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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This may not be the most romantic historical hotel in Santa Fe, but it is so close to the plaza, and is clean and cute. The prices are so much more reasonable than the surrounding hotels, and this is just as nice. Haley, at the front desk, could not have been more accomodating. Don't overlook this place.

2Thank vcriel
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is a terrific little "Inn" with that old hotel feel of pulling up the car to the door but it fits perfectly into the vibe and feel of Santa Fe. It's in a great location that allows you to walk around Santa Fe and be near awesome food, shops, drinks, art galleries, local hubs and more! Great spot to...

2Thank Brooks R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Travelling Route 66. This was the most expensive motel on the trip. The room was ok but the bathroom was not up to standard. The thing that really shocked me was the $8 charge for parking the car. Why does a MOTEL charge for parking? Isn't the whole point that you bring your car? I did bring this up when...

7Thank kay0ss
West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have stayed here now several times and have been very happy with it. Location is perfect, several blocks from the main Plaza, and the rate very enticing!! Everything is outdated including the small TV. You park your car and you can walk everywhere. There is no charge for guest parking. Rooms are 3 star, plastic chairs that are ugly...

4Thank BWolfe13
Big Spring, Texas
Reviewed 24 July 2016

W loved our stay here. It is old and quaint, it is very reasonable and two blocks from the Plaza. Beds were wonderful, bath and room very clear. We had a lovely maid. She gave us ideas of places to visit. They charge for Parking, but cheaper than the parking meters.

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, the positives. Well located. 2 blocks from the Plaza. Also, very reasonable cost. Rooms were clean, but outdated. Carpets seemed pretty dirty and beds need replacing, but otherwise it is quite clean and well maintained. I think with some small upgrades, this place would be a real gem.

2Thank Edchelle5
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Really good deal for downtown santa fe.Super nice staff,,really helpful..Within walking distance to anywhere downtown..Had great time at the pool.Dont remember her name, but blond girl working front desk went out of her way to help us figure out where to eat and visit. Definitely staying there again. As far as the parking fee everyone gripes about,,we didn't have a...

Thank bikerkenny
Clayton, New York
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This jewel in Santa Fe could easily be your home for a week. We loved the beds. The mattresses were very comfortable. The pool is exactly what you imagine and not heated. We enjoyed the location! Easy walks to the Plaza and great restaurants. Spend your money doing other things in Santa Fe, not on an overpriced room. This is...

1Thank cingalemille
Enid, Oklahoma
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This is an older hotel that was updated some time back. It's seriously in need of another remodel. The beds are sub par. The cement in front of the rooms is flaking apart. There is no elevator for upstairs rooms. There is no breakfast. But to top it all off, there is a large parking lot that was half empty...

6Thank myalinski
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I stayed here for three nights at the end of April with a group and we got a great group rate. The room had a queen bed and was adequate with a microwave and refrigerator. I had to plug in the refrigerator when I arrived. The refrigerator was so noisy I would turn it off at night and then plug...

4Thank SandyG46

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: $102 - $185 (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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“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
“1st floor old fashioned motor court access”
 of 5 bubbles SaraF742, 7 May 2016 | Read review
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