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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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Rochester, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at El Tovar Hotel, because of it's location on the south rim of the Grand Canyon and the old charm of the building. We are very happy with our choice, the room was nice and we had a third floor room overlooking part of the Grand Canyon. The service was excellent as was the food at the restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in the Manager Suite. We booked this room a year and 2 weeks ago. It was a splurge to book the suite, but well worth it to us. The manager suite has 2 queen beds in the bedroom, a living room area with couch, 2 chairs, a table with 4 chairs. The bathroom was adequate. Across... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked El Tovar for our anniversary trip and were looking forward to it. We booked a "terrace room", which stupidly, I thought a terrace was a patio. It wasn't. It apparently meant the basement room overlooking the parking lot for the work staff. And to enhance our view, there was scaffolding right in front of our window. It couldn't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Tovar is a historic hotel. "Historic" is just another way of saying that it is a fascinating place to stay but not entirely comfortable or functional. The hotel was built in 1905 using Oregonian logs to resemble a hybrid of a Swiss Chalet and a Norwegian villa. The lobby is small and dark but intriguing with many animal heads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've visited the Canyon on two other occasions and stayed in the cabins and decided this time I wanted to be at the lodge. After an afternoon tour, we sat in rocking chairs on the porch and just took in the view sharing a nice bottle of wine. Only the smallest rooms without a view were available when we made... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were originally told there was not a bad seat in the house. Yea right, we made reservations 1 month in advance as told and waited anxiously to go. We expected high prices, that's not the issue. Waiters were stuffy, the dinning room was dark and the only windows over looking the canyon were in the bar outside porch and... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were booked at the El Tovar for 2 nights at the end of April. The room was on the top floor, was small for a double room with queen size bed, and with inadequate cupboard space. The bathroom was satisfactory. The air conditioning was set to work only when the room was occupied (an economy measure) so on entering... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location and wonderful rustic charm, we thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay in this comfortable hotel. Breathtaking views from our bedroom window and we also saw the most unforgettable sunset. The staff were friendly and attentive and the facilities within our room were good. Would love to return.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The El Tovar Hotel is right on the southern rim of the Grand Canyon. It was constructed with big hand hewn timbers and has that dark wood, big fireplace ambiance of lodges constructed in the early 1900's. If you have been to any of the National Park lodges you will know what I mean. We originally called weeks in advance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Tovar is an historic hotel, located just a few yards from the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The common areas have a very distinctive feel to them. Our rooms were on the less expensive side and were located in what seems to be an annex to the original hotel. We had no view, but the rooms were clean... More 

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