The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a hotel located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
It opened on May 15, 1927 and it is the oldest operating hotel in Los Angeles.
It boasts 300 rooms, 63 suites and 2 restaurants distributed over 12 floors and it sits along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Notable suites are the Gable-Lombard penthouse, a 3200 sq. ft duplex with an outdoor deck and is named for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard who used to stay in the room for five dollars a night and the Marilyn Monroe suite, where the actress lived for two years early in her career.
Famous residents at the hotel also include Montgomery Clift, who stayed at the hotel for three months in 1952 during the filming of From Here to Eternity, Shirley Temple, who learned to do her famous stair-step dance routine on the hotel stairs and even Charlie Chaplin.
With a hotel with so much history, it isn’t surprising that the hotel has also had it’s fair share of paranormal reports.
Marilyn Monroe is said to have remained at the hotel after her death and it is said that a mirror that once hung in her room is haunted by her spirit. It has been reported multiple times that guests and staff alike have looked in the mirror and seen the apparition of a young woman with blonde hair standing behind them.
Out of the 12 floors in the hotel, the ninth is believed to be the most active. Guests often report loud, thudding footsteps and unexplained voices and other noises, along with the apparition of Montgomery Clift either being seen in the hallways or heard practising his trumpet.
Some of the most noted paranormal occurrences occur in the hotel’s ballroom. In one corner of the ballroom, it is common for guests to report hearing voices and feeling cold spots. Many guests also report seeing people dancing around the ballroom and sightings of Marilyn Monroe have also been reported, whether she be dancing or posing.
Other reports in the ballroom include a five-year-old girl named Caroline, who is constantly looking for her mother, and the spirits of two men. One of these male spirits is widely believed to be an aspiring actor who had attended on of the Academy Award banquets, hoping to win an award, and the second is said to be an entertainer, who likes to play the piano.
Two of my favourite YouTubers, LoeyLane and Hailey Reese, made multiple series’ investigating the hotel and the evidence that they captured is chilling.
If you find the stories of the spirits at the hotel interesting, you should definitely check out their series’.