The city of New Haven, CT is most famous for being the home of Yale University, and the city is very obviously a college town. When parents of Yale students visit, many of them stay at the Study at Yale, a luxury boutique hotel located on Chapel Street, adjacent to the university.
As you walk into the Study at Yale, you’ll enter a large lobby featuring chairs, stocked bookshelves, tables, and artwork from Yale students. It’s reminiscent of a cozy living room, and guests fill the area throughout the day. Off the lobby is a small gallery that regularly showcases student art. The check-in desk is small but welcoming, and a large jar of fresh cookies sits on the counter. There’s also a small coffee bar in the lobby offering light snacks, bottled drinks, and coffee beverages. The in-house restaurant, Heirloom, is off the main entrance.
Rooms at the Study at Yale are large and comfortable. I recommend getting a campus-view room, which offers large windows overlooking the Yale campus, although the view from the other rooms (Yale Art Campus and City view) are also nice. The rooms include a large work desk along the windows, complimentary WiFi, a 37 inch flat-screen television, seersucker robes, and two complimentary bottles of water that are replaced regularly. But the greatest feature of the room is the unbelievably comfortable beds, complete with down comforter, 100% Egyptian cotton 300 thread count sheets, and numerous pillows. It’s the type of bed that you don’t want to get out of.
Complimentary coffee is offered in the lobby each morning. Although the hotel doesn’t have a separate business center, there is a workstation in the lobby available for use. On occasion, complimentary tickets to Yale sporting events and Yale Repertory theater shows are offered to hotel guests. There’s a small fitness center on property, but guests who are looking for more equipment can enjoy complimentary access to the nearby Payne Whitney Gym.
Valet parking is offered. I took Amtrak into New Haven’s Union Station, which is just a mile away from the hotel. Almost everything is walking distance, so once you park your car, you really don’t need it if you are staying in the city.
To learn more about the Study at Yale, visit their website.
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