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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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#8 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
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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kemisaz wrote a review Jul 25
New York City, New York2 contributions
The employees were the star of this hotel, everyone was friendly and helpful and went above and beyond to help us out. We stayed at the graduate for a girls getaway and to meet up with friends who live in scottsdale. The hotel isn't 'close' to anything but the university, so it's perfect for campus visits and activities! We definitely could have walked to Mill Ave shops and restaurants if the street car was running OR if it wasn't the middle of July and 110 degrees haha! Ubers were $10 and 10 minutes to Old Town Scottsdale or downtown phoenix so that was where we ended up! Compared to other Graduates, this is an older property, wouldn't recommend for long stays. But okay for quick trips, there's a medium size pool and a hot tub. The restaurant wasn't open due to COVID but the menu and decor looked good. The wifi worked great. the beds were comfy. The AC is very close to the head of the bed, so I wouldn't recommend for families of four or someone's face is going to be <12" from the unit. The balcony only had one chair, we pulled out a stool for two people to sit.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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vnevarez0 wrote a review Jul 21
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Our stay at the graduate was great! Staff was extremely helpful. We checked in late at night and the front desk lady was very friendly. The rooms were decorated nicely and everything was clean. We will be back!
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Response from Andrew Harris, General Manager at Graduate Tempe
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and that you found our hotel to be clean and our team hospitable. We hope to welcome you back very soon!
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D4803RFdawnc wrote a review Jul 14
California Desert, California5 contributions
The Graduate Tempe is a great hotel to stay at while visiting Tempe,AZ it is conveniently located across the street from ASU and within walking distance from Mill Ave. The hotel is clean and the staff is very helpful and friendly! The price is great too!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Andrew Harris, General Manager at Graduate Tempe
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for your kind review of our hotel! We sincerely appreciate the feedback, and we hope to see you again very soon! We are excited to announce the Normal Bar on property will be opening in August. We can't wait to welcome you back!
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rmurph868380 wrote a review Jul 12
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Ac - barely functioning Bathroom- warm and hot water only...could barely catch a cold flow. Bedroom - T.v. wasnt working. And woke up with multiple insect bites. Site offers free breakfast and free parking. Both, false advertisements. Rude/discrimination behavior from male receptionist Original hours for trip is 4hrs but due an accident on the freeway at mile marker 255...50 miles before phnx..waited 2hrs in traffic at a stand still in 107 heat. All the end up with this place and its troubles
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for letting us know, and I sincerely apologize for everything you experienced during your stay with us. I had responded to your survey previously, but we never heard back from you. We want to ensure you that we take everything you highlighted very seriously. We did refund your room and tax, but we would still like to discuss some of the matters you mentioned to ensure we have corrected everything. Please feel free to reach out at your convenience.
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Maxi C wrote a review Jun 2021
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The Graduate Tempe is a hidden gem that will give you all the vibes from AZ yet still feel like you are staying at a cozy private Hotel where everyone knows your name and is willing to help. If you are looking for an event space, whatever type of event corporate, weddings etc. You will not be disappointed with the space and the space lookout! Yet what makes the Graduate Tempe is the level of customer service, integrity and passion for going the extra mile. Cynthia from Marketing is so knowledgeable, timely and organized. She really made sure myself and my client knew all the details, pricing and etc. Which was really helpful! Again everyone at the front desk,Emily,Andrew,Sydney,Seth,Leanna 5 stars! Let me also say Clay the facilities person was so helpful in setting up any last minute plugs that we might have forgotten. Truly All of them are Rockstars!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Andrew Harris, General Manager at Graduate Tempe
Responded Jun 10, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words, Maxi! We are so pleased your event went well and you found our team easy to work with. We appreciate your business, and we hope to see you and your team again soon!
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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 A.M. 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.