San Antonio's Emily Morgan named one of most haunted hotels in the nation

Built in 1924, the former Medical Arts Building once housed 50 hospital beds and featured a psychiatric ward.

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San Antonio’s Emily Morgan Hotel has once again made the list of the most haunted hotels in the nation, according to MySA.

Just in time for spooky season, online booking service named the historic property across the alley from the Alamo as the No. 4 most haunted U.S. hotel and the best place to stay for fans of “demonic” horror films, the online news site reports.

Built-in 1924, the Gothic-style building served as the city’s Medical Arts Building until 1976, housing 50 hospital beds complete with a psychiatric ward and a morgue. Adding to the creep factor, 600 men lost their lives on the property's grounds during the battle of the Alamo, according to the Express-News.

Although some hotels might avoid admitting that their guest rooms are haunted, the Hilton-owned hotel embraces it, even offering a ghost-focused package for couples during October.

Although the Emily Morgan was the only Alamo City hotel to make’s list, it’s not the only haunted hotel in San Antonio. The Menger Hotel, also located steps from the Alamo, has long been said to be a spot of paranormal activity and was ranked as the No. 4 most haunted spot in Texas by Yelp in 2021.

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Michael Karlis

Michael Karlis is a Staff Writer at the San Antonio Current. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., whose work has been featured in Salon, Alternet, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Orlando Weekly, NewsBreak, 420 Magazine and Mexico Travel Today. He reports primarily on breaking news, politics...

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