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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Evergreen, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 11 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)...

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 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.

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Winter Haven, Florida
Reviewed 18 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...

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Okehampton
Reviewed 16 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The hotel is outdated, but clean and close to everything.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...

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Booked late on a busy night, upgraded to the king suite for $150/night, so much space! Cool bat nested outside our room so figured the suite doesn't get booked much. Dated but clean, bed was comfy, if u sleep walk u might end up at the plaza bc u r so centrally located :)

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4Thank BethanyNOLA
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.

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2Thank vcriel
Reviewed 15 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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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 Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2707
Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Price Range: $97 - $170 (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.”
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“second floor”
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“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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