Graduate Richmond

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301 W. Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23220


Pick Your Perks for 2024 business

02/09/2024 – 12/31/2024

Graduate Hotels - Pick your Perks & Multi-Meetings

06/13/2022 – 12/31/2024

Need dates

  • 07/15/202409/30/2024
  • 11/16/202412/31/2024



Venue Highlights


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Calls (toll-free)
  • Internet access
  • Luggage storage
  • View (urban)
  • Voicemail box


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • High speed internet

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool

Venue accessibility

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Staging area

Getting Here

From Richmond International Airport 1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250 Get on I-64 W from Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr and S Airport Dr 8 min (2.4 mi) Follow I-64 W to Chamberlayne Pkwy in Richmond. Take exit 76A from I-64 W 8 min (7.5 mi) Take W Leigh St and N Belvidere St to W Franklin St 5 min (0.9 mi) 301 W Franklin St Richmond, VA 23220


  • Valet parking$37.00 / day

Distance from airport

  • 11 mi. from venue

Graduate Richmond Meeting Space

Total meeting space8,580 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms7
Largest room1,800 sq. ft.
Second largest room460 sq. ft.
Space (Private)2,880 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)2,800 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)1,500 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms205
Single (1 bed)98
Double (2 beds)81
Tax rate5.3%
Occupancy rate8%

Local Attractions


3 mi. away
Carytown is an urban retail district lining Cary Street at the southern end of the Museum District in Richmond, Virginia. Located near The Fan District, the district has an eclectic flavor and includes over 230 shops, restaurants, and offices.
Richmond, VA, US 23221

Belle Isle

2 mi. away
A great place to picnic, take a walk, see historic ruins, kayak, lounge, and explore! Belle Isle is located across the James River overlooking the Richmond Skyline. It is easily accessible by a pedestrian bridge that allows visitors to watch people kayak and white water raft below as they walk over to the island. Also nearby is Brown Isle, a shorter walk with a historic exhibit of the Civil War as well as Tredegar Ironworks, a fantastic outdoor exhibit for families next to the American Civil War Center.
300 Tredegar St
Richmond, VA, US 23219

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

2 mi. away
In the heat of the Great Depression, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened in 1936, proving Richmond's passion for the arts. In 2010, the VMFA completed a four-year expansion project, earning one of thirteen Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Awards for 2011, among only three awarded in the United States. Hosting the famed Faberge Egg collection this prominent feature of the Richmond metropolitan area captured the special interest of many traveling international exhibits. The museum is open 365 days a year and always offers free general admission to visitors. In addition, the VMFA also hosts Jazz performances, wine nights, and other special events each week.
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA, US 23220

Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

Historical landmark
1 mi. away
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia was founded in 1981 by Carrol Anderson, Sr. In 1991, the Museum was opened to the public at its present location, 00 Clay Street, in the historic Jackson Ward district of Richmond.
122 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA, US 23220

Children's Museum of Richmond

2 mi. away
Featuring fun-filled exhibits, the Children Museum of Richmond offers families a chance to enrich their child's mind through play. CMoR Central on Broad Street is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm each day and offers a low admission price of $8.00 (children under 1 are free).
2626 W Broad St
Richmond, VA, US 23220


3 mi. away
James and Sallie Dooley, a prominent Richmond couple, donated their Guilded Age estate to the people of Richmond. To ensure citizens and visitors of the City of Richmond could enjoy the gardens, lakes, and historic buildings in the park, the Maymont Foundation gladly oversaw the restoration and preservation of the beautiful estate. Admission to the park is free, but donations are requested for the indoor exhibits. The park opens at 10am and closes at 5pm each day.
1700 Hampton St
Richmond, VA, US 23220

American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar

1 mi. away
The American Civil War Museum is a multi-site museum in the Greater Richmond Region of central Virginia, dedicated to the history of the American Civil War.
500 Tredegar St
Richmond, VA, US 23219

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

7 mi. away
Located in historic Richmond, Va., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty with more than 40 acres of spectacular gardens and the mid-Atlantic's only classically styled Conservatory open to the public. Great shopping and dining plus a new Children's Garden with a Tree House make the Garden a fun place to visit anytime. Come see why Lewis Ginter is the place where plants-and people-grow!
1800 Lakeside Ave
Henrico, VA, US 23228


Here at Graduate, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory-making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get you where you’re going. Welcome to Graduate Richmond — where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. Graduate Richmond is conveniently located near Virginia Commonwealth University, a hop from the airport and knee deep in the 400-year-old history of America’s legends and lore. A championship collection of golf greens courses through the James River region and revolutionary state capital, making Graduate the smartest place to stay in town! Our warm walnut paneled lobby nods at the impressive and courageous past of local tennis luminary Arthur Ashe. Preppy elements mixed with a mid-century minimalism and a hint of history help tell his story. Perforated vinyl seating, cable knit details and a chandelier made of his signature frames bring his spirit to life. Monument lined cobblestone streets beckon the art and architecture of the past, inspiring the art collection that charms our halls, walls and cozy navy guest rooms. Grab a bite in Brookfield, our lobby café and watering hole, or come on up to Byrd House, our seasonal rooftop pool and beer garden perched sixteen floors up serving a twist on concession stand favorites, sporting cocktails and a whole lotta fun. So whether you’re in town rallying for the Rams, dropping by for a show at The National or perusing the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, we’re here to make it memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you to and around Richmond, so that you feel like a local, at home again even if it’s your first time in town. Our rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate — be ready to be inspired.


High season
Shoulder season
Low season
Apr 1 – Apr 30
Dec 1 – Dec 29
Jan 1 – Jan 31
Feb 1 – Feb 28

Cancellation Policy

Reservations must be canceled before 4pm Eastern time one day prior to arrival to avoid a charge of 1 night room and tax

Additional Information

All of our meeting spaces are all conveniently located on the same floor.


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