Casa Marina Hotel

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This historic 1925 hotel was turned into an apartment building in 1983, stood abandoned from 1987 to 1991, and then was turned BACK into a hotel. It is said that ghostly shuffling can be heard coming from a vacant upstairs suite, and a portly figure has been known to apparate mysteriously on the south stairs. And look out — a prankish ghost trips folks who walk up the main staircase, near the seventh step. Unexplained voices and scents, like that of cigars, are sometimes detected here as well. Some believe comedian Fatty Arbuckle may be a haunt in residence. Other notable celebrities who have stayed here include Jean Harlow and Buster Keaton.

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Geographic Information

Address:
691 1st St N
Jacksonville Bch, FL 32250
United States

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GPS:
30.294787, -81.390354
County:
Duval County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Jacksonville Beach, FL (0.2 mi.)
Neptune Beach, FL (1.2 mi.)
Atlantic Beach, FL (2.8 mi.)
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (3.8 mi.)
Sawgrass, FL (7.1 mi.)
Palm Valley, FL (8.1 mi.)
Jacksonville, FL (16.0 mi.)
Fruit Cove, FL (19.7 mi.)
Orange Park, FL (20.9 mi.)
Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, FL (22.5 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://casamarinahotel.com

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  1. We stayed in a room upstairs overlooking the street. In the morning, my husband got up to run. I got in the shower. As I was finishing up, I saw a shadow. The shape was wrong to be my husband. It was too large, too rotund. At the time, the word portly came to mind, and I can’t believe that’s how this article describes it, but that’s totally accurate! I also smelled faint, semi-sweet cigar smoke. I froze, and the shadow’s hand extended out towards the edge of the shower curtain. I thought it was my husband trying to scare me, so I whipped open the shower curtain, and no one was there. The bathroom door was still closed.

  2. I stayed here last night by myself and will stay tonight too. Havent seen or heard anything so far. I did notice that one of the light hanging in the eating area was blinking. I am staying in a 2 room suite. When I went to bed last night I left a lamp on in the sitting area. Then I noticed that the light was off. I checked the lamp and it was working fine. Guess someone didnt want the light on. Lol!!! Other than these 2 things nothing else happened. Maybe I will have better luck tonight.

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