El Tovar Hotel

1 El Tovar Road | Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023 [See Map]
#1 in Best Grand Canyon Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating

U.S. News Review

This hotel (sitting at the head of the Rim Trail on the canyon's South Rim) isn't as luxurious as some recent visitors expected it to be. Some guests were disappointed by the hotel's limited amenities. But others insist that simplicity is part of El Tovar's charm: Sure, it may not have a pool or a spa, but the epic Grand Canyon vistas at your door and American history brimming around every corner make up for El Tovar's lack of glitz. The hunting-lodge style decor — complete with a moose head donated by Teddy Roosevelt — echoes the hotel's original furnishings from 1905. If you can, book a themed room, like the Charles Whittlesey Suite (decorated with the El Tovar architect's original blueprints). And aim to eat in El Tovar's outdoor dining area so you can enjoy breathtaking views of the canyon (the food isn't bad either!).

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  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Exceptional

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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 1061 guests have reviewed the El Tovar Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 1061 reviews)

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1 El Tovar Road | Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023 [See Full Map]