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El Tovar Hotel
Published Date: Dec, 13, 2018 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
Old World Charm
El Tovar was recommended to us by an American friend and it was what I was expecting when we arrived. Fascinating building but most importantly , it's right on the South Rim so you walk out the door and you are there. Magnificent. Restaurant food was good bit pricey but we expected that too.
legalfee from: Irmo, South Carolina
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 12, 2018 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Wow you can't get any closer to the Grand Canyon!
We drove down from Las Vegas and spent last Wednesday night at El Tovar for my wife's birthday. The room was small but comfortable. The El Tovar dining room restaurant was fabulous for both dinner and breakfast. The flourless chocolate cake was really good. I would go back but I don't know if we could stay for more than one night in a room that small.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Genene L from: Baltimore, Maryland
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 12, 2018 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
We visited the south rim in early December. Great time of year to avoid crowds. Holiday decorations and lit fireplaces created a warm atmosphere. At the time of reservation, I was told no Canyon-view rooms were available. However, several were at check-in. We splurged and were very pleased with our extravagant choice. As others have said, the facility could use a refurbishment, particularly for the prices charged. One person in our party had mobility problems and was switched to a first floor room - otherwise no elevators. But it is a unique, quirky property loaded with history, and conveniently located.
- Rooms: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
KeLarson from: Lake Forest, Illinois
Published Date: Dec, 11, 2018 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Right on the rim within walking distance of restaurants, shops and bars. History everywhere. Restaurants were good but require prior reservations. The rooms were clean and acceptable. Overall a nice ambiance and not too noisy.
Rekha L from: Paisley, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Dec, 10, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 2
Fantastic location but needs a big refurbishment!
We booked this hotel almost a year in advance as we were 8 of us. You can’t ask for a better location, just few steps from your room you are on the edge of the canyon! As it is the only hotel in side the park, it was very busy! Lobby and the public areas are very traditional old style which is lovely but needs refurbished. Carpets all over were so dirty, one can see staff can’t cope with the volume of folks coming to the hotel.our room was good size but again you don’t get that clean feel! At night we had booked our dinner at Hotels in house dinning room! Which was the biggest mistake! Service was terrible and food as bad as the service! One of our friends got pork chop which was dry and hard as a rubber, which was shown to the lady waiter but no apology or was offered something else. Charging fine dining prices and dishing out crap. We were not impressed.