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No cleaning after first night

Great location, friendly staff

This was my 2nd stay at the Graduate Richmond. I love this hotel. Not only is it a unique establishment, but also has the best staff. Every member I encountered was friendly, down to earth and extremely accommodating. We arrived late after a long drive. Nicole set us up in a beautiful room. Destiny helped us with our luggage bc all carts were being used. Frances was so pleasant during checkout. I look forward to returning soon.

At 1st glance, cool, modern decor. But worn and dirty. Ugly spots on the carpets,leather backboard on the bed had horrible stain, the tub felt dirty to my feet. I took photos it was so bad.The 1st room we were sent to hadnt been cleaned and did not include 2 beds. The receptionist didn't even apologize.

The vibe at Graduate was hip and modern and their rooftop bar and lounger were very nice, however, we had trouble getting into our room as linens were not delivered on time and we couldn't get into our room until about 7:00. We had our dog with us so we couldn't go to the rooftop and they gave us drink vouchers for the downstairs bar, but we really just wanted to rest in our room and had little time to get ready before heading to dinner. Overall the location was great, the room was clean and spacious, and the staff did their best to accommodate us but the delay in getting into our room was a disappointment.

Super unique decor. Not your average hotel design. Great rooftop bar. Great breakfast options. Don’t miss the biscuit sandwich. Extremely friendly staff!

Great property in the heart of Richmond. Close to all VCU activities

Friendly and helpful staff

Nice Property needs a little more upkeep and their half of their vending machines don't work, they need at a minimum offer drinkable water

It was a nice hotel and very reasonable. Clean and efficient.

The hotel is very clean and up to date. Our fridge didn’t work and when mentioned to the front desk they shrugged it off and pointed me to the ice machine. The website states the gym is 24/7 and their are bikes for rent onsite. The gym was not 24/7 and I was told bikes were all out getting repaired. Waters in all vending machines were sold out and it was not available for purchase anywhere.

The hotel was okay. Quick valet. The pool was smaller and green. The blankets were full of lumpy clumps of feathers. Wouldn’t be back probably

Staff was great, but room conditions were horrible bed was completely a concrete patio. Horrible nights of sleep everything was closed for amenities. Would not stay again

West Franklin Street Richmond VA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Downtown Richmond, Graduate Richmond is within a 5-minute walk of Virginia Commonwealth University and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like VCU Institute for Contemporary Art. This 205-room, 4-star hotel has a 24-hour gym along with free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace.


Dining

In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, you can also enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar. To-go breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

42-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. IPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers are also standard.


Property features

Graduate Richmond offers a 24-hour gym, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 28 per day. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a terrace, and an ATM.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed (Graduate King Suite)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Corner

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

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

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Graduate Queen)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Graduate Richmond

Everyone (24) Couples (4) Family (17)
1
Everyone

No cleaning after first night

By on Sep 12, 2022

Review comment responded on Sep 13, 2022

thanks for your feedback!

2
Family

Great location, friendly staff

By on Aug 29, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2022

Thanks for your feedback!

5
Family

This was my 2nd stay at the Graduate Richmond. I love this hotel. Not only is it a unique establishment, but also has the best staff. Every member I encountered was friendly, down to earth and extremely accommodating. We arrived late after a long drive. Nicole set us up in a beautiful room. Destiny helped us with our luggage bc all carts were being used. Frances was so pleasant during checkout. I look forward to returning soon.

By on Aug 22, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 23, 2022

Thanks for your feedback!

2
Family

At 1st glance, cool, modern decor. But worn and dirty. Ugly spots on the carpets,leather backboard on the bed had horrible stain, the tub felt dirty to my feet. I took photos it was so bad.The 1st room we were sent to hadnt been cleaned and did not include 2 beds. The receptionist didn't even apologize.

By on Aug 1, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 1, 2022

Thanks for your feedback!

4
Partner Couples

The vibe at Graduate was hip and modern and their rooftop bar and lounger were very nice, however, we had trouble getting into our room as linens were not delivered on time and we couldn't get into our room until about 7:00. We had our dog with us so we couldn't go to the rooftop and they gave us drink vouchers for the downstairs bar, but we really just wanted to rest in our room and had little time to get ready before heading to dinner. Overall the location was great, the room was clean and spacious, and the staff did their best to accommodate us but the delay in getting into our room was a disappointment.

By on Jul 6, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2022

Thanks for your feedback!

5
Family

Super unique decor. Not your average hotel design. Great rooftop bar. Great breakfast options. Don’t miss the biscuit sandwich. Extremely friendly staff!

By on Jul 5, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 5, 2022

Thanks for your feedback!

5
Family

Great property in the heart of Richmond. Close to all VCU activities

By on Jun 10, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2022

Thanks for your feedback!

1
Everyone

By on Apr 22, 2022

4
Family

Friendly and helpful staff

By on Apr 12, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 13, 2022

Thanks for your feedback!

4
Business Business

Nice Property needs a little more upkeep and their half of their vending machines don't work, they need at a minimum offer drinkable water

By on Mar 24, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 30, 2022

Thanks for your feedback.

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