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Reviewed 4 March 2017

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...

Thank Woollybear
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 1 March 2017

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...

1Thank Tom K
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...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This hotel is well located and attractively decorated, especially the rooftop bar. The staff however, were extremely unhelpful, to the point of being rude. Multiple calls to the manager for a very simple matter went unanswered and messages unreturned. I'll stay elsewhere on future visits, there are many better options.

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

Dear JS, We appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback. While I’m pleased you enjoyed stopping by Heirloom, I’m sorry you couldn’t get in touch with me during your stay. I’d be happy to speak with you now and invite you to ask for me personally by calling the property. We’d hate to lose you as a...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The Graduate is a great dog friendly hotel with a great location. Tiffany greeted us at check in. She introduced us to the drawers full of candy and dog treats located at front desk. Ask her about the train- it runs and has lights!

Thank teresa k
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear teresa k, Thank you for writing your review. We’re always happy to accommodate any of our four-legged friends! We’re so glad Tiffany was able to provide you with the exceptional service we’re known for. She will greatly appreciate your praise. We hope to host you and your best friend again soon. Sincerely, Yolunda Harrell General Manager

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice place, nice rooms, kind staff, they also have a small playroom which was nice to play in. They got us cards to play and were very nice and kind. The hotel is located in a nice place in front of the university.. recommended for families/ friends

Thank Danielle R
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Danielle R, We greatly appreciate your feedback. We’re so glad you had an enjoyable visit with us. Providing our guests with spacious accommodations, unique amenities, and friendly service have remained some of our top priorities. Our staff is always happy to assist our guests should they ever need anything. We hope we’ll get to host you again soon. Sincerely,...

Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is on The Corner across from Student Health and so within walking distance of many campus haunts. Furnishings are stylish and quite attractive. The rooms are clean, tastefully decorated, beds comfortable, and rooms reasonably sized. Kurig coffee makers, refrigerator, cable HDTV. Fast free wifi. No microwave; nice linens and towels. The price is reasonable. They have a great game...

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

Dear Lasrman, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It’s nice to know you had a pleasant stay with us. It’s always our aim to provide our guests with spacious accommodations, exceptional service, and unique amenities. And thanks to our central location, our guests can enjoy convenient access to many of Charlottesville’s finest sights. However,...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you Tiffanee at the Graduate in Charlottesville for accommodating our needs so efficiently and at the last moment. You are the epitome of "Customer Service" and we appreciate you! We usually stay at other property while visiting our children at UVA; but we will be calling you to stay at the Graduate for our upcoming visits. Room was great,...

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

Dear Rozcollins, Thank you for writing your review. We’re glad you had such a wonderful experience with us. Our staff is always happy to assist our guests, and we will be sure to extend your appreciation and praise to Tiffanee. We’re always grateful for exemplary staff members that fully embrace the essence of hospitality. We look forward to hosting you...

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a fantastic deck overlooking downtown Charlottesville. It is a really beautiful spot. The food was decent, but nothing spectacular. The waitstaff was pleasant. I couldn't really recommend anything specific as the food was average. It would be a fun place to come and have drinks before dinner.

Thank T M
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear T M, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We’re pleased to know you enjoyed the views and service at our rooftop restaurant and bar, Heirloom, but regret to learn that the full experience left you wanting more. As you said, it’s one of Charlottesville’s best spots for drinks, so we hope to have another chance to wow...

Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I stayed at The Graduate for 3 nights/4 days, we really enjoyed ourselves. The staff was great. Tiffanee at the front desk is wonderful. She is very knowledgeable of the area, and was always happy to recommend some great places. The decoration is vintage, I loved it! The location was perfect, there are many places to eat...

Thank Jennifer K
GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer K, We greatly appreciate your feedback, and we’re glad you and your husband enjoyed your time with us. As you found, our great location is the key to everything, as guests are able to enjoy themselves both inside and outside of our hotel. And as you noted, our staff is always happy to assist our guests in navigating...

Reviewed 3 February 2017

Loved the location in regards to the proximity to UVA. Right on the corner and next to Mellow Mushroom gets some bonus points. Valet needs some work. Both on arrival and departure, the attendant seemed overwhelmed and I was left standing around. In addition, I had to park my own car since the attendant didn't know how to drive a...

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

Dear Pv1301, Thank you for writing your review. We’re happy to hear you had a pleasant stay with us. It’s always a priority to provide our guests with spacious, clean, and comfortable accommodations. However, we do apologize for the inconvenience regarding our valet. We will be sure to address the situation so that you and future guests will be accommodated...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 22903-2825
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range: RM744 - RM1,852 (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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#11 Romantic Hotel in Charlottesville
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“Ask for a room that doesn't smell like smoke.”
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“You can request a room with full bath, otherwise you might just get a shower.”
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“Upper floors are quieter”
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“Higher floors have better views.”
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“Roof top bar/restaurant”
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