A Desert Retreat in Wildcat Country

Rekindle the spirit of your alma mater at the smartest place to stay in town. Nestled in the heart of campus, Graduate Tucson is close to everywhere Wildcats want to be, and just a short trip from downtown and historic Fourth Avenue.

Guest rooms celebrate the natural flora and fauna of the region with pops of color against neutral backdrops. Accents of natural materials such as leather, wood and textiles blend together to create a modern space that’s distinctly Southwest.

In the lobby, a vibrant desert sunset scene illuminates the front desk, while giant cacti and woven textiles make the bright, open interior about more than the natural sunlight. While you’re here, relax at the terrazo communal table and make yourself at home at Poindexter, our onsite café. Or head to the rooftop for a drink or a swim.

So whether you’re in town rallying for a Wildcats win, exploring campus or soaking up the Southwestern sun, we’re here to make your stay memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip-smart staff are happy to provide you recommendations around Tucson so you’ll feel like a local even if it’s your first time in town.

Welcome to Graduate Tucson!

Rooftop Pool

Cool off in our rooftop pool or catch some rays and sip on a Cactus Water on our loungers, with views of Mt. Lemmon and Arizona Stadium. Our outdoor pool deck is key-card access only.

Pet Friendly

We love furry friends (probably a little more than the next guy) and would never ask you leave them at home during your travels.  Add a pet to your booking for $35 per night.


After a long drive, don’t worry about parking. We’ll valet the car for you and retrieve it when you’ve checked out. You’ll have unlimited in and out privileges for a total of $29.00 per night.

Just stopping by for the day? Pay just $12 (our daily rate).

Guests who need assistance with transportation or who have special needs are able to make arrangements at our Front Desk.

Check In, Check Out

Our standard check-in time is 4 pm. Checkout is 11 am. To request an earlier check-in or later checkout, please give us a call.

complementary bikes at Graduate Tucson
complementary bikes at Graduate Tucson


Explore Tucson on two wheels. Complimentary bike rentals are available through our Front Desk, based on availability.

Work up a sweat

Lace up your sneaks to get that heart rate up or pump iron anytime you please in our 24-hour fitness center. Located on the seventh floor, our gym is fully equipped with treadmills, rowing machines and Peloton bikes.

Curated Collection of Local Art

Local art is on display in our hotel that tells the story of both Tucson and the Sonoran Desert.  Featuring Desert Landscape Art, Native American Art, and Modern Sketch Art.  A great representation of the eclectic art scene found in Tucson.

Button Ballroom set for an event
Button Ballroom set for an event

Button Ballroom

At more than 2,700 square feet, the Button Ballroom can accommodate up to 150 guests in a private interior space. With a folded felt ceiling and neutral colors and décor, this room can transform to suit any large event, from weddings and galas to banquets and conferences. It can also be partitioned off for partial rentals, creating a more intimate space for smaller groups.