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Haunted Location - Hassayampa Inn
122 East Gurley
Prescott, Arizona 86301
Web-Site * 800- 322-1927
VISIT GREAT HAUNTED HOTELS
is located on the corner of Gurley and Marina in Prescott.
DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY
This glorious 1927 brick,
4 story, 68 room luxury hotel is described as "a haven for sophisticated
guests seeking a sense of pampered well being." It was built to attract
the summer traveler looking for relief from the sizzling hot weather which
is a mainstay every summer in the Valley of the Sun, where such cities
as Phoenix and Scottsdale are located. Prescott enjoys cooler weather
which makes it the perfect location to have such an inviting place to
find a reprieve from hot temperatures, 100 degrees and more!
Stepping into the lobby is
like going back into time to 1927. The rather large lobby/sitting room
has lovely hand-painted ceilings, a large fireplace, and many comfortable
chairs and other early 20th century furniture. The main dining rooms are
off to the left of this room. At the north end of this stately room is the
staircase leading up to the second, 3rd, & fourth floor. The fourth floor houses
the very haunted Grand Balcony Suite 426.
Shortly after the Hassayampa
Inn opened in 1927, a young, newly
married couple checked into the hotel for a romantic honeymoon in the
Grand Balcony Suite on the fourth floor, 426. That same evening, the husband
left his young wife, Faith, to go out to buy some smokes. He either met
foul play or decided to take off, leaving his new bride alone and distraught.
Three days of being alone took a toll on Faith and she hung herself from
the balcony, in clear sight of Gurley Street.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
Faith wanders throughout
the inn, making her presence known and is seen by the living on occasion.
When the kitchen staff
feel her presence, all the burners on the stove go out at once. Faith
has also been known to eavesdrop on conversations in the kitchen, and
has let the living know if she doesn't like what is being said. She has
knocked a full coffee cup on the woman holding it when the woman mentioned
she was going to the library to find out more about Faith. Faith may have
some issues with strangers finding out about how she died.
Around and About:
Faith has been seen floating
down a hallway wearing a pink gown, disappearing through doors into various
Faith has startled people
by appearing at the end of their beds, crying and holding flowers.
The Grand Balcony Suite,
Faith's favorite place to
be is of course the Grand Balcony Suite, 426:
A hotel employee was in
the hallway right outside of the Grand Balcony Suite, 426, and was surprised
when a wreath hanging on the door suddenly flew off the door after being
knocked off by a loud pounding, coming from within the room. He quickly
opened the door but no one living was inside.
One couple who were spending
the night in the Grand Balcony Suite, 426 were rudely awakened at 3 AM
when the radio and TV turned on by themselves at full blast. The couple
also found that the lights were turned on and water faucets in the bathroom
Faith has made herself at
home in this grand place and who can blame her! She is the entity guest,
who still waits for her husband to return and mourns his sudden departure,
while getting some chuckles and attention from the living, who accept
her as part of the hotel.