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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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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This historic hotel is a must stay at the Grand Canyon. The website states that a Grand Canyon View cannot be guaranteed, but most of the rooms have one. The hotel is in the historic village perched on the South rim on the Grand Canyon. Although small, the room was well equipped, tastefully decorated from a bygone era and immaculately... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Tovar is the place to stay while visiting the Gand Canyon. This is an old, historic hotel which fits in perfectly with the Grand Canyon setting. It's rustic and charming and has a real log cabin feel to it - perfect for the surroundings. There is no elevator, so if you have a mobility problem, request a room on... More 

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Roxbury NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location cant be beat on the South Rim. Best place up there by far. Nice porches to relax an active bar lounge area and Excellent in house restaurant. My only problem was I was on the third floor room in a heat wave and the AC unit couldn't cool the room below 80 degrees. They brought in a fan but... More 

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Union City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful view, fell in love with the ambience of the old hotel. The porch was so inviting. We ate several meals in the dining room, everything was excellent. Planning another trip and staying longer.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at El Tovar with our family. We were lucky to get two rooms on Amina.com two months out. The rooms were nice for a national park hotel. It is very charming. The staff was very friendly, especially the hostess at the dining room. The food was good in the dining room. This is a top notch national park... More 

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North Edgecomb, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have the opportunity and the foresight to reserve a room in this hotel WELL in advance..DO IT! I put my name on the wait list a year in advance for a suite here. The room was spacious for our family of 4. We had a room that over looked the train loading area..which was NOT the Grand Canyon... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

El Tovar hotel is a very old, historic hotel. We spent one night there and splurged on a suite with a balcony overlooking the Grand Canyon.....well worth the cost as it is breathtaking. Remember this is an old hotel so don't expect 5 star rooms. The service is outstanding and the food in the restaurant is above par. The concierge,... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Being 20 feet from the rim at sunrise was amazing... grab your coffee and go! Very comfortable. Really nice staff. Amazing gourmet dining room! We would highly recommend staying at El Tovar. Thanks for the advice, Trip Advisor peeps! ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is gorgeous especially if you get a room that over looks the canyon. It is great to see on the back deck in a rocking chair and just stare at the view. The beds wee soft. But the air conditioner just couldn't completely cool the room. It is an old hotel so not that unexpected

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with my wife and two kids (11 year old girl and 8 year old boy) in the Mary Colter Suite. The hotel is aging as gracefully as she can and it is as good as it gets at the Canyon. The Mary Colter Suite is spectacular, with a huge deck over looking the Canyon. It has a large sitting... More 

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at El Tovar Hotel, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the Mary Colter Suite at El Tovar. It is a fitting tribute to her genius and legacy buildings at Grand Canyon. More 

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