My boyfriend and I stayed here one night and really didn't know what to expect as a friend had recommended it last minute. We had a pretty nice stay. It's very close to all the restaurants and bars in New Haven, so very convient. They don't have parking but there are plenty of parking garages in the area (one sort of right across from the hotel can't remember the exact street the entrance is on...I think it's York Street). It's right above a really nice Thai restaurant too! Though the only thing was we were there when it was Blazing hot this summer and there was no air conditioning in the room! If it wasn't for the heat the stay would have been even better. I mean don't expect the Ritz here (the rooms start at $44/night)...it's an old building and old rooms but def a nice change from the chain hotels I stay in!
Unique Quality: Has the oldest hand cranked elevator in Conneticut and the older man who runs it has many stories to tell you if you are willing to listen.
They are friendly and helpful every time I go there, and everyone I've recommended them to, so far, has thought it was quite nice. It's not the fanciest place in town, but it's close to everything and WAY cheaper than the other hotels. Plus, while most hotels have a cookie-cutter chain-style, this one is unique.
Unique Quality: They boast the oldest hand-operated elevator in Connecticut, though I personally think that being walking distance to everything in downtown New Haven is pretty cool, too.
Directions: On Chapel Street (the main downtown street) near the Yale Architecture building and above Thai Taste (which has the best Thai food in town, btw)
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