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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 #45 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only thing going for this hotel is the location. Very small (80's type tv.) Plastic chairs outside your room gave the feeling of a trailer park. Carpet and bed linens very poor condition, lamps terrible. Overall the whole room and maybe the entire hotel needs to be renovated!

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Greeley, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location. Just two blocks from the plaza. Well maintained rooms and facilities. If you want to visit museums, churches or anything to do with Santa Fe history, this is the place to stay. No breakfast is available, just coffee. The Santa Fe Bite next door serves breakfast on weekends only.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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26 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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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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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