Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Haunted Hotel Del Coronado in California

Hotel Del Coronado, California

unused, from 2011

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Hotel del Coronado is a beachfront luxury hotel in the city of Coronado, just across the San Diego Bay from San Diego, California. It is one of the oldest and largest all-wooden buildings in California and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.

When it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world and the first to use electrical lighting. It has hosted presidents, royalty, and celebrities throughout the years. The hotel has been featured in numerous movies and books.

The hotel received the Four Diamond rating from the American Automobile Association, and was listed by USA Today as one of the "Top 10 Resorts In The World".

One famous resident of the hotel is the purported ghost of Kate Morgan. On November 24, 1892, she checked into room 304 (then 3318, now 3327), to meet with her husband who was a doctor and he was going to give her medicine for her stomach cancer, but he never arrived. She was found dead on the steps leading to the beach three days later. The case was declared a suicide. She had shot herself. Ever since then, some guests that have checked into room 3327 have reported flickering lights and floating objects.


Chris Overstreet said...

I've always wanted to visit the Del. "Bid Time Return" by Richard Matheson, the book upon which "Somewhere in Time" is based, is set here, rather than in Michigan.

9teen87 said...

Hello Chris, I hope someday you make it out there.

I liked the movie Somewhere in Time, good to know, thanks :D

Philippine hotel said...

What a bad way of dying. Mainly the reason why creepy things are being experienced in the hotel. And the whole place is beautiful yet spooky.