Is the Hotel San Carlos Haunted? – Phoenix, Arizona
Into this world come some stories about haunted places and the life of those that supposedly haunt them. The Hotel San Carlos in Phoenix is supposedly haunted by a woman named Leone Jensen, who was 22 at the time, went to the roof of the hotel dressed in an evening gown. Said to be brokenhearted over the lost love of a local bellboy, she jumped from the roof to her death. It has been said that ever since then guests have reported odd breezes, ghostly noises and the pale shadow of a woman floating in the air.
Now, if you believe in haunted places and you want to experience it for yourself then you really need to visit this hotel which is still operating and attracting people with its Italian Renaissance building was constructed in 1928. The hotel has hosted such celebrities as Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and the wonderful Mae West (who has a suite named after her.)
The hotel was built on the site of the city’s first school which was built in 1874. It is said that the sound of children running and laughing is often heard, even when no children are checked in at the hotel.
While you are at the hotel you may want to check out the "San Carlos Hollywood Star Walk", which was inlaid on both the Central and Monroe sidewalks in front of the hotel. The sidewalk star names a famous movie star or big band leader that has stayed in the hotel while performing in town.
Even with the history of the hotel being such as it is, it is a place that is centrally located to places like Bank One Ballpark, America West Arena, and the Civic Center so if you like the thrill of being someplace haunted and you still want the convenience of location and the decor’ of the past then you should truly check out the Hotel San Carlos.