DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost Tour: Exploring Haunted Los Angeles
53 Ratings
Los Angeles
Embark on a thrilling DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost Tour and delve into the dark history of haunted Los Angeles. Explore notorious crime scenes, haunted hotels, and enjoy cocktails in two spooky bars. Join us every Saturday at 6pm!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • The Real Los Angeles Tours - On this tour you’ll eat learn all the grisly history of LA, including the Cecil Hotel, Black Dahlia and and the Barclay Hotel. You’ll also get the chance to have a drink in one to two haunted bars.
What's Included
  • Tour guide
  • $1 donation to non-profit Climate Cents per guest
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities not included. Please allow 15-20%.
  • Drinks/Cocktails are not included.
Additional Information

Join us on our LA Noir Ghost Tour in Downtown LA, where we probe into the dark side of the city, accompanied by drinks at two supposedly haunted bars.

We commence our journey at the Biltmore Hotel, known to be the last spot where the Black Dahlia was seen. We then make a halt at Clifton’s, revealing the unsung secretive side of its Christian founder who led the fight against corruption. Following that is Hotel Cecil, notorious for its horrific history of homicides, suicides and notorious residents like the ‘Night Stalker’. Later, we head to the once luxurious Alexandria Hotel, believed to be still frequented by the spirit of Rudolph Valentino in his former penthouse. From there, the trail leads us to the Barclay Hotel, which has been the dwelling of two serial murderers and has witnessed some savage homicides. Near the end, we visit the site where the Chinatown Massacre of 1871 unfolded. The tour concludes at the ‘Halls of Justice’, the location of numerous trials that includes Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Charles Manson.

  • Tours kick-off at 6pm every Saturday
  • Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 15 y.o.
  • We can go into two different bars for cocktails on this tour, each for 15 minutes. You do have to be over 21 y.o. to order an alcoholic drink – but you don’t have to be over 21 y.o. to do this tour.
  • By making a booking for this tour you agree to be bound by The Real Los Angeles Tours terms of service.
  • This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour via our website.
Historic Broadway Station
The guide will be will be checking-in guests from 15 minutes before the tour begins, at Historic Broadway Metro Station, on the corner of Broadway and 2nd Street We CANNOT wait for latecomers, there are more guests.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Nov 16, 2023
Fascinating and fantastic - Fantastic and fascinating, Chris made it so interesting, was so knowledgeable not just the murders and mysteries but architecture too. Would highly recommend this tour
Review provided by Viator
Nov 8, 2023
Excellent murder mystery tour of DTLA - Sonja was a great guide and an excellent story teller. The tour was relaxed and professional and it was a fun way to see part of LA I would otherwise probably not see. Well worth the trip.
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Oct 30, 2023
Secrets of downtown LA - I would say Chris our tour guide was superb! His knowledge about the city of LA, enthusiasm, voice, and delivery were all right on! We wish he's become one of our friends. What a wonderful guy. I highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 30, 2023
Chris, the guide was very... - Chris, the guide was very good. Funny, entertaining and handled strangers walking up very well and professional.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 15, 2023
Living on History Grounds And Not Knowing About It. - It's crazy how much history L.A. has that I never heard of. I have been driving through these L.A. streets for years not knowing the history of what happened. Really great experience, I would recommend it if you want to know the history of L.A....
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Oct 11, 2023
Great Tour With a Great Tour Guide - I really enjoyed my experience. I booked this trip for my girlfriend for her birthday and we had a blast. Chris was our tour guide and he was entertaining, knowledgeable, and passionate about what he does. The route we went on took us through some of the oldest buildings in DTLA and Chris did a great job not only telling us about some of the murders that occurred in them, but also some of the ghost stories he has heard in the lore as well as recent ghost stories he has heard from current residents of the buildings. Chris also tied in some architectural and Los Angeles history as well! Expect the tour to be three hours long. We did make one stop at this really cool bar along the way so that was a treat as well. I would definitely recommend this experience.
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Oct 1, 2023
Great and Interesting tour! - Chris was a wonderful story teller and tour guide! Really enjoyed my experience and hearing the colorful and macabre history around the downtown LA area. Highly recommend!
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Sep 10, 2023
Great experience on true crime tour :) - We had an amazing time exploring the city on this tour during our first time in LA! Damien and Chris both had immense knowledge of not only the true crime locations we came for, but the architecture and history of Los Angeles in general. Stories were engaging yet factual (no fluff), and also were respectful of the victims of the crimes. The walking never felt strenuous, as we only walked for a few minutes at a time and stopped in front of each location for 10-15 minutes or so. Even though one location is in a seedier part of town, we never felt like we were in danger, and appreciated our guides choosing safe locations for the group to stop. We also enjoyed stopping at the bar halfway through the tour- loved the spooky antique vibes! Damien gave us some great restaurant recommendations and answered a lot of our curious newcomer questions about LA, and Chris was kind enough to make sure we felt comfortable walking back to our car at the end of the night. The tour was an exciting way to explore DTLA and see locations we’ve heard about in stories. The 3 hours really flew by! I would definitely recommend The Real Los Angeles Tours to any true crime lover in the area! Thanks Damien and Chris!
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Dec 10, 2023
Chris is amazing! - Chris was amazing! He has a passion for murder mysteries and it shows! The stop in the middle for a drink at a local bar was perfect!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 10, 2023
Hear LA Downtown history and ghost stories - It was really great to hear about Los Angeles history and get some steps at the same time! Chris was very knowledgeable.
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up to 10 guests
April 2024