We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

El Tovar Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
El Tovar Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,688 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,374: English reviews
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
357 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The El Tovar is a lovely hotel that is so close to the Grand Canyon. We arrived early and were greeted nicely and checked in early, but told our room not ready. Returned at 3.40pm and told your room still not ready. No apology judt try again at four! We are so used to UK ways where they bend over... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank gill h
Cornwall, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only stayed the one night in this area...well worth the vist The canyons are splendiforous at the sunset. Great photo opportunities And the meal was fantastic....I would bring more friends there to visit and to sit, relax and enjoy a nice wine with that fantastic meal...must say that the waiters were excellent!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Gary J
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we visited grand canyon park in late october 2016. el tovar hotel was recommended by friends. we made the reservation in march 2016. we were only able to get the most basic room. when we arrived that afternoon, our room was not ready. the check in time is 4pm. we got a room right at 4pm. the hotel is old.... More 

Helpful?
Thank may-li B
Alicante, Spain
Level Contributor
87 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When travelling to the Grand Canyon don't hesitate and reserve well in-time in El Tovar. There is no better place to stay at the Grand Canyon than this hotel. Don't expect to find the latest modern and stylish features but if that would be the case why come to see nature at its best. This hotel offers comfort in a... More 

Helpful?
Thank KvG01
Florida, United States
Level Contributor
77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just walk out and there you are, right on the rim of the Grand Canyon. We stayed here for convenience, room was satisfactory (beware, no elevator) but if you don't book deluxe, the room will be small and located in a noisy part of hotel. Staff could not have been nicer.

Helpful?
Thank El G
Cottonwood, Arizona
Level Contributor
73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the Grand Canyon for the day and stopped into the El Tovar Hotel to enjoy lunch at their great restraraunt. Because they feed so many visitors from around the world, they are extremely effecient, friendly and speedy - and the food is great. I've never had a change to actually stay at the hotel, but would love... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mrskemosabe
New Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
136 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All hotels and dining areas are owned by one conglomerate from what I researched. This lodge was nice but busy in an off season. Late check in, no problem but only three rooms, suites have a true Canyon view. No problem. Clerk told us "this was built at an angle so the rooms would not have a view, to encourage... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kevin B
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Tovar is indeed another iconic, national park hotel. However, only a handful of the rooms actually has a canyon view. There is no hotel parking reserved for guests; whatever is available opens up after visitors leave the rim. The hotel lobby is very dark, and there is no elevator. Our room was so small that we had to use... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank WLRLAW
Esher, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located sensationally on the rim of Grand Canyon. Iconic hotel In hunting lodge style. You gotta stay here. Views over the canyon are simply spectacular. We dined st the adjacent steak restaurant with typically generous portions. Thoroughly recommended.

Helpful?
2 Thank crossruff
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights. Nov. 12 and 13 at the El Tavar Hotel. We loved it. Traffic can be bad in the park, so it is great to be right on the rim to watch the sun rise and set in front of our hotel. Our room was on a corner and we had 3 windows looking out on the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank leslieh33

1,451 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1451)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (459)
Viewed
Room/Suite (207)
Viewed
Dining (35)
Viewed
View from Room (83)
Viewed
Bathroom (52)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
0:59
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (610)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Grand Canyon National Park
1.6 km away
Yavapai Lodge
Yavapai Lodge
#2 of 3 in Grand Canyon National Park
1,855 reviews
9.8 km away
Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
0.8 km away
Maswik Lodge
Maswik Lodge
#3 of 3 in Grand Canyon National Park
2,625 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.8 km away
The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon
9.6 km away
Holiday Inn Express Grand Canyon
9.5 km away
Canyon Plaza Resort
Canyon Plaza Resort
#5 of 5 in Tusayan
1,577 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge

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: $267 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Tovar Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity and Cancelon so you can book your El Tovar Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from El Tovar Hotel staff and other travellers.
25 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (25)

Questions? Get answers from El Tovar Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay