You’ve probably thought about which haunted hotel you could stay in while in one of the most haunted cities in the United States, New Orleans. Perhaps you want to have a real paranormal encounter. Maybe you want to feel the tingly sensation that something is lurking around in the dark. Well, you are in luck! Before my trip to New Orleans, I made sure to do my research on this very topic. So I’ve put together a list of some of the most haunted hotels in the city.
Whether you’re looking for a scary experience or simply want to learn more about New Orleans’ paranormal history, these hotels are sure to provide an interesting stay.
So, if you’re up for an adventure and want to get your adrenaline pumping, check out this list of New Orleans’ most haunted hotels. You may never sleep with the lights off again! Just kidding.
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20 Haunted Hotels in New Orleans You Can Visit
The Lions Inn at Chartres Street is the perfect hotel for those looking to do some ghost haunting in New Orleans but still want to stay the night in a beautiful and peaceful abode. The hotel boasts stained glass windows, antique but comfortable beds, and old-style decor.
Gives you the perfect creepy setting, right?
It is also located just beside the famous French Quarter area, one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans – historical places are such a treat for spirit-seekers!
If you want a truly chilling experience to complete your stay, I suggest visiting the nearby Beauregard-Keyes house. Reports indicate that several soldiers who were injured in battle have been seen there; others report hearing gunfire and shouting voices followed by moans or groans coming from nowhere near them – it’s sure to make your skin crawl!
Do you ever wonder what it feels like to stay in a historic cottage that opens to beautiful French courtyards? You’ll find out when you stay at B&W Courtyards Bed and Breakfast. Located just a few blocks from Frenchmen Street and French Market, many guests find this hidden bed and breakfast a surprise delight – I heard their breakfast is to die for! *Wink*
A couple reported that the ghost living in the second-floor suite of the main building is not aggressive. While you can sometimes hear them moving around, they really don’t bother the guests.
I guess staying here won’t be THAT scary, but the place would still give you an authentic experience of the local culture scene.
3. Dauphine House New Orleans Bed and Breakfast – 1830 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Ghost hunters staying at Dauphine House are in for a thrill: the host of this bed & breakfast, Karen Jeffries, is the local expert on all things paranormal. Aside from the usual cultural melding of music and museums, you might also experience a one-of-a-kind tour exploring spirits and voodoo among the shadowy streets of New Orleans.
Jeffries herself encountered at least 5 ghostly residents on her property. In one account, she claimed to have seen a 19th-century couple while she was walking up the stairs alone. In another instance, her friend was startled awake, only to catch a glimpse of a shadowy visage creeping across the room’s ceiling.
House guests also seem to witness supernatural sightings. This includes reports of a young girl and a man pacing eternally back and forth on the second floor’s balcony.
Who could they be? Are you ready to meet them and find out?
The Olde Town Inn welcomes visitors and their furry companions. With its strikingly bright-colored exterior and a tasteful blend of antiques and modern amenities, the property has a refreshing tropical feel. Perfect for recharging after a good night out.
As with most aged houses, its premises have an undeniable spookiness, something shared by the neighborhood’s atmosphere. Guests have heard unexplained noises inside their rooms. They have found strange crusts on the brims of mirrors and dark stains on the carpeting. Understandably, most did not investigate further, but maybe YOU have a better penchant for courage than most.
Honestly, I think this is a good place to stay if you are traveling with your friends. You can spend the night scaring each other with spooky ghost stories.
With so many hotels in New Orleans, it can take time to decide which one will suit your needs best. If you’re looking for a hotel with character and history, then I have just the place!
Elysian Fields, with its iconic front porch columns and mahogany floors, is located right at the center of Faubourg Marigny.
While it is close to the city’s best restaurants and historical sites, the highlight for me would be its proximity to the Hebrew Rest Cemetery. The elevated graves are breathtaking in their beauty as they stand out against a dark sky. I think it would be a nice little field trip for thrill-seekers staying at the Elysian Fields Inn! Who knows what you might discover there..
The New Orleans Courtyard Hotel is the perfect place to stay in town for an event or a short visit. You’ll be minutes away from all of the French Quarter’s exciting flavors. Oh and don’t forget to ask the hotel staff to help you book a ghost tour for the night.
