28 Dec A surprisingly fun stay at the Graduate Hotel in Charlottesville!
Our stay at the Graduate Hotel in Charlottesville was fun, convenient, funky & elegant! We always wanted to visit a University town and Charlottesville is one of the greatest in the USA. Our stay at the Graduate Charlottesville turned out to be a great surprise on our road-trip from Houston to New York! Charlottesville is one of the biggest and fun university towns to visit and it was the home of two Presidents of the United States, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. And Graduate Hotels is for sure the coolest places to stay.
Graduate hotels in Charlottesville
The location is great and it is a hotel with a very sophisticated feel to it. I loved the funky details in the spacious and clean rooms with old school desks and notebooks. The hotel has two beautiful and fun rooftop bars, one on the second floor next to the game area with table tennis tables and shuffle boards, and one on the 9th floor. That is also where you can find restaurant Heirloom, a place that serves fabulous cocktails, small plates and wonderful steak and hamburgers. From here you have a beautiful view of the mountains and the University of Virginia and it has a fun and romantic vibe to it. In the morning you can enjoy a delicious breakfast on the first floor at the Sheepdog cafe with fresh baked donuts, granola, panini’s and chocolate croissants. As the hotel is super central, you can explore the town by the cool orange bikes from Graduate hotels to explore the city. The staff was super welcoming and they had great recommendations on what to do around town. We visited the historic and beautiful University of Virginia that was founded in 1819 by Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson, stopped at Monticello which was Jefferson’s house, and Blenheim’s vineyard for a wine tasting. Even though Graduate Hotels is a chain, the hotel itself felt very intimate, personal and unique. Our stay in this major charmer was absolutely lovely and I would definitely stay there again for leisure or business.
As always, thank you for reading! Xx Susanne