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El Tovar Hotel
Ani K from: Davis, California
Published Date: May, 23, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
How can you review a dream come true?
We have dreamed of staying here and how can you review a dream? OK, it is expensive for the size of the room, but it was actually nicer than expected. The bathroom was clearly remodeled and was beautiful. Because my sister is disabled, we booked rooms on the first floor so we did not have to carry our luggage up the stairs. The bottom line is, if staying at El Tovar is on your bucket list, you will not be disappointed. If you want value for your money, then this is not the place for you.
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 3
- Service: 5
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 23, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
Not the Best
The location was wonderful! But, The front desk staff was terrible. A women named Linda working there yelled at me. The food was good, but very overpriced. The air vent was very loud so it was hard to sleep.
SCRedOne from: Hilton Head, SC
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 13, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
A must for your Grand Canyon visit
Very nice historic hotel. Be aware that there is no elevator so you will need to carry your bags up a number of stairs. You can walk 50 feet and be in the rim of the Grand Canyon. Room was very nice, it was clear the bathroom was renovated, the floors are heated. You need to make dinner reservations at least a month ahead. Dinner was excellent , however pricey. We stayed here in mid May so,the mornings were cool, the apparently don’t waste the heat in the morning in the dining room - be prepared.
Kim H from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 12, 2022 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Amazing stay at El Tovar Hotel!
Amazing stay at El Tovar Hotel; historic inn is quaint, clean and comfortable. Being so close to the canyon is worth the price versus staying in town; watched sunset at Hopi Point and sunrise at Mather Point - just beautiful!!! Restaurant served exceptional meals - indoor seating with view of the canyon! Excellent service. We couldn’t have asked for a better stay!
K B from: Lafayette, California
Published Date: May, 12, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Beautiful place, beautiful setting
This is probably the nicest and possibly most historic place to stay at the Grand Canyon so naturally the demand on it is huge. I felt lucky to get a room here even for 2 nights.
Unlike some people, I didn't find the furnishings old and decrepit nor the amenities lacking. Perhaps because we had a "deluxe" rather than "standard" room, it was a good size with 2 double beds, very comfortable and clean. There was an in room fridge.
I think we did luck out to get a "view" room overlooking South Rim. In addition, my husband asked at least 4 different times if we could stay an extra night in the same room and he was finally rewarded positively so we got to spend 3 nights here. Very lucky indeed.
All the staff we interacted with were friendly and helpful.
That being said, I can agree that parking nearby is difficult: there are no spaces reserved for Hotel guests. There are several other lodging accommodations in the near vicinity and presumably everyone staying around here needs parking. There is a Visitor Center and famous Mary Colter building all located near the same limited parking lot.
Dining is also difficult. The restaurant apparently takes reservations from anybody months in advance and there is no preference for guests staying at the hotel. The wait for those who don't have reservations is appx 2 hours and I personally didn't find it worth it so skipped eating at the "Fine Dining" place. There are lots of other places in the park to get snacks and drinks.
Grand Canyon park accommodation is in high demand and short supply and view places close to the "Village" and Canyon itself, even more so. So it is not at all surprising that people will be disappointed and that their expectations cannot be met.
- Rooms: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5