8 of the Spookiest Hotels Around the World

Some of their guests have never checked out.

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Some of their guests have never checked out.

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Ross Castle, Ireland

Located along the banks of a lake in County Meath, Ireland, this 15th-century castle is now a bed and breakfast. According to , the daughter of an evil English lord, known as the Black Baron, haunts the halls of , while the Baron himself haunts the grounds.

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The Stanley Hotel, Colorado

is widely considered to be one of the most haunted hotels in America, and it even served as the inspiration for Steven King's chilling novel, "The Shining." Countless guests have encountered , including doors shutting, pianos playing and unexplained voices, while visiting the hotel, especially on the fourth floor and in the concert hall. The hotel even offers ghost tours and an extended .

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Langham Hotel London
The Langham Hotel, England

in London is , including a doctor who murdered his wife and then committed suicide, a man with a deep wound on his face, a former butler who wanders the hallways, and Napoleon III.

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Hotel Roosevelt, California

sits in the middle of Hollywood and played host to the first Academy Awards ceremony, so it's no surprise celebrities flocked to its luxurious rooms. And two of its regular guests, Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe, are said to even today. There is also an unexplained "cold spot" in the ballroom believed to be tied to the paranormal.

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Russell Hotel, Australia

in Sydney, Australia, offers guests the convenience of being located near the city's best attractions, but plenty of visitors are drawn to the boutique hotel hoping for an . A sailor is said to have never checked out of Room 8, and numerous guests have encountered his presence, and the unexplained sound of someone walking over creaky floors can frequently be heard.

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Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada

Situated in Banff National Park and surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, is home to . Sam the bellman threatened to haunt the hotel while he was alive, and after his death in 1975 countless guests have reported encounters with him, and the random opening of elevator doors is blamed on his presence. A "doomed bride" who died at the hotel on her wedding day has also been seen dancing in the ballroom, still wearing her gown.

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Toftaholm Herrgård
Toftaholm Herrgård, Sweden

This five-star hotel sits alongside Lake Vidöstern in Lagan, but started out as a private manor owned by a wealthy Baron. who killed himself in what is now room 324 after the Baron refused to let his daughter marry the boy. Guests have reportedly seen the boy roaming around the building, and windows are frequently closed unexpectedly.

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Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, India

The Taj Mahal Palace is one of Mumbai's most beautiful hotels, but it's also one of the most haunted hotels in India. The that the hotel was built facing the wrong direction, and jumped to his death from the fifth floor. , and guests have encountered him in the hallways and have heard him walking on the roof.

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