Prominently located on Kirkwood, Graduate Bloomington is campus comfy (yep, just steps from the iconic Sample Gates) and neighboring all the shops and eats on historic Courthouse Square. The lobby invites conversation with a wink and nod to B-town’s famously fictitious b-ball team—“Welcome To Indiana Basketball!” The lexicon is lit by a cluster of game-winning globes dangling amidst an artful install of hoops and commissioned local works. The puzzling major (enigmatology for the win?) and checkered past of IU alum Will Shortz has influenced the hotel's crossword-clad floors. The vintage bleachers, overstuffed sofas, and court-long tables play host to a whole lotta hanging out with a warm convo on tap.