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Graduate Richmond

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Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Point of interest
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Queen Queen) | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Overview of Graduate Richmond

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Graduate Richmond

4.0 star property
8.2 out of 10 Very Good
8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
301 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA, 23220

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBroad Street3 min walk
  • Popular LocationVirginia Commonwealth University4 min walk
  • Popular LocationGreater Richmond Convention Center14 min walk
  • AirportRichmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.)14 min drive

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About this area


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
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - 4 min walk
  • VCU Institute for Contemporary Art - 7 min walk
  • Altria Theater - 7 min walk
  • Greater Richmond Convention Center - 14 min walk

Getting around

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


  • Domino's Pizza - 4 min walk
  • GWARbar - 6 min walk
  • Lemaire Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Barcode - 6 min walk
  • Tarrant's Cafe - 7 min walk

About this property

Graduate Richmond

4-star hotel located in Downtown Richmond
Located close to VCU Institute for Contemporary Art and Altria Theater, Graduate Richmond provides a rooftop terrace, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a bar. The onsite restaurant, Brookfield, features light fare. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a 24-hour gym.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and ATM/banking services
  • An elevator, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Meeting rooms, a TV in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All 205 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and shower/tub combinations
  • 42-inch TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

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


  • 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

  • Daily breakfast to-go available 6:30 AM–11:00 AM for a fee: USD 3–6 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • Brookfield
  • Byrd House

Things to do

  • 24-hour gym
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • In-room refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Housekeeping on request

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Pool loungers
  • Rooftop terrace


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


  • Ballroom
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Premium bedding


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


  • 42-inch TV with premium cable channels
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


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

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


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 25

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 14 to May 15:
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for to-go breakfast: approximately USD 3.00–6.00 per person
  • 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 25 (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 September

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Graduate Richmond have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. The pool is closed seasonally each year from September 14 to May 15.

How much does it cost to stay at Graduate Richmond?

As of Jun 6, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Graduate Richmond on Jun 25, 2023 start from $177.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Graduate Richmond pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 35 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Graduate Richmond?

Valet parking is available for USD 28 per day.

What time is check-in at Graduate Richmond?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Graduate Richmond?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 25 (subject to availability).

Where is Graduate Richmond located?

Located in Downtown Richmond, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, and Altria Theater. Greater Richmond Convention Center and Stuart C. Siegel Center are also within 15 minutes. Richmond Main Street Station is 24 minutes by foot.



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Rating 8 - Good. 225 out of 1000 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 139 out of 1000 reviews" "
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10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Enjoyed our stay at The Graduate this weekend. It was centrally located to everything we had planned for the weekend, and the team at the hotel was welcoming and hospitable.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent

Richard, Jersey City

Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2023

8/10 Good


Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved the decor and the front desk staff. Would have liked to have some gluten free vegetarian options on the menu.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location, has a coffee shop in-house, with most things being walkable. Also is a relatively short drive to the airport. Liked the college theme as well!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Thanks for your friendly service
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children, Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Traveled with the family and got the suite with the separate bunk beds and king size bed. Worked perfectly to accommodate us! We had our baby so the fridge in the room and the microwave in the hall were greatly appreciated for easy bottle storage and prep. The Valet was great and convenient just to scan a QR code to have your car brought up. The restaurant had amazing food and drinks! We had breakfast and dinner both great! The rooftop and pool area were nice! Great pick, glad I stayed and definitely will be back next time I’m in town!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Always love staying here! Only annoying things was that the hot water took SEVERAL minutes for it to get hot - perhaps due to me being on a higher floor? Either way, great place to stay.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Richard, Jersey City

Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Business traveler
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
For the most part, this hotel was okay. Way too many other places to stay in the area for me to be back, though. The carpets were stained and sticky, 3 of 4 towels had stains, and furniture had tons of dust. Valet is nice, but if you’re in and out a lot, it’s a burden waiting for them to retrieve your car. Again, it was okay. Much nicer places in the area, so I won’t be back.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023