Set against the backdrop of the South Mountains and adjacent to the Arizona State University campus, Graduate Tempe creates a playful atmosphere. The lobby of the hotel has a tribal desert look, with bold, colourful stripe patterns on the furniture. Behind the front desk is a large-scale ant farm, co-created by ASU's life science students, and one wall is covered entirely with artwork, sourced from the ASU art department.
Guest rooms continue the tribal theme and are furnished with refrigerators, coffee makers, vivid colours and comfortable bedding. The hotel is home to an outdoor pool, a hot tub and two restaurants. Try the Normal diner for pancakes or Tapacubo for dishes inspired by Mexican street food.
Don't forget to visit the rooftop bar, featuring some of the best views of the mountains and the nearby campus. On warmer days, the pool is a refreshing respite from the heat.
This hotel is a great alternative to pricier hotel options in Scottsdale, which is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Scottsdale is known for its vibrant nightlife, shopping district, art galleries and high-end restaurants. Drive another 10 minutes and visit the McDowell Sonoran Preserve; it's a great family activity and rated as the top attraction in Scottsdale by users on TripAdvisor.
From the press:
“The hotel has views of nearly every mountain range in the area” -- AZCentral
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
Complimentary airport transfer
Complimentary shuttle service
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Children and additional guests
Children under 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Pack and Play available on request, free of charge.
Extra bed available on request and in king bed rooms only: $10 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets are allowed on request (under 50lbs) and will be charged $25 per day on checkout.
There will be a $100 authorization deposit on the guest card upon check-in, refundable upon checkout.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Contact the hotel for their complimentary airport shuttle. If driving, the hotel is 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport -- parking is complimentary. A taxi from the airport to the hotel is approximately $40 one way.
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