Here Are the Most Haunted Hotels in the U.S.

The official designation comes from an arm of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Courtesy of Historic hotels of America
Courtesy of Historic hotels of America
Courtesy of Historic hotels of America

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America program has officially named 25 hotels that have been determined to be the most haunted hotels in the United States. The list was unveiled on Tuesday, and includes hotels built all the way back in 1716, as well as hotels built more recently, all the way up to 1959.

The places on this list are “places where generations of staff and guests pass on tales of spectral Revolutionary War soldiers, smoky silhouettes of the US Presidents, the melancholy spirits of tragic would-be brides, unexplained footsteps, as well as friendly phantom bellhops and engineers,” according to Historic Hotels of America.

Check out the complete list of hotels below, including their location and the date they were originally built.

1. Concord’s Colonial Inn (1716)
Concord, Massachusetts
The Omni Homestead Resort (1766)
Hot Springs, Virginia
Historic Inns of Annapolis (1772)
Annapolis, Maryland
The Red Lion Inn (1773)
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
5. The Sayre Mansion (1858)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The Menger Hotel (1859)
San Antonio, Texas
Hotel Monteleone (1886)
New Orleans, Louisiana
8. 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa (1886)
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Jekyll Island Club Resort (1887)
Jekyll Island, Georgia
10. Casa Monica Resort & Spa (1888)
St. Augustine, Florida
11. Hotel del Coronado (1888)
Coronado, California
12. Airlie (1899)
Warrenton, Virginia
13. Omni Mount Washington (1902)
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
14. Omni Grove Park Inn (1913)
Asheville, North Carolina
15. Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel (1915)
Berkeley, California
16. La Fonda on the Plaza (1922)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
17. The Emily Morgan San Antonio – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (1924)
San Antonio, Texas 
18. Hawthorne Hotel (1925)
Salem, Massachusetts
19. The Hotel Viking (1926)
Newport, Rhode Island
20. Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton (1927)
Saranac Lake, New York
21. The Hassayampa Inn (1927)
Prescott, Arizona
22. Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center (1927)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
23. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (1927)
Sonoma, California
24. The Wort Hotel (1941)
Jackson, Wyoming
25. Tubac Golf Resort and Spa (1959)
Tubac, Arizona

“The spirits reported to reside within these Historic Hotels of America have been described as sad to happy, shy to friendly, slowly meandering to in a rush, in casual coveralls to elegant finery and range from young to old,” said Lawrence Horwitz, the executive vice president of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide, in a statement. “Some pre-date the construction of the hotel and others figure prominently from the early years of the historic hotels. More than mere ghost stories, these enduring legends contribute to the unique qualities of the inns, resorts, and hotels of Historic Hotels of America.”

You can learn more about the haunted hotels and the Historic Hotels of America program at

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mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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