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El Tovar Hotel

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Apache Street and Center Road, South Rim; PO Box 699 10 Albright Street, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I recently spent 2 nights at the El Tovar; I'd read about it being THE place to stay and we weren't disappointed. The attentive staff and the old-fashioned, traditional air gave this hotel a quality that is hard to find these days. It was wonderful to be served breakfast and dinner in the dining room with a... More 

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Fowler, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In two days I had over 10 room keys made for my room. At 8PM the last day they said something was wrong with my lock, So for two days I had to find a Porter or Maid ( who always tried to help} let me in my room. Bed was terrible. Bed was a Motel 6 left over. Great... More 

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Newbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at El Tovar for one night and came away with some mixed feelings. As everyone points out, the location on the canyon rim is great. The hotel staff is most attentive and the dining room is excellent in ambience and food. (We ate both dinner and breakfast there.) The rustic feel with the large timbers supporting the... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow...oh my gosh wow! I was worried as many places we've stayed that were state parks have been run down but this facility is amazing. The rooms appear to be freshly updated (last year or so) and in a very comfortable and tasteful way. Our room 6327 faces the canyon and we would actually be able to see the sunset... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was booked (even in Tusayan) but i started checking for cancellations it paid off. We were lucky and were upgraded to a suite from a deluxe room. The Presidential suite has a seperate sitting room but the main attraction is the enormous balcony with unsurpassed 180 views. It would be worth paying full price. It isn't that much more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the oldest hotel in Grand Canyon and the railway was built right to its doorstep. It has been declared a national monument. It is undergoing a refurbishment but the entire look and ambiance is preserved. The rooms are small but comfortable with a koerig coffee machine. The bathrooms have a old world look too. Located on the south... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really pretty hotel from the front, and excellently located right on the rim of the canyon. At night you can take a walk just outside and look at the stars which are just stunning. The room was a little bit small but we were only there for one night so it didn't matter so much, and it was very clean.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

How do you rate a hotel with one of the best locations in the world? We could see the Grand Canyon from our third floor room, albeit at an angle. We could walk 50 feet out the door of one wing of the hotel and literally be at the edge of the canyon. If you want a location convenient to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I rated this 3, which I often think means "average"- this is an average hotel in many ways (small rooms, poor sound protection from corridor and between interconnected rooms, dated bathroom) but in many ways it was also an exceptional experience that we're grateful we did. The hotel, built in the early 1900s, is perched right on the edge of... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband made reservations at the El Tovar for our trip to the Grand Canyon. What a wonderfully historic place. The hotel opened in 1905 and has been kept up to date. They were re-roofing while we were there but it did not cause a problem at all. Dinner was excellent. The room was comfortable and just perfect for our... More 

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