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Graduate Richmond

Graduate Richmond welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per night. Both dogs and cats are allowed, and well-behaved pets may be left unattended in rooms. A grassy pet relief area is located near the property.
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    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • 1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 5 people
    • 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed, 2 bunk beds
    • Up to 6 people
    • Sleeps 10
    • Up to 10 people
    • Sleeps 10
    • Up to 10 people
    • Sleeps 10
    • Up to 10 people
    • Sleeps 10
    • Up to 10 people
    • Sleeps 10
    • Up to 10 people
    • Sleeps 10
    • Up to 10 people
    • Sleeps 10
    • Up to 10 people
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Graduate Richmond are conveniently located near Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, a hop from the airport and knee deep in the 400-year-old history of America’s legends and lore. The hotel 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, including Malin + Goetz amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Be prepared to be inspired.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Graduate Richmond has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Graduate Richmond has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 21 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 365 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Martha
    May. 8, 2021
    Great place to stay and bring your dog

    Easy check in and valet parking. Room was great and just right for our pet. We were able to have dinner downstairs and Fletcher could join us which was vey nice. The Graduate is also near a wonderful park where we could walk Fletcher. Would be nice to have a spot of grass near the hotel.

  • Denise
    Mar. 28, 2021
    Very Friendly!

    All the staff was very helpful and accommodating which was appreciated after a very long day of driving. Thank you!!!

  • Lindsay
    Mar. 13, 2021
    Great for my stocky pup!

    I stayed here with my dog and had no problems at all. She's a mutt, but she's short haired and stocky so I get worry whether places will consider her banned for looking "pit." I didn't see any breed restrictions here, and had no problems at all. They were all super nice and gave her a milk bone. It's in a downtown location, so not many green spaces nearby, but we enjoyed walking around the city. There were no problems leaving her in the room unattended when I had to go out. Only minor complaint is that their showers had low pressure and didn't get very hot. The rooms are very cute and more homey than most hotels. I'd happily stay here again with my dog. I'd love to try out their rooftop bar once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Also, their TV remote was in a plastic bag for sanitation purposes, which I appreciated.

  • Philippa
    Mar. 9, 2021
    Great downtown location

    Had a great stay with my two dogs. Staff was nice and room was quite comfortable. Will be nice when the rooftop bar can open again.

  • Emily
    Mar. 1, 2021
    Great stay

    The hotel was beautiful and clean and the staff were all super helpful. They really made us feel at home and we'll for sure be back.

  • Porcelian
    Dec. 6, 2020

    Overall good experience. Nicely decorated clean room.

  • Richard
    Mar. 11, 2020
    Guest Review

    A friendly staff can't compensate for the shortcomings of the facility. The room had trickling water from the bathroom faucet -- running would be an overstatement -- and it never warmed up beyond tepid. The dining facility was mediocre and the hotel didn't even offer free morning coffee -- almost a given at most places these days. All of this might be understandable, except that it's one of the pricier hotels in the neighborhood. For just a few dollars more, a dog-friendly, five-star hotel called The Jefferson is available just one block away.

  • Brandon
    Jan. 7, 2020
    Great location in downtown Richmond

    Hotel and amenities were very nice. This is a very dog friendly hotel. The only downsides are that our room was missing a shower curtain and the bathroom sink stopper was stuck in. They took some money off our room rate when we let them know though.

  • Kelly
    Dec. 22, 2019
    Great Pet Friendly Hotel

    The hotel and staff were great! We were greeted warmly by the front desk receptionists who could t wait to meet our pups. The rooms were clean and very spacious. Anytime we’re in Richmond we will stay at the Graduate

  • Michael
    Nov. 24, 2019
    The Graduate

    Great hotel!!

  • Constance
    Jul. 8, 2019
    Nice Hotel But Not All That Pet Friendly

    We stayed here for the second time in 3 months and had a great experience the first time. They have a rooftop bar/restaurant and we spent a lovely evening there in April. We returned in July to find that they not no longer allow dogs upstairs. The odd part is they allow them in the bar/cafe downstairs. When we asked about the new rule they claimed dogs could jump off the roof as the railing was not adequate for preventing such an unfortunate event. Things that make you scratch your head.
    We will be looking for another pet friendly hotel in The Richmond area in the future.

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