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Garrett's Desert Inn

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The facility is located within walking distance of "everything" in Sant Fe. The location is outstanding. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and comfortable. The facility is old and needs a nice face lift. The entrance to rooms is from the outside with each room having its own outside door. However we were told the place...

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Byron Bay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've finally got it together enough to take a trip to Santa Fe and you're now freaking out at the prices of accommodation .. I would highly recommend you think about staying here. If you're like me, then you wanted to stay in a place with the traditional Santa Fe architecture .. but when you realise it will cost...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start out, I have stayed here several times before when I travel alone, So I know what I signed up for. It is a basic motel room,easy checking/out, walking distance to the Plaza,clean,adequate wifi,quiet for the most part,ample parking for $8,good shower,large vanity area,in room coffee service at a great price. On the flip side,the bed linens and pillows...

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4Thank Robert D
Littleton Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is nice, and the exterior and the lobby are not bad, but this room is gross and smells. The loud motors out on alameda aren't being drowned out by the humming of the air unit either. Ambien better kick in soon.

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5Thank M0untainH0me
CHICAGO
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Garrett's Desert Inn is really one of those places where what you see is what you get. It is simple, clean lodging in a great location within walking distance of downtown Santa Fe. Yes, they now charge for parking but a reasonable $8/day. The staff is friendly and helpful. It really fulfills our needs for lodging.

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1Thank TERENCE D
Stillwater OK
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a great location, right off the Plaza area so things are in walking distance. The restaurant, Santa Fe Bites, is very good too. The rooms are a bit dated but clean and the dressing area has character and great hanging space. The big complaint was having to pay for parking in addition the room rate. I wasn't expecting...

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1Thank chart57
Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Do. Not. Stay. Here. Yes its run down, but I don't mind that. What I DO mind is that it's DIRTY...as in the bathroom counter is covered in black hairs and gawd knows what else. When I called the desk and complained, they offered to move us but when I went and looked at that room it was dirty too....

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Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

2 day stay. Location is a "5" - very close to downtown area. Service is a "5" ' - guy didn't even blink when I checked in at 11AM. Room was clean, bed comfortable and not dated - that's at least a "3": and in my book, good enough for a "4" by me (I'm easy). If you're into stuffy...

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1Thank LakesideDon
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...

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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.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $153 - $214 (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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“No stairs so request first floor if that is an issue.”
756marylua, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Second floor get good sunlight (no elevator)”
robertdZ8810WE, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“first floor unless you want to use the stairs”
lindaavogel, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I heard that it does not have elevator, so I chose downstairs”
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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