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
Update! Blog commenter, Don Kinnier, let us know the abandoned hotel in Odessa is being renovated! And what a beautiful refurbishment it is! As much as I love abandoned places and things, I more love to see them brought back to life. Kudos to the owners who cared enough to save it rather than raze it!
Google maps screenshot of hotel undergoing renovations in Derybasivs’ka Street at Vitse Admirala Zhukova Lane in Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
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
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
More information on the history and hauntings of the Diplomat Hotel here.
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
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
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
Image Source Geograph.org.uk
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
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.
UPDATE: The hotel has been restored and is now a cultural museum open to the public!
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
Grand Hotel, San Pellegrino, Italia by Hans Thijs on Flickr
Decorative grate, Grand Hotel, San Pellegrino, Italia. Photo by Hans Thijs on Flickr
Made to undress
In the wilderness
See forth a cue.
Passes through their walls
Stripped by dust.
Roam and stutter
Around echoing voices
Left by souls
Years and years ago.
Sadly, Utterly Abandoned by Lis’Anne Harris