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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We loved this place. However, it may not be for everyone. If you want a sterile, impersonal chain go stay at the Marriott. This place has all the charm of a great lady. The hotel is was built in 1894 (?) and though she shows her age she is very pleasant to stay in. The elevator is the oldest operating...

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Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Duncan Hotel is not for everyone. It is old (well over 100 years); it has, no doubt, seen better days. It is definitely in need of some TLC, a bit of paint, some new furniture, better lighting, a general sprucing up. On the other hand, it is not dirty, despite what some reviewers claim, and the management and staff...

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3Thank Steve W
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is quaint & very clean. Don't expect all the frills of newer hotels, but the staff at the hotel are very accommodating. The best part is that it's one half a block from Yale, so you can walk everywhere.

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1Thank Cheryl W
New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I know what I love (and I know what I hate...) I love old hotels that pre-date the cookie cutter sameness of 90% of today's lodging options. Take ANY of the major brand mass market hotels that dot the National map - you know the chains, I'm not going to name them here - they are literally everywhere you want...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I had a conference at Yale and discovered when I got there that they had mixed up with my arrival date and I had no place to stay. I called Hotel Duncan and was very grateful that they had a room available for the night. It's an historic building; I had a room at the top floor. It was quite...

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3Thank Abby B
New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Came to New Haven for a weekend on my own and didn't want to spend too much money. It is not luxury by any means. It's an extremely old hotel that hasn't been renovated in many years, but this adds to it's charm. You have to be willing to stay in a place with little/no AC, and few amenities. However,...

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6Thank Mspinelli91
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This hotel was conveniently in the center of New Haven. The room was comfortable, but old (and remember to bring your own toiletries, as none are provided). The internet is pretty poor, but there are many coffee shops nearby.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel has good reviews and my interaction with the staff was very positive. The halls, rooms and public spaces are very old, dark, and smell very badly of cigarette smoke. I did not feel safe there and chose to move hotels. While the location was ideal for me the smell of smoke, the very old bed and dingy bathroom...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I CANNOT believe anyone ever voted that this hotel was acceptable! This is the worst place I have ever stayed and I have stayed in many, many places! Forget that the location is not great...I was in a room with cigarette burns on the sheets, exposed box springs, dirty walls, and shag carpeting all over - in every room and...

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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Well let me start with pros and then I get to the cons! Location is great; close to yale university art gallery and old campus, lots of cafe options! problems come to the building itself! I am assuming you should see the hotel as a historic site! So unless you are not ingo a historic building, it doesn't worth the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: RM548 - RM700 (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.”
onemorepet, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask the desk clerk for a room that offers a nice view of the Yale campus architecture”
TourGuideTom2014, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I stayed on about the 4th floor on the front side of the building and it was fine.”
asopao, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Pick the ground floor with a wall to the other hotel which offers free wifi.”
deanl73, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Used to love ground floor but recently like second.”
bassermann, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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