When hotels and Los Angeles come to mind, you can’t help but think of The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA. It’s one of Los Angeles county’s most historic sites. Since May 15,1927, it’s been of great service to movie stars and tourists. Interestingly, two of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars during this time who have passed on to the after life, are seen here today. Also, there are reports of paranormal activity throughout the hotel.
Montgomery Clift stayed here for three months in 1953 for his role in the movie “From Here to Eternity.” Today, it is said that his ghost resides in room 928 on the 9th floor of the Roosevelt. Guests that have stayed in this room have reported that their luggage has been moved around without being touched. One woman claimed that she woke up in the middle of the night while staying in room 928 and saw a man in a top hat and a suit sitting on her luggage looking out the window. Witnesses have said that he is either seen in the hallway rehearsing his lines for his movie, or playing a trumpet.
In suite 1200, guests that have stayed in this room have reported seeing the ghost of Marilyn Monroe. This room use to be her poolside suite. She has been seen many times in a full-length mirror in this room. One of the most notable incidents happened in December 1985, when a maid by the name of Suzanne Leonard was dusting the room. She went to clean the mirror when suddenly she saw a blonde woman standing behind in the mirror. When she turned around, she was gone. The mirror now sits next to the elevator on the lower level.
These two famous ghosts aren’t the only ones that haunt the Roosevelt Hotel. Apparently, there’s more paranormal activity going on in this famous hotel. On the same day the maid Suzanne Leonard saw a full body apparition of what appeared to be Marilyn Monroe, a man named Alan Russell, who was a personal assistant to the general manager at the time, discovered something strange in The Blossom Ballroom. He was sweeping the floor when he suddenly felt a very cold spot in the room. He called it to other employees attention and they couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Psychics that have been here claim that a man in black clothing haunts this room. No one has been able to identify who this could be. Paranormal investigators believe that this coldspot is some kind of portal. People have also said that they’ve seen apparitions dancing in here as well as Marilyn Monroe’s. Perhaps it’s a portal for actors to dance at the Roosevelt.
We couldn’t end this paranormal detour of the Roosevelt without stopping by room Cabana Room 213 first. This is reported to be the most haunted room in the entire hotel. Front desk employees usually report on a regular basis that people check out in the middle of the night because the activity is so potent. They’re intuitions tell that something is very wrong with the room. About ten people have reported seeing a headless apparition coming at them. Guests have also said that the TV and sink in the bathroom turns on and off, as well as the coffee maker making strange rattling noises. Apparently, rumor is that a ghost hunter caught an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) of a spirit screaming “Someone died here!”
The Roosevelt Hotel has quite the history and quite the hauntings. Come visit this historic site on 7000 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA. if you’re visiting the Los Angeles area. Maybe you’ll see the ghost’s of Hollywood’s most famous actors.