We "ended up here" because our first two choices were taken up. We were worried about being that close to the "bad" part of the city, but we were really happy. Our hotel was clean, vibrant, the staff was friendly, the area was safe, and it has now become our favorite hotel in the area.
We have friends who live nearby this hotel. I would first like to say that the staff were delightful. Very friendly and accommodating. The hotel is a bit on the older side, but the room was clean and comfortable. If you are in the Hamden area or visiting Yale, I would recommend this hotel.
The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Cozy comforter, down pillows just made for a great night's sleep. I am very fussy about hotels and this one gets top ratings from me. Breakfast was included and it was terrific as well.