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Paso Robles Inn

Paso Robles Inn paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 12/08/2012
DBA Approved: Y

PANICd#: 1273

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In 1889, the same year that Paso Robles incorporated as a city, construction began on a magnificent new hotel. The hotel required over one million bricks and cost a princely $160,000. The new El Paso de Robles Hotel opened for business in 1891.

1103 Spring Street
Paso Robles , CA 93446
Phone: 805-238-2660
Open to the public: Unknown

Lat: 35.625599
Lon: -120.692184

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 4
Evidence: 0
Resources: 1
Retrievals: 974
Vistor Rating: 0.0
Votes: 0

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History information is some background and history about the location. This is meant to be a basic summary. Below the history records you will find sources in which you can click on to find out more information. There may be multiple history records per location.

1857 - James and Daniel Blackburn purchase "El Paso de Robles"

El Paso de Robles, or "Pass of the Oaks," was originally part of a 25,000-acre Spanish land grant that was purchased by James and Daniel Blackburn in 1857. The land was a rest stop for travelers of the Camino Real trail, and was known for its mineral hot springs.

In fact, Franciscan priests from neighboring Mission San Miguel constructed the first mineral baths in the area. At this point in Paso Robles history pioneer settlers began to be attracted to the area and would become the founding members of the community. They would later establish cattle ranches, apple and almond orchards, dairy farms, and vineyards. In 1864 the first El Paso de Robles Hotel was constructed and featured a hot mineral springs bath house.

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Added by: sdonley on 02/12/2015 DB#:246


Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

After rereading a San Francisco Examiner article about the 1940 fire that destroyed the original hotel, Wallace began to theorize about who the ghost caller might be.

According to the article, night clerk J.H. Emsley discovered the fire on the second floor of the hotel on Dec. 19, 1940. Emsley rushed downstairs to the first floor, sounded the alarm, then died of a heart attack on the spot.

Wallace said the Thursday 911 call went out close to 9:05 p.m., the time Emsley sounded the alarm the night of the fire. Police records show the 911 call came in closer to 9:30, but Wallace stands by his theory.

Thanks to Emsley, all of the hotel's guests were evacuated safely. But Wallace said he thinks the ghostly clerk doesn't know that.

"I think it's unfinished business, " Wallace said. "He has no idea that the 200 guests were escorted out safely."

Police are skeptical about the ghost theory.

Added by: sdonley on 02/12/2015 DB#:1199

Paranormal Claims

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2160 02/12/2015 sdonley Room 107 is supposedly haunted by the night auditor that died in a fire.
2161 02/12/2015 sdonley The phone will call the front desk or 911 by spirits.
2162 02/12/2015 sdonley The ballroom is haunted by a little girl that runs up and down the hallway.
2163 02/12/2015 sdonley An apparition of a woman has been seen in the courtyard.

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