• El Tovar Hotel


El Tovar

El Tovar

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The crown jewel of the National Park hotels

One of the original National Park hotels, El Tovar is an iconic resort situated just a few steps from the spectacular South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Built in 1905, this historic hotel was a favourite of Theodore Roosevelt’s and now symbolizes a style of architecture associated with America’s great National Parks. Enjoy rustic fine dining at the hotel’s El Tovar dining room – known to be one of the finest at the Grand Canyon, relax in your room or explore the famous South Rim Village which is just steps from the hotel.

  • Iconic Harvey House hotel dating from 1905
  • Take advantage of full bell service concierge services
  • One of the best locations for exploring the area
  • Enjoy dining at the spectacular El Tovar dining room

Hotel Features

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  • 78 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: No

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
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El Tovar

3453 Reviews 79% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1307
  • Very Good 1212
  • Average 553
  • Poor 249
  • Terrible 132

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Jun 17, 2019

Historic Hotel, Amazing location


The location of this hotel right on the rim cannot be beat. We really enjoyed hoping out of bed and getting to see the sunrise after a quick walk to the rim rather than having to navigate a shuttle bus etc. We had a King room for 3 people. The room was more spacious than I expected and there was plenty of room even with the roll away bed in place. I enjoyed the historic character of the hotel. The main amenities such as the AC and spacious bathroom worked well for our family. It's important to remember that this hotel is about history and location not about being new/shinny.
Jun 16, 2019

June 2019 for 2 nights Zane Gray Suite


Our family of 5 (3 teens) stayed here for 2 nights in the Zane Gray Suite. It was big enough and roomy for the 5 of us. The first room had 2 queen beds and the attached sitting room had a small sofa that may have pulled out, but we had a roll away brought in. There is a balcony overlooking the front entrance of the hotel, perpendicular to the rim of the canyon, so we could sit and look at the canyon from the side. The room has a historic charm. The WiFi is not good, but we did not mind for a couple of days having everyone disconnected. The bathroom was nicely appointed. There is no elevator so we had to walk up the 3 flights of stairs, but the hotel is historic and very interesting and we did not mind. The staff as very nice.
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