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Mapping Eight Haunted Hotels of New York City

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If you're looking to do some ghost hunting during this very special time of year, here is a map of haunted hotels in New York City. Many of these places are still hotels you can visit legally, so if you are into disembodied voices, shadowy apparitions or even the occasional unexplained fire, please do book a stay. Horrifying ghost stories in the comments are welcome.

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1. The Bowery Hotel

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335 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-9100
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Generally the Bowery Hotel conjures thoughts of fun parties, swank decor and fashion-forward guests, but there are some who are convinced the Downtown hot spot is actually, well, the other kind of hot spot. Dr. Phil Schoenberg, who leads the Ghosts of NY tour, says this space is haunted. Perhaps the proximity to the Marble Cemetery may be to blame. Apparently the elevators regularly go out of control at 1am and many blame poltergeists.

2. Hotel Chelsea

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222 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-3700
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The Hotel Chelsea, currently undergoing renovations, is said to be haunted by several famous ghosts, though most notably Sid and Nancy (in case you know nothing about rock history: Sid Vicious, bassist of the Sex Pistols, murdered his girlfriend Nancy Spungen in room 100, then later died of heroin OD the hotel). Another fun, celebrity related ghost story: Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli revealed on trashtastic show Celebrity Ghost Sightings that he had been visited by a ghost in the Hotel Chelsea named Mary. After some investigation, it turns out that there was a guest named Mary who hung herself in the hotel after her husband died in the Titanic.

3. NYU Brittany Residence Hall

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55 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 995-3090

The Brittany Hotel is actually now an NYU Dorm, but the ghosts haven't left despite all the obnoxious students. Current students have experienced regular, strange phenomena, including an apparition of a little girl who supposedly fell down the elevator shaft at one point in time. Besides unexplained noises and lights, residents also report they feel like they're being watched.

4. 131 West 14th Street

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131 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011

Back in 1881, 131 West 14th Street was a boarding house run by Mrs. Mary Carr, who had a problem with terrified fleeing guests. The two spirits were believed to be a brother and a sister, and the brother was known to pull people out of bed in the middle of the night. The building has converted to rentals, and there's actually a 4 bed, 2 bath currently on the market at $8,500/month.

5. The Algonquin Hotel

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59 W 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 840-6800
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The Algonquin Hotel, which opened in 1902, may be most known for The Round Table Room meetings, which was home to the famous "Vicious Circle" of writers, actors and playwrights including Dorothy Parker, the most well known member to this day. However, there are some who believe ghosts dwell in this 174-room hotel designed by architect Goldwin Starrett. In 2004 the hotel was renovated, and as paranormal buffs know: ghosts HATE structural changes. Following the renovation, strange noises have been heard, and there have even been some reports of guests seeing apparitions. Many believe the ghosts are members of the Vicious Circle.

6. The Plaza

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768 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 759-3000
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The Plaza has such a presence and history in New York, how could it not be haunted? There have been reports of shadowy figures, doors that refuse to open and disembodied voices.

7. Hotel Des Artistes

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1 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023

Architect George M. Pollard designed this stunning Neo-Gothic building. Built in 1915, it's actually residences rather than a hotel, but that doesn't really mean much to the ghosts that are trapped here. There have been numerous reports of ghosts who touch people.

8. The Historic Old Bermuda Inn

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2512 Arthur Kill Rd
Staten Island, NY 10309
(718) 948- 7600
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This mansion, built in 1832 by the Mesereau family, now serves as more of a bed and breakfast and event space, but the ghost of the mansion remains. The silhouette of Martha Mesereau has been seen by guests and workers, even though she's been long dead. Paranormal investigators have come into the home and mysteriously their cameras were unable to film in Martha's room. The cameras worked fine in other areas. Some other ghostly happenings that are blamed on Martha: locked doors will open on their own, strange noises and there was construction on an area of the building called "The Richmond Room" and during the construction, a painting caught on fire for no apparent reason.

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1. The Bowery Hotel

335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

Generally the Bowery Hotel conjures thoughts of fun parties, swank decor and fashion-forward guests, but there are some who are convinced the Downtown hot spot is actually, well, the other kind of hot spot. Dr. Phil Schoenberg, who leads the Ghosts of NY tour, says this space is haunted. Perhaps the proximity to the Marble Cemetery may be to blame. Apparently the elevators regularly go out of control at 1am and many blame poltergeists.

335 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

2. Hotel Chelsea

222 W 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

The Hotel Chelsea, currently undergoing renovations, is said to be haunted by several famous ghosts, though most notably Sid and Nancy (in case you know nothing about rock history: Sid Vicious, bassist of the Sex Pistols, murdered his girlfriend Nancy Spungen in room 100, then later died of heroin OD the hotel). Another fun, celebrity related ghost story: Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli revealed on trashtastic show Celebrity Ghost Sightings that he had been visited by a ghost in the Hotel Chelsea named Mary. After some investigation, it turns out that there was a guest named Mary who hung herself in the hotel after her husband died in the Titanic.

222 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011

3. NYU Brittany Residence Hall

55 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

The Brittany Hotel is actually now an NYU Dorm, but the ghosts haven't left despite all the obnoxious students. Current students have experienced regular, strange phenomena, including an apparition of a little girl who supposedly fell down the elevator shaft at one point in time. Besides unexplained noises and lights, residents also report they feel like they're being watched.

55 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003

4. 131 West 14th Street

131 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

Back in 1881, 131 West 14th Street was a boarding house run by Mrs. Mary Carr, who had a problem with terrified fleeing guests. The two spirits were believed to be a brother and a sister, and the brother was known to pull people out of bed in the middle of the night. The building has converted to rentals, and there's actually a 4 bed, 2 bath currently on the market at $8,500/month.

131 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011

5. The Algonquin Hotel

59 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036

The Algonquin Hotel, which opened in 1902, may be most known for The Round Table Room meetings, which was home to the famous "Vicious Circle" of writers, actors and playwrights including Dorothy Parker, the most well known member to this day. However, there are some who believe ghosts dwell in this 174-room hotel designed by architect Goldwin Starrett. In 2004 the hotel was renovated, and as paranormal buffs know: ghosts HATE structural changes. Following the renovation, strange noises have been heard, and there have even been some reports of guests seeing apparitions. Many believe the ghosts are members of the Vicious Circle.

59 W 44th St.
New York, NY 10036

6. The Plaza

768 5th Ave., New York, NY 10019

The Plaza has such a presence and history in New York, how could it not be haunted? There have been reports of shadowy figures, doors that refuse to open and disembodied voices.

768 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

7. Hotel Des Artistes

1 W 67th St., New York, NY 10023

Architect George M. Pollard designed this stunning Neo-Gothic building. Built in 1915, it's actually residences rather than a hotel, but that doesn't really mean much to the ghosts that are trapped here. There have been numerous reports of ghosts who touch people.

1 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023

8. The Historic Old Bermuda Inn

2512 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309

This mansion, built in 1832 by the Mesereau family, now serves as more of a bed and breakfast and event space, but the ghost of the mansion remains. The silhouette of Martha Mesereau has been seen by guests and workers, even though she's been long dead. Paranormal investigators have come into the home and mysteriously their cameras were unable to film in Martha's room. The cameras worked fine in other areas. Some other ghostly happenings that are blamed on Martha: locked doors will open on their own, strange noises and there was construction on an area of the building called "The Richmond Room" and during the construction, a painting caught on fire for no apparent reason.

2512 Arthur Kill Rd
Staten Island, NY 10309