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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If this hotel was anywhere else in the world you would give it a star. The rooms are small and worn . The dinning room is atmospheric but the food is average ( inc breakfast). However it has the best view in the world only 100 uses from the front door... Location , location, location.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone incredibly friendly with excellent service. The view lived up to my expectations ....fantastic, with lots of walks directly from rear of hotel. Early am...you have a much better experience before the park becomes crowded with tour buses. Advise everyone to either stay in park or in lodgings just outside the gates. Get up early and enjoy the views almost... More

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Marquette, Michigan
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11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stepping into the lobby of the El Tovar you are immediately struck by the feeling of how special it is. While the guest rooms have been upgraded to today's standards, the public spaces in the hotel appear to have changed little from the time when travelers on the Santa Fa RR visited. They obviously work very hard at keeping everything... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very conveniently located. An historic hotel, so that's part of the charm. I liked some of the wall painting in the hallway. The lady who checked us in was very pleasant and seemed competent. Our room was not particularly clean - there were hairs on the desk and in the bathroom, some of which never did go away during our... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I took a trip to Arizona this month to celebrate our 5yr anniversary. We have never been there, so we decided to visit Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and Scottsdale. We drove up to the GC on our 2nd day and stayed for one night. The El Tovar was my top choice from reading reviews and because of... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot go wrong eating at a restaurant in the Grand Canyon. This is the second time we have had lunch at El Tovar and thoroughly enjoyed it, although expect to pay upward of $50 for lunch. The service is prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Mark and Mike were exceptional as our servers. Nice to see that they have comment cards... More

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the only available room at El Tovar (2 months prior). Painters Suite has separate living area with desk, sitting area and tv. Might be useful for some (entertaining ?) but we hardly used it. The bath was updated and very nice. We have stayed in the hotel in a regular king room before and found it quite nice. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have read the previous reviews, you know that this is really a three-star resort, but given it is in a national park (IE, a government-owned property managed by Xanterra) it gets at least a one-star upgrade. We had the Mary Coulter suite, which had two queen beds in one room,and a full bath, closet/coffee/refrigerator as a divider from... More

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Grand Canyon at the end of March, 2014. The trip was sort of last minute, so we were unable to secure a room at the El Tovar. We stayed at the Yavapai (liked it, btw). However, it's easy to get around the park, so we ate two dinners and a breakfast at the El... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My beautiful lady and I took a road trip to Sedona, and then on to the South Rim and stayed a few nights at the wonderful El Tovar! We were fortunate enough to stay in the Whittlesey Suite, and we were not alone!!! Just before calling the bellman the day we were checking out, I noticed the reception on the... More

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  • South rim(35)
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  • Very good(12)
  • Second floor(10)
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Additional Information about El Tovar Hotel

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
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — El Tovar Hotel 4.5*
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