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Garrett's Desert Inn

311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 1st stay in this hotel was ok, we checked in and out with out much issue. My 2nd stay was a really bad experience. The room I was in was really out dated, Tile crumbling and just a dirty feeling. I had some issues with the reservation that I made with the front desk manager, When I checked in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay at Garrett's every time we visit Santa Fe. It isn't the Broadmoor but it is very clean and right in the center of Old Town. Walking distance to everything in the town Plaza. Parking is plentiful, which is a rare find in that part of town. All the rooms have outside entrances. It's VERY affordable. We look at... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you are lucky enough to go the Santa Fe for a day or two, stay at Garrett's. OK, so it hasn't been remodeled in 40 years, it's clean and close. The towels are too small, but there is a great restaurant on site and the parking is safe. You can walk to The Plaza and hundreds of stores and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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294 reviews 294 reviews
45 hotel reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Two pluses: location and the Santa Fe Bite being on site. Apparently this hotel/motorcourt was built in 1956? And we would venture a guess that the bathroom was original tile, tub and sink along with the bath towels being slightly larger than a kitchen towel and so worn that one could barely attempt to dry themselves. While the room appeared... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The "hotel" is more a "motel" but it is sooooo close to the plaza. You pay for parking but it is relatively cheap. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was a bit dated but clean. The coffee in the lobby was cold and not very good which was a shame as I never like to use the in room coffee... More 

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Sandy, Oregon, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was told to book this for a one night stay as it was close to the plaza. We actually went up to the room, opened the door, looked at the bathroom and went back to the office and cancelled. The carpet was dirty, dated maroon color with wrinkles. The wall paper was peeling off of the wall and the... More 

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Boston, MA
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Garrett's is precisely as others here have described it; a basic motel in an outstanding location for touring in Santa Fe. It is clean and very well priced. Few amenities other than shampoo, lotion and bar soap, basic hair dryer and coffee maker. Tea is available in the lobby. Garrett's is the perfect choice for the budget minded tourist who... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Three blocks from the plaza, 60's - I guess- dated construction, not fancy, clean, adjustment of HVAC a little inconvenient, nice size rooms, parking reasonable compared to other hotels. Service/staff OK. One of my favorite restaurants - Santa Fe Bite - used to be Bob Cat Bites has moved to the hotel. Close to everything downtown.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You will stay here strictly for the perfect location. Occasionally I like to have a Santa Fe week-end and usually stay at Garrett's. You cannot beat the price anywhere else on the Plaza. Don't expect cushy beds, down pillows and luxurious accoutrements, and you will be happy happy happy. You can walk pretty much anywhere you are most likely going... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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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