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1151 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
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Duncan Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in New Haven
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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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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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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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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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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

If you're looking for a place to sleep and take a shower, what more do you need? The Hotel Duncan makes it quite clear on their website that they are a no-frills hotel. Yes, it's old, but it's clean and the rooms are big. Plus the elevator is cool. Ask for one of the larger, non-smoking rooms. Close to everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

nice place to stay over the holy days the room was old but nice the showers need work but they do the job they have no breakfast so you have to go and get some thete are a few places f you know where to look lots of stores but some close early lots to see on the weekday weekend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

1. some staff are great; some not at all - they hate their job and will share that 2. elevator is only operational during certain hours of the day 3. parking is an issue, on street or garage 4. most everything is the hotel is old, tired, and rundown 5. no WiFi at all in rooms 6. limited heat via... More 

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Address: 1151 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Location: United States > Connecticut > New Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 90

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