Perhaps the most famous of all DTLA hauntings, the Cecil Hotel has seen more than its fair share of murders, suicides, serial killers, and disappearances since 1927. The 600-room building has been home to many different people in its almost 90-year history.
There have been serial killers, such as Jack Unterweger and “the Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez, who called the hotel home. Other residents of the hotel committed suicide using the windows or rooms on higher floors.
One woman, Elisa Lam, was even found dead on the roof in the water tank. Her story and CCTV footage of her mysterious death were featured recently in a Netflix series and in a Ghost Adventures Special. There is an overall feeling of horror, sadness, and despair in the hotel.
Hearing unusual sounds, seeing ghostly figures and the feeling of not being alone is all rather common for visitors to the hotel. If you are looking for a restful night’s sleep, it is not the best place to stay.