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4.4 out of 5

"Super friendly staff! The drive-through lanes were a disaster though. Abandoned cars (waiting for valet?) in both lanes leading to traffic jam all th ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 19 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Virginia Commonwealth University

Central Richmond getaway

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Richmond hotel, you'll find Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Institute for Contemporary Art. Also, Altria Theater is within half a mile (1 km) and Greater Richmond Convention Center is within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining, 24-hour fitness

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour gym, and a poolside bar. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the seasonal outdoor pool, bar/lounge, and rooftop terrace.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 205 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include iPod docks, premium bedding, and hair dryers.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Graduate King Accessible with Roll-in)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$112* Per night/room Nov 30 - Dec 1

Suite, 1 King Bed (Graduate King Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Corner (Graduate Deluxe Corner King Accessibl)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, Multiple Beds, 2 Bathrooms (Graduate Family Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Corner

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Corner (Graduate Deluxe Corner King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Graduate Richmond ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Graduate Richmond

Everyone (17) Couples (1) Family (10)
5 out of 5
Super friendly staff! The drive-through lanes were a disaster though. Abandoned cars (waiting for valet?) in both lanes leading to traffic jam all the way down the street. No luggage carts available.

Posted by on Sep 19, 2021

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Sep 23, 2021 by Christina Harris

Thanks for your feedback!

3 out of 5
Poor customer service at check-in.

Posted by on May 6, 2021

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May 8, 2021 by Anand Patel

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 28, 2021

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May 4, 2021 by Anand Patel

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5 out of 5
Fun decor, clean, friendly helpful staff. Due to COVID, dining options in the city were limited. The staff helped us find a place nearby, Saison, that was simply amazing.

Posted by , from Auburn Hills on Nov 30, 2020

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Dec 4, 2020 by Anand Patel

Thanks for staying withus

4 out of 5
Nice facilities. Due to Covid a lot of the amenities were shut down. Not necessarily their fault.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020

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Sep 16, 2020 by Anand Patel

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4 out of 5
Love the decor. Good location for me, can easily get to places.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020

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Aug 3, 2020 by Anand

Thank you so much for your feedback!

5 out of 5
We stayed while visiting VCU and it was perfect. Everything was within easy walking distance, the food at the bar was convenient, reasonably priced and tasty. I liked the themes of the room decor, and it was clean and comfortable. One small comment. The faucets are weirdly placed on the sinks, so there was always water on the counter, but I kept a washcloth near it to mop up after each use. My daughter will attend VCU, and I'm sure we we will stay again soon.

Posted by , from Providence, RI on Mar 10, 2020

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Mar 12, 2020 by Andrew

Thank you so much for staying with us! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you again!

4 out of 5
Within walking distance to restaurants and Altria theatre

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020

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Jan 21, 2020 by Andrew

We hope you come see us again soon!

5 out of 5
Loved the interior design. It’s not only attractive and engaging, but the physical layout is very thoughtful. The staff was friendly and helpful and the location is great.

Posted by on Jan 7, 2020

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Jan 10, 2020 by Andrew

Thank you so much for your feedback! Please come see us again soon!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019

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Dec 31, 2019 by Andrew

Thank you for your review!

Renovations + Closures

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

  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Graduate Richmond offers its guests a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Graduate Richmond also features a rooftop terrace, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a front desk safe. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Richmond hotel is smoke free.

  • 205 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Richmond Main Street Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

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.

  • IPod dock
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Brookfield - This café serves breakfast only.

Nearby Activities

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the 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 26 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Graduate Richmond Hotel
  • Graduate Richmond Hotel
  • Graduate Richmond Richmond
  • Graduate Richmond Hotel Richmond

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in April and close in October.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.