We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 60 Santa Fe hotels

Garrett's Desert Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
Hotel amenities
Garrett's Desert Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save
You added Garrett's Desert Inn to your Saves list
Ranked #45 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
897Dave Atlanta, Georgia
Write a Review

286 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    30
    100
    80
    45
    31
See reviews for
55
90
27
22
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (65)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (286)
  • Mar-May only
    (65)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (96)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (89)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (36)
All months
Atlanta, Georgia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Longmont, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Covington, TX
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Georgetown, Texas
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
23 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, TX
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Garrett's Desert Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Garrett's Desert Inn

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Travelocity, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Garrett's Desert Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Garrett`s Desert Hotel Santa Fe
Garretts Desert Hotel
Garretts Desert Santa Fe

40 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (36)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (15)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay