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

3091 Reviews 79% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1180
  • Very Good 1097
  • Average 488
  • Poor 216
  • Terrible 110

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Jan 22, 2018

Spring for the hotel. You won't regret it.

I first saw this wonderful historic building when much much younger and camping at the Canyon so when we planned a nostalgic road trip I just had to make staying here a priority. It was magic. Mercifully the rooms and bathrooms are much upgraded from 1910 and very comfortable but the atmosphere is pure old world. The restaurant is a must and from some tables (and the verandah bar) one can just look out to the rim. The staff are wonderful and very conscious of providing memorable service. Even the flatware in the restaurant is the original pattern. Plan well ahead when booking although occasional last minute cancellations happen.
Jan 21, 2018

Beautiful - glad we stayed at El Tovar

Scottsdale, AZ

We had a day free to visit the canyon and stayed at El Tovar. Beautiful hotel right on the rim. The Holiday decorations were fantastic. Staff was nice. Couldn’t be more convenient for hiking, etc. I would like to stay again, especially if there is snow
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