Garretts Desert Inn ★★

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$69
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 26, 2016 Check-out: Feb 28, 2016
3.3 /5
Overall score
81%
Would recommend
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9
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Overview

Garrett's Desert Inn has kept much of its original charm since this property became a family-owned hotel in the 1970s. This classic motor court style offers guests one of the most affordable options in downtown Santa Fe. Garrett's Desert Inn is a good value when location is an important element of a budget-minded trip. Travelers who plan to spend most of their time in Santa Fe exploring sights, museums, galleries and restaurants can simply walk to attractions, such as the historic plaza just three blocks away.

Rooms

Despite a location on a major road, the 83 accommodations at Garrett's Desert Inn are set back far enough to provide a quieter setting. King and queen beds are accompanied by basic amenities including coffee-makers, hair-dryers, irons and TVs with HBO. Five suite rooms have sofa sleepers. Some also have refrigerators and microwaves. High-speed wireless Internet access is available (fees apply).

Property features

Garrett's Desert Inn has an outdoor patio area with lounge chairs and heated pool at the center of the property. A small fitness room has basic workout equipment. Guest laundry and on-site parking are convenient (fees apply). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served most days at French-themed Ze French Bistro. Warm up with traditional French onion soup and a glass of wine at this casual indoor-outdoor café and bakery, operated by a Parisian couple, on the tree-lined Santa Fe River.  

Highlights

  • Walk to restaurants, galleries and plaza from prime location in historic downtown Santa Fe
  • Pets OK (fees apply)
  • On-site bakery café
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Down the street from the San Miguel Mission, one of the oldest churches in the U.S.

Nearby attractions

  • San Miguel Mission (2 blocks)
  • Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark/Downtown (3 blocks)
  • Santa Fe Opera (7.7 mi/12.3 km)
  • Santa Fe Ski Area (15.5 mi/25 km)
  • Bandelier National Monument (56.6 mi/91.1 km)
  • Albuquerque, NM (62.8 mi/101 km)
  • Taos, NM (70.4 mi/113 km)

Business

  • Computer work station
  • Wi-Fi Internet access in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Meeting space for 125

Transportation

  • New Mexico Rail Runner Express Santa Fe depot (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Santa Fe Municipal Airport (10.1 mi/16.3 km)
  • Albuquerque International Sunport airport (66.2 mi/107 km)

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking

General

  • Air conditioned
  • Non Smoking
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Outdoor pool

Services

  • Guest laundromat

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Room

  • Television with cable

Reviews

3.3 /5 Overall score

81% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 2.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.6/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.8/5
  • Comfort: 3.3/5
  • Location: 4.8/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

Good location .

Would recommend Wed, Dec 16, 2015
I was in this hotel for 3 nights and its a good for what you pay. It is located very close to the main square and close to everything. Don't need a car staying in this hotel. Walking distance to galleries, shops, restaurants and historic places. The rooms have a very good size. Service is friendly.

| N/A Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

To hear the Mavericks

Would recommend Tue, Sep 22, 2015
For the location and price, this hotel was great. Our room had a refrigerator, microwave (quite old) and coffee maker. It was just a few minutes walk from the Plaza and all the happenings' of Santa Fe. The restaurant was clean and friendly and I had the fluffiest omelet ever for breakfast. We went to Santa Fe to see the band The Mavericks play in the Plaza and after ending late, it was a safe and short walk to the hotel.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

So Sensible

Would recommend Tue, Nov 18, 2014
Right where I needed a hotel for not a lot of money. The pool looked inviting although I did not par-take and airport shuttle service right at the door.

| Dixon, NM Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location near Plaza, average room

Would recommend Fri, Oct 10, 2014
This hotel is 3-4 blocks from Santa Fe's main plaza and all the shops. Don't forget the pastry shop at La Fonda 4 blocks away. However the room was very ordinary, beds new but too hard for me, lots of parking but you pay extra for each day. Only real reason to stay there is location but that is a good reason.

| Boulder, CO Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Just OK

Would recommend Mon, Jul 21, 2014
The building and rooms are a little outdated, there were also several stains on the rug in our room that I'm sure a professional cleaning would get rid of. Can't beat the location though, and the attached restaurant is pretty good. They charge $8 a day for parking which I think should be included. Overall the location is probably the best thing this place has going.

| Denver Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

location, location,location

Would recommend Tue, Dec 17, 2013
The rooms are clean, but dated. They need new flat screen TVs. Front desk was very nice. the location was excellent.

| denver Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Hidden Gem

Would recommend Wed, Jun 12, 2013
Garrett's Desert Inn is, in fact, a motel, but only in physical description. It is only 2 blocks from the Plaza, so many of the sights and shop are within easy walking distance. If you want to go farther, you can pick up a bus tour within the same area. My room was small but I didn't spend much time in it! I was given a choice of level and chose ground, which worked great because I had easy access to my car. (Just for unloading - I left my car parked for a day and a half and walked everywhere.) I sat outside the room in the evening and it was cool and shady, with bushes blocking the view of cars. The room was very clean and it had everything I needed. For history buffs, it's fun to know that Garrett's is located on "Old Santa Fe Trail." The staff were as friendly and professional as at any higher-priced hotel. I didn't use the outdoor pool but it was beautiful. This place is a gem and I would highly recommend it to anyone going to Santa Fe.

Shopping hint

Save your souvenir money for the Native Americans who sell their wares in the shade right across from the Plaza. Authentic and tax free. They mostly take only cash, but there is an ATM right across the street!

| Columbus, Ohio Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good for the price.

Would recommend Mon, Mar 25, 2013
Great location. Hotel is dated but clean. There was an additional $8 parking fee.

| St. Louis Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Centrally Located

Would recommend Tue, Feb 26, 2013
A nice inexpensive place to stay right in the middle of Sante Fe

Dining

Jambo Cafe, delicious and inexpensive

| Seattle, WA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Vacation

Would recommend Thu, Oct 4, 2012
It was awesome, grewat food nice walk to everything all in all a great experiance.

| Bismarck, N.D. Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 26, 2016 Check-out: Feb 28, 2016