Most people with any experience of The Duncan will tell you it is dated and shabby. Well, it is dated; but that is the charm. For under $100, I got a suite - a bed area and a sofa area. The furniture must have been 50s, maybe 60s, (maybe 40s.) It gave the sense of how a hotel would have felt around the time I was born. This bothers some people. Me, I loved it. Everything was spotless, everything worked - including the hand-operated elevator. To top it all, when my taxi didn't show, the manager asked a member of staff to run me to the station.
Yet, for those who appreciate something different, this experience may soon disappear. The property has been sold to a hotel chain and what their plans are is not known to me. They may upgrade the existing hotel, in which case it will be just marvellous. Or they may convert it into a production-line 'boutique hotel', which would be a tragedy. Long live the old Duncan!More
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