Essex House - Turn-of-the-century hotel seen on
the opening and closing sequences of the supernatural anthology GHOST
STORY/NBC/1972-73 (renamed CIRCLE OF FEAR in the second season).
Hosted by Winston Essex (Sebastian Cabot), each episode introduced the
viewing audience to the splendors of his hotel facilities (also called The
Mansfield House) and to a variety of tales of suspense and horror
(witchcraft, ghosts and vampires).
TRIVIA NOTE: In reality, the beautiful
Victorian hotel was the Hotel del Coronado located at 1500 Orange Avenue,
Coronado, CA 92118 (in the San Diego area). Nicknamed "The Del," USA Today
calls the resort hotel "one of the top ten resorts in the world."
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