El Tovar Hotel


El Tovar

El Tovar

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3286 Reviews
Guide Price £989 per person
Based on 05 December 18 departure from London Gatwick flying with Virgin Atlantic, staying for 4 nights room only in a Standard Room (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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
Location Highlights

El Tovar

3286 Reviews 79% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1249
  • Very Good 1158
  • Average 521
  • Poor 235
  • Terrible 123

What to Expect

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Sep 19, 2018

Experience of lifetime

We stayed two nights in a terrace level room of the hotel. The check in process was efficient, and the staff friendly. The hotel is beautiful, it really feels like stepping back into history walking through its halls and lobbies. The room was much nicer than we had expected. The bed was comfortable it was very cozy with not much extra room to spread out in. The bathroom was clean and had some great tile work, feeling both historic and modern at the same time. The TV was nice but the reception was a bit fuzzy from time to time and the Wi-Fi was not very good. While the room had a view of the staff parking lot, it was easy to access much more spectacular views just a few dozen yards away. We ordered room service for breakfast and it was wonderful, however there really isn't much of a table to set your food on to eat so it can be a bit of a juggling act. The hotel offers a cocktail lounge with indoor and outdoor seating with great views of the canyon from the porch. We celebrated an anniversary while at the hotel and ate dinner in the dining room. While the meal was rather pricey, the food was top notch, the service attentive and welcoming, and the view was amazing, I highly recommend trying to get a window seat for sundown, it cant be beat. One of the best perks of this hotel is being able to walk right outside and see the night sky, so full of stars its hard to believe, without having to get in your car and drive anywhere. My only complaint is finding parking can be very difficult, definitely make use of the parks shuttles if you are fortunate enough to find a spot near the hotel. Rooms fill up fast but if you can get one its worth every penny.
Sep 19, 2018

Overpriced, bad food

San Diego, California

We were excited to be staying at this historic hotel. Booked a deluxe room but nothing about it was deluxe. Our toilet got stopped up twice. They could not fix it and they had to get a plumber. Our Room smelled because of it because waste was coming up. Ate at thei restaurant and it was horrible. All my food was cold, very cold. Had a drink in the bar and asked if they could make a lemon drop martini and the bartender definitely did not know what he was doing. Also there was a step up into the bathroom that you can really hurt yourself on in the middle of the night and I could go on and on. Would not recommend it . Carpet dirty.
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