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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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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 

2 Thank gill h
Cornwall, Canada
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14 reviews
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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!!

1 Thank Gary J
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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 

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Alicante, Spain
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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 

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Florida, United States
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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.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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73 reviews
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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 

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New Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States
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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 

1 Thank Kevin B
Little Rock, Arkansas
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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 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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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.

2 Thank crossruff
Little Rock, Arkansas
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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 

2 Thank leslieh33

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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: $267 - $374 (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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