Best Downtown Hotel for Chicago Ghost Tours

It’s that spooky time of year again, when just about anybody can get in the “spirit” of delving—just a little, maybe, or taking a full-on deep dive—into the prodigious haunted heritage of the Windy City.

With Halloween bearing down upon us, now’s the perfect occasion to enjoy a fall getaway to Hotel Chicago and weave in a ghost tour (or three) during your stay with us! You’re spoiled for choices when it comes to tour options: a reflection of the many fine tour operators in town, and of Chicago’s well-deserved reputation as one of the most haunted cities in America.

Examples of Chicago Ghost Tours

From guided walkabouts to Segue cruises, Chicago ghost tours take a variety of forms—and cover a lot of territory, leading you to a great diversity of destinations boasting some ghostly baggage or sinister histories.

Consider, for example, the Free Tours by Foot Chicago Ghost Tour, on which you can learn about everything from notorious prison breaks to such serial killers as H.H. Holmes while visiting a number of haunted locales.

Then there’s the Nightly Spirits Chicago Ghost Tour Pub Crawl, which combines tales of Lincoln Park ghosts and gangster murders with pit stops at various cheery watering holes.

Or get out on the Chicago River with the Wateriders Ghosts & Gangsters Tour, which takes the form of a truly delightful nighttime kayaking paddle. Against the dazzle of the lit-up nighttime cityscape, you’ll learn about haunted riverbanks, mobsters such as Al Capone and Jim Colosimo, and other suitably hair-raising topics.

Guide and author Adam Selzer leads a number of paranormally tinged history outings via Mysterious Chicago Tours, including fascinating (and spooky) visits to a number of different Windy City cemeteries. Selzer also serves as the guide for the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Haunted History Tour, on offer throughout October.

The Perfect Halloween Escape to the Windy City at Hotel Chicago

The above are only a few representative samples of the many Chicago ghost tours you can partake in this time of year. And you won’t find better luxury accommodations for such an experience than Hotel Chicago, offering Marriott Bonvoy Autograph Collection hospitality in River North’s iconic Marina City complex.

Book a (non-haunted) stay in one of our 354 guest rooms or suites, with ready access to such attractions as the Magnificent Mile, State Street, Navy Pier, and Museum Campus—not to mention the after-hours circuits of some top-rated Chicago ghost tours—this Halloween season!

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