On June 2008, I went to Clearwater looking for a hotel. My daughter checked me in to the Belliview Biltmore Hotel. Upon arrival I walked around the hotel. The Hotel had the most history I ever seen. I went to my room on the third or fourth floor and the floor above me was closed off. We went to dinner and then went back to the hotel for the night. I was lying in bed watching TV. My daughter was in the room lying on her bed. While lying on the bed I noticed the bathroom door open. I got up and shut the door, well the next thing was the closet door opened. I got up and shut that. I said if your opening the door leave the room. The next thing I know I heard kids running up and down the hall. I opened the door and no one was there. I went back in to lay on my bed, the next thing I heard was a women talking I opened the door and a tray was near the door, I said to myself it is kids but it was 1 am in the morning.
I went back in and lay on the bed, I then heard kids running over top of us. I went down to the front desk the next morning. I informed the front desk I had kids running in the hallway and over top of my room all night. I was advised by the front desk that I was the only person in the wing and on that floor. I said I heard young females yelling and playing ball. I was then advised the 5th floor was blocked off and condemned. I informed him today it was my check out anyway. I went up to my room with my daughter and was leaving the room when a loud bang came from the door leading up to the 5th floor. I opened the door and no one was there. I continued walking to the elevator. Once at the elevator the bang started again. I entered the elevator with my daughter and on the way down the elevator started to shake. It stopped and started going to the 5th floor. The elevator stopped and went down to the lobby. I exited the elevator and advised the front desk. I heard children and a male yelling that night and also saw a women in a white dress walk by me on that floor. I was advised by the front desk that the male was heard several times yelling at the young women. I advised them I was not scared but as a cop I always investigate anything. I think this place is haunted 100 percent!
This hotel was just on Celebrity Ghost Stories where Nick Hogan and some friends ventured onto the fifth floor only to be scared completely away from the hotel by a dark presence that filled the room at the end of the hallway.
I had a very similar experience in the same hotel with the children on the upper floor we told them to stop or we were going to tell and they stopped. I had someone get in my bed with me, I thought it was my room mate, but she said she did not move all night!
Sounds like it could be a fun stay if you want to be scared! I think I will pass though, I scare to easy.
I’ve heard all of these stories before, from others who stayed at the Belleview Biltmore hotel. In fact, I give a presentation these days called “The Twenty Ghosts of the Belleview Biltmore” and each of these reports noted in that presentation. Hopefully, one day the hotel will reopen and we can go back there again.
actually, my ghost hunting team is going back to the belleview biltmore at the end of march for one more ghost hunt. it will be filmed by espo productions and we are looking forward to it very much. joining us will be lisa cummings as well. thank you for posting Bonnie! you have a fantastic website about the belleview biltmore as well as your book. your dedication and contributions to saving this historic hotel is unmatched by anyone.