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Graduate Richmond

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Features a Wes Anderson-esque take on a school theme
  • Lobby is outfitted in memorabilia from local tennis star, Arthur Ashe
  • Just a 10-minute walk from Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Offers a free shuttle around town


Located in Richmond's vibrant downtown, this hip hotel opened in June 2017 and is surrounded by quaint shops, restaurants and museums. 

The collegiate and sports themes are more Wes Anderson than corner sports bar. Expect to see mid-century minimalist design with preppy plaid and schoolhouse accents. A collection of vintage, locally sourced art hangs from the walls of almost every area in the hotel. Cozy guest rooms feature side tables fashioned out of books, a framed over-the-bed print of the archetypical childhood dog (undoubtedly named Fido or Rover), along with subtle decor paying homage to the nearby Virginia Commonwealth University. Even room keys get the quirky treatment -- each is a re-creation of a student ID of famous folks associated with Richmond. 

The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle around town, and the VCU campus is just a 10-minute walk away. Be sure to check out the lobby cafe Brookfield, available for drinks and three meals a day. The seasonal rooftop pool serves sports-themed cocktails and concession-stand faves with a twist.

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child up to age 2. Extra bed available on request and in Family Suite and King Suite only: $20 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged $25 (subject to tax) per day. Maximum of 2 dogs per room. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $22.00 (subject to tax), per day applies, and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

The pool is outdoor and open seasonally, weather permitting.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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