The Spookiest Hotels to Visit for Halloween 2021

spooky hotels to visit for halloween

It’s spooky season, ya’ll!

Dust off your broomsticks, stock up on fake blood and get ready for the hordes of trick or treaters.

But don’t leave all the fun to the kids. Halloween means dozens of hotels around the country are getting ready to give you a frighteningly good time.

From creepy mixology classes to trick-or-treating and black-tie balls at haunted hotels, there’s a frightening amount of events to choose from this season.

Here are the best fall and Halloween events from some of the top hotels in the USA!

Get Your Spooky on at the Gaylord Opryland Resort

If there is one hotel that knows how to get into the Halloween spirit, it’s Gaylord Opryland.

The resort goes all out for the season and hosts plenty of activities and events the kids (and adults) will adore.

This year, you can:

  • Go on a hide and seek scavenger hunt with Spookley the Square Pumpkin: Your little sleuths will need to solve puzzles to reveal his eight hiding spots.
  • Sign up for a trick or treat expedition: Along the resort’s trick or treat trail, you can expect plenty of sweet treats and spooky decorations.
  • Go on the Jack-o’-lantern walk: Stroll through a magnificent display of Jack-o’-lanterns and get some pumpkin carving inspiration for your home.
  • Try your luck at the Haunted Hidden Treasure Escape Room: Unlock the treasure chest before time runs out, and you can take home some of Barbabus Blackbeard’s loot.
  • Glide down on the river on a ghoul boat ride: You never know what to expect while sailing down the Delta Atrium. Behind every bend, something mysterious and spooky is lurking in the shadows.
  • Sip on creepy cocktails at the Spookeasy: After the kids are in bed, come on down and experience the resort’s 21+ haunted hideaway.

Sprinkle a Dash of Boo into Your Day at Disneyland Resorts

disneyland resorts halloween

Disneyland is always a good idea, but when it’s Halloween, the hotels shine. Bring the whole family along for a weekend of hijinks and ghoulish activities you don’t want to miss.

Here’s what you can expect from Paradise Pier, the Disneyland Hotel, and the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa:

  • Visit Oogie Boogie: The massive gingerbread sculpture is a confectionary masterpiece at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa. Can you spot the 13 hidden Mickey’s on the sculpture?
  • Go Under the Sea: At Paradise Pier Hotel, you can see Ursula’s tentacles taking over the hotel lobby.
  • Go Ghost Hunting: Hop on over to Disneyland Hotel and explore the Haunted Mansion art in the lobby.
  • Fill Up on Spooky Treats: Staying at the Disneyland hotels means you’ll find plenty of spooky goodies. Keep an eye out for Jack Skellington cookies, Mickey-shaped monster cookies, and Mickey whoopie pies.
  • Sign Up for Trick-or-Treating: All three hotels are offering a complimentary and exclusive trick-or-treating experience to guests.

Besides all the decorations, Disney is hosting a slew of Halloween events such as:

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Spooky Halloween Party
  • Minnie’s Halloween Dine
  • Halloween-themed movie nights
  • Halloween Magic Kingdom fireworks cruise

Pumpkin Indulgence at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay

Not a fan of the ghouls and scares, but want to get into the fall spirit for Hollow-ween? Head to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay and treat yourself to the Pumpkin Indulgence spa package.

Located in the heart of the “Pumpkin Capital of the World”, it’s the perfect place to unwind and have a merry gourd time. The package includes accommodation, a pumpkin facial, pumpkin macarons, and a glass pumpkin to take home.

It sounds like squash goals to me!

Attend the Spooky Shining Ball at the Stanley Hotel

the stanley hotel

The Stanley Hotel is infamous among Stephen King and horror movie fanatics. It’s the setting for The Shining, one of Jack Nicholson’s iconic film roles that’s spooked audiences since the 1980s.

So it’s only fitting that the hotel throws a ball to celebrate Halloween.

The best part? There’s more than one!

This year, you can attend the Shining Ball (costumes are encouraged) and spend the evening listening to live jazz music.

Or you can put on your best dress and tux and attend Devotchka- a swanky black-tie ball.

Spend Halloween Weekend at The Greenbrier

For a Halloween family trip that everyone will rave about for years, visit The Greenbrier. Dubbed “America’s Resort”, it goes all out for the spookiest season.

Over the weekend, you can attend:

  • Halloween-themed mixology classes: Learn how to create spooky concoctions for $45 pp.
  • Pumpkin painting workshops: Let your little ones decorate Jack-o’-lanterns without you needing to clean up any of the mess.
  • Monster Mash: An evening of Halloween entertainment for the kids featuring spooky games, food, movies, and costumes.
  • Goblin Gala: An adults-only event where you can dress up and dine on spooky creations from The Greenbrier’s culinary team.

Which of these fall and Halloween-themed hotels are you going to visit this season?

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