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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Stowe, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Opens early for breakfast so you have time to still do a morning hike in the canyon. Prickly pear syrup is delicious! Nice little gift shop and you can walk around and check out the hotel floors as well. Beautiful architecture.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is good - just make sure you don't book rooms as as group because if your name is not the group booker it seems to be a huge problem to order anything. I was made to feel I was trying not to pay when I ordered room service - ended up getting 3 calls, so cancelled my order and... More

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Shanghai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an old hotel that could easily be updated. An old hotel doesn't need to be so tired. Charge as much as Waldorf but not run by Waldorf and therefore not nice like Waldorf. That said, location was awesome. No elevators but porter can help you with your bags upstairs. Room had a fridge so could make sandwiches and... More

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Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As everything in Grand Canyon this is a highly overpriced lodging. What one pays for is naturally the position right on the rim - but who designed this lodge without balconies or patios? The overall impression is tired, old, broken doors etc. Poor parking facilities, so if you manage to get a spot, be sure not to leave it before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first time to the Grand Canyon and didn't know what to expect. Unlike some of the other reviews we didn't have any problems. ( We did however change our first room), You have to remember how old the hotel is and then appreciate the venue. Our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable.The bath was... More

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Deep South
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You're paying for the view, not the room, and the view is worth the price -- and more. The hotel is nice enough. Our room with king bed was spacious enough with an adequate bathroom. The registration process was flawless; so was the check-out. Our window did not face the canyon, but the rim was only steps away so that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We'd hiked down into the canyon and when we emerged we had a drink here and wished we'd stayed for a few nights but we were all booked up elsewhere. When we finished our drinks and lunch we booked for dinner the next night and were treated to a special treat with a sunset over the canyon followed by an... More

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Battle Ground, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our suite was beautiful and the view incomparable. The bed was comfortable despite flat sheets that wouldn't stay tucked, and we enjoyed the Keurig in the morning. The air conditioning was very loud, making sleeping with it on nearly impossible. When we checked in, the person behind the counter was not welcoming, did not make eye contact, and offered no... More

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Sevenoaks Kent
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights in 2 rooms. One room had a poorly functioning A/C unit and it was too noisy outside from extractor fans to be able to have the window open. This room was also very small and the decor very tired looking. In main areas the carpets were threadbare. This is an expensive hotel and it definitely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect spacious rooms with full amenities. If you don't like stairs make sure you request a first floor room. No elevators available. It is worth staying for the historic aspect and the great location to the south rim. The staff was terrific. Parking is not good. In spite of all the comments, it is worth staying for the ambiance... 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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Also Known As:
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