Just finished my stay at Garrett's and I must say - It fit the bill perfectly. I travel at least 2-3x per month for work/pleasure and I mostly stay at nice to really nice hotels. Yes, Garrett's is old and a little threadworn (old outside hallway carpets, little broken things, bumps and scrapes to exterior - interior) However: bathroom was immaculately clean, shower and bed just fine. It's not a romantic hotel, more of an old motel - but the location is EXCELLENT! Right across from the Capital and literally a 7 minute walk to the heart of Old Santa Fe plaza. Really, if you want a spa or a hotel to 'lounge about' you could do better, but if you are in Santa Fe to enjoy all that the oldtown/plaza have to offer, then who cares if your room is fancy? This is a great place to stay - to get out and see the wonder of SFe. Parking is a very affordable $8 per day/night, and that is key to Santa Fe staying, as you'll want to both walk everywhere and leave your car behind most of the time, but have it readily available for out-of-Santa Fe side trips. There really is no better value in the heart of this beautiful city. There is also a nice pool, and the families/kids around seemed pretty pleased. I found this comfortable, clean and very worthwhile place to explore the city from.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Garrett`s Desert Hotel Santa Fe
- Garretts Desert Hotel
- Garretts Desert Santa Fe