If you’ve been to a college town lately, then you’ve probably heard about Graduate Hotels.
This is a relatively new chain of hotels that target college towns.
Thus their name.
Right now, there are more than three dozen locations.
How I learned about Graduate Hotels
So, how did I learn about this unique chain of hotels?
When I started writing my roundups of hotels near colleges with Peloton bikes.
You see, the majority of these hotels have Peloton bikes in the hotel gym.
However, not all do.
What makes these hotels special
Each location is decorated to reflect the college it is located near. Or at least the town in which it is situated.
For example, the Graduate Hotel Eugene is close to the University of Oregon.
So, don’t be surprised if you see the Oregon Duck worked into the hotel motifs.
Also, with the school’s colors green and yellow, you’ll see lots of decor in those hues.
It’s the same with the Graduate Hotel in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Except in this instance you’ll find a makeshift basketball court woven into the lobby carpet to celebrate the UNC Tar Heels.
In case you didn’t know, basketball is a big deal here, as it is in many other college towns.
Finally, if you visit the Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, you’ll see maize and blue everywhere.
Also, it helps that the property is literally on the edge of the University of Michigan campus.
Usually, you’ll see those college colors made into a unique plaid pattern.
Location in the United States
As of this writing (2023), there are 31 Graduate Hotel locations in the United States open.
Many of these are hotels with Peloton bikes.
You’ll find this uniquely collegiate lodging in the following locations.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Graduate Ann Arbor
The Graduate Annapolis hotel is located in the heart of the Annapolis Arts District and very close to the U.S. Naval Academy. Like many Graduate hotels in college towns or near universities, the Graduate Annapolis has Pelotons in the hotel gym. In fact, it has two, shown below.
Graduate Hotel Athens
The Graduate Berkeley
The Graduate Berkeley hotel has one Peloton bike.
Also, the hotel has three electric car charging stations for guests to use.
This article focuses on California hotels with EV chargers.
Graduate Hotel Bloomington
If you want to work out at the Graduate Hotel Bloomington, you can take an Orangetheory Fitness class at the Orangetheory attached to the hotel.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Graduate Hotel Chapel Hill
The Graduate Chapel Hill has multiple Peloton bikes in its fourth floor fitness center for Tar Heels who want to keep their Peloton streak going.
Graduate Hotel Charlottesville
Located across the street from the UVA campus, the Graduate Hotel Charlottesville has a Peloton bike in its fitness center.
I can confirm that the Graduate Cincinnati hotel has two Peloton bikes in its 24-hour fitness center. See the Facebook post below.
Columbia, South Carolina
Right on the campus of the University of South Carolina is the Graduate Columbia hotel. It’s dog friendly, hip and has at least one Peloton bike.
Graduate Hotel Columbus
You’ll find one Peloton bike at the Graduate Hotel Columbus.
East Lansing, Michigan
Graduate East Lansing
According to the Expedia page for the Graduate East Lansing, there is one Peloton bike in this hotel’s fitness center. FYI, the Graduate East Lansing is super close to Michigan State University.
When I checked out the Graduate Eugene, I watched a video of the University of Oregon duck mascot riding the Peloton bike in the hotel gym.
Graduate Hotel Evanston
Near Northwestern University, the Graduate Hotel Evanston seems to be the only hotel with a Peloton bike in this college town on Lake Michigan.
The Graduate Fayetteville hotel is quite close to the University of Arkansas campus. Also, it has Peloton bikes in the fitness center.
Iowa City, Iowa
Graduate Hotel Iowa City
The Graduate Hotel Iowa City is walkable to the University of Iowa campus and has multiple Peloton bikes.
Graduate Hotel Knoxville
There is at least one Peloton bike at the Graduate Hotel Knoxville.
Graduate Hotel Lincoln
Graduate Hotel Madison
Located near the University of Minnesota, the Graduate Minneapolis hotel has one Peloton bike in the fitness center. You’ll find the gym on the first floor of the hotel, and it’s open 24 hours.
Graduate Hotel Nashville
The Graduate Hotel Nashville is close to Vanderbilt University.
It has one Peloton bike. A Facebook friend just stayed there and confirmed there are two Peloton bikes.
New Haven, Connecticut
Graduate Hotel New Haven
New York City, New York (Roosevelt Island)
Graduate Hotel NYC
The Graduate Hotel NYC on Roosevelt Island has a single Peloton bike in the hotel gym.
Located just a mile from Ole Miss, my sources tell me that the Graduate Oxford is a Peloton hotel.
Palo Alto, California
Graduate Hotel Palo Alto
Providence, Rhode Island
The Graduate Providence hotel used to be the Biltmore. However, despite the recent name change, the hotel still has at least one Peloton bike on site.
Graduate Hotel Richmond
Graduate Hotel Seattle
State College, Pennsylvania
Graduate Hotel State College
The Graduate Hotel State College has a single Peloton bike on premises.
Graduate Hotel Storrs
The Graduate Hotel Storrs is right on the University of Connecticut campus. A friend stayed there recently, because her high schooler was touring UConn.
She sent me this picture of the two Peloton bikes in the hotel gym.
Graduate Hotel Tempe
The Graduate Hotel Tempe, adjacent to Arizona State University, has one Peloton bike in its fitness center.
Graduate Hotel Tucson
List of Graduate Hotels locations in the United Kingdom (UK)
Currently, there are two of these hotels overseas.
They are both in England in the following places:
Graduate Hotel Cambridge
The Graduate Hotel Cambridge near the University of Cambridge has a Peloton bike in the fitness center.
Randolf Hotel by Graduate
Graduate hotel locations coming soon
Right now, there are two new locations that should be opening soon.
One is in Princeton, New Jersey, because, you know, Princeton University.
The other is in Dallas, Texas.
That’s because it will be located near SMU or Southern Methodist University.
Previously, it was the Lumen Hotel.
Surprisingly, there is not a Graduate Hotel location in Austin, where the University of Texas is.
Maybe at some point in the near future there will be.
In fact, if you’re aware of places that I have not included in this article, please let me know.
Finally, if you’d like to have the hotel experience from home, check out this hardcover book on the chain.