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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I stayed at the at the Duncan Hotel for while attending a conference at Yale. I was looking for a less expensive alternative, and found the Duncan. It is an older, historic hotel, so the rooms are a little irregular, but the bed and the bathroom were good, and all was reasonably clean. The internet in the room was fine....

Thank asopao
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The hotel is doing its job with providing comfortable bed and daily house keeping. It doesn't offer much else, and you shouldn't rely on it on anything but the accommodation. Also, the staff are very nice.

Thank Dean L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stayed at the Duncan over Parents Weekend when everything else under $360 a night was booked. We loved the experience but it won't be to everyone's taste. It has its charms but it is slightly eccentric. The closest thing I can think of to compare it to (in the best possible way) is the British sit com, Fawlty Towers,...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I've been staying at the Duncan now for about a decade, having relocated coasts and returning to visit family whom I love. There is no way I could afford to do this except for the Duncan whose price for a single person is modest and really not much more when my wife joins me. It's clean and the staff is...

Thank bassermann
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Hotel Duncan has reasonably priced weekly rates and I needed something flexible, so I went for it. Stayed there for three months. But you get what you pay for. Rooms are run down and not properly cleaned, towels smell of bleach so I used my own instead. It may still be a reasonable deal if you are not staying there...

Thank Petr G
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I was stranded in New Haven during the Jan snow storm. My flight was cancelled and had to find a hotel in the last minute. I was told that Duncan Hotel doesn't need reservation, and always has rooms. So I walked over and checked in. Contrary to all the bad publicity about this hotel--that it is the cheapest in town,...

Thank Xuefei2014
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I love the crazy atmosphere at the Duncan. It's not the most luxurious, but luxury makes me uncomfortable. Its cheap and real. And comfortable and atmospheric. I love the location and the kind of silly ultra exclusive feel to it. Only the insiders are accepted, and I'm not one of those, but I know many of those who are....ok, it's...

1Thank Elizabeth W
Spring Lake, New Jersey, USA
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My wife booked this hotel for our 1 night stay in New Haven on a road trip through Connecticut. When we checked in, the gentleman gave us the option of an air conditioned room or one without AC, but with a good view. We opted for the view. While the temperature of the room was a little warm, the bell...

1Thank Matt C
Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I stayed next door at The Study for several days before going to visit roots in Washington Ct and when back down to New Haven the Study was fully booked. So I went to the Duncan where I used to stay when a student. It was like a time warp but the price was right, the desk clerk fun to...

2Thank floydyale
Reviewed 22 May 2015

The Duncan is a great little hotel, clean, comfortable, Wfi readily available. Every staff member with whom I came in contact was friendly and helpful, willing to stop and chat and find an answer to all my questions. The room rate, of course, can't be beat. I hope I have reason to visit New Haven again.

1Thank Elizabeth M

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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: $177 - $227 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles bassermann, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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