The Provincial – This hotel was used as a Confederate hospital during the Civil War and there have been sightings of soldiers in the hotel. Blood stains have appeared on the bedding. There is a report of an elevator door opening on the second floor showing the hospital as it was during the Civil War.
The Omni Royal Orleans Hotel – This hotel was known as the St. Louis Hotel. It is said that a maid from the St. Louis takes care of her guests. The guests have woken with the sheets tucked snugly around them.
The Andrew Jackson Hotel – This hotel sits on the site of a boarding school where five children died in a fire. In the middle of the night guests have heard children playing in the courtyard but the courtyard is empty.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel – This hotel was once a convent. There is a report that a man working on a stairwell uttered a swear word and felt a slap across his face. A Confederate soldier carrying a weapon has been spotted on the seventh floor and there are reports of childlike spirits snuggling up to guests.
The Lamothe House Hotel – This hotel has stories of murder and suicide about ghosts that roam the halls. Children are heard laughing in the night and a mother is seen walking throughout the house.
The Lafitte Guest House – This guest house has a little girl that appears in a mirror by room 21 which belonged to her mother. The girl died of yellow fever and her mother was so upset she never left the building and still inhabits her bedroom. There have been reports of lights going on in the night, perhaps because Marie likes to walk throughout the building.
Villa Convento Guest House – This guest house reports guests waking up with the feeling of being watched and some guests have heard laughter from bodiless children. There might be a ghostly Madame who knocks on doors once in a while as it is said to have been a brothel at one time.
Avenue Plaza Hotel & Pro Spa – This hotel maintains the Ashley House which adjourns the main building. This house once held prisoners during the Civil War, and is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman in the parlor and some guests have heard footsteps in unoccupied areas.
The Columns Hotel – This hotel is so lovely even the past owners refuse to leave.There is a bodiless gentleman, who is well dressed, that checks in on the guests. There is also a woman in white who wanders in the gardens and a little girl who walks near the balcony on the third floor.
Dauphine Orleans – This hotel has stories of a man in a military uniform who walks in the courtyard, and if lucky you may catch a glimpse of a dancing lady. Some one likes to lock empty rooms from inside.
Any of these hotels would be a wonderful place to stay and observe the ghostly movements throughout the hotel. Each hotel has a lot history and the rooms are beautiful along with wonderful service. This would be an interesting vacation for people who love history and would like to experience ghostly movements at night or during the day.
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Author: Erich Roeseler