$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 26, 2014 Check-out: Sep 27, 2014

Graduate Tempe

3 stars
225 E Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
14 reviews
Week of ASU

No free internet or breakfast, but had everything needed and was clean. Good place and great location. See full review

  • LiketoTravelCA
  • Mar 22, 2014
Good stay

This hotel had an excellent location, right across the street from Arizona State University. The... See full review

  • nationaldoublesracquetbal
  • Feb 17, 2014
Youll 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 youre in town for! Check in and check out The Normal, where diner-chic meets moms homemade favorites all under one cozy cool roof. From breakfast-all-day to homespun soups, share-worthy sandwiches, and tasty shakes " were 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 youre coming. So whether youre dropping in for a show, showing off the alma mater or have a to-do here in town, were here to make it memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you to and around Tempes finest " so that you feel like a local, at home again " even if its your first time here. Our rooms are ready for a night like youve 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.

Hotel Map

33.4143 -111.936
Area served
Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale & Chandler, plus stopping off point for other areas of scenic Arizona
Nearby airports
Phoenix International Sky Harbor
Area description
4 miles from the airport-less than a 15 minute drive; 1/2 mile south of Old Town Tempe- a wide assortment of great restaurants, shops and nightlife. 3 miles from two excellent shopping malls- the Tempe Market Place & the Arizona Mills Mall. New, light rail system provides transportation through Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. (easy access to downtown Phoenix, airport & sports facilities.) The hotel is very close to four major league baseball spring training facilities; the Giants, Angels, Athletics & Cubs. Grocery store within 1 mile. Gas station 1/2 mile from the hotel.

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Graduate Tempe Rooms

Campus View King
Many of our Campus View King rooms provide guests with direct sights of ASUs Sun Devil Stadium and Gammage theater (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright!). Each room has a private patio that is the perfect spot for guests to relax on Solair lounge chairs as they watch the desert take on the Arizona sunsets. The interiors sport classic 1970s reproductions including nightstands inspired by retro stereo speakers and lush comfy easy chairs.
Standard Double Queen
Our Standard Double Queen rooms have a private patio that is the perfect spot for guests to relax on Solair lounge chairs as they unwind. The interiors sport classic 1970s reproductions including nightstands inspired by retro stereo speakers and lush comfy easy chairs.
Standard King
ur Standard King rooms have a private patio that is the perfect spot for guests to relax on Solair lounge chairs as they unwind. The interiors sport classic 1970s reproductions including nightstands inspired by retro stereo speakers and lush comfy easy chairs.
Campus View Double Queen
Many of our Campus View Double-Queen rooms provide guests with direct sights of ASUs Sun Devil Stadium and Gammage theater (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright!). Each room has a private patio that is the perfect spot for guests to relax on Solair lounge chairs as they watch the desert take on the Arizona sunsets. The interiors sport classic 1970s reproductions including nightstands inspired by retro stereo speakers and lush comfy easy chairs.
Garden View Double Queen
Our Garden View Double-Queen Rooms provide guests with sights of a quiet mid-century American desert community. Each room is stocked with a sense of adventure, inspired artwork, and a hint of desert chic amid triple white sheeting and many postcard perfect details.
Garden View King
Our Garden View King rooms provide guests with sights of a quiet mid-century American desert community. Garden View King rooms come with a private patio that is outfitted with Solair lounge chairs for guests to relax while being surrounded by classic Arizona greenery. Our rooms are stocked with a sense of adventure, inspired artwork, and a hint of desert chic amid triple white sheeting and many postcard perfect details.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Brailled elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Sun Devil Stadium: 0.8 mi
  • Wells Fargo Arena: 1,149.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
We have one meeting rooms...

Dining

P F Changs
Chinese Bistro
Chili's
American family restaurant
Big Fat Greek restaurant
Greek-style cuisine
Gordon Biersch
Micro brewery and restaurant
Rula Bula
Authentic Irish cuisine & pub
Chuck Box
Great hamburgers!!!
Monti's La Casa Vieja
Steak house and Arizona landmark--authentic 1800's bar
El Penasco
Mom & pop Mexican restaurant--home-made mexican food
Macayo's Depot Cantina
Great mexican food chain-style restaurant
Oregano's
Best gourmet pizza you will ever eat!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (14)

Ratings and reviews for Graduate Tempe

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.1

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
gigibeth
New Orleans,La
Apr 4, 2014

Not what is advertised

The TV was broken and the pool was "out of order". The room was clean and comfortable and it was near nice restaurants, but the staff was a bit curt.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Boa was outstanding!!!!

Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
gigibeth
New Orleans,La
Mar 30, 2014

Great location

Twin Palms is across the street from ASU and a short walk to the great cafes on Mill Ave and it had laundry

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Boa was excelente

Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Gimby
Business
Portland, Oregon
Mar 27, 2014

Not great for the price.

This hotel is about equal to a nice Motel 6. Customer service was lacking. I paid $168.68 including taxes so I expected a little better. We arrived at about 1:30 pm but since it was not 3:00 we couldn't check in. They did offer to hold our bags. The front desk seemed Inconvenienced when we asked for a room with 2 queen beds. (2 business associates sharing a room, but preferred not to share a bed.) The place was clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Down Mill approx 1 mile away from the hotel, is a great little district for dining & shopping.

Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LiketoTravelCA
Business
Oakland, CA
Mar 22, 2014

Week of ASU

No free internet or breakfast, but had everything needed and was clean. Good place and great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
No going back
California
Mar 3, 2014

Where not to stay.

Nothing for the high price. Stuffy and hot in hallways. Hot room. Air conditioner could not cool room. Sink drain didn't work. Room was not cleaned during the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Fiftyone
Tempe, AZ
Feb 17, 2014

Not what I expected

The pictures are not like the hotel ! I got a room with one queen bed , I asked ahead of time if I got one bed instead of two , is it the same size room? I was told yes. The room was so small!!! Like a bedroom in my house! The TV was very old and the picture was horrible. I had paid 2 nights so I was stuck with both nights. But I left after one and paid for another hotel the 2nd night, it was that bad to me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nationaldoublesracquetbal
Colorado
Feb 17, 2014

Good stay

This hotel had an excellent location, right across the street from Arizona State University. The carpets could have been cleaner, but otherwise the room was clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Football Fanatic
So. Cal
Dec 30, 2013

Okay getaway

The Staff we're friendly and helpful, but the overall experience was just okay. Probably wouldn't stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Buck Buckz
Business
Millbrook, NY
Apr 1, 2013

Work and pleasure near ASU

We had a very pleasant experience at the hotel. We enjoyed the view from the balcony (as well as the access to ASU's guest internet, rather than paying through the hotel). Nice hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Graduate Tempe

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
o'reilly little dog
Pine, AZ
Nov 15, 2012

Walk to Gammage

We wanted to have a few drinks and dinner before a Gammage performance. Your shuttle to Cafe Boa was fabulous. Picked us up on time to change and walk to performance. No parking hassle or DUI! Thanks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Gammage

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