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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Alpine, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed overnight after climbing up the south rim of the Grand Canyon on our Rim to Rim hike. This beautiful grand old historic hotel has something to offer everyone. The setting and views of the Grand Canyon are great especially viewed from the Rim Trail, but be careful not to fall!! This is also a great starting point if you... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful old hotel right on the rim of the Grand Canyon... a fabulous place to view a spectacular sunrise and sunset. The canyon itself is awe inspiring and this is a great base to do some exploring or snap some amazing photos. The restaurant has a wide variety of high quality delicious food and wines and the... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have been to the Grand Canyon Park before, or this is going to be your first time and you can afford to spend extra to stay in a high quality, fun, historic and centrally located lodging I urge you to stay at the historic El Tovar. You will need to make reservations well in advance - procrastination will... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed her in August with our family of 5.This is the place to stay and is worth the extra cost.Wake up in the morning walk out back door with coffee in hand on to canyon.Will never forget it.Just do it.

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

Thank you for the nice comments about our El Tovar. I am not sure it is perfect, but we do try! I am glad you found it so. More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I stayed at El Tovar for 3 nights in August and were so glad we did. The hotel location is truly spectacular being right on the South Rim. Yes the hotel is old but that is what gives it it's character, and people have said the rooms are small but you're not there to sit in your... More

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

I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay in the historic El Tovar. We are proud of our Fred Harvey history, and this is an original Harvey Hotel. Thank you for sharing your experience. More

Boca Raton, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great. The food was a B to B+ but someone needs to figure out how to create some parking facilities for hotel guests at these prices. The rooms are a bit tired but adequate. The hotel's location could not be better...at the south rim of one of our true national - and world's - treasures...GRAND CANYON. A very... More

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Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here one night while visiting the Grand Canyon and it was everything our friends said it would be. The Front Desk staff were wonderful and the room was very clean and comfortable. There was free wireless and it worked perfect. We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant which was excellent. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat walking out the back door of your hotel onto the South Rim...BUT, the hotel leaves an awful lot to be desired. The staff was very nice and friendly, but the property itself is in huge need of a renovation. Historical and quaint has crossed the line to worn-out and broken. Xanterra, the company that holds the concession... More

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

Thank you for your comments on the El Tovar. We will be renovating the hotel as soon as the new NPS operating contract is in place, which we hope is soon. We are constantly working to improve the hotel, and are replacing the roof at this time. We take great pride in the Fred Harvey history and look forward to... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classic beauty! The hotel was built in 1905 but offers all the modern amenities. The porch with the rocking chairs were amazing after the hikes. The lounge was a great place to relax and sit outside and watch the sunset. This is a once in a lifetime experience and El Tovar makes it real!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Tovar has a beautiful location - but the hotel doesn't live up to its setting. The reception is brusque; the air conditioning units are noisy; and we found the dining room very smelly. Some of the waiters were absolutely charming, but others seemed to be obsequiously desperate for a tip. The dinners were reasonable - but the croissant at... More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at our El Tovar. I am disappointed to read that the experience did not meet your expectations. The pastries are all made in house from long-standing recipes, so I am surprised you did not enjoy the croissant. I am forwarding your comments to the Pastry Chef, and the comments on the service to the... 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
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