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Graduate Charlottesville

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1309 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (Formerly Red Roof Inn Charlottesville)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Potomac, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a veteran global traveler (Marriott Platinum, United Airlines 1k) and have stayed and seen all sorts of hotels around the world. This hotel is a 'boutique' style hotel that has a 'school' type theme reflected in its décor and motif. Stayed here for several nights in town. The staff is very polite, professional and competent. The room we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I agree with the others about not wanting too many people to know about this gem, lest I am unable to secure a future reservation. Love just about everything about this place from the extremely helpful and friendly staff to the retro chic room decor. The vintage card catalog front desk was a delight for my seven-year-old as it held... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I almost hate to write this review out of worry that I won't be able to get a room here if too many people find out about this gem of a hotel. The graduate is the perfect place to stay when visiting Charlottesville, particularly the University of Virginia. Perfectly situated on "the Corner" and thus walking distance from the campus,... More 

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

Lesley K, Thanks for the 5 Stars!!! Like any competitive student, we love getting those gold stars! We will pass your sentiments along to our team members, positive feedback like yours is greatly cherished! We appreciate you resisting your urge to not let others know about your experience! Although the word is getting out, just remember early bird gets the... More 

Glen Rock, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE, LOVE this hotel so far! Reserving my last star * for when all renovations complete (ie Vending machine installed on my floor :). Check in was a breeze - even at 8 pm at night. Donald and Marco were great and so welcoming! The lobby is cool with a great coffee bar - will check that out tomorrow! The... More 

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

Ehill, We're so happy you LOVED, LOVED, the hotel! We appreciate you being a team player and sharing your notes with others. We look forward to hosting your future visits and earning that last star! Thank you for your business. More 

Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has potential but they've got to figure out an option for the $7 daily parking fee. The parking attendant Shenandoah was very helpful from the beginning to the end of our 4 night stay. It's just so inconvenient and frankly the rooms cost enough without the additional parking fee. We upgraded to a suite the 3rd and 4th... More 

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

Carmel, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, we hope you are all rested up from attending the wedding. Yes, we have a fun pink elevator, for now! Stay tuned for exciting changes with our suites as we continue to dot our "I's" and cross our "T's" to bring Charlottesville the absolutely best Boutique Hotel experience. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very new hotel (used to be the Red Roof Inn) on the Corner from UVA. Since it is brand new, they have some things to work out. First, they need to finish the rooms...ours had many marks of painter's tape of areas that needed to be painted! Check in was okay...a bit slower than normal with a... More 

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

Wahoowa, Thanks for choosing Graduate Charlottesville! Yes, we are a sensational new hotel that's still finalizing this exciting concept. We look forward to hosting you and your family again, hopefully during Football season. Our second floor Game Room will certainly be buzzing on game day as we gear up to support our Hoos! Stay tuned for reports on the new... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I went to graduate school at the University of Virginia, this was a Red Roof end. When we looked to book a room for a weekend visit, I was skeptical. If you have to stay in hotels often, this hotel is a nice break. You come to expect a certain level of comfort, which the hotel provides, but it... More 

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

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your journey of discovery within the hotel! Aren't those key cards surprisingly novel! On your return visit, be sure to checkout out a bicycle and take a ride through grounds or even downtown. I will let Marco know you gave him a "shout out" he'll be pleased to hear. We know you have... More 

Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I originally made my reservation with Red Roof Inn a year before my June 2015 reunion. Unfortunately Red Roof Inn sold to Graduate Charlottesville. 6 weeks before my reservation Graduate Charlottesville emailed to say they would not be open in time for the reunions weekend. They had as a courtesy transferred the reservation to the Red Roof Inn out on... More 

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

Sorry to hear about your experience with Red Roof Inn. Unfortunately we are not affiliated with that hotel chain so we have no authority to force them to refund your No Show charge. Since you have the cancellation email they sent you, try reaching out to the Corporate office and send them the email showing you cancelled your reservation and... More 

Pulaski, Va.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Graduate last week for child number four's orientation at the University. I was a tad disappointed, but I believe this hotel could become quite a nice place to stay. Here are my observations ( in no logical order): 1. Valet parking is required. I generally dislike this practice, but my only real complaint... More 

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

Thanks for the detailed outline of your experience! Great notes like these can help anyone make the grade. We look forward to your return visit to see all the vast upgrades. If you look in your semi-annual, UVA, Alumni magazine you will see a special discount for our Alumni guests. When you are ready for the next great adventure in... More 

Buckhead, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Horrible experience, and generally disappointed. They say this is "high end" however, it's not. Especially for the location. Mandatory valet parking, that I pay for?! No thanks, I'll find a spot on the street for free. Game room? Wow, so much time to play when there's SO. MUCH. MORE. to do in cville aka lawn, famers market, downtown mall, restaurants,... More 

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

Thanks for the notes. You are correct, we are working hard to finish up the hotel by adding a 9th floor outdoor rooftop bar/restaurant and ballroom. We are looking forward to hosting many spirited events up there! Game room, Sheep Dog coffee café, and fitness center are just a few of our amenities to enjoy before or after a day... More 

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