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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I don't understand the negative reviews. For this Englishman a 3-night stay at the Duncan was pure delight. Large, comfortable clean room. Charming, relaxing reception area. Friendly, helpful staff. Superb location right beside the Yale campus, with stunning art galleries just yards away. I can't recommend it highly enough! Thomas Steel

2Thank thomassteel
Iowa City
Reviewed 25 November 2012

The Duncan is kind of a dump but it's the most conveniently located hotel in New Haven (well tied with the Study, which is next door and expensive) and unlike the Marriott is not abutting a bad area or like the New Haven Hotel or Omni on the annoying club strip. I always stash Moms here and she loves it....

1Thank Nacho C
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Devastated dirty stinking rooms. Terrible place to stay. We were supposed to stay for two nights. But after one night, we moved next door to the wonderful Hotel Study. The room was a smoking room and it was like sleeping in an ashtray. In the middle of the night a man went crazy and started to scream. So no sleep....

2Thank SBR S
Columbia, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 8 October 2012

This is a great place for those on a budget who are open minded enough to appreciate what is on offer.. A grand hotel from the turn of the (last) century with quirky charms and a friendly staff, with a great location. My room was clean and quiet with a comfortable bed, the classic neon sign was a perfect night...

1Thank Dwayne L
Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 26 September 2012

- Bathroom was not clean - Manager at front desk has no clue about anything - EXTREME LOUD AIR CONDITION SYSTEM from another building -> you can't sleep well! + room is big + freezer in the room + VERY GOOD location next to yale but still... don't go there!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 August 2012

If you are looking for a glossy snobby place to stay, this is not it. It could be called run down, dated, but we found it charming. It was clean, the staff were great once you broke the ice, and its in a great location. Be aware of what it is, and don't complain if you expect something else. Have...

1Thank 4myxtc
Urbana, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 5 August 2012

I was in town taking a tour of the Yale campus and boy, was this a treat! Yes it's old, but that's part of the charm. If I wanted a Hilton and I would have stayed in a Hilton. Everyone was very polite. I never heard any other guests and I was seconds from the New Haven night life. I'm...

2Thank Charles M
Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 June 2012

This was the worst experience. It was nasty, smelled old , it looked like a ghost house sick people were there and old people yelling in the halls. We saw bugs it was one of the worst experienecs of my life. Dont come here it was a waste of time and money. How dare this hotel be open to the...

1Thank sarah m
Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Yes, it's old, historic and you have to walk up and down stairs or go via the rickety, elevator, but someone does all the work of running it for you, so it's fun. My room was spacious, clean, comfortable. The bed was comfortable. No wifi of its own, but spillover from nearby is available if you point in the right...

2Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 28 May 2012

$80/night in the center of New Haven, steps from the Yale Campus, museums, great restaurants. You could pay $280/night to stay at The Study next door. So don't make your reservation at The Duncan if you really want The Study, and don't think you're going to get $280 center-city accommodations at $80. Be realistic. Second, some reviews say it reminds...

10Thank Michelle B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clean, Quiet, Comfortable.Conveniently located on the edge of the Yale campus and within walking distance of theaters, museums, boutiques, restaurants and more. The Duncan Hotel has been in business for over 100 years. Rooms are always available for daily or weekly rental. On-street metered parking is available. There is also a parking garage just around the corner on York St between Crown St & Chapel St. The hotel now has free wi-fi, there are also many wifi networks available in the area. Remember - Clean, Quiet, Comfortable. We look forward to your visit. Hotel Duncan ... more   less 

Additional Information about Duncan Hotel

Address: 1151 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Region: United States > Connecticut > New Haven
Price Range: $168 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Duncan Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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“Not sure about the accessibility. This place might be difficult for people with small children or a wheelchair.”
 of 5 bubbles onemorepet, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask the desk clerk for a room that offers a nice view of the Yale campus architecture”
 of 5 bubbles TourGuideTom2014, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I stayed on about the 4th floor on the front side of the building and it was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles asopao, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Pick the ground floor with a wall to the other hotel which offers free wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles deanl73, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Used to love ground floor but recently like second.”
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