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Redwood City, California, United States
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Ok, I read a lot of reviews before staying at the Duncan. Good, bad, and indifferent. I decided to jump and take a chance and what I found was wonderful. There are undoubtedly countless reviewers who will disagree with me but I'm being honest. I've stayed in a lot of old/historic hotels while on my travels and this one has...

4Thank Jen R
Reviewed 29 April 2012

I was so scared to go to this place based on the reviews. I generally like to have a nice clean hotel with crispy sheets and a flat screen TV. But I knew what I was getting into here. Your experience will really depend on the room. You have to ask for a non smoking room. I saw a smoking...

2Thank Bo H
Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 19 April 2012

This place looks like an old "flop house" you might see on a 70's tv show. My partner and I made reservations for a recent softball tournament. After seeing the horrible conditions we decided not to check in. We along with three other friends who also booked rooms were being told that we would be charged anyway. despite our refusal...

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 16 April 2012

After reading many bad reviews, I was concerned about my impending stay. However I am happy to report that it was perfectly fine. It is a beautiful, old, but worn at the edges hotel w/ a big lobby w/ comfortable seating. The staff was very friendly and accommodating (except somewhat strict about check out time). The only relatively unimportant disappointment...

Thank stuffedcabbage
New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 9 April 2012

for $92 a night to stay in a hotel with a hand operated elevator, marble staircase, view of downtown, and the best location in town? it s a no brainer. the staff were extremely helpful after we talked to them for a minute, tho initially they were a little stand off ish. honestly just a fun place to stay if...

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 30 September 2011

This is your classical 1 star no frills hotel, located right across the street from the prestigious Yale University campus. Everyone else within walking distance of Yale was sold out so this was the only choice outside of renting a vehicle. I suggest renting a vehicle. The question is WHY they would not renovate this ancient place with their large...

Thank MisterMcGregor
Ireland, West Virginia
Reviewed 20 September 2011

When we look at the prices, its not bad. But, if you are looking for something more, this wouldn't be the right place for you. We stayed there for the last two days. we didn't get what we expected.

Thank Frank M
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 29 October 2010

Reviews make the Duncan out to be something out of Dante. It was not. My stay was brief (1 night), but for the price mid-week ($60), it was an amazing deal. The hotel is old and a bit worn around the edges, but I found my room to be simple, clean and comfortable. The Duncan now also suffers from being...

3Thank travelmanlax
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 August 2010

So one weekend, my best friend and I decided to just drive from Boston and see where we ended up, just to get away. We made it to New Haven and got sick of driving, so we decided to stay there for a night and searched for a hotel. For the price, we could stay at the Duncan for one...

2Thank applejack1484
Reviewed 10 December 2009

Not particularly cheap. Located close to yale, but so are other better hotels. The quirky lift and the guy taking you up and down was the only ok part. Room stank of cigarettes, and in need of desperate revamp. Ancient heating system that clanked all night long. Clank for the hour warm up, hiss hot steam into the room for...

1Thank arabellaonthemove

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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: $176 - $224 (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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