Here at Graduate, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory-making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get you where you’re going. Welcome to Graduate Richmond — where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.
Graduate Richmond is conveniently located near Virginia Commonwealth University, a hop from the airport and knee deep in the 400-year-old history of America’s legends and lore. A championship collection of golf greens courses through the James River region and revolutionary state capital, making Graduate the smartest place to stay in town!
Our warm walnut paneled lobby nods at the impressive and courageous past of local tennis luminary Arthur Ashe. Preppy elements mixed with a mid-century minimalism and a hint of history help tell his story. Perforated vinyl seating, cable knit details and a chandelier made of his signature frames bring his spirit to life. Monument lined cobblestone streets beckon the art and architecture of the past, inspiring the art collection that charms our halls, walls and cozy navy guest rooms.
Grab a bite in Brookfield, our lobby café and watering hole, or come on up to Byrd House, our seasonal rooftop pool perched sixteen floors up serving a twist on concession stand favorites, sporting cocktails and a whole lotta fun.
So whether you’re in town rallying for the Rams, dropping by for a show at The National or perusing the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, we’re here to make it memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you to and around Richmond, so that you feel like a local, at home again even if it’s your first time in town.
Our rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate — be ready to be inspired.