Even better, you might have an actual encounter with some spirits living in the hotel! A guest reportedly felt a ghost tugging on their toes, while another claimed to have seen the lamp move by itself a few times. Both said they weren’t really alarmed by the encounters, and that it was only a bit spooky.
What’s better than a good ghost story? Experiencing yourself a spine-tingling one! Well, if you’re looking to get scared out of your wits, then a stay at the New Orleans Guest House is a must on your next visit.
With rooms dating back to 1848, it’s easy to see why ghosts are present in the vicinity. They are usually heard playing at night, with loud footsteps echoing in the hallway. A guest recommends staying in Room No. 3 for those who are brave enough to meet the spirits.
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Nestled in the heart of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood, the Jazz Quarters offer travelers a chance to stay in antique Creole cottages with an unmistakable southern charm. With brick-laden garden courtyards, this hotel provides a quiet respite after an eventful day in the city.
The pasts come back to haunt the present. This is especially true for properties as old as this hotel (some rooms are from the early 1800s). Upon arrival, some tenants are greeted by a deserted building and a general feeling of unease wafting throughout the vicinity. Some reported strange scents disturbing the night air. And sometimes the smell of smoke was too strong for a fireplace that has long been unlit. None stay long enough to uncover these mysteries, but would you dare to try?
Who said a big, fancy hotel such as the Royal Sonesta New Orleans could not be haunted? Many would argue and say it is one of the few hotels with no paranormal activities going on. On the other hand, a few guests would beg to disagree.
In one instance, a guest heard constant knocking on the door, but when they checked, the hall was empty. There was also a report of a missing stylus pen that mysteriously appeared only in the morning when they were about to check out.
What do you think? Are these instances just mere coincidences or not?
10. Hotel Monteleone – 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
One of the most famous haunted hotels in New Orleans is the historic Hotel Monteleone. Five generations of the Monteleone family have run it since being built in 1886 – quite an old hotel, huh? Its very own Carousel Bar is famous for haunted occurrences, including locked doors mysteriously being opened and jazz music being played at night after closing time.
In search of ghosts inside the hotel, some paranormal experts spent several days at the Hotel Monteleone. They encountered the ghosts of hotel employee William “Red” Wildemere and the boy Maurice Begere, who both died in the hotel. Maurice’s parents would often come back in hopes of seeing his ghost, which they reportedly did.
To this day, some guests have reported seeing Maurice near the room where he died – would you like to meet him, too?
Formerly called the Prytania Inn, the Prytania Park Hotel is located near the French Quarter and the infamously haunted St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The hotel advertises itself as family-friendly, and you can barely find any paranormal reports from hotel guests.
However, a bit of digging led me to a scary encounter that one guest had detailed a few years back. Apparently, there is a chance that your room might be located in the former slave quarters, where horrible things might have happened in the past.
This particular guest said that a male spirit violently woke them up while taking a nap but disappeared in the next instant. Would you dare stay in this part of the Prytania Park Hotel?
The Green House Inn is not necessarily known for being haunted, but you might find its history interesting. Built in the 1840s, this is another old property in New Orleans that got turned into a bed and breakfast. It is quite small, with only 9 rooms. All of which are nicely maintained and decorated to be reminiscent of older times.
But why stay here if it is not haunted? The inn is actually super close to the infamous Griffin House, reportedly one of the most haunted places in New Orleans. Mysterious deaths surround the place, and its attic has long been known to be haunted. After your haunting expedition around the neighborhood, staying at The Green House Inn will definitely recharge your mind and body.
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A charming abode awaits you, along with 25 unseen spirits, at the Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Yes, you heard that right. The Pontchartrain Hotel is reportedly home to 25 ghosts and spirits!
The Fire That Started It All
A fire erupted in 1929, killing 25 people who remain restless to this day.
Legends say that a married couple refused their fate of burning alive, so they remain spirits living among us – which is why guests have reported strange occurrences after returning to the ninth-floor room where they died. Numerous paranormal encounters were also reported on the eleventh floor, where two sisters continue to haunt the place.
Maison Perrier is situated in the “Uptown” Garden District area of New Orleans. It is a beautifully restored Victorian home that has been converted into an Inn. The whole place looks like it came straight out of one of your favorite movies —- with its antique furniture, elegant chandeliers, and old-style decor giving off all sorts of scary vibes!
It is also just a few blocks away from St. Charles Avenue, which legends say used to be the home of the devil – do you believe it?
