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1 El Tovar Road South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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#1 of 3 hotels in Grand Canyon National Park
This celebrated historic hotel located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon first opened its doors in 1905. The hotel was designed by Charles Whittlesey, Chief Architect for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. The Chicago architect envisioned the hotel as a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian Villa. This was done in an effort to appeal to the tastes of the elite from that era, who at the time considered European culture the epitome of refinement. El Tovar was one of a chain of hotels and restaurants owned and operated by the Fred Harvey Company in conjunction with the Santa Fe Railway. The hotel was built from local limestone and Oregon pine. It cost $250,000 to build, and many considered it the most elegant hotel west of the Mississippi River. In 1987 the Hotel was designated a National Historic Landmark. In the past, the hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Bill Clinton, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Breakfast available
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Stayed here in mid January, it was surprisingly still quite busy. Checkin was friendly and quick, they were expecting us. The room was tight but had everything you could need. The bathroom was absolutely adorable with lots of subway tiling and sustainable toiletries. The water does take a while to get warm in the winter but it was perfect once it did. The restaurant is lovely and you do need reservations. Loved the French onion soup! It’s a great place to get up early and watch the sunrise over the canyon, there are lots of different nooks and seating Around the property.
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What a beautiful vacation. Beautiful hotel. Thank you J.T. for helping us choose the perfect room. Thanks to Chef, fabulous food. The hikes around the south room are very beautiful. The Grand Canyon is beautiful.
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The El Tovar is a beautiful historical hotel on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The canyon is only steps away! The dining room was breathtaking and the food was excellent. The price was reasonable for the surroundings. The only problem we encountered was the heat in the room was marginal and the heat unit blew out only cool air. January is cold at Grand Canyon.
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While we didn’t stay here over Christmas due to it being booked we met up with friends that did. Their suite was awesome, as was the hotel itself in general. Had such a wonderful holiday feel to it. The restaurant had nice service and the food was some of the best in the area. And the location to seeing the canyon was fantastic. Worth a stay and definitely a visit inside.
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Last minute roas trip with retired friends to South Rim. Arrived during the afternoon so we got to catch the view. Booked 2 standard non view rooms which were just fine. Queen beds, no views. Also booked the "solarium suite," main floor, end of hall. (It has an adjoining room.) It has a friendly sitting area with a small sofa, 2 wing chairs with Ottomans, a small dining table with 3 chairs, TV, mini frig and keurig coffee maker. Really comfortable spot for us to relax together and talk about our plans for the day. It has a separate bedroom with King bed and TV. Ok bed and bedding. QUIET ROOM. Basic bathroom with tub\shower, pedestal sink, toilet and small shelf. Plenty of towels. Staff was friendly and efficient. Gift shop is nice. I am to happy we choose to stay inside the park at this historic hotel. I recomend.
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$202 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Tovar Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Tovar Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Grand Canyon South Rim (0.5 miles), Grand Canyon National Park (0.07 miles), and South Kaibab Trail (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Tovar Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at El Tovar Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at El Tovar Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Tovar Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Bicycles and Cafe, and El Tovar Lodge Dining Room.
Are there any historical sites close to El Tovar Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hermit's Rest (1.9 miles), Grand Canyon Railway Depot (0.07 miles), and Trans-Canyon Telephone Line, Grand Canyon National Park (0.07 miles).
Does El Tovar Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is El Tovar Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.