Garretts Desert Inn - Santa Fe

311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, United States, 87501  show map
 3 stars
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Garretts Desert Inn - Santa Fe


USD 8 per day

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa center


The comfortable Garretts Desert Inn offers accommodation in a historic area of Santa Fe. Featuring original architecture, the hotel is opened since 1957.

This property is positioned in the heart of Santa Fe. Such Santa Fe sights as New Mexico History Museum, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and 109 East Palace are all within reach.

Loretto Chapel is 100 meters from the hotel and The Plaza is about 350 meters away.

Garretts Desert Inn is within a 20-minute drive to Santa Fe airport.


Rooms of Garretts Desert Inn are appointed with individual climate control, coffee/tea makers, wireless internet, a personal safe and ironing facilities. The classic rooms feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of French cuisine are served in the seasonal restaurant. Guests can share a meal in Ze French Bistro and Bistro 315, located about 100 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Hotel services include 24-hour reception, room service and dry cleaning maintained by service-minded staff.


The hotel provides meals and board games for families with children. For active guests, there are a gym and a fitness center at the hotel.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 8 per day.

Number of rooms:   83.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center


  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Board games
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa center

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains



  • from  3 pm


  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, United States, 87501

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City Center
  • Santa Fe
    300 m
  • Santa Fe (SAF)
    15.8 km
  • Los Alamos (LAM)
    37.0 km
  • Luminaria (cuisine: Southwestern)
    70 m
  • Bistro 315 (cuisine: French)
    70 m
  • Old Fort Marcy Park
    530 m
  • Hyde Memorial Park
    1.4 km
Ski areas
  • Ski Santa Fe
    4.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Standard Queen Room
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds

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Standard King Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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What's nearby

Places of interest

  • The Plaza300 m

Sport related

  • Lensic Performing Arts Center400 m


  • Chalk Farm Gallery100 m
  • Historic Artistic Patrimony100 m
  • Arlene Siegel Gallery100 m
  • Institute of American Indian Arts100 m
  • Century Gallery200 m
  • New Mexico Archaeological Stds200 m
  • Azbell Charles Gallery200 m
  • Barclay Fine Art200 m
  • Rainbow Man200 m
  • EL Nicho200 m
  • Rance Hood Gallery200 m
  • New Mexico Museum-Indian Arts200 m
  • Arius Tile Don Gaspar Gallery200 m
  • State Museum Admin Bldg300 m
  • Cafe Pasqual's Gallery300 m
  • Andrew Smith Gallery300 m
  • Anderson Contemporary Art300 m
  • Museum Shop300 m
  • Museum of Fine Arts Shop300 m
  • Altermann Galleries300 m
  • New Mexico State Monuments300 m
  • Palace of the Governors300 m
  • Southwestern Assn-Indian Arts400 m
  • Museum of New Mexico400 m
  • Lensic Theatre400 m
  • Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery400 m
  • Nathalie500 m

Local attractions

  • Canyon Road1.6 km
    Santa Fe, NM
  • Museum of International Folk Art2.5 km
    706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
  • Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian2.5 km
    704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
  • Museum of Indian Arts & Culture2.5 km
    710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art2.5 km
    Museum Hill, Santa Fe

Near the hotel

  • Loretto Chapel90 m
    207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
  • The Oldest House180 m
    215 E. De Vargas St., Santa Fe
  • Museum of Contemporary Native Arts210 m
    108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Museum Pass360 m
    NM Museum of Art, Santa Fe
  • Mountain Trails Gallery130 m
    200 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
  • San Miguel Mission220 m
    401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
  • New Mexico History Museum360 m
    113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe

Restaurants nearby

  • Luminaria70 m

    Address: 211 Old Santa Fe Trail
    Phone: 505-988-5531

    83% likes this, based on 354 reviews
    Cuisine: Southwestern
    Price Range: GBP 11 - GBP 25

  • mangiamo pronto!70 m

    Address: 228 Old Santa Fe Trail
    Phone: 505-989-1904

    73% likes this, based on 81 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 8

  • Ze French Bistro120 m

    Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trail
    Phone: 505 984 8500

    55% likes this, based on 20 reviews
    Cuisine: French
    Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 24

  • Bistro 31570 m

    Address: 315 Old Santa Fe Trl
    Phone: 505-986-9190

    69% likes this, based on 178 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • Le Chantilly Cafe70 m

    Address: 311 old Santa Fe Trail

    54% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: American, French

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
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Garretts Desert Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Garretts Desert Inn

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 152 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children

    Friendly staff and close to plaza.

