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Williams, Arizona – population: 3,158. This tiny town is known as the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon” and is located along Route 66. Stroll through town and you discover over six blocks of historic buildings and shops filled to the brim with memorabilia. Given the area’s extensive past, it only makes sense that paranormal activity abounds here as well. Grand Canyon Hotel is widely known as the oldest hotel in Arizona, and spirits have been making it their home for over a century.

The Grand Canyon Hotel at 145 W Route 66, Williams, AZ, 86046. For more information and to make online reservations, visit the hotel’s official website.

Have you ever stayed at the Grand Canyon Hotel, the oldest hotel in Arizona? What do you think is the most haunted hotel in Arizona? Share them with your fellow Grand Canyon State ghost hunters in the comments below! And, if you’re fascinated by haunted places in the U.S., be sure to check out the book Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places.

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What are some other haunted hotels in Arizona?

Some other haunted hotels in Arizona include:

  • Bisbee Grand Hotel
  • The Hotel Connor
  • Copper Queen Hotel
  • El Tovar Hotel


Grand Canyon Hotel might carry the distinction of being the oldest hotel in Arizona, but it is by no means the only haunted hotel in the Grand Canyon State! Other haunted hotels in Arizona include Bisbee Grand Hotel, The Hotel Connor, Copper Queen Hotel, El Tovar Hotel (another Grand Canyon landmark), Gadsden Hotel, and the aptly-named Ghost City Inn. In fact, Ghost City Inn is located in Jerome – the most infamous ghost town in our entire state – and this bed and breakfast dates back to 1890. Haunted legends abound about this Jerome landmark hotel, a place constructed in 1890 to house miners while they were working jobs away from home. "Ghost City" is more than just a name - it speaks to the spectral activity harbored within these walls. Patrons have reported disembodied voices, doors slamming shut on their own, ghostly apparitions, and many more anomalies. While nearly all the suites have their own spooky tales, the Cleopatra Room is definitely the most active... in here, you may encounter a playful female spirit who rarely allows her presence to go unnoticed! Knowing all of this, the question is: would you dare spend a night in this haunted Arizona hotel?

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