New Orleans' internationally famous hotels often get all the recognition for being some of the most haunted locations in the city--but no less haunted are the city's Bed & Breakfasts and Boutique Hotels. While the atmosphere might be a little more cozy, a little more familial, one thing is for certain: these places-to-stay are just as rife with paranormal phenomena as any of the other bigger haunted hotels in the city.
At Ghost City, we often have guests calling in to ask where they should stay. They want the ghosts, definitely, but not always the large-scale hotels that dot the French Quarter skyline. Sometimes, we have guests call in who aren't looking for a haunted place to stay, and when this happens, we always direct them to The Chimes Bed & Breakfast, where we know they'll have a grand time (without the ghosts).
But for many, the ghosts are a priority, especially as a bed & breakfast or boutique hotel is often a guest's best chance of experiencing ghostly activity.
In order to help you out, we've compiled a list below of our favorite most haunted bed & breakfasts and boutique hotels in New Orleans. We've talked to employees and management to scope out all the strange happenings which occurs at these locations, all in the hope that you might experience something yourself. Are you ready to stay at some of the city's most haunted places-to-stay and have a paranormal experience of your own?
Modern edge meets historic preservation at the elegant Fleur de Lis Mansion. Once the home of one of the earliest families in New Orleans, the Fleur de Lis Mansion has witnessed more than its fair share of time passing and tragedy.
Rumored to have one time been a brothel, this historic boutique hotel is considered of the most haunted in the city. Although strangely enough, it seems that its ghosts prefer the men who stay here. Although perhaps that's clue enough as to who is haunting this two-century old building.
Situated on the streetcar line in the Garden District, this Victorian property is one of the most highly sought out places to stay in New Orleans. A quiet patio, guest rooms decorated with beautiful antique furniture and an enthralling history . . .
But as beautiful as this historic mansion is, The Avenue Inn might also be catering to guests that aren't exactly living . . . not any longer. Who might be responsible for the strange phenomena occurring here? There's only one way to find out:
Located on the cusp of the French Quarter and the Marigny is the haunted Jean Lafitte House, a boutique hotel which dates--according to local lore--all the way back to when the infamous pirate himself might have housed a smuggling operation here. At this historic place-to-stay, the only thing known is the unknown. Employees have discovered pieces and evidence of long-ago days...
Just as they've spotted the ghosts from that same period as well. Do you want to spend the night in the haunted captain's quarters? There's no telling who will visit you in the dead of night.