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10/31/2013 11:15 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Haunted Hotels: Overnight Frights

Skip the lines at haunted houses and treat yourself to an overnight fright in honor of Halloween. Travelzoo's Deal Experts have hand-tested the following deals so that you can save at hotels across the country rumored to be haunted. Spooktacular deals, spooktacular fun.

The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
  • Forty-nine lives were lost onboard the historic ocean liner but their souls never disembarked. Not spooked enough? Ask to visit Cabin B340, no longer rented out due to extreme paranormal activity.
  • Stay above sea level in a Stateroom featuring wood paneling from around the world, or land lovers can come aboard for an after-hours tour of the ship's paranormal hot spots, 39 for two (reg.78).
Loews Don CeSar Beach Hotel, St. Pete Beach, Florida
  • The iconic 4-star Pink Lady on Florida's Gulf Coast has been a playground for the rich and famous since 1928. Designed by a wealthy businessman in honor of his lost love, guests report seeing the couple, reunited in paradise afterlife, walking hand-in-hand on the beach and through the hotel's lobby.
Montauk Manor, Montauk, New York
  • Overlooking Gardiner's Bay & Block Island Sound, this luxurious resort hosts New York's crowd summering in the Hamptons. The historic hotel was built in 1926 on the site of a violent Native American conflict -- and mass unmarked graves. Drumbeats can be heard on the property, and guests report a chief in full headdress wandering the top floor.
  • Looking for a last-minute, frightfully fun weekend? The hotel's Murder Mystery Weekend (Nov. 1-3) including two nights' accommodations, nightly receptions, all meals on Saturday, Sunday brunch and an interactive Who Done It adventure starts at $841 for two people.
The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, Texas
  • Built in the splendor of the Gilded Age by brewing magnet Adolphus Busch, the 4-Diamond hotel has played host to glamorous guests and A-List parties for over a century, some that seem to never end. The front desk reports complaints of footsteps, boisterous conversations and Big Band music in deserted hallways. Head to the 19th floor, the original ballroom, haunted by a bride who hung herself after being left at the altar.
Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • The Gettysburg Hotel bore witness to the three-day Civil War battle and many of the injured and dying were brought to the hotel. A nurse named Rachel still visits rooms looking for wounded soldiers. She is friendly to guests, but opens drawers and rearranges their contents. Take a moonlit ghost tour through the city's historic streets for the chance to see other lost souls in one of the most haunted cities in the United States.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Construction of the 4-Diamond Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati was no small feat and the work that went into the magnificent structure is not forgotten, even today. The "Lady in Green" has been spotted searching the halls for her husband, a laborer whose body was never found after a fatal accident during the opulent French Art Deco hotel's 1930 development.

--Elisabeth Barker is an editorial assistant based in New York City. Travelzoo has over 250 deal experts from around the world who rigorously research, evaluate and test thousands of deals to find those with true value.

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