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Big Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

W loved our stay here. It is old and quaint, it is very reasonable and two blocks from the Plaza. Beds were wonderful, bath and room very clear. We had a lovely maid. She gave us ideas of places to visit. They charge for Parking, but cheaper than the parking meters.

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, the positives. Well located. 2 blocks from the Plaza. Also, very reasonable cost. Rooms were clean, but outdated. Carpets seemed pretty dirty and beds need replacing, but otherwise it is quite clean and well maintained. I think with some small upgrades, this place would be a real gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good deal for downtown santa fe.Super nice staff,,really helpful..Within walking distance to anywhere downtown..Had great time at the pool.Dont remember her name, but blond girl working front desk went out of her way to help us figure out where to eat and visit. Definitely staying there again. As far as the parking fee everyone gripes about,,we didn't have a... More 

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Clayton, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This jewel in Santa Fe could easily be your home for a week. We loved the beds. The mattresses were very comfortable. The pool is exactly what you imagine and not heated. We enjoyed the location! Easy walks to the Plaza and great restaurants. Spend your money doing other things in Santa Fe, not on an overpriced room. This is... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This is an older hotel that was updated some time back. It's seriously in need of another remodel. The beds are sub par. The cement in front of the rooms is flaking apart. There is no elevator for upstairs rooms. There is no breakfast. But to top it all off, there is a large parking lot that was half empty... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I stayed here for three nights at the end of April with a group and we got a great group rate. The room had a queen bed and was adequate with a microwave and refrigerator. I had to plug in the refrigerator when I arrived. The refrigerator was so noisy I would turn it off at night and then plug... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Everything about our experience was mediocre, with a little rudeness thrown in to finish it off. We were charged $8 per day to park in a MOTEL (NOT advertised), the pool stood covered up and unused, the rooms were shabby and smelled of cleaner mixed with dirty old carpets, and old old beds. For all this, we were charged a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is a dated, run down, unpleasant place that its good location doesn't redeem. In fact, its existence brings down the immediate surroundings. Go for The Sage Inn, a much nicer pace that doesn't charge you to park, or splurge and stay at La Fonda or the Inn at Loretto.

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Austin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Room was motel quality, with old tv, minimal furnishings, and ok bed. Location was the best part of the stay--easy walking distance to Plaza, Cathedral and central Santa Fe sights. Guess you get what you pay for--price was reasonable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This hotel is located in the perfect location with an easy short walk right into the heart of Santa Fe. Our room was large, with a quiet air conditioner and plenty of parking. It was rather expensive, you pay for it's location, and no breakfast was included in the price. Luckily, there are a few of lovely coffee shops nearby... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Garrett's Desert Inn

Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2707
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Price Range: $95 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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