Graduate Richmond

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Seasonal outdoor pool, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool 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-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Virginia Commonwealth University

8.2/10 Very good

1,004 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is £118
Price available on 25/8/2022
301 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Valet parking
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - 4 min walk
  • Broad Street - 1 min drive
  • Greater Richmond Convention Center - 2 min drive
  • Carytown - 4 min drive
  • Richmond International Raceway - 15 min drive
  • University of Richmond - 14 min drive
  • Short Pump Town Center - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Richmond Staples Mill Road Station - 13 min drive
  • Ashland Station - 22 min drive
  • Richmond Main Street Station - 24 min walk

About this property

Graduate Richmond

Graduate Richmond features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a five-minute walk of Virginia Commonwealth University. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Brookfield, which serves breakfast and is one of 2 restaurants. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar and a 24-hour fitness centre. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 205 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Close-captioned TV
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 42-inch TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Special features


Brookfield – This café only serves breakfast.
Byrd House – This restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 3.00 and USD 6.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35.00 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

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


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per accommodation, per night


  • Valet parking costs USD 28 per day with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Excellent choice
Hotel was very accommodating to our needs. Very clean and nicely decorated spaces. Valet parking for $30 night and otherwise street parking.
Jill, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Expected more for cost
The rate was very high for the accommodations. The hotel was not prepared to handle the amount of guest that we’re staying between all of the events they were hosting guests for. They ran out of food, couldn’t keep up with orders. There weren’t enough carts to check in our out. Limited offerings for food and timing of food. I would only stay here again as a last resort.
2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The best part of the Hotel was the rooftop bar. The rooftop bar and the lobby restaurant had the identical menu which was very limited. The room was not cleaned well and had a large stain on the carpet.
Sherrie, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Amazing staff, lacks small details
The staff are friendly, helpful and overall amazing. Note that they don't provide room service and don't offer in-room water bottles. Small details detracted from my experience. E.g. the cute electric kettle cord not being long enough to sit on the table and be plugged in. The elevators can be slow. The Gym is 24/7 but doesn't have a mat or roll for floor work.
Sara, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

The stay was unsafe. We were told we could have adjoining rooms prior to the stay, but the day of told we could not because "housekeeping couldn't get to it." Then someone unfamiliar used a key on three different occasions to get into our room after we had checked it...this happended intil 1130pm.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Unclean hotel! When we checked in, the sheets had not been changed and there was long curly hair all over the bed! The room had a dog musty smell and the carpets looked like they could use a good steam cleaning. The reusable shampoo bottles were empty and replaced with water to make shampoo water. The pool was murky and had large cockroaches and slugs in the pool cleaning bins. I was really disappointed and grossed out. The staff took over 4 hours to come and change out the bed sheets. I will NOT be staying here again.
Hair in bed🤮
Debra, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Just OK
This hotel doesn't offer daily maid service, and getting fresh towels turned out to be more of an ordeal than it should have been. The hotel pool was a nice touch, but was in need of some cleaning and more lounge chairs. The valet service for parking was understaffed and therefore created a back log of people trying to leave and get their vehicles, so plan accordingly. The rooms were spacious and nice, but for the price paid for a room, the level of service was barely adequate. The location was great and there is lots to do in Richmond. I plan to try other places to see if they compare favorable to this place or have also settled for mediocrity.
Michael, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

AC was very loud and didn’t work well. Hotel and room were dirty.
Kelley, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Would definitely stay again
Friendly staff. Cool set up all around from the game room and pool to the room. Separate hvac units for the kids room and the king room.
Billy, 1-night family trip
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