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Garrett's Desert Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
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Ranked #45 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Longmont, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, that's the high spot of this motel. I understand from previous reviews that they are updating the rooms a few at a time. Ours apparently hadn't made it into the rotation yet. The bed was possibly the worst bed I have ever slept on. The mattress was almost U shaped, so if you like to sleep cozy in a... More

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical place, although somewhat overrun by tourists and those who cater to them. Still, the light, the food, the museums, the arts and crafts, all make for an enjoyable place to visit and explore, and a home base for making day trips around the countryside. The one big drawback to this popular destination is... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stays 2 nights in early October. Very reasonably priced but did charge $8 per night for outdoor parking. Less than 5 minute walk to the main streets and the Plaza. 10 minute walk to Canyon Rd, home of most of the art galleries. Motel style. Room was adequate. No breakfast. Loved the location/convenience so would recommend it for that alone.

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Covington, TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

arrett's is located within walking distance of the Plaza, and all the attractions in that area, but sadly, that is where the accolades end. It is an older property, one I have stayed in over the past 30 years, so I know it well. While I understand the owner's attempts to remain the "value priced" hotel in the Plaza area,... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
21 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a reasonable lodging close to the Santa Fe plaza; this is the place for you! If you are looking for lodging with a great restaurant on the premises; this is the place for you! However, if you are hoping to see your favorite team or show on TV while in Santa Fe; find a sports... More

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Dallas, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms need updating but realize if they get updated the low prices will assuredly escalate , so I'd rather have a Lower price option. Ground floor room is easy access to unload vehicle Very close to desired attractions, plaza and restaurants, easy parking

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights on a short trip to NM, still the absolute BEST value in Santa Fe to truly be within a short walk to the plaza area. Yes, the clean rooms are a bit dated, but the price cannot be beat. The addition of the Santa Fe Bites and their fantastic chile cheeseburgers is a big plus. The parking... More

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texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just wanted to make a comment about a very positive experience with Adam on front desk last Saturday. He came to our aid when we were in a bit of a 'jam' and was most kind and generous. Wanted to be sure to give him a mention as so often people like that are hard to find! thank you Adam!

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Accommodation throughout Santa Fe is expensive, so we were pleased to find this place at just over $100 per night (breakfast not included). However, charging guests ($8 a night) to park a car in a huge empty space is certainly a novel way of generating extra income. It may well be less expensive than at other Santa Fe hotels, but... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed at Garrett's during a photography workshop in Santa Fe. Chose the location because of its proximity to the central plaza and the workshop site. Its only a 4 minute walk to the central square, Loretto Chapel and Cathedral. The 2 level motel is arranged around the edge of a large open parking lot. It is fully exposed to... More

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David R, General Manager at Garrett's Desert Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Santa Fe. We apologize for your phone not working. Usually, this is something that could be easily remedied. Looking over maintenance tickets for the past few weeks, we didn't show any phone issues, and the phone n this room is working well. Regarding the WiFi, we have recently added... More

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Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garrett's Desert Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Garrett`s Desert Hotel Santa Fe
Garretts Desert Hotel
Garretts Desert Santa Fe

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