Graduate Richmond

301 W Franklin St | Richmond, VA  [SEE MAP]Richmond, VA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 1

worst experience with wedding block

Jul 16th, 2019

We hosted a wedding in June for approximately 300(many of whom were out-of-town guests). We chose three hotels for our guests - each for a different feature/atmosphere depending on the type of guest. The Graduate was chosen for the younger group - i.e. the friends of the bride and groom. We reserved a total of 40 rooms for the weekend. Fairly early on, the message from the front desk was that the block was full as was the entire hotel. We assumed at that point that all rooms were booked and subsequently booked a 55-passenger bus for the Graduate only. Approximately a week before the wedding, we contacted the hotel to get the guest list so we could coordinate gift bags etc. for our guests. At that point, we were shockingly told that there were only 6 rooms confirmed - not the 20/night per our contract. In addition, we found that one guest who had a confirmed room was turned away with no explanation other than an " I don't know?" by the front desk staff. This, needless to say, was embarrassing for our family but also the city of Richmond. It was the first time here for MANY guests. The Graduate staff was to say the least - inept!!! The level of miscommunication and lack of concern for the situation a week ahead of a wedding was staggering!!! My advice - go anywhere in the city limits but the Graduate. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Feeling Like Cloud Nine on Rooftop Couple's date at the Graduate!

Jul 15th, 2019

The Graduate Hotel in Richmond, Va is the place, to be on a Friday Night . It has a friendly, cozy atmosphere with plenty of seating. It's fashionably decorated. The staff, from the young lady, at Valet Parking, The clerks, at the front desk, to the bartenders and waitresses, on the rooftop deck, It was a very pleasurable first-time visiting experience. The view, from the rooftop is incredibly breath-taking! The prices, of their drinks( alcoholic & non- alcholic) drinks reasonable. The selection of music was excellent, diverest and well-chosen for dancing. There is a rooftop pool also. However, we didn't experience it, on this trip( next time). The bathroom was tidy and sufficiently stocked. See you there high up in the sky! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4


Jul 8th, 2019

The Graduate was delightful. The staff was kind and bent over backwards to make us comfortable. Bonus points for being dog-friendly and offering a BarkBox. The in-house cafe was funky but had a limited offering, though delicious. It has a funky, classic vibe without being kitschy or contrived. The key cards were student ids from the movie. The room was exceptionally clean and neat. The rooftop bar had a fantastic view of the city. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3

Trying to be a boutique hotel

Jul 8th, 2019

Hotel has a warm feeling in the lobby and the rooms are nice. Had rust on inside bathroom door and only powdered cream at the coffee station in the room. Hotel is either in an up and coming neighborhood or just still run down. The apartment complex across the street is straight scary. Front desk staff is friendly and very helpful. Bell hops need to work on professional image and not act like they are forced to work here. I like the hotel fine however I feel like they can step up to their potential. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Love this hotel!

Jul 8th, 2019

We spend a quick night here as a date night getaway. We were met by a friendly valet when we arrived and got checked in easily and quickly. Our room was clean and the decor was beautiful, we had a wonderful view of the city right from our room. We went to the rooftop bar for a quick cocktail before our dinner reservations, we were able to walk around and take in the views from the top. Our drinks were delicious and refreshing at the bar and the bartender was helpful when we need drink recommendations. Our bed was comfortable and we were sad to have to leave so early and not be able to spend more time exploring the hotel. We would love to return the next time we are in the area! Go Rams! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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