We were interested in staying at a charming inn, close to Yale. It was a busy weekend and most accommodations were booked. We were able to book the Four Gables on a cancellation. We can see why the prior guests cancelled! The suite smelled like cat spray, the carpets were filthy, the decor was incredibly tacky, the bathmat looked like it was used to collect oil spills in the garage. This was an expensive room at $189 per night and the condition was inexcusable. The building exterior was in desperate need of repair - lots of peeling paint and an overgrown yard. We saw some of the other rooms, which looked better, but still tired. The cat spray odor was pervasive throughout the inn. The innkeeper was pleasant and accommodating, but it hardly made up for the foul environment. Given we had to drive to campus from this location anyway, a Comfort Inn or Motel 6 definitely would have been better. Thank goodness we were only there for one night!