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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel for a one night stay last minute via Hotwire for an excellent price. The hotel lobby is funky and trendy and very close to UVA. The rooms have the same quirky mid-century vibe; the bathroom had full size toiletries (great!) and had been recently renovated. We found it to be comfortable and quiet. The hotel is...

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Yolunda H, Owner at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Stati Tati, I am so glad that you chose our Hotel for your last minute stay in Charlottesville. Our Hotel is definitely a reflection Charlottesville's History and UVA. We are putting the finishing touches on our 9th floor rooftop restaurant, bar, and outdoor terrace, as well as some other small items. The rooftop is scheduled to be completed this...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We returned 2 months after our first visit and regrettably, little has changed. First the positives: aside from the Cavalier Inn, which is dump, this is the most convenient hotel to the University of Virginia and the Corner. The staff is very friendly and aims to please. Cute knick knacks abound. The Hotel is still lacking: no coffee makers, no...

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Yolunda H, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. I appreciate your wonderful comments in regard to our staff and the Hotel's decor. Yes, we are still in our "remodel stage" as we put the final touches on our rooftop restaurant and bar, which includes adding a new elevator. This is scheduled to be completed in March. All guest...

Katy, Texas
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Ambiance is nice and walking distance to a lot of eating places. Nice toiletries but we didn't think the cleaning staff was excellent...left a bit to be desired. Front desk staff was very helpful. Beds were excellent-- which is what matters most.

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Yolunda H, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear FamilyTravelLover, Thank you for visiting our hotel. We are certainly excited to introduce such a unique concept to the Charlottesville area. I'm sorry we fell short of your expectations on the cleaning front. We want to make sure we're making the grade in every area so if you don't mind if you could email me the name your room...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Graduate for a last minute getaway from DC- via Hotels Tonight. While the lobby, lounge and general room decor were clean and trendy, the elevator and stairwells left a lot to be desired. The stairs were very dirty and the elevator- barely functioning. The worst part of the stay was the paper thin walls- we could...

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Yolunda H, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Johnbarnhardt, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your experience. You caught us before we completed our remodel. The stairwells and elevator have not gone through the remodel process yet but they are on the list to be completed soon. Hopefully you can get away this spring to try out the finished product, by that time...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Service was excellent. Jamaal the valet was polite and professional. Don Gathers the front desk supervisor was helpful in providing a detail tour of the propwerty. Renovations are currently under way to add more options. It's conveniently located offering wonderful views of Charlottesville.

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Yolunda H, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Duchess0727, We love to hear great guest feedback regarding our team members. We will certainly pass your comments along to Don and Jamal, they will be excited to know they exceeded your expectations. We should have the roof top restaurant bar and event space open in the next couple of months, so be sure to ask Don for a...

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The location on the Corner opposite UVA's campus is excellent but the hotel is very gimmicky. The desk staff are ok and the valets are nice but it's ridiculous to have to wait up to ten minutes for your car in a place like this. The single elevator is appalling. It's grubby, painted a horrible color and terribly slow to...

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Yolunda H, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Thank you for your business. The hotel definitely isn't cookie cutter that's for sure, especially with all the unique pieces specifically designed for the hotel based on the history of Charlottesville. Since your visit in October we have added Keurig coffee makers to the rooms. We certainly hope you'll give us another try, perhaps you may enjoy the roof top...

Westford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Can't say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff was. Wish I could recall the young man's name from behind the desk. He answered all our questions on the phone, checked us in quickly and even turned on the small model train which runs beneath the glass in the front desk when we commented about how interesting it was!...

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Yolunda H, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Cindy D, Thank you for your business. Did you notice the little Christmas tree we added to the model town for the holidays? We're glad you appreciate the thought that went into the design and styling of the hotel. Since you didn't take pictures, you'll just have to download them from the website to send to friends and family....

Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at The Graduate. It is our first Christmas as a married couple and we just love Charlottesville so we wanted to spend Christmas here. The lobby was very well decorated and we're even able to check in early. The whole hotel has cute charm and character. There are lots of little restaurants around as well...

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Yolunda H, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Lauren L, We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay. My husband and I also just enjoyed our first Christmas as a married couple, what a fabulous gift! Although Christmas was a bit warm this year, it was still beautiful nonetheless, maybe next time we'll have some snow. When you return, we can deliver a microwave to your...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Stayed one night at the Graduate while picking up my daughter from school and was very pleased. In the old Howard Johnsons/Red Roof Inn spot, it is in the most convenient location to the school and to the restaurants on the Corner. They did a great job rehabbing. It is clean, modern, and comfortable. And unique, with clever little touches...

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Yolunda H, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Jmm191, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, we are the closest and most convenient location to UVa and great local shops are within walking distance or a short (free) trolley ride downtown. Thank you for your wonderful comments, it is always nice to read reviews such as yours. We strive to make each...

Reviewed 23 December 2015

I often travel to Charlottesville from Virginia Beach often and this was my first time staying at the Graduate. The simple, elegant and a nostalgic style of this hotel is certain to bring back memories specially if you were a child growing up in the 60 (which I wasn't but i get the picture). The decor is very tasteful, beds...

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Yolunda H, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear SkylightVaBeach, Thank you for your wonderful comments. I am so glad that you were able to experience and appreciate our unique Hotel. Sheep Dog Cafe in our lobby is definitely a great gathering spot and delivers drinks in just about any combination you can think of. Will is a great asset to our team and I will be sure...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Allow yourself to be taken back in time while enjoying your stay at Graduate Charlottesville. Our hotel is located in the heart of this history rich city, walking distance from the University of Virginia, the Rotunda and the Lawn. Its convenient Main Street location allows you easy access to all the restaurants, shops, galleries and more. The fun will continue back at the hotel at our cafe and open-air bar. Maybe challenge your friends to a game of Foosball or Ping Pong in our game room. Come experience this bustling city with us as well as relax in your room with HD TV, complementary Wi-Fi, docking stations, refrigerator, coffee maker, Malin and Goetz amenities, and more! This is Graduate - get ready to be in ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graduate Charlottesville

Address: 1309 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range: €111 - €312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Graduate Charlottesville 3*
Number of rooms: 135
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Also Known As:
Red Roof Inn Charlottesville Hotel Charlottesville
Charlottesville Red Roof Inn
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“Even numbers are away from train and helicopter pad on the hospital”
 of 5 bubbles Lasrman, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“1-3 floors for easy parking access, 4-9 floors for views of the city.”
  • lamp base in our room
  • our room with plaid carpeting
  • welcome
  • very nice bathroom
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  • fish over the bed
 of 5 bubbles traveltheworld012, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms there are amazing!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 433sailyg, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the elevator are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles bluehighways2014, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher floors are probably quieter - ours was great. Valet parking is convenient and reasonable.”
 of 5 bubbles darrenhydro, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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