Stayed one night on business. The hotel is beautifully remodeled. Huge bathroom. I was skeptical because it was so reasonable, but it truly does look like the marketing materials. The room I had overlooked the “atrium” which is actually a banquet room, so you needed to keep the curtain closed or someone would literally see right into your room (though they are two stories down). That was fine, just something to be aware of! I thought it would be noisy but they really seemed to soundproof the room pretty well, and I was right by the elevator and didn’t hear it all night like sometimes you do. I tried the crab cake at the on site restaurant which was very nice! The only con of this place is the front desk staff. They look miserable and don’t seem to want to be helpful. No one explained the breakfast situation, where the fitness facility was or really anything to me when I checked in. I figured out there is free coffee in the lobby, which I loved and a beautiful fitness facility with two peloton bikes! HUGE plus. I would stay here in a heartbeat again if in Annapolis. It was also a great location, walking distance to tons of bars, restaurants and the waterfront.
My family of four stayed in this hotel over the weekend. The hotel is centrally located for touring Annapolis by foot. The room was large and the bed was amazingly comfortable. We loved the decor. It was themed after the Naval Academy. The room was bright and cheery. They had great attention to detail. I would definitely return.
My only complaint would be that I did not love the parking situation. You had to walk a long way and there was no covered parking for self park.
Room was nice and very unique naval themed decor all over. Bed was comfortable and internet connection decent. However, hotel was still going through renovations so had only one working elevator and taking the stairs was an adventure maize of sorts given the bizarre floor plan/layout of the hotel. Would probably stay elsewhere next time I'm ever in Annapolis and only stayed here because of the conference venue and company paid for my room.
This was the first time I’d stayed in a Graduate hotel, but hopefully won’t be my last. It has nautical decor obviously as a reflection on the nearby Naval Academy. It’s still undergoing some transformations and upgrading after being acquired from the Loews chain last year, but there’s little evidence of the construction.
The front staff was incredibly friendly and very welcoming. Most hotels have a binder in the room to list the hotel amenities and nearby points of interest, but upon check-in you’re given a neat mini-book with all the info you could need, and two room keys tucked into a sleeve on the back that resemble the student cards of prominent celebrities.
The rooms were spacious and decorated with all kinds of nautical themed furniture and paintings. Modern retro is the feeling that comes to mind.
The beds were very comfortable and stocked with more than enough pillows. Overall I had a great nights rest waking up feeling refreshed, not something I can say for a few hotels I’ve stayed in.
I missed breakfast but I did enjoy lunch at the hotel before leaving. The service was great and the food delicious.
I definitely look forward to coming back to the Graduate Annapolis and hope to experience some of the other hotels within this new and upcoming chain!!
This is the old Loew's Hotel and I have stayed there numerous times before Loew's sold it. It is a very nice property, good-sized rooms, good water pressure, great towels, comfortable beds. I made my original reservation 2 years ago while it was still Loew's, and the reservation held, although the Graduate (new owners) reservations office didn't know who I was. They sent me to the front desk, where there was a record. That accomplished, we checked in early (nice) for out 4-day stay. The hotel restaurant/bar had been closed by the fire marshall (I don't know the reason) and I was part of a very large group, so they had to outsource food prep- this worked mostly ok, but they charged $17 for a buffet breakfast which had powdered eggs. Not cool. Housekeeping was overwhelmed; day 2 was fine, day 3 service was late in the day, day 4 service didn't happen at all. And finally, on check out day there was no hot water in the room.
All in all a bad experience. If I were pressed to give a reason, I would guess the new ownership could not cope with the large group, the loss of the restaurant and perhaps even a shortage of staff. At a minimum they should have discounted the price, given a rebate or even a low-cost future stay. The property is nicely located and quite luxe in so many ways, but it fell down on the job here.