While you’re here, make sure to book a New Orleans ghost tour to learn more about the spooky history of the city.
15. Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast – 4125 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
Stay at the Avenue Inn and Breakfast if you want a unique, supernatural experience around New Orleans. The house turned bed and breakfast was previously called the Picard Mansion after its first owner, Henry Picard. After this, there were interesting things that happened to the next owners.
An illness struck Moise Waldhorn, the property’s second owner, and it was too severe that he had to take his own life. Do you think his spirits still roam the property? Some guests say that they hear loud knocking sounds from empty rooms..
The house also once belonged to Jeanie Ellison, who got quite the reputation for having a hundred cats – can you imagine that? This bed and breakfast claims to be pet-free, but August said maybe some cats (or their spirits!) are still secretly residing here.
The HH Whitney House is another historic hotel in New Orleans that is said to be haunted. It was built in 1865 and features vintage furniture along with antique furnishings and fireplaces.
Its current owner named their resident ghost “Emily” long before they discovered that there were more spirits roaming around the house. Many guests reported cases of doors opening and closing on their own.
In the Garden Suite, particularly, a certain ghost reportedly loves to drop and pick pennies on the floor, which some guests find quite amusing. Although the place is haunted, most encounters with the ghosts here seem friendly.
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One of the most infamous hotels when it comes to supernatural sightings is the Place D’Armes Hotel in New Orleans. The hotel features antique French-style guest rooms from old townhouses. They are all renovated and restored to preserve history and give guests a dated New Orleans vibe.
A couple staying in room 503 reported that they both were creeped out when the wife felt a spirit trying to sit beside her in the dark, while the husband felt an arm trying to reach his neck. Another guest said they heard sounds of children playing and running in the room above them at exactly 3 AM for two consecutive days. Nothing was so strange until they talked to the staff and learned that the entire floor above was actually empty.. Would you be brave enough to stay in the Place D’Armes Hotel?
The Andrew Jackson Hotel is a high-class New Orleans accommodation that clinched its spot on the National Register of Historic Places with an 18th-century European flourish. Interestingly, the hotel doesn’t shy away from endorsing its possibly haunted premises. In fact, the management even allows holding tours that specifically address these reported supernatural occurrences.
During your visit at this haunted New Orleans hotel, you might encounter the ghosts of five boys whose lives have been claimed by a fire on the property – the exact date of when it happened is still unsure. Armond, a spirit who inhabits Room 208, supposedly loves to prank sleeping guests. Some paranormal experts also encountered the spirit of Sara, though aside from her name, they knew nothing of her true identity – A stay in this room would definitely be one for the books, right?
The iconic Gallier House is recognized as a National Historic Landmark, worthy of preservation for both its historical and artistic significance. Its uniquely ornate railings and Italian architecture are among the French Quarter’s most important highlights.
Despite the association of Gallier House with the supernatural through the horror anthology American Horror Story, some of its staff still insist on the opposite. However, probably because of its adjacency to the dark LaLaurie Mansion, many travelers believe that Gallier House is, in fact, haunted by its former owners.
What do you think? For many, one thing’s for certain: once the sun sets, this house takes on a new persona that caters to the unknown.
20. Haunted LaLurie Mansion – 1138 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
While most haunted houses have their pasts shrouded in mystery, the LaLaurie Mansion has a horrifying one that is well-documented. Its former owner, Delphine LaLaurie, is a serial killer who tortured her slaves to death within the confines of her home.
Upon learning about this, I personally have no doubts that this house is haunted!
Many people report hearing a dreadful moaning coming from the room where LaLaurie rounded up her slaves. There’s no wonder the restless souls of the unfortunate victims still walk the halls of this house. After all, they suffered painful deaths that no human should endure.
Unfortunately, you can’t stay there – the new owner won’t even allow tours inside.
Trivia question: Nicholas Cage actually bought that house before and moved his family in, just to move them back out 3 months later.
Come Visit New Orleans With Me!
New Orleans is a city with a rich history. I am so excited to discover what it truly offers for a thrill-seeker and adventurous woman like myself. I can’t wait to share with you my experience in one of these New Orleans haunted hotels, so tune in for my next blogs!
Don’t let your nerves stop you from staying in one of these allegedly spooky hotels. Remember that sometimes the thrill of facing our fears can be its own reward. Maybe this will be the vacation where you finally conquer your fear of ghosts!