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225 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6757
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 56 hotels in Tempe
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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. The pool scene will add just the chill you're in town for! 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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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English, Spanish
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sdf710 wrote a review Nov 22
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There was no lighting anywhere near bed, the towel bar fell off the wall, and lots of wallpaper was peeling. The location was great and the staff / service was outstanding, but general maintenance is clearly lacking.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Andrew Harris, General Manager at Graduate Tempe
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for letting us know about your room! I apologize for the state in which you found your room upon arrival. I assure you this is not typical for our property, and we have already put that room out of order pending repairs. We appreciate you bringing this our attention so we can fix it right away. We also appreciate the kind words about our team! We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Paul D wrote a review Nov 16
Palm Springs, California16 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is so focused on the guest. The rates defy the quality of the experience you will have by staying here. I was given help with directions, things to see, wine available to purchase. They were completely helpful and happy to do so.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Andrew Harris, General Manager at Graduate Tempe
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your kind words about our hotel! Staying focused on the guest experience is our primary goal here at this hotel, and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again next time you are in town!
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lukeyballplayer2020 wrote a review Nov 6
Detroit, Michigan1 contribution
It was a Nice room, with a great bed, and even better front desk staff. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and places to eat, in the midst of Covid-19. Excellent little balcony, with a neighborhood view and mountains in the background. Would benefit from a few shelves in the shower.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words about our hotel and our team! I have shared your response with our front office team! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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lovelyzardz wrote a review Oct 2020
San Francisco, California1 contribution
The Graduate Tempe is a very nice hotel with a unique theme that is fun and refreshing. This is not your run of the mill hotel. In addition, the manager Rachel and her staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Andrew Harris, General Manager at Graduate Tempe
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review of our hotel! We love how different we are from other hotels, and we celebrate this uniqueness daily. We appreciate your kind words, and I am passing them on to Rachael and her team! We hope to welcome you again soon!
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ksande591714 wrote a review Sep 2020
Golden, Colorado1 contribution
Upon entering the hotel lobby, My girlfriend and I were immediately overwhelmed by the powerful stench of cheap 1950's Old Spice Colonge! Apparently blown in by the hotel's lobby scent creations. It was a total turn off! Despite the inital entry, the hotel was clean and Neat. Upon entering the room, It was decorated in all 1950's style with strange lamps and facial tapestries hanging above the bed. It was a little unsettling. A couple of the lamps were not working and were in shoddy garage sale like condition! Also, Forget about the water! They charge $5 for a little bottle of water!! Bathrooms were updated and also strange looking. Also, the bed was kind of dirty feeling as it felt as many people were sweating profusely into the mattress and this yuckky feeling is prevalent throughout the mattress itself. It all may be fun for some younger kids, but overall, you're getting less than what you paid for here. Hotel staff was super friendly was about the only upside we experienced here. Persoally, I will not return again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Oct 1, 2020
I cannot apologize enough we were not able to meet your expectations, let alone exceed them. We will follow up on the issues you experienced with the lamps in your room, as well as the concern about the mattress. We do utilize mattress pads, as well as a cover for the mattress itself to prevent any issues such as the one you mentioned, so we will take care to ensure this is not an issue going forward.
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PRICE RANGE
$112 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Twin Palms Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesArizonaCentral ArizonaTempe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
140
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Tempe
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Tempe?
Nearby attractions include Arizona State University (0.6 miles), ASU Gammage Auditorium (0.2 miles), and Arizona State University Art Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Tempe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Tempe?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Graduate Tempe?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Tempe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Snooze an AM Eatery, The Chuckbox, and House of Tricks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Tempe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Graduate Tempe located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Tempe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Graduate Tempe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Graduate Tempe?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Graduate Tempe offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Graduate Tempe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.