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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Garden view suit on the 3rd Floor was great large room and sitting area ,my 9 year old love setting out side and playing with the snow . I will try this place next time we visit . The Stake House there was great food get 5 stars .... small parking lot but we did not have any problems... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Grand Canyon is, well, the Grand Canyon. The El Tovar is an old dowager sitting on one of the most spectacular acreages of real estate on the planet. The history and tradition are memorable and charming. That said the amenities are mid 20th century and inexcusable for the price. At Bryce they are open about modernity and proudly proclaim... More 

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

Thank you for your comments on your stay. It sounds like you were in a small standard double room, which are the value rooms. They are indeed small. In fact all of the rooms vary in size due to the addition of private bathrooms years after the hotel opened. I know we have plans to renovate the hotel and hope... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

quick .02 cents... Family Vaca, all adults in January of 2014. Great hotel, fantastic dining room and a busy/high energy lobby... As central a location you are going to find... I could see this hotel/area, being a little to much in peak tourist season. However, if traveling in the winter months, i would highly recommend this hotel.. Remember, this is... More 

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Ventura
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Rooms are VERY small, and there is literally no place to park a car nearby. I had to schlep baggage an unacceptable distance. The room I stayed in did not even have a chair. I had to eat my room service meal on the floor.

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

Thank you for your comments on your stay at El Tovar. It sounds like you stayed in a standard double room, which are indeed small. They are the least expensive in the hotel, and we have many such rooms. The parking can be a challenge, as the hotel was originally built for the train passengers. More 

Cheshire
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to stay on the south side of the Grand Canyon as it is on the rim and has lots of history. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The room was not very large but had everything we needed and fitted in with the location. We had dinner in the dinning room which was very... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to stay in the park near the Grand Canyon, you have very limited choices and the El Tovar is about the best choice. Old, historical, but good food, and excellent service. The restaurant serves huge desserts.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our Grand Canyon tour package we had a voucher for lunch at this iconic hotel. And I'm probably being kind when I rate it poor. The waiter was rushed and bordering on rude. His helper seemed overwhelmed - although she was very pleasant. The food was really average. Probably not cooked on site. The dining room was... More 

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

Thank you for your comments on your lunch at El Tovar. I am disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your meal, and the service was not up to our standard. I can assure you the food is prepared on site in our kitchen, in fact the rolls and desserts are made in our pastry kitchen. We pride ourselves on... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the El Tovar again is like stepping back in time. The hotel is going through many upgrades on the exterior, new roofs and shingle siding. It appears that they are going to do new landscaping also. Open the door and step back in time. The rustic interior with fire place roaring, animal heads around the lobby area. A beautiful... More 

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Hong Kong
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have many choices if you are looking for a hotel that is located in the park that close to the Rim but El Tovar is probably the best on offer. I would not call it luxurious, that would be stretching it, however the history of the hotel and the friendliness of the staff is second to none. Make... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic and incredible place to wake up in before sunrise. The hotel may be old but the feel of history this place has is unbelievable. This is a place you go to so you are able to say, "I stayed there!" The rim of the Grand Canyon is just there, only metres away. The serenity of the place,... More 

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

Thank you for your comments on your stay at El Tovar. We are proud of our history of quality guest service, which dates to the Fred Harvey company and when the hotel opened in 1905. We are always glad to hear when our staff contributes to the overall experience in a positive way. Thank you. 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*
Number of rooms: 78
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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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