$113 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 27, 2015 Check-out: Aug 30, 2015

Garretts Desert Inn

2 stars
View map of 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
53 reviews
So Sensible

Right where I needed a hotel for not a lot of money. The pool looked inviting although I did not... See full review

  • Pacheco Hiker
  • Nov 18, 2014
Hidden Gem

Garrett's Desert Inn is, in fact, a motel, but only in physical description. It is only 2 blocks... See full review

  • Road Tripper 0229
  • Jun 12, 2013

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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Garretts Desert Inn Rooms

Standard 2 Queens
Standard 2 Queens Two Qn beds - 240 SF - Most affordable option in heart of town. Classic moto
Standard Queen
Standard Queen 1 Qn bed. 240 SF - Most affordable option in heart of town. Classic motor-court
Standard King
Standard King 1 king bed. 240 SF - Most affordable option in heart of town. Classic motor-cour

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Services
Guest laundromat
Room
Television with cable

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.

Ratings and reviews for Garretts Desert Inn

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
3 out of 53
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
5
Value:
4.7
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Review of Garretts Desert Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
denver people
Business
denver
Dec 17, 2013

location, location,location

The rooms are clean, but dated. They need new flat screen TVs. Front desk was very nice. the location was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Garretts Desert Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Riv
Business
Tucson, Arizona
May 2, 2009

Great Location

Key card opened more than one room ( I mistakenly went to room next door) and locks are flimsy; bed mattresses were worn (bowed in middle). Regardless, you can't beat the location and price as Santa Fe is sooo expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

For breakfast, Pink Adobe (across the street); for dinner, Cafe Pasquale on Don Gaspar Street, Santa Fe.

Review of Garretts Desert Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle, WA
Nov 24, 2007

My review of Garretts Desert Inn

The Garrett Inn was excellent in regards to cleanliness, accessibility to the lobby, amenities, the car and walkable destinations. Rooms were spacious, clean, and quiet. Bathroom was great, lighting for makeup was great. It was an all around enjoyable place to stay and I would recommend it again to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

We were a half a block from Old Town Santa Fe. You couldn't have been any closer and it was wonderful to walk all over from the motel.

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