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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently stayed for the third time at Graduate Charlottesville and it's been consistently great! The location can't be beat if you're there to visit UVA or if you need to be near the hospital. The rooms are large and clean. Some rooms are showers only so if you want a tub, you'll need to request it. Dogs are allowed for...

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Spottswood, VA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Facing a winter storm and needing to be at UVA hospital in the morning we just stayed one night. The staff was great and the room well appointed. What we found lacking was the bathroom, feeling that they had gone overboard with the "low-flow shower head". The flow was so minimal that it was hard to wash your hair or...

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GraduateGM, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Deb K., We appreciate your choice in hotel this feedback on your stay. Though pleased to hear you found our service friendly, we’re sorry you ran into some difficulties. The storm did have an affect on our technology, and we apologize for this inconvenience. In the future, if issues in your room are affecting your stay, please feel free...

Salisbury, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location is ideal! Walk to everything at the university or even downtown. The theme is amusing. You are returning to a university and the hotel wants to capture some of that experience for you. Your room key is like a college id from the past. The decorations are nice. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. However, be aware...

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GraduateGM, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Bob D., Thank you for your review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed all of the small details that make Graduate hotels so unique. Our bathrooms are designed a bit differently than most, but we appreciate your feedback. We can’t improve without hearing from our guests, and we will make a note of your thoughts. We would love...

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything about this place. Cozy, comfortable rooms with cool decor throughout. Staff is very welcoming and helpful. Cafe in the lobby is great for a quick breakfast, glass of wine, coffee or snack (rosemary popcorn). When they didn't have "just an egg" (it's mostly breakfast sandwiches) they recommended a short walk down to The White Spot, a great "hole-in-the-wall"...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear rbsla, Thank you for your review. We are so excited to read that you enjoyed excellent service and comfort at our hotel. After a day of exploring Charlottesville, nothing is more relaxing than dinner on the roof at Heirloom. We hope you had a fabulous time in our city, and we’d love for you to come back anytime. Sincerely,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was passing through Charlottesville on a road trip and stayed at the Graduate for one night. I liked it so much that I decided to stay two nights on my way back to Boston. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable and there is a great rooftop restaurant. For breakfast you can take your pooch to the Sheepdog Café...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you for choosing Graduate Charlottesville not once, but twice! Whether traveling to UVA, with a dog, or to explore our charming city, we hope to meet all of your expectations. We’d love to accommodate you again someday, and we hope our chance comes soon. Sincerely, Yolunda Harrell General Manager

Providence Forge, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had someone in the UVA Hospital, I didn't know at first, but they have a hospital discount. This was offered to me after I had already booked at higher rate. Wound up getting out of hospital early, and they let me leave early without any extra charge. Very helpful and the Sheepdog Cafe is great, just right for a quick...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Blase K, Thank you for choosing our hotel while at UVA. Given our close proximity, it is no trouble at all to offer our guests a discount in relation to visits like this. In addition, we are glad you could stop at Sheepdog several times. After expanding the hours, we love treating our guests to delicious coffee, snacks, and...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Graduate is right across the street from UVA and is a short 20-minute walk to the mall in Charlottesville. There are plenty of dining options within a two-minute walk of the hotel, including a great brunch spot and a nice pizza place. The hotel's own rooftop restaurant and bar, Heirloom, had a nice beer selection and very good food....

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Ali W, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay. It’s great to know such a special occasion brought you to Charlottesville. It sounds like we were able to provide everything you needed in a hotel—a central location, great dining options and friendly service. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to a chance to serve...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay at The Graduate. Have stayed in many other "chain" hotels around Charlottesville and this one stands alone. If you have any need to be near - really near - the campus or the hospital there is no better place.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Steve S, Thank you for your review, Steve! It’s great to hear that our unique ambiance was such a highlight for you. Paired with a central location, we strive to offer an unbeatable experience in the heart of Charlottesville. We look forward to our next chance to serve you. Sincerely, Yolunda Harrell General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very simple hotel. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable with good views. It is convenient for visiting the University of Virginia. However, the food and beverage offerings are strange and less than pleasing. The basic cafe/bar on the ground floor is cold. The food is very limited. The wine is awful. The Heirloom restaurant on the...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Woollybear, We appreciate your choice in hotel and the opportunities for improvement that you’ve shared here. On the one hand, it’s great to know that our location and views worked well for your purposes of being in Charlottesville. That being said, we regret that our food and beverage options didn’t similarly satisfy. We will pass your comments along to...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Graduate several times since it opened. Always enjoyable--welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, fun decor, great location. A couple of weeks ago we had our first off-night--a handful of less than stellar service experiences with some closures, probably related to renovation of cafe. Anyway, no cause for alarm. We stayed there this past weekend, and everything was back...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Tom, We cannot thank you enough for being such a loyal guest since our opening. Even more so, we appreciate your patience as we completed work on Sheepdog Café. Now, our guests can enjoy a wider variety of refreshments, including beer and wine, from 6:30 AM to midnight. The team will be thrilled to read all of the kind...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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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 22903-2825
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range: $198 - $520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Graduate Charlottesville 3*
Number of rooms: 135
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Red Roof Inn Charlottesville Hotel Charlottesville
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“You can request a room with full bath, otherwise you might just get a shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 799laurau, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Woollybear, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views.”
 of 5 bubbles 676tomk, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Roof top bar/restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles 312teresak, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Even numbers are away from train and helicopter pad on the hospital”
 of 5 bubbles Lasrman, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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