Monday, September 12, 2011

Hotel Monteleone

Unlike my real pockets, my virtual pockets are deep, so I spared no expense in choosing the hotel for our trip to New Orleans. I booked each of us a room at the Hotel Monteleone. Like all of my favorite hotels, the Monteleone is an historic land mark and a member of Historic Hotels of America. It was built in 1886 and has documented more than a dozen earthbound entities.  Not only does this hotel have ghosts, but it boast of a state-of-the-art fitness room, a heated rooftop pool with breathtaking views of downtown New Orleans. Of course, it also has a full service day spa to help relieve our tired muscles from all of the sightseeing, shopping, and ghost hunting we are going to do. For more information on this beautiful hotel you can go here:

To learn more about the ghosts and things we might get to experience while staying here be sure to watch the attached video.

Have a haunting experience.

Many people who come to Hotel Monteleone don’t want to leave. Some never do…
Generations of hotel guests and staff have regularly experienced haunted events that would cause even the staunchest skeptic to take pause. This haunted hotel has a restaurant door that opens almost every evening and then closes again, even though it is locked. An elevator that stops on the wrong floor, leading a curious couple down a hallway that grows chilly and reveals the ghostly images of children playing. Hotel Monteleone is known for being one of the premier haunted hotels in North America.
In March 2003, the International Society of Paranormal Research spent several days investigating Hotel Monteleone. While at the hotel, the team made contact with more than a dozen earthbound entities. Among them were several former employees, a man named William Wildemere who died inside the hotel of natural causes, and a boy who was much older when he died but enjoys returning to Hotel Monteleone as a 10-year-old to play hide-and-seek with another young spirit.


  1. Ooh, lovely!

    I don't know if I'd want to stay in a haunted hotel, though. I have a pretty big fear of the dark already. :)

    My husband worked at a haunted hotel in Hawaii, though! They took some pictures of the ball room one day and when they got the developed pictures back, the room was full of dark silhouettes. It had been absolutely empty (besides the photographer) when they took the pictures. Creepy!

  2. That is sooooo cool Emily. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I like your vacation ideas! What are we doing next?

  4. Thanks Book Addict! Tomorrow we are going to learn about New Orleans most famous resident maybe I should say used to be resident. :) Any guesses?

  5. The activity at the Monteleone is not frightening, but at times, quite playful. If you'd like to see video of Monteleone's paranormal activity in action, visit the video section of (video from the 2003 ISPR field investigations of the hotel).

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this link!!!!! I'm going to have to make my virtual vacation a reality. After seeing these videos I simply have to visit this hotel.