Happy Halloween! Whether you plan to celebrate tonight by trick-or-treating with kids, watching a scary movie with your teens, or by bobbing for apples with the entire family, do something fun to celebrate this spooky holiday. When it’s over, plan ahead for your next getaway with a not-so-scary special at one of these eight hotels – all of which are on our list of haunted hotels worth a visit. Relax, rejuvenate, and hope that a ghost doesn’t appear in your room while enjoying one of these packages.
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
Located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is supposedly haunted by the spirits of the patients who came to the property when it was a hospital. Visit the hotel and book the Eureka Springs Mini Vacation for a happier experience (hopefully). Package includes a three-night stay in a Premium Double or Double Room, breakfast for four daily in the Crystal Ballroom, four tickets to the Historical Museum, four tickets to the Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour and the Eureka Ghost Tour, and four tickets to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Rates start from $697 for the three-night package. Package valid for stays Monday through Thursday, year-round.
The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, inspired Stephen King’s “The Shining,” so you can bet it has an interesting environment. Book 30 or more days in advance and enjoy a discount with the Advanced Purchase Special. Enjoy up to 20 percent off your nightly stay. Rates start from $151 per night. Offer valid year-round.
Hyatt French Quarter
Formerly the Chateau Bourbon hotel in New Orleans, the Hyatt French Quarter has the same haunted history. Once a girls’ school, the property is supposedly haunted by ghosts of those girls. Instead of being scared on your next visit, book the French Quarter Rendezvous package and enjoy breakfast for two adults and two children each morning, plus up to 25 percent off your third night. Rates start from $179 per night. Offer valid now through Dec. 31, 2014. Minimum two-night stay required.
Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Built in honor of his love, Lucinda, who passed away before its completion, the Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida, is said to be haunted by her spirit. Book the Third Nights a Charm package and enjoy the hotel for its other great details. Book three or more nights and enjoy 20 percent off your stay. Rates start from $242 per night. Offer valid now through Dec. 30, 2014.
Omni Grove Park Inn
Rumor is that the “Pink Lady” passed away in room 545, but the story is always changing. Now the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, this property offers families a comfortable stay – especially with packages like the Gingerbread Holiday Package. Enjoy a breakfast buffet daily for each guest, one Gingerbread Cookie Voucher per guest and complimentary overnight parking. Rates start from $325 per night. Offer valid now through Dec. 31, 2014.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is known to be haunted by the soldiers of the Civil War. Book the Memories of Lincoln package at the Gettysburg Hotel for a historical stay. Package includes a historical tour, dinner for two in the One Lincoln restaurant and a breakfast for each guest the next morning. Plus, enjoy a souvenir to take home. Rates start from $300 per night. Package valid now through Dec. 31, 2015.
Omni Mount Washington
Located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is said to be haunted by the original builder’s wife. Book the Go Discover package and enjoy 20 percent off stays of two or more nights. Rates start from $160 per night. Offer valid now through Dec. 30, 2014.
Hotel Galvez & Spa
The 1911 hotel in Galveston, Texas, has seen strange unexplainable occurrences in its ladies room in the lobby. If you want to see for yourself, book two or more nights at the Hotel Galvez & Spa and enjoy up to 20 percent off. Rates start from $111 per night. Offer valid now through Dec. 31, 2014.
– Hilarey Wojtowicz