Rated as one of the most haunted hotels in New Orleans, the Hotel Monteleone was built in 1886 and is host to at least 12 ghosts. The haunted nature of this 1886 hotel has been celebrated in October. The building was featured on Travel Channel’s, “Weird Travels”. The International Society of Paranormal Research investigated this location and found that William Wildemere, a former employee died inside the Hotel Monteleone. He perished natural causes but his spirit continues to linger at this New Orleans haunted hotel.
A 10 year old boy and another younger spirit, are said to play hide-and-seek at the Hotel Monteleone. They aren’t permanent residents,but they purportedly return to the building from time to time to stir things up and hang out together.
Visitors have reported that the elevator will often stop on the wrong floor. Those who get off make their way down a hall that gets progressively colder until, at the end of it, they see apparitions of children playing.
The Grandfather clock in this family-owned haunted hotel is often repaired by the ghost of a man who can be observed working on it either in the daytime or at night. A bare-naked Mardi Gras ghost reveled in one of Hotel Monteleon’s rooms during the actual Mardi Gras season. His spirit was seen wearing only a mask and nothing else. A jazz singer and a lost child make their presence known and then disappear suddenly. The original owner of the hotel is also said to walk the corridors.
214 Rue Royal, New Orleans, LA 70130