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Graduate Tempe

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pillows and towels were the best EVER! Soft, supportive, luxurious - better than any place I've ever stayed. The staff has the best customer service attitude I've been exposed to in so long. It was nice to see the management feels that it still matters. The restaurant was convenient with tasty food, even for my picky eater.

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

Dear djsulli424, We appreciate you taking a moment to share the details of your stay with us. It is comforting to discover that you appreciated our comfortable pillows and towels. While our luxurious accommodations and amenities set the stage for a memorable stay, it is the exceptional service of our team that allows for a one-of-a-kind getaway to Tempe. We...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boyfriend and I stayed here during our last night in Arizona last year. We traveled to the Grand Canyon and then back down to Phoenix/Tempe. The Graduate has the best decor, so original and retro-chic--if you are into vintage/midcentury this will be your vibe. There was a great restaurant next door. Clean, well-decorated, and wonderful pool and hot tub area....

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

Dear msmeow85, Thank you for your lovely review. Our mid-century aesthetic and classic ‘70s reproductions allow for a nostalgic stay for our guests. From easy chairs to nightstands inspired by retro speakers, moments of surprise and discovery can be found down every corridor. We hope that your schedule will allow you to visit us again soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General...

Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This motel is right by the ASU campus making for very easy access. The diner next door and the bar on the other side mean you don't have to go far for food or drinks. Be warned that the rooms are not at all soundproof (I had to put a sound machine on my phone to drown out the hallway...

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

Dear Chowsmith, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location near Arizona State University and appreciated the delectable cuisines of Tapacubo and The Normal Diner. However, it is concerning that you were inconvenienced by the uncharacteristic noise and inefficient shower in you room. Should any aspect of Graduate Tempe fail to meet...

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was courteous, fast and friendly. The hotel was clean with exceptional amenities. I have stayed there multiple times and would stay there again. Great, safe location. Near Mills Avenue, Tempe Marketplace and to other major locations throughout the area.

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

Dear johnrN7944PM, We appreciate you taking the time to share the details of your experience with us and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our welcoming team and comfortable accommodations. Our proximity to Mill Avenue allows our guests to easily explore the city’s top attractions. We await your return to Graduate Tempe. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Houston, Texas, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location near ASU campus, funky vibe, nice little bar serving spicy Mexican food, very courteous staff. The hotel provides an airport shuttle service and the driver can also take you in short runs around town.

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

Dear Anne Cherringto... C, It was delightful reading your kind review. With its alluring scratch tacos and inspiring views of the Arizona State University campus, Tapacubo provides a slice of rooftop paradise for our guests to relax on. We hope that your travels lead you back to Graduate Tempe in the near future. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

redondo beach, ca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was looking to stay something near ASU that I thought would be a nice place that might have some "charm" not a "cookie cutter" chain. This place was well located to attend our ASU activities. The decor was nicely done. However, the service at the front desk and restaurant were not very good. The shuttle did not seem to be...

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

Dear harumi03, We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. While we are pleased that you enjoyed our location and nostalgic décor, we regret the uncharacteristic level of service that you encountered at Graduate Tempe. We can assure you that your experience does not reflect a typical experience at our hotel, and we apologize for any...

Wexford, Pa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son's attend ASU and we visit regularly. On our last visit, we stayed at the Graduate. What a fun and unique hotel! The staff was extremely kind (gave us water bottles) and the cafe next door was delicious.

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

Dear deborahm930, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. Due to the delicious Normal Diner and our proximity to Arizona State University’s campus, Graduate Tempe provides a comfortable and convenient stay for our guests. It was a pleasure having you in Tempe, and we look forward to seeing you during your next visit. Go Sun...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A friend had stayed here and said how cool it was. It was that and more! It was like a Disneyworld set where everything was thought of to follow on the college theme (pennant for a do not disturb sign, student ID card for the room key, etc.). Beautiful pool and spa, complimentary cruiser bikes, awesome location on the ASU...

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

Dear KiwiBilly330, We appreciate you sharing the details of your experience with us. Graduate Tempe’s convenient location near the ASU campus and Mill Avenue allows our guests to easily explore the local attractions. Our colorful bicycles provide our guests with a unique and fun way to journey through the streets of Tempe. We enjoyed having you, and we are already...

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have stayed at The Graduate several times when attending ASU events. It's normally reasonably priced, comfortable, and well located. Recently we were disappointed when the rates increased substantially. Then during our last stay both of their restaurants were out of order. The bar was closed because of a power outage, and the next morning the breakfast restaurant wasn't open...

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

Dear Victois, Thank you for sharing such valuable feedback with us. We appreciate you being such a loyal friend to Graduate Tempe throughout the years. However, it is disappointing to discover that we failed to meet your expectations during your recent stay. We pride ourselves on our exceptional service and attention to detail, and we apologize that this was not...

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Took my daughter to ASU for a college visit and couldn't be more thrilled with Graduate. Decor was unique and cute, people were super friendly. Location is directly across the street from the college. Late check in was no problem and the diner was yummy breakfast. Look no further.

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

Dear TravelinWith4Kids, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us. Our proximity to Arizona State University’s campus allows for a convenient visit for our guests. It was a pleasure having you and your daughter at Graduate Tempe and we invite you to join us again for another unforgettable stay. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: €92 - €341 (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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“request a room away from the elevator as there a lot of student groups that stay there, too. They have later hours than me.”
 of 5 bubbles JaydeeHanson, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“choose a college view”
  • Super cute decor and the room keys were like old school IDs.
 of 5 bubbles TravelinWith4Kids, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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“I can't say on other rooms, but 313 is awesome. I suspect they are all great!”
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“ASU side, high floor, beautiful views, but could be noisy with street traffic.”
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