We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Tovar Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Apache Street and Center Road, South Rim; PO Box 699 10 Albright Street, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Hotel amenities
El Tovar Hotel
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed today
md3474 Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

2,018 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    814
    721
    301
    122
    60
See reviews for
524
1,052
40
11
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (470)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (2018)
  • Mar-May only
    (514)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (605)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (545)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (354)
All months
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The famous El Tovar Hotel on the south rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is unmissable. It's the perfect place to spoil yourself, in one of the most beautiful surrounds imaginable. My room was on the smaller side, but it was immaculate. It's old-style bathroom was gorgeously maintained. There was a touch of 'finery' about everything, from the warm... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed there when we went to see the Canyon. Rooms are minimalist but clean and functional. Lobby was full of ambiance. Ask for the rooms facing the Canyon or you will get rooms facing the forest or roads. Before entering the hotel you must take a minute to go to your right and look at the stunning view! Visit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Taos, New Mexico
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was the best of times and the worst of times! Somehow (could have been my fault…never quite figured it out) this "sold out" property (book early) had our confirmation number but it was for a different day. That being stated the staff went out of their way to find us a room and, the following morning, the manager was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Providence Forge
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our second time visiting El Tovar on the rim of the Grand Canyon. 1st trip was 15 years ago as a couple. Second trip was this June with our sons, 9 and 13 years old. The first time we visited, 15 years ago, we booked the cheapest room at hotel. Although it was not cheap by our standards,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
katy, TX
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a grand hotel and the entry "lodge like" appearance is very nice. The staff were helpful and friendly and food in the restaurant was great! The rooms could use a bit of an update, but it was clean and comfortable and I loved having a coffee maker in the room. Our room was small because that's all that was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Paris, France
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the hotel, the setting, the view, the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The staff was super friendly and we had a great view from our room. The ONLY thing I would mention is the AC unit is soooo loud. They really need to get that renovated/replaced.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newtown, PA
Level Contributor
62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If this is "the-place-to-be" in the Grand Canyon National Park, then I shutter to think what the other accommodations are like. Xanterra seems an an acronym for a government hotel agency which funds renovations and runs day-to-day operations from Washington DC rather than from the Grand Canyon. Yes the rocking chairs on the porch are nice, and the history of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at El Tovar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your stay at El Tovar. I am disappointed that you did not enjoy the dining room. We have many repeat guests, and one of the reasons often cited is the dining room. Xanterra operates the hotel under a contract with the National Park Service. We recently spent 6 months replacing the roof, which required... More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our first stay and very pleased we went back. Best location in the park and great staff. Clean, well maintained and sensibly priced. Make the most of the hours just before and after breakfast as you will have the Grand Canyon to yourself. Will definitely stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our annual hiking destinations is GC R2R. Each time we stay at El Tovar for two to three nights. The location is convenient and we love the restaurant menu selections. Our favorite has always been the dinner at El Tovar dining room after hiking, a good night sleep, and breakfast with friends and family the next morning!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cedar Park, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful historic hotel in one of the most scenic places on earth. However, the guest room was filthy. Dust standing thick on the tray under the ice bucket, phone was disgusting, carpets were dirty. Staff seemed to be indifferent about the conditions. 'Hotel Impossible' should do an expose there. Restaurant food was very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at El Tovar Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not find your El Tovar room to be in clean and well maintained condition. This is not our standard of service and I am sending your comments to the Rooms Director to review with rooms inspectors and other staff. Once the new National Park Service contract is awarded the hotel will receive a major... More 

Hotel Review Summarization

What travelers say

  • Dining room(28)
  • South rim(25)
  • Very good(6)
  • Second floor(4)
  • Flat screen TV(3)
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

1,014 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (1014)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (338)
Viewed
Room/suite (177)
Viewed
View from room (67)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (45)
Viewed
Dining (24)
Viewed
0:59
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (360)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Grand Canyon National Park
1.0 mi away
Yavapai Lodge
Yavapai Lodge
#2 of 3 in Grand Canyon National Park
4.0 of 5 stars 404 reviews
6.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Grand Canyon Squire Inn
6.0 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Grand Canyon
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.1 mi away
The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon
5.9 mi away
Canyon Plaza Resort
Canyon Plaza Resort
#5 of 5 in Tusayan
3.0 of 5 stars 1,101 reviews
0.5 mi away
Maswik Lodge
Maswik Lodge
#3 of 3 in Grand Canyon National Park
3.5 of 5 stars 1,954 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay