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Edmonton, Canada
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79 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We managed to get one of the last rooms on short notice, which we know would never occur during peak season! As expected, staff were friendly and attentive; there was a concierge to answer detailed questions. Other reviewers commented that the rooms were very small but I would disagree, they are the typical size of rooms in a historical hotel.... More 

1 Thank theseoldroads
Hamilton, Canada
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99 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Had a one-night stay in a room with a double bed because it was a last-minute reservation and that's all that was left. The room was tiny- basically a bed and 2 foot space surrounding it for walking around. That being said, it had all the basic amenities that you'd need- TV, closet, Iron/ironing board, wireless internet, coffee machine. The... More 

3 Thank mytravelid
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I love hotels like this. plenty of history, comfort and right where you want to be. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms ample size for what we needed and have a certain charm being old worldy. Clean as well. Of course the reason you are here is the Grand Canyon and that is right out the door.... More 

2 Thank Davros222
Mantorville, Minnesota
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Our tour guide recommended that we try the small bar and grill in the El Tovar saying that it wouldn't be crowded, the prices and food would be good. He was right on the money...the view of the canyon from our table was great, the food was delicious and considering where we were the prices were good. The hotel looks... More 

3 Thank RonBetty
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Having experienced very comfortable accomodation on our 6 week tour of North America, we were quite unprepared for this, our worst hotel experience and most expensive. After a 5 hour drive there was no parking and no proactive assistance from the hotel. Do guests walk there? Our room was very very cold on arrival; we sat in our coats and... More 

5 Thank Melinda L
Columbus, Georgia
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54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

If traveling to the South Rim, the El Tovar is well worth a visit even if you don't stay there. Our room was very small, but well kept and clean. The restaurant overlooking the canyon was wonderful! Reservations fill very quickly, so don't procrastinate or you will be disappointed.

1 Thank beachluver9GA
Bath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Had a great stay here on my way round the States. Wanted to see the canyon and to say this place is convenient is an understatement. Positioned right on the edge it's the perfect place to explore from. I did the walk along the Rim - spectacular. The hotel was built about a hundred years ago and manages to blend... More 

2 Thank jonnyrib
Saskatoon, Canada
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85 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Stopped into the dining room at El Tovar during a blustery day of seeing the rim. Hotel is wonderfully appointed and each area is full of interesting items. At the restaurant our table of four, had sandwiches. Clubhouse was just piles of tasteless cold cuts and no extra flavour, asked for hot mustard to assist it taste. Ordered Ruben sandwich... More 

Thank Debbie J
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

There are not many better places to wake up, look out the window, and appreciate the beauty of this world than the Grand Canyon. The El Tovar is awesome, The staff is friendly. The room was noisy, heater was very loud. But the real kicker was the unexpected increase in rate. I made the reservation for TWO nights. They required... More 

6 Thank Michael H
Redondo Beach, California
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

El Tovar reminds me a lot of the Awhannee hotel in Yosemite. It is clearly a stand out in the National Park system. It is 109 years old and very, very nice! We stayed three nights in the Painter's Suite and it was a two room suite well worth the price for the view and the roominess! I think it... More 

1 Thank Belgin L

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Additional Information about El Tovar Hotel

Address: Apache Street and Center Road, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range: ₹ 13,778 - ₹ 19,741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Tovar Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
El Tovar Hotel Grand Canyon
El Tovar Grand Canyon
Hotel El Tovar
El Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon El Tovar
El Tovar Lodge
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“Book very early...don't wait”
 of 5 bubbles 559garyj, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“book early”
 of 5 bubbles maylib2015, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any with a view of the canyon”
 of 5 bubbles mrskemosabe, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Corner suites are expensive. South corner suites do not offer a view of the canyon if that is a factor in room selection.”
 of 5 bubbles WLRLAW, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This hotel can seem expensive but the location is worth the money.”
 of 5 bubbles leslieh33, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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