Okay - so the Omni is #1 but they charge $20 each for parking and we have 2 cars. The trip is for my sister's 40th bday and we want to be able to walk to restaurants/bars and Yale seemed like a good place to visit. My other sister is coming in from Nanuet so New Haven seemed to be a good location between that and Hartford as well. I have the Courtyard booked but think it will be too far to walk most places? Being from AZ I don't have a clue if I am making a good choice or not. Anyone from the area that can give some quick good advice? Thanks a million!