30-hour deal: Book a stay at any Graduate hotel for $30 per night through July

May 24, 2022

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Travelers still looking to book a last-minute trip for this summer, perhaps even for Memorial Day weekend, should consider booking a room at a Graduate Hotels location in the U.S. or the United Kingdom, since nightly rates start at just $30 for a limited time.

In case you are unfamiliar, Graduate Hotels is a boutique hotel chain showcasing some of the country’s best colleges with university-themed decor. These hotels are located in bustling college towns, from Athens, Georgia, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Madison, Wisconsin, plus two hotels in England.

During the pandemic, I stayed at the Graduate in Columbus, Ohio, twice as I drove to and from my home on the East Coast to my parents’ home in the Midwest. The hotel staff was among the friendliest I’ve ever encountered thus far as a hotel guest.

If you want to reminisce about your college years or simply want to try a new hotel, consider giving the Graduate a try during this sale, which starts tomorrow and lasts for just 30 hours.

This 30-hour sale will offer a limited number of rooms for $30 per night, for stays through July 31. Act fast as the rooms are likely to get booked quickly. The sale starts at noon.

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Deal basics

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(Screenshot from Graduate Hotels)

Hotels: Graduate Hotels.
Locations: Every Graduate hotel in the U.S. and U.K.
How to book: Book online through the hotel and use code SUMMER30; a limited number of rooms are available.
Travel dates: For travel through July 31.
Book: From 12 p.m. ET on May 25 through 6 p.m. ET on May 26.

Sale hotels

rooftop Graduate Nashville
The Graduate Nashville. (Photo courtesy of Steve Freihon Photography/Graduate Hotels)

As mentioned, this sale is valid for $30-per-night rooms in all 32 properties under the Graduate Hotels portfolio, including in the below cities:

  • Berkeley, California.
  • Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Cambridge, England.
  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Evanston, Illinois.
  • Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Oxford, Mississippi.
  • Oxford, England.
  • Seattle.
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
  • Tempe, Arizona.

Related: Hotel deals are scarce this summer: TPG’s tips for finding them

Once you pick a property, head to its website directly to reserve your stay as you would normally. To get the $30 rate, be sure to enter the promo code SUMMER30 at the time of booking.

screenshot of deal
(Screenshot from Graduate Hotels)

Maximize your purchase

If you book this deal, use a card that earns bonus points on travel purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (5 points per dollar on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards and 2 points per dollar on all other travel purchases), the Citi Premier® Card (3 points per dollar on hotels), the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (10 miles per dollar on hotels booked through Capital One Travel) or The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 Membership Rewards points per dollar on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel).

Bottom line

lobby of Graduate Chapel Hill
The Graduate Chapel Hill. (Photo courtesy of Steve Freihon Photography/Graduate Hotels)

This sale begins tomorrow at noon, when you can find rooms for $30 per night at all Graduate Hotels. Since this deal features extremely low-priced rooms, be sure to book ASAP if interested as only a certain number of rooms will be available.

As hotel rates continue to climb for domestic travel this summer, this deal is worth checking out, at the very least.

Read more: Bargain hotel rates unlikely this summer at typically affordable Choice Hotels brands

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