I am putting together a story about hotel hauntings, and surely one to top the list would be reports of hauntings at the Hotel del Coronado, which have circulated for years.
The most famous San Diego and Coronado ghost is a young woman who reportedly committed suicide near the turn of the last century after her husband or lover abandoned her. I don’t remember exactly where she stayed that fateful night at the Hotel del Coronado, but I do recall a desk clerk giving me the room number during a stay at the Hotel Del Coronado a few years ago.
Unable to resist the temptation, I went by that small interior room in the hotel (with windows that opened into the hallway), but the window coverings were drawn shut and I could see nothing. The clerk said that many psychics and ghosthunters reserve the room–either out of curiosity, or the possible opportunity for a Coronado seance.
I am not aware of any threatening gestures made by the ghost or spirit that supposedly roams the halls and grounds of the Hotel del Coronado, but would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has encountered any ghosts or spirits at this legendary San Diego hotel–or from who have their own hotel haunting stories.
(In my original post about this story on San Diego Previews, there were several interesting responses and stories--that were far more interesting than my original article. Unfortunately, during the recent hacking attack these comments were deleted. Perhaps the story can be rebuilt into something even more interesting.)