Graduate Richmond

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Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Graduate Richmond

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Graduate Richmond

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Map
301 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA, 23220

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBroad Street3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonument Avenue3 min walk
  • Popular LocationVirginia Commonwealth University4 min walk
  • AirportRichmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.)14 min drive

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About this area

Richmond

Located in Richmond, Graduate Richmond is in the city center. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, while VCU Institute for Contemporary Art and Altria Theater are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Stuart C. Siegel Center or Richmond Raceway.

What's nearby

  • Broad Street - 3 min walk
  • Monument Avenue - 3 min walk
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - 4 min walk
  • VCU Institute for Contemporary Art - 7 min walk
  • Altria Theater - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Richmond Main Street Station - 6 min drive
  • Richmond Intl. Airport (RIC) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • TJ's - 3 min walk
  • Lemaire - 3 min walk
  • Lift Coffee Shop - 4 min walk
  • Maple & Pine - 4 min walk
  • Graffiato - 4 min walk

About this property

Graduate Richmond

4-star Richmond hotel in Downtown Richmond, walk to Virginia Commonwealth University
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 205 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. IPod docks, premium bedding, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Graduate Richmond offers 205 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

This Richmond hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs, and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 28 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11:00 AM: USD 3.00-6.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Pool sun loungers
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-width doorways

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Restaurants on site

  • Brookfield

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • 42-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 35.00

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from September 27 to May 15:
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per accommodation, per night
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3.00 and USD 6.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 35.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from May to October
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Graduate Richmond Hotel
Graduate Richmond Hotel
Graduate Richmond Richmond
Graduate Richmond Hotel Richmond

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Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 511 out of 977 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 251 out of 977 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 122 out of 977 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 60 out of 977 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 33 out of 977 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.0/5

Eco-friendliness

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Worst hotel I have ever stayed
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
This hotel is ok but lacking in some basic things. Great location, easy street parking, and great rooftop. The problems: The room had a strange odor but was tolerable. After a night out we came back to the room and discovered there were no cups for water in the room and the vending machine was empty. We tried texting the number in our welcome packet but no one replied. The bathroom soap dispenser in the shower was empty. Lastly, Expedia gold membership got us nothing at this VIP hotel. Most issues weren’t problem enough on their own but by the end of the trip it left a bad taste and I won’t be back.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Loved this hotel. The rooms were nice size, private elevator requires a key to move between floors, and provided valet parking. Staff was very professional and was willing to meet me and my sons needs. The only drawnack was they do not have a dedicated parking lot for you to self park. You can do your own parking however it will be on the street and therefore not guaranteed to still be avalivle if you leave. So bring money and pay for the valet, its worth it.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Thank you
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unlike other Graduate Hotels we have stayed at -- and we are VERY loyal to The Graduate Columbus (Ohio) -- the only thing "cool" and "modern" about this hotel is the lobby. Once you go into the actual room, it is very noticeably just a renovated, very old Marriott/Hilton/Hyatt. There is so much dirt and mold at the baseboards, with the bathroom having the hideous venting noise. But the actual worst part of the hotel room itself was that is was 74 degrees and it was HOT outside. No way to adjust the air conditioning temperature! I could not sleep -- and did not sleep -- the entire night because I was so hot. Also, please note, I have never done an Expedia review so the temperature of my room was egregious enough for me to write one. And they charged me for a drink, in the morning, when I did not get one.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022