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4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Apache Street and Center Road, South Rim; PO Box 699 10 Albright Street, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was excited to return where my parents brought me 30 years ago. It was much as I remembered. My husband couldn't believe the location--he thought it would be close, but not literally right at the rim. We went before our room was ready, but they checked us in and got us started. I booked our room only a few... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is wonderfully located, just on the rim! The staff is nice and helpful, our room was clean and cosy with a big bathroom. There was a very good wifi connection, working also outside the hotel. We really liked also the hotel restaurant, fresh food well cooked. Definitely recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Built in the days when camping and travel was mostly for the newly mobile gentry travelling to the West, it has old world glamour and elegance of the grand railway hotels of 100 years ago. A little worn around the edges, a little tired, the rooms European small, and its on the expensive side, but that's not too high a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know this is a 100 yr old property but it really shows it's age - frayed carpets, doors that don't close, etc. I suppose after staying at top resorts in Scottsdale & Sedona this hotel is up against some stiff recent memories. Frankly, the lack of parking for hotel guests is a huge drawback. We were told by the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Tovar is the premier lodge in Grand Canyon National Park. The building has a fantastic hunting European hunting lodge feel. The outdoor seating off of the bar has a fabulous view. The downsides of the El Tovar are that it's quite pricey and the rooms are small (at least my room was). Given the choice, I would have have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming, historic hotel overlooking the Grand Canyon. It is by far the nicest property in the park, but note that it is not cheap. Still, the hotel was nice and well-maintained and the food was decent, although somewhat over-priced. The rooms are average, but were clean and charming. The property feels like an upscale hunting lodge; the grounds, lobby and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get only 1 night at the El Tovar right inside the park and delighted with the stay. This is an historic property with canyon views all around. We had a standard room which was quite small but I expected that. Weighing the advantages of being right in the park the cozy room was fine for 1... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you will pay (alot) to stay in this room and to be this close to the Canyon, but I felt it was worth it. It was my children's first visit to the Grand Canyon and I'm not sure if we'll return, so I decided to live it up. I reserved 11 months in advance and got the Mary Colter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the rooms are well appointed. the hotel is beautifully outfitted, it's common spaces largely unchanged over the century since it's birth. the beds are dreamy. the food is fine. it couldn't be more convenient. just be prepared - it's a crowded area with lots of lodges around. it can be hard to even park! think disneyland, not desolation, and you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic charm and location of this hotel cannot often be found anywhere else in the world. All he staff were more than helpful and friendly. There are so many place to relax (and enjoy the views only steps away from the rim) including rockers on the porches, large comfortable lobby and a big mezzanine level with tables & chairs.... More

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Address: Apache Street and Center Road, South Rim; PO Box 699 10 Albright Street, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — El Tovar Hotel 4.5*
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El Tovar Grand Canyon
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