Haunted Hotel Options for Travelers

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Lisa Hettinger, with L & L Travel, is back with haunted hotels you can get out of town to for your next vacation!

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California

Marilyn Monroe first stayed  when her modeling career began, posing on the hotel pool’s diving board for a suntan lotion ad.
She frequented it throughout the rest of her short-lived career and always stayed in the same suite overlooking the pool. 
You don’t need to try to find Marilyn’s old room. The sightings of her ghost are said to happen in a mirror near the elevators—a mirror that used to hang in her room.
Bonus Haunt: Actor Montgomery Clift is rumored to haunt his former ninth-floor suite—number 928—with reports of bugle playing and line-rehearsing heard in the halls just outside.


Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada 
A regular performer at the Las Vegas Hilton from 1969 through 1976, Elvis Presley took up residence in the hotel’s penthouse suite. Recently, the LVH was purchased by Westgate. The new WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO continues to pay tribute to Presley with a permanent exhibit of artifacts (his high school yearbooks, his first stage outfit) as well as live shows.  
 “Elvis has not left the building,” say ghost officials, who claim that the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll still hangs around backstage at his former performance space, perhaps waiting to appear once more before a theater of screaming fans.


CalNeva Resort, Spa & Casino in LAKE TAHOE NEVADA
Owner from 1960 to 1963, Frank Sinatra worked tirelessly to bring the resort up to the standards of his Rat Pack posse.
But he lost Cal Neva in 1963, when authorities became aware of the presence of mobster Sam Giancana on the property and the state subsequently revoked his gaming license.
There have been reports of Sinatra’s ghost in Lakeview Cabin #5, a modest structure overlooking Lake Tahoe that Sinatra once called home.
Bonus Haunt: Having been a frequent visitor to Cal Neva during Sinatra’s ownership, Marilyn Monroe’s ghost has been spotted in the resort’s swimming pool and in Lakeview Cabin #3, where she used to stay.


The Highland Gardens in Los Angeles, California 
The blues singer Janis Joplin lost her battle with a heroin addiction and died alone in her room #105 (then the Landmark Hotel).
Some sightings spot Joplin hanging around the room where she was found dead, while others have placed her in the hotel’s lobby. Some say if you mention her name in the lobby, doors slam and photographs fly.


Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
Al Capone moved from Brooklyn to Chicago establishing in the center of bootlegging world used the congress plaza hotel as headquarters- there have been multiple sightings of Capone and others.

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