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Garrett's Desert Inn
Ranked #44 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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“Excellent Value and Location”
Reviewed 5 March 2006

We booked a last minute get-a-way on line and were delighted to find this gem in the heart of Santa Fe for a very reasonable cost. In March they were renovating the restuarant so there was no room service or dining but, because we had booked on-line, the $8.00 per day parking fee was waived. Yes, it is old. But very clean and had fitted sheets (one of my personal pet peaves is flat sheets used as bottom sheets that come untucked). The towels are not fluffy, but not tatty either. Clean, basic accomodations and we had no trouble with noise through the walls.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed 3 November 2005

This is the best deal you will find in Sante Fe. The rooms are nothing special but the location and the price are unbelievable!!! The hotel across the street charges 3 times as much! The restaurant serves enormous portions so split something with a friend. You can walk to the plaza and canyon road or anywere else worth going. I have paid more for a Best Western in western Kansas!!! Great deal!

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 18 October 2005

The location was excellent walking distance to plaza. However, it is pretty run down and the staff not terribly helpful. Mattresses not great, drawers in dresser off runners and found some moldy spots on the bottom of the drawers. They will also charge $8.00 a day to park so try to get that waived. TV old some channels played loud others soft? Rooms surrounded by large parking lot with no landscaping. Get the feeling the place stays in business only because of the location.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 24 September 2005

Great location, good price, nothing fancy but perfectly acceptable. I recommend you get a second-floor room (which we had), as they're probably a little quieter. The place is also walking distance to the Plaza, Canyon Road, and several very good restaurants -- we barely needed our car.

  • Stayed September 2005
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It was cheaper than a funky motel we stayed in the night before out on Cerillos Road and it was five times nicer. Nothing fancy but clean, modern rooms and the location -- right in the plaza area -- can't be beat.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Reviewed 18 September 2005

We were very pleased with the location and rate at this close to the plaza motel. The only complaint was the noise outside of the room at 2:30 am, but that was an isolated case on one night of the stay. I would not let that stop me from staying there again. Location, location, location.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed 12 September 2005

Booked for $79 a night through Hotels, a great rate for so close to the plaza .... a 50's throwback motor lodge type motel .... room was decent size, bathroom straight out of the 50's, beds not the most comfortable but the room was clean and the location is excellent. Would stay there again

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Additional Information about Garrett's Desert Inn

Property: Garrett's Desert Inn
Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2707
Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garrett's Desert Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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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Garretts Desert Hotel
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Garrett's Desert Inn Santa Fe, New Mexico

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