Graduate Columbia

Columbia, SC

Graduate Columbia

1619 Pendleton St,, Columbia, SC 29201


Set right in the heart of downtown and located on the University of South Carolina’s campus, you’ll find this hip, retro-inspired boutique hotel. The historic red brick building is in the perfect spot for enjoying some of Columbia’s best restaurants, shopping, and things to do. Of course, its location on the USC campus makes it a favorite of potential students and their families, and everyone will love the Gamecock-inspired headboards and preppy touches throughout; an homage to campus life.

And if it’s your first time in town, count on the exceptionally knowledgeable staff for recommendations… they’ll have you feeling like a local in no time. As an added bonus: We love that The Graduate loves their furry friends. It’s our pick for the best pet friendly hotel in Columbia. Your pup will even enjoy a complimentary BarkBox treat!

You’ll enjoy loads of local charm, vibrant decorative furnishings with happy pops of cheery florals, and a cool college town vibe that’ll make you feel like the most popular kid on campus. At least during your stay, that is.

Guest rooms feature spectacular vintage-style design and each room is a little different from the next. Relax and unwind with designer toiletries, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minifridges. Suites offer separate living quarters, wet bars, and some feature fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and 4-poster beds.

Grab a complimentary bicycle and explore the neighborhood. Or head to the on-site cafe and bar, Poindexter. It just may be the coziest spot in town for meetups, meals, and mingling with cocktails.

The Graduate also offers several hotel packages, including seasonal offers, romantic getaways, foodie favorites, and budget-friendly getaways.



Graduate Family Suite: Two connected bedrooms so the adults and kids can both sleep comfortably. The first bedroom has a plush king size bed and separate bathroom with shower. The second bedroom features two kid-size beds, separate living area with sleeper sofa, and bathroom. Sleeps 4-6.

Graduate King Suite: The same fine amenities as the standard rooms, but with extra space to stretch out and relax. There’s even a convenient half-bath for guests. Comfy chevron-patterned chair and distinctive Graduate style. Sleeps 1-2.

Horseshoe Suite: Located in the historic Black House, this room features a king bed, living area, and spa-inspired bathroom complete with whirlpool tub. Elegant neutral theme with surprising pops of color. Sleeps 1-2.

Sir Big Spur Suite: Inside the historic Black House, this suite is perfect for entertaining and visiting with friends. Highlights include a roomy living area featuring a wet bar and fireplace and a four-poster bed. A combo of bright floral patterns, plaids, and warm yellows make this suite especially welcoming. Sleeps 1-2.

Bridal Suite: Another historic Black House suite. This one is perfect for your special day, as there’s plenty of space for the bride and their wedding party. Roomy seating area, wet bar, makeup counter, and plenty of natural light make getting ready a breeze. There’s a semi-private bedroom with king size bed, master bath, and shower and whirlpool tub. Fresh floral patterns and cheery pinks set the tone for a perfect day. Sleeps 1-4.

Graduate King – Accessible: Ideal for couples and solo travelers alike, this spacious room features a king size bed, workstation, and lounge chair. Preppy and chic combine for the perfect stay. Sleeps 1-2.

Graduate Queen – Accessible: Perfect for couples and solo travelers alike, this spacious room features a queen size bed, workstation, and lounge chair. Preppy and chic combine for the perfect stay. Sleeps 1-2.

Graduate Queen Suite – Accessible: These rooms feature the same fine amenities as standard rooms, they’re just a bit more spacious. Conveniently, there’s also a half bath for guests. Chic stylings with pops of prep for that signature Graduate vibe. Sleeps 1-2.



Amenities (Rooms):

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • In-room Refrigerator
  • In-room Safe
  • In-room Wet Bar
  • Coffee Maker (Available Upon Request

Amenities (Hotel):

  • Poindexter (On-site Restaurant & Bar)
  • 24-Hr. Fitness Center
  • Pets stay free and receive a treat
  • Complimentary bike rentals
  • Walking distance to Downtown Columbia and USC campus
  • Walking distance to restaurants, nightlife, and shopping
  • Close to Columbia events & attractions


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