Hotel Nightmares in Movies and Books

Posted by Sandra Woolf

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Hotels can be large and extravagant or small and charming. But they can also be quite deadly, and even full of ghosts! They can have guests who have checked in, but never checked out. Be wary before you book your next stay at one of the nightmare hotels on this list.


Warren Hotel

A spooky mansion turned hotel, check. Strange creatures lurking in the basement, check. Mysterious guests in disguise, double check. Spooky adventures await any daring guest who grace this Victorian hotel's halls. Luckily this hotel is run by a kind bellhop, who is also the valet, groundskeeper, and errand boy. With fantastic Victorian-esque design, fast-paced action, and plenty of puzzles to solve, this middle grade mystery is a fun and engaging read for even the most reluctant readers.


The Overlook Hotel

Don’t be fooled by the grand façade of the Overlook Hotel. This spooky resort will slowly possess you and drive you insane! With blood filled elevators and eerie hedge mazes, we recommend you skip this vacation destination. Honestly though, what do you expect when the creator of such an establishment is Stephen King himself?



Bates Motel

If you’re looking for peace and quiet at the isolated Bates Motel, better keep driving. Something sinister surrounds the owner/manager Norman Bates. His calm demeanor and love for his mother doesn’t quite explain the many vacancies at his motel…and the yelp reviews mentioned slippery showers as well, so best to look at a hotel further down the road.



Bertram’s Hotel

Not all nightmare hotels are filled with the ghosts, some ominous hotels are just full of murderers. Miss Marple learned this lesson after staying at the Bertram Hotel in London. Eccentric guests and Edwardian era décor, the Bertram Hotel houses more than just fancy tea and suits of armor, when guests start to die off. The case is eventually solved, but best to avoid this fancy establishment at all costs.

Sandra Woolf

Sandra Woolf

Sandra Woolf lives in the PNW where she haunts bookshops and library sales. Freelancer by day, horror movie lover by night. Writing inquires can go to what lovely books at gmail or just to ask her how her hairy is so bouncy.