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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to be near the Plaza in the center of old Santa Fe. We spied Garrett's Desert Inn on a corner. Its New Mexico architecture attracted us, as did the location. The rooms are large but somewhat out-dated. Tiny bathroom and dated furniture. That was reflected in the relatively reasonable price. Would we stay there again? Possibly, but I...

Thank lindaavogel
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great price for this cozy motel, especially considering the location being easily walkable to the plaza and canyon road. One block from Loretto Chapel. Parking is $8 but anywhere downtown has parking fees. I would definately stay here again.

Thank mcsh41
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 20 February 2017

When most people take the time to write a review, it is because they feel the need to complain about a place. I am sort of an odd duck; I prefer to give people both the good and bad.. This place is the cheapest hotel near the Plaza; and sadly it shows. And as someone else stated; I was not...

4Thank Sew_Beckie
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 31 December 2016

OK, the plus is that this is the cheapest place within walking distance of the plaza. The room was mostly clean, so that was good, too. As for the rest, all I kept thinking was that management couldn't be bothered to do a lot of things. The in-room coffee maker had every part but the maker. Yes, a carafe, filter...

5Thank Nora H
Evergreen, Colorado
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

When I was looking for a place for us to spend the night in Santa Fe I like to try different places. I've seen the name Garrett's Dessert Lodge for many years on Tripadvisor and I thought we might give it a try, the price was right. The pictures certainly don't represent the rooms. They don't show the cigarette holes...

4Thank tab32588
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Clean, cozy rooms, good price. Great location within 3-15 minutes walking to places if you want to visit: as Loretto chapel (about 3 minutes), San Miguel chapel (2 minutes), plaza, Palace of the governors (15-16 minutes), Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (7 minutes)...

Thank thdo
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Picked this hotel due to its proximity to the town. Not disappointed as the walk was only five minutes - worth paying a little more as the rest of the hotels are a long way out of town. Staff most helpful.

Thank Clare B
Winter Haven, Florida
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Clean, comfortable room. Friendly staff with a casual restaurant on site. Two and a half blocks to the Plaza with many vendors and more great restaurants. Casual entertainment on the Plaza. The place to shop for beautiful jewelry. Be selective in your jewelry purchases. The Native American Indians that are under the canopy of the Plaza of Governors are Certified...

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This ageing hotel is perfect for being near the centre of Santa Fe without commanding the prices of the more upmarket hotels. Set in a quadrangle around the parking area, the rooms are spacious and have everything one needs. No frills and as I said a little dated.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is outdated, but clean and close to everything. The staff are friendly and helpful and rates are reasonable for location alone. You pay $8 for parking, which is weird but if you add it to the room rate, it isn't a big deal. While the rooms could use new bedding and better TVs, the bathrooms have been renovated...

Thank Terri K

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Garrett's Desert Inn - a Santa Fe motel in the heart of town. ~ A Route 66 Santa Fe Motel right in heart of Santa Fe, sitting three blocks from the end of the Santa Fe Trail. Now under new management since Oct 2013. Serious downtown value. ~ a classic Route 66 "motor-court" motel with front of the room parking, has been the go-to bargain accommodations for downtown Santa Fe. ~ with the famous "Bite" all-day restaurant featuring its renowned "Best of Santa Fe" burgers and malts. ~ one of the most affordable pet friendly Santa Fe hotels, ~ heated swimming pool and plenty of sun open late May to late September. ~ three blocks or less to 1. The Plaza 2. Palace of the Governors 3. Cathedral and its chiming bells 4. Loretto Chapel 5. The three downtown museums 6. Canyon Road and its 80 plus galleries - a visual feast of a walk 7. Oldest house in Santa Fe 8. Forty - yes 40- restaurants. ~ Right by the end of the Santa Fe trail. ~ Imagine what has passed us by. We're not fancy - we're "right there - in the heart of it" Locally owned since 1957. Giving Back with Every Stay It is our mission to support non-profits by hosting community environmental and political groups, book readings, lectures, meetings, yoga, and meditation - - the essence of living here in Santa Fe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garrett's Desert Inn

Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Price Range: $126 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garrett's Desert Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Garrett`s Desert Hotel Santa Fe
Garretts Desert Hotel
Garretts Desert Santa Fe
Garrett's Desert Inn Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“first floor unless you want to use the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles lindaavogel, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I heard that it does not have elevator, so I chose downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles thdo, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They charge $8.00 a day to park which is cheaper than most hotels in this area.”
 of 5 bubbles R4732LTjackies, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“second floor”
 of 5 bubbles BWolfe13, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms not worth the climb. View of the parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles jmckphil, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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