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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 #44 of 59 hotels in Santa Fe
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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I use budget hotels all the time. This however is priced above a budget hotel but is a 1-2 star and budget hotels DO NOT CHARGE FOR PARKING. Their website nor the website i purchased the hotel from listed the 8.00 a night parking fees. Pictures on the site does NOT match the room (at least mine). The room itself... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is at such an amazing location. My family and I stayed here for several nights and although it isn't the fanciest hotel it is worth the money. The mattresses have been replaced and are extremely comfortable now! I would definitely stay here again. The only downside to the hotel is the bathroom. The bathroom is not up to... More

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Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This large motel complex hit the mark except for the pillows: flat, hard and uncomfortable. Easy fix: bring your own pillow. Great location for very short walk to the plaza. Fabulous low price. Clean room. Nothing fancy, but not shabby. Hot showers. Long countertop with large mirror and open closet just outside bathroom provided extra space for luggage, dressing and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I am a travel loving person on a budget and I happen to stay at the Garrett's Desert Inn for spring break march 2014. I must say that this place was very clean, comfotable beds, friendly and helpfull staff, quiet place in the hub of all there is too see in the historic district of Santa Fe. Fabulous place for... More

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Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This hotel is in downtown and it is close to all attractions. The room was clean and comfortable at a resonable price especially when you compare it to other hotels in the neighborhood. The front desk was kind enough to provide a microwave oven and a mini fridge on request with no extra charge.

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Lubbock, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This little motel is well within walking distance of the Plaza. If your looking for a clean place to sleep, shower and then head out, then this place is perfect. NOT fancy one bit, but the convenience to the Plaza and the price make up for the lack of luxury. The staff were all very friendly and there is a... More

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Gallup, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Before finalizing our travel plans for a recent trip to Santa Fe over the recent MLK Jr. Holiday weekend, I did a lot of “shopping around” on the Internet for hotel accommodations. I selected Garrett’s Desert Inn based upon the location, rate and photos on their web site. As soon as we walked into Room 104, we realized that the... More

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8 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were there last weekend. First and foremost, it is a great location, only two blocks from the Square. And the price is right. We paid $82 for a king room. That being said, go into the stay with the correct perspective. This is not one of the nice properties with a kiva fireplace in the corner. It's a mostly... More

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

To be frank, all we were looking for was a suitable place to sleep - and for that, Garrett's was a very good choice. If you're looking for a resort, or plan to spend a lot of time in the hotel, then you should go elsewhere. The place is aging, and rooms could stand to be completely redone and modernized... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wow! I have to say, after reading the other reviews on this property, we were very pleasantly surprised! We've been coming to Santa since the mid 80's and have stayed in just about every hotel/inn near the plaza and down Cerrillos Road and were leery about this one. We had super saver fares on major airline and needed a Santa... More

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Also Known As:
Garrett`s Desert Hotel Santa Fe
Garrett`s Desert Hotel
Garretts Desert Hotel
Garretts Desert Santa Fe
Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 59 hotels in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garrett's Desert Inn 2.5*
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 
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