In November 2015 we received the following from visitors to the Royal York:
We have just returned from a four night stay at the royal york hotel and due to strange happenings decided to google the hotel and come across your info ... And it all explains it to us! We are amazed.
We stayed in 17th floor room 39 and my fella wondered why there were two room numbers missing 37 and 38 ... Porter said as room have been made bigger? Could be true but thought it was worth mentioning.
Anyway, as I approached the lifts in first day I could see a hazy figure, I saw it a few times but on this day, one particular lift wouldn't work for us and the others just wouldn't come. We would get in the lift and it made the sounds of moving only to open on the same floor ... 15 minutes of this!
The next day my partner moaned about not sleeping due to the children running up and down corridor ... I mentioned we should tell the reception and he replied he had looked out spy home and opened door and couldn't see where they were from as gone. It was 1:am. It happened again on third night at 3:am but he said when he looked through spy hole he saw a man (grey haired) in a waistcoat ... Red at front and purple shiny back ... He thought it was a bell boy sent to hush the children!! We joked it felt haunted! He describes it as at least 4 children. Got home and your stories match!!