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You may not have heard of Graduate Hotels. It is a boutique US chain which specialises in high end hotels in ‘University towns’ – which is basically marketing speak for attractive second tier cities with a high proportion of well educated professionals.

It has been expanding to the UK and now has two hotels.

  • Graduate Cambridge is the fully renovated ex-DoubleTree hotel, which has a lovely position on the banks of the River Cam (a typical July Saturday night costs £300) – photo below
  • Graduate Oxford is the rebanded and renovated The Randolph Hotel, which was previously part of Macdonald Hotels (a typical July Saturday night costs £400)
Graduate Hotel Cambridge

Book every hotel for £30 or $30

Graduate Hotels is running a heavily discounted Summer sale today. At noon US Eastern (5pm UK – but it seems to have gone live early at 4pm), you can book its US hotels for $30 and the Oxford and Cambridge hotels for £30.

Here’s the small print:

  • use promo code SUMMER30
  • book for a stay by 31st July

It isn’t clear how the £30 / $30 rooms are allocated. I would guess that 1-2 per night per hotel will be made available.

The US hotels, if you are planning a trip in June or July, are located in:

  • Berkeley
  • Bloomington
  • Chapel Hill
  • East Lansing
  • Evanston
  • Iowa City
  • Knoxville
  • New Haven
  • Oxford (Mississippi)
  • Seattle
  • State College, Pennsylvania
  • Tempe

You can find more details about the offer on the Graduate Hotels website here.


Hotel offers update – June 2022:

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Want to buy hotel points? There is:

  • a 80% to 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 19th July 2022 (buy here)
  • a mystery 40% to 55% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 15th July (buy here)
  • a 30% bonus when you buy 5,000+ World of Hyatt points by 1st August (buy here)

Comments (80)

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  • Bigbaws says:

    Message for Oxford now says sold out…. It said the same at midday mind

    • Rob says:

      I have a room for Mon 30th showing on my screen. 29/30/31 May, 27 June, 31 July there.

  • Bawbags says:

    More have dropped

    • Rob says:

      Yes, Cambridge now widely available.

      The payment system is dead though ….

  • Aliks says:

    The weekend I wanted in Cambridge – 2nd July was already gone at 17:17 . .

  • Bawbags says:

    I called Cambridge after trying online abs booked over the phone

  • elguiri says:

    Also managed to net a stay via the phone, very efficient (well, next to doing it online). Cambridge seems to have quite a bit of availability still.

  • Stephen says:

    Cambridge has one Double and one King available for 5-6 June as only availability as of the time I type

    • Rob says:

      Sunday 29 May available for double and king, double for 1 June.

      EDIT: Thu/Fri this week there now too.

  • The real Swiss Tony says:

    I see there’s one single room bookable on July 31st in Oxford still….

  • LucyF says:

    Any options still showing?

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