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Graduate Tempe

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Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were put up here as our flight was cancelled. We were hungry and exhausted from waiting a whole day for a flight that had fuel leaks, delays and aborted flights. Upon arrival we were disappointed that the next door restaurant was closed, there was no room service and only the bar was opened. Front desk had a take it...

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

Dear ottawa198, We appreciate your valuable review. It is a joy to discover that you experienced an excellent night’s sleep in our comfortable accommodations. Our top priority is to provide a welcoming and personalized experience for our guests. It was pleasure having you at Graduate Tempe, and we hope that your travels will lead your back to our doors again...

Caldwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful 1st time experience! Upon arrival, Ginger immediately greeted me with friendliness and compassion. The food at Topacoba was tasty. I really enjoyed my stay and will definitely be back. Thank you.

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

Dear rolandod340, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. While the inspiring cuisine at Tapacubo sets the stage for one-of-a-kind stay in Tempe, it’s the exceptional service of our team that truly allows for an unforgettable escape. It was a pleasure having you, and we look forward to your return....

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hip retro hotel with lots of fun surprises based on the Graduate theme. Cool bar, nice pool and hot tub, very good restaurant 'The Normal Diner'. The room was very nice - comfy bed, fridge, Keurig coffee maker, large balcony. Nice day so we happily walked to and from the Tempe Arts Festival and the fun and happening downtown...

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

Dear Coloradoandme, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts with us. It is delightful to discover that you enjoyed our comfortable accommodations and the wide variety of options at The Normal Diner. Whether you are seeking homemade dinner classics or prefer to indulge in our all-day breakfast, there is a flavor for every palate at The Normal...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Tempe for business, on ASU Campus, so the Graduate's location was very convenient. The 70/80s theme was everywhere, but really not my thing (conference recommended to hotel) but since it's clearly advertised as that it wasn't a surprise. For the price paid I was disappointed (others in the conference stayed in the same area and said they paid...

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

Dear Chris P, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are thrilled to hear that our location was convenient to your travels. However, we regret that you were not satisfied with you overall experience at Graduate Tempe. It is our goal to provide welcoming and attainable experiences for our guests, and we apologize that this was not evident throughout your...

Davidsonville, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent, great service - most hospitable folks. Only thing is there could be a deflector on the AC unit to blow air up instead of at your sleeping head. Great location for proximity to campus. Will stay here again!

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

Dear S6037RUrichardp, It was a pleasure reading your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Graduate Tempe. While our proximity to campus allows our guests to easily visit friends and family at ASU, it is the exceptional service of our team that provides an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed your company, and we hope that you’ll...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed on business recently and would return. Chose because it looked to be different than the typical change and they delivered. Two good restaurants on site plus an outdoor swimming pool. Convenient to ASU.

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

Dear itravelnc, Thank you for staying with us during your recent business trip. We’re so glad that you found exactly what you were looking for in our unique boutique hotel, and that you enjoyed our restaurants and pool. We hope you’ll visit us again soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great hotel and staff. Very cool place. Will definitely stay here again. Clean and comfortable. Great location. Close to downtown and ASU campus.We enjoyed our stay. Great value and easy booking process

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

Dear B7140lKnicholasc, Thank you for your review. We’re so happy to hear that you’re already thinking about staying with us again because you enjoyed our great location and value. We look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Manhattan
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great cool hotel right at the edge of the ASU campus in Tempe. So the university and the town are all walkable. The staff is so accommodating and there is both a diner and a Mexican restaurant. If you are visiting ASU, this is the perfect spot!

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

Dear BlancheManhattan, We appreciate you taking a moment to share the details of your stay with us. Whether you are craving fresh Mexican fare and a margarita or nostalgic homemade classics, there is a flavor for every palate at Graduate Tempe. We hope that your travels lead you back to our desert retreat in the near future. Sincerely, Trent Collicott...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Perfect location for a visit to ASU - right across from SW corner of campus. Cool decor, nice front desk staff. Beds were very comfortable and towels were luxuriously big and thick. Room and common areas seem a little tired and dingy: missing shelf and peeling wallpaper in bathroom, dingy carpet, dirty elevator, only one chair on balcony. No room...

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

Dear Lesa S, Thank you for providing us with such valuable feedback. We are thrilled to discover that you enjoyed our helpful staff and advantageous location near Arizona State University. However, we regret that you found certain aspects of Graduate Tempe did not meet your standards. We appreciate your comments, as they will allow us to improve and offer an...

Calgary
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Walkable to all the good stuff in Tempe/ASU and a short Uber/Lyft ride to central Phoenix and Old Town Scottsdale. This hotel has bar, restaurant, theme and friendly staff. Well kept and hip. Recommended for all ages, but especially 25-35 year olds.

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

Dear trevseif, It was comforting to read such kind words. While our prime location and delectable culinary offerings allow for a pleasant stay in Tempe, it is our dedicated team that truly allows for an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed your company throughout your stay, and we await your return to Graduate Tempe. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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: $123 - $242 (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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“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
“the rooms at the back of the hotel are a little quieter...”
EnglishLight, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
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