Wow, a room right on the rim. We saw an Elk grazing on the grass just outside our room at dawn an a small herd of mule deer just as we left the El Tovar dining room after dark. The rooms are small but so what, I wasn't doing anything but sleeping there. The bath rooms are actually nicer than the Flamingo in Vegas. The vales in the gift shop are very good, we didn't feel gouged. You must stay at the canyon to get the full experience. I would go back. It's not rustic but it's close. It got Dow to the upper 30's in the night. Take appropriate clothing.