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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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Battle Ground, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our suite was beautiful and the view incomparable. The bed was comfortable despite flat sheets that wouldn't stay tucked, and we enjoyed the Keurig in the morning. The air conditioning was very loud, making sleeping with it on nearly impossible. When we checked in, the person behind the counter was not welcoming, did not make eye contact, and offered no... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights in 2 rooms. One room had a poorly functioning A/C unit and it was too noisy outside from extractor fans to be able to have the window open. This room was also very small and the decor very tired looking. In main areas the carpets were threadbare. This is an expensive hotel and it definitely... More

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Winter Springs, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't expect spacious rooms with full amenities. If you don't like stairs make sure you request a first floor room. No elevators available. It is worth staying for the historic aspect and the great location to the south rim. The staff was terrific. Parking is not good. In spite of all the comments, it is worth staying for the ambiance... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at the El Tovar in September 2013. I planned the trip months in advance and it exceeded every one of my expectations. The weather was partly sunny, cool and breezy but no complaints as our eyes were blessed to see one of the "seven natural wonders of the world". We were... More

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New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel totally exceeded my expectations. I was a bit nervous after reading some moderate reviews on Trip Advisor but I would definitely stay there again. The front desk staff were very pleasant and our room was super comfortable. You stay here for the great location, and it is a bit pricey, but totally worth it. Rustic is what we... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't stay in the hotel but enjoyed a very good lunch that was the best meal we had in the first four days of our time in US. The service was polite and prompt, the dishes were well done, the puddings delicious and the price tag reasonable considering the location and the quality.

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

We truly enjoyed our stay and had a fantastic time celebrating our mothers 80th birthday! This hotel is located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon. A great place to stay! Keep in mind El Tovar opened in the year 1905. This is not a new modern hotel but in my opinion they have done an excellent job of... More

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Mission Viejo
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic hotel steps away from the South Rim. You are paying for the convenience and historic nature of the hotel, not for the service. Would definitely stay there again. Most rooms do not have canyon views. Enjoyed dinner (reservations are a must) and breakfast (reservations not needed for bfast or lunch) in the dining room. My tweens enjoyed the board... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic El Tovar is going back in time to the railroad days. Its various restorations have kept the old-days ambiance, but the property is a little rough on its edges. The staff, though, succeeds in customer satisfaction. In its most imposing location at the national park, El Tovar could use a thorough refurbishment with new carpets, mattresses, and other... More

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orangevale CA
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The El Tovar Hotel is beautiful, a genuine historical jewel. Although quite rustic, the hotel is clean and it invites guests to experience what it was like staying there in the early 1900s. The second floor has a piano with tables and chairs set up for board games. Our room had no television but we did have a private bathroom,... More

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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*
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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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