A Hotel Built for Spartans

Rekindle the spirit of your alma mater at the smartest place to stay in town. Located right on Grand River Avenue, Graduate East Lansing sits in the heart of downtown, just a short walk from the Michigan State University campus. Parking is available.

Guest rooms celebrate the region’s flora and fauna with pops of pine and classic plaids. Discover custom art inspired by MSU traditions and campus legends, including the school’s agricultural legacy and Spartan standouts like the Miller family.

Hungry? Post up at Poindexter, our lobby café. Or head up to our rooftop for light bites, drinks, and views of MSU. With throwback style and a fun, laid-back menu, our bar channels that summer camp feel year-round.

So whether you’re in town rallying for a Spartans win or exploring campus, we’re here to make your stay memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip-smart staff will guide you around East Lansing, so that you feel like a local even if it’s your first time in town.

Welcome to Graduate East Lansing.

Work Up a Sweat

Lace up your sneaks and get that heart rate up or pump iron anytime you please in our 24-hour fitness center located on the lobby level.

Pet Friendly

We love furry friends (probably a little more than the next guy) and would never ask you to leave them at home during your travels. Add a pet to your booking for $75 per stay.


Valet Parking: After a long drive, don’t worry about parking. We’ll valet the car for you with unlimited in and out privileges for a total of $35.00 per night.

Additional Parking: Additional parking lots and garages can be found within a block or two of the hotel, including the Albert Avenue garage and Grove Street garage for up to $25 per day and free for Sunday departures.

Guests who need assistance with transportation or who have special needs are able to make arrangements at our Front Desk.

Check In, Check Out

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 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.