This week, Graduate Hotels is having a 30-hour flash sale to count down 30 days until summer (which officially kicks off on June 20). From Wednesday, May 25, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time through Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time, a limited number of $30 rooms—available at all Graduate Hotel locations—will be on sale for stays through July 31, 2022 at graduatehotels.com/summer-on-sale.
Not familiar with Graduate Hotels? The hotel brand launched in the fall of 2014 with outposts near the University of Georgia in Athens and Arizona State University in Tempe. Now with 32 hotels across college towns in the United States and the United Kingdom, Graduate Hotels is known for its quirky brand of decor and design, pulling inspiration from local artists and prominent figures from the community.
For example, the Graduate Fayetteville nods to the University of Arkansas’s mascot with a knit razorback pig head mounted above every bed, while the Graduate Nashville near Vanderbilt University has a Dolly Parton–themed rooftop bar. At the Graduate Roosevelt Island, located near the Cornell Tech campus, you’ll find details in the rooms like lamp bases decorated with Morse code of the Cornell fight song and a neon light fixture inspired by a science project from a Cornell alum.
Here are the Graduate Hotels currently open:
Ann Arbor, Michigan Annapolis, Maryland Athens, Georgia Berkeley, California Bloomington, Indiana Cambridge, United Kingdom* Chapel Hill, North Carolina Charlottesville, Virginia Cincinnati, Ohio Columbia, South Carolina Columbus, Ohio East Lansing, Michigan Eugene, Oregon Evanston, Illinois Fayetteville, Arkansas Iowa City, Iowa Knoxville, Tennessee Lincoln, Nebraska Madison, Wisconsin Minneapolis, Minnesota Nashville, Tennessee New Haven, Connecticut Oxford, Mississippi Oxford, United Kingdom* Providence, Rhode Island Richmond, Virginia Roosevelt Island, New York Seattle, Washington State College, Pennsylvania Storrs, Connecticut Tempe, Arizona Tucson, Arizona
*Hotel rooms for the Graduate properties in the U.K. will be on sale for £30 per night.
Upcoming Graduate Hotels are planned for Dallas, Texas; Palo Alto, California; and Princeton, New Jersey.
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Lyndsey Matthews Lyndsey Matthews is the senior commerce editor at AFAR who covers travel gear, packing advice, and points and loyalty.