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Graduate Tempe

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Placerville, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel was kind of what we expected. Average is the key word, the room was pretty clean, the staff was kind, and it fit our needs. The Graduate has two attached diners, free (limited) wifi, a very small exercise room, access to (limited) computer use and a small pool and hot tub area. This hotel is right across the...

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

Dear Erick L, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. While we are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed our clean accommodations and courteous team, it is disappointing to hear that your expectations were not exceeded during your visit at Graduate Tempe. Should you find that any aspect of our hotel does not meet your standards, we encourage...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The friendliness of the staff enables you to forget some of the shortcomings of the hotel. If you are looking for somewhere to stay whilst visiting the university the hotel is "good enough" Rooms are clean but small. Modern but need refurbishing.

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

Dear awesomeseminars, Thank you for sharing the details of your visit with us. While we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our dedicated team, it is concerning that you encountered various shortcomings at Graduate Tempe. Should you find yourself facing any issues throughout your stay, please contact us at any time so we may provide you with the necessary...

Rootstown, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is near everything. So many places to eat and drink and watch sports. The hotel shuttle will drop you off and pick you up. They also provide transportation to and from airport. There is a wonderful diner onsite that serves a great breakfast. They serve lunch and dinner too but we only ate there for breakfast. Everyone has...

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

Dear KarenLynnMiller, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. From hearty omelets to savory breakfast burritos, The Normal Diner offers breakfast-all-day so you can recharge at any time. Should your travels bring you back to Tempe, we would love to have an opportunity to create more memories with you. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rounded out our vacation in Tempe, trying something new. Big mistake! From the moment we walked into the hotel lobby, it has been a disappointing experience. We arrived early and were told that a room on the back side of the hotel, where it is quiet, was not ready. They pointed us to the hotel bar for an over...

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

Dear Missy H, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We regret to hear that you experienced an uncharacteristic stay at Graduate Tempe. The satisfaction of our guests is our first priority. Please feel free to contact our team if you are experiencing any issues throughout your stay, as they would gladly assist you. We hope that your travels...

Reviewed 26 October 2016

I arrived early for my reservation, moving from a conference hotel to The Graduate. When I walked in the door, the hotel clerk, Veronica greeted me and when I said "Hi, I'm early" she said "Yes, I already have a room for you" She had already read my conference name tag and knew my name! I was expecting just to...

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

Dear Vanessa D, We appreciate your kind words. It’s great to hear that our service exceeded your expectations. We will be sure pass along your praises to Veronica. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest at our hotel and we look forward to seeing you in the near future when visiting your daughter. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General...

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 30 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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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 )
Things to do
  • 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: RM338 - RM1,102 (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?
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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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