El Tovar's main door is literally 25 feet from the wall where the South Rim actually falls away from your feet. That means you can awaken 5 min before sunrise (yes, I'm lazy) throw on a bunch of warm layers and snap off the sunrise shot everyone must have. TIP: the sunrises all the way to the left as you approach the wall.
The hotel though is quite funky. Dinner service can be truculent until you get a table and then very gracious. Rooms are small by global standards and minute by American. And despite the location, most have terrible views from inside the room itself.
Two souvenir shops in the lobby is a bit over the top too.
But the food is decent, the beds and comfy and the loos are clean.
But. There is not a single better located hotel on the South Rim.
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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