100 N. San Francisco St.
Property HistoryOriginally financed by local citizens, the Hotel Monte Vista soon became the place to stay for transcontinental travelers. This 73-room hotel was the tallest building in Flagstaff when it opened on January 1, 1927.
Who Haunts It
- Bank Robber: In 1970, three men stopped at the Monte Vista for a drink after having robbed a nearby bank, and one of them (who had been wounded during the robbery) bled to death and died. Patrons and staff here report hearing a voice saying "Good Morning!" They also say barstools and drinks move on their own.
- Ladies of the Night: In the early 1940's, two prostitutes where killed and thrown out the window of Room 306. Guests who stay in this room report being wakened by a feeling of being watched, and male guests feel like they are being smothered.
- Phantom Bellboy: He has been reported to knock on doors and some say they have seen him standing outside Room 210. Hotel owners say actor John Wayne saw this ghost when he stayed at the hotel.
- Little Boy: Guests report seeing this ghost wandering in the hallways. Some say he has touched their hand and others have heard his voice behind them.
- Meat Man: In 1980, this man was found dead in Room 220. Since then, his spirit has been reported to hang meat from the chandelier and to throw things around the room.
- Rocking Chair: Room 305 is by far the most active room in the hotel. Some report seeing a woman sitting in a rocking chair near the window, while others say the chair moves by itself.
- Baby in the Basement: Maintenance and laundry workers in the hotel say they hear a baby crying in the basement.
- Dancing Couple: This transparent couple has been seen dancing in the Cocktail Lounge.