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Hotel Julien - Dubuque IA Real Haunt

  • 200 Main St.
  • Dubuque, IA
  • (563) 556-4200
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The apparition of a man wearing period clothing has been seen on the upper floors of the hotel. Some believe it is the spirit of Al Capone, who stayed in the hotel frequently and is also rumored to have owned it at some point in time.
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  • 8th floor review

    My family and I stayed here and we had two rooms, 825 and 826. When we first got there we were going towards the elevators and two ladies came out. I briefly heard them say “something is weird about the elevators” and another lady said “you don’t know about the elevators?” And I just walked into one and went up to my room. Right when we get to our room, we go to the pool. (It’s me, my little brother, and my cousin) We stay at the pool for like 40 minutes because it’s closes at 10PM. We leave and it’s me at the front, my little brother, and my cousin at the back. (We’re walking in a line) we’re ab to go up the stairs and my cousin says “wait guys so faster because I feel like someone’s following me”. AND WHY DID I JUST READ A REVIEW AB THE POOL HALLWAY… anyways we go back to our room and I FaceTime my sister. I’m on the phone with her and I mention literally SOOO briefly and I say “the hotel might be haunted lowkey” right when I say that, our FaceTime call literally HANGS UP. And I didn’t have any problems with internet connection up until then. So I call her back and she told me that on her end, I froze and then it said poor connection and hung up. Like yeahhhh u gmfuuuu but then my cousin who is staying in the other room texts our gc and says “Creepy.. my bathroom door opened like somebody peeking” and mind you, I didn’t tell her about what just happened with my phone and she just sent it out of no where. When we all woke up, my little brother said the bathroom light was flickering but that’s it lol. Just know it’s lowkey haunted lol

    Posted 6/15/24

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  • Really haunted.

    I'm a skateboarder who skates past the hotel on a daily basis well not much anymore. Went there for a buddies moms wedding and we just walked around pretty much I've always looked behind my back in the hallway of the pool as if something was following me down the hall. Walked pretty much around the whole hotel from ground up each floors had their own feeling. The pool room though had the heavier feelings so did the ballrooms. I skate by sometimes sit across the street and I happen to look up at the window and always look up at the same window I always see a figure standing up there staring down old period clothing. Would love to ghost hunt there just for fun. Very interesting not scared easy but the pool room gives me the creeps.

    Posted 5/13/24

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  • Never again

    I worked there for less than a week back in 2014. I was doing house keeping 3rd shift. First night I was cleaning the spa rooms, which have no windows, big wants and had heavy oak doors. I was heading into the first on the left, and the 3rd door on the right slammed shut. No I didn't freaking clean that ine, sorry not sorry... so night 2 the weird elevator shit. Open close open close.. 3rd night, the night of the "field of dreams" 20 year reunion, I was bringing up blankets and pillows to a famous guest (baseball player, really cute) after he shut the door, I started walking back to the elevator and I heard footsteps coming pretty fast down the hall at me I ran to the elevator and it refused to open. Like the button didn't light up or anything. I shook it off. Went down to vacuum the restaurant. A woman's a short black dress, heels and long black hair walked past the part of the dining are I was in. I said ma'am were closed. No response. Walked around the corner I sw her go and it was just a table, windows, one empty wall and the vault.. I started freaking out called my boyfriend who was a bouncer at the club upstairs. They all searched and found nothing.. I was a blubbering mess and the other 3rd shift house keeper, Gary( had worked there 30 years at that point) asked me who I saw. Apparently he's seen her as well as others Ober his 30 years.. he said it was weird to see her where I did cuz she is usually seen around the capote suite, and I believe she might have been a lady of the night. Pearls, the heels and dress all looked to be about the 20s to 40s time period.. it was all seriously spooky to me. I quit. I don't know if I'd ever go back in there.

    Posted 2/6/24

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  • 2 separate experiences

    In 2003 we were staying on the 3rd floor. Around 3 a.m., being an insomniac, I was laying in bed listening to 2 female voices conversing in a quiet way. I couldn’t make out words but clearly a conversation. Though the place seemed still of anyone still awake. Being a skeptic I chalked it up to 2 women in the next room. I still wonder about that though because…. What I cannot explain; I was wearing a sleeveless tank top. While I lay there, laying on my side with my back to my roommate, something what felt like a soft cloth about 5-6 inches wide, slowly and gently drag across my forearm, from the back to the front of my arm. Also I felt a slight presence, I cannot explain this away. There were no vents near me or anything to generate this touch. Secondly, this weekend 2023, we went back. Around 10 p.m. we were in the elevator just stopping at our floor (3rd floor again). The door opened only about 1/2” and slammed back shut, opened again, about 2 inches and slammed shut again, a third time opening about 12 inches and slammed shut again. Each being roughly 10 seconds or so between finally it opened far enough for one of us to get between the doors and push it open and get out of there before it slammed shut again, which it did. Now, this also could be explainable, (a malfunction of some sort) but I have never seen an elevator door snap back shut, quickly and abruptly like this did. And now I’ve just read that the elevator there “has a mind of its own”. And I think I believe it!

    Posted 9/21/23

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

  • Arm in the pool

    We visited not long ago with my kids and while we were enjoying the pool my son was going down the steps to the pool and my fiancée and i both saw an arm come out and reach towards my son he was completely unaware why we screamed stop and ran to pull him out of the pool. We didn't not tell him what we saw because we didn't want to frighten them needless to say we spent the rest of pool time in the hot tub with kids. Then shortly after went upstairs. I wasn't scared of the boy or girl who seems to be in that pool but i definitely was scared for my children who easily cant touch the bottom. Ive tried hard to see if there was any incidents there of a child drowning but i haven't found anything yet. Im sure you would be fine as an adult but i honestly would never let my children swim in there again.

    Posted 5/20/23

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    3 out of 4 found this review helpful

  • Bathroom light came on and female voices singing

    Recently my daughter and I stayed on the 8th floor. During the night I woke up to the bathroom light going on and then off. That same night I also heard what sounded like an all female choir. It was beautiful. The elevator definitely has a mind of its own however. Historic hotel with lots of charm.

    Posted 10/30/21

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Dark figured man on 8th floor

    I was there yesterday attending a wedding. My wife and I booked 2 rooms on the 6th floor of the hotel. I did not know anything about the hotels history. I was getting ready for the party when my wife asked me to get some ice for some drinks so I went reluctantly. I walked down the hall looking for the ice machine. I walked the hall found the elevator I was going to go to the main floor when I saw a sign saying what floors had the ice machines. I decided to go up to the eighth floor. I got off the elevator and as the doors opened I stepped out the hair on my neck stood up I felt uneasy. Finally I found the ice machine as I was filling my bucket I was looking down at it falling in. Through my perifirial I thought some one had walked past behind me I could smell cigar smoke I looked over to my left and I didn't see anyone so I brushed it off. I walked back towards the elevator I felt like someone was watching me but I didn't want to turn around as I was waiting for the elevator door I looked over and saw a dark figure of a man standing at the end off the hall way. Before I could blink the elevator doors opened and I was out of there lol.

    Posted 7/23/17

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    6 out of 6 found this review helpful

  • Ghost

    Oh my I just woke up to the apparition of a naked man wearing a fedora floating above my bed

    Posted 5/28/16

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    7 out of 9 found this review helpful

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