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The Coastal Traveller at The Graduate Hotel New Haven

Originally founded as the Hotel Duncan in 1894, Graduate New Haven is steeped in history. Don’t miss the chance to ride Connecticut’s oldest elevator and visit revived local favorite the Old Heidelberg Restaurant.

Graduate extensively renovated the historic Duncan Hotel building, located on Chapel Street near the city’s best restaurants and world-famous New Haven pizza scene. Guest rooms are decorated in a blue and white Yale-inspired palette and public spaces (lobby, old-school Old Heidelberg restaurant and Poindexter coffee shop) give a nod to campus icons, including mascot Handsome Dan and local drinking traditions with Mory’s Cups.

A local landmark, Graduate New Haven sits in the heart of downtown, across the street from the Yale School of Art and steps from all the best shops, restaurants, galleries and theaters. The lodgings are steeped in history. Discover nods to campus icons and old-world details throughout.

Well-curated, well-crafted collection of Graduate hotels reside in the most dynamic university towns across the country. Every site and property celebrates and commemorates the youthful optimism of school days and cultivates the spirit of each community in a bright new way.

Bask in the unexpected, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner.

 A few of the coolest design highlights at The Graduate in New Haven:
  • Connecticut’s oldest elevator, still manned by an old-school operator
  • A unique collection of Yale-inspired Wedgewood china lining the lobby
  • Chairs in Kravet fabrics that are historically accurate to the region from the time the building was built (1880s)
  • Vinyl wall coverings that recreate the look of aged plaster
  • Locally-sourced antique art, furniture and objects throughout the guest rooms and public spaces

The hotel is pet friendly as they love furry friends (probably a little more than the next guy) and would never ask you leave them at home during your travels. In fact, when you bring your four-legged companion along for the ride, they stay for free and will enjoy a pup perk compliments of our pals at BarkBox.

Explore New Haven on two wheels. Complimentary bike rentals are available through the hotel Front Desk, based on availability.

The Graduate guests enjoy complimentary access to Yale’s Payne Whitney Gym, one of the largest indoor athletic facilities in the country. Grab a pass from the Front Desk. The gym is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

It’s a really interesting and narrative-driven hotel design. So whether you’re in town rallying for a Bulldogs win, exploring the Chapel Street historic district or visiting New Haven’s museums and art galleries, The Graduate Hotel will make your stay memorable. The warm, friendly and whip-smart staff will guide you around New Haven, so that you feel like a local even if it’s your first time in town.

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