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This celebrated historic hotel located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon first opened its doors in 1905. The hotel was designed by Charles Whittlesey, Chief Architect for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. The Chicago architect envisioned the hotel as a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian Villa. This was done in an effort to appeal to the tastes of the elite from that era, who at the time considered European culture the epitome of refinement. El Tovar was one of a chain of hotels and restaurants owned and operated by the Fred Harvey Company in conjunction with the Santa Fe Railway. The hotel was built from local limestone and Oregon pine. It cost $250,000 to build, and many considered it the most elegant hotel west of the Mississippi River. In 1987 the Hotel was designated a National Historic Landmark. In the past, the hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Bill Clinton, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey.
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Opened in 1905, El Tovar Hotel is the oldest and most elegant hotel in the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. It became an instant attraction for visitors from all over the world, including President Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein and western author Zane Grey. We did
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Step back in time and stay at the El Tovar Hotel. Historic Inn from the early 1900’s where the first visitors stayed. The Grand Canyon is an outstanding wonder of the world! Everyone should view the wonder. The stay at the El Tovar will make the experience even greater!
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We spent 2 nights in the Fred Harvey Suite. We were told the hotel was going to be closed for renovations but they pushed it back and we were able to get a reservation. Our suite was wonderful and charming. The views off the balcony were awesome. It's pricey but worth it for a
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Rooms clean, bed fine. Some have great canyon views others nothing special at all. Heating fans and bathrooms poor but work. Often crowded because of location at the rim of the canyon. Well located to walk along rim and visit informative buildings. No reason for more then an
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My family and I spent one night here after Christmas. Winter time on the South Rim is great, especially if you’re planning to just stick to the Rim and Hermit Road. Being able to drive on the hermit road is great. You can do as much or as little waking as you’d like and tailor
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Old style ma vecchio
Stanza vecchiotta, peggio di un rifugio di montagna
View from my balcony, train tracks one side this stunning view the other guess which I prefered
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I don’t think they pick up from hotel- you’ll have to walk to bus stop (near ticketing canter). It’s not a far walk. Right outside of El Tovar are very beautiful views of Canyon. We walked to Angel Bright trail and hiked down a bit (trail is entrance is walking distance from El Tovar). Buses are free and will take you to various viewing areas. In my opinion, a paid tour is better because bus driver stays with you at each stop, explains a bit more, takes pictures for you, and is WAY more friendly that other buses (that take tourists around the rim).
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They are doing it very piecemeal and I think it will take them quite a while to do it. When we went back to our room to check out last week they suddenly had all the furniture from two rooms in the hall, dangerous situation as there was little room for us to get by it, and they were replacing the carpet. But from my experience with them I would not trust even if you asked fir and updated room that you would get it
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I would call and if possible get a room canyon view. I booked 13months ahead and did not know there were only 4canyon view rooms/suites. Beware. If you have someone in the next door room (we had room 6467) who is either on the phone or talking at 6am, it will sound like they are in your room. Though room and bathroom great.
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I don’t know about the Managers suite, but in December 2017 there was no water restriction or paper plates.
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"Book early and do not regret not staying !"
"Managers suites are best, others acceptable to sleep in"
"The rooms are small with queen size beds and no space to put a roller bed for a child, for instance."
"Get canyon view if possible."
"Canyon-view rooms, and end suites take the sting out of the high price."
US$209 - US$312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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