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Graduate Tempe

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Davidsonville, Maryland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean. Original decor (Southwestern; by local artists). Very quiet, if you ask for a room facing the backyard (nice view too). Generally very inviting. A bar and a restaurant downstairs (food is good)

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

Dear Constantine P, We appreciate your review. The Normal Diner is the perfect place to start your Tempe adventure. From all-day breakfast to share-worthy sandwiches, you’ll experience a variety of flavors at our diner-chic eatery. We invite you to visit Graduate Tempe again soon to explore all that we have to offer. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Richmond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Graduate Tempe once again. Found it clean and inviting as always. Always enjoy the young vibe the exists at the Graduate. So close to campus-daughter's dorm is right across the street. Easy walking to Mill Ave. and Tempe must sees.

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Dear Greg P, We enjoyed having you back at Graduate Tempe, and we appreciate you taking a moment to share your review with us. Our proximity to Arizona State University’s campus allows our guests to easily visit with friends and family. We hope that you’ll have the opportunity to join us again in the near future. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Graduate Tempe is "pretends" to be a college dorm, but it is a really nice hotel with a cute theme. Located next to Arizona State University, it is most convenient if you have business there. The American flag bedspread did remind me of my own dorm room in 1971 and the fake student ID used as a card key...

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

Dear JaydeeHanson, It was a joy reading your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our college themed décor and the delicious culinary offerings at Tapacubo and The Normal Diner. Whether you’re looking for homemade classics or fresh regional Mexican cuisine, there’s a flavor for every palate at Graduate Tempe. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited to stay the first time. This visit some of the decor seemed a little tired. The bathroom needs some updating. Surprised to find a $6 parking fee imposed to park our own car in an open parking lot. Also a $6 fee to obtain a late check out. The bathroom soaps etc. are very nice, but the...

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Dear prkd, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. While we enjoyed having you at Graduate Tempe, we regret that you were not fully satisfied with you stay. If any aspect of our hotel fails to meet your standards during your stay, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team, as they would be happy...

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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
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM442 - RM1,621 (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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“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!”
 of 5 bubbles GoMama63, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ASU side, high floor, beautiful views, but could be noisy with street traffic.”
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