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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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233 reviews 233 reviews
91 hotel reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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

Plano, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Pros - THE LOCATION, and the Queen mini suite was very spacious. The front room was large with a sofa, coffee table, club chairs, and breakfast table and chairs, desk, TV, microwave and refrigerator. The bedroom was a comfortable size and the vanity and closet area was like another room outside the bathroom. The Cons - It could have... More

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20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this motel due to the location and some good reviews. Check-in was fine and the room looked good at first view. There was a computer and printer as well as coffee in reception. Wifi didn't work, I had one conversation with reception but the man was very abrupt and obviously not interested. The bed was very uncomfortable, the... More

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

Thank you for your comments. We do take them seriously and they are shared with all staff members during our weekly meetings. We have upgraded our WiFi system which is now very adequate especially during times when it is in high demand. As of Oct 10, all older mattresses have been replaced. We apologize for the neighboring guest leaving their... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't want to pay a ton of money to stay at one of the hotels in town that were super-pricey, so we had planned on staying at a hotel about 5 miles away from the downtown area. Unfortunately, that 5-mile drive was PAINFUL! We did a last ditch search for something closer to downtown that wasn't $200-300/night and found... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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264 reviews 264 reviews
31 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check in and checkout was smoothly. The staff was friendly. The price is decent; parking is $8 per day. The hotel needs some upgrade. Room was small and dated, bathroom was small to. On the plus side, restaurant in the hotel, it's a great location within walking distance to the Plaza, shops and restaurants. Over all could be better for... More

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Denver, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did our research and read the reviews & almost didn't stay here because of some of the negative comments. Since we don't have big bucks to stay at the newer luxury spots near the Plaza, it was either here or 5 miles down Cerrillos Rd in a busy commerical district that was not great and pretty inconvenient when you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is based very close to the center of the town and the square. It is a great location but the management has let it go to seed. The concrete walkways are cracked, the paint on the decorative iron rails is peeling and the mattresses are lumpy and will not give you a decent night's sleep. The same bedspreads... More

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Phoenix
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A friend told me to try to stay closer to town as they had seen some vandalism reported at hotels away from the square, so I chose this one. It is right off the central area of Santa Fe and is very convenient, but that is all. The front desk person was not very helpful and the rooms were awful.... More

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Seabrook, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
29 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We love the location of Garrett's , the rooms have not been updated but it is still comfortable and close to everything downtown. Good coffee in the lobby. for the price we feel that could at least have pastries and yogurt in the mornings. Parking was fine, but you have to pay 8bucks a day. Not sure if we will... 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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Also Known As:
Garrett`s Desert Hotel Santa Fe
Garretts Desert Hotel
Garretts Desert Santa Fe

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