I live near New Haven but my BFF and I were heading into New Haven for a class reunion and didnt want to have a cocktail (or four) and worry about driving, So we decided to stay overnight and make a quick girls getaway out of it. We LOVED this hotel, I was so pleasantly suprised by the exceptional service and friendliness of all staff that we came in contact with. The were WONDERFUL!! We pulled up to valet the car (for an extra $5 its worth it) in her old beat up honda and joked with the staff about being very careful with it, they made us feel like we were driving a Bentley! Front desk gal was a peach, and gave us complimentary breakfast buffet! We had opted to upgrade to a corner room for a $30 fee, and received a lovely sunny room with a lovely view! The Bed, ohhhh the bed, was to DIE for! Room very clean, fresh, with nice toiletries and fluffy towels and bathrobes. We bellyed up to the Davenport bar on the 19th floor for a drink before heading out. Had an outstanding cosmo (some places can really mess up that drink!) from a very friendly bartender. The views are so pretty up there! The gym was very nice. The lobby is very classic with dark wood, chess tables, plenty of cozy places to sit. The little market was very nice. I slept like a baby, and the next day, the breakfast buffet was wonderful!! Everything was fresh, clean, and replaced/refreshed non stop. YUM!!! Waitstaff was attentive and a gentleman, who I assume was the restaurant manager even came out to make sure we were happy. What service! Our checkout was a breeze and our "limo" (aka the old Honda) was retrieved quickly but a very nice group of men!! I forget how nice New Haven can be, this hotel is in the best location and walking distance to many excellent restaurants, pubs, in the middle of Yale action and short walk to the hospital. Stay here!! Its awesome!!