El Tovar Hotel
- Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona
El Tovar Hotel, the premier lodging facility at the Grand
Canyon, opened its doors in 1905 and was most recently
renovated in 2005.
In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as
Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane
Grey, and many others.
Today, El Tovar retains its elegant charm. Located on the
Canyon rim, it features a fine dining room (open for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lounge and curio shop with
newsstand. El Tovar offers its guests Concierge, turn-down
and room service and is a Registered National Historic
El Tovar Hotel has 78 rooms and suites, all with cable
television, telephone, full bath and air conditioning.
Standard rooms have one double, one queen, or two queen
beds. Deluxe rooms have either two queens or one king bed.
Suites have a bedroom with either two queens or one king
bed, and a sitting room, and some of the suites have a porch
All rooms are non-smoking. Some rooms and suites will
accommodate a rollaway bed, which would be subject to
availability and cannot be reserved. El Tovar has free,
self-parking. Room service is available during limited
hours. Lodging at El Tovar may be booked well in advance but
cancellations do occur. Visit during the winter months for
Grand Canyon Directions
Grand Canyon National Park is located in Northern Arizona. Grand Canyon
Village (South Rim) is located 60 miles North of Interstate 40 at Williams
via Highway 64, and 80 miles Northwest of Flagstaff via Highway 180. Only
ten miles from rim to rim as the crow flies, the North Rim is 215 miles
(about 4 1/2 hours) from the South Rim by car. Please watch for animals and
Please note that gasoline is only available inside of the park seasonally at
Desert View. Gasoline is available year-round, just outside of the park to
the South in Tusayan.
The Grand Canyon
Today the canyon is one of the world's most amazing natural wonders, where
people come from all over the world to marvel at its beauty and mystery. The
Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, between 4 - 18 miles (6.4 - 29 km)
wide and over a mile deep (1.6 km), which makes it the largest canyon on
land. Erosion is still occurring and will continue to do so, but at a much
slower rate than in the past. This is mostly due to the Glen Canyon Dam. The
dam is harnessing the hydroelectric power of the Colorado River, controlling
how much water is put in the river and filtering out much of the sediments
that erode before it hits the canyon.
The Grand Canyon National Park is a place of wonder and beginning, where
learning about our geologic past is being used to ensure a better future.
El Tovar Hotel
S Entrance Rd
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023