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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I must start by saying my problems with The Graduate began months before my arrival. After booking for a one night stay,and being charged immediately,we elected a few months later to stay an extra night.An email simply stating that please change from 1 night to 2 would be okay you would think? No they billed me for 3 nights on... More 

Thank Graeme017
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked a room here for a wedding in Charlottesville and was very happy with my stay. It's certainly not a luxury hotel, but it doesn't have luxury prices so it feels like a pretty solid bang-for-your-buck -- and rooms are well-maintained. The highlights are the location -- right on Main Street -- and the cute coffee bar off of... More 

Thank Jane R
Hershey, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I were visiting family in the area and booked a weekend stay at the Graduate. There are lots of positive things to say about the hotel, namely its friendly staff, kitschy cool decor, comfortable beds, and lovely bar/restaurant. On the negative end of things, the bathroom wasn't well-stocked, and the shower had terrible water pressure. This may... More 

Thank KPG383
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my Husband love the hotel the staff was amazing . When we check in the front desk staff was Great . Jill help us find a local restaurant . And the rooms were very clean !!!! We had the best time .

Thank elwood22950
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Graduate is a wonderful addition to the Corner. Right in the middle of the action which is nice for walking and going to restaurants. The decor of the hotel is very neat as it revolves around UVA-themes. The cafe in the lobby of the hotel is delicious and very convenient. Would highly recommend as an all-around great hotel!

Thank Jordan M
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having recently had valuable items stolen from my car while it was under the "watchful eye" of this establishment's valet service, I would be careful to secure any and all valuables before allowing your vehicle out of your sight. Suffice it to say I will not be staying at this hotel on any future occassion.

1 Thank chaseamateus
Darien, Connecticut
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son was married in Charlottesville and we selected The Graduate, not only to put up guests, but also for the rehearsal dinner and welcome party. Shanendoah Spier was a superb event manager, bringing the big picture and all the details together for a fabulous weekend! For guests, mostly young people, the accommodations were fun, the location full of life... More 

Thank Kim B
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Graduate has an excellent location. It's basically right across the street from UVA. It shares a block with The Corner, which pretty much has anything you could want/need, from bars and restaurants to coffee shops and convenience stores. The hotel itself was pretty interesting. Really enjoyed the complimentary valet. The décor of the hotel was...unique. It's a combination of... More 

1 Thank blamertroy
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear blamertroy, Thank you for taking a moment to share your review. We’re delighted to know our location helped make your stay so enjoyable. We’re proud to show our Cavalier spirit, so we’re glad you noticed the décor that aims to set us apart from typical hotels. If your travels bring you back to Charlottesville, we would be pleased to... More 

greensboro, NC
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I choose the hotel for the great location. Adjacent to UVA Grounds, the location is perfect. I don't really care for cutesy themed decor, and for the most part I found the hotel beautifully appointed. It does remind me of Ralph Lauren with a dose of whimsey. Lots (lots) of plaid and lots (lots) of patterns but well done. I... More 

1 Thank sail2there
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear sail2there, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your trip to Charlottesville. We’re so pleased that our central location served you well, and that you found our décor to be Ralph Lauren-esque. The Deviled Eggs have been a popular dish. It’s great to hear you could have a meal with us on the rooftop! Your recommendation is very much... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very comfortable weekend in the hotel. Its situated among a bunch of University buildings, and is just a short walk from the historic center. The hotel belongs to the University. It has a number of whimsical features, such as room keys that look like Student Union cards for well known former students (we have Tina Fey); Do... More 

1 Thank Matthew F
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Matthew, Thank you for mentioning all the fun details that you loved as part of your stay at Graduate Charlottesville. We’re proud to host so many Cavaliers, and we hope you had a great time enjoying views of campus from Heirloom. The next time you plan on traveling to the area, we hope you will keep our hotel in... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2825
Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range: $123 - $391 (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
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Charlottesville
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