Lonely Planet Writer

Would you stay a spooky night at The San Francisco Dungeon?

This Halloween, visitors to The San Francisco Dungeon will be able to take their frightful experience a step further, as the tourist attraction is hosting an overnight stay for the first time ever.

Guests can stay in a room modelled on a jail cell from Alcatraz.
Guests can stay in a room modelled on a jail cell from Alcatraz. Image by Booking.com

Launched in association with Booking.com, the one-night Halloween sleepover experience will see guests staying in the underground attraction’s, “Ghosts of Alcatraz” suite at Fisherman’s Wharf. Available on 30 and 31 October, the sleeping quarters are modelled on jail cells from the attraction’s most infamous neighbour, Alcatraz prison.

The experience costs $666 per night for up to four people, and includes VIP entry to the final show of the night, four twin-sized prison beds, dungeon issued pyjamas, midnight snacks, a spooky bedtime story from a dungeon resident, as well as breakfast, which is served in the cell the following morning. The experience also comes with a goodie bag and one annual Merlin Pass pass per guest valued at $279 that provides access to over 30 US attractions.

San Francisco Dungeon overnight stay
The unique experience is being offered for two nights only this month. Image by Booking.com

A visit to the dungeon during the daytime features a 60-minute journey of interactive storytelling based on legends of the local Bay Area. This month also sees the attraction incorporating a number of new thrills based on superstitions into the live experience, with guests being confronted with broken mirrors, shadows of black cats and other tokens of bad luck.

No strangers to offering unique experiences, last summer saw The San Francisco Dungeon launching a rat café, where visitors could sip tea or coffee and interact with rodents.

San Francisco Dungeon
The stay includes a private VIP show, bedtime stories and midnight snacks. Image by Booking.com

Reservations for the experience will be available from Friday, 13 October at Booking.com.

More information on visiting The San Francisco Dungeon is available from the official website.