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redondo beach, ca
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was looking to stay something near ASU that I thought would be a nice place that might have some "charm" not a "cookie cutter" chain. This place was well located to attend our ASU activities. The decor was nicely done. However, the service at the front desk and restaurant were not very good. The shuttle did not seem to be...

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Wexford, Pa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son's attend ASU and we visit regularly. On our last visit, we stayed at the Graduate. What a fun and unique hotel! The staff was extremely kind (gave us water bottles) and the cafe next door was delicious.

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

Dear deborahm930, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. Due to the delicious Normal Diner and our proximity to Arizona State University’s campus, Graduate Tempe provides a comfortable and convenient stay for our guests. It was a pleasure having you in Tempe, and we look forward to seeing you during your next visit. Go Sun...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend had stayed here and said how cool it was. It was that and more! It was like a Disneyworld set where everything was thought of to follow on the college theme (pennant for a do not disturb sign, student ID card for the room key, etc.). Beautiful pool and spa, complimentary cruiser bikes, awesome location on the ASU...

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

Dear KiwiBilly330, We appreciate you sharing the details of your experience with us. Graduate Tempe’s convenient location near the ASU campus and Mill Avenue allows our guests to easily explore the local attractions. Our colorful bicycles provide our guests with a unique and fun way to journey through the streets of Tempe. We enjoyed having you, and we are already...

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed at The Graduate several times when attending ASU events. It's normally reasonably priced, comfortable, and well located. Recently we were disappointed when the rates increased substantially. Then during our last stay both of their restaurants were out of order. The bar was closed because of a power outage, and the next morning the breakfast restaurant wasn't open...

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

Dear Victois, Thank you for sharing such valuable feedback with us. We appreciate you being such a loyal friend to Graduate Tempe throughout the years. However, it is disappointing to discover that we failed to meet your expectations during your recent stay. We pride ourselves on our exceptional service and attention to detail, and we apologize that this was not...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my daughter to ASU for a college visit and couldn't be more thrilled with Graduate. Decor was unique and cute, people were super friendly. Location is directly across the street from the college. Late check in was no problem and the diner was yummy breakfast. Look no further.

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

Dear TravelinWith4Kids, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us. Our proximity to Arizona State University’s campus allows for a convenient visit for our guests. It was a pleasure having you and your daughter at Graduate Tempe and we invite you to join us again for another unforgettable stay. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

Sedona, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So...I've given the Graduate several chances, but really there are SO many better hotels in Tempe and so I'm not gong back. If the Graduate spent as much time on service and the guest experience as they do trying to be 'hip and fun', it would be an amazing hotel. Are the rooms kinda small? Yeah, but I get that,...

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

Dear EnglishLight, We appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. It is disappointing to hear that your recent stay at Graduate Tempe was less than ideal. From the faulty air conditioner in your room to the uncharacteristic level of service that you experienced, we apologize for the subpar visit. We pride ourselves on our pristine...

Providence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here three nights during a meeting at ASU. I will admit that my first impressions weren't great. Their shuttle from the airport never showed up, there was a lot of confusion at check in on rates and what type of room, and when I got to the room housekeeping had forgotten to refill any of the amenities. But...

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

Dear Jim R, We appreciate you sharing your review with us. While we are pleased that you enjoyed our comfortable accommodations and dedicated staff, it is concerning to hear that you encountered a few challenges at the beginning of your stay. We are thrilled that our team was able to resolve these issues in a timely manner and we apologize...

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Room was very clean and neat, everything was organized and put in the right place. Very friendly atmosphere. Customer service was great and felt very welcoming by the front desk. Would definitely come back again and stay with my family.

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

Dear Sonia N, It was a pleasure reading your lovely review. While our convenient location near Mill Avenue is an attractive aspect of Graduate Tempe, it is the unrivaled service of our team that truly draws visitors to our eclectic hotel. We enjoyed your company and hope that you will visit our desert paradise again soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General...

Calhoun, Georgia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Easy scheduling, check-in, and clean and delightfully- decorated accommodations. Loved the area, too. Will definitely return, and would heartily recommend to others. The atmosphere is kind of retro, reminiscent of mid-20th century to the 70's. The scholastic theme and display of art is so cool. Down to the wallpaper in the bath!

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

Dear GoMama63, Thank you for providing such a pleasant review. We are thrilled to hear that you appreciated our 1970’s reproductions. Our accommodations include retro furnishings such as nightstands inspired by retro speakers and comfy easy chairs. We look forward to having you back at the nostalgic Graduate Tempe someday soon. Sincerely, Trent Collicott General Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 January 2017

What a great experience, it was our first stay at a boutique hotel and what a great surprise. Even though the airport shuttle wasn’t running, they accommodated us by arranging alternate transportation rather than leaving us stranded like other hotels have. Upon arrival we were greeted by staff that genuinely love representing the hotel and serving guests. Like Dan the...

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

Dear ustravelpro, We are honored that you chose Graduate Tempe for your first boutique hotel stay. While the retro décor attracts guests from across the country, the exceptional service of our team truly allows for a memorable escape. We will be sure to pass along your kind praises to Dan. It was a pleasuring having you in Tempe and we...

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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 )
  • Paid Internet
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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: $142 - $520 (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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“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
“the rooms at the back of the hotel are a little quieter...”
 of 5 bubbles EnglishLight, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles GoHabsGo24Cups, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a campus queen view!”
 of 5 bubbles 774djr, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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