Haunted Camino Real Hotel in El Paso, TX
Built in 1912, the Camino Real is a national landmark. The hotel was originally known by the name “Hotel Paso del Norte” where guests would stay and watch firefights of the Mexican Revolution from the rooftop. The hotel has hosted dignitaries, Amelia Earhart, and even Pancho Villa played cards at the hotel before the Mexican Revolution.
Ghosts of the Camino Real
The Camino Real is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman in a white gown. When the ghostly woman is near, men will say they smell a scent of beauty and perfume, while women sense a foul odor and have a nervous sense about them. This ghostly woman is often found in the basement and has been known to roam the halls of the building with a look of sadness and distress on her face.
Who is the Woman in White that haunts the Camino Real?
The stories we’ve heard of the ghost of the woman in white suggest that she was a bride who was never married. It is said that one of the first events ever held at the Camino Real was a wedding. The wedding was held on the 10th floor, which was the top floor of the hotel in that era. The bride was left all alone at the altar as the groom and one of the bridesmaids never showed for the wedding. In her sorrow, the bride flung herself from the building to her death.
Haunted Rooms & Places in the Camino Real Hotel
- The basement is where the woman in white is seen most often.
- The 10th floor is where the woman in white’s wedding was supposed to take place.
- Pancho Villa Room is said to have lights flicker whenever you mention his name. During the Mexican Revolution, people would watch the fighting across the river from the higher floors of the Camino Real.
- Room 727 has been reported to have some activity of a ghost that wakes you up at night shaking you.