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Duncan Hotel

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Room & Suite (12)
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible24%
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“trappings”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Most people with any experience of The Duncan will tell you it is dated and shabby. Well, it is dated; but that is the charm. For under $100, I got a suite - a bed area and a sofa area. The furniture must have been...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This hotel was likely once a wonderful place to stay, at least maybe when it was built in 1894. Today, the hotel is less than no frills. The elevator does not operate until after 8 a.m. It is in deteriorating condition. It was suitable for...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Let start with the positives.... Yes, this is not a chain hotel and the entrance lobby and elevator are original and pleasant (though not Wow!!). The staff were polite. The hotel advertises itself as being the cheapest in New Haven. If this is the case,...More

1  Thank KateB4394
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Unfortunately this hotel is going to close for refurbishment, which will mean the loss of a reasonably-priced idiosyncratic place with lots of character for the sake of yet another expensive boutique hotel. The rooms aren't brilliant, rundown, but they have all the basics. What isn't...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

When I read the reviews as "old hotel" I didn't mind because "old " sometimes has its own charm but when I entered my room the smell is like an infirmary center - its like an old hospital, being sanitized. I agree that its not...More

1  Thank SaishaPhilippines
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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 ...More 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 Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Smoking rooms available
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Smoking rooms available
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US$ 80 - US$ 150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Connecticut > New Haven
Traveller (19)
Room & Suite (12)
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6 March 2017|
Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, Carryl. The Duncan does have cable TV, but I don't believe there is in room coffee. There is no restaurant, but there are several restaurants within a block and many more within several blocks.
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"Ask for a room where you won't get any noise - if they have any."
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"If you get one on the first floor you don't run the risk of getting stuck in the lift"
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"Not sure about the accessibility. This place might be difficult for people with small children or a..."
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"ask the desk clerk for a room that offers a nice view of the Yale campus architecture"
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