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

3368 Reviews 79% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1279
  • Very Good 1187
  • Average 534
  • Poor 241
  • Terrible 127

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Feb 13, 2019

Lovely to stay in a historical treasure

Stockholm, Sweden

It's, by far, the best place to stay for a Grand Canyon visit. Six family members met up there. And, everyone enjoyed the historic charm of the hotel. We ate every evening of our 4-day stay in the hotel's dining room. The food was fantastic. And, each day, we were only steps away from all of the sights and activities we wanted to experience. Highly recommend traveling the week after Thanksgiving. We had the place to ourselves!
Feb 12, 2019

Pretty hotel but...

Newnan, Georgia

Pretty older, refurbished hotel. Located in the Grand Canyon Village. Central to hiking and parking. Very nice, until a mouse who had been in our room all night, ran out and under the door. I wasn’t able to report the incident because there was only one person at the front desk and after waiting 15 mins to explain the situation, I gave up.
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