The ninth floor is still party central for a 1920s-30s era spectral crowd.
Either a suicide or an accident has caused a haunting as well.
Built in 1926, the Andra Hotel is 10 stories tall, has 119 rooms, and is known for its beauty, elegance, and intimate feel. In 2004, it was remodeled to be more progressive, modern and discreet, and they did a lovely job! The new decorum showcases a mix of Northwest style and Scandinavian influences, using original rich woods, distressed plank floors, hand-knotted rugs, and newer hot-orange Arne Jacobsen chairs.
In the lobby living room, floor-to-ceiling maple bookcases surround a granite fireplace topped with a “floating” plasma screen. The high-tech canvas continually projects images of electronic fine-art collections. Suspended above the hotel living room, an exposed reading loft is furnished with dark-walnut coffee tables, contemporary-style salon chairs, and brushed-aluminum side tables.
Art Louie’s Chinese restaurant originally stood on the land where the hotel was built. Itopened as the high-class Claremont Hotel, a classic brick and terra cotta building with high ceilings, lovely woodwork, brass accents and classic architectural details.
Through the years, it was renovated and made-over several times, so it never became funky or run-down, which would surely please the original owner! In late 2002, Craig Schafer bought the Andra with grand plans to remodel, which he carried out in 2004. He added an in-house restaurant which provides room service.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS
The Claremont Hotel experienced the late 1920s and 1930s, a time of prohibition and sometimes loud parties on the 9th floor, where jazz reigned. The joint was jumping, on a high class level, Seattle style.
In the 1960s, a hotel worker fell to her death from the hotel’s upper floors.
The Spirit of the Female Hotel Worker
The apparition of a woman appeared to a couple in their hotel room.
A paper weight rose up by itself above a glass table top and crashed hard back down making a loud noise.
Still Party Time!
It seems that the loud parties which took place in the 1920s and 1930s are still going on, much to the annoyance of the living.
The ninth floor is still party central for some entities, complete with jazz music.
The sounds of crashing glass and perhaps even fights are heard, spectral impressions from rowdy moments in the past.
Hotel guests still complain about the rude neighbors making noise and having too good a time, playing music way too loud, and perhaps drinking too much as well!!!
Other manifestations also keep occurring, which let the living know that entities have made the hotel their home.
2000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
The Hotel Andra can be found in the heart of downtown Seattle, on the corner of 4th and Virginia Street, in the Belltown area of Seattle, about a half dozen blocks from Pike Place market, and the Seattle Art Museum.
Our Haunted Paranormal Stories are Written by Julie Carr