With its historical landmarks and cultural institutions, amazing food, and never-ending supply of entertainment, there are plenty of reasons to visit New York City. If you're planning on heading to the Big Apple - or if you're a local, looking to splurge on a night at one of the city's most luxurious hotels - you should know about the haunted New York ghost stories surrounding them. In fact, unless you're staying at a chain hotel like the Hilton, there's probably a supernatural NYC legend or two about your choice of residence's history.
Thanks to its proximity to both a formerly dangerous neighborhood and a cemetery, the Bowery Hotel is said to be swarming with ghosts. Another hotel, the Jane Street Hotel, served as a home for crewmembers who survived the sinking of the Titanic, and their ghosts are said to haunt the Greenwich Village mainstay to this day.
If you want to check out these haunted places for yourself, you can book a stay in all but a few of them - but be careful, because not all of the spirits are friendly. Want more hauntings? Not to worry -- every state has a hotel that will spook you.
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