Hoosier Hangout Right on Kirkwood Avenue

Hoosier Hangout Right on Kirkwood Avenue

Welcome to Graduate Bloomington – where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.

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 Bloomington—where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.

Prominently located on Kirkwood, our digs are campus comfy (yep, just steps from the iconic Sample Gates) and neighboring all the shops and eats on historic Courthouse Square. We are Hoosier headquarters for meet-ups (Plan-It-X-Fest, anyone?), meetings and Little Five central for Quals, Cutters and pros alike. (#BYOBIKE)

Our lobby invites conversation with a wink and nod to B-town’s famously fictitious b-ball team— “Welcome To Indiana Basketball”! The lexicon is lit by a cluster of game winning globes dangling amidst an artful install of hoops and commissioned local works. The puzzling major (enigmatolgy for the win?) and checkered past of IU alum Will Shortz, has influenced our crossword-clad floors. The vintage bleachers, over stuffed sofas and court-long tables, play host to a whole lotta hanging out with a warm convo on tap.

So whether you’re in town rallying for a cream and crimson win, a walk along the B-Line or a Bus-Chum pre-show hang, we’re here to make it memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you to and around Bloomington’s finest—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.

Indiana, Our Indiana, We’re All For You!

#beproudandshoutloud

Graduate Bloomington King Bed
A hotel desk with a book, phone and pencil
A bed with a wooden head board and floral lamps
A floral lamp, hotel bed and Indiana banner
dog sitting on a chair at graduate oxford
dog sitting on a chair at graduate oxford

Pet Friendly

We love furry friends probably a little more than the next guy and would never dare ask you leave them at home during your travels. In fact, when you bring your four-legged companion along for the ride, they stay for free and will enjoy a pup perk* compliments of our pals at BarkBox.

*We’ll outfit your room with a bowl and blanket for your pup to enjoy during their stay. If you wish to take either item home with you, they are available for purchase through our front desk. BarkBoxes can also be added to your reservation for a small fee or purchased upon arrival at the front desk.

Two red Graduate Bikes against a yellow wall
Two red Graduate Bikes against a yellow wall

Complimentary Bike Rentals

Explore Bloomington on two wheels. Complimentary bike rentals are available through our front desk based on availability.

An open book on a writing desk
An open book on a writing desk

Check In, Check Out

Our standard check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check out is 11:00 a.m. If you’d like to request an earlier check-in time or later check out time, please give us a call.