Fodor's Expert Review El Tovar Hotel

1 El Tovar Rd., Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, 86023, USA Fodor's Choice

The hotel's proximity to all of the canyon's facilities, European hunting-lodge atmosphere, attractively updated rooms and tile baths, and renowned dining room make it the best place to stay on the South Rim. A registered National Historic Landmark, the "architectural crown jewel of the Grand Canyon" was built in 1905 of Oregon pine logs and native stone. It's usually booked well in advance (up to 13 months ahead), though it's easier to get a room during winter months. Three suites (El Tovar, Fred Harvey, and Mary Jane Colter) and several rooms have canyon views (these book very early), but you can enjoy the view anytime from the expansive back porch.

PROS

  • historic lodging just steps from the South Rim
  • fabulous lounge with outdoor seating and canyon views
  • best in-park dining on-site

CONS

  • books up quickly
  • priciest lodging in the park
  • rooms are comfortable, not luxurious

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 888-297–2757-for reservations only | 928-638–2631 | 888-297–2757-reservations only

HOTEL DETAILS

78 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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