Forget all about haunted Airbnbs and scary campsites — this is the scariest place to stay. Named the world’s most dangerous hotel because it’s not much more than a pile of rust in the middle of the ocean, the Frying Pan Tower is not for the faint-hearted.
Built in 1964 to guide ships in the treacherous waters of Frying Pan Shoals off the coast of North Carolina, the Frying Pan Tower is a not-so-solid-looking steel structure where you can spend the night. The tower stopped operating as a light station in 2004 and is the property of Richard Neal since 2010. Neal, an eccentric character to say the least, has turned the tower into the scariest hotel in the world and uses he proceeds from the business to maintain the structure.