9. La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
Santa Fe, New Mexico
La Posada is different from many of the entries on this list. On the surface, it looks like a normal, non-haunted hotel, part of the Marriott brand. Its history runs deeper, though. The part of the resort known as the Staab House was built in 1882 by Abraham Staab, a merchant, and it's said that his wife Julia loved it so much that she never left, even after she died. The resort has embraced this legacy, even naming its restaurant Julia. Some guests claim to have seen and met Julia's spirit, and the house has been featured on a number of ghost-hunting shows.
Book a few nights at La Posada (which also bears a AAA Four Diamond designation), and explore the surrounding area, such as the petroglyphs and kivas of Bandelier National Monument, and the many shops and historic sites of the Turquoise Trail south of Santa Fe. Don't miss the Musical Highway on Route 333 near Tijeras, which has rumble strips arranged to play "America the Beautiful" when driven over.