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Kachina Lodge and El Tovar Dining

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Kachina Lodge and El Tovar Dining

Just in case anyone is wondering...

A couple times I tried to make advance dinner reservations for El Tovar for my August trip...Each time I was told you have to call back 30 days before the trip. Fair enough.

I counted backwards to 30 days exactly then called....I told the reservationist I had been counting the days to finally make this reservation. She was very nice and asked me where I was staying. I told her Kachina and she told me I could have made the reservation up to six months in advance.

It would have been nice if the other reservationists had not been so short with me when I called and just told me to call back later.

Anyway this reservationist, Patricia, was very helpful and she gets an A in my book. And yes, we got the time and date we wanted to boot.

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1. Re: Kachina Lodge and El Tovar Dining

Voyagereuse, did you by chance request a table by a window? If not, I suggest you do so. If I remember correctly, the only windows are on one end of the dining room, so a table in that area is a great location.

Do you know the history of Harvey Houses and that El Tovar was a Harvey House?

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2. Re: Kachina Lodge and El Tovar Dining

unfortunately, this is fairly typical of the service level at the south rim (same goes for Williams).

Try staying in Sedona or Flagstaff for higher levels of service.

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3. Re: Kachina Lodge and El Tovar Dining

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