Hotels >Silver Queen Hotel & Wedding Chapel
If you are looking for a genuine 19th century experience, this is the place to go. There is nothing trite or touristy about it! The rooms are very clean and well kept. Pride of ownership abounds. We stayed in room 25 which overlooks "B" st. We had a great view of Pipers Opera house and the old miners union hall. In the room everything works from the transoms above the doors to the huge windows. There are no "Keep off the grass" signs, if you know what I mean. From the moment you enter, you are truly transported back to the 1870's. Although the lighting is electric, it is subdued and very reminiscent of gas light. The architecture is amazing. I must warn you that as wonderful of an experience we had, the hotel might not be for everyone. The only modern amenities are electricity and indoor plumbing. That means no elevator, phones, internet etc. Also, we were unable to get a cell phone signal from the room. The beds were very comfortable, but the room was just a little chilly. There was a portable heater but the bed could have used a couple of more blankets. However, we were there in the off season. We thought that this added to the authenticity. Any one needing ADA access will need to book a room on the 2nd floor and enter from "B"st. The stairs are very steep and the hallway is narrow on the 3rd floor. Parents with young children will need to watch them closely-no running up and down the stairs. Remember the building is over 130 years old and there were not a lot of safety features built into the architecture. These points are not a complaint at all; they are just a caution that the Silver Queen is the real deal and must be treated as so.
My husband and I rented 2 rooms (7 and
8) we took one and my son took the other. I had a wonderful feeling while I was there and even saw something the first night. I woke up about 2am to a scratching/thumping noise. When I looked up I saw a shimmering fog of sorts. I watched it as it went over my bed and into the next room......My son and his girlfriend wouldn't let me close the ajoining door......so I watched the misty fog hover over the kids and then it dissappeared out the window.
A few nights later my husband was awaken to a knocking at the door. Each time he went to the door there was no one there. We had talked to the bartender downstairs and we were told her name was Rosie. So my husband asked her to leave us alone by name.......there was a shuffling and we heard stomping down the hallway.
We were walking around the hotel late one night and my cell phone suddenly went off. I had a voice mail. I could not understand the message so I went to the log of the phone and there was no record of the call coming in. I believe Rosie was just saying hello through my cell phone.
Overall we loved the place and will go back.......very haunted but not mean spirits....just playful ones.
We stayed 3 nights in 3 different
rooms. 11,29,13.. Is it haunted? After reveiwing over 500 pictures, 4 hours of infered video, and hours of EVPs...YES, it is! Room 13 overnight cam shows orbs flying around all night! Yes, the walls are thin and you hear your neighbors, but the first nite in room 11, we and a very quiet gentleman we're the only ones on the 2nd floor. Voices whispering, foot steps on wooden floors down the hallway! (All of the hallways are carpeted)...
And as far as the staff goes, everyone was extremelly friendly!!! Mississippi, Rev. james, and Connie the owner were just GREAT! During an EVP session, I asked "Rosie" in room 11, Who's your favorite person here? She replied..CONNIE...We also were treated to the first nite tour at the Washoe tour! The second night, I was allowed to explore the 2nd and 3rd floor by myself for almost 2 hours!!! So come, stay, take the "Bats in the Bellfry" tour, and try the AWESOME pizza and garlic fries down at the Red Dog saloon. If your not the "Beverly Hills" type, you'll love this place! WE WILL BE BACK!
Stayed at this famous historic "haunted" hotel, room #4. Did not hear or see any ghosts but did hear guests in other rooms. Visit the historic Silver Queen (real silver dollars) in the historic bar. A fun visit gives a view of what it was like in the rowdy 1870s. Clean room, not fancy. Thin walls, narrow halls and stairs, no phone, A/C or TV in the room. No elevator. A nostalgic historic hotel. Right in the center of Virginia City.
Stayed one nite in room 11 was very cold and haunted. Heard noises all nite. Very thin walls. I got touched twice on my head while sleeping. Was fun if you are there for the ghost other wise you wont like it. Alot of old furniture and not kept up to great but we stayed in mar 2012 and was very cold even snowing out so the room was cold and the ghost made it even colder. But was a fun stay and would go back.
Listen, this is an authentic1800's style hotel. This is not a modern hotel by any means. Yes, thin walls, no TV, no internet, no AC.. but thats all part of the experience. Bottom line, fantastic staff, excellent bar service and i look forward to returning for another stay. Ghosts... OH YEA you wont get much sleep! We stayed in room 18 which is the top floor with 2 windows that open up for a great view! The bed will shake, you will hear doors slamming through out the hallways, random voices talking in the room and outside your door and something shaking the door knob!
My husband and I just celebrated our
twenty year anniversary and we decided we wanted a little adventure. We both had watched the shows on TV that featured the Silver Queen Hotel in Virginia City and remembered that the programs said that the place was haunted so we made mid-week reservation for a stop-over between Vegas and Reno. We got a room above the bar, facing the street. Upon arriving we found the room was very old fashion, comfortable and we felt like we were in the times of the old west.
After our long drive up from Las Vegas we were tired and decided to take forty winks before dinner. During our nap we heard voices of a family, a couple of kids and a woman. We thought nothing of it. We woke, had a great Chinese meal in town, took a stroll up and down the wooden-plank walkways and played at two local casino/bars. Although this was the first time we stayed the night in Virginia City, as in previous visits, we enjoyed ourselves and found the locals very friendly. We walked back across the street, found the Silver Queens bar closed, so after a walk through Silver Queen’s hallways (which were completely quiet and empty and all room’s dark) we returned to our room at midnight.
It wasn’t fifteen minutes after our head hit the pillows when things started happening. We both heard a loud clunk followed by footsteps up and down our hall. Unremarkable perhaps, except as far as we could tell, no one on our floor was awake and the footsteps were clearly on a wood floor and every inch of the hotel is thickly carpeted. I made my husband leave the light on in our room.
Voices, door creaking and a repeat of footsteps continued to keep us awake, yet every time we opened the door the hall was empty and quiet. At about 3:30PM things seemed to quiet down. Taking pity on my poor husband, I got up and turned off our bedroom light. He fell asleep minutes later. I continued to lay awake; the blanket over my head. My last memory before sleep finally found me was of loud boots stomping down the hall, a bang on our door and the door knob jiggling. I didn’t get-up to answer the door. We left early the next morning.. before breakfast.
Latter that day, while eating breakfast in Reno, I called the Silver Queen and spoke to Karen, the hotel’s pleasant bar tender and hotel reservationist. I wanted to let her know that “yes,” like other before us, “we now believe their hotel is haunted.” After hearing about the continued footsteps and door creaking, etc., she told us we were the ONLY people on our floor. I asked about the family that we heard while napping. This seemed to really surprise her. She said that the only child that had been in the hotel the day before was the grandchild of the owner and that child was two—far too young for the voices we heard so very clearly.
Would I stay at the Silver Queen again? Well… it’s been about five days since I was there and I’m still a little freaked-out, however, yes. I got the adventure I hoped for, a wonderful story to tell and a very memorable anniversary!
I just loved the way it really is the way it was back in the 1870's there is not much to do after 9pm except going to the bars and gamble and there are no table games in any casinos to bad as I thought I was going to play some blackjack but the slots are very loose. I enjoyed the weekend and would go again they say that around Christmas is a very pretty time in the city. If you stay at the queen find Darla or Rick that work there and tell them Fireman/Harley Mike from Clearwater, FL turned you on to the place I had a blast and you will too as for room 9 let's just say there are many past life's still hanging around !
My husband and I read reviews about
this hotel and it was obvious that it wasn't a place for everyone. I would advise anyone to do their research and read the reviews before you go to a hotel. I loved the idea of it being haunted, but unfortunately didn't get any visits!
We loved the place! Great rooms. We stayed in room 18, 3rd floor. We didn't find the stairs challenging at all, however we didn't bring a lot of stuff with us to our room.
It was a very quiet stay, of course it was a Wednesday night. We only saw one other couple. The check in was quick, simple and friendly. We got there in the evening, so the town rolled up it's sidewalks shortly after we had our dinner, so we didn't get to do much while we were there. It left both of us wishing that we'd have stayed two nights at the Silver Queen instead of two nights in Vegas.
The furniture in the room was nice, not ratty like I sort of expected. Overall, we had a VERY good stay at the Silver Queen. Advise that I'd give is that if you want fancy, with air conditioning, a TV and other immenities. This place is NOT for you. If you want a good old western hotel, built in 1876 and get a trip back in time, this is the place for you.
The staff was fantastic rooms were clean and neat. We stayed in the room over looking the street, what a view!!!!! But there was no gost's To bad
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