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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bradford
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friendly and well maintained hotel with good facilities (no breakfast on-site excepting weekends - a very short walk to Santa Fe Square can easily remedy this). Lovely pool and good wifi. Super Stuff!

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Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stay in this hotel every year when I visit Santa Fe for Indian Market. It is an excellent location to walk to everything. It is an older motel, but the staff is always friendly and the room clean. The lobby always has brewed coffee and it is excellent coffee. This is a Route 66 hotel. The 315 Bistro next... More

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Golden, Colorado
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120 reviews 120 reviews
26 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, it is in the heart of Santa Fe, walking distance to the plaza. It is clean, great parking, although they charge a minimal fee but I suppose that is worth it. Many cities charge a parking fee anyway, so decide for yourself, great location vs. not so great and try and find a place to park... More

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garretts is in a PRIME location. Easy walk to the Plaza but far enough away to be quiet. It is an "old school" style motel. Our room was huge and clean. The bed was comfortable. Towels could be upgraded, though. The staff was very informative and gave us great recommendations for restaurants not in the Plaza. It is not plush... More

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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is an oldie, but goodie. We have stayed there many times and have always found it quiet and comfortable. It is in easy walking distance from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, which adds to its attraction. If there are any downsides to the place, it would be that the televisions are of the near obsolete CRT variety, small... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well....the hotel was cheap by Santa Fe standards, but the cheap price also came with dusty tube TVs and greasy remotes, holes in the carpet, cracked tile, thin towels and thin sheets that never stayed in place. The 1980's merlot colored bedpreads and pillows were suspect. The thin slit in the door where planks had separated let in cigarette smoke... More

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South Florida, Florida
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33 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santa Fe, NM is a gorgeous and expensive city. Lucky for us Garret’s Desert Inn can help our bleeding wallets a bit. Although the hotel has nothing to show for, both architecturally and aesthetically speaking, it competes on location with many pricier hotels in the area. Garret’s Desert Inn is perfectly located within walking distance to all the important sights... More

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just got back from Garrett's in Santa Fe. It is extremely convenient to the plaza and shopping BUT although basically clean, the bathrooms are old and need some bleach in the grout-yes mold .... also as they are old bathrooms the quickest fix would be the arced shower rod, it's an inexpensive fix to give the tub/shower a little more... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Room was Dirty. Wifi access was intermittent, made it impossible as a business hotel. Bathroom was awful, showered in ankle deep water, old hotel with no real place to "get ready" hairdryer and curling iron in sink kind of day. Filthy--I put a towel down for my suitcase.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My name is Daniel. My fiance and I stayed overnight on 6/20/14 thru 6/21/14. The room had nasty, dirty stains on the bedspread, there was a pet-urine stain on the rug, the receptionist told us they were sold out, but actually had newer renovated rooms that they could have moved us to. When I told them, they said there was... More

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

I have already responded to this review in that it is totally libelous. When Daniel Geier didn't get a discount based on totally false events, he wrote this review. He went as far as making claims with his credit card company and attorney general. To date, his credit card company reversed his chargeback claim and sided with the hotel. The... More

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Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garrett's Desert Inn 2.5*
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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 
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