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Hotels in Illinois That are Really Haunted

If you're feeling particularly brave, and you're not afraid of what goes bump in the night, then spending an evening at one of Illinois's Haunted Hotels is the perfect way to test your bravery. As many legends begin, it was a dark and stormy night when many of the Haunted Hotels across Illinois gained their supernatural status, and many of these haunted hotels claim that visitors can still see, hear, and even touch the phantoms that plague their properties. Haunted Hotels can be a ton of fun to stay at, but if you're weak of heart, don't plan on sleeping through the night!
 
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  •   Sheraton Gateway Suites Rosemont, IL
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    This 11-story hotel has been the site of several suicides by jumping and has had a few drug overdose deaths as well. Many believe this may be why the location is rumored to be haunted. One guest came out of the shower to find her clothes thrown all over the room. A ghost wearing a suit has been seen looking over the top floor balcony on the hotel's east side. He is said to have jumped... Read More

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    This hotel was established in 1867. The property includes the old hotel, restaurant, and mineral spa. There's various stories out there on the place being haunted. Some have experienced the presence of apparitions, while others have heard of unexplainable footsteps. One ghost who's been visible includes that of the ghostly lady in white wearing a 1900s garb and a large hat. Read More

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  •   Super 8 Macomb Macomb, IL
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    This Super 8 location has been the site of a number of strange occurrences. Witnesses have reported lights and air conditioning that turns on and off by themselves, doors opening on their own, and mysterious whistling. There have been electrical malfunctions with the phone, such as all the lines lighting up at once or phone calls coming from vacant rooms. A cemetery lies adjacent to the... Read More

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  •   Ruebel Hotel Grafton, IL
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    This hotel was built in 1879 and became the largest commercial hotel in the County. Back then, rooms went for $1 per day and guest also enjoyed that it had the finest saloon in town. The hotel continued to thrive, but in 1912 it caught on fire. Fortunately the hotel was quickly rebuilt, adding a restaurant on the 1st floor as well as a dance hall for the 2nd floor. According to... Read More

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    While it now stands as an antique mall, at one time it was a hotel. The hotel opened in 1914 and featured what was the largest swimming pool in the state of Illinois with mineral water that cured. The hotel stood 5-stories tall and featured terrazzo floors, marble staircases, and art glass bringing the feel of luxury. By the 1950s, it began to see signs of deterioration. By 1971 it... Read More

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    This property was built in 1907 and housed the business of a bed & breakfast until 2011. Many guests have reportedly experiencing the spirits believed to be that of two victims of homicides incidents from 1928. Even the bullet holes from the murders remain visible at the back staircase. The victims are that of the original owners -- former Carbondale Mayor John Charles Hundley and his... Read More

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  •   The Grand Rose Hotel Elizabethtown, IL
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    This hotel dates back to 1812 and has a wonderful view of the Ohio River. The former owner, Sarah Rose, is believed to haunt the place. Her apparition has been spotted walking around the second floor halls as well as climbing the stairs. People have reported a disembodied female voice and objects that move on their own during the night. Read More

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    This was once the location of the Holmes Death Castle, or Murder Castle, built by serial killer H.H. Holmes. Back in 1893, the hotel was built to lure 1893 Chicago World's Fair visitors where guests would be tortured and murdered. Today the location is a USPS post office, but people and even dogs feel a negative vibe to the area. Some report hearing screams as they pass the area, while... Read More

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  • Kaskaskia Hotel Lasalle, IL
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    This historic hotel dates back to 1916 and is believed to be haunted. Locals tell the story of a young woman who committed suicide my jumping from the top floor in the 1920's, but some will say her boyfriend actually pushed her. Employees have heard the click of her heels in the halls, and the elevator has been known to work on its own. In 2001, the hotel closed. It was remodeled and it... Read More

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  •   Hotel Baker St Charles, IL
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    This hotel was built in 1928 for Edward J. Baker, a native of St. Charles who earned the honorary title of "Colonel" with his luck in horse racing. His vision was for an elegant hotel-resort -- the most luxurious small hotel featuring 55 rooms. The hotel has welcomed guest like John F. Kennedy, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, Gerald Ford, to senators and entertainers. Many report the... Read More

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  •   Desoto House Hotel Galena, IL
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    This hotel dates back to 1855 and has seen guests including Abraham Lincoln and William Jennings Bryan. It was also the presidential campaign headquarters for Ulysses S. Grant, among others. Many believe the location is home to some ghosts, although the identities of them are unknown. Many have reported phantom cigar smoke, voices in the halls, and apparitions of people wearing period... Read More

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  •   Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago, IL
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    This hotel is extremely old and has quite a few ghost stories surrounding it. It was built over 100 years ago, becoming The Congress Plaza Hotel in 1908. It has been said that gangster Al Capone once lived here, while other reports say he once owned the hotel and used it for his headquarters. When research was done though, it was said that Al Capone actually never stayed here but... Read More

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