This Arizona gem offers guests breathtaking views, short hikes to the Grand Canyon Village and The Grand Canyon Railway, that has sheltered many travelers. Hotel El Tovar sits upon the south rim of the Grand Canyon with original limestone/pine architecture in tact with a touch of modern. Designed by Charles Whittlesey, Chief architect for Tepeka, Santa Fe, Atchison Railway or best known for pioneering reinforced concrete.
Starting as a Harvey House, Hotel El Tovar has earned the name historic for being considered the most elegant hotel west of the Mississippi for more than a century and in 1987 being designated as a National Historic Landmark. Opening its doors in 1905 along the South rim of the canyon, the El Tovar was considered the epitome of opulence which targeted the elites within that time. Attracting people for over 100 years, the all star guest list includes Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Clinton, just to name a few, it was and continues to be one of the finest places to stay when visiting the Grand Canyon.
With its one of a kind architecture and design, every room throughout the hotel are completely different and were never made to be the same. It gave every guest a sense of exclusivity and importance, with each room offering a unique view of the Grand Canyon. Filled with its rich, timeless decor and an identity of its own, this hotel will definitely make you feel like you are experiencing a part of history.