When most people check into a Hawaiian hotel, they expect comfort, some Hawaiian-themed décor, and maybe a nice view of the ocean. Guests do not often expect a nightmare-inducing, spine-chilling, paranormal experience while on vacation. So, if you aren’t up for being a little spooked, you should stay away from these nine haunted hotels in the Aloha State.
1) Hilton Hawaiian Village, Oahu
Guests and locals alike have told of a young, attractive woman in a red dress seen walking in the hallways or down the beach. There are two theories: one, that she is the spirit of someone murdered in a hotel room, or two, that she is the Pele, the volcano goddess.
2) King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Big Island
King Kamehameha is rumored to have been buried on or near the hotel grounds. Anyone who seeks the supernatural will want to visit the hotel’s top floor, where guests have heard sounds of battle, and apparitions of warriors. A portrait of Queen Liliuokalani, located on the ground floor, has been said to inhale and exhale before your very own eyes.
3) The Waikiki Prince Hotel, Oahu
Guests have reportedly seen strange lights moving around the hotel building and heard whispering voices. There have also been reports of luggage being moved around.
4) Volcano House Hotel, Big Island
A former historic and private residence, the former owner and his family claimed to see an apparition of an elderly woman. She has also been seen in guest rooms, and wandering the halls. Sightings of a ghostly white dog have also been reported on the entrance road to the hotel.
5) Waikiki Parc Hotel, Oahu
A worker who passed away has allegedly still been punching in for work. The machine records someone punching in with his card – even though his magnetic punch card was cancelled. It has happened on more than one occasion – and the records only show him punching in, never punching out.
6) The Lodge at Koele, Lanai
The Four Seasons hotel property is rumored to be the home of several ghosts, including a little girl who likes to visit guest’s rooms. However, no one seems to know why these ghosts would be lurking around the hotel…
7) Kona Lagoon Resort, Big Island
Though the hotel was torn down in 2004, it is said to have been haunted by supernatural twin sisters who used to live in the area before the hotel was built. Footsteps, chanting, cries and screams have all been reported on the hotel’s upper floors. Most employees who worked there left, and the building sat vacant after Japanese developers abandoned the hotel in 1988.
8) Ihilani Resort, Oahu
It’s the hotel’s seventeenth floor that is allegedly haunted by a guest who got sick on her vacation and suddenly died at the hotel. Guests have stated that their sliding glass doors have opened and closed on their own, and that an apparition of a woman may appear to watch over guests as they sleep.
9) Kona Sheraton, Big Island
Formerly the Keauhou Bay Resort, and before that the Kona Surf, the hotel has been haunted for years. Guests have called to complain of two little girls playing in the hallways, but there is nothing the security guards can do, as they know the girls are mere ghosts. Staff also tell of a ghost that stands at the cliff in front of the hotel on occasion, disappearing when you look away and then look back again. To the locals, it is obvious why there is so much paranormal activity – the hotel was built on an ancient battleground.
Have you ever stayed at any of these allegedly haunted hotels and experienced anything paranormal? Would you ever willingly stay in a hotel known for supernatural activity?