We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Garrett's Desert Inn

Booking.comUS$ 126*
View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

384 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Garrett's Desert Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 367: English reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Room was motel quality, with old tv, minimal furnishings, and ok bed. Location was the best part of the stay--easy walking distance to Plaza, Cathedral and central Santa Fe sights. Guess you get what you pay for--price was reasonable.

2Thank jmckphil
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This hotel is located in the perfect location with an easy short walk right into the heart of Santa Fe. Our room was large, with a quiet air conditioner and plenty of parking. It was rather expensive, you pay for it's location, and no breakfast was included in the price. Luckily, there are a few of lovely coffee shops nearby...

1Thank AnneAndAnthony
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Nothing has changed in a year, and you still have to pay to park which is ridiculous! Moderate, though not inexpensive, but really great location, and easy in and out. Badly in need of updating and amenities, but we continue to book because of walking distance and in hopes that renovations will happen sometime. Wish they'd renovate like the retro-fit...

3Thank SaraF742
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...

Thank TerryATL
Georgetown, Texas
Reviewed 31 March 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...

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...

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.

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.

Thank rangertex
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 2 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,...

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...

Thank SWTraveler898

65 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (59)
Hotel & Grounds (21)
Family/Play Areas (2)
Room/Suite (8)
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Bathroom (6)
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (6)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Room/Suite (2)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Santa Fe hotels
Santa Fe Sage Inn
#29 of 60 in Santa Fe
1,272 reviews
Hotel St. Francis
Hotel St. Francis
#27 of 60 in Santa Fe
1,040 reviews
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe
#24 of 60 in Santa Fe
879 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Old Santa Fe Inn
#6 of 60 in Santa Fe
1,533 reviews
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
Inn of the Governors
Inn of the Governors
#11 of 60 in Santa Fe
1,542 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: ₹ 7,369 - ₹ 10,278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garrett's Desert Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Travelocity, Priceline, Cancelon, getaroom.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your Garrett's Desert Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Garrett`s Desert Hotel Santa Fe
Garretts Desert Hotel
Garretts Desert Santa Fe
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Garrett's Desert Inn staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question
San Jose, California
7 months ago
London, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Bryant, Arkansas
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Garrett's Desert Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Second floor get good sunlight (no elevator)”
robertdZ8810WE, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“first floor unless you want to use the stairs”
lindaavogel, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I heard that it does not have elevator, so I chose downstairs”
thdo, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They charge $8.00 a day to park which is cheaper than most hotels in this area.”
R4732LTjackies, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“second floor”
BWolfe13, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
US$ 126* /night
View Deal
Orbitz.comUS$ 126
CheapTicketsUS$ 126
TravelocityUS$ 126
View all 9 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates