Portland September 04, 2016
6 Haunted Hotels In And Around Portland That Will Make Your Stay A Nightmare
If you are a lover of a good ghost story, these are just the hotels to fill your night with a certain element of terror. These historic hotels all have a rich history, which lends them to the possibility of having ghostly beings walking their halls long after their time is up. While each story is different, all end in a person or persons still walking the halls of the hotel, keeping the guests on edge (and a little excited about it all) during their stay. If you want to experience a haunting, these haunted hotels in and around Portland are your best bet.
1. Heathman Hotel
The Heathman has been around since 1927 and is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Several unexplained instances have happened in the building, centering around three rooms. A psychic studied the activity and claimed that the ghost of a woman or man who jumped to their death was haunting the rooms.
2. White Eagle Saloon & Hotel
Serving drinks and inexpensive lodging since 1905, the White Eagle has a few spirits knocking around as well. Former tenant, bartender and cook Sam Warrick, died in his room near the end of WWII. His ghost is said to still roam the bar and hotel to this day.
3. The Benson
Opened in 1913, the Benson also has its share of ghost stories floating about. Typically viewed as "friendly experiences," guests have reported seeing ghosts in the mezzanine, on the 9th floor, and in one of the hotel's restaurants.
4. McMenamin's Edgefield
Originally serving as a home for the poor, the building opened its doors in 1911. After WWII, the building transitioned into a nursing home, and a number of people died in residence. Guests have seen ghosts and ghostly apparitions on the second and third floors, as well as in the winery.
5. Hood River Hotel
The former owner of the hotel, Ola Bell, is said to live in room 319 even though she died in 1942. After owning the hotel for 35 years, she doesn't seem to be able to let go even in the afterlife, and her ghost can be seen walking the halls.
6. McMenamin's Grand Lodge
Serving as an orphanage, poor house, and nursing home since its opening in 1920, its not surprising that there are some ghostly spirits here. Locked doors, cold spots, mysterious footsteps, knocking, laughing, and whispering all have led several guests to report feeling stalked by ghostly presences here.
Have you stayed at any of these haunted hotels in and around Portland? Be sure to also check out these
9 places to spot a ghost in Portland.