The Goldfield Hotel opened its doors in 1908, just a couple of years before the town’s mining boom was over. Called in its day “the gem of the desert,” the lobby had luxurious mahogany paneling, the rooms had steam heat and telephones. The hotel survived the disastrous fires and floods that have returned to the desert much of what can be seen in this 1909 photograph of the town. The hotel is shuttered.
Find the hotspot for the Goldfield Hotel. Once you enter the hotel, you can locate hotspots that will ultimately lead you to the “haunted room.”
The archival panorama image that begins this virtual tour is used courtesy of the Library of Congress. It has been restored to remove image defects. The interactive photo you’ll find on the Goldfield Hotel’s front desk was made in the hotel’s lobby c. 1908. It is used courtesy the Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Library.