Grand Canyon Hotel

Discussion in 'The Travel Forum' started by pegmih, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. pegmih

    pegmih Well-Known Member

    El Toval Hotel.jpg 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.

    The hotel 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. It is at the northern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway.

    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.

    Have you ever been to or stayed at this hotel?
    I have.
  2. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

    We ate a lunch/brunch type meal here in the hotel restaurant in July 2012, but have not yet stayed here. They also have a cute little gift shop.

    We stayed overnight at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams and took the train into the GC the next day. We spent a little extra and booked the first class train car, (think it was the Yavapai sp?), in order not to be with a bunch a kids running up and down the train aisle. It was very nice and the children that were in the first class car were very well behaved.

    There are various package deals.

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