Nerds Gets Spooky: The Paranormal Perks of Staying at ‘Hotel Transylvania’

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To celebrate the spookiest month of the year, the staff here at Nerds will be recommending our favorite Halloween  movies. Although October is irrefutably the most terrifying month, the Halloween movies we’re recommending aren’t all screams and gory endings. Just take a look at the famed hospitality spot known as Hotel Transylvania, human-free since 1898 and chock-full of your favorite monsters.


This place has it all, and we’ve listed just a few of our favorite amenities only available at Dracula’s hotel below.

The Helpful Zombie Staff

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From the moment you arrive, these mindless corpses will hold the door, grab your bags, and assist with whatever your monster heart desires. Plus, they were once human, so bossing them around is almost as good as getting your revenge on the living.

Good times.

The Sentient Inanimate Objects

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From the shrunken heads to the scream-cheese, being supernatural is definitely a prerequisite for Hotel Transylvania — even for the objects. Better yet, they serve a purpose: the tables arrange themselves to the latest floor plan; the shrunken heads yell a stern “Do not disturb!” as you snooze away; the suits of armor guard the castle; the flying brooms double as normal ones on the cleaning cart.

It’s a lot to take in, and we love every bit of it.

The Super Secret Escape Route

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Dracula’s hotel has a few expected fun spots, like an outdoor pool and dragon-heated sauna. But we suspicious beasties can only really unwind knowing there’s a clear exit strategy for when humans inevitably invade. At Hotel Transylvania, simply take the stairs (no, not the ones that cut off mid-case) down to the dungeons, pull the least dusty torch mount, and you’re home free!

The Host

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Look, if you don’t visit Hotel Transylvania for any other reason, do it for Count Dracula (Adam Sandler). The guy built the hotel as a passion project to protect monsters — most notably his daughter — from all humankind. He’s also an incredibly accommodating host, and an honest joy to have in the lobby. Provided, of course, that you aren’t a human.

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Altogether, we’d give our stay at Hotel Transylvania a solid 10/10 stars. Can’t wait to visit again next year!

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By Jess
Jess is a 90’s Slytherin who loves cartoons (Go Team Venture!) and 15-minute theme park queue lines. She spends most of her free time reading and writing about the hurry-you'll-miss-it, always exciting themed entertainment/experience industry. You can find her on social @shockscribble
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