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Duncan Hotel

1151 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Duncan Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Los Gatos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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.

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New York, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is the only hotel in the state of Connecticut that has a manned elevator. It's almost like the hotel in Hartford, it's within walking distance to nearby restaurants, and it's about an hour from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We just spent 4 nights at The Duncan visiting our son at Yale. Great location. Very large room. Friendly staff. This is a facility from the 1940's, very unique. Manned elevator gives better service than the Hilton we are in now. It is not updated, but was 1/3 the price of the other hotels in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I fell in love with duncan hotel the minute i walked in. It is, putting it politely, a hot mess. If the lobby and rooms were cleaned and updated, it could be a wonderful boutique hotel. But...a mess. You love it for the bones and location. It is immediately in the heart of downtown new haven.

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Brewer, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We checked in to this hotel cause there was no other ones available it was a Holliday weekend went in to room and the room smelled soooo bad like it had not been cleaned in ages. There's one small bed and one full size bed the small bed sheets were dirty and were stained the blankets and pillows smelled like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

well it's old for one thing I think washington slept here in room 204 it's nice if you like no breakfast no wi fi and no nothing the staff well what can I say ????? one guy out of the hole bunch is ok the rooms can be small to average they have a old lift made in1910 that still... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

very nice place it's old but ok it's right in the downtown area lots of shops near by staff is ok and the price is alright for what you get there is no breakfast but there are a few place to get some thing to eat there's no wifi but Yale has wifi around the city so you should pick... More 

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Hvidovre, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We checked into this hotel as a last resort - it was getting late. The lobby was OK looking but the rooms looked old and shabby. There is no wifi in the hotel except in one half of the reception area where you can use the next door deli's network. The elevator is so old that i did not dare... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Duncan is like greying old lady. Once a magnificent hotel, now an aging property still with glimpses of it's greatness. The hotel is located in the heart of New Haven close to theaters, restaurants and bars. Street parking as well as garage parking is nearby. The once grand hotel is in bad need of restoration. The neon sign outside... More 

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