Ratings based on 726 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Comfort

Posted Oct 13, 2014
Pros: Close to plaza and galleries and restaurants, no need to drive car.
Cons: Rooms a bit small, not much can be done about that.
Comfortable lobby for morning coffee. Sat by pool (under umbrella) in hot afternoon sun, walked to Plaza and other areas for dinner.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from texas

Close to the plaza but needs to be updated

Posted Oct 11, 2014
It's a motel, while very clean was very minimal and outdated. The fitted sheet wouldn't stay on the bed so luckily one night was all we had to toss and turn there.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Aiken, S.C.

The hotel is close to all of the historical sites.

Posted Oct 7, 2014
Pros: Everything. The restaurant Santa Fe Lite-Bite on the premises offers exceptional dishes plus the wait staff are so friendly.
Cons: TV channels
Location: One can visit the historical monuments, churches and galleries on foot as the hotel is in such a good central position.
I found all of the hotel staff professional and welcoming especially the reception desk customer service staff. The bed was so comfortable and a pleasure to sleep on. The housekeeping staff are proficient in their daily duties. I liked the reception area décor where the furniture as well as the prints on the walls exhibited the local area style. I could not fault the hotel in any way.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Convenient location at an affordable price

Posted Oct 4, 2014
Cons: Parking should be included in the price
Santa Fe, NM is a gorgeous and expensive city. Lucky for us Garret’s Desert Inn can help our bleeding wallets a bit. Although the hotel has nothing to show for, both architecturally and aesthetically speaking, it competes on location with many pricier hotels in the area. Garret’s Desert Inn is perfectly located within walking distance to all the important sights in Old Santa Fe. Loreto Chapel is a mere block away from it; while San Miguel Mission and the Oldest House are just next door! The hotel itself looks like a dated motel, but our room was clean and the beds were comfortable. Check in and check out was a breeze and the front desk staff was very friendly and welcoming. Biggest PROS are of course the location and the price. Big CONS are: No breakfast included; they charge $8 per night for parking even though we are guests of the hotel. There are no elevators, something to consider if you have problems walking up stairs. Overall this is a good place to stay if traveling to Santa Fe on a budget.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location, good price, mediocre motel/hotel

Posted Oct 2, 2014
Pros: The price and the location.
Cons: Motel could be renovated.
Location: Motel is close to the Plaza near which one finds restaurants, shops, museums, and other sites.
Hotel/motel seems to date from the 50s and does not seem to have been renovated since that time. It is comfortable enough and it costs less than most others. It also is in a very good location for Santa Fe. One should consider paying a lower price for a mediocre hotel in a good location and using the extra money for some good meals at nice restaurants.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good location, clean, that's about it.

Posted Sep 28, 2014
Pros: Location, parking, price.
Cons: If this hotel had upgraded bedding, lighting, and decent television, it would be a great value. I also suggest some curtains to let in a little light.
Location: Very convenient to plaza and Loretto chapel.
The hotel is in a very convenient location, and a very good price. You have to pay extra for parking, but it is a reasonable rate, and worth paying for as parking in the plaza area is at a premium. My room was clean, the bed comfortable. The bedding and towels seemed old and rather threadbare. Bed really needs more and better pillows. Picture on the old television (not hd) was almost unwatchable, very bad. There is not much in the way of sound proofing, people are walking right outside the room windows and there are only blinds, which must be closed for privacy, but keep the room dark. Bathroom was clean, antiquated. Lighting was bad at the mirror. If this hotel had upgraded bedding, lighting, and decent television, it would be a great value.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Jersey

Wasn't too bad.

Posted Sep 23, 2014
Check in and checkout was smoothly. The staff was friendly. The price is decent; parking is $8 per day. The hotel needs some upgrade. Room was small and dated, bathroom was small to. On the plus side, restaurant in the hotel, it's a great location within walking distance to the Plaza, shops and restaurants. Over all could be better for the price but wasn’t too bad.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very convenient to Plaza and Old Santa Fe

Posted Sep 23, 2014
Pros: The front desk staff was exceptional.
Cons: We happened to open the bathroom window and saw a low-hanging cable wire which posed no danger but was disconcerting at first.
Initially we were dissuaded by several comments posted about Garrett's Desert Inn and almost canceled the reservation; however, after walking by it and seeing that it is actually pretty nice and so close to everything that we wanted to see (especially Loretto Chapel), we decided to stay and were very happy with the place. It isn't luxurious but it is comfortable and well-maintained. And it beats driving several miles down the road into a super-busy commercial business district that takes away from the overall experience of being in Santa Fe (espedially if you only have a day or two to explore). The biggest advantage is that it's affordable compared to the other hotels in that vicinity. Don't be fooled by the negative comments; I'm glad we weren't.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 22, 2014
Great location. Definitely needs updating in every way. The tv's are 1950 models
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Garretts Desert Inn

Posted Sep 22, 2014
Pros: It was conveniently located in the historic district. Dinner in the restaurant was good.
Cons: Install an elevator or provide better access to the upper level.
Conveniently located in the Historic district. Dinner in the dining room was good. There was no ventilation in the room. If the fan on the heater/air conditioner was on, the room was icy cold and the fan was extremely noisy. Noise from the parking lot and adjoining rooms we disruptive to sleep. The room was located on the upper floor. The stairs were narrow-steep and poorly lighted. The steps were very difficult for elderly people to manage with their luggage, especially in the dark. It's asking for an accident to happen. The parking lot was very dark, noisy, and filled with teenagers hanging out. Quite honestly--I was ill at ease in the parking lot at night. An $8 per night fee was added onto the bill for parking.