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Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Stayed one night (Oct. 27) and was pleased with the room, bed, super tv, bathroom, towels, pillows, etc. Was very disappointed that there was no coffee maker/tea in the room and the café in the lobby closed early. I did ask at the desk and they did give us a coffee maker with some k-cups. This should be standard in... More 

Thank Pat S
Yolunda H, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Pat S, I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and found our guestrooms quite comfortable. We are in the process of adding coffeemakers to each room and hope to have this completed in the next few months. Thank you for comments in regard to our staff, and look forward to seeing you again. Pamela Willingham Operations... More 

Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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86 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I have actually stayed at the Graduate twice now, and both times had a perfectly lovely stay, I rated it as I did ("average) because I don't feel that the price they charge reflects the quality of what they deliver. The hotel feels like it is still under construction (which part of it is - they are putting on a... More 

2 Thank DrivingMama
Yolunda H, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

DrivingMama, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your stay with us. I am glad that overall you liked the Hotel, its location, and staff. Yes, we are in the process of putting the finishing touches on the Hotel. The rooftop restaurant and bar are scheduled to open in late March 2016 which will... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The Graduate Hotels are being developed in college towns, and represent a stylish and most enjoyable experience for all travelers. From your arrival at the hotel, the parking valet (yes, there is only valet parking at this time) makes you feel at home, and Marco at the front desk is the most welcoming and friendly person to make you feel... More 

Thank jimsky1
Yolunda H, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

jimsky1, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our unique Hotel! I am very pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of the Hotel and our staff. As we put the finishing touches on our rooftop restaurant and bar we hope to see you next Spring so you can experience the Hotel in its completion.... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

New, trendy hotel. Just our style! Friendly staff and yummy coffee shop in lobby. We borrowed the cool orange bikes from the valet to tour university and town. Couldn't get a better location. Walk to lots of good restaurants and shops. Will return😎

2 Thank Lyndseric
Yolunda H, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Lyndseric, What a wonderful review!- I am so glad that you were able to "experience" the Graduate Brand and that you completely enjoyed your stay with us and in Charlottesville. We are definitely a unique Hotel in a unique city. The next time you visit please be sure to check out our rooftop restaurant and bar that is schedueled to... More 

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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Graduate Charlottesville. This hotel has been completely remodeled and they were still working on the roof top restaurant. The rooms were very nice and the beds were comfortable. The only problem were had was with the sink in the bathroom leaking. For the price of the rooms it would be nice if they had... More 

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

JuliannaE, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our beds comfortable. Yes, our rooftop bar and restaurant is a work in progress that we hope to have completed by March 2016. I apologize that the sink in your bathroom leaked. I hope we resolved this for you in a timely manner. Thank you for your... More 

Oyster Bay, New York
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77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Well. This renovated hotel is the perfect location for visiting students, the game and the corner. I have to say it's a bit strange. The look is retro with a graduate UVA theme. The rooms are clean, decorated with a dorm room theme. Beds are pretty comfy. The hallways are dingy and unpainted. Kinda weird really. Coffedownstairs

Thank Whipple9
Yolunda H, Manager at Graduate Charlottesville, responded to this review

Whipple9, Thank you for your comments. Yes, our location is conveniently located- whether you are attending a game, event, or concert. I am glad that you liked the school theme of our Hotel and the decor of the rooms.Yes, we are still in construction stage, thus the lack of paint in some areas, and rooftop construction of our restaurant and... More 

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46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This hotel was the Red Roof Inn (2-star) up until a few years ago, then they put a fresh coat of paint on it and cranked up the room prices, changed name to Graduate and call themselves a 3-star. Don't be fooled by this sugar coated dive hotel. It is not cool/trendy/boutique, yes the lobby is new and the rooms... More 

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

rseg99, I apologize that you did not enjoy your stay with us and appreciate your comments as they give us insight to build upon. We are in the process of building a rooftop restaurant, bar, and outdoor terrace that is scheduled to open March 2016. With a full restaurant our guests will have more options for food. I hope you... More 

Austin, Texas
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235 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Upon arrival, I was greeted by LaQuisha at the front desk. She was friendly, knowledgeable and most helpful. The service was excellent throughout my stay. The front desk and the Valets were great. The ambiance of the lobby is mid century modern. Remember, this used to be a Red Roof Inn. The lobby has been redone nicely. There is a... More 

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

catchyjingle, Wow! What a great review! We really appreciate you taking the time to let others know about our unique Hotel. Yes, we will soon have our rooftop resturant and bar open- (spring 2016) and our 2nd floor gameroom is a great getaway to play ping pong, foosball, and shuffleboard. I will definitely relay your comments to our staff and... More 

Lexington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We spent the night at the graduate before my husbands surgery. We chose the graduate due to the proximity to the hospital. We were very pleased with the accommodations. Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable bed. Staff friendly and helpful. After checking out I decided later that I needed to stay a second night. After a quick call they had me checked... More 

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

scubasquirrel1997, Thank you for the wonderful review! As we are the closest Hotel to the Hospital, I am glad that our location was convenient to your needs and that we were able to accomodate you for an additional night. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Charlottesville. Sincerely, Pamela Willingham Operations Manager More 

Groveton, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I stayed at this establishment September 8th 9th 10th 2015, departed on the 11th. Martin was the person that checked me out, he tried to charge me $7.97 a day for parking after I told him that I was parking for free off property, I paid cash for the 3 days I stayed and he never told me that it... More 

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

Dear Trena C, We truly hope you are feeling better and that your treatment is going well. We can certainly appreciate what a stressful time this must be for your and sorry we didn't help to make it less stressful during your stay. We are in the process of finishing our Roof Top so you heard a little more noise... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range: $148 - $372 (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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“Rooms away from the elevator are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles bluehighways2014, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher floors are probably quieter - ours was great. Valet parking is convenient and reasonable.”
 of 5 bubbles darrenhydro, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we stayed on 7th floor face main street, was not noisy at all.”
 of 5 bubbles LPinVA, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Do not get a room by the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles Shampeu, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a pet-free, upper floor room”
 of 5 bubbles Vic120, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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