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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
RichNY1 New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Tovar is historic and located steps from the south rim of the Grand Canyon. And that is what you are paying for. In any other place this would be considered an over priced hotel. What some might consider charm is simply refusal of the proprietor to modernize. Breakfast is good and reasonably priced considering I come from New York.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My two brothers and our wives stayed here March 21 and 22, 2015. Historic Hotel, great location. There are others next to El Tovar but you won't get the historic feel. My sis in law has just been cleared of cancer and she wanted to see the Grand Canyon. We wanted her to be as close as possible to the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

we are currently staying at this hotel. When we arrived we were unable to park within half a mile of the hotel due to the car park being used by sightseers. Our safe didn't work. We went out today in the car as we had a helicopter trip booked and on arriving back we were again unable to park at... More 

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hudson river valley
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked our suite a year ahead of time for this trip. After some confusion with the room and roof repair a fantastic staff stepped up to work out the problem. We checked into our Suite (2 nights) and Wow! What a room and view!!!! Unbelievable! The room was extremely spacious and clean. The roof work was not an issue... More 

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yonkers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last year we made a trip out west that was highlighted by our family stay at the Grand canyon hotel El tovar. We arrived tired after our plane had engine problems and a long delay. the view of the canyon was so amazing the depth of which none of us had ever seen. We checked into the cheeper hotel which... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rustic hotel where one is paying for its position and view. Rooms adequate. Meals are a bun fight! We couldn't have dinner in the dining room as it was booked out and so had a snack meal in the bar. It would seem that all these major tourist destinations in America are all overcrowded and maybe one has to allow... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were originally booked in for three nights at El Tovar. We cancelled one night prior to our arrival and checked in for two nights. We were in formed when we booked that the hotel was having its roof redone which we accepted and that our room was on the smaller size which we too accepted as there didn't seem... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're going to stay on the South rim this is absolutely the place to be. El Tovar has a lot of history, character and charm. The location is right on the rim and it is significantly nicer than the other properties - remember this is a national park. We were upgraded to the Santa Fe suite, the suites are... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With a major face lift, this historical property could be amazing. The location is ideal; right on the rim of the canyon . However, it is really run down. We had a room on the first floor. It was dark and dank and decades outdated. The AC did not work, the linens were threadbare, and the bathroom was from the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't beat the view right outside the door. Very comfortable bed. Fantastic restaurant. The food during a dinner and breakfast was fantastic. Service was outstanding!! We loved the lodge feel. We would highly recommend this hotel.

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