The following is a list of allegedly haunted hotels and inns in New York, USA. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know which location you think is the creepiest! To view my full list of ghost stories and haunted locations in New York, Click Here. And if you liked this list, be sure to check out my new book, The Folklore & Haunted Locations Guide: New York, available on Amazon!!
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#1 - Aurora Inn
Coordinates: 42.754572°, -76.702851°
Location Address: 391 Main Street, Aurora, New York, 13026
Built in 1833, the Aurora Inn in Aurora, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman in white, whose apparition is allegedly seen by guests and employees at night, as well as the spirit of an unknown man who is seen walking the shoreline of the nearby Cayuga Lake. Although many guests have reported encountering these spirits over the years, the reason for their presence is unknown.
#2 - Big Moose Inn & Restaurant
Coordinates: 43.817911°, -74.876708°
Location Address: 1510 Big Moose Road, Eagle Bay, New York, 13331
Constructed in 1902, the Big Moose Inn in Eagle Bay, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a pregnant woman named Grace Brown who was murdered by her boyfriend in 1906 after it was discovered that she had become pregnant out of wedlock. According to legend her boyfriend, Chester, promised a romantic getaway for the two. After luring Grace to the remote wilderness, he brought the woman to the middle of Big Moose Lake in a canoe where he beat her unconscious with a wooden racquet and left her to drown. Her apparition is often seen by guests at the inn, as well as wandering the shores of Big Moose Lake where her body was discovered. For additional information see: Big Moose Lake in Webb, New York.
#3 - Broadalbin Hotel
Coordinates: 43.057008°, -74.199460°
Location Address: 59 W. Main Street, Broadalbin, New York, 12025
Built in 1854 as a glove store, guests at the Broadalbin Hotel in Broadalbin, New York often report encountering the apparitions of fallen soldiers wearing old military uniforms. Employees report feeling the presence of an unseen entity, and others report experiencing unexplained paranormal activity, such as lights flickering or electronic devices turning on and off by themselves. Many suicides have allegedly occurred at the Broadalbin Hotel over the years, which many investigators claim is the reason for the location's haunted reputation. The Broadalbin Hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
#4 - Bull's Head Inn
Coordinates: 42.677497°, -74.485464°
Location Address: 105 Park Place, Cobleskill, New York, 12043
Constructed in 1802, the Bull's Head Inn in Cobleskill, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman named Mrs. Stacy, whose apparition is seen late at night wearing a long white gown. According to legend, paranormal activity at the Bull's Head Inn only began once the inn obtained a liquor license and started serving alcohol. Since Mrs. Stacy was a devout member of the Christian Women's Temperance Union and a strong advocate for alcohol prohibition, many believe this to have angered her restless spirit, which allegedly causes mischief at the bar by knocking over glasses, and throwing plates or other objects.
#5 - Hotel Chelsea
Coordinates: 40.744334°, -73.996873°
Location Address: 222 W. 23rd Street, Manhattan, New York, 10011
Constructed in 1884, the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of British rock star Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols, who is said to have murdered his then-girlfriend Nancy Spungen before later dying of a heroin overdose. Another spirit commonly observed by guests is that of the famous writer and poet, Dylan Thomas, who passed away in November of 1953 while staying in Room 206. It is unknown how many other spirits reside at the Hotel Chelsea, but guests frequently report encountering shadow figures and apparitions, as well as feeling a mysterious presence, as if being watched by an unseen entity. Other guests have reported experiencing lights and other electronic devices turning on and off by themselves, as well as hearing the sounds of disembodied voices and screams late at night.
#6 - Hotel Des Artistes
Coordinates: 40.773502°, -73.978926°
Location Address: 1 W. 67th Street, New York City, New York, 10023
Constructed in the early 1900's, the Hotel Des Artistes in New York City is said to be haunted by the spirit of the famous American actor James Dean, who maintained ownership of a 2nd floor apartment until his death in September of 1955, even after moving to Hollywood. Another spirit said to haunt the old hotel is that of a man named Valentino, whose apparition is allegedly seen reflected in windows and mirrors, and accompanied by the strong smell of exotic cologne. In addition to witnessing these apparitions, guests at the Hotel Des Artistes report experiencing a variety of other paranormal activity, such as disembodied voices, cold spots, and feeling the presence of an unseen entity.
Brian Weaver is the founder and creator of GhostQuest.net, the internet’s largest database for haunted locations, urban legends, and folklore tales throughout the United States. He grew up in rural New Hampshire, where he attended college for Computer Science.