Checking into a "haunted" hotel
John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
The 10th floor is said to have perhaps the most paranormal activity in the hotel, even driving away one spooked security guard. Many guests have reported noise coming from unoccupied rooms, and several have specifically described the ghost of a former resident. A fan of cigars and whiskey, the apparition is said to have appeared in front of a woman and her daughter as well as the security guard, while wearing a stovepipe hat and smelling of liquor and tobacco. He died in his 10th floor room in the 1800s.