The Argo Hotel, built in the heydays of the railroad town of Crofton, Nebraska, started as a hotel until it was converted to a medical clinic. In 1994, the Argo came back to its former glory. It was restored and opened as a hotel again.
But, since the place used to be a hospital, it only makes sense that ghostly visitations from the building’s past were not cleaned out with the upgrade. The most famous ghost is that of Alice, a former patient who wanders the basement incessantly in search of her lost baby girl.
Lord Baltimore Hotel in Maryland
Lord Baltimore in Mount Vernon, Maryland, was the tallest building when it went up in 1928. A ghostly legend took root in the 1930s during the Great Depression when a man, woman, and a little girl jumped to their deaths from the hotel's rooftop.
On the ballroom floor, two spirits are seen dancing, and a little girl has been spotted wandering the halls. Lee Johnson-Lowe, director of sales and marketing at Lord Baltimore, says that the hotel is visited throughout the year by ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts.
The Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, Minnesota
When the historic Palmer House was built in 1901, it was a modern marvel with electricity, running water, and indoor bathrooms. No expense was spared; even the beautiful arched windows were made of stained glass from Vienna. Legends say that talented writer Sinclair Lewis's ghost visits the Sauk Centre hotel, among many.
One thing is sure, the author’s novel "Main Street," for which he won a Nobel Prize, was inspired by the Palmer House. He wrote the novel while staying at the hotel. Today supernatural phenomena are documented by paranormal experts who visit the hotel.
Mizpah Hotel in Nevada
Ghost hunters Zak, Nick, and Aaron from Travel Channels’ "Ghost Adventures" can attest that the Mizpah Hotel is haunted. The “Jewel of the Desert” is located in an old silver mining town called Tonopah. In 1907 a cabal of wealthy businessmen established the luxury stay to host its prosperous patrons.
Western legends like Wyatt Earp, an officer, and a businessman, are known to haunt the place. The Mizpah's glory days didn't last as long as excepted, and its former high-class clientele was replaced with spirits who never checked out. This makes this hotel a less than ideal place to stay.
The Southern Mansion in Cape May, New Jersey
The Southern Mansion was built by George Allen in 1863. Allen originally built the mansion for his family. His niece lived there with her husband, Ulysses, until she died suddenly, and her husband couldn’t stand to stay in the home she had adored.
The Southern Mansion went to ruin for years until it was renovated in 1994. Even after the renovation, the niece's ghost is said to flit to and fro with her disembodied laughter echoing off the walls and ceilings. With such a creepy story, would you be able to stay in this hotel?