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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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Northport, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wanted very much to stay at this full service hotel because of my husband's handicapped situation - wheelchair. They only have a couple of ADA rooms, and both were booked, so I asked for a first floor room. They refused to guarantee it!!! There is NO elevator, and we were traveling from NY to AZ.....to make that trip and then... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Tovar Hotel Pros/Cons: Cons The property is undergoing extensive renovation, both in the lobby and on the roof. No elevator. (the staff is more than happy to help with luggage) Cable tv is not working (see below) Slow wifi (see below) Lobby fireplace is undergoing renovation Pro The property is literally just few yards from the rim of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were excited to be staying at El Tovar on our first trip to the Canyon. Heard a lot from friends, and of course read the hotel's history. As much as the Grand Canyon exceeded our expectations, El Tovar was a complete disappointment. The "welcome" by bell staff was non existent (took an effort to find one) We had to... More 

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Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The El Tovar is beautiful and just a few steps away from the edge of the Grand Canyon. The rooms are small for a family of four but we expected that since the building is so old. They are currently in the middle of renovations which didn’t bother us but overall we left a bit disappointed. We enjoyed the rich... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want an authentic Grand Canyon lodge experience look no further than El Tovar. After checking into the Bright Angle Lodge we didn't find the room big enough for five people so we were very lucky there was one room cancellation at El Tovar for two nights. This was in the height of summer, so even if you know... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you have probably read, El Tovar is a historic lodge that sits at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Walk out the front door, and you are literally steps from the most beautiful view on the West Coast. So many wonder quaint, rustic features of the lodge have been preserved over the century! The rooms are clean and... More 

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Milford, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the lodge was undergoing renovations during our visit, we enjoyed our stay at El Tovar. The interior is a bit dated, but this is a beautiful lodge with a rich and interesting history. And its location on the rim cannot be beat!

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Ahoskie, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my wife and two younger children (9 & 11 years old). El Tovar is located in a great location with a good view of the canyon and easy access to trails, restaurants and stores. While the facility was obviously older, the rooms were clean and well kept. This was my fourth visit to the Grand Canyon and I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location - period. We booked way back last year direct with hotel. Just before we were due to leave the UK we discovered (no, we were not advised) that the hotel was having its roof ripped off, there would be no restaurant and very little car parking. We write asking why we hadn't been told this was planned when... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful please. My husband and I visited a couple of years ago and had a great time. Very nice hotel, great restaurant. The views from there are awesome! Would like to return for vacation and stay at El Tovar.

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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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