    Needs refrigerators in the rooms.

  • Family with children

    The location near Santa Fe's plaza.

  • Family with children

    Located at the heart of old Santa Fe; quiet and comfortable rooms

  • Older travelers

    Excellent location. One block from the Loretto Chapelle and three blocks from the main plaza and shopping area. The price that we obtained through was a real bargain. We will definitely stay there during our next visit to Santa Fe.

  • Single

    Idéal location .

    Too many different kinds of taxes tagged to room price ...

  • Group of friends

    Garrett's Desert Inn is located in downtown Santa Fe which is a premium spot but the price was very reasonable. It was wonderful to be able to walk everywhere and not to have to deal with driving and parking issues. It also had a very nice pool. The maids did a great job cleaning the room on a daily basis.

    The most annoying thing about our stay had to do with the quality of the beds. There was something wrong with the mattresses and/or box springs, especially on one of the beds. Every time someone rolled over in their sleep the noise produced was truly astounding and would awaken the other occupants of the room. It compromised the sleep of everyone in the group.

  • Group of friends

    the convenience of the restaurant for my mother, who uses a walker. the location where I could take a walk in the evening and look at lovely old town Santa Fe.

    The staff, when checking in, admitted they didn't look at the special requirements on my reservation, and put my mother (who uses a walker and cannot climb stairs) in a second floor room. Before they would change it, they made me show them the copy of the booking I had with me to "prove" I'd asked for a first floor room. They were rude and uncaring. Once I showed them, they were a little nicer but made me feel they were doing me a huge favor by finding a first floor room for us.

  • Family with children

    This hotel has the best location of any budget hotel in the Santa Fe area. The rooms are clean and comfortable. You will save the agrivation of finding parking in this historic nm town.

    The could have set up a small continental breakfast with juice and coffee.

  • Family with children

    I loved the location just 2 blocks from the Plaza & all the shops. It was clean, the staff was friendly, helpful & efficient. When the A/C in our room was not keeping us cool, a maintenance man was there in less than 3 minutes. They helped us move to a different room with a new A/C unit that kept us very comfortable even tho' it was almost 100* outside! The room was clean & comfortable. It was a good value for what I paid for it.

    The only thing I would change would be the desk in the lobby where you check in. It is very high almost as if they are afraid a guest will attack them. I am only 5 ft tall & I could not see over it. It made the lobby seem a little un-welcoming & for me, it was just difficult for them to see that I was standing there. I kinda had to wave my hand to get someone's attention!

  • Older travelers

    Liked location breakfast cafe

    Said free parking for guests on sign, but charged $ 8 per night to park

  • Group of friends

    Smoking policy - must go into parking lot to smoke, no smoking allowed on outside balcony

  • Group of friends

    The value for maney &location

    Paying for parking and poor tv reception

  • Older travelers

    The location and the reasonable price for that location.

    First, Garrett's Desert Inn is a motel, and has never been anything else, so their charging $12.00 to park in their wide-open, virtually unoccupied motel lot is incredibly offensive ... obviously gouging their customers. I've never been charged by a motel for parking. On principle, I will almost certainly not stay there again. Also ... the plumbing was hideous. If someone in a nearby room flushed the toilet or opened a hot water tap, the shower would immediately go completely cold. And ... the tile grouting in the shower was dirty with mold. It should be scrubbed.

  • Older travelers

    Comfortable, convenient, and charming in an old style fashion.

  • Older travelers

    The restaurant was understaffed and we waited 45 minutes to get breakfast. There were only a handful of patrons in the restaurant at the time.

How to reach hotel

hotel Garretts Desert Inn - Santa Fe Santa Fe location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, United States, 87501

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Fe
    300 m
  • Santa Fe (SAF)
    15.8 km
  • Los Alamos (LAM)
    37.0 km
  • Luminaria (cuisine: Southwestern)
    70 m
  • Bistro 315 (cuisine: French)
    70 m
  • Old Fort Marcy Park
    530 m
  • Hyde Memorial Park
    1.4 km
Ski areas
  • Ski Santa Fe
    4.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms: