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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a terrific meal at the Lodge. I had a salmon that was fantastic! My wife and daughter had veggie meals that rivaled their favorite restaurant. Service was exceptional. Loved the lodge atmosphere. I will return next year. What perfect ending to a hike of the north rim.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beatifully huge all log lodge sits on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Teddy Roosevelt even stayed there. It is preserved as true to it's history so you are a bit rustic. It is a privelede to stay there. But it is not handicap friendly. But the ambience is worth struggling up the stairs! Service is excellent and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were scheduled to stay at The Kachina but when we went to check in we asked if there were any rooms at El Tovar. We were told they had one room available for $75 vs. the $219 for Kachina. The reason it was so cheap, no AC. That wasn't an issue for us since Kachina didn't have AC either... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group of 6 booked 2 rooms close to one year ahead, trusting that this is the oldest and best-located in the Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP). We stayed there for 3 nights in late August. El Tovar indeed has the prime location - a few steps out of the hotel you are already on the South Rim with majestic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second stay at the El Tovar and it was everything we had remembered. Its rustic feel makes one feel as though they were reliving the institution's beginning on this majestic piece of America's bountiful beauty. Accommodations remain adequate and spartan but the ambiance is exquisitely and historically rich from the furnishings to the decor. Air conditioning has... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here in August, it was very expensive, in an amazing location and we had high hopes that we would have a comfortable stay. We were VERY disappointed. Our room was small, stuffy and pretty tatty, with the 'closet' area half covered by an enormous TV cabinet that we had to squeeze by. The air conditioning unit was too... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in El Tovar during our visit to the Grand Canyon. The location of the hotel right at the edge of the rim was awesome. We could walk right out and see the canyon. The hotel was very dated, but we expected that considering its history. We had a terrace room which was a good size for the four... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you plan to go to the Grand Canyon South Rim and stay overnight, we would highly recommend the El Tovar Hotel. This is an old elegant hotel that is located right on the canyon rim. The setting is great, however we stayed in the lower terrace and felt the room was not as nice as staying on a higher... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The air conditioning in our room did not work properly. It was so bad that we departed at 3:40 a.m. I have to commend the gentleman at the front desk as we did "comp" our stay for the major inconvenience caused. Nonetheless, I would encourage visitors to seek out more mild-priced rooms with less antiquated facilities outside the park -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful old hotel in a spectacular location, but lacking in necessary modern amenities.It has a prime location and there is a scarcity of accommodation right on the rim, so there seems to be an attitude that people should just accept the failure to update with modern amenities. There is no lift, and whilst staff are supposed to assist to... More 

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