This is an older motel (1950s) and is located just down the street from the Loretto Church and the Plaza. You will not find any other motel in downtown Santa Fe for this value. The large hotel across the street will cost you four times as much. The rooms are basic, clean, a bit tattered here and there, and NOT soundproof. However, the room I had was spacious enough not to feel cramped. The bathroom had older- shall we call them vintage- fixtures but was very clean. The bed was large and comfortable but the pillow shams were torn. The people in the office were very nice, cheerful, and helpful. I think some better artwork (my room had a really bad, blah watercolor of a pueblo) and spiffing the rooms up would be in a good suggestion for the owners. There is easy parking in the center of the large L-shaped building for only $8. a night- a bargain in Santa Fe. There is a coffee pot and coffee packs in the room and always coffee available in the lobby. Not a fancy place to pamper yourself but with so many (!) tempting things for sale in Santa Fe it is a good place to save money in lodging.
Small fee for dogs. Definitely worth staying in this motel if you are not looking for luxury.
- 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