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Cavalier Hotel

Cavalier Hotel

4200 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia
23451 USA

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Virginia Beach VA is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Cavalier Hotel. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

The History

Construction began in 1926 in this luxurious hotel. It had its own train depot and was added as a nonstop train destination from Chicago. It was named The Cavalier after a local newspaper contest. It included 195 guest rooms, a golf course, and a sunken garden whose flowers were used to adorn rooms, dining rooms, and the lobby. Doris Day, F Scott Fitzgerald, Fatty Arbuckle, Will Rodgers, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Muhammed Ali, Elizabeth Taylor are just a few of the guests who stayed here, plus several presidents. During World War II, the US Navy turned the hotel into a site for radar training.

In 1973, the Cavalier's sister hotel opened on the oceanfront and the original Cavalier was closed. It reopened in 1976 and was sold in 2012. After a 4-year renovation, the hotel has been beautifully restored to its original grandeur.

The Hauntings

One of the stories from the Cavalier is about a ghost cat. It seems a family's cat got out of the guest room and either fell or jumped into the pool. The little girl jumped into the pool to save her cat and both drowned. It is said that some guests see the ghost of a little girl walking through the pool area looking for her cat. Even stranger, mysterious feline paw prints have been seen on the back staircase.

Another story comes from the Pocahontas Room, which is now the Becca Restaurant. A female visitor often shows up without a reservation. She has been seen with her dog crossing through this room many times throughout the years. There is also a story that the elevators move from floor to floor with no one in them; this happened even when the hotel was closed for renovations.

Adolph Coors was with his wife and daughter staying at the hotel in 1929 and they were having breakfast in the dining room when the founder of Coors Brewing left the table and went to his guest room.
He entered room 606, opened the window, and jumped to his death. Several people have seen Adolph Coors' ghost in the halls.

More reads...

 Haunted Virginia: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Old Dominion     Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown & Other Haunted Locations     The Big Book of Virginia Ghost Stories (Big Book of Ghost Stories) by [Jr. Taylor, L. B.]





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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: May/21/2020

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