Want To Make Your Stay At Hotel A Nightmare? Try These 6 Missouri Hotels
Halloween is about 2 months away. A time of year when anything that can be seem spooky or haunted become more popular. If you love this time of year, and perhaps like the idea of staying in a haunted hotel (or allegedly haunted) there are 6 of them in Missouri including a popular one here in Sedalia. Lets begin.
The Elms Hotel - Excelsior Springs
This hotel is pretty historic. Our former President, Harry S. Truman stayed in this hotel on election night in 1948. The hotel was built in 1912. It used to have a basement that is now a lap pool and many people have claimed to have seen ghosts sightings there. Including the ghost of a man from speakeasy days who had been killed by the mob. Rumors are that a maid may visit you to make sure the room is cleaned. You can visit their website HERE and their Facebook page HERE. Lots of perks in this place.
Hotel Savoy (aka 21C) - Kansas City
This hotel is now named 21C but it was known as the Hotel Savoy in Kansas City. It was built in 1888. It has a decent history of supernatural occurrences. One story is the suspicious death of a woman named Betsy Ward, and reports of voices, shadows, doors opening and closing have all been reported in Room 505. In 1990, there was a stabbing by the dishwasher staff to the restaurant manager, and people have felt a presence there ever since. You can check out their website HERE and their Facebook page HERE.
Hotel Bothwell - Sedalia Missouri
Our famous 1927 hotel in downtown Sedalia was created in the jazz era. Many of you know the stories about the hotel. The voices being heard, the ghost sightings, object disappearing. A former employee of the hotel reported scratches on the back of his neck coming from nowhere - and they were simply appearing out of the blue. There have also been doors opening and closing on their own, and a crank elevator working on it its own. Book a room now, as it gets closer to Halloween. Unless you are scared. Visit their website HERE and Facebook page HERE.
Holiday Inn - Six Flags/Eureka
This hotel was built around a 19th century barn with wooden beams, limestone walls and unique brick work. It is now a Holiday Inn near Six Flags. This area is said to be haunted by a little girl named Aggie, who fell to hear death from the barn window. You might find her running through the halls or peeking at you from around a corner. There is a story about 2 women finding a dead man in a tub, then coming back to find no man when the staff was with them. Website info is HERE and Facebook page link is HERE.
Drury Inn & Suites - Creve Coeur
If you stay at this location in the Drury Inn & Suites family, you may want to avoid the 5th floor. Multiple hauntings have been reported, including elevator dings, footsteps and voices, and most creepy, figures walking toward you in the halls that disappear as you get closer to them. Website link is HERE and Facebook link is HERE.
Walnut Street Inn - Springfield Missouri
This historic Inn, in the heart of old town Springfield, Missouri, has been in business for 17 years. Apparently the whole property will give you the willies, but the Main House is the place that is said to be the most haunted. The Rosen Room is said to be haunted by an elderly woman who reportedly carried on an entire conversation with one lucky (or unlucky!) guest. She has also been seen walking the halls during the evenings, but by all accounts, this spirit is believed to be a friendly ghost. The building was built in 1894. Click HERE for their Facebook page and HERE for their website.
So would you be willing to stay in any of these places, knowing that they could be haunted in some way? Do you not believe in any of that stuff? I may be calling the Bothwell hotel this October.