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Madison
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Straightforward, nothing flashy, tastefully appointed, clean, a good value, and in a great location if visiting the ASU campus. Perhaps the best things about this place, however, are the awesome taco/margarita bar on one end and the Normal Diner on the other.

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

Dear Cris C, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to discover that you had the opportunity to relax with a refreshment at our rooftop bar overlooking the ASU campus. Tapacubo is the ideal place to unwind and experience our flavorful scratch tacos. We invite you back to Tempe for an opportunity to explore all that...

Montreal
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Stayed at the hotel for three days in December 2016. I had a small customer service issue, but the management more than made up for it. Excellent location if you have anything to do at ASU. Also, the staff is very courteous and customer service oriented. Bottom line: Next time I go back to Tempe I am staying at the...

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

Dear GoHabsGo24Cups, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and are pleased to hear that our team was able to resolve the challenge that you encountered in a timely manner. Graduate Tempe’s proximity to Arizona State University allows our guests to conveniently stroll the campus or visit with friends and family members attending the university....

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had a fabulous time. The customer service was excellent. I would totally recommend this hotel to friends and family. My daughter loved the pool, and the staff was really friendly. They went above and beyond to accommodate us.

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

Dear ren5h, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us and are delighted to discover that you and your daughter were able to enjoy a memorable escape at Graduate Tempe. While our refreshing outdoor pool provides hours of fun under the sun, the exceptional service of our team truly allows for an enjoyable stay. We look...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This hotel was quite a surprise for the price. I was amazed at how nice this hotel turned out to be. The staff was great, the restaurant was great and it was nice and quite. If I ever need a hote in Tempe again, I will be sure to book at the Graduate. Everything was above and beyond my expectations.

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

Dear Muga801, We appreciate your thoughtful review and are pleased to hear that your expectations were exceeded during your time at Graduate Tempe. Whether you are seeking margaritas and guacamole from Tapacubo or are craving homemade classics from The Normal Diner, we provide a variety of culinary offerings that are sure to leave you satisfied. It was a pleasure serving...

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first stay at the hotel, but I have been visiting Tapacubo since they opened. Hotel is super cute! Wish you guys sold some of the cute things from the room, laundry bag, do not disturb sign & I loved the shampoo and conditioner. Staying there with my visiting sister, I was super excited for her to eat...

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

Dear ripley66, It was a pleasure to read your review. We are thrilled to hear that you had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal with your sister at Tapacubo. However, we regret that your expectations were not fully met regarding our current menu. We highly value our guests’ comments and will be sure to take them into consideration as...

Reviewed 21 December 2016

We enjoyed our time at the Graduate. The staff is really friendly. The room was clean and well maintained. My girlfriend loved the "Americana" style. The fact that we were close to hip part of town on Mill Ave made for great shopping and plenty of good places to eat near by. We definitely would stay again!

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

Dear D.J. R, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Providing clean and comfortable accommodations is a top priority of ours. From our desert décor to our retro nightstands, each room at Graduate Tempe is filled with discovery and delight. We enjoyed your company and hope to have you back soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Sun City, Arizona
Reviewed 15 December 2016

People very nice at front desk. Room clean but street noise was really bad. The restaurant that is attached served by Luke warm coffee and when we asked if they could bump it up in the microwave, said they didn't have one. 20 minutes came back and said coffee make not working. Just saying, don plan on eating there.

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

Dear PAMELA K, It was a pleasure to read your kind review. While we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our accommodating team at the front desk, we regret that the service in The Normal Diner was not up to your standards. Should you find that any aspect of our hotel does not meet your expectations, pleasure feel free...

Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a few days for ASU graduation. Overall the theme of the hotel was adorable. Attention to detail, as far as design, definitely shows. I came in at about 10pm on a Sunday evening and I was surprised to find out that there was no food being served - Normal diner was already closed and Tapacubo was drinks only....

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

Dear JessMartinez720, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. It is reassuring to hear that you enjoyed the ambience and décor of our desert retreat. Our Tempe inspired accommodations allow our guests to fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere of our community. However, we are disappointed that your faced various challenges regarding our dining options...

Topeka
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place had me at hello. The lobby, overall execution of their theme, and all the other kitschy ephemera here just slay me. Pun intended. I love this place. Perfect location, great onsite dining and drinking, and wonderful staff. All the little touches here are spot on, a lot of thought and love went into this place. Apparently it was...

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

Dear Sam M, Your kind words were a pleasure to read. From our desert chic theme to our friendly team, it sounds as though you enjoyed many aspects of Graduate Tempe. Our convenient location allows guests to visit friends at Arizona State University and catch a show at the ASU Gammage Theater. We enjoyed your company and await your return....

Sedona, Arizona
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I'd stay here one night to catch a show at Gammage, like wander in at 11pm, sleep and leave. Rooms are small and cute and fairly clean (minus the beer bottle top on the floor, we don't drink). Bathroom is tiny and the sewers needs a good flush as a scent of sewer smell faintly fills the the air in...

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Dear Laura M, Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your experience with us. We regret to hear of your unpleasant experience at Graduate Tempe and apologize for the various challenges that you faced throughout your time with us. Providing clean and comfortable accommodations is a top priority of ours and we are disappointed that this...

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: €82 - €165 (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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“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.”
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“For a good night's sleep select an upper floor that doesn't face the street.”
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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.”
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