Grand Slam Pad with a little punk n’ spunk

Grand Slam Pad with a little punk n’ spunk

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 collection of his signature frames displayed in Brookfield 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 get your consummate collegiate on in the lobby-level game room, complete with a Shuffleboard, Pool Table and a Ping Pong table, this hang out will keep you preoccupied for hours. Then head up to Byrd House, our seasonal rooftop pool and bar 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 in town for a meeting or meet up at 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 hotel 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.

Workstation with Graduate postcards
Graduate queen-queen room at Graduate Richmond
Exterior view of Graduate Richmond

Game Room

Get your game on in our lobby-level game room complete with arcade games, Shuffleboard, and Foosball. Short distance to our lobby cafe, Brookfield, you’ll stay refreshed and fueled up while you get competitive or keep you occupied while sideline cocktailing, eating and rooting on friends. Need a break, take the fun outside to our adjoining outdoor patio.

fitness center with weights and treadmills
fitness center with weights and treadmills

Work Up a Sweat

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

Graduate Richmond is a dog friendly hotel.
Graduate Richmond is a dog friendly hotel.

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.  Add a pet to your booking for $75 per stay.

Graduate Richmond Rooftop Pool
Graduate Richmond Rooftop Pool

Rooftop Pool

Cool off in our rooftop pool or catch some rays and sip on a Garden Party on our loungers, with views of Downtown Richmond. Our outdoor pool is seasonal from May through mid-September, with no reservations required for hotel guests.

Open daily, 9am – 9pm


Overnight valet parking is available for $32 + tax per night.

Day valet parking is available for $14 + tax per day.

We currently do not offer self-parking, but there are numerous lots and garages near the hotel. Upon arrival, please park in our loading zone to check in and we can help locate available parking.

Lobby Graduate Richmond
Lobby Graduate Richmond

Check In, Check Out

Our standard check-in time is 4 pm. Check out is 11 am. If you’d like to request an earlier check-in time or later check-out time, please give us a call.