Travel + Leisure
By Mariah Tyler

Whether you’re planning a trip to your alma mater, discovering a smaller city on a summer road trip, or moving your kids into college in the fall, a stay with Graduate Hotels promises a unique experience unto itself. Each of its twenty-seven locations is intrinsically tied to the history of the local culture, city, and university.

With minimalist design at peak popularity from vacation rentals to hotels large and small aiming to win over millennial travelers, Graduate Hotel's approach is the polar opposite — creating a refuge with abundant locality in its maximalist style. The hyper-local design celebrates the community of each property and there's an intentional lesson in the interiors, — from the bright yellow rubber duck-lined wall at Eugene’s indoor pool to Bloomington, Indiana’s ceiling of basketball chandeliers.

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