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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Menlo Park, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed two nights at the El Tovar during our recent trip to the Grand Canyon. As expected, we were delighted with the location, right on the rim of the canyon, which made seeing the canyon so easy that after just a couple of days you became used to being near one of the most incredible views in the world.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family of four stayed in a nice room - not huge, but remember when this historic hotel was built. While it lacks the modern amenities of a newly built boutique hotel, it makes up for it in its rustic charm and incredible location. The complimentary coffee on the 2nd floor was a nice touch, especially if you plan to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, the pros: ok, so it's nice to stay in an historic place, which is right on the rim of GC. Lobby ambience is nice, dining room lovely. Since parking is such a nightmare, you've got to stay in the park. Food is really great & we think the prices are very reasonable for the quality & service, especially breakfast... More 

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently spent three nights at El Tovar with our 12 year old daughter. The hotel, its location, and the whole experience far exceeded our expectations. After reading some reviews about the hotel being 'worn' and rooms being small, we were pleasantly surprised by both the quality of the hotel and it's ambience. Our room was spacious, clean and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently spent 2 nights at the El Tovar; I'd read about it being THE place to stay and we weren't disappointed. The attentive staff and the old-fashioned, traditional air gave this hotel a quality that is hard to find these days. It was wonderful to be served breakfast and dinner in the dining room with a... More 

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Fowler, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In two days I had over 10 room keys made for my room. At 8PM the last day they said something was wrong with my lock, So for two days I had to find a Porter or Maid ( who always tried to help} let me in my room. Bed was terrible. Bed was a Motel 6 left over. Great... More 

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Newbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at El Tovar for one night and came away with some mixed feelings. As everyone points out, the location on the canyon rim is great. The hotel staff is most attentive and the dining room is excellent in ambience and food. (We ate both dinner and breakfast there.) The rustic feel with the large timbers supporting the... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow...oh my gosh wow! I was worried as many places we've stayed that were state parks have been run down but this facility is amazing. The rooms appear to be freshly updated (last year or so) and in a very comfortable and tasteful way. Our room 6327 faces the canyon and we would actually be able to see the sunset... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was booked (even in Tusayan) but i started checking for cancellations it paid off. We were lucky and were upgraded to a suite from a deluxe room. The Presidential suite has a seperate sitting room but the main attraction is the enormous balcony with unsurpassed 180 views. It would be worth paying full price. It isn't that much more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the oldest hotel in Grand Canyon and the railway was built right to its doorstep. It has been declared a national monument. It is undergoing a refurbishment but the entire look and ambiance is preserved. The rooms are small but comfortable with a koerig coffee machine. The bathrooms have a old world look too. Located on the south... More 

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