America’s Most Haunted Hotels

Hotel Monteleone (1886)

Location — New Orleans, Louisiana

Located in the French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone is one of a few haunted hotels in New Orleans. Founded by Sicilian Antonio Monteleone in 1886, the hotel has remained under family control for over 130 years. For nearly its entire existence, guests have had run-ins with numerous ghosts. One couple has spoken about an elevator stopping on the wrong floor, leading the pair to take a walk down an increasingly cold hallway — only to see ghost children playing at the end of the passage.

One of the more lighthearted haunts includes a locked restaurant door that opens and closes on a near-nightly basis. Nearly 20 years ago, the International Society of Paranormal Research spent a few nights at Monteleone. The team connected with more than 10 spirits, including a toddler and several former employees. The toddler, Maurice Begere, has been spotted by a handful of guests — including his mother — near the room where he passed away.

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