Built in late 1888, the Hotel Del Coronado has long been a popular destination for couples celebrating their weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. But the legendary hotel has also had its share of ghostly guests.
Though supernatural stories abound, most have to do with Kate Morgan, a beautiful young woman who checked-in in 1892 – and never checked out. Kate (who may have been jilted by her lover) took her own life at the hotel, after spending five lonely and lovesick days waiting for a man who never arrived.
The mystery around her death has has grown over the years, as has visitors’ fascination with it.
The room where Kate stayed is the Del’s most-requested room, due in no small part to the years of paranormal activity reporte legend of Kate Morgan is detailed in the book Beautiful Stranger.
You can also learn more by checking out our story below, airing statewide this week on our special Halloween episode of California Life!