This is a story about a haunted hotel in a list of reportedly haunted locations in the United States. Hotel San Carlos Phoenix is abuzz with rumors of a 22-year-old girl who jumped from the seven-story hotel to her own death. Other witnesses claim a girl mysteriously appeared at their beds and stayed there for several seconds until she disappeared.
Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix. The Valley’s Hotel San Carlos is located in Downtown Phoenix and has two titles: it is an operating hotel as well as a tourist attraction. This historic boutique hotel was built in 1928. It was popular among Hollywood’s Golden Age members, such as Clark Gable (Clark Gable), Carole Lombard (Mae West), Gene Autry, Marilyn Monroe, and Gene Autry. Hotel San Carlos has a history of hearsay that is often referred to, even though it boasts a list of celebrities as impressive as those that made its peak.
Although other hotels may try to conceal paranormal activity reports, the Hotel San Carlos is one of the most haunted spots in Phoenix. They are open to ghost stories and welcome any curious guests looking for a glimpse of the woman in white. If it wasn’t for Leone Jensen’s tragedy, it isn’t easy to imagine where Hotel San Carlos’ legend and fame would have started. Jensen, a fragment of her transcendent life, is believed to have been one of many ghosts roaming the rooms and roof of the hotel.
Hotel San Carlos today
It was on May 27, 1928, just weeks after the hotel’s grand opening, when the 22-year old woman, whom local newspapers called “pretty blonde” and who was described as a “pretty blonde,” jumped from the hotel’s seven floors to her death below. Many stories are speculative about the circumstances that Jensen checked into room 720 to escape by the roof. Jensen’s ghostly sightings are also a part of the hotel legends. Many people have witnessed her disappearing from their beds, often as a result of her suicide.
During her reported visits to Hotel San Carlos, the white-clad woman never spoke or appeared threatening. Other ghost witness accounts suggest that she is not the sole spirit resident of Hotel San Carlos. Many have reported seeing a little girl’s ghost sitting in one of the hotel rooms and crying. Others have reported hearing children running or laughing in the basement. Believers claim that the sightings were linked to Native American worshipping ground on which Hotel San Carlos was built. This is also where the first school, Little Adobe, was established by early Phoenix settlers in 1874. After many incarnations, it was finally closed down in 1916 to allow for the construction of a luxury resort.
The San Carlos Hotel was built after Charles Harris and Dwight D. Heard bought the land from the Phoenix Babbitt family, more than ten decades after the schoolhouse had been demolished.
G. Whitecross Ritchie was the architect responsible for Hotel San Carlos’ Italian Renaissance style, which is a luxury-assigned Italian Renaissance style. The hotel was named the Southwest’s most modern after its grand opening in March 1928. San Carlos, which was constructed using the well dug to replace the old schoolhouse, became the first Phoenix high-rise hotel with air conditioning and hand-operated elevators. The original hotel owner and General Manager, Charles Harris, lived with his family in the penthouse on the seventh floor. The hotel’s state-of-the-art facility at Hotel San Carlos attracts Hollywood stars and a large number of Phoenix’s social and political elites, including ghostly guests. Unlike other establishments that tried to hide similar ghost stories, Hotel San Carlos openly accepted them and continues to welcome guests curious about its history and halls. At the same time, they wait for spirits to join the party.
Hotel San Carlos, Phoenix’s only remaining historic boutique hotel, was declared an Arizona State Historic Landmark in 1974. It is also a member of Historic Hotels of America as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The multi-million-dollar renovation of the hotel in 2003 included many upgrades to its rooms, amenities, and architecture. It also preserved its historical foundation.
Reviewed on November 25, 2014
The stay in this hotel has been reviewed in details by a woman from Greenville, South Carolina on a official Trip Advisor website.
(Further citated: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g31310-d112162-r241433193-Hotel_San_Carlos-Phoenix_Arizona.html)
“I had heard this hotel was haunted. I was skeptical. I was reassured the rumors were true. The first night started with me hanging a Ghostbusters sign on the lamp as a joke. The lamp immediately burned out. For fun, we downloaded a ghost app. It showed ghosts in and out of our room. Sometimes you would feel a chill come over you from your head to your toes. Sometimes you felt like you were being watched. Our laptop went wacky and died on us there. While in the basement using the business center, a ceiling fan with a pull came on by itself. We didn’t pull it.
Nothing will top the 2nd (and last) night we stayed. While my partner was using the restroom, I jokingly told him the ghost was in there according to our app. He began to beat on the door telling me to hurry in there. I thought he was joking so I initially ignored him. He kept telling me to come in there so i did. The light in the bathroom was smoking and forming into a shape towards him and the light flickered many colors. We video taped this and looking into the phone, the light was so bright in there you could not make out the bathroom. When we would pan over to the room area, the picture was fine.
The staff is wonderful and moved us to another room. Once inside, we were feeling very eerie and discussing leaving. It took a bag of Doritos that were sitting on a desk with us on the other side of the room to fly across the room – ALL BY ITSELF. That was it. The staff was accommodating and refunded us for that night.
The hotel itself is charming and old. A great stay for those wanting to experience the paranormal. The activity in our room was outrageous. Go to YouTube and look up “JenniferMcKelvey” to see the video of the bathroom incident.”
We still challenge you to come to the haunted house in Ohio; it’s even more, spookier than this, of course, if you dare to try.