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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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El Tovar Hotel
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Yorba Linda, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just returned from 3 glorious (and COLD) days at the El Tovar and Grand Canyon. We traveled with our 2 little boys and grandparents and we all fully enjoyed our time at the El Tovar. Our room had 2 queen beds and was decent size. The lounge areas in the hotel are very roomy and we spent every night... More

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Thomasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Tovar is smaller than we expected in the public areas; there is a fireplace but very limited seating around it so no public area for people to gather; the room was nice and we were glad we managed to get a room with two beds as none of the rooms are large; bathroom was better than average for NPS... More

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at El Tovar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review of El Tovar. The hotel dates to 1905, when visitation was dramatically different than today. When it opened the rooms did not even have private baths! I am glad you noticed the bathrooms, which were hand tiled and received major upgrades in the most recent renovation. The National Park Service monitors the retail pricing... More

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56 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everytime we stay at El Tovar we are pleased with the amenities, the rooms, the service and the chance to experience a piece of history. And oh yes, the views aren't too bad either. It is old so it's not perfect. Don't expect the Ritz even though the prices aren't far behind. Enjoy the hand hewn beams, the fireplace in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from our stay in the El Tovar Suite. The location can not be beat with the view from the balcony second to none. The hotel was in the middle of roof replacement which was a minor inconvenience. The only think I can fault the hotel with is not having an elevator. We stayed three nights in a comfortable... More

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woodbrige, va
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the El Tovar Hotel three nights, November 6-8. We were visiting the Grand Canyon, first time for both of us, to celebrate our anniversary and his birthday. As many have commented before me, the location of the hotel is superb but the hotel is sad and neglected. Why isn't such a national treasure treated... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stay out of Xanterra hotels and lodges. They are a dump, Old, limp and not refurbished. On top to high prices because they have a monopoly. Gran Canyon is great but stay at Hotels outside. Xanterra in Furnace Creek was even worse. In general hotel prices are to high in California and Hawaii for what you get. We are from... More

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at El Tovar Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay at El Tovar. The hotel enjoys a very high occupancy and so takes a lot of wear and tear. We are in the process of negotiating a new contact with the National Park Service, and once finalized we will proceed with a significant renovation. We are replacing the... More

London, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in order to be as close to the canyon as possible. Being able to leave the hotel and have the canyon right there is worth it, but you will need to remind yourself that at least half of the price of the room is because of the location, not the amenities. Overall, the hotel was clean,... More

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14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not stay there once it is almost impossible to do so. They open it 13 months before, but it gets full real quick. However, made a reservation to my wife and I for dinner. They serve really great food. A little expensive though. It is worth for the atmosphere!! It's built in 1905!!

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San Diego, California
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12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location right on rim with some of the most beautiful views of the Grand Canyon, just outside the doors. I've included some photos of the area just outside the hotel. While it's perfectly situated for all the lookouts, the views here are spectacular.

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Manchester, England
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30 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve based my rating on the location rather than the room. It really was amazing to be right there on the rim of the canyon and able to watch the sunset and the sunrise right outside our door. On arrival we couldn’t find a parking space and joined the throng of harassed looking hotel guests circling the car park in... 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*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
El Tovar Hotel Grand Canyon
El Tovar Grand Canyon
Hotel El Tovar
El Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon El Tovar
El Tovar Lodge

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