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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Jackie S
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank 659francesg
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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The hotel is outdated, but clean and close to everything.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... More 

Thank Terri K
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 :)

4 Thank BethanyNOLA
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank vcriel
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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... More 

7 Thank kay0ss

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West Hollywood, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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... More 

4 Thank BWolfe13
Big Spring, Texas
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank beverkyl

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Golf Course
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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: $105 - $184 (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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“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
“The low 100’s and 200’s are the rooms adjacent to the pool area. Vending and ice machine are next to rooms 101-102.”
 of 5 bubbles Ello0491, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
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