Wow! I have to say, after reading the other reviews on this property, we were very pleasantly surprised! We've been coming to Santa since the mid 80's and have stayed in just about every hotel/inn near the plaza and down Cerrillos Road and were leery about this one. We had super saver fares on major airline and needed a Santa Fe Weekend. We stayed in room 212 and found it to be very clean and functional. The bathroom was very clean (No mold or mildew and in great condition). We had a flat screen TV in the room (a little small) but we're not in Santa Fe to watch TV. Please do not compare this property to the high end properties near the plaza. However, this is an upper end tourist class hotel that the new owners have clearly decided to breathe some new life into and it shows! The one thing that did bug me was the $8.00 parking charge. I don't recall seeing this on the website, however, parking is limited near the plaza and still a value, they should just state there is a parking charge. If you want a value near the plaza, this is a good place.
- 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