10 Haunted Places In Southern California Where You Can Stay The Night… If You Dare
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to add a spooky overnighter to your week. If the idea of a haunted hotel gives you the goosebumps, you’ll want to take a look at these 10 destinations in Southern California that may just give you the chills.
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1. Joshua Tree Inn -- 61259 29 Palms Hwy in Joshua Tree, CA.
Only a short drive from Joshua Tree National Park, the Joshua Tree Inn is a unique place to stay for those who are interested in exploring the nearby area. In addition to being conveniently located, this Inn is also known for being haunted by the spirit of singer-songwriter Gram Parsons who passed away in room number 8. Be on the lookout for some unexpected yet friendly hauntings when you stay overnight at this desert hotel.
2. The Hollywood Roosevelt -- 7000 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles, CA.
Established in 1927, this legendary Hollywood hotel has had rumors of many haunted sightings over the years. From ghostly apparitions from Hollywood legends such as Marilyn Monroe or unexplained music playing from unoccupied rooms, this is one hotel that might give you the goosebumps when you stay the night.
3. Hotel Del Coronado -- 1500 Orange Ave in Coronado, CA.
Rumor has it that this stunning landmark hotel in Coronado has been haunted by a friendly ghost since 1892 when a guest checked in and never checked out. From sudden temperature changes to items being relocated in rooms, this is one ghost that sure seems to enjoy playing a few tricks on people.
4. Queen Mary -- 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
A local favorite for dining and overnighters, the Queen Mary in Long Beach has long been rumored to have a mysterious ghost known as the "lady in white" who is responsible for all sorts of unexplained paranormal activity reported at this floating hotel.
5. Historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa -- 3649 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside.
Be prepared for some spine-tingling experiences at this hotel in SoCal that is known for being the most haunted place in all of Riverside. From ghostly figures being spotted in the hallways to the sounds of singing and unexplained noises from empty rooms, this is one place that might give you a good fright when you least expect it.
6. Glen Tavern Inn -- 134 N. Mill Street in Santa Paula, CA.
When a hotel has been around as long as the Glen Tavern Inn -- 1911 to be exact -- it's not entirely surprising to hear a few ghost stories. Reported sightings include ghostly figures walking through walls and unexplained sounds of cackles and laughter when no one else is around.
7. The Georgian Hotel -- 1415 Ocean Ave in Santa Monica, CA.
Don't be alarmed if you have a few ghostly encounters at The Georgian Hotel as these sightings are part of the charm of this Santa Monica landmark that has been around since 1933. Whether it's creepy sounds from the empty dining room or a mysterious voice greeting you with "Good morning," there are plenty of good old-fashioned ghost stories to keep you on your toes when you stay at The Georgian.
8. Ojai Valley Inn -- 905 Country Club Rd in Ojai, CA.
Room number five is where you may just find yourself encountering a paranormal experience. Stories of loud banging and other unexplained sensory experiences have been reported at this historic Ojai destination.
9. Hotel Normandie -- 605 S Normandie Ave in Los Angeles, CA.
Another historic destination dating back to the 1920s is the Hotel Normandie. This classic Los Angeles hotel is rumored to have several resident ghosts who wander the property as shadowy figures and cause unexpected noises and paranormal activity in various parts of the hotel.
10. Korakia Pensione -- 257 S Patencio Rd in Palm Springs, CA.
Located in Palm Springs, this historic 1920s era bed and breakfast is rumored to be haunted by the former owner's wife who makes an annual appearance on the anniversary of her death and wanders near the Inn.
How does that sound for some haunted overnighters in SoCal? Have you ever stayed at any of these places in Southern California? If so, did you have any odd or paranormal sightings to report?