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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sandy, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Longmont, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

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New York
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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.

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Covington, TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Georgetown, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
23 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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 

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Dallas, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

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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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Garrett`s Desert Hotel Santa Fe
Garretts Desert Hotel
Garretts Desert Santa Fe

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