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Graduate Tempe

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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San Diego
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just stayed one night for a nearby concert and was impressed by the graduate. The hotel had a funky but chic vibe. The room was the same, plus comfortable. I didn't try either of the two dinning options but they looked good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is the reason to stay here. Staff is in "apology" mode. Room rates are a moving target before , during and at check- out. The Normal Diner is nice and we enjoyed breakfast there several mornings.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Dear 482kathleene, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. While we are thrilled that you enjoyed our convenient location in the heart of Tempe and the diverse cuisine at The Normal Diner, we regret that you were not fully satisfied with your stay. At your earliest convenience, please contact us directly so we may discuss...

Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel looks very retro, and has many touches to remind you of the good college/university experiences. Then they offset them with wonderful amenities like a large screen television, a/c, wonderful beds, pillows, bathroom and shower accessories. We particularly liked the journal and pencil beside the phone, and the do not disturb pennant. Their onsite rooftop bar and hotel-adjacent restaurant...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Dear CdnGoldy, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are delighted to discover that you enjoyed our nostalgic décor and the inspiring cuisine of Tapacubo. With its breathtaking views of the city and fresh local offerings, Tapacubo is the perfect place to begin your adventure. It was a pleasure having you, and we hope to see you again...

Lodi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms at this hotel look exactly as they do on-line, which is not always the case at some hotels. The décor is trendy, comfortable and fun. Everything was very clean, looked new, and made our stay great. The price was very reasonable for such a great hotel. If we stay in the Tempe area I would definitely stay here...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Dear Stefanie S, It was a joy reading your kind words. Our nostalgic décor allows our guests to relive their college days. From nightstands modeled after retro speakers to comfortable easy chairs, moments of surprise and discovery await around each corner. We enjoyed having you at Graduate Tempe, and we await your next visit. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family had stayed two years ago and was very pleased with this hotel. Was recommended for style and price. The price was just about triple and the rooms had not been updated at all. There was no airconditioning in the hallways. Uncomfortable when waiting for elevator. When waiting for elevator.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Dear kellybW4533GU, Thank you for sharing your valuable comments with us. We regret that your stay at Graduate Tempe failed to meet your standards. We strive to offer unforgettable and attainable experiences for our guests, and we apologize that you were not satisfied with the prices of our services. Please contact us directly at your earliest convenience so we may...

Terra Bella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel stay was very nice and warm. Our room was clean and the bed comfortable. The staff was friendly and accomodating. The price was right. Good value. We have no complaints and would definitely stay at the Graduate again the next time we come to Az.

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Dear Breakingchain, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. From our comfortable accommodations to the exceptional service of our team, it sounds as though your stay was nothing short of extraordinary. It was a pleasure having you at Graduate Tempe, and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Novi, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at 2:26 for a 3:00 check in to be told there were no rooms. Not what I wanted to hear after a 4 hour very bumpy flight. When the room was finally available it was very small (1 king bed with just enough room to walk around it. No table, just a chair in the corner blocking the balcony...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Dear sas1066, Thank you for sharing your valuable comments with us. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our welcoming décor, we regret that you were not satisfied with your stay at Graduate Tempe. From the confusion regarding your reservation to the faulty air conditioner in your room, we apologize for the uncharacteristic visit that you experienced. At...

Davis, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Graduate Tempe has a very informal and laid back atmosphere. It is located next to the ASU campus and it is a perfect location when visiting the university. I was there on a work trip and I liked my room, the hotel and the bar in the evening for a drink. I would stay here again!

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Dear Giovanni_Circella, We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us. Our prime location near Arizona State University allows our guests to conveniently visit with friends and family or attend a game. While we enjoyed having you during your business trip, we invite you to join us again soon for a leisure-filled getaway. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General...

Da Lat, Vietnam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great quirky hotel, student themed right in the heart of Tempe We came for a wedding and we all stayed here with one night in Florence in between. Our first room was great with 2 king beds a balcony large bathroom with a bath and plenty of room. Unfortunately our second room after returning from the wedding was so much...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Dear Toni E, Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the exceptional service of our team. However, we regret that your second room did not fully meet your expectations. We apologize for any inconvenience that we may have caused, and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with...

Cottage Grove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was great. Rooms were small for the price we paid. Don't go for the garden view, there is no garden, trashy backyards is your view that you pay for. Pool is open late which was wonderful, they also have a coffee shop and tequila bar connected! I wouldn't go back for the price I paid. Air bnb would probably...

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GraduateGM, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Dear 204randib, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your comments with us. While we are thrilled that you enjoyed our helpful team, it is disappointing to discover that you were not satisfied with your room assignment. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we would love to have the opportunity to provide you with a more comfortable accommodation during...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You'll find us serendipitously situated across the street from Sun Devil central - the famed Arizona State University. We are also located within walking distance to all of the bustling Mill Avenue stops and shops, as well as the Tempe Town Lake action. You can take in "A" Mountain from your campus view room - after all, why not observe perfection from every angle. Here at Graduate Tempe we serve up two delicious dining spots, sure to please day and night. The laid back vibe of Tapacubo, our Mexican street food spot flows with signature leaded and unleaded margaritas perfectly paired with walking tacos and visiting food trucks are sure to satisfy every little hand crafted craving. The pool scene will add just the chill you're in town for! Check in and check out The Normal, where diner-chic meets mom's homemade favorites all under one cozy cool roof. From breakfast-all-day to homespun soups, share-worthy sandwiches, and tasty shakes - we're always up for serving up a little slice of virtue. Enjoy weekend brunch, a tasty business meeting or Founders' Day suds and classics, just let us know when you're coming. So whether you're dropping in for a show, showing off the alma mater or have a to-do here in town, we're here to make it memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip-smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you to and around Tempe's finest - so that you feel like a local, at home again - even if it's your first time here. Our rooms are ready for a night like you've never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate - get ready to be inspired. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graduate Tempe

Address: 225 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6757 (Formerly Twin Palms Hotel)
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Tempe
Price Range: €77 - €151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Graduate Tempe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Second floor overlooking restaurant has an ugly view of the restaurant roof a/c units”
  • Graduate Tempe with retro art and comfy beds
CdnGoldy, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“The floors facing the front of the hotel do not get sun in the afternoon, so if you want to sun on the balcony, ask for a room facing South.”
stever251, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“For a good night's sleep select an upper floor that doesn't face the street.”
ottawa198, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“request a room away from the elevator as there a lot of student groups that stay there, too. They have later hours than me.”
JaydeeHanson, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“choose a college view”
  • Super cute decor and the room keys were like old school IDs.
TravelinWith4Kids, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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