Haunted Hotel - Voted "Top 31 Haunted Houses in America" by HauntedHouseRatings.com

Haunted Hotel, a Long Standing San Diego Tradition

In the middle of San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp District, amongst the many bars, restaurants and nightlife lurks a sinister destination. Monsters beckon you to an open doorway in the center of the historic 1889 Drokers Building on Market Street. The sign above the doorway reads Haunted Hotel.

Once you’re checked in you’re ushered into the Hellevator, like an elevator only full of unpleasant surprises, which takes you deep into the bowels of the building. You’ll visit a spooky subway tunnel, and climb aboard a subway car complete with unexpected guests. You’ll also explore Freddy Krueger’s workshop and come face to face with Jason as you tour room after room of the hotel’s horrific basement, until you run screaming up the steps to the exit with a chainsaw wielding maniac in hot pursuit.

The longest running haunted house in San Diego, Haunted Hotel was conceived and built by Robert Bruce and Greg DeFatto in 1993. Starting in January of every year, scenic artists from Southern California’s film and television industry get to work revamping the haunt, creating newer, scarier scenes to keep up with horror movie trends. They have to work quickly, because the Haunted Hotel also opens for the Comic-Con convention every July.

Tickets are a steal at just $15 a pop for Sunday through Thursday nights, a bit more on Fridays and Saturdays, and another $10 for a fastpass to skip the line. Location, location, location – it’s a happening neighborhood to hang out in around Halloween, and if you’re wondering how scary it is, have supper at Hooter’s next door and listen to all the screaming!

Congratulations to Haunted Hotel…The Victim’s Choice for ” Top 31 Haunted Houses in America” at HauntedHouseRatings.com.