The Hotel DuPont was established in 1913. The beautiful 12-story Italian Renaissance building is a massive structure taking up an entire city block. Interior and exterior craftsmanship by French and Italian artisans set this luxury hotel apart, as it has the finest décor.
In its day, Wilmington’s Hotel DuPont has hosted prominent American and European celebrities as well as Hollywood legends. Some of its notable guests include Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Bergman, and Joe DiMaggio, who was married to Marilyn Monroe. If you go there, make sure to steer clear of Room 1018, we’ve heard it’s haunted!
Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego
The beautiful Hotel Del Coronado is located on San Diego’s Coronado Island is a luxury getaway, but one guest has never quite checked out. The Victorian resort was built in 1888. In 1892, Kate Morgan arrived at the hotel to meet her love, but he never showed. Five days later, the young lady took her life.
That is one version of the story. “The beautiful stranger” and her unsolved 1892 death is shrouded in mystery and have intrigued many ever since. Numerous paranormal activities are said to occur on the floor she stayed at. Eerie!
Oops Hotel in Västerås, Sweden
At first view, the Hotel Oops looks like a flooded house. In fact, it’s a luxury lake accommodation on Lake Mälaren in the Västerås archipelago in Sweden. The house is not floating or flooded; it is anchored to the lake's floor with foundations.
Conceived as an art installation by Mikael Genberg, the lodging includes an aquarium view from the lower level. The artist has created several of these alternative dwelling environments. This hotel is not recommended for any who has an aquaphobia, or really anyone who is spooked by staying underwater.
Moana Surfrider Westin in Honolulu, Hawaii
Moana Surfrider Westin, also known as “The First Lady of Waikiki,” is a historic hotel. It was first opened in 1901, but by 1905 it was already plagued by a tragic death. Jane Stanford, the co-founder of The Stanford University, visited the new Italian Renaissance luxury hotel just a few years after it was built.
Jane is believed to have died of unnatural causes, but it is unclear who was responsible for her death. This mystery brought about many ghost stories of her apparition. The resort landed on "Forbes" list of “America’s 25 Most Haunted Hotels.”
Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago
This relic from Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair is the most haunted hotel in Illinois. Several ghost stories keep the Congress Plaza Hotel on ghost trackers’ lists. Room 441 inspired Stephen King to write "1408," a story about a room that causes people to take their own lives.
The only time someone took their lives in the building, however, happened in the 12th story, so if you are scared of spirits - don't stay there. Also, mobster Al Capone’s ghost is known to haunt the bar and lobby, so maybe skip those as well.