About Us

Garretts Desert Inn “Downtown Santa Fe’s Most Affordable Hotel” proclaims the New York Times! Garrett’s Desert Inn was constructed in 1957, but since 1977 the Garrett Family has endeavored to make it a charming and affordable alternative to the pricier hotels on the Plaza. Situated directly on the Old Santa Fe Trail, we are in the heart of Santa Fe’s Historic District. We are one block from the Famous Lorretto Chapel, and just two blocks from the Plaza, or the end of the Santa Fe Trail.

Santa Fe is abundant with the arts, music, multi-cultural events and history, most within walking distance. While staying at the Garrett’s Desert Inn, enjoy our heated outdoor pool and bask in the New Mexico sun, or work out in our Fitness Room.

A recent addition to Garrett’s Desert Inn is the Santa Fe Bite, home of the famous ‘green chili cheeseburger’ (offering Local Favorites and many other items as well). Santa Fe’s best green chili cheeseburger got a lot more convenient in August when the owners of the tiny Bobcat Bite, fives miles southeast of town, relocated their 30-seat restaurant to Garrett’s Desert Inn, a couple of blocks from the historic central plaza. There, John and Bonnie Eckre changed the name of the place to Santa Fe Bite, dressed the 80-seat dining room in old gas signs and took advantage of the larger quarters to offer their signature 10-ounce burger in two more sizes, 6 ounces and a pound.