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7 reasons you’ll love The Graduate Hotel, Oxford, MS

7 reasons you'll love the Graduate hotel

The Graduate Hotel is a boutique hotel in the heart of Oxford, MS which features a rooftop bar among other fun decor and is perfect for a stay near Ole Miss

Oxford may be known for Ole Miss, but there’s a thriving culinary scene and it is the epitome of the new south with James Beard award winning restaurants, boutique shops and the lovely Graduate Hotel. Here are seven reasons why you’ll fall in love with The Graduate even if you aren’t a football enthusiast.

1.  Terrific location  in the heart of the square near the city’s shopping and dining

Directly in the middle of the Oxford Square, I loved that we were just steps away to some of the best shopping and dining in Oxford. It was really cool to check out Neilson’s Department store, the oldest department store in the south and Square books, an independent retailer that also plays host to Thacker Mountain radio show. When we visited we were able to catch a performance by Lily Winwood, Steve Winwood’s (80s icon) daughter!

2. Great stay during a weekend of Ole Miss football

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King room at the Graduate Oxford hotel

The Oxford Hotel is a favorite among parents of Ole Miss students. Not only is it a short distance to the campus for football games, but the hotel provides a free shuttle to the games so you don’t even have to mess with parking!

3. Rooftop Bar The Coop

This spot has mass appeal, not only for the fantastic views of the Oxford Square, but the interior is fantastically designed and has terrific cocktails and small bites. It can get quite busy on game weekends, so maybe not the best choice for those who don’t like crowds. But on the spring day when I visited, it was not overly crowded and we enjoyed lovely views while I sipped on my red wine.

4. College decor (Red and Blue colors) There’s even HT letters carved into the hotel lobby.

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College decor at the Graduate Hotel

 5. Free parking and WiFi at the Graduate Hotel in Oxford

Living in Atlanta, we get used to pricey parking fees. Midtown and Downtown hotels are $30 and up for overnight parking. It was so refreshing to find plenty of parking in this Oxford hot spot conveniently located right behind the hotel.

6. Restaurants Cabin 82 and The Coop feature affordable cuisines

I can’t stand it when restaurants stick it to you with overpriced items, especially when the food is mediocre at best. At The Graduate hotel in Oxford, the restaurants feature affordable dishes. We were able to get breakfast on the morning of our departure to go at Cabin 82 for very reasonable pricing. Items like breakfast burritos and steel cut oatmeal were pretty darn tasty too!

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The Coop rooftop bar at The Graduate Hotel features stunning views and killer cocktails

7. The Graduate welcomes bitches

Your pooch, I mean. You can bring fido and know that he or she will be welcome.

400 North Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, Mississippi 38655



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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!