Halloween is all about costumes and parties and pampering yourself with candies. Of course, when you’re an adult, “candy” takes on a totally different meaning. Whether you’re up for a trick or a treat, these are eight of the best hotels you should book your stay in this Halloween’s Eve. Do justice to your super hot outfit by being in the right place at the right time.
Surrey Hotel in Manhattan
The Surrey Hotel definitely falls under “treat” this Halloween. Check out the gourmet caramels they’ll give you at the reception. This is also a pet-friendly hotel, as you can see. They won’t forget about your pooch as they give him or her doggy goodies. Are you booking your stay with kids? No problem. Surrey Hotel understands that Halloween is as much the parents’ party as well as the children’s. They get satisfying treats for their tricks too.
While the kids and dads are away, trick or treating, moms get their much-deserved break. Surrey Hotel is also offering a twenty percent discount for an hour’s worth of spa-treatment. The room rates for Halloween this year aren’t bad at all. For as little as $499 a night, you can book your stay over the Halloween weekend.
Hilton in the San Francisco Financial District
Of course, when you’re looking for a hotel that’s dressed to impress in terms of giving out treats, you should really be looking up the Hilton, particularly the branch in the San Francisco Financial District. Aside candies, you’ll be treated to free movies, restaurant coupons, sugarfree food, and free points for the Hilton HHonors.
Want more? Just be there with the most wicked costume you can come up with and you might even win a free stay over the weekend. Some might find this unnecessary, though, as the room rates for the Halloween weekend start at only $155 a night.
Circus Circus in Las Vegas
If you’re looking for more than just candy, the Circus Circus in Las Vegas will satisfy your Halloween needs. This is more than just a party place and a cheap hotel to spend the only weekend of the year when it’s legal to scare people. It’s the best place for hardcore tricksters and people who are looking for some serious scare.
Yearly, the Circus Circus plays host to what could be the scariest haunted domed theme park in the country. Among the favorites are the Chainsaw Massacre and the Hillbilly Hell. Every October, the Fright Dome opens from Thursdays through Sundays. The admission fee is reasonable at $34.95, but you get $5 off if you stay for at least two nights.
The hotel also offers a cheap $80 a night rate for the Halloween weekend. It’s the perfect getaway for you and your buddies.
Park Hyatt in Washington D.C.
Some people love Halloween because they’re either kids at heart or they love dressing up their own kids. If you like dressing up your pets during Halloween, though, the best hotel for you is the Park Hyatt in Washington D.C. The Halloween Bash for pets isn’t on Hallow’s Eve itself, though. Make sure that you book a room on October 20. From 6PM to 8PM, there’s going to be a competition at the Park Happy Hour hosted by PAWS.
Owners also get to play “dress up” because the competition has a “best couple” category. The $12 fee to enter the contest covers tickets for two servings of wine or beer. Candies and doggie treats are also thrown in the bag. To stay at the hotel with your pet during this event, you just need to shell out $499.
Ramada Plaza Hotel at Font du Lac, Wisconsin
Ramada Plaza Hotel is a rather cozy hotel. Walter Schroeder, the man who built this place, makes sure that he meets most of the guests here. Now, that statement would have appeared rather warm, especially in such a normal-looking hotel as the Ramada Plaza, except for the fact that Walter Schroeder is not the late Walter Schroeder, and the Wisconsin hotel was built way back in the 1920s.
The hype about this haunted hotel is so strong that its staff keeps a close record of all the paranormal activities in the property. Among them ate TV sets that switch channels on their own, apparitions, mysterious screaming and banging, faucets and lights being turned on and off on their own, etc.
The truly brave may want to book a night this Halloween on room 717. This is, by far, the most haunted of the hotel’s rooms. A scary weekend here would cost only $109.65 a night.
Hotel Provincial in New Orleans
This isn’t a list of the best hotels for Halloween if New Orleans is left out of the picture. The Hotel Provincial is as authentic as you can get if you’re looking for some good old fashioned southern haunting. The Big Easy room has given many honeymooners quite a scare with apparitions, among other things. With or without the apparition, though, the Victorian decor of the room is bound to give you goose bumps during your stay.
Hotel del Coronado in San Diego
Probably one of the creepiest (and the most classic) haunted tales you’ll here always has something to do with unrequited love. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diega has a tale just like that, which is why it attracts a lot of scaremongers during Halloween. We’re talking about the urban legend of Kate Morgan who stayed in the hotel to meet an estranged husband. The legend tells us that the husband never showed up.
Kate Morgan, with her heart broken, killed herself on the beach. She died of a gunshot. A lot of people believe that her spirit still haunts the hotel as they feel odd noises and cold breezes in the most unlikely places. It seems that Kate Morgan isn’t the only one haunting the hotel, though, as a lot of ghostly apparitions have been reported.
Whether you believe in haunting or not, the Hotel del Coronado is a good place to spend your Halloween weekend in if you’re a romantic at heart. If anything, the scaremongering is weakened only because the place is so beautiful.
The Stanley Hotel in the Rockies
If you’re a Stephen King fan, then there’s no other place to spend your Halloween weekend on other than the Stanley Hotel in the Rockies. This place is where the famed horror story writer wrote “The Shining”. The writer stayed in room 217 which must have shown him a ghostly activity or two, but if you’re brave, you’ll book a night at room 418. This appears to be the most haunted room in the hotel.
The most famous ghost in this hotel is Flora Stanley who happens to be the owner’s wife. She likes to play the piano at night, and is reported to be very visible when she decides to show herself to guests. In room 408, guests have also heard laughing children outside their hotel doors. When they check, there’s no one there.
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