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Graduate Tempe

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In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
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Graduate Tempe

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Arizona State University

8.4/10 Very Good

1,028 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is $219
Price available on 2/13/2023
225 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ, 85281

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In University Park
  • Arizona State University - 1 min walk
  • Phoenix Zoo - 11 min drive
  • Desert Botanical Garden - 20 min drive
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square - 20 min drive
  • Chase Field - 19 min drive
  • Footprint Center - 20 min drive
  • Chandler Fashion Center - 18 min drive
  • Phoenix Convention Center - 21 min drive
  • Talking Stick Resort Casino - 20 min drive
  • Camelback Mountain - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (PHX) - 10 min drive
  • Chandler, AZ (CHD-Chandler Municipal) - 21 min drive
  • Mesa, AZ (MSC-Falcon Field Municipal) - 25 min drive
  • Phoenix - Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) - 29 min drive
  • Scottsdale, AZ (SCF) - 30 min drive
  • Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT) - 34 min drive
  • 9th Street Station - 11 min walk
  • Tempe Transportation Center - 16 min walk
  • 6th Street Station - 16 min walk


  • Sacks Sandwiches - 10 min walk
  • The Chuckbox - 10 min walk
  • Phoenicia Cafe - 12 min walk
  • P.F. Chang's - 13 min walk
  • House of Tricks Restaurant - 13 min walk

About this property

Graduate Tempe

Graduate Tempe offers a fantastic location, putting you just steps from Arizona State University. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Graduate Food Hall, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour fitness center, and free bike rentals are other highlights at this upscale hotel. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: 9th Street Station is 11 minutes away.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 140 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 12 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (3950 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Graduate Food Hall - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per accommodation, per night


  • Self parking costs USD 12 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

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Frequently asked questions

Does Graduate Tempe offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Graduate Tempe does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Graduate Tempe?
As of Feb 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Graduate Tempe on Feb 13, 2023 start from $219, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Graduate Tempe?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Graduate Tempe?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Graduate Tempe?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 40 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Graduate Tempe?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 12 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Graduate Tempe?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Graduate Tempe?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Lone Butte Casino (16-min drive) and Casino Arizona (16-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Graduate Tempe and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a 24-hour fitness center and a picnic area. Graduate Tempe also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Graduate Tempe?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Graduate Food Hall. Nearby restaurants include Sacks Sandwiches (10-min walk), The Chuckbox (10-min walk), and Phoenicia Cafe (12-min walk).
Does Graduate Tempe have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Graduate Tempe like?
Graduate Tempe is in University Park, a short 1-minute walk from Arizona State University and 13 minutes' walk from Mill Avenue District. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.



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6/10 Good

Short stay
Stayed for one night. Bed was comfortable and room was quiet but it is some of the little things. The towel rack fell off the wall and had to be put back up, couldn’t find a glass to have a drink of water, hotel was a 20 or 25 minute walk to fun. Was great to have the venue for our event essentially across the street though
Daniel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Norma, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Kathryn, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

i walked in and no person was at the front desk ; when the guy finally ran over and acknowledged me he was very disheveled. he proceeded to check me in; gave me the room key. i wen tup, let myself in, and there were other guests things there as it was an occupied room! that made me feel uneasy to eventually leave my things.... i came back down and when i explained he said to me "did you look around and see if they were packing up to leave?" "NO!" whay would i snoop around another guests things!!! and would someone do that to my things!!! will not be back, glad my stay was brief
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Vibe, Great Service, Good Value
Overall, we loved this place. We were referred here by locals we met while on vacation in Tempe. The staff is super friendly and ready to help with anything. The decor was fun and retro-modern, though parts of the room were looking well-used and a bit worn (missing hand rail in the elevator, bathroom door trim, peeling wallpaper, etc.). The Food Hall has a small menu, though everything was super tasty and the service was great. The bed pillows really are my only complaint...they just weren't very comfy. The location really can't be beat...convenient to the airport and everything downtown. Would stay here again.
Kimberly, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the retro look, very clean. Super comfortable beds and a hot shower to enjoy after a long day. The restaurant looked good and we would have liked to have eaten there but we had plans with some friends so missed it this time. Shuttle was offered but we didn't need it this time. The pool area and hot tub were lovely although too chilly this time of year to utilize. All in all a great stay. Thanks!
Carissa, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Timothy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Leigh, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Angela, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not the best Graduate
This graduate hotel did not hold up to the standard of other Graduates. It was a bit disappointing overall.
Jay, 1-night family trip
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