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Graduate Tempe

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Kennesaw, GA
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I visited our daughter who is attending Arizona State and we stayed at the Graduate. From The Graduate, any part of the campus is within a 15 minute walk, so the location was excellent. We arrived in Phoenix in the morning and had a long lunch to kill some time, but it was only 1:30 when we...

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

Dear AtlantaDrummer, We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We aim to make each stay a memorable experience. From our sweeping views to our excellent staff, we’re pleased to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of our hotel. The next time your travels bring you back to Tempe, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Sincerely, Trent...

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 21 October 2016

What to say? Nothing spectacular. I still haven't figured out the web picture and what the hotel actually looks like. The picture looks like a sleek, modern hotel; in real life not so much. Accommodations were satisfactory, but erratic maid service, no hot water first morning, and not having a curved shower rod were demerits. Beds were comfortable. The attached...

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

Dear Jagman100, Thank you for sharing the details of your stay. It’s great to hear you found a good night’s rest in our comfortable accommodations. However, we are troubled by the challenges you faced at certain points throughout your visit. We appreciate you bringing these to our attention and hope we can build upon this experience in the future. Sincerely,...

Reviewed 18 October 2016

The ol' school motif was a refreshing change from all the other hotel chains, and had all the amenities needed for a weekend getaway. Missing for the 5 star rating was free coffee and water in the lobby as they have a coffee shop in the dining room. Fantastic casual bar- ask for Tito. He gave us a tour and...

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

Dear Lanzend, We are excited you enjoyed a lovely getaway at our property. It’s great to hear our charming aesthetic and Tapacubo were highlights of your stay. We’ll be sure to pass along the kudos to Tito. We invite you back to Graduate Tempe anytime. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I stayed at this hotel to visit ASU. This high-quality hotel staff allowed me to search an available room for me to check in when I arrived around 10:30 a.m. (Please note that this is not applied to anybody, I was lucky and the staff was really helpful). The atmosphere of the room is interesting and fascinating. The two restaurants...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome hotel. The front dest staff was friendly and efficient. Room was clean and quiet. I had a great breakfast on Sunday morning next door at the Normal diner. Good food and the server was excellent. I will definitely stay here again next time I come to Tempe.

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

Dear MTRAF, Thank you for your review. It’s great to hear your expectations were exceeded with your well-appointed guest room and a hearty breakfast at The Normal Diner. We’re looking forward to your return. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Colorful decor, very clean, quiet. The staff was friendly and helpful aiding us with an early check-in. Very close to ASU and Mill Avenue. Will definitely recommend to others and stay there again if the need arises. Enjoy your stay!

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

Dear Gary B, From an early check-in with excellent service, comfortable accommodations and close proximity to the Arizona State University campus, it sounds like you had a remarkable stay at Graduate Tempe. We are glad to hear it and look forward to our next opportunity to serve you. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Charleston, Illinois
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Cute decor (college memorabilia), clean and quiet room, nice front desk staff. Super close to ASU Tempe campus which was perfect for family weekend! Loved the pool too! The shuttle was free and easy to use. Not kidding 15 minutes from hotel to the airport gate!

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

Dear Lauri W, We hope you had an amazing time at Family Weekend. It’s great to hear you loved your stay at Graduate Tempe with our nostalgic décor, refreshing swimming pool and comfortable accommodations. We would be excited to have you back in the future. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Friendly staff, clean rooms - I did like the campus view in the top level. I also got a voucher for the nearby gym at the campus. Breakfast at the nearby restaurant. Parking is free. Room keys have a funny design ;-)

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

Dear Michael T, Thank you for your review. It’s great to hear that you had the chance to capture the sweeping views from Tapacubo. It sounds like your stay was excellent from the start and we hope your travels bring you back someday soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Woodville, Texas
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel was really kool. I loved the furnishings. They had an american flag throw blanket on the bed. Also there in July the air was cold cold cold!!! A very important detail for a Phoenix hotel in July...

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

Dear BradTolar, Thank you for your review. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our unique décor and found comfort in your air-conditioned guest room. We hope your travels bring you back someday soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Arizona, USA
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This was just serendipitous for me. Really worried what I would find here but it was really wonderful and exceeded expectations on every count. Spotlessly clean (really) fluffy pillows 70s kitsch decor- very unusual and cute. The smoke alarm was chirping and needed batteries and was fixed immediately. Upon checkout was advised yes an exhaust fan was supposed to come...

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

Dear wannaseetheworldlt, Thank you for sharing your experience. We’re thrilled to hear that your expectations were exceeded in every way while staying with us at Graduate Tempe. It has been a pleasure to host you and we look forward to your next visit. 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
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in 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: ₹ 6,545 - ₹ 24,084 (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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“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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