through closed doors. Read More

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  • Union Hotel Benicia, CA
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    This hotel is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman who reportedly hanged herself here in the 1800's. She is said to appear to modern-day visitors looking through the windows of allegedly-vacant rooms. Read More

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  •   National Exchange Hotel Nevada City, CA
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    The National Exchange Hotel is said to be the oldest operating hotel in California, and possibly all of the West. It was established in 1856, and has continued operation except for a brief period of time when it closed down due to fire damage. Witnesses here have reported seeing full body apparitions of men wearing old-fashioned style clothing sitting in the lobby and smoking cigars.... Read More

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  •   The Glen Tavern Inn Santa Paula, CA
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    This inn is home to a variety of ghostly activity. Witnesses here have reported full body apparitions, a ghost who enjoys playing the piano and assorted poltergeist activity. Some guests have claimed their belongings have been knocked off their dressers by unseen presences. Room #307 is said to be the room with the most activity. Read More

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  •   Hotel Niles Alturas, CA
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    This historic hotel dates back to 1908 when it was originally built for residents of the growing town. The hotel has narrowly escaped demolishment and is believed to be one of California's haunted locations. The hotel is said to have a resident ghost who is believed to be a former prostitute who was murdered at the hotel. She has been spotted wandering around the upper floors and has... Read More

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    This site once contained a castle-like home in the late 1800's but it burned down in 1901. The hotel opened up in 1915 and it is believed to be haunted. People say they can smell smoke in their smoke-free rooms and on the fourth floor, which is said to be the most haunted, witnesses have reported flickering lights and TV's that turn on by themselves. A ghostly little girl is said to be... Read More

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    This hotel is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide here. He killed himself in Room #130, which is where reports of hauntings occur. Read More

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  •   La Quinta Resort and Club La Quinta, CA
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    This 1920's resort is said to be haunted by a shaded apparition and ghostly voices and noises that have been reported in several of the bungalows. Read More

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  • Mission Inn Riverside, CA
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    This gorgeous inn is rumored to be haunted, and even has some haunted rooms you can stay in. Reports here include cold spots, apparitions that vanish when you get too close and even touching. In the Bridal Suite, some have reported being pushed while trying to walk down the spiral staircase that is located inside the suite. The hotel is also said to be situated on a network of catacombs... Read More

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