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Address: 9 Village Loop Drive, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

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The El Tovar Hotel, also known simply as El Tovar, is a former Harvey House hotel situated directly on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States. The hotel was designed by Charles Whittlesey, Chief Architect for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway and was opened in 1905 as one of a chain of hotels and restaurants owned and operated by the Fred Harvey Company in conjunction with the Santa Fe railway whose Grand Canyon Depot was 100 metres (330 ft) away. It is at the northern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, which was formerly a branch of the Santa Fe. The hotel is one of only a handful of Harvey House facilities that are still in operation, and is an early example of the style that would evolve into National Park Service Rustic architecture. The Hotel is also featured in the 1983 film, National Lampoon's Vacation.


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El Tovar Hotel is a place in Grand Canyon Village in the country of United States. El Tovar Hotel is easily missed on a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

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  • We had a wonderful stay at the Lodge. The staff was very nice and accommodating. The food was excellent, however, after having reservations for 6 months and being informed that guest got seated before visitors, we were seated right in front of the kitchen. Not ideal celebrating our anniversary, but we enjoyed our stay.

  • I stayed at the grand canyon for 3 days. I had the pleasure of dining at the El Tovar Hotel once for dinner and once for lunch. For dinner I was not impressed. The service was slow (took over 2 hrs from our reservation time till we received the check) and the vegan dish that I ordered was quite bland. Lunch was much better. Normal service time and food was tasty, both the Navajo tacos and pastrami sandwich. The staff were always friendly and helpful

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  • Good food. My new York strip was done to perfect med rare. Didn't really like the glaze under it or the thick layering of seasoning on top. A good steak only really needs salt and pepper. Bit pricey but tasty. Everything on the rim is expensive though.

  • If you want to do Grand Canyon big you either gotta at least stay here for the night. If not I definitely recommend eating here and if you cant make reservations for dinner, go for breakfast! Everything on the menu is delicious and very affordable. My personal favorite is the Prime Rib Hash, my go-to everytime. So why not enjoy a nice stay and meal with a view? You are literally steps away from the rim. Service here is always Excellent and the staff everywhere you greets you with a smile and are always willing to help with any questions.

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  • We had breakfast one morning and it was very lovely. The food delicious and in good quantities and the more formal atmosphere was great. We make it a point to go there every time we visit the canyon for a meal.

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