Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Hotels

I always wonder what happened to drive away business. Was it poor management, an economic downturn, or did someone die on the property and the hauntings have scared off all the customers? It’s really quite sad to see such beautiful craftsmanship gone to waste in some of these properties.

An old and abandoned hotel in the center of Odessa. by Roland Geider

An old and abandoned hotel in the center of Odessa by Roland Geider

Abandoned hotel and restaurant on U.S. Highway 83. by Billy Hathorn

Abandoned hotel and restaurant on U.S. Highway 83. by Billy Hathorn

Abandoned Hotel Viggo across from the Jim Hogg County Courthouse in Hebbronville. by Billy Hathorn

Abandoned Hotel Viggo across from the Jim Hogg County Courthouse in Hebbronville. by Billy Hathorn

The foot bridge between the Baker Hotel and the pool. Photo by Mark Fisher

The foot bridge between the Baker Hotel and the pool. Photo by Mark Fisher

Very cool historical information on the Baker Hotel and link to image source.

Abandoned Diplomat Hotel, Philippines by JanLendL on Flickr

Abandoned Diplomat Hotel, Philippines by JanLendL on Flickr

More information on the history and hauntings of the Diplomat Hotel here.

Abandoned Imperial Hotel, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Abandoned Imperial Hotel, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

The Imperial Hotel doesn’t appear from the outside to be too far gone. I hope someone steps in to save this beautiful, old building.  Image source.

There are many abandoned buildings on Hainan island, this one is in Sanya. Photo by Dounai

There are many abandoned buildings on Hainan island, this one is in Sanya. Photo by Dounai

View of Hotel Polissya, from the Palace of Culture, in the ghost city of Pripyat near Chernobyl. Photo by Tim Suess

View of Hotel Polissya, from the Palace of Culture, in the ghost city of Pripyat near Chernobyl. Photo by Tim Suess

Top floor of the Hotel Polissya in the ghost city of Pripyat near Chernobyl. Photo by Timm Suess

Top floor of the Hotel Polissya in the ghost city of Pripyat near Chernobyl. Photo by Timm Suess

Apartment blocks on Lenin Square, view from the hotel Polissya, Chernobyl. by Timm Suess

Apartment blocks on Lenin Square, view from the hotel Polissya, Chernobyl. by Timm Suess

For the story behind the above two pictures: Read the Chernobyl Journal on timmsuess.com

The Arcadian and Fort Road Hotel, Margate, Kent, Great Britain. Photo copyright Chris Whippet

The Arcadian and Fort Road Hotel, Margate, Kent, Great Britain. Photo copyright Chris Whippet

Image Source Geograph.org.uk

LP Hotel Seestern, Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE. Photo by Alex Schwenke on Flickr

LP Hotel Seestern, Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE. Photo by Alex Schwenke on Flickr

The former Haddon Hall Hotel on the London Road (A515) into Buxton, Great Britain. One of the last large buildings still under disrepair and awaiting someone to come forward and bring new life to these splendid Victorian buildings. Photo by Parksy1964 on Flickr

The former Haddon Hall Hotel on the London Road (A515) into Buxton, Great Britain. One of the last large buildings still under disrepair and awaiting someone to come forward and bring new life to these splendid Victorian buildings. Photo by Parksy1964 on Flickr

Abandoned haunted Hotel del Salto next to Tequendama Falls on the Bogotá River, Bogotá, San Antonio del Tequendama, Colombia, South America. Photo by ArturoAparicio

Abandoned haunted Hotel del Salto next to Tequendama Falls on the Bogotá River, Bogotá, San Antonio del Tequendama, Colombia, South America. Photo by ArturoAparicio

Brief history of Hotel del Salto found at Eyes on Colombia.

These last three are of the abandoned Grand Hotel in San Pellegrino Terme, in the Province of Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy. Photos by Hans Thijs on Flickr

Old Grand Hotel in San Pellegrino, Italy. by Hans Thijs on Flickr

Old Grand Hotel in San Pellegrino, Italy. by Hans Thijs on Flickr

Grand Hotel, San Pellegrino, Italia by Hans Thijs on Flickr

Grand Hotel, San Pellegrino, Italia by Hans Thijs on Flickr

Decorative grate, Grand Hotel, San Pellegrino, Italia. Photo by Hans Thijs on Flickr

Decorative grate, Grand Hotel, San Pellegrino, Italia. Photo by Hans Thijs on Flickr

Abandoned buildings
Made to undress
In the wilderness
See forth a cue.

Another requiem
Passes through their walls
Stripped by dust.

Wandering spirits
Roam and stutter
Around echoing voices
Left by souls
Residing somewhere
In structures
Time forgotten
Years and years ago.

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned by Lis’Anne Harris
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3 thoughts on “Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Hotels

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  2. I was intrigued by the image of the abandoned hotel in Odessa, and knowing nothing about the Ukraine I went to google maps, navigated the aerial view to what looked like an interesting part of the city centre, and dropped the little yellow man down. By sheer coincidence I dropped him right smack in front of this now restored hotel! What are the odds of that?

    • I have no idea how to calculate odds, but I’m guessing a gajillion to one? ;-) I’m so glad you commented to let me know this one has been saved! I’m going to see how lucky I am and give google maps a whirl in Odessa. LOL Thank you so much for visiting!

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