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Juneau, Alaska
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Back has no view but quiet. Get room on front side for view. Didn't eat at restauraunts. Make sure you schedule a shuttle in advance. Pool is small but next to bar. The beds are amazing. The staff is good. Veronica and Kai are amazing. Very simple place.

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

Dear dylans111, We appreciate you sharing your experience. It’s great to hear you enjoyed a good night’s rest in our comfortable beds and were pleased with our level of service. We’ll be sure to share your kind words with Veronica and Kai. We hope your travels bring you back someday soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager More 

Folsom, California
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I will definitely stay again at Graduate Tempe because they were very accommodating, had so many cool things about the lobby and the rooms, and the price was reasonable. It is a definite consideration for any parent who wants to visit their kid on campus.

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

Dear Ihavemypassportready, Thank you for sharing. From our unique design to our comfortable accommodations and central location, we’re thrilled you loved many aspects of our hotel. We can’t wait to welcome you back. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great value hotel. Clean place. Excellent and friendly service. Proximity to ASU campus. Best location if you are a student or a parent of student. Visited for college admission and opening day for my son joining at ASU. Very friendly service. Great place for parents of college students to stay.

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

Dear VijayVB, Congratulations to your son on his admission to Arizona State University! We’re thrilled you enjoyed many aspects of your stay at our hotel and our close proximity to the campus. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager More 

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This place has excellent service, and a great pool area. The theme is old school, and the vibe is real. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Tempe, especially if they need to be close to the campus for any reason.

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Thank Edward W
Trent C, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and all that we have to offer. We look forward to being of service to you again in the future. Thank you again, Trent Collicott General Manager --Graduate Tempe is a part of a well-curated, well-crafted collection of... More 

Stratford, Connecticut
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Lots of detail went into the design of this hotel. The Graduate theme is reflected in every little detail: key cards that resemble student IDs, pencils and wee notebooks in every room. My room was very nice, and very quiet, even though the hotel was crowded. Comfortable bed, a sizable desk. The pool was lovely. Staff was very friendly. Cons:... More 

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Trent C, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and that you were able enjoy all the little touches that went into making the brand unique. I do apologize for the hot water issue. Recently we were upgrading our boiler system to improve our hot water in... More 

Tempe, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This hotel is super cute! I booked the room to celebrate my best friend's birthday in Tempe and it was exactly what I was looking for. The remodel was perfect! Its not your typical decorations so I was a bit reluctant when shopping for hotels online but it definitely was worth the risk! I would recommend The Graduate to anyone... More 

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Trent C, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed staying with us and we definitely appreciate you spreading the word about us. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you again, Trent Collicott General Manager --Graduate Tempe is a part of a well-curated, well-crafted collection of hotels... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Cool authentic retro modern. Spotless! Helpful awesome staff. Reservation process a snap. Great rates-directly across from ASU Gammage. Would definitely go back! Dining options delicious and reasonable. Comfy bed, great amenities. Noon checkout instead of 11!

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Trent C, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel overall and we hope to see you again in the future. Thank you again, Trent Collicott General Manager --Graduate Tempe is a part of a well-curated, well-crafted collection of hotels that reside in the most dynamic university towns... More 

LAS VEGAS
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I was so impressed with the details of the unique decor here. They didn't miss a thing! It's not your standard hotel/motel decor at all. There's a definite theme to it. The staff was friendly, courteous and professional. We weren't there long enough to experience the outlets, but will next time for sure. The proximity to ASU can't be beat.... More 

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Trent C, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and that it was convenient to your travel needs. Bonus to not need to spend money on a car! We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again, Trent Collicott General Manager --Graduate Tempe is a part... More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you're looking for a surprisingly enjoyable place to stay in the Phoenix, AZ area, here it is. This "retro" hotel, recently remodeled with some very nice amenities, is a refreshing place to stay where the staff is friendly and quick to take care of any needs. The rooms are interestingly decorated and the showers are huge. There is a... More 

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Trent C, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and our two restaurants and that our staff took great care of you. We look forward to being of service to you again in the future. Thank you again, Trent Collicott General Manager --Graduate Tempe is a part... More 

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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

hotel service and ambiance is good. however the hallways and rooms on the 7th floor are very hot. the staff is aware of the problem and has known that the need someone to fix the AC on the 7th floor but still will put guests in that floor. an employee I spoke to said that they are planning to close... More 

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Trent C, General Manager at Graduate Tempe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. I'd like to apologize for the discomfort you experienced during your stay while on the 7th floor. I will have my team look into this issue and we'll look to address it as quickly as possible. Thank you again for the feedback. Thank you again, Trent Collicott... More 

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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: ₹ 5,198 - ₹ 16,415 (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?
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“We had a room on the back side with no outside noise. Weekends or while ASU is in session, the front(street view) could be a bit loud.”
 of 5 bubbles Ezelarson, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room on the first floor with a garden”
 of 5 bubbles awesomeseminars, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Parking on the right side of the hotel gives you a slightly shorter walk to the entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles garybN352BD, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“campus view”
 of 5 bubbles michaeltS8664LO, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Proximity to ASU campus.”
 of 5 bubbles VijayVB, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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