The Graduate Eugene hotel is located on 6th Avenue, adjacent to the Hult Center and within walking distance to the University of Oregon’s campus. Design throughout the hotel balances rich colors and textures, with earthy and comfortable elements that evoke a sense of nostalgia.
The hotel’s front desk doubles as a shoe display case with a 43-shoe Nike collection, curated by avid Nike fan Ben Weprin, Graduate Hotels CEO and founder, and features a range of models designed by the Eugene-founded company between inception and 1980. Guests can expect everything from vintage hiking boots and track spikes to bowling shoes and roller skates.
Serving as the central gathering place for the hotel, the lobby’s 34-person communal table is positioned alongside an expansive gallery wall featuring vintage sports posters, encouraging students, alumni and travelers alike to sit, study and reminisce. The hotel also features The Fir, a lobby-level restaurant with an outdoor beer garden. It serves comfort food with a hyper-regional focus and a beverage program speaks to the Pacific Northwest with an exclusively Oregon draft beer menu, Willamette Valley focused wine list and a seasonal frozen and classic cocktail menu. Poindexter, the hotel’s all-day café serves coffee roasted from acclaimed Coffee Manufactory; and there is a Topgolf Swing Suite.
Guest room design establishes a unique sense of place for travelers, celebrating Oregon’s lush landscapes, Pacific Northwest heritage and the University of Oregon’s famed track and field program. Green corduroy headboards contrast with wood tones and wallpaper featuring the University of Oregon mascot. A custom waffle-iron lamp pays homage to Nike’s roots. Original artwork inspired by Oregon alums and the classic college movie Animal House, which was filmed in Eugene, is mounted on the walls.
• 275 rooms • hotel opened: June 2019 (previously Eugene Hilton) ✅ free Wi-Fi throughout • pets allowed • on-site parking (charged) • 24-hour front desk