This 1912 hotel is noteworthy for many reasons. Harry S. Truman spent election night here in 1948. It was also once a training camp for boxer Jack Dempsey, and a summer camp for the 1948 New York Giants. But the hotel is also noted for its haunts, which provide a pervasive eerie feeling for some guests.
Reports say the hotel’s lap pool is haunted by a male ghost from the speakeasy days, during which the pool was part of the basement. The man is said to have been killed there by the mob. Others say the ghost they’ve seen at the pool is a woman who is upset and looking for her child. She is known to pull hair and throw things if her temper is riled.
On the hotel’s third floor, a twenty-something woman in a maid’s outfit is said to supervise the living housekeepers, making sure their work is done correctly.
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- 401 Regent St
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
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- 39.33700429454326, -94.22592866427294
- Clay County, Missouri
- Nearest Towns:
- Excelsior Springs, MO (0.1 mi.)
Homestead, MO (2.2 mi.)
Crystal Lakes, MO (2.5 mi.)
Prathersville, MO (3.0 mi.)
Wood Heights, MO (3.4 mi.)
Excelsior Estates, MO (3.8 mi.)
Mosby, MO (3.9 mi.)
Lawson, MO (7.1 mi.)
Missouri City, MO (7.4 mi.)
Kearney, MO (7.6 mi.)
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