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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Location is very good. My room was large, clean, and well-maintained. Motel is old and can't be compared to newer built ones in terms of room adornments and amenities. (For example, tv is old, not flat screened) I really liked it but I'm sure there are those who won't, especially if they're not well-traveled around the world, and used to...

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Georgetown, Texas
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Once you see the location (one block from the Plaza) and have eaten at their On-premises restaurant (The Santa Fe Bite) the thrill may be over. It’s a two story motel type facility without an elevator. All rooms open to a covered walkway facing the parking lot. The 1st floor walkway is shielded from the parking lot by shrubbery along...

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3Thank Ello0491
West Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Our first complaint for the place was that you have to pay for parking. I've never stayed at a hotel before that owns the parking lot and makes their customers pay to park there. Seems like this price should just be included in the cost of the room and not a separate charge. The rooms were dated and smaller than...

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4Thank Nova159
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I would definitely stay here again for the price and location. We were only a block away from the plaza in sante fe. Others that close were nearly twice the cost. Bedding was so so and towels were on lower end. Motel could use some upgrading for sure but clean and quiet enough for us.

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2Thank Tena J
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This motel type lodging is nothing special by any stretch of the imagination. If the location was not so close to the Plaza I would rate it as 2 stars at best. It is clean however and the beds are reasonably comfortable.

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I've been staying at Garrett's Desert Inn in Santa Fe for more than 20 years of traveling through New Mexico, but... I will have to think long and hard before staying there again. It seems as if there is no upkeep at all. The sink leaks, the tub doesn't drain well, the refrigerator whines, the carpets are old and stained,...

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5Thank Mark R
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Yes, it is showing its age. A classic Rte 66 place that hasn't seen much modernization since then. Yes, the carpets are worn. Yes, the TV's are small tube types. Yes, the wall paper may be peeling a bit. BUT the place is very clean and the location can't be beat. To be a block off of the Plaza for...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Stopped for 2 days in Santa Fe for New Years. This is an older property, but seems to be keeping up. We arrived very early in the day and wanted to check in just to have a place to park while we began to explore the old city. They were able to give us a room right away. We checked...

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

You are paying for the location definitely not the room. Sheets are thread bare. Mattress cover is old with the elastic to keep it on the mattress too old and stretched out to function and comes off every time you sit on the bed. Very uncomfortable bed. In addition to your room charge there is an $8 daily parking fee....

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5Thank ryan-nyp
Taos, New Mexico
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Old motel. Clean but dated. Painfully slow Internet connection. Low price for the neighborhood. The primary problem with old rooms is the aluminum-frame, single-pane windows and dripping faucets - which affect the owner's bottom line but not my satisfaction. The room was adequate, reasonably quiet, and well located. Bathroom tile is not in style, but still clean and well At...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Price Range: RM346 - RM607 (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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Also Known As:
Garrett`s Desert Hotel Santa Fe
Garretts Desert Hotel
Garretts Desert Santa Fe
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“They charge $8.00 a day to park which is cheaper than most hotels in this area.”
 of 5 bubbles R4732LTjackies, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“second floor”
 of 5 bubbles BWolfe13, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms not worth the climb. View of the parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles jmckphil, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“1st floor old fashioned motor court access”
 of 5 bubbles SaraF742, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“The low 100’s and 200’s are the rooms adjacent to the pool area. Vending and ice machine are next to rooms 101-102.”
 of 5 bubbles Ello0491, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
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