Hotel Secrets & Legends

  • 2014
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Uncovering the storied pasts of famous and not-so-famous hotels.

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Seattle's 100 Room Brothel
In 1902, women in Seattle capitalize on hundreds of gold miners and fisherman.
Grand Canyon Caverns Inn
Stay in the largest dry canyon in the US, situated 200 feet below the surface.
Strike it Rich in Deadwood
George Hearst capitalized on Deadwood's gold and his first publication.
Century Inn Presidential Stay
President Jackson's stays at Century Inn earned him a permanent residency.
Oregon's Wolf Creek Tavern
The oldest running hotel in Oregon was also a pit stop for stagecoach drivers.
Capturing Public Enemy No. 1
Police arrest Depression-era gangster Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis in New Orleans.
History of General Warren Inn
Discover the history behind the 'Inn,' that existed before America got its name.
Portland's Shanghai Tunnels
Have a drink at the Hobo's Bar in Portland but watch your back!
Tesla and Hotel New Yorker
Hotel New Yorker became an electrical magnet for inventor Nikola Tesla.
Dr. King's Hotel Stay in DC
Dr. Martin Luther King stays at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in 1963.
The Shining Comes to Life
Stephen King finds inspiration for his novel after 1 night at The Stanely Hotel.
Pres. Lincoln's Great Escape
A female detective escorts President Abraham Lincoln to the Willard Hotel in DC.
Montana's Crow Killer
The Crow Killer, John 'Liver-Eating' Johnson, frequented The Pollard Hotel.
Montana's Historic Ghost Town
In 1864, Bannack becomes a lawless ghost town after its sheriff is hung.
Georgia's Elite Jekyll Club
In 1886, Jekyll Island Club was only for rich and politically powerful.
Life or Death Speech of 1912
Outside the Hotel Gilpatrick, Theodore Roosevelt nearly escapes with his life.
Assassination of Jesse James
Jesse's widow spends the night at The Patee House the night of the murder.
Seelbach Hotel Encounter
An encounter in Louisville, KY, creates the inspiration for 'The Great Gatsby.'
Kennedy's Soviet Union Crisis
A KGB agent and an ABC News correspondent use backchannels to assist Kennedy.
LSD Testing in San Francisco
In 1957, the CIA used Hotel Del Sol to run experiments using LSD.
Visit Yosemite & Wawona Hotel
In 1876, Pres. Roosevelt saves 83 million acres of the park.
John Glenn Visits Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach's formally known Holiday Inn once welcomed Astronaut John Glenn, Jr.
Congress Plaza Hotel History
At Chicago's historic hotel, a portrait of Duchess of Devonshire goes on sale.
Coral Gables' Biltmore Hotel
During the prohibition era, Thomas 'Fatty' Walsh ran Coral Gables' elite hotel.
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  • Premiered: April 6, 2014
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Uncovering the storied pasts of famous and not-so-famous hotels.

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