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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hotel that is very close to ASU and their theatre Gammage. Uniquely designed interiors that are retro and cool. Onsite bar had ok selections of drinks and food. The Normal, their diner, served very good breakfast.

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

Dear LisaMcc123, Thank you for your review. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed the breakfast offerings at The Normal Diner and our proximity to the city’s top attractions. From exploring ASU’s campus to browsing the shops of Mill Avenue, the opportunities are endless at Graduate Tempe. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Roswell
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Graduate is close to everything and easy to access off of Apache. Great view of the campus from our room. I will definitely stay there the next time I am in Tempe. The "throwback" look and feel of the rooms added a special touch. :)

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

Dear Terri F, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts. With ‘70s reproductions, including nightstands inspired by retro speakers, our décor sets the stage for a stay filled with delight and discovery. We enjoyed having you at Graduate Tempe, and we hope that you’ll join us again soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Princeton
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a great place to sleep for a few nights, relatively close to the airport, and not too expensive - this is the place. Staff was very helpful, clean room, great bed, and good parking. Whats not to like!

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

Dear K8474TKdannyt, We appreciate you taking a moment to share the details of your stay with us. From our comfortable accommodations to the exceptional service of our team, it sounds as though you truly enjoyed your stay at Graduate Tempe. We enjoyed having you, and we await your next visit. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Honolulu
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed by the friendly service and appreciated it's close proximity to ASU and the airport. The Graduate has shuttle service to and from the airport. My room was comfortable and well appointed. I appreciated the refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker in the room. If you opt not to have your room serviced, the hotel will provide you with...

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

Dear DKHNL, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Our advantageous location near the ASU campus and Mill Avenue allow our guests to easily visit with friends and family at the university or explore the city’s top attractions. It was a pleasure having you at Graduate Tempe, and we hope you’ll join us again soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General...

Calgary, AB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the retro decor and the staff was super friendly, the room was spotless. Our only complaint was that the room was very small, but suited us fine for our one night stay. The attached restaurant has excellent service snd good breakfast choices for our family.

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

Dear CMT95, We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us. It is comforting to hear that you enjoyed our nostalgic décor and friendly team. However, we regret that your room did not fully meet your expectations. Before your next visit, we would be delighted to help you select a room that is more to your liking....

Bethesda, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

This comfortable hotel is very affordable. It has a fun decor theme. Both restaurants, the Normal Diner and the Tacocuba (?) were both very good. Good food, good wait staff. The hotel pool is a nice space. There is a rooftop bar that looks like fun. The room and bathroom were clean and well decorated. Each room (I think) has...

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

Dear Steve R, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you had the opportunity to explore Tapacubo and The Normal Diner. While our culinary offerings set the stage for a memorable vacation, it is the exceptional service of our team that truly allows for an unforgettable getaway. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Trent...

Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

My room had an ajoining door to another room and I could literally hear and comprehend the conversation that the couple staying in there were having. Would be nice to have the rooms better insulated if possible. I'd ask for a non ajoining room

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

Dear E3157SBjamesm, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts with us. It is concerning to hear that your stay at Graduate Tempe did not fully meet your standards. Before your next stay, we would be happy to assign a room in a more tranquil section of our hotel. We apologize for any inconvenience that we may have...

Anacortes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hotel. Great decor. Great service. Great location close to ASU and all the college has to offer. I will stay here again and I'd recommend it to others. I believe the double rooms are the ones that look north - toward campus - and in my opinion the better option.

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Dear aeflatley, Thank you for you review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our convenient location near the ASU campus and Mill Avenue allow our guests to visit with friends and family or explore the top attractions in Tempe. We hope that your travels will lead you back to our doors in the near...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have stayed in many hotels in the Phoenix area. We are die hard baseball fans! This was our first visit to Graduate but hopefully not our last! From the moment I walked into the lobby I knew this property was worth the distance from our destination, Chase field. The front desk agent was kind, helpful and...

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

Dear 429adriannam, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback with us. It is comforting to discover that you enjoyed our enticing pool and nostalgic décor. However, we apologize for the discomfort you encountered regarding your mattress. If any aspect of our hotel fails to meet your standards, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member...

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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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...

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Amenities

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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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  • Restaurant
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: RM396 - RM792 (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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#1 Family Hotel in Tempe
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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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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