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Graduate Tempe

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Sedona, Arizona
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 26 January 2017

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...

Madison
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Straightforward, nothing flashy, tastefully appointed, clean, a good value, and in a great location if visiting the ASU campus. Perhaps the best things about this place, however, are the awesome taco/margarita bar on one end and the Normal Diner on the other.

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

Dear Cris C, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to discover that you had the opportunity to relax with a refreshment at our rooftop bar overlooking the ASU campus. Tapacubo is the ideal place to unwind and experience our flavorful scratch tacos. We invite you back to Tempe for an opportunity to explore all that...

Montreal
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Stayed at the hotel for three days in December 2016. I had a small customer service issue, but the management more than made up for it. Excellent location if you have anything to do at ASU. Also, the staff is very courteous and customer service oriented. Bottom line: Next time I go back to Tempe I am staying at the...

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

Dear GoHabsGo24Cups, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and are pleased to hear that our team was able to resolve the challenge that you encountered in a timely manner. Graduate Tempe’s proximity to Arizona State University allows our guests to conveniently stroll the campus or visit with friends and family members attending the university....

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had a fabulous time. The customer service was excellent. I would totally recommend this hotel to friends and family. My daughter loved the pool, and the staff was really friendly. They went above and beyond to accommodate us.

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

Dear ren5h, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us and are delighted to discover that you and your daughter were able to enjoy a memorable escape at Graduate Tempe. While our refreshing outdoor pool provides hours of fun under the sun, the exceptional service of our team truly allows for an enjoyable stay. We look...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This hotel was quite a surprise for the price. I was amazed at how nice this hotel turned out to be. The staff was great, the restaurant was great and it was nice and quite. If I ever need a hote in Tempe again, I will be sure to book at the Graduate. Everything was above and beyond my expectations.

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

Dear Muga801, We appreciate your thoughtful review and are pleased to hear that your expectations were exceeded during your time at Graduate Tempe. Whether you are seeking margaritas and guacamole from Tapacubo or are craving homemade classics from The Normal Diner, we provide a variety of culinary offerings that are sure to leave you satisfied. It was a pleasure serving...

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first stay at the hotel, but I have been visiting Tapacubo since they opened. Hotel is super cute! Wish you guys sold some of the cute things from the room, laundry bag, do not disturb sign & I loved the shampoo and conditioner. Staying there with my visiting sister, I was super excited for her to eat...

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

Dear ripley66, It was a pleasure to read your review. We are thrilled to hear that you had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal with your sister at Tapacubo. However, we regret that your expectations were not fully met regarding our current menu. We highly value our guests’ comments and will be sure to take them into consideration as...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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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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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: $140 - $515 (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
“